|Tools you can't go without|
|Amrazek||Does the title ring a bell for anyone? I sure love using a program called TerraGen... Makes those logo shots a snap [:)]
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|Eric Coleman||the water looks amazing.. I can't wait till hardware can do stuff like that in real time|
|Rag on a Stick||If AutoComplete is a tool, then I can't live without it :), same as "Definition"... and Comment Block and its cousin Uncomment Block :) For stuff outside VB... Paint is pretty nifty :), as are a bunch of my own tools that I'm using which would have almost zero use outside my game :)|
|Amrazek||When hardware becomes that good, nobody will ever know what the sun looks like [:)]|
|Itay Sagui||My best friend is NotePad.... Nothing like it...|
|Brykovian||I *really* like Inno Setup ([url]http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php[/url]) to package my install files. Nice compression and single-EXE compiling. And when you use the IStool (look in the "Third-Party Files" area) it writes the complie script for you. Quite a nice free tool. -Bryk|
|Eric Coleman||That Inno Setup program is really nice. I've been using the (yeah, go ahead and laugh) package and deployment wizard that ships with visual studio. I've also looked into using the setup program from [url="http://www.nullsoft.com/"]nullsoft[/url], but its really complicated, and I haven't had time to learn the cryptic scripting language. This Inno Setup program is shibby, very shibby.|
|Peter||Yes, custom tools are good, albeit a pain in the ass to program ;) The Alpha 7 weapons editor alone is nearing 1000 lines of code and that is only 1 out of 5 big tools + around 4 misc tools to make production easier.|
|Excaliber||I like clickteams install maker, and their patch maker. The only gripe is the plug for their company at the end (for the free version anyways). Oh well.|
|Almar Joling||Paint Shop Pro is also very handy as well for me :). Loads quick, and has a lots of features, and I still have to learn half of them. "related documents" (of VB) in combination with notepad :)|
|cbx||I was just browsing the fourms and came upon this "Tools you can't go without" topic, and thought I would take the oportunity to pimp my own tools.
I am currently working on 3 projects actively. As well as an infinite number of others that I have either dropped or put on hold.
1: DX9Tools. I am currently working on DX9Tools Release 4.
2: CommonCBX.NET. I am currently working on CommonCBX.NET Release 3.
3: GameTools.NET I am currently working on GameTools.NET Release 2.
All three libraries are written in vb.net.
For more info on these projects goto my web site at [url]http://www.createdbyx.com/[/url] and select the development section.