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Question What is the best way to include a node module into Unity WebGL?

Discussion in 'WebGL' started by tinahoeflich, May 19, 2023.

  1. tinahoeflich


    May 19, 2023
    I have to include a node module into my Unity WebGL Project.
    is not possible in .jslib files, (it will throw a
    ReferenceError: require is not defined
    ) what is the best way to stil include a node module?

    I have been researching for days now and can't seem to find a proper way to do it, so I would really appreciate if someone can help me on this.
  2. CodeSmile


    Apr 10, 2014
    Perhaps this video helps?

    I have no exp with NodeJs but since NodeJS is a server technology you cannot embed it into your Unity app or its JS wrapper. Unity WebGL runs in the browser, it's basically a client/remote service/program that somehow needs to communicate with the NodeJS server interface.

    I would first try to approach it the common way web services "talk" to each other, via POST/GET using Unity's WebRequest API.

    You can also make calls to Javascript using the C# interface. Here's more info but it may be outdated. Calling your own javascript from C# means you can then route calls to the NodeJS lib and back to Unity, but I would advise that only if you are more comfortable within the JS world or if it's technically required to have that JS interface for some reason.
    Last edited: May 19, 2023