Recommended Text Editor (other than Atom)

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Recommended Text Editor (other than Atom)

#1 Post by BBN_VN » Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:44 pm

The situation could be much worse, but I just lost several hours worth of work on a script file in Atom when the laptop lid got shut. Atom’s recover package was a flop. The file is still 299k in size, but opens as a completely blank file.

I gather this used to be a commonly reported issue so I’m just not touching Atom anymore. Fortunately I have a backup that only means I’ve lost a few hours work.

Anyone have alternative suggestions for a different editor? Is Sublime any good?

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Re: Recommended Text Editor (other than Atom)

#2 Post by Donmai » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:52 pm

The "officially supported" editors are listed on RenPy's download page: https://renpy.org/latest.html.
Personally, I've been using the last item on that list for years without any problem. It requires Java Runtime to be installed.
It's a very stable application, and it has everything I need.

This editor also seems to be very popular: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=24091#p299093
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Re: Recommended Text Editor (other than Atom)

#3 Post by RicharDann » Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:32 pm

Sublime is very good, but I personally use Visual Studio Code.

It's free, lightweight (for me it takes much less time to load than Atom), supports version control and it has a free Ren'Py language extension, though it might not be updated as regularly as the officially supported IDEs.
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#4 Post by BBN_VN » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:23 pm

Thanks, Donmai and RicharDann. I'm going to give Sublime a try as I've used it some at work.

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Re: Recommended Text Editor (other than Atom)

#5 Post by qirien » Thu May 06, 2021 5:02 pm

I really like Visual Studio Code also. I switched from Atom a year ago and haven't looked back. Its syntax highlighting and git integration is really helpful.
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#6 Post by mavyxdawn » Thu May 06, 2021 6:59 pm

+1 on Visual Studio Code. It's also what I use as a unity game programmer.
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