Best code editors


#1

new to modding and wanted to hear everyone’s opinions on the best lua and c++ editors and/or compilers


#2

You’re not going to use C++ for SH modding but I would go for Visual Studio.

As for (lua) editors, that’s really depending on the taste and skill to a certain extent. Personally, I prefer SciTE because it’s simple, fast and gets the job done.


#3

I’m uaing SciTE and there’s all these wierd ‘NUL’ characters, is there anyway to make those just be spaces like I assume they are?


#4

NUL means that they’re null bytes. You’re trying to open a luac file I guess? Those are binary (compiled lua, basically) and need to be decompiled first, for example by using unluac.


#5

Thanks so much! You really helped!