Manual/Studio Overview/Interface/Test

Studio Overview – Test Tab

The Test tab contains tools for gameplay testing.

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Sections and Tools

The Test tab includes the following sections and tools:

Simulation

The Simulation section allows you to start and stop the simulation of your game.

Icon Action Description
ST-Play.png Play Starts simulating the game and inserts your character. The dropdown lets you select either Play Here which simulates the game from the point you're currently viewing in the game editor window or Run which will start simulating the game without inserting your character.
ST-Run-Script.png Run Script Runs a Script located in a file on your local machine.
ST-Pause.png Pause Pauses the simulation of the game running but does not reset the state. Pressing Play, Play Here, or Run will resume the simulation.
ST-Stop.png Stop Stops simulation of the game and resets all Parts and Instances to how they were before Play, Play Here, or Run was pressed.
ST-Network-Simulator.png Network Simulator Lets you test network errors and issues.

Clients and Servers

The Clients and Servers section lets you run a more realistic simulation of the game by creating a virtual server and virtual clients to connect to it.

Icon Action Description
ST-Start-Server.png Start Starts up new sessions of Studio for the server and clients.
  • If the Local Server option is selected, a server session will be created. If None is selected, the Start button will only create players and add them to the currently running simulation.
  • Up to 8 players can be selected by choosing the desired option from the second dropdown.
ST-Cleanup.png Cleanup Closes all simulating client and server sessions of Studio.

Emulation

The Emulation section contains emulation options for testing in Studio.

Icon Action Description
ST-Emulator.png Emulator Toggles the Device Emulator, letting you see how your game will look on various devices like phones and tablets. Once in emulation mode, you can select from a variety of common devices and screen resolutions.

Audio

The Audio section contains audio-related options for testing in Studio.

Icon Action Description
ST-Audio-Disabled.png Mute Toggles whether in-game sounds play in Studio.

Analyze

The Analyze section contains analytical options for testing in Studio.

Icon Action Description
ST-Physics-Test.png Physics Toggles the Physics Analyzer, a tool used to detect and identify overconstrained systems in your game so that you can fix them. This is very useful when making vehicles and other mechanisms using default Roblox physics and joints.


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