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What Tools do you use?

Postby Jumper » Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:27 pm

Hello everyone.
Recently, I've looked to see if there's a topic that asks users what tools they used, and I came up empty-handed.
And that leads to this topic in question: what tools do you use?

Of course, it doesn't have to be in a specific field (or even involving SMBX); whatever you use commonly is fine enough.

I'll start.
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In general, I use Paint.Net, Aseprite (Trial), and yy-chr for ripping, or modifying already existing graphics. Other programs I've used is Gimp, and MS Paint (although I don't use Gimp as much, and I only used MS Paint for prototyping).
Audio Creation/Modifications: show
I have used Audacity when it comes to creating, or modifying sound/music. I haven't done much Audio Manipulation as I have with Graphics, but I still use it occasionally.
Programming: show
I commonly use Notepad++ not just for Programming, but in general use as well.
Game Engines: show
Besides Moondust (aka: Default SMBX 2.0 Editor), I have also used Godot to try and create games, regardless if it's fanmade or indie. I'm going to be honest, I haven't done much, as I'm still learning how it works.
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2-SMB3 graphics are the answer to life
3-If you don't use SMB3 graphics you don't know how to make levels
4-SMB3 graphics are the most important thing to have in your level
5-SMB3 graphics were so loved that someone said they were overrated and this person died 1337 times and became a SMB3 graphic. We could make a religion out of this.

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Re: What Tools do you use?

Postby Itz_Show_Time » Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:58 pm

For graphics, I have always used Aseprite. I also feel like getting started with paint.net.

For audio, I use Audacity too when it comes to small edits. I have also experienced with FL Studio 20, and even made some short simple tracks with it
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Re: What Tools do you use?

Postby Krakin » Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:22 pm

I use paint.net and Pixlr, I really want to get Photoshop and other Adobe programs that I've used for school, but those cost money that I currently don't have. For editing videos, I use to have a cracked version of Sony Vegas Pro on my old laptop that may or may not still work, but recently I've been using a combination of a couple free online video diting sites like clipchamp and flixier, some free screen capture software, and some video cropping sites as well. Recurring word here is "free", lol.
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Re: What Tools do you use?

Postby MrPunchia » Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:21 pm

avidemux to crop and export part of a video/recording i want to show by itself

sony vegas pro 12 for more nuanced video editing

paint.NET to edit and create images/textures/graphics

notepad++ for all my programming/scripting/coding

famistudio for creating chiptunes

blender for creating 3d models

I also use various tools to assist in conveying information when I speedrun games
obs studio for my streams/raw recordings of gameplay

livesplit to track the time of a speedrun and other various statistics

retrospy, along with some arduino hardware, to visualize the inputs i perform on a controller in real time
i can currently do this for playstation 2 and wii

avidemux, again, for determining the precise timing of speedruns down to the exact frame
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Re: What Tools do you use?

Postby Wohlstand » Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:05 am

Besides Moondust (aka: Default SMBX 2.0 Editor)
Moondust is not a "Default SMBX 2.0 Editor", it's a fully standalone and independent project that contains many programs for various purposes (there are Moondust Devkit and Moondust Engine runtime parts). The SMBX2 keeps using the Moondust Devkit for Editor and a whole bunch of helper tools included.

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Okay, now I'll answer the topic question:
Graphics: show
I do use many tools, often use GIMP for tweaks and mods, and for some painting too, Inkscape for the vector graphics, etc.
Audio and music: show
To modify various audio files I do use Audacity. In the past, I used the SoundForge 6. For MIDI music I do use Sekaiju MIDI editor, I do really like this editor, and I started to use it instead of the very ancient Cakewalk Sonar 1.3 I had to use since my childhood. However, it's pretty old and lacks a lot of things. Sometimes it won't open a lot of MIDI files. Sekaiju wins, it opens these broken files very quickly and perfectly.
Programming: show
My favorite IDE is the Qt Creator I do use for a long time for general C++ development. At the same time, I do use a lot of JetBrains IDEs too (Clion, PyCharm, WebStorm, PhpStorm, DataGrip) and Android Studio, however, if I had the low-end computer, I damning the world because of so heavy IDEs written in Java, as they eat the whole RAM making the computer stuck. I do also use Xed and VisualStudio Code for side things. I often use virtual machines like VirtualBox and VMWare Player to run other operating systems and debug the stuff on them. In some cases, I do use IDA to extract various tricky things.
Game Engines: show
For SMBX and related stuff, I do use Moondust and TheXTech. I do also use GZDoom to play and tweak Doom-related stuff. I do also trying to mod/tweak some other games I played in the past.
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Re: What Tools do you use?

Postby Jumper » Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:07 am

Wohlstand wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:59 am

Moondust is not a "Default SMBX 2.0 Editor", it's a fully standalone and independent project that contains many programs for various purposes (there are Moondust Devkit and Moondust Engine runtime parts). The SMBX2 keeps using the Moondust Devkit for Editor and a whole bunch of helper tools included.
My apologies; I associated it with SMBX 2.0, since it's the editor that SMBX uses (currently). Thanks for the correction, Wohlstand.
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thehelmetguy1 wrote: True rules of SMBX:
1-SMB3 graphics ftw
2-SMB3 graphics are the answer to life
3-If you don't use SMB3 graphics you don't know how to make levels
4-SMB3 graphics are the most important thing to have in your level
5-SMB3 graphics were so loved that someone said they were overrated and this person died 1337 times and became a SMB3 graphic. We could make a religion out of this.

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Re: What Tools do you use?

Postby Wohlstand » Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:32 am

Jumper wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:07 am
My apologies; I associated it with SMBX 2.0, since it's the editor that SMBX uses (currently). Thanks for the correction, Wohlstand.
I founded this project independently in 2014 with two goals: to revive SMBX (therefore tools built being very compatible with SMBX) and give the toolkit to make brand-new games (that's why I built the config packs system that will allow you to craft a whole new thing, using just the engine features without sticking on items). The Editor was the first major counterpart of the Moondust Project that got the stable state and started being used by the SMBX community independently as an alternative Editor for SMBX. SMBX2 had to pick up the Moondust Toolkit because it allows much more than vanilla Editor which can't be improved because of limitations. Anyway, since December 2019 I have desired to majorly reduce my activity at SMBX2 and focus on my independent work because I got understanding that the real progress of the project got a huge hiatus since 2016 as people noticed me. I wanted to change that.
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