Are tools actually needed? When you want to create a simple track with the Offroad kit, no - they are not needed! But when it comes on the more advanced part of track creation, yes - tools are needed. The most known tool for creating instance tracks is RV Glue which is part of the RVTmod tools.
The RVTmod7 tool is a very handy tool kit that contains of the following three programs:
RVminis are a couple small tools that can be useful for trackmaking. You can use many of those tools to enchance your trackmaking experience.
We will use GIMP for creating textures for the track. If you tried to use GIMP before and didn’t like it: Don’t worry. You will see that it suits our needs perfectly. Everything you could want to do with it will be explained in a later tutorial.
An alternative we don't really recommend. You can download Photoshop CS2 for free here.
This is an option. If you are planning to have some 3D sounds in your track, you might want to download this audio editor to get your sound files right.
The tutorials will focus on how to create tracks for Re-Volt 1.2 or RVGL. Get the game here.
That's it for now. You are pretty much covered. What you should have now: