Descent Manager Tools

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The Descent Manager Tools are a series of utilities developed early on during the lifetime of FreeSpace and Descent modding. These tools provide many of the most important facilities for the creation, viewing and editing of FreeSpace proprietary files.

Although some tools have been superceded by more modern utilities, several remain critically important to FS modding. Among the most important are the following

  • Aniview32 - A tool for viewing *.Ani animation files.
  • Anibuild32 - A tool for the creation of such animations.
  • Modelview32 - A tool for the viewing of *.pof model files. This tool is limited in its capability to view high poly models and modern texture formats, and as such has been largely superceded by PCS2, but has the advantage of being able to view models and textures natively from within VP files.