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Mastering UDK Game Development Hotsht by John P. Doran

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Setting up our IDE

There are two things required to use UnrealScript: source files and a compiler. UDK provides us with a way to compile the code, but we need some way to write code. Technically, all you need to create UnrealScript files for your project is a text editor of some sort, such as Notepad, and all of the code provided will work perfectly fine with it. However, programmers are inherently lazy, (otherwise we would still be writing in binary or assembly code) so over the years we have developed tools to make our lives easier. An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is one such piece of software that provides a lot of functionality to make programming a much easier and more enjoyable experience.

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