I remember way, way back--about three, maybe four computers ago now--there were bunches of Nova editors and utilities. There was one that I had that would open a shan, load in the rleDs, and show you how the ship looked with lights, glow, shields, and where the weapon exit points were. It had check boxes to turn them each on and off.
Does anyone remember that, and what it was called? I'd assumed it was in MissionComputer, but it wasn't there when I looked. Was it part of Novatools? (I can't even remember the last computer I had that could run ResEdit.) I tried looking around for some of the others, but I couldn't find it on Ambrosia's site, and anything that wasn't there seems to be dead.
It's not vital by any means, but it'd sure be nice to have again.