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Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-08-30 UTC

I'm quite interested by this possibility as I understand that this is a way to get rid of the creation of new sets.

It doesn't get rid of the creation of new sets. It just changes how you make them. Instead of writing a PHP file and having it put in the /play/pbm/sets/ directory, you can create a set using the GAME Code language.

However, I'm not very skilled in coding, I mean less than you all, and I don't understand everything. Is there any example in some files?

The only example is in comment 42275 on the Developer's Guide page. But this is an example of creating five different sets that each have only the standard Chess pieces in them. If you understand how it works, then you may be able to adapt it to create a set for a specific game. However, I might need to add some details to it to handle pieces that do not match up with pieces already in the set it is loading before running GAME Code.

Instead of creating a new set from scratch, you may prefer to work with an existing set that happens to include everything you need, then use the update-piece-set subroutine to define a new set in terms of it.


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