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SLX Studio (v1.4.1)

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Version: Age of Empires II: DE
SLX Studio

Version 1.4.1

SLX Studio is a mod program containing tools for creating and editing SMX, SLP and DRS files.

Some highlight features of SLX Studio:
- Convert SLX to SLP or SMX / Extract SLP or SMX to SLX (and batch versions of these).
- Support for both 8-bit and 32-bit SLP versions with additional support for Terrain, AoE1, AoE1DE SLP, and AoE2DE SMX formats.
- Extract or Create DRS files for each game.
- Double-click graphic image for fast anchor/hotspot positioning. Also support for importing/exporting CSV files.
- Viewable selection boxes (including rectangular shaped) or selection rings.
- Generate Data Graphics tool with tolerance bars for shadows and player colors, creates outlines, auto-crops images, and can even split shadows into it's own SLX. This tool is necessary to convert from SLX to SLP or SMX formats.
- Color Palette Editor/Viewer that supports multiple formats (Jasc .pal, Microsoft .pal, Photoshop .act, GIMP .gpl, and even rendering as .png images). I've also embedded some palettes, including some commonly used ones.
- Terrain tools. Create terrain SLPs of any size (rows and columns). Includes conversion tools to create an isometric terrain map from a texture image.
- Graphics and DRS Viewer tools.
- File Association support to directly open SLX, SLP, SMX, SMP, DRS, DDS, PAL/PALX, and other formats.
- Animated GIF tool with transparency support.
- Play animation support for SLX with speed settings.
- Zoom image support for frames.
- FX Editor tool to draw various effects on frames such as various sparks, weapon fire effects, engine fire effects, transparency, holocrons, relics, and more!
- Delta Object Positioner tool to determine various object positions for things like snow and fire on buildings. Positions can be exported as CSV files to then manually imported into AGE.
- Adjust settings to your liking in the .ini configuration file.

Includes both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions.

Required dependencies: .NET Framework 4.6.1

You can view a guide to using SLX Studio here.

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Usefulness/Novelty: 5
SLX Studio is tool that can edit/create DRS SLP and much more.The tool adds lots of new features than the Turtle pack such as replacing color,fixing player color fixing shadows with different colors and many more.
This can also open SLP format used in AOE DE version which other tools cant.

Quality/Instructions: 5
The tool is very user friendly once you get the hang of it,at first you might struggle a little as there are multiple things the tool can do.Use the video guides to understand the process which will make your life much easier.

Additional Comments:Overall topnotch tool.
Highly recommended for download as this simplify the slp and drs creation process.
Note. you cannot open DRS or SLP created with SLX studio using Turtle pack but shouldn't have any problems opening Turtle Pack created SLP or DRS files.

[Edited on 12/22/18 @ 06:44 PM]

Usefulness/Novelty: 5
Absolutely essential in the fast developement of my mod. Not using this would have put me 6 months behind.

Quality/Instructions: 5
Easy to use. DRS to folder format works incredibly well and is much easier than the old system. Video tutorials for common features.

Additional Comments:

Basically the only modding tool you'll ever need for creating SLP's and DRS files.

Far more intuitive and easier to use than Turtlepack. Offers tons more features. You should be using this.

[Edited on 05/28/19 @ 09:34 AM]

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