Text editor

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There are loads of simple text editing applications out there, but some are actually more useful than others.

  • Notepad is very, very basic but it does come ready-installed with Windows OS.
  • Notepad++ is an open source text editor with some very helpful tools and plugins for Source modding. It is free to download.
  • ConTEXT
  • AkelPad — Excellent replacement for Notepad, with plugins and C/C++/other languages code support (HighLight and Autocomplete plugins).


Whatever your favourite text editor might be, you will want to use it to open a number of different Source file extensions: