Best of The Cocos Store – October 2022

2022.10.24 Other News by COCOS

We are continuing to add new and amazing items for the Cocos Store. To help facilitate more items, we had a competition of amazing new add-ons for the Cocos store during the summer. The winners of the event received gifts from the Cocos team. We had many entries and would like to share the top 10 winners before sharing our other favorites from the competition. We love all these great new tools for developers and hope you use them or even build your own in the future.

Sadly some of these extensions are only in the Chinese store. But most are free, and developers can access both English and Chinese stores. But note that Chinese purchases only work with WeChat Pay and Alipay, so if you are not using these, you won’t be able to purchase.

All prices are based on the prices shown when releasing this blog post and may change

Top 10 Extensions

1st Place – ccc-devtools-v3 by商无盐

Version requirement: 3.3 or better
Supporting platform: All
Price: 10 CNY (Not available in English store)

The awesome thing about this add-on is that when you start testing your games on Chrome, you can actually see the node tree and check on each node during runtime. That isn’t all. You can update node properties in real-time and outputs to the console—a valuable tool for those needing more QA testing support. The project is also available on GitHub if you check the store.

2nd Place – label-plus by 发哥2013

Version requirement: 3.5 or better
Supporting platform: Android / iOS / HMTL5
Price: Free (Not available in English store)

This out-of-the-box SDF BMFont generator can render components, compared with the conventional rendering method, so the text rendered based on SDF can be infinitely enlarged and kept clear, and the effects such as strokes and shadows can be achieved with almost no overhead with only a small texture to store SDF information.

3rd Place (tie) – CollisionMaster by I Am 98K

Version requirement: 3.5 or better Supporting platform: Android / iOS / HMTL5
Price: $29.99

CollisionMaster provides a high-performance and lightweight 3D collision manager to improve collision performance, and the package size is very small, which is very good for web-based game.

3rd Place (tie) – CocosTextMeshPro by阒无一人的喧嚣

Version requirement: 2.4.9 or better, 3.6 or better
Supporting platform: Android / iOS / HMTL5
Price: Free (Not available in the English Store)

A text rendering solution. Text rendering based on SDF, lossless enlargement, and support for BMFont with up to 8 textures. Provide a variety of special effects, such as color gradient, italics, underline, strikethrough, stroke, hollow, shadow, glow, and other special effects. It also provides a vertex data interface. You can freely create vertex animation, which supports the new typesetting mode ELLIPSIS, and when the text exceeds the node size, it automatically ends with “…”.

3rd place (Tie) – querry-asset by valiancer

Version requirement: 3.0 or better
Supporting platform: All
Price: 2.23 CNY (Not available in the English Store)

The use of the built-in search UUID of the editor can only locate the scene or prefab that uses the asset and cannot directly locate the node that uses the asset. If the asset is lost, the node that references the asset cannot be found based on the UUID of the missing asset. This tool implements two functions: finding scene references and missing nodes. Sadly only in Chinese.

Pixel Art Editor by 商无盐

Version requirement: 3.3 or better
Supporting platform: Android / iOS / HMTL5
Price: Free (Not available in the English Store)

A free pixel art editing tool for quickly making pixel images in the editor and importing them into the project. It has various convenient features, such as canvas selection of multiple sizes, adaptive windows, etc. Simple and easy to use, the author provides instructions in Chinese on the plug-in interface for easy use.

Tiny-asset by valiancer

Version requirement: 3.0 or better
Supporting platform: HMTL5
Price: 2.23 CNY (Not available in the English Store)

Use TinyPNG to compress image resources in your project. You can directly preview the compressed content. Supports batch compression and specified compressions.

Publish to Windows with one click by property

Version requirement: 3.0 or better
Supporting platform: PC
Price: Free (Not available in the English Store)

A plugin for publishing Windows-based games on Electron. Provides easy-to-use Windows APIs and builds to Windows with one click without complex configuration. The whole process is visualized, and the operation is simple, which can help developers who want to build to Windows and save a lot of time. The plug-in is free to download, but please note that this tool can only be run on Cocos Creator on Windows computers and does not currently support Mac.

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Etcpack-package by蓝色孤舟

Version requirement: 3.0 or better
Supporting platform: Android | iOS | HTML5
Price: $1.00

A tool that can speed up building ETC2. Out of the box, no additional learning is required. Less intrusion into the original project and high flexibility. The ETC2 that comes with the engine is single-threaded and takes a long time to build. In addition, the fast image selection is too distorted, and the slow selection is super slow. Considering the above two reasons, the author designed this plug-in.

SSRExtenisonMessagesTester by supersuracoon

Version requirement: 3.0 or better
Supporting platform: HTML5
Price: 0.66 CNY (Not available in the English Store)

A message tester helps developers quickly find solutions to feature points during plugin development. v3.x engine has a built-in message debugging tool and message list feature, but messages in the message list can only be looked at and require a little tinkering each time you want to test them. This plugin allows you to quickly select or try the message you want to test, add and remove parameters, test commands, and copy the test results to the project for direct use.

Property Background by property

Version requirement: 3.5.2 or better
Supporting platform: All
Price: 0.50 CNY (Not available in the English Store)

A very interesting little plug-in allows you to customize the Cocos Creator wallpaper by modifying the CSS of the editor’s body element and adjusting the opacity, wallpaper/font/border color.


Honorable Mentions

Cocos Enhance Kit by smallmain

Version requirement: 2.4 or better
Supporting platform: Android | iOS | HTML5
Price: $8.00

This open-source unofficial enhancement kit provides Cocos Creator engine feature enhancements, fixes, and optimizations. Though Cocos is working to improve stability, smallmain felt there were a few added features he wanted that wasn’t available for 2.x users. So he built additional resources for him and those who downloaded this extension.

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super-i18n by magician-f

Version requirement: 3.5 or better
Supporting platform: Android | iOS | HTML5
Price: $4

If you aren’t going to be upgrading from 3.5 to 3.6, this is one of the better international multilingual solutions. Let the project access multiple languages quickly and cheaply.

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[godxkey] Automatically bind resources by 肖_平

Version requirement: 3.4 or better
Supporting platform: Android | iOS | HTML5
Price: $1.50

Quickly view and bind resources with code to save some effort (instead of manually dragging resources to bind to code components). You can export the queried resources as JSON files to facilitate subsequent operations and avoid the tedious manual dragging. Auto bind can be used for multiple resources of multiple-level prefabs.

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[godxkey] Batch ReName Files

Version requirement: 3.4 or better
Supporting platform: All
Price: $1.50

Sometimes, it is troublesome to remove spaces and replace some strings of resource names. This extension allows you to batch fix file names or add to file names. Currently only works with .jpg, .png, .prefab, and .mp3 files.

record by allen1707

Version requirement: 3.0 or better
Supporting platform: All
Price: $0.14

A desktop screen recording plug-in embedded in Cocos Creator, which requires Chrome (Google) browser to be installed. Recordings will be exported to .webp format.

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