Source data files are the files found in your editing kit's data folder. These are the assets which have not yet been converted into tag format by Tool (or Sapien in the case of scripts). In most cases, assets within data will have a corresponding tag under the same folder layout in tags.

Types of data

In the data folder you will typically find:

Compiling to tag format

The process of converting these assets into tag format is called compilation or sometimes importing. Instructions for the official process can be found on Tool's page. There are also community-made tools which convert assets to tags, like Invader and Mozzarilla, which can offer a different user experience or advanced features.