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The aim of the NifTools project is to build software that enables users to create and edit content stored in the NetImmerse File Format. These NIF files store the 3D models used in several popular PC games based on the [http://www.ndl.com/ NetImmerse/Gamebryo game engine]. So far, NifTools has focussed on NIF files from TES3: Morrowind, Star Trek: Bridge Commander, Freedom Force, Freedom Force vs the 3rd Reich, Dark Age of Camelot, Zoo Tycoon 2, Empire Earth II, Empire Earth III, Civilization IV, Sid Meier's Railroads, TES4: Oblivion, Megami Tensei: Imagine, Pro Cycling Manager, Loki, Prison Tycoon, Wildlife Park 2, Red Ocean, The Guild 2, Axis and Allies (and perhaps a few more).
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NifTools is an open source project creating tools—such as an editor, C++ and Python libraries, and import/export plugins for Maya, 3ds Max, and Blender—for files used by the [http://www.emergent.net/ NetImmerse/GameBryo™] game engine. These tools enable users to create and edit 3D models and animations used in several popular PC games. So far, NifTools has focussed on TES3: Morrowind, Star Trek: Bridge Commander, Freedom Force, Freedom Force vs the 3rd Reich, Dark Age of Camelot, Zoo Tycoon 2, Empire Earth II, Empire Earth III, Civilization IV, Sid Meier's Railroads, TES4: Oblivion, Megami Tensei: Imagine, Pro Cycling Manager, Loki, Prison Tycoon, Wildlife Park 2, Red Ocean, The Guild 2, Axis and Allies, and perhaps a few more.
  
 
New faces are always welcome, so if you consider helping NifTools in any way, please read the article on [[How To Contribute]].
 
New faces are always welcome, so if you consider helping NifTools in any way, please read the article on [[How To Contribute]].

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NifTools is an open source project creating tools—such as an editor, C++ and Python libraries, and import/export plugins for Maya, 3ds Max, and Blender—for files used by the NetImmerse/GameBryo™ game engine. These tools enable users to create and edit 3D models and animations used in several popular PC games. So far, NifTools has focussed on TES3: Morrowind, Star Trek: Bridge Commander, Freedom Force, Freedom Force vs the 3rd Reich, Dark Age of Camelot, Zoo Tycoon 2, Empire Earth II, Empire Earth III, Civilization IV, Sid Meier's Railroads, TES4: Oblivion, Megami Tensei: Imagine, Pro Cycling Manager, Loki, Prison Tycoon, Wildlife Park 2, Red Ocean, The Guild 2, Axis and Allies, and perhaps a few more.

New faces are always welcome, so if you consider helping NifTools in any way, please read the article on How To Contribute.

You can visit the NifTools forum for the latest news, to get support, or to discuss game-specific modding techniques.

Everyone is encouraged to be bold and contribute to this wiki! If you have no idea how to start out, consult MediaWiki's user's guide for information on using the wiki software. The first thing you probably want to do if you want to start editing, is to sign up.

Thank you for your interest!

The NifTools team

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