Great Scott - the future has arrived! 3.0.1703 Beta is here


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Fasten your seat belts and charge your flux capacitors—the update you have been waiting for has arrived! We’ve added a load of cool new features that integrate SkookumScript with the Unreal Engine more smoothly and deeply than ever!

New features

  • &raw data member annotation allows native access to Blueprint variables, as well as other variables stored in engine objects (such as Actor or World objects). For example, if you create a Blueprint variable named Wing Color, it is automatically declared for you in SkookumScript as @wing_color and you can read it and assign to it as you would to any other SkookumScript variable
  • SkookumScriptGenerator now generates &raw data members for UObject properties (and no longer exports setters and getters)
  • auto-generation of a SkookumScript class for each Blueprint in a project: the plugin generates an overlay Project-Generated with raw data member information for each Blueprint class. For example, if you create a Blueprint named Hero, a SkookumScript class Hero will be instantly created, ready for you to add your Hero-specific methods and coroutines
  • when you rename a Blueprint, its corresponding SkookumScript class is automatically renamed; when you delete a Blueprint, its corresponding SkookumScript class is automatically deleted
  • SkookumScript methods and coroutines are now exposed to Blueprint event graphs via &blueprint annotation. By placing a &blueprint annotation in front of the parameter declaration of the method or coroutine you want to expose, you now have full control over which functions and events you want to have available for placement in a Blueprint event graph
  • exposed SkookumScript methods and coroutines now appear with fully qualified names in the Blueprint event graph
  • Blueprint-exposed methods and coroutines can be placed in any SkookumScript class you wish (well, any class related to the class of your Blueprint, such as a super class, the Blueprint class itself, or classes that derive from it). In previous releases this was only available for UE4 engine classes.
  • coroutines can now be exposed to Blueprint event graphs. When a function node is executed in your graph, its associated coroutine is started. (The old way of method and coroutine invocation via the SkookumScript component has been removed)
  • SkookumScript IDE button in the level editor that brings up the SkookumScript IDE (and launches and connects or reconnects runtime to the IDE as needed)
  • SkookumScript button on the Blueprint editor toolbar (UE4.9 and up) that detects the currently selected node and instructs IDE to browse to it if a SkookumScript-equivalent method or coroutine exists
  • faster launch
  • on-demand SkookumScript compiled binary reloading when changes are made to Blueprints that affect the SkookumScript class hierarchy
  • enhanced support for UE4 integers of all sizes (signed and unsigned)
  • more concise code. The following have been renamed:
    GameplayStatics to GameLib
    KismetMathLibrary to MathLib
    KismetSystemLibrary to SystemLib
    KismetArrayLibrary to ArrayLib
    KismetGuidLibrary to GuidLib
    KismetInputLibrary to InputLib
    KismetMaterialLibrary to MaterialLib
    KismetNodeHelperLibrary to NodeLib
    KismetStringLibrary to StringLib
    KismetTextLibrary to TextLib
    VisualLoggerKismetLibrary to LogLib
    DataTableFunctionLibrary to DataLib
    HeadMountedDisplayFunctionLibrary to VRLib
  • support for FVector_NetQuantize and FVector_NetQuantizeNormal
  • fixes for stepwise debugging
  • cleaned-up expression highlighting for guides, breakpoints and stepwise debugging
  • breakpoints are now retained in the IDE after a recompilation
  • IDE reports the number of data members in the status line
  • Apple tvOS support at SkookumScript-level
  • support for Unreal Engine 4.9.2 and 4.10.0 Preview 2
  • many more fixes and enhancements

Please tell us (on this forum) if you encounter any glitches or have trouble setting up or running this update!

How to get the new beta release into your megalomaniacal clutches

If you are signed up for our closed beta, simply click here for further download instructions. If you are not signed up yet, join our closed beta now!

Enjoy!


Newsflash: 4.9.1 support and vastly improved Blueprint integration coming up
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3.0.1703 Beta download instructions