Creating and Editing RIC Files

There are a few tools available to edit RIC files. This post will describe their strengths and weaknesses. (If you know any others, please leave a comment.)

 

nxtRICedit nxtRICedit

by Andreas Dreier

  • Free
  • Windows only
  • Easy to use
  • Supports NBC/NXC Enhanced Firmware exclusive features


nxtRICeditV2 nxtRICeditV2

by Andreas Dreier

  • Free
  • Windows only
  • For advanced users
  • Supports NBC/NXC Enhanced Firmware exclusive features
  • Bugs in GUI
    • Window not resizable
    • 1280×780 resolution required

 RICcreator

by Sebastian Wahl (Spiller)

  • Free and Open-source
  • Written in C++, Qt
  • Cross Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux)
  • For advanced users
  • Supports NBC/NXC Enhanced Firmware exclusive features
  • Easier creation of RIC fonts
  • Powerful ability to import Image Files (PNGs)
  • Good GUI


 RICScript

by John Hansen (More info)

  • Free and Open-source
  • Text based editor (Requires BricxCC or NBC Compiler)
  • File type before compilation: .rs
  • Cross Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux)
  • For very advanced users
  • Supports NBC/NXC Enhanced Firmware exclusive features

Recommendations

Here’s what I recommend.

Beginners: Use nxtRICedit.
Advanced users: Use nxtRICeditV2, as RICcreator is still under development. Once it’s stable, you should use RICcreator. UPDATE: Use RICcreator; it’s pretty awesome now.

nxtRICeditV3 may or may not come out soon. It is intended to address the bugs in nxtRICeditV2. When it comes out, you can get rid of nxtRICeditV2. (If you decide not to use the awesome RICcreator, that is!)

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~ by muntoo on May 27, 2011.

2 Responses to “Creating and Editing RIC Files”

  1. Nice. Also, NXC has RICScript

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