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DarkOneVenzar
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Mod Utilities
      #2883135 - 08/03/04 02:00 PM

Here is a list of some common things used when making mods. They won't be grouped but I will put a small description of them. I am sure there are more these are just a few I have found among the different Morrowind mod sites.

Gmax
-A 3d rendering program. Useful for making new objects for the game world, though it is difficult to get for beginners. Someone with 3d Max will have to turn you model into a NIF for you since Gmax cannot do it alone.
FPS Optimizer
-Get the most FPS with this program. It runs along with Morrowind to raise you average FPS.
TES Tool v1.3
-A must for compiling leveled lists and cleaning plugins.
ZipGenius
-Handy tool for unzipping mods.
TESPCD
-use this to detect conflicts between mods and remove GMSTs.
WinRAR
-Another tool for unzipping mods.
NIF Texture v1.3
-Great for changing textures on NIFs without needing to buy 3D Max.
Book Gen v1.2
-Don't know HTML? Need to write a book for a mod? Here is the tool for you. Easy and quick to use.
Irfanview
-Easy to recolor or resize texture for use in Morrowind. It even opens DDS.
DXTBMP
-Easy to use program that can set alpha channels on item icons.
GIMP
-Another image editing program.
BSA Browser v0.5
-This utility allows you to browse, pack, unpack, and register Bethesda Softworks Archive (bsa) files with a user friendly interface.
TESAME
-Used to remove GMSTs from mods.
Scripting for Dummies v8.0
-Word document that teaches about scripting and its functions.
7-Zip
-For severly compressing mods. Also can be used to make self-extracting archives.

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: DarkOneVenzar]
      #2883174 - 08/03/04 02:13 PM

What about TESEME wich you can get at www.thelys.org and I just thought of another one Gimp a type of photoshop thats free and you can get it at www.gimp.org.

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: DarkOneVenzar]
      #2883181 - 08/03/04 02:16 PM

Here's my page, with lots of links to Utilities and pages with Utilities. And I need to keep an eye on this thread for good ones to add.

http://www.zyworld.com/redwoodtreesprite/FreeGraphicPrograms.htm

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: Destroyer7]
      #2883183 - 08/03/04 02:17 PM

I didn't add TESAME since I think that TESPCD or the TES Tool are a bit easier to use. but that is just me. Thanks for adding it with your post.

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: DarkOneVenzar]
      #2883204 - 08/03/04 02:21 PM

Here's a nice collection of utilities, some of which lack from your list. I can vouch for TESDTK - without it, AoS would still require Bloodmoon as well. Of course, I've used my own name generator (link is on that same page) to generate new names for my NPCs and cells - although it's not easy to get started with it.

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: Ivza]
      #2883215 - 08/03/04 02:24 PM

Thanks for the help everyone. I will go back and fix up the list later on today. I just wanted to include some of the ones I saw were used most often.

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: DarkOneVenzar]
      #2883225 - 08/03/04 02:26 PM

This is what I use:

Book Gen
BSA Browser
Enchanted Editor
ESP Cleaner
TESDTK
TES Tool
TESAME
GMST Cleaner
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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: DarkOneVenzar]
      #2883279 - 08/03/04 02:46 PM

What about irfranview It lets you view and change the file types of pictures you can get it here http://www.irfanview.com/

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: Destroyer7]
      #2883293 - 08/03/04 02:49 PM

He has Irfanveiw there. It's the last one.

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: ThePenquin]
      #2883928 - 08/03/04 05:36 PM

Yes I have Irfanview on that list. I have updated it to include some more that I have seen mentioned in this thread. I am sure there are still alot more. I will update this as I discover them. Thanks all for not trying to flame me for this thread. Hope it helps out some of the new modders out there.

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: DarkOneVenzar]
      #2883940 - 08/03/04 05:41 PM

sorry didnt see it.

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: Destroyer7]
      #2893234 - 08/06/04 03:10 AM

Just bringing this back to the top for all those new modders out there.

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: DarkOneVenzar]
      #2893273 - 08/06/04 03:32 AM

Thanks. Good list - hooked up.

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: DarkOneVenzar]
      #2906127 - 08/09/04 03:46 AM

May I suggest Milkshape and NIFLA

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: DarkOneVenzar]
      #2919242 - 08/12/04 03:10 AM

That really is a sweat deal , DarkOneVenzar and RedWoodTree Sprite

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Re: Mod Utilities [Re: DarkOneVenzar]
      #2922900 - 08/13/04 12:27 AM

Hi people , me again . I think I have a utility to sugjest , it is espesialy good to clean Morrowind regestrys , once when you just have it , and once after you install it again and for the expantions , patch , nocd patch . Well recently I just reinstalled morrowind and first put SEA OF DESTINY in and there was one warning when loading . So I " Cleaned all Regestries " in " Clean Regestries " in " Tool" is how you do it . and reinstalled Sea Of Destiny and cleaned all regestries again and , LOW AND BEHOLD ! There where no warnings , so I do think after you install some plugins it would be a good idea to do this Regestration cleaning . I hope no one gets mad at me for doing this but this is where you get it HERE and I told you how do use it that is all you have to do but you haveto also hit the " DONE " when its done well ok Bye

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