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This function is used to set the development mode. Setting development mode allows access to special commands which can assist with script debugging.

Development mode commands:

  • showcol: Enables colshapes to be viewed as a wireframe object.
  • showsound: Enables world sound ids to be printed in the debug output window.

Development mode functions:

  • debugSleep: Sets the freeze time for the client/server.


bool setDevelopmentMode ( bool enable, [ bool enableWeb = false ] )

Required Arguments

  • enable : A boolean to indicate whether development mode is on (true) or off (false)
  • enableWeb : A boolean to indicate whether browser debug messages will be filtered (false) or not (true)


Returns true if the mode was set correctly, false otherwise.


Minimum supported server 1.5.4-9.11305
Minimum supported client 1.1.1-9.03355
Note: Using this function requires the resource to have the above minimum version declared in the meta.xml <min_mta_version> section. e.g. <min_mta_version server="1.5.4-9.11305" client="1.1.1-9.03355" />


Example 1: This example would set the development mode of the client. Use /showcol [<0-1>] and /showsound [<0-1>] later to enable/disable respective functions.

addCommandHandler( "devmode",
function ()
    setDevelopmentMode ( true )

See Also