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love-console

Features

  • Activate and deactivate the console with the ~ key.
  • Use the left and right arrows to navigate the cursor.
    • alt-left and alt-right navigate by word.
    • ctrl-left and ctrl-right navigate to the end of the line.
  • Evaluate both expressions and statements.
  • Use the up and down arrow keys to access history.
  • Use _ to access the last returned value, and last to access all of the last returned values as a table.
  • Use ctrl+ and ctrl- to change font size.
  • Type clear to clear the console.
    • Add custom commands to console.COMMANDS.
  • Use console.ENV to expose objects to the REPL.

Integrating the Console

local console = require "console"
love.keyboard.setKeyRepeat(true) -- Not required.

function love.keypressed(key, scancode, isrepeat)
  console.keypressed(key, scancode, isrepeat)
end

function love.textinput(text)
  console.textinput(text)
end

function love.draw()
  console.draw()
end

-- This function is run when the user types "save" into the console.
console.COMMANDS.save = function()
  -- Example: save game state
end

-- This table is available as "player" in the console scope.
console.ENV.player = {x = 100, y = 5}

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An easy to integrate in-game console for Love2D games.

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