From the Forum – Issue #180

From the Forum – Issue #180

Welcome to this week’s From the Forum. In this post, we highlight a few Corona Community Forums posts that cover important topics.

Console log themes

If you’re a Mac user, you can create custom themes for the Corona Console Log window. This is a somewhat hidden feature, but Corona developer @LeoApprope shared a custom theme with the community in this post.

The computed config.lua vs fixed config.lua

Understanding what the config.lua does for you can be intimidating for new and experienced Corona developers alike. Developers (including this one) always look for an answer they can write once and use repeatedly. This leads to various attempts where the config.lua just magically works, but there are no shortcuts here. This thread dives into the pros and cons of trying to find that perfect config.lua.

Math anyone?

I’ll never need to use algebra again“. Many people say that, but at the end of the day, if you’re going to be making games, you’re going to be using math. In this thread, what started as a simple “How do I aim and shoot?” question, led to a great discussion on how Corona treats coordinates and some example code for aiming and shooting too.

Do you have a particular forum thread that was helpful for you? Let us know about it! Email, put FTF: and the forum title in the subject, and include the URL in the email. We will consider adding it to an upcoming edition of From the Forum.

Rob Miracle

Rob is the Developer Relations Manager for Corona Labs. Besides being passionate about helping other developers make great games using Corona, he is also enjoys making games in his spare time. Rob has been coding games since 1979 from personal computers to mainframes. He has over 16 years professional experience in the gaming industry.

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