EMUS is an application composed of several other utilities which can come in handy for your average EDGE TC developer (and perhaps non-EDGE doomers too).
Basically, you've got RTS Scripting, DDF editing, Wad Merging, File renaming and a bit of lump editing all in the one application.
Breakdown of included Utilities
RTS-IDE is an editor for the creation of RTS scripts (RTS being the Doom source port EDGEs scripting language). Although the original intention was simply to mimic RTS-Online in an Off-line, standalone app, EDGE-IDE has gone beyond that and will be interesting for all EDGE scripters.
DDF Off-Line is simply a little tool to allow you to consult the latest DDF docs locally, without being connected to the internet.
The documentation in this release is for EDGE 1.29 RC4: One of these days I'll get around to updating them to RC5 status (or maybe it'd be better to wait for 1.29 final).
FRT: File Renamer tool
Utility to allow basic batch renaming of files.
ELI: edge lump importer
Utility which allows you to open a wad and see a list which contains only the EDGE specific lumps found in that wad (RSCRIPT, DDFANIM, DDFIMAGE etc.) and edit them.
The idea behind this tool was to make a more powerful GUI alternative to DDF-in-wad, not a replacement for XWE/Wintex ;)
IDT: Images.ddf tool
A tool to aid in the creation of an images.ddf file when dealing with a large number of images. Mainly useful for creating the images.ddf entries after batch importing a lot of .png or .jpg images into your wad. The filenames without extension will be used as the image.ddf entry names.
WMT: Wad Merger Tool
Tool to allow merging two or more wads. Two modes - Manual and Batch.
Manual mode: You have the main wad in a list on the Left side, and on the Right the wad with the entries you want to copy over to the main wad. You can copy them over by right-clicking the sub wad list and clicking "Merge into main wad".
Batch mode: We choose the main wad, and then one or more wads which contain the entries we want to merge into the main wad. Common to both modes: We can activate an option "Merge EDGE lumps" so that if we come across the same EDGE specific lump in different wads, it will append the info from the latest one to the one found in the main wad, as opposed to simply overwriting the newer lump with the old one.
To Do List
Simply little tool which will maintain a list of things to do: consists of a list and a text editor. Allows items to be marked as "Done" or "To do".
|EMUS v1.0 (zip)||The Edge Modders Utility Suite application.||638 Kb|
you must have the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 installed to run EMUS: it's very probable that you already do, but if not then you can get it from the link above.
ThanksA big "Thank you" to the people who helped me test this and gave some great input: