Author: Tom_48_97
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Version: 0.994.211

Short description: This is an advanced text editor for Scripts and Configs.

Date: 2017-06-20 17:12

Comments: (14)


Poseidon Tools


This is a complete script tool suite Bohemia Interactive's game engine used in ARMA II and ARMA 3. Poseidon Tools supports all text files (Scripts & configs) used by the Real Virtuality. It includes:
Poseidon Tools
FSM Editor
TexView 2
TM4 Indenter
Tail for Win32

Initially, this project was named "BI PTE" (BI Plain Text Editor) and was renamed Poseidon Tools when it was publicly released, in august 2013. So, the name, Poseidon Tools, is a tribute to the very first version of the Real Virtuality engine, "Poseidon", which is the base of all the Arma series.
Latest announcement: Update 0.90 (17. August)

    Project management
    Instant Project Switch
    Distraction Free Mode and full screen
    Split Editing (Can display up to four file on the same screen)
    Auto Completion (based on commands and existing text in the file)
    Current and parent brackets highlight
    Persistent sessions
    Snippets (eg: file header, control structures, game functions etc…)
    Syntax highlighter (for SQF (from ofp to arma 3), SQM, HPP, CPP, EXT…)
    Full support of SQF & SQS, XML, Cpp, CFG, RPT
    Can open RPT from the menu (Arma 3, Arma 3 diagnostic, Arma 2…)
    Can open SQM, BIEDI with Arma 3
    Magic key F8
    File diff
    Support of Mikero Tools
    Support of Arma 3 Tools
    Refresh the opened files everytime you get back to it
    Macro creation
    Documentation link
    and so on…

[1] Try to open multiple files, just click the red cross to close the window and reopen Poseidon, your files will be automatically opened
[2] Wanna to write a switch statement or a new file?
[3] Put the caret a command or a word or why not a function name, right click, view online doc, select your language (or simply press ALT+E) and it's magic. (UI, result)

Installation, configuration & maintenance:
When updating a fresh install is highly recommended!
- Download the file
- Copy and paste the folder named "Poseidon" where you want into your computer
- (optional) Run edit_file_assoc.bat if you want to open every sqm, sqf, sqs, ext, hpp with Poseidon

- Run edit_pereference.bat to edit your preferences (username, email address, ofpectag... essentially for snippets)
configuration OR edit the following file Poseidon\Data\Packages\BI Tools\options\Default.tmPreferences

Nightly builds
Nightly builds - Nothing yet


Known issues:
TM4_indenter: indentation if and while statement can be doubled in some cases (unidentified for the moment)
The installer will mark the version to install to 0.80, just ignore it.

Some features require Arma 3 Tools installed;
Every new release require a full clean install;
Some other features require Mikero Tools installed;
This is not an official tool, use at your own risks;
Documentation is here:
I urge you to read the documentation and especially the shortcuts list

Credits & Thanks:

Sublime Text devs, JonBons, Yourry, RawLine,, Bohemia Interactive, The community,, Armaholic, Arto, Tigerforce, Colin T.A. Gray, Will Bond, Lord, Noubernou, Mikero, Nelson…

Added: SQF definitions for Arma 3 1.73+

Added: SQF definitions for Arma 3 1.71+

Added: SQF definitions for Arma 3 1.69+

Added: SQF definitions for Arma 3 1.67+
Tweaked: Various things

Added: SQF definitions for Arma 3 1.65+
Tweaked: Various things

Added: SQF definitions for Arma 3 1.63+
Tweaked: Various things

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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Tags: Configs,   Editor,   Scripts,   Tool