While CCEmuX tries to be as approachable and intuitive as possible, there are times where things aren't as clear as they should be. This guide tries to walk you through setting up CCEmuX, as well as some useful things you can try.
# Downloading CCEmuX
The launcher will automatically download the latest version whenever the emulator is updated. You should get a notification when this occurs: the next time you run the emulator you'll be up-to-date again!
When you start CCEmuX, a single computer will be opened by default. From here you can do anything you might do within the game - edit files, paint a picture, play worm. This is fantastic, and often enough, but CCEmuX can do an awful lot more:
CCEmuX offers the ability to control the emulator by the
ccemux API and
command. We'll focus on the second of those, as it's a little more user friendly.
Don't feel like you have to remember any of this! The emulator is documented in game, so you can always run
help emuif you get stuck.
# Opening more computers
Sometimes you may want more than one computer. Maybe you need to test a chat program, or just want separate
emu open will open another emulator window with a fresh computer. You can also
pass in an ID of the computer you want to use.
Once you've finished running
emu close will close the current emulator window. Of course, you could
always just press the "X" button.
If you ever need to access a computer's filesystem, run
emu data. This will open CCEmuX's data directory in your file manager, from which you can access each computer, as well as CCEmuX's configuration files.
# Configuring the emulator
CCEmuX exposes many of ComputerCraft's built-in configuration options, as well as providing many of its own. While these can be changed by hand, it's often easier to use the built-in editor.
emu config to open the config UI. This has a list of every config option provided by
CCEmuX, as well as additional groups on the left. Settings are updated straight away, though some may not have
any impact until restarting the emulator.
If you're a little confused about what something means, just mouse over it. Most config options provide a tooltip which provides a more in-depth description of what it does.