Useful programs for creating and editing mods...

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Useful programs for creating and editing mods...

Postby Vice » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:24 pm

This post is to help others with finding useful tools in creating and editing mods for SW3DG games. These are programs that I use, so they are generally directly compatible with the various media formats used in my games.

Here is a link to the customizing kit itself for Evochron Legacy: http://www.starwraith.com/evochronlegac ... readme.htm

For image editing (PNG, JPG, BMP, etc):
NeoPaint for Windows - http://www.neosoftware.com/npw.html
Paint Shot Pro - http://www.corel.com/corel/product/inde ... ageCode=en

For image compiling/compressing to DDS:
The Compressonator - http://developer.amd.com/archive/gpu/co ... fault.aspx

For sound editing and creation:
GoldWave - http://www.goldwave.com

For in-game screenshot, video, and audio recording:
FRAPS - http://www.fraps.com

For 3D modeling:
Metasequoia - http://metaseq.net/english/

For quickly applying normals to models and UV editing:
Lithunwrap - http://www.sharecg.com/v/5169/Software- ... or-Windows
Commercial version (now named Ultimate Unwrap 3D):
http://www.unwrap3d.com/u3d/index.aspx

Video production and editing:
Vegas Movie Studio - http://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/
StarWraith 3D Games
www.starwraith.com | www.spacecombat.org
3D Space Flight and Combat Simulations
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Useful programs for creating and editing mods...

Postby Misunderstood Wookie » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:36 am

Texture Compression & Texture Maps
Nvidia .DDS Import/Export for Photoshop - https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-tex ... -photoshop (Use 64bit plugin for Creative Cloud!)
MindTex 2 - http://frozenflamecorp.com/site/pages.p ... &entryid=2 (Not Freeware)


Modeling
DirectX (.X) Mesh Viewer - http://dead-code.org/misc/DXViewer.zip
Blender - https://www.blender.org/

Text Editors
Sublime Text - https://www.sublimetext.com/ (My Personal Fav for coding)
Notepad++ - https://notepad-plus-plus.org/ (Recommend over Win Notpad)

Image Editing
GIMP - https://www.gimp.org/ (Best Freeware Editor)
Photoshop CC - http://www.adobe.com/au/products/photos ... 21083345:s (commercial tool)
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