These programs can make the modding experience much easier! You don't need all of these, just choose the ones that best fit your needs.
Editing Code[edit | edit source | hide | hide all]
These are the text editing software and coding environments that will help with the more technical side of creating a mod.
Making Art[edit | edit source | hide]
These are the programs that will help to create or edit sprites.
- Aesprite - Many pixel artists swear by Aseprite. It is a paid program, but you can compile it for free from their source code.
- Paint.NET - A simple art program available for free.
- Piskel - Good for making animated sprites, like characters or animals. Unfortunately setting up colour palettes is annoying, so consider making the first sprite in a different program and importing it. Can be used online or the program can be downloaded for free.
- GIMP - Primarily for image editing, but can be used for art as well.
Miscellaneous[edit | edit source | hide]
These programs don't fit into the coding or art territory, but are good to have when modding.