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WinDinkedit

January 31st, 2007
1.4 Beta 2
Score : 8.0 good
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This editor has many nice new features, but you shouldn't think of it as an improved version of Dinkedit. The interface is very different, and both editors have their strengths and weaknesses.

The best new feature is that you can see and edit multiple screens at once and scroll around with the arrow keys or with the mouse by holding down Ctrl, so if you really didn't want to, you'd never have to view the overworld map, whereas in Dinkedit you have to exit the screen to edit another screen everytime. This feature makes finding hardness and screenmatching errors easy, and gives a really nice overview of areas, like towns and caves.

The biggest weakness is that Windinkedit is a lot slower to use than Dinkedit, much because there are many things that can only be done with the mouse. Some things are easier and faster to do, but basic things, like pasting tiles or assigning sprite properties, take much longer. On the other hand, I suppose Windinkedit is easier to learn to use for someone unfamiliar with both editors.