My scripts won't compile! Why?

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There are various possible reasons why your plotscripts might not compile. To figure out what the problem is, you have to be able to answer the question: what happens when you try?

Do you see an error message when you try to compile your script? What does the error message say?

Ask about it on the forums. Copy and paste the error message, or take a screenshot of it.

HSPEAK Problems[edit]

HSPEAK.EXE is the plotscript compiler. Errors that appear as white (or colored) text on a black command prompt window are most likely compiler errors.

HssEd Problems[edit]

HssEd is a script editor and front-end for HSPEAK. It is optional. You can write and compile scripts without using it.

File-System Problems[edit]

Other Errors[edit]

If you encounter an error message that is not listed here, feel free to add it to the list so a plotscripting guru can explain why it happens.