View Full Version : Your tools?

06-17-2007, 09:44 PM
What tools is everyone utilizing to create their LUA scripts, or sprites, or things of that nature? I just figured it'd be a good place for everyone to share what utilities and programs they use for creating everything that works with Novashell.

I'm developing on a mac, and here are my tools:

Smultron (http://smultron.sourceforge.net/) - nice open-source editor for XML/LUA scripting.
Photoshop / TheGimp (http://www.gimp.org/) - All-purpose graphics editing/creation. Handles PNG very well.
Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) - handy open-source audio editor. Works nicely with OGG.
Freemind (http://freemind.sourceforge.net) - very useful for visualizing story/concept ideas for games, character relations, etc - as well as a dozen other things.

I also have Maya and Blender (http://www.blender.org/) - but my expertise with these tools are severely lacking (reading up a bit on 3d modeling ;) ).

06-18-2007, 02:09 PM
Textwrangler for script
and Pixen for world tiles and other programmer art.

I plan on drawing up my final graphics in Expressions (it's like inkscape or illustrator) when I get past the first world (and all the scripting that entails.)

Photoshop is over kill for pixel art I find, but I think at the end I'll feed it all through it, as it is the app I am most comfy with.