(only available for Windows)
What is ConfEdit?
ConfEdit is sort of a cross between a CE-dit and a
text editor, except that this special "text editor" is totally geared towards
R'n'D conf file (textual configuration file) editing and nothing else.
It's pretty much finished (at Xmas 2005), and the author has already started
on the sequel (which is a total rewrite), but ConfEdit 1.0.1 is perfectly
functional and has gone through lots of testing on different machines and
Windows versions, so here it is! :-)
(There's much more not listed here.)
Super fast loading of large conf files (tested with an unreal 30 MB one).
Colour coded text helps you identify groups and spot errors quickly.
Auto complete with every known R'n'D keyword included.
Powerful animation control with instant WYSIWYG realtime results.
Create or edit previous animations instantly without touching the keyboard.
Audition PCX, WAV, MP3 and all supported modular (MOD) music.
Stand alone level viewer (with hex editor), see a level with its custom
graphics from Explorer (with lots of level information)!
Conf file error checking.
Launch R'n'D from ConfEdit, with optional selected text only
(good for quick testing).
Fully dedicated BASIC script control for text, file and level manipulation.
Future proof INI based language file.
Works with all conf types, so you can edit games from years ago.
Mode based interface. Open a "graphicsinfo.conf" file and you are in
"graphics mode". Open a "soundsinfo.conf" file and you are in "sound mode".
Multiple open files, groups, recent list, styles, zip support,
AVI to bitmap, convert any image to a PCX, replace and search,
bookmarks (with images), auto backup, easy tape file injection
and level hibernation, tidy up text functions.
One of the main features of ConfEdit is the ability to edit and create
animations from text! This means you can load ANY conf file, place the cursor
at the desired element and then view it. It doesn't matter where the cursor is,
it can be in the middle of a block of text which refers to Rockford,
and Rockford will be viewable and editable.
What ConfEdit does is convert this text to an animation, lets you edit it,
then convert it back to conf text (or just update). This means ConfEdit
doesn't need project files or extra file info as all changes are in the conf
The ALT key is "god" in ConfEdit.
Clicking parts of text with
the ALT key pressed will do 3 different things for each mouse button:
BASIC is in ConfEdit to take the chore out of repetitive tasks
Left: Shows a quick preview of the element the cursor is over
(or play WAV, MP3 etc.).
Right: Edits the element's animation.
Middle: Inject or remove textual commands from that element (very handy).
and the author has used it a lot himself! A good example is Photomap2's
"graphicsinfo.conf" file: The author didn't type all the 256 custom
element's data, but made a small BASIC script that did it in seconds.
It's also handy for post level editing, like beveling all steel walls in a
level like BD2K3 (which takes hours to do in R'n'D's editor).
Every possible type of textual command is available to you.
(And this means every type!)
Variables, groups, sub routines, functions, lists and lots of handy
Cool 3rd party program handling, do "anything" to any other program.
User resources embedded into the scripts (like images, sounds or other
Zip and registry support.
Total file support: Copy, delete, rename, compress, encrypt, CRC check files
Lots of commands for RnD levels:
Open a level file as an object, plot single elements, draw shapes, lines,
boxes, flood fill, copy and paste sections, powerful search and replace
Convert level versions (up and down), change all the cave info (time,
The only thing it is lacking is a help file (sounds familiar? ;-) ).
There will be a mini FAQ soon, but for any problems just mail the author at
or just start a thread in the
Download ConfEdit 1.0.1
Just download the archive, extract it to your favourite place on your hard disk