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StarCraft Essentials

BWAI Downgrader v1.16.1

BWAIDowngrader is a one-click downgrader that utilizes ShadowFlare's No-cd utility (which also has ToggleNX built in for Vista users!)
Author: bajadulce - (Website)
Download: Local - BWAI.com
Related: SCDowngrader
Status: Active [CC Pick]

SCDowngrader v3

SCDowngrader is an excellent tool that lets you downgrade/upgrade to any StarCraft patch (as long as you have the data for that version). Note: There are reports of this breaking version 1.10.
Author: FaRTy1billion (Website)
Download: Local (Complete) - BWAI.com (Complete) - Original Site (All Patches Pack, Individual Patches)
Related: BWAI Downgrader
Status: Active

StarEdit Essentials

StarCraft X-tra Editor 2.6

The editor a set of StarEdit mods. These mods are made to make map making easier for newbies and give StarEdit more options.
Author: General Mengsk - (Website)
Download: Local - Stormcoast Fortress
Related: SCM Draft 2
Status: Active [CC Pick]

SCM Draft 2

Scmdraft is the first and oldest third party map editor for StarCraft. The goal of this project was to allow map editing without requiring multiple programs in order to edit maps, while simultaneously providing all features possible with the map format.
Author: Suicidal Insanity - (Website)
Download: Local - Stormcoast Fortress
Related: SCM Draft 2
Status: Active [CC Pick]

MPQ Tools

MPQDraft v20090913

MPQDraft allows in-memory patching of game data files, added features through plugins, and creation of self-executing mods.
Author: Justin (Quantam) Olbrantz (Website)
Download: Local - Original Site
Related: FireGraft, MemGraft
Status: Active [CC Pick]

ThunderGraft v20090922

ThunderGraft is an MPQDraft plugin that allows Diablo, Diablo II, Starcraft, and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition to use newer, superior audio compression formats including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC, in addition to the existing ADPCM WAV compression.
Author: Justin (Quantam) Olbrantz (Website)
Download: Local - Original Site
Related: FireGraft, MemGraft
Status: Active [CC Pick]

WinMpq v1.64

WinMpq is an MPQ Archiver, a necessary program for creating MPQs.
Author: ShadowFlare (Website)
Download: Local - ShadowFlare's Realm - BWAI.com
Status: Active [CC Pick]

MPQ Listfiles

MPQ programs that attempt to open a Blizzard MPQ may need a listfile. These contain a list of all files in the MPQ to properly display their filename.
Author: Blizzard Entertainment (Website)
Download: Local
Status: Final

StarCraft Modding Essentials

PyMS v1.2.1

PyMS is a StarCraft modding suite containing 10 programs (and counting!) to edit most of the files used by StarCraft. It has many new and improved features, and is still being updated today!
Author: poiuy_qwert - (Website)
Download: Local - BWAI.com
Related: Arsenal Zero, Arsenal III, DatEdit, Game Template, GotEd, GRPEdit, Hawt Tiles, ICE, IceCC, LoEdit, PalEdit, RetroGRP, SCAIEdit, SFGrpConv, TBLEdit, TileEdit
Status: Active [CC Pick]

FireGraft v0.93

FireGraft is one of the most important programs in a modder's arsenal. FireGraft is a button set editor with EXE edits (lets you customize StarCraft in more ways then ever!) and plugin support!
Author: DiscipleOfAdun (Website)
Download: Local - Stormcoast Fortress - BWAI.com
Related: MemGraft, MPQDraft
Status: Active [CC Pick]

Smacker Tools

Smacker Tools is the program used mainly for portraits and cinematics. The original software is required for StarCraft. It converts to and from SMK into various formats usable for editing.
Author: RAD Game Tools (Website)
Download: Local - RAD Game Tools - BWAI.com
Status: Active [CC Pick]

SCMLoader

SCMLoader v1.21

SCMLoader lets you load custom data from map files, creating a mod in a map!
Author: ShadowFlare (Website)
Download: Local - ShadowFlare's Realm - BWAI.com
Status: Active


Artificial Intelligence (AI) Editors

SCAIEdit v3.1

SCAIEdit is an AI script editor that has some good features, and some not so good.
Author: Gold Dragom
Download: Local - BWAI.com
Related: PyMS
Status: Active

BIN Editors

BinEdit2

BinEdit2 is the newest Dialog BIN editor for StarCraft (edits some of the GUI like the main menu).
Author: FaRTy1billion (Website)
Download: Local - Original Site - BWAI.com
Related: BinEdit
Status: Active

BinEdit

BinEdit is a Dialog BIN editor for StarCraft (edits some of the GUI like the main menu). This is not broken and can be used for BIN editing, BinEdit2 is just more up to date and user friendly.
Author: ShadowFlare (Website)
Download: Local - ShadowFlare's Realm - BWAI.com
Replacement Program: BinEdit2
Status: Discontinued [Retro]

Button Set Editors

MemGraft

MemGraft is a button set editor for older versions of StarCraft. Can be very useful for making mods on older versions, but its recommended to use FireGraft or MPQDraft.
Author: DarkWizard, updated by DiscipleOfAdun
Download: Local - StarEdit.net - BWAI.com
Replacement Programs: FireGraft, MPQDraft
Status: Discontinued [Retro]

StarGraft

StarGraft was the first button set editor. It still has quite a few bugs, but has copy/paste and saves to PAT files, which are compatable with MemGraft, so its still got its uses.
Author: King Arthur
Download: Local - StarEdit.net - BWAI.com
Replacement Programs: FireGraft, MemGraft, MPQDraft
Status: Discontinued [Retro]

Color Palette Editors

PalEdit II

PalEdit is a palette and StarCraft special palette editor.
Author: FaRTy1billion (Website)
Download: Local - Original Site - BWAI.com
Related: PyMS
Status: Active

DAT Editors

DatEdit v1.5d

DatEdit is an up to date, fully featured DAT editing program.
Author: BroodKiller (Website)
Download: Local - Stormcoast Fortress - Source Code - BWAI.com
Related: Arsenal ZERO, Arsenal III, PyMS
Status: Active

Arsenal III

Arsenal III is a DAT editor with a GUI (corrupts some DAT files).
Author: Andy Bond of Camelot Systems
Download: Local - FileFront - BWAI.com
Replacement Programs: DatEdit, PyMS
Status: Discontinued [Retro]

Arsenal ZERO

Arsenal ZERO is a text based DAT editor for Macs.
Authors: DI, BahamutZERO, OoklaTheMok
Download: Local - StarEdit.net - BWAI.com
Replacement Program: PyMS
Status: Discontinued [Retro]

GOT Editors

GotEd

GotEd is a very old and limited GOT editor.
Author: Suicidal Insanity (Website)
Download: Local - Stormcoast Fortress - BWAI.com
Replacement Programs: GameTemplate, PyMS
Status: Active

Game Templates

Game Template v1.0

Game Template is a program found in German StarCraft MPQ's for editing GOT files.
Author: Gage Galinger of Blizzard
Download: Local - BWAI.com
Related: GotEd, PyMS
Status: Discontinued [Retro]

GRP Editors

GRPEdit v0.5

GRPEdit is a great GRP editor with a graphical preview.
Author: BroodKiller (Website)
Download: Local - StarEdit.net - BWAI.com
Related: PyMS, SFGrpConv
Status: Active

SFGrpConv v1.0

SFGrpConv is a GRP editor with no graphical preview, but has support for exporting/importing all frames to/from a single BMP.
Author: ShadowFlare (Website)
Download: Local - ShadowFlare's Realm - BWAI.com
Related: GRPEdit, PyMS, RetroGRP
Status: Active

RetroGRP

RetroGRP is a very old GRP editor with limited functionality and is a bit buggy and annoying (though many people seem to like it anyway).
Author: Jeremy (RetroActive) Bake
Download: Local - StarEdit.net - BWAI.com
Replacement Programs: GRPEdit, PyMS, SFGrpConv
Status: Discontinued [Retro]

IScript Editors

IceCC v1.3

IceCC is an IScript editor that extracts scripts to text files for editing. There is no graphical preview, but the lack of bugs makes up for that.
Author: ShadowFlare (Website)
Download: Local Windows - Local Mac - ShadowFlare's Realm - BWAI.com Windows - BWAI.com Mac
Related: ICE, PyMS
Status: Active

ICE

ICE is an IScript editor with the advantage of having a graphical previewer. Note: This corrupts your files, only use it for previews if at all!
Author: Andrew (KramerBoy) Kolts
Download: Local - BWAI.com
Replacement Programs: IceCC, PyMS
Status: Discontinued [Retro]

LO Editors

LoEdit v1.0

LoEdit edits all LO? files using a GUI and a graphical preview of offsets.
Author: ShadowFlare (Website)
Download: Local - ShadowFlare's Realm - BWAI.com
Related: PyMS
Status: Active

TBL Editors

TBLPad v2.0

TBLPad is a StarCraft TBL file editor.
Author: ShadowFlare (Website)
Download: Local - Shadowflare's Realm - BWAI.com
Related: PyMS
Status: Active

Tileset Editors

Hawt Tiles v0.9

Hawt Tiles is the new tileset editor by FaRTy1billion.
Author: FaRTy1billion (Website)
Download: Local - BWAI.com
Related: PyMS, TileEdit
Status: Active

SPKEdit v1.2

SPKEdit is the new parallax editor (edits the Space tilesets background)
Author: FaRTy1billion (Website)
Download: Local - Original Site - BWAI.com
Related: SpaceEdit
Status: Active

SpaceEdit

SpaceEdit is an old parallax editor (edits the Space tilesets background)
Author: Suicidal Insanity (Website)
Download: Local - StarEdit.net - BWAI.com
Replacement Program: SPKEdit
Status: Discontinued [Retro]

TileEdit

TileEdit is the old tile editor which has some problems creating duplicate minitiles when saving. Suggested to use an updated Tileset Editor.
Author: David (Nossirahdrof) Williams, assisted by King Arthur
Download: Local - StarEdit.net - BWAI.com
Replacement Program: Hawt Tiles, PyMS
Status: Discontinued [Retro]