before more exporters..

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Post » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:30 am

Could we have some of the stuff thats been on the to do list for ever.

Its nice to be able to export to all and sundry but some simple updates to the mechanics wouldnt go amiss either.

In the layout editor.. zoom to mouse, select from z-list, group sprites and numerous other valid requests made over a long time.

I dont need reminding that Scirra is a small team etc, and i know they do have a superb product. Sometimes the little things can make a big difference.

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Post » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:24 am

C2 is banging on three years old, I get the feeling there is some justified frustration about the lack of a "killer app" more exporters makes that more possible...
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Post » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:43 am

[QUOTE=Pixel perfick] C2 is banging on three years old, I get the feeling there is some justified frustration about the lack of a "killer app" more exporters makes that more possible...[/QUOTE]

I disagree, i dont think getting more exporters in the mix will brings us closer to better aps. In fact, I think the contrary will result.

Seeing as more and more options and limitations to target platforms need to be kept in mind, and less and less available tutorials on how to decently export material to the new platforms are available.

When I first started with construct 2 ... it was a piece of cake exporting through ludei ....
But that is already giving me some issues now on occassion, relating to changes in construct 2 and ludei.

With crosswalk I'm getting terrible results with all my apps, so stopped using it.

The only options that decently work out of the box for me are the web variants. tbh, kind off of a let down.

I would prefer having a stable base relating to exports.
Meaning if I export something now, it would be nice if it behaved the same if I export it in half a year with the latest version.
Which in my opinion, currently is not the case.

whats happening with construct 2 atm, imo, is too many bells and horns trying to make it look its edging the latest market available tech ... but in reality, it performs poor due to lack of thurough usage and well worked out solutions.

I am getting my hopes up on some of that multiplayer material, but I dread its support and compatability.

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Post » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:01 pm

I trust Scirra know what they're doing. I guess the only thing I'm really waiting for besides a decent mobile exporter is the online multiplayer functionality, but I understand or believe that's being researched.
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Post » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:07 pm

@lennaert You say you disagree? it sounds like you agree...

I did not say more exporters is the right choice, it's just My take on the situation...

The lack of an official Scirra mobile exporter is a major omission from C2 only recently ludei's apparent distancing from C2 support has shown how relying on third parties is highly risky, in the past we had awesomium, another let down, now all hopes are pinned on crosswalk...Pixel perfick2014-01-28 12:07:55
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Post » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:30 pm

My point wasnt about the exporters specifically. Its the overlooking of other needed features.
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Post » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:45 pm

I've been expecting "Export to Arduino" for a while now.
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Post » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:02 pm

Sometimes I wish C2 was open source with licensing only for commercial products. Updates are really neat, but depending on a two man team certainly makes me nervous.
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Post » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:21 pm

I do agree.

I guess the people here who will use the new WII-U exporter for example are about 1-2%...and i think that is grabbing high.

there are some more things that are way more important than this.
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Post » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:34 pm

[QUOTE=Beaverlicious]

I guess the people here who will use the new WII-U exporter for example are about 1-2%...and i think that is grabbing high.
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Yes, I think you can remove the %. I agree with everything you said above, we have enought exporters.
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