The following programs are not required to edit [[Wikipedia 2197|The Sum], but they can be very useful.
Photoshop[edit | edit source]
Photoshop, thanks to a series of pre-programmed actions for The Sum, allows to quickly prepare content to be used in its various Content editors.
Red!Viewer[edit | edit source]
Red!Viewer allows you to quickly view the .spr and .zar files used by the game by simply double-clicking them.
Everything[edit | edit source]
Everything is a search program that is much more efficient than the built-in Windows search. It allows to find almost instantly a file and manipulate it as needed. As modifying The Sum requires to modify a large quantity of files, the use of Everything will probably be necessary.
Audacity[edit | edit source]
When it comes to producing audio files (for character voices, ambient noise, etc.), Audacity is the best software to use. In addition, it allows you to easily capture audio from the computer, which makes it easy to capture synthetic voices or sounds that are otherwise difficult to obtain.