Construct 3 Subscription Fee Or Buy (Pay Once) Vote

Post » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:47 pm

Tom wrote:Construct 3 is backwards compatible and can open Construct 2 projects, Construct 2 will not be able to open Construct 3 projects.

Because the project filetype is binary, users will not be able to comment out lines of code that prevent the project of being loaded either.


Construct 3 projects are a mix of binary files and JSON.

Thank you for clarifying this point. I think that it is important to make that clear to construct3 users who think they can just buy construct2 and use that on a project they spent a year on developing in construct3 - only to realize that they are in fact locked to construct3 for that and must instead buy another year of subscription.

That should be made clear prior to them investing in creating their project in construct3. Right now many users are misled to believe they can easily go back to construct2 if they don't like the subscription - without any consequence to their work.

Please add it to the FAQ
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:22 pm

Yep fair enough, have updated FAQ.
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:30 pm


The "Pay to own" part in that article sounds really appealing. I hope Scirra takes a look at that. That option could calm some of the concerns.
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:25 pm

Because the project filetype is binary


That's terrible for team work and subversioning....................
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:55 pm

Psychokiller1888 wrote:
Because the project filetype is binary


That's terrible for team work and subversioning....................

So Construct 3 saves binary blobs that can not be edited externally and are difficult for tracking changes.

Fusion 3 will save project files as simple editable json text files that can be edited externally and that makes it better suited for team projects and github version control.
http://www.clickteam.com/fusion-3-devel ... ?f3id=8769

Will Scirra consider moving to that approach when they release desktop versions of construct3 ?
That would be a feature request that would be beneficial to the users more than the developers of the game engine. :P
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:21 pm

I really appreciate these updates on what Fusion 3 will do.
I wonder if we would be welcome to go over there and keep them updated on C3's progress.
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:40 pm

blurymind wrote:So Construct 3 saves binary blobs that can not be edited externally and are difficult for tracking changes.

While we haven't head anything about how Scirra plans to handle team collaboration, I hope they do have some efficient solution for that. ClickTeam is getting ready to support it, so I don't think it's something Scirra can evade. Again, I'm not implying on that they want to, we still don't know all details.
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:47 pm

newt wrote:I really appreciate these updates on what Fusion 3 will do.
I wonder if we would be welcome to go over there and keep them updated on C3's progress.


Who cares?
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:57 pm

Sebastian wrote:
newt wrote:I really appreciate these updates on what Fusion 3 will do.
I wonder if we would be welcome to go over there and keep them updated on C3's progress.


Who cares?


Generally when people want to find out about a product they will go to that product's website.

Constantly making references here seems a bit petty.
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:02 pm

blurymind wrote:So Construct 3 saves binary blobs that can not be edited externally and are difficult for tracking changes.


It's a mix of binary and JSON. You'll have to wait for Ash to update you on what this means exactly.
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