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Post » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:47 am

alspal wrote:It doesn't really matter what the overall usage is because Steam represents the largest computer gaming market by far (although it does depend on who you want money from).

Wow, I just had a look at their survey data. Over 17% speak Russian?

English 49.88%+0.48%
Russian 17.48% -0.68%
German 5.38% +0.08%
Spanish 4.76% -0.13%
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Post » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:03 am

However You cut the numbers it's a lot of people still using XP for sure...Me being one of them.

I don't see it as any surprise that many still use XP, lets face it you go buy a more powerful PC install a more recent resource eating, bloated O.S and voila your PC is the same speed...

Not only that but a PC is usually full of a users private, documents, work, photos, programs ect ect, collected over many years that may not be compatible with a newer O.S or they simply do not feel the need to upgrade when their current P.C and O.S does everything they ask of it...
As long as I can move left, right and fire, I'm Happy...
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Post » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:58 am

TheDom wrote:Wow. originally I was VB.net programmer. I even developed a software IDE that lets you use almost any language in combination with any scripting language providing special features. I had heavy HTML and server side scripting knowledge. But when I starting to look for the right environment to develop games, I chose C2, after extensive research. In addition, I continue to try new solutions and development environments, but the guys from Scirra continue to keep C2 at the head of the curve with continuous MAJOR additions and updates. I've found it to be the most robust development environment there is in it's class. I've been developing a range of games with C2. Most are for the mobile web. However, I'm also developing a pseudo 3D game with C2, that other developers told me I can't do in a 2D environment.

Check this gameplay video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb2B1Qn_NNw#t=29

C2 has made me a better coder...


http://www.neoprofessor.com
http://www.nakedgametalk.com


Wow thats just amazing, not even sure how to even begin making a pseudo 3d game with C2 like that heh
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Post » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:07 pm

An awful lot of posts in this thread, both from users and from Scirra staff, palm off problems as being solved in some vague, undefined future. This does nothing to solve the problems of users in the here and now, and when these problems

a.) render advertised functionality (iOS exporter, for one notorious example) practically non-functional without the use of live sacrifice or other forbidden magics
b.) have sat around un-addressed for literal years while the developers work on features that, while cool and flashy, are slightly less important than Making Things Work

...it's hard to maintain faith in the concept of C2 being viable for non-desktop games. It's great that things are finally getting in motion with the Crosswalk partnership, but the Ludei debacle should have been dealt with long ago, and the seeming current attitude of "cross your fingers and hope a thing happens" is extremely discouraging.
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Post » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:28 am

Pixel perfick wrote:However You cut the numbers it's a lot of people still using XP for sure...Me being one of them.

Windows XP is 13 years old. It is no longer supported by Microsoft, so it's illogical that others should do so, despite how you feel about it. Windows 7 and 8 are fine. Windows XP, as nice and stable as it may have been for you, is done. Take the plunge and get a new computer with a better OS. There are so many basic things that Windows XP cannot even do that it boggles the mind why people still even use it. Especially people who fancy themselves game developers or web designers.

Just my opinion, though. Cue someone to come in here and defend Windows XP until the cows come home, I guess.
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Post » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:21 am

It's not a matter of defending XP or the use thereof, it's the matter that a significant portion of the user base still uses those operating systems, so it makes sense to target them if you can. 10% or more users is quite significant.

Regardless, as Ashley said, he's going to make node webkit always run with the blacklist off, which should mean that XP and vista will have hardware acceleration again. I'm a bit concerned about the potential instability, because if the chrome team has decided not to support XP and vista anymore that means they won't try to improve stability on those operating systems either, but hopefully it will still work fine for most people.
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Post » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:31 am

Today nVidia announced they will no longer support DX10 graphics cards, that means cards as recent as 4 years ago to the 8800GT of 8 years ago, will not be updated.

As far as technology goes, Windows XP is so ancient I seriously doubt gamers would be sticking with it for much longer, considering it can't even run a lot of the newer games built for DX11.

But the move to change node webkit is good regardless.
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Post » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:33 am

@teacherpeter "a new computer with better OS"?
@Arima teacherpeter probably talks about Ubuntu.
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Post » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:56 am

teacherpeter wrote:Just my opinion, though. Cue someone to come in here and defend Windows XP until the cows come home, I guess.

It's funny you know, people said the same stuff when Vista came out. And guess what, Vista's dead, and just under 30% of (daily utilised) internet linked computers still use XP. Windows XP will last another 2 or 3 years yet, by which time Windows 7 will be dead. So you could ask, why are you touching Win7, it's dead and buried.

There are so many basic things that Windows XP cannot even do that it boggles the mind why people still even use it.

AS a XP user, there's not a single important program I've come across which doesn't run on it. XP can run newer programs. Yet Win7 has all sorts of capacity troubles with all sorts of programs (And Win7 backwards capability is a fail). There are so many useful programs Win7 can't use, it boggles my mind why people have ever used it.


See, there are two sides to the coin, and attempting to ground off the face of one side is grudging without sense. While there's a significant proportion of the market still using any system, it's beneficial to tap into that market. When there isn't, only then is it dead.
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Post » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:30 am

A LOT of the XP machines are corporate office use (I say this from personal experience with IT for large companies in Australia), they rarely upgrade because its simply not worth the $$. These machines don't factor into the gaming scene so do not be so quick to base your game design on them.

Win7 is going to have a very long lifespan, because it supports dx11, and the major console for the next cycle of 8 to 10 years are dx11 based.
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