Tools

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Tools

A craftsman is only as good as his tools.

General

Basics

No questions asked - install all of them.

  1. Git for windows - base for code sharing
  2. Link Shell Extension - virtual folders for workspace setup
  3. Agent Ransack - file search
  4. Official A3 tools
  5. MikeRo's tools - tools for various arma formats
    1. Requirements:
      1. DePbo.dll - DePbo.XXX.Installer.exe
      2. deOgg.dll - DeOgg.XXX.Installer.exe
      3. Microsoft mfc dlls - download
    2. Minimum tool set:
      1. MakePbo - packing
      2. ExtractPbo - unpacking
      3. Eliteness - viewer
    3. Recommended additional free tools:
      1. MikeroUpdate - easy download and update
      2. ArmA3p - project drive setup (binarization and Buldozer)
      3. pboProject - binarization
      4. Rapify - required pboProject
    4. For details see: Mikero Tools wiki page
    5. Useful pro tools
      1. MoveObject - Adjust paths inside any .wrp, .rvmat, .pew, .p3d, .pbo or folder
      2. DeP3d - Inspect any .p3d file for errors, extract skeletons, extract .rvmats, list named selections and more
      3. ConvertWrp - Convert .wrp files to 4WVR, 8WVR, OPRW
      4. DePew - Extract object, template, and elevation information
      5. DeWrp - Lists objects and related data of any .wrp file
      6. DeRtm - Convert binarised rtm back to plain jane or to A3 format and more
      7. DeWss - Convert .wss, .wav and .ogg from any type to any other. Allows to resample files, play audio from original files or a conversion result and more
    6. For details see: Maverick Applications shop page

Code sharing

Recommended: Git GUI

Alternatives:

More: https://git-scm.com/download/gui/windows

Code editor

Recommended: Poseidon

Alternatives:

Search

Recommended: Agent Ransack

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Advanced Search and Replace

Recommended: PowerGREP

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File and folder comparison

Recommended: CompareIt - file only comparison Recommended: WinMerge (old)

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Mass file and folder rename

Recommended: Lupas Rename

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Checksum

Recommended: HashCheck Shell Extension

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Logs

Misc


Modding area specific

Missions


Scripts

  • AUSMD Editing Tool - combination of a few smaller programs that can help speed up some repetitive tasks by generating SQF code based on the parmeters you enter


Models


Terrains


Configs

  • configGenerator2 - speed up the development process of factions by automating a large portion of this process

Translation


Build