AresMUSH
A New Breed of MUSH Server

Create a Plugin Module

All plugins reside within their own Ruby Module, within the main AresMUSH module. There are special conventions around module names, as explained in Plugins, but generally it should be a capitalized name of your plugin folder.

The module must include two special methods - one to help the game find the plugin files, and another to tell it the plugin’s command shortcuts.

The create plugin script creates a file named aresmush/plugins/cortex/cortex.rb. It will have a module like the following with a few methods inside it, including these:

module AresMUSH
  module Cortex
    def self.plugin_dir
      File.dirname(__FILE__)
    end
    
   def self.shortcuts
      Global.read_config("cortex", "shortcuts")
    end
  end
end

We’ll add more code to this module later. For now it’s enough just to know it exists.

This article is part of the Creating a Plugin tutorial.