Modding Tools (SEV)
The tools needed for modding SE5 are:
- Any standard text editor (eg Notepad) - for pretty much everything
- A graphics editor (eg MSPaint) - for the look of the UI and many in game effects and objects.
- A 3D modeling program capable of exporting to .X format - for 3D models; shipsets and planets mostly.
Note that if you plan on reusing the existing graphics, the second two are not required.
A selection of advanced tools to make things even easier can be found in these collections: