There’s a common misconception within the ROBLOX developer community that leads people to believe that you can only write scripts in roblox studio. While this may be true for newer developers who need to see the explorer to see the layouts of objects in their game, if you’re already familiar with your game’s layout, you can write scripts “Blindly”, without the need for the explorer. I realised this, and managed to get alot more time in for game development by writing scripts on my phone!
I was able to get them done at a normal script writing rate, despite a family member needing my laptop, because I have a Type-C USB adapter for my laptop, and my phone uses a Type-C charging port, and my keyboard uses a USB that I put in the adapter. While most probably won’t be able to do this, if you can, connect your keyboard to your mobile device, it’ll help alot. If you can’t, no worries, you can still follow this tutorial. Open any of these following tabs to learn more:
Here are the apps I reccommend for editing and storing scripts:
Acode - powerful code editor: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foxdebug.acodefree&hl=en_GB
Dcoder, Compiler IDE: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paprbit.dcoder
Set your document’s name as '[Something].lua` to enable lua syntax highlighting
Clevnote (To save scripts): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dencreak.esmemo
You can email scripts on mobile to yourself when you’ve finished editing them
If you can’t get these, any notepad app will do, but you will have to use 4 spaces as indentation.
Remote Online Computer Scripting (Studioless)
Now, that’s mobile scripting sorted, but what about scripting on a remote computer that you can’t download ROBLOX studio on?
For that, I’d recommend this for editing: https://www.tutorialspoint.com/execute_lua_online.php
And this for saving: https://rextester.com/l/lua_online_compiler
To save, copy your script from tutorialspoint, paste it in rextester, then hit “Save It” at the bottom. Give it a name, then hit “Ok”, and when it gives you the new URL, note down the piece of the URL that comes after “rextester.com/”, preferably on paper, so you can access it from home. I’ve used this technique to write scripts in school during break, and it works very well, here’s the demonstration video:
Alright, you’ve reached the end! I hope this tutorial helps you with getting more scripting done, or maybe it’ll let you kill time on train journeys.