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    Narrel is offline The Lord of the Rings Online Team
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    Exclamation How to use Lua UI plugins

    Howdy folks, just wanted to give you a quick rundown of how everyone can make use of Lua UI plugins within LOTRO. This is not a walk-through of how to create a plugin, this is just a walk-through of how to make use of existing plugins.

    Step 1, Exposing the plugins to your client:
    Navigate to your documents folder for The Lord of the Rings Online (for Windows XP users, this is usually " C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\My Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online" while for Windows Vista\7 Users, this is usually "C:\Users\<your user name>\Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online").

    Create a folder named "Plugins" inside of this folder. Place all plugins inside of this new folder (most plugins are organized into their own folder meant to go inside of the main "Plugins" folder).

    Step 2, Viewing the list of available plugins in game:
    In your client (once you have dropped the plugins into your new plugins directory), type the following command in your chat window to make sure the client has an up-to-date list of your available plugins:

    • /plugins refresh

    Next, type the following command to dump the list of all currently available plugins to your chat window:

    • /plugins list

    The list will show you all plugins that your client is currently capable of loading as well as any plugins you already have loaded. If the plugins you want to use are not listed there, make sure the plugins are properly located in the "Plugins" folder created in step 1. If they are still not showing in the list, try restarting your LOTRO client.

    Step 3, Loading your plugins:
    *Please note: You will have to do this step EVERY time you log in your character if you want to run your plugins. For the "BETA" release of the Lua plugin system, plugins cannot be set to automatically load upon logging in*

    Once the plugins you want to load are displaying in the list of available plugins seen in step 2, it is now time to load your plugin! To load a plugin, use the following command:

    • /plugins load <Plugin Name>
      • replace <Plugin Name> with the desired plugin's name as listed in the available plugins list from step 2


    If no errors are reported in your chat window, then you have successfully loaded the plugin and can now begin using/enjoying it! If script errors are reported in the chat window, then report them to the author of the plugin you tried to load.

    To unload plugins:
    Plugins are automatically unloaded when you log out but if for any reason you would like to manually unload a plugin you have running, you must use the unload command to unload all of your running plugins:

    • /plugins unload

    Please note, this command unloads ANY plugins you have running so at this stage of the system, once that command is used, you must then individually re-load any of the plugins you want to continue running.
    Last edited by Narrel; Sep 09 2010 at 11:28 AM.

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    Re: How to use Lua UI plugins

    When I got to load plugins in game is fails to load Turbine.Utils. I've heard this was a problem for other people and a download was necessary. Where can this download be located?
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    Re: How to use Lua UI plugins

    You need the example pack from here: http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.p...Lua-UI-scripts
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    Narrel is offline The Lord of the Rings Online Team
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    Re: How to use Lua UI plugins

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewtemup View Post
    When I got to load plugins in game is fails to load Turbine.Utils. I've heard this was a problem for other people and a download was necessary. Where can this download be located?
    Quote Originally Posted by InternetStupid View Post
    You need the example pack from here: http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.p...Lua-UI-scripts
    Like he said, you'll need to grab the example pack linked to in that post. Many plugin authors have made use of the example utilities we have made available so those plugins would require the example plugin pack before they can function. For the most part, authors should try to note if they are using our examples or the plugins of other authors just so everyone knows if there are any prerequisites.

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    Re: How to use Lua UI plugins

    Quote Originally Posted by Narrel View Post
    Like he said, you'll need to grab the example pack linked to in that post. Many plugin authors have made use of the example utilities we have made available so those plugins would require the example plugin pack before they can function. For the most part, authors should try to note if they are using our examples or the plugins of other authors just so everyone knows if there are any prerequisites.
    I'm a rank amateur at this kind of thing, so please bear with my n00b question. I went to the specified link to download the example pack and what I got was an html page with a bunch of code in it. How do I download this, do I copy it and put the file in my LotRO documents file or is my browser doing something weird? I'm using Firefox on a Windows 7 machine if that makes a difference. Thanks!

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    Re: How to use Lua UI plugins

    Right-click the link and choose Save Link As. You'll probably also need the 7zip program mentioned in the other thread to extract the file.
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