External tools

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This page lists useful third-party tools, not maintained by Gamepedia, which may be useful during the creation, design, and maintenance of a wiki.

Colors[edit | edit source]

Browser add-ons:

  • ColorZilla: Pick colors from any web page and instantly copy hex/RGB color codes for them.

CSS tools[edit | edit source]

Browser add-ons:

  • Stylus (Firefox): Allows live CSS design with instant live previews, without resetting if you navigate or refresh the page.

Image borders:

Files[edit | edit source]

File manipulation[edit | edit source]

  • Bulk Rename Utility: Renames files in bulk and is highly configurable.
  • SageThumbs: Adds thumbnails for a ton of image formats in Windows Explorer. Greatly improves efficiency.

Game file extraction[edit | edit source]

  • Unity Studio: Extracts Unity game files. Works with the latest Unity version.
  • AssetStudio: Fork of Unity Studio, and is under active development. Supports Unity 2019.3.
  • Unity Assets Explorer 1.3: Extracts Unity game files. Converts .tex files to .dds. Does not work with Unity 4 yet.
  • Unity extraction options: A list of Unity tools available and what they do.
  • QuickBMS: File extraction tool. Various scripts to support various engines/games.
  • UE Viewer: Unreal Engine extraction tools. Works with UE4, just explicitly specify the engine version in the settings screen.
  • 7-Zip: Some games may use common archive formats to package game art and data; for example; CRYENGINE .pak files from Kingdom Come: Deliverance could be unpacked with this tool.

Fonts[edit | edit source]

  • WhatTheFont: Upload a sample of the font and it identifies the font.
  • Identifont: Answer a series of questions about the font and it identifies the font.
  • Font Squirrel: Lots of free fonts. 100% free for commercial use - but please ALWAYS read the FAQ and licenses.
  • Dafont: Font repository.
  • Cool Text: Graphics generator. Set style, font, and other options.

String operations[edit | edit source]

  • What Unicode character is this?: lists all Unicode code points in a provided string, can be useful when detecting rogue characters (zero-width spaces, unusual combining characters) or checking for lookalike characters from different alphabets (e. g. Cyrillic or Greek). Note that you need to click the "Identify" button, pressing Enter in the input field just reloads the page.

Images[edit | edit source]

Image viewing[edit | edit source]

  • Irfan View: Can convert, batch process, play movies and much more. Can't cope with alpha channels when batch converting.
  • Xnview: Handles alpha channels.

Image manipulation[edit | edit source]

Favicon generators[edit | edit source]

Compression[edit | edit source]

  • TinyPNG: Compress PNG files as much as possible with low quality loss (NOT lossless).
  • Compress JPG
  • Compress PNG
  • Squoosh: an online image compressor/convertor supporting multiple compression systems and formats, including GIF, JPEG, PNG, and WebP.

Convert[edit | edit source]

Testing[edit | edit source]

Wiki automation[edit | edit source]

  • AutoWikiBrowser Automate/bot wiki tasks. The manual can be found here. Be sure to get a 6.0 version or higher else the software will not work on Gamepedia wikis.
  • Pywikibot: Uses Python scripts to automate tasks.
  • User:Pcj/CleanupInterwikis.js: clean up inactive interwiki links
  • mwclient: Easy-to-use Python library for calling wiki API actions (read, save, etc).
  • mwparserfromhell: Python library for manipulating wikitext, making it easy to add, remove, or edit template parameters, section names, etc.

Videos[edit | edit source]