Construct 3 in standalone mode

Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:36 pm

Cause this browser based thing is at first glance and usage just horrible.
I love you Scirra, but sorry, it's enough for me, where is the software?
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:39 pm

What aspects of the usage specifically are you not enjoying? It's important for us to find out to see if we can improve it. Is it just the fact it's in the browser, or anything specific?
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:50 pm

I'm digging it so far. Wish i was able to purchase the full thing already. But i understand its beta.

Sorry you are probably going to get a lot of haters over the next few weeks.

@Sebastien - they said that the stand alone version would come out eventually. not yet though
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:12 pm

Try choosing "Add to desktop" from the Chrome menu (under 'More tools') and ticking "Open as window". You then get an icon that opens in its own window without any of the usual browser UI like the address bar. And like usual it works offline too. This makes it work pretty close to a desktop app.
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:31 pm

It's difficult to express my first feelings, english is not my native language. But there is - for me - not the same comfort. It's a window with web based windows in a browser, the feeling is not the same. I am so sorry dear @Tom to have this first "à priori", but comfort is not at all what I expected. I have to take a step back to really test in depth what you propose. But I must confess that ergonomy - from my point of view - will never be the same in a browser than with your previous standalone software, and that is my personal and professional point of view for now. I know you heard that afterwards and that the standalone version will come, allowed me while waiting to worry. Hey, @Justifun, I'm not a ****king hater, I want the best for Scirra and I will, and hope be here, for them too. Thanks @Ashley for the last trick, I will try to switch to desktop mode while continue testing the browser mode.
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:37 pm

@Sebastien, thank you for your comments they are appreciated and I understand your point of view. It's is a radical change, and we know some people will not be comfortable with it (at least at first). Hopefully the desktop build will be more suited to you.
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:29 pm

Thanks @Tom and everyone, I hope, to have understood, indeed, this change, like you said, radical. Will we ask tomorrow and for example designers to create on Photoshop, Flash or other with one or more tabs in Chrome, Firefox or Opera? For past two years, I have sacrificed, bet, a lot of my time and life to master gamedesign "alone" to death by choosing your software rather than other solutions whose names I will pass, and I finished, at the price of many misery, to end up finding my place in terms of development, creativity, originality, performances, and professionalism. I like squared and optimised things, I'm a perfectionist and I have long waited for improvements worthy of the name, so this C3 represents for me a form of Holy Grail. Many things with C2 have for a long time disturbed me, in particular terms of features on events (I am a pro coder after all and at the base), editions of images, layers, ergonomics also and so on, "etc"... I hope that all this work will not be in vain, and will not find itself overnight disintegrates in the air just for money cloud fashion.
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:38 pm

One way of looking at it is you don't need to download an installer, giving it permission to access your system, and going through all its steps. I think just visiting a URL in your browser and clicking "Add to desktop" is a much smoother experience, and then you can more or less treat C3 as a native app.
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Post » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:53 am

Thanks @Ashley, It's done, but, I can't say why... It's very instinctive, but I've never felt comfortable with web apps compared to native apps. Especially if it's a software with so advanced possibilities, even in full screen mode, even without browser toolbars. I must admit hardly imagine developers on Unity, doing a herculean work with Chrome without becoming completly crazy before closing everything.

In addition, I'm a sort of mad clicker, using all the time keyboard shortcuts to copy/paste, find everything quickly, swap between the entire pipeline, close windows, etc. I like to see my tools as independent but obedient soldiers with everything in its right place. This is something, for me and probably in my habits, more robust and secure than other else modern web stuff and which on the other hand avoids me from committing many errors of manipulation.

In any case, and even if I have not yet been able to take all the time desired to test the new draft, I will try to make efforts cause, after all, you deserve it with a real and incontestable talent. And I have forgotten to mention it: this promise of C3 seems very neat and bring some rather revolutionary innovations for the future and the quality of our projects. I understand that this can also represent a considerable cost to you in terms of maintenance at many levels. Just do not forget us for the standalone version, I guess I'm not the only one hoping for that.

Damn, where is my floating tab now? :)
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Post » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:36 am

Ashley wrote:One way of looking at it is you don't need to download an installer, giving it permission to access your system, and going through all its steps. I think just visiting a URL in your browser and clicking "Add to desktop" is a much smoother experience, and then you can more or less treat C3 as a native app.


First of all very grateful you have made such a good engine.

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Say something about my experience

Do not know if you have heard about the GFW - the great fire wall;

In my country, installing and upgrading chrome is already a difficult thing,

This has made most people unable to reach and to know C2,

While the online version of the C3, then let a lot of people who already knows C2 discouraged.
In fact, many of the new features of C3 in the shadow of GFW basically become a joke or a mockery;

google、dropbox 、facebook、twitter、youtube……many site needs to be accessed via vpn(Most of the time the speed is very slow)
This means that we have to pay extra by traffic or time,but this is not the most serious thing.
In some place of my country, using vpn、vps, such behavior is defined as a crime...http://www.solidot.org/story?sid=51849
In the future we may have to use C3 and braved the risk of being fined or even arrested…

funny ...
ridiculous... right?
The above content may seem too horrifying.
The actual situation is actually not so much better.
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There is another point,For English users may not have this trouble.
Need to switch input method frequently is also a very annoying thing.
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