A collection of solutions for tools development problems.

Tools that are listed here were mentioned by Game Developers in Slack Teams, Forums, Game Conferences, Twitter…

Data Compression


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CompactGUI is a standalone GUI to make using the Windows 10 compact.exe function easier to use.

GUI development


Balsamiq is a rapid wireframing tool


Lazarus is a Delphi compatible cross-platform IDE for Rapid Application Development

Online icon editor

An online icon editor


Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms.


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QML Asset Exporter from Photoshop

Photoshop to QML exporter (YouTube)

MSVS extensions

Markdown Editor

A full featured Markdown editor with live preview and syntax highlighting. Supports GitHub flavored Markdown.

Python Tools for Visual Studio

An integrated environment for developing Python in Visual Studio

Smart Commandline Arguments

A Visual Studio Extension which aims to provide a better UI to manage your command line arguments.


VSColorOutput can change the color of a line emitted to the output window based on specified rules.

Productivity and other


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ConEmu-Maximus5 is a Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features.


FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager.

PYAHK AutoHotKey via Python

Combining the two creates a powerful automation tool with a powerful scripting back-end with access to all the power of the Python standard library.


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ScreenToGif allows you to record a selected area of your screen, edit and save it as a gif or video.


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ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key


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Share one mouse and keyboard between multiple computers (Windows, macOS and Linux)

Visual Studio Locator

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vswhere is designed to be a redistributable, single-file executable that can be used in build or deployment scripts to find where Visual Studio - or other products in the Visual Studio family - is located.

Tools for profiling

UI for ETW (Event Tracing for Windows)

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UI for ETW

blog post


Open Broadcaster Software

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Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.



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It allows you to spy/browse the visual tree of a running WPF application (without the need for a debugger) … and change properties ... amongst other things.


Convert curl syntax to Python, Node.js, PHP

Windows Debug Utils


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Debugview++ started as a viewer for Win32 OutputDebugString messages in the style of Sysinternals DebugView


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An open-source modern Dependency Walker

Process Monitor

Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.


A suit of tools for managing processes (PsKill - kill processes by name or process ID; PsList - list detailed information about processes...)


XML Explorer

XML Explorer is an extremely fast, lightweight XML file viewer.