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Plugin Configuration

Interface ISettings
Availability Client and Server
Docs ISettings

There is a system in place that allows you to designate configurable values for a plugin or the component of a plugin.

Both of these methods use the ConfigAttribute. It is either assembly-level or class-level. If you put it on the assembly-level, if the plugin is included, the configurable item will show up. If you put it on a component (World, Environment, or Game Controller), the config item will only show up if that component is used.

Using the configuration

Let's say you have two config items. A world waterlevel, and an assembly-wide setting about difficulty.

In your assemblyinfo, put something like this:

[assembly: Config("difficulty", "Game difficulty", 1, Description="Sets the difficulty of the game")]

On your world, you might do something like:

[Config("waterlevel", "Water Level", 10)]
public class MyGenerator : WorldGeneratorBase {

To retrieve the value (whether set directly, or defaulting), you inject ISettings. eg, back to the World generator case:

public class MyGenerator : WorldGeneratorBase {
   private readonly ISettings _settings;

   private float _waterlevel;

   public MyGenerator(...) {
      _waterLevel = _settings.Get<int>("waterlevel");


The same applies to the difficulty.

Specifying settings on startup

For singleplayer, settings appear on the last screen of the New-Game configuration.

For multiplayer, there are two ways to introduce settings. - In your empeld.config file, add a bag entry for all settings. eg. bag=waterlevel:30,difficulty:0 - When you start the game add a --bag parameter, and do the same thing