The free JsonNet asset is included within the Utility Modules, as certain modules use Json for file persistence or server communication. Json is an efficient text based format to save information with, much like XML, and is often used as a standard for communication from and to outside the game.
This Json serializer has slightly more options than the default Unity Json utility, and those options are used by other modules.
When using this module, make sure to Star this repository. I would appreciate it if you gave credits to Eric van Gastel somewhere in your product, but I won’t hold it against you if you don’t. That said; this module is not allowed to be sold anywhere!
There are two ways to install it, depending on your personal preference. By importing the Unity Package, or adding the Github Submodule.
If you want to add the module by importing an UnityPackage, you can get the package from two sources:
You can simply download and import the JsonNet.unitypackage into your Unity Project manually. (TODO: Add package release branch)
Or you can go to the JsonNet Asset Store page and download it from there. (TODO: Add AssetStore page)
You can setup a submodule in your repository, making it easier to stay updated with the latest version.
Before adding the submodule, you should prepare a few project settings within Unity to accommodate the new files. As a side effect, this will make it safer for you to use Github for your Unity project.
Go to Edit/Project Settings, then to the Editor tab. Swap Version Control Mode to Visible Meta Files, and Asset Serialization to Force Text. This will ensure all objects and references are pushed in a safe way, avoiding complicated conflicts in prefabs and scenes or loss of asset references.
Use the command line below to install the submodule into your github project.
$ git submodule add https://github.com/DuskModules/JsonNet Assets/DuskModules/1-UtilityModules/JsonNet
Demo & Documentation
There is an unity package available in the module folder called DemoPackages.unitypackage. Import the contents if you want to check out the demo scenes and examples of the module functionality. You can always delete the demo folders without causing conflicts or errors.
For more details on how to use the module, and what features it provides, check out the DuskModules website: https://sites.google.com/dusklightstudios.com/duskmodules/utility-modules/jsonnet
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