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Configuration and easy access to key artefacts

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Introduction

SteamSettings is the root of Heathen's Steamworks.
You can edit the existing Steam Settings included with the Demo Scenes or create your own Steam Settings in your Project tab by right clicking and selecting Create > Steamworks > Settings
SteamSettings inherits from ScriptableObject, which means it can be referenced at development time and across all scenes without the overhead a MonoBehavior brings with it. In addition the SteamSettings object includes static references to the active Steamworks Behaviour, Client settings DLC, Stats and Achievements and most other referenced artefacts.
There are three ways to interact with and access the most important parts of SteamSettings at runtime.

SteamSettings.current

public static SteamSettings current;
This is a static reference to the initialized SteamSettings object. It gets initialized when the Init Method gets called by the Steamworks Behaviour component.

SteamSettings.Client

public static GameClient Client => current.client;
This is a static reference to the initialized SteamSettings.GameClient. The GameClient member provides easy access to features and systems relevant for your "client", that is the application the end user is actually playing e.g. your game. This would include features such as overlay, friends, clans, stats, achievements, and more.

SteamSettings.Server

public static GameServer Server => current.server;
This is a static reference to the initialized SteamSettings.GameServer. The GameServer member in contrast deals with the configuration of Steamworks server related features, and only comes into play for server builds.
This and its related functionality is stripped out of the compile on client builds. That is this code will not compile and will not be available for use in normal / client builds.

Definition

public class SteamSettings : ScriptableObject

Fields and Attributes

Current

public static SteamSettings current;
A static reference to the currently initialized Steam Settings object.

Behaviour

public static SteamworksBehaviour behaviour;
A static reference to the Steamworks Behaviour that initialized the Steam API and is managing the Steam update loop.

Leaderboards

public static List<LeaderboardObject> Leaderboards => get;
A static reference to the collection of leaderboard objects being managed by the system.

DLC

public static List<DownloadableContentObject> DLC => get;
A static reference to the collection of downloadable content objects being managed by the system.

Stats

public static List<StatObject> Stats => get;
A static reference to the collection of stat objects being managed by the system. This includes both Int and Float based stats.

Achievements

public static List<AchievementObject> Achievements => get;
A static reference to the collection of achievement objects being managed by the system.

Application Id

public static AppId_t ApplicationId => get;
A static reference to the App ID recorded for the active settings object.

Has Initialization Error

public static bool HasInitalizationError => get;
A static valid indicating rather or not the API experienced an error on initialization.

Initialization Error Message

public static string InitalizationErrorMessage => get;
If initialization had an error a message will be available in this field indicating what or why.

Initialized

public static bool Initialized => get;
A static value indicating rather or not the Steam API has been initialized.

Client

public static GameClient Client => get;
A static reference to the active client tools and features if available. Note it is possible to have this stripped out of compilation for server builds.

Server

public static GameServer Server => get;
A static reference to the active server tools and features if available. Note it is possible to have this stripped out of compilation for client builds.

Events

evtSteamInitalized

occurs when steam initializes, This event handler does not take any arguments
private void HandleSteamInitialized()
{
if(StemSettings.Initialized)
;//Yep
else
;//Should never happen but no not working
}

evtSteamInitalizationError

occurs when steam initialization has an error, This event handler provides a string message indicating the likely problem or response from Steam.
private void HandleSteamInitializeationError(string errorMessage)
{
//Steam API cannot initalize and the message says why
}

Methods

Init

public void Init()
Initializes the Steam API based on the configuration settings defined in the settings object.

Create Behaviour

public void CreateBehaviour(bool doNotDestroy = false);
Used to create a SteamworksBehaviour at run time if required. If one is already present this will do nothing.
public static void CreateBehaviour(SteamSettings settings,
bool doNotDestoy = false);
Static version of CreteatBehaviiour