wurst.build file

Last updated: December 06, 2021
Author: Frotty

The wurst.build file

File Structure

The wurst.build file is a yaml file that must reside in the root of your project. The wurst folder should be right next to it. This file controls your project’s dependencies and how the map is configured upon a build task. Almost all values in this file are optional. Incomplete or invalid config will be completed by using the map’s existing configuration and default values. The schema is provided on project install for auto complete in vscode. You will also find a full example file below.

projectName: Escape Builder Reloaded
- https://github.com/wurstscript/wurstStdlib2
- https://github.com/frotty/frentity
  name: JustAnotherWurstMap # Name shown ingame, may be colored
  fileName: MyWurstMap # Name of the map file
  author: SomeWurstUser # Name of the author
    description: WurstScript powered! # The map's description
    suggestedPlayers: DefaultSuggestedPlayers # Hint text displayed in lobby
      model: MyModel.mdx # Use 'model' to specify a custom model as loading screen
      background: Generic # Use 'background' to use an existing loading screen
      title: DefaultTitle
      subTitle: DefaultSubtitle
      text: DefaultText
    hideMinimapPreview: false
    forcesFixed: false
    maskedAreasPartiallyVisible: false
    showWavesOnCliffShores: false
    showWavesOnRollingShores: false
    useItemClassificationSystem: false
  - id: 0
    name: DefaultPlayer
    race: HUMAN
    controller: USER
    fixedStartLoc: false
  - name: DefaultForce
    - 0
      allied: true
      alliedVictory: true
      sharedVision: true
      sharedControl: false
      sharedControlAdvanced: false


The project’s dependencies are listed at the top of the wurst.build file and downloaded when the project is installed using grill install. A dependency is a simple url to a public git repo, which can be pulled by the setup. Projects created by the setup include the standard library dependency by default: https://github.com/wurstscript/wurstStdlib2.

To add a dependency run grill install with a valid, accesible git repo url, e.g. grill install https://github.com/frotty/frentity. This will checkout the dependency locally and also add an entry to the wurst.build file.

The setup does no version locking for now, but this is planned for a future version. Transitive dependencies will not be resolved. You can target specific branches using a suffix, e.g. https://github.com/wurstscript/wurstStdlib2:pre1.29.

Build Map Data

Following the dependencies is the build map data, which offers most of the settings you would normally find in the Scenario Settings in the World Editor. Such as the description, players, forces and the loading screen. The configuration will then be applied to the input map of any run or build task of the project.