ESP-12 and IDE

I have a quick question and hope someone can help. I have an ESP-12 from a cheap source and I want to run it. I’m not sure what board I should select through the IDE.
Should I use the “nodeMCU 0.9 (ESP-12 module)” or the “Generic 8266 Module”?
Will they both work?
Thanks

Look at the documentation for the core.

That may just change the pin mapping - NodeMCU numbered all the pins differently from how the manufacturer did (presumably due to the same madness that led them to use LUA), but everyone else uses the manufacturer pin numbers.

Thx DrAzzy i looked it up found my answer. :wink: