BabeLua - Code+Debug Love2D with VisualStudio

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BabeLua - Code+Debug Love2D with VisualStudio

Post by SiENcE » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:50 pm

I stumbled over Babelua few weeks ago. I tried it and now I'd like to share my experience.

I tested it with Löve and syntax highlight and debugging with breakpoints works great. Now that MS made VIsual Studio 2013 CE available for "free", it's an real alternative to Zerobrane Studio.

Both have neat features, but when you compare Babelua+VS2013 to Zerobrane Studio, I would say, debugging works much more robust. On the other side Zerobrane Studio has livecoding, but personally it's not really usefull like the way it's working. So this is no pro for me.

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https://babelua.codeplex.com/

Features

Debugger:
deeply integrate into visual studio. run debugger/set breakpoint/watch variable/call stack and so on, just like use native debugger.

Editor:
code highlight and auto completion;
syntax error check;
lightweight project management;
preview file outline and jump;
list token references quickly;
object-oriented model support;
Formatting code;

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Re: BabeLua - Code+Debug Love2D with VisualStudio

Post by Doctory » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:55 pm

ive tried it, but it didnt want to install. do you know how to install it?!
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Re: BabeLua - Code+Debug Love2D with VisualStudio

Post by SiENcE » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:12 am

After you installed BabeLua on Windows 7,8,10 you need to start Visual Studio as Administrator (only first time after Babelua installation!). It's because something must be copied into the Visual Studio Directory.

You also need to have VS2013 (CE) installed with "Visual Studio SDK".

Otherwise just ask in thier support forum -> https://babelua.codeplex.com/discussions

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Re: BabeLua - Code+Debug Love2D with VisualStudio

Post by Doctory » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:44 pm

ah, i have vs 2012. thanks for the info.
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Re: BabeLua - Code+Debug Love2D with VisualStudio

Post by SiENcE » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:53 pm

For VS2012 just grab the right package. But I cannot help with VS2012, as I have only VS2013. But I def. recommend this.

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