LUA script support in standalone client

Case number:845813-990053
Topic:Game: Tools
Opened by:tyler0911
Status:Open
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 17:41
Last modified:Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 22:06

Hi.
I am a pretty frequent user of the standalone foldit client, as well as an avid user of the regular foldit client. I find when folding on the standard client, i use a LOT of recipes to get my score where i want it. However, i can't use these scripts in the standalone client. I would like to either have access to my scripts in the standalone client, or know how to use the lua terminal, as when i put foldit lua commands into the terminal, i get an error message.

Thanks in advance,
Tyler

(Sun, 07/24/2011 - 17:41  |  7 comments)


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Also moving (enabling?) lua console to game client would be cool.

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As you all know, our resources are very limited.
Nobody is currently working on the standalone version of Foldit, which is why it is such an old version.

We could work on adding in functionality to the standalone but unfortunately that would take away resources that are used to run/improve the game.

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What is the standalone client used for? It doesn't run the puzzles, does it?

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This reminds me of a related issue in reverse:

Since the stand-alone client has a command line option, would it be possible to incorporate it into foldit (with reduced functionality if necessary) as well? This would be very useful for running scripts with variable parameters.

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infjamc, I'll let Seth answer your question.

B_2,
The stand-alone client has absolutely no connection to the game in any way.

It's purpose is solely as a protein manipulation tool, basically anyone that currently uses PyMol or Rasmol (or any other protein viewer) can instead use the Foldit standalone to load in proteins to view and manipulate them.

Everyone doing protein design in the Baker Lab, for example, uses Foldit instead of PyMol because they don't have to run Rosetta, open the outputted structure in PyMol and then run Rosetta again... it can all be done in Foldit.

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How does one acquire the Foldit standalone client?

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http://depts.washington.edu/uwc4c/express-licenses/assets/foldit/

It is available for free for non-commercial users.

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