If you ever modded, you know that feel when you mess parenthesis. So, I want to suggest various tools for troubleshooting and managming. For example, tool to seek mistakes (at least most obvious) in parenthesis.
- Make debugging and creating mods easier
- Should decrease amount of bugs in mods and maybe even in core DDA.
- Watch out! Wave of noobish mods!
- Hard to code due JSON (not proofed).
Ways to create it
Plugin for notepad++. Notepad++ is quite common tool for coding JSONs. Difficulty: Variable from Medium to Very Hard
Entire software. Tileset Maker, Missing Tile Checker and Building Editor are good examples. Difficulty: Varies on type. Profession maker wouldn’t be so hard while new enemies with special abilities, weapons (?) and very special features like overhaul NPC behaviour and Air-drops can be very tricky.