The next thing to do is install the Dash Command Line Utility from
GitHub. On Windows,
simply run the installer. On other platforms extract the zip file, and link the
executable into somewhere in your path (NOTE: The
empty-game.zip file must
remain alongside the executable).
That’s it! You’re ready to start making games with Dash.
Creating an empty project is as easy as running
dash create ./path/to/project.
If you’ll be committing the empty project, it is suggested that you add the
flag to the
create command to add a
.gitkeep file in each empty folder.
This will set you up with all of the folders you need to run the game, as well
as a blank game script. Here’s what all the folders are for:
|Binaries||This is where the compiled executable for your project goes. You shouldn’t need to change anything in here.|
|Config||This is where your config files go (
|Materials||This is where your materials go. These are YAML objects which define what textures to place on objects for which role. You can learn about them here.|
|Meshes||This is where all of your exported meshes go. You can find a list of supported formats here.|
|Objects||This is where all of your object definitions go. These are YAML objects that place things in your world. You can learn more about them here.|
|Prefabs||This is where all of your prefab definitions go. These are YAML objects that allow you to create
|Scripts||This is where all of your scripts go. You should have one that manages the game itself, and then one for every component you define. You can learn more about them here.|
|Textures||This is where all of your textures go. You can fine a list of supported formats here.|
|UI||This is where all of your UI files go. You can learn more about UIs here.|