As of v0.0.2, this extension also provides default tasks for building code (ucc make), and running the Unreal Editor. If your game project uses the 'standard' unreal 1/2/3 paths 'System/UCC.exe' and 'System/UnrealEd.exe', then they will be picked up automatically, and you can run them with the >Run Tasks command.
Note that as most versions of UCC will not automatically detect changes to rebuild a package (.u) file, simply running the UCC make task will not build your new code -- you must delete or rename the System/PackageName.u file before UCC make will rebuild the code.
Building UnrealScript code packages
See [https://wiki.beyondunreal.com/Legacy:Compiling_With_UCC] for troubleshooting. Make sure that your game's INI file has your package name listed in the EditPackages lines, and that you do NOT have a System/YourPackageName.u file present. Use "Run Tasks" then select ucc make.
Running the UnrealEd editor
If your game project has an editor installed as System/UnrealEd.exe then you can run that from VS Code using "Run Tasks" then select UnrealEd.
Troubleshooting problems with UnrealEd or UCC tasks
Some games may have shipped with alternate configurations for use with the Editor or UCC, and require running a separate batch file or adding command line parameters to use their editor or UCC package properly.
An example for a game such as Land of the Dead, which provided a separate set of INI files to use for the editor might be, setting up a .vscode/tasks.json file which contains:
Game and server launch tasks
While these are not presently auto-detected (there is no universal .exe name for game mode, nor an obvious way to detect if a game has support to be run as a server), you can launch the game from a custom task:
or to launch a dedicated server
... refer to your specific game for possible additional command lines that may be used. An example for Land of the Dead might be:
It is not likely that this extension will ever support debugging, however it may be possible with Unreal 3/UDK, and there may be other games that did support debugging. You can, still, however, setup VS Code's debug launcher system to launch instances of your game.
If someone wants to attempt to work out how to actually debug UnrealScript in UDK, or interface with older engine debug tech, you might start at https://api.unrealengine.com/udk/Three/DebuggerInterface.html
UnrealScript language support for VSCode
While UnrealScript is not really in use anymore, there are still a lot of modders out there that are probably using it. I occasionally need to dig through some old UnrealScript code, and doing it without code highlighting support is pretty obnoxious. So, I've taken the Java language file (some people may remember that UnrealScript is sort of derived from Java) and added it to the language support as UnrealScript for .uc files.
I would be happy to accept any pull requests, if there's anyone out there that understands the .tmLanguage.json files, and has knowledge of UnrealScript to improve the grammar. I took a couple of stabs at it, but it's not really something I have time to mess with.
Good luck! Enjoy! Be Awesome!