By Paul Emmerich

If you play international of Warcraft, likelihood is you recognize what lethal Boss Mods is: it is the most generally downloaded amendment on hand for global of Warcraft, thought of required software program for plenty of specialist raid guilds, and arguably the most well-liked sleek online game mod in history.

Paul Emmerich, the writer of lethal Boss Mods, will take you from beginner to elite together with his approachable, updated consultant to construction accessories for the most well-liked game in historical past. utilizing the strong Lua scripting language and XML, you are going to easy methods to construct and replace strong mods that may essentially remake your international of Warcraft adventure and introduce you to the sphere software program development.

Beginning Lua with international of Warcraft Add-ons teaches you the necessities of Lua and XML utilizing fascinating code examples for you to run and observe instantly. you will achieve competence in Lua specifics like tables and metatables and the relevant nature of Lua as a scripting language. extra complex innovations like dossier endurance, errors dealing with, and script debugging are made transparent as you research every little thing in the primary, fascinating context of creating instruments that paintings in Azeroth.

You'll not just study all in regards to the international of Warcraft application programming interface and programming, and achieve coding abilities that may make all of your on-line acquaintances imagine you are a coding god, but in addition achieve hands-on Lua scripting event that can translate into an exhilarating activity within the online game industry!

What you’ll learn

  • See tips to software Lua utilizing uncomplicated and complex ideas acceptable to WoW and online game coding.
  • Explore the original layout, modeling, and workflow constraints of game mod makers from considered one of its so much profitable practitioners.
  • Become the good personality in your server–with instruments and scripts that may make your folks gasp.

Who this ebook is for

This e-book is for global of Warcraft avid gamers, builders, and mod makers who are looking to tips on how to application accessories in Lua and XML, both to profit Lua or to enhance their online game event. operating coders who have no idea Lua and need to profit approximately this fascinating, well known scripting language also will benefit.

The complex fabric during this e-book can also be important to these with global of Warcraft addon programming adventure, so earlier programming adventure is a bonus, yet no longer a requirement.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting begun
  2. Lua fundamentals 
  3. Using the WoW API to Create a "Hello, international" Mod
  4. Working with online game occasions
  5. Using XML and Frames
  6. Advanced Lua
  7. Using complicated Lua to increase the Texas Hold’em Poker Add-on
  8. Building a Poker video game purchaser with Add-on communique
  9. Using the wrestle Log to construct a Cooldown display screen
  10. Using Libraries
  11. Working with safe Templates
  12. Macros
  13. Tips, methods, and Optimization
  14. Other makes use of for Lua

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