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PostPosted: 2016/09/21, 16:39 
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Hey :)

In this thread you can post your favorite game development tools.

Video / Animations
- Open Broadcast Software: Open Source streaming and screen recording software.
- VirtualDub: Video cutting and editing tool. A bit lacking on the import / export side, as well as UI stuff, but served me well enough so far.
- Blender: Free opensource 3d modelling programm
- Handbrake: HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
- DragonBones: 2D Skeletal Animation Solution (Freeware)[/i]
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8. Export restriction
User agrees not to use "software", any part thereof, or any of the software directly results of any applications or services export or re-export to any countries or regions outside of mainland China.

- Lightworks editor

Graphics
- Asesprite: animated sprite editor & pixel art tool (Commercial)
- Paint.Net: image and photo editing software (Freeware)
- Shoebox: Tool for editing sprites (Freeware)
- XnView: Versatile image viewer. Use it as the default application for just about opening anything 2D.
- GIMP: Free and open source image editing program.
- Krita: Free and open source sketching and painting program. I'd say it's a worthy competitor against Photoshop for that purpose.
- Bryce 7: Great landscaping program, why it costs moneynow is rather odd.
- Inkscape: A vector graphic editor software. Very good for game art, a lot of tutorials about it. (Free, Open-Source)
- Serif DrawPlus X6: Great tool for vectorial art on a budget. Has been upgraded to version X8. The free Draw Plus Starter is a great entry point.
- pyxel edit: pixel art editor designed to maketilesets, levels and animations

Sounds
- as3sfxr: generate sound effects (Freeware)
- Audacity: A free multi-track audio editor and recorder (Freeware)
- Freesounds.org:Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds.
- SunVox: A free "modular synthesizer with pattern-based sequencer", basically, a music composition software. It's quite powerful.
- Bosca Ceoil: Free tool to create music.
- LMMS: cross-platform tool for creating music (like Fruity Loops)

Programming
- Notepad++: Text editor of choice for me. You probably know this one already.
- SourceTree: Very nice Git client for Windows.
- ILSpy: Decompiler for the C# / .Net world. If you ever wondered how some C# / .Net library is implemented, this helps a lot. In a lot of cases, it can even create a full source project that you can modify and recompile afterwards.
- VS Code: Powerful and extendable cross-platform editor
- Visual Studio: A fully-featured, extensible, free IDE for creating modern applications for Android, iOS, Windows, as well as web applications and cloud services.

Websites
- Trello: Free project management tool

A BIG LIST OF TOOLS ON GITHUB
https://github.com/ellisonleao/magictools

How to contribute
If you have a software that you like to share with us, just create a new post in this thread. I will add it to the list.

Just leave the name, a link to the software, a short summery and the type of software (Freeware, Commercial, Shareware, ...) there.

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PostPosted: 2016/09/21, 19:35 
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Graphics
- XnView: Versatile image viewer. Use it as the default application for just about opening anything 2D.

Programming
- Notepad++: Text editor of choice for me. You probably know this one already.
- SourceTree: Very nice Git client for Windows.
- ILSpy: Decompiler for the C# / .Net world. If you ever wondered how some C# / .Net library is implemented, this helps a lot. In a lot of cases, it can even create a full source project that you can modify and recompile afterwards.

Recording
- Open Broadcast Software: Open Source streaming and screen recording software.
- VirtualDub: Video cutting and editing tool. A bit lacking on the import / export side, as well as UI stuff, but served me well enough so far.



@SirePi: Fully agree with stickying this thread.

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PostPosted: 2016/09/22, 11:30 
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Graphics:
- GIMP: Free and open source image editing program.
- Krita: Free and open source sketching and painting program. I'd say it's a worthy competitor against Photoshop for that purpose.

Sound:
- SunVox: A free "modular synthesizer with pattern-based sequencer", basically, a music composition software. It's quite powerful.
- Bosca Ceoil: Free tool to create music.


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PostPosted: 2016/09/22, 15:45 
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Most of the ones I use have been posted already, but here's my pick:

Bryce 7 - Great landscaping program, why it costs moneynow is rather odd.
Serif DrawPlus X6 - Great tool for vectorial art on a budget. Has been upgraded to version X8. The free Draw Plus Starter is a great entry point.

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PostPosted: 2016/09/22, 17:34 
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Please add for Krita that it's a nice free program for traditionnal animation too !


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PostPosted: 2016/09/22, 18:30 
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Jeap, Krita is added :)

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PostPosted: 2016/09/23, 11:31 
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Probably it's already obvious for someone that is coming to this forum but..
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PostPosted: 2016/09/24, 17:53 
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Aseprite is not really commercial, it's open source and if you don't want to help the developers by buying it, you can clone the repository and compile it.

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PostPosted: 2016/09/24, 18:49 
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RockyTV wrote:
Aseprite is not really commercial, it's open source and if you don't want to help the developers by buying it, you can clone the repository and compile it.
Apparently they're making future versions commercial. You can still get the latest open source version and compile it, though.

Reference link: https://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/commen ... rt_editor/


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PostPosted: 2016/09/26, 13:00 
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Inkscape

A vector graphic editor software. Very good for game art, a lot of tutorials about it. (Free, Open-Source)


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