Best code editors

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

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.

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?

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.

Thanks so much! You really helped!