Rivals Of Aether Workshop – List of Tools and Resources

Below is a list of software, tools, tutorials and information that can help you on your way to building a Rivals Workshop mod.

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Code Editors

  • GMEdit – a code editor designed for Game Maker, by Rivals programmer YellowAfterlife. See my Complete Starter Guide for how to set up the Rivals Of Aether Dialect with GMEdit.
  • Visual Studio Code – with the “rivals of aether gml support” extension by Rivals dev Fudgepop, features an attack visualizer and full syntax highlighting.
  • Notepad++ – No fancy workshop-specific features, but reliable, popular and gets the job done. Useful for quick edits.

Pixel Art/Sprite/Animation Tools

  • Aseprite – Costs $15. A popular sprite editor with all the features you could need.
  • Piskel – A free, web-based sprite editor with cloud saving.
  • Pixelorama – A newer free editor currently in development. Also has a web version.
  • GraphicsGale – An older, but free and popular editor.
  • Aseprite v0.95 – Free, but less stable and lacks features compared to the paid version.

Sound Editors

  • Audacity – a free, popular and versatile sound editor. Select [Effect -> Amplify] to increase the volume of a sound, and select [File -> Export -> Export as OGG] to export a Workshop-compatible .ogg file.
  • BFXR – A program for generating simple waveform sound effects.

Rivals Workshop Specific Tools

  • Official Workshop Hitbox Helper – A simple tool to help with positioning hitboxes on your attacks. (Has a small bug: If you zoom in while placing hitboxes, remember to zoom out again before writing down the coordinates.)
  • RoABox  – A more complex hitbox tool that can also export grid indexes, made by Fudgepop.
  • Colors.gml Helper A highly useful tool for creating alternate color palettes, made by Hyuponia.
  • Rivals Easy Workshop Tool – Automates many mundane tasks, including auto-exports for Aseprite files. Click the “Releases” tab to download. Made by wuffie.

Useful Data References

Workshop Code Templates

Code Learning Resources

Art Learning Resources






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