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Post » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:51 pm

Its their choice whether or not to support Linux. Simple as that.

And I haven't Blue screened in years. If you don't like Windows then don't use it, but don't expect companies to bow to your whims because you have issues with one OS and wanted to move to another. You want to use Construct, you need the OS they support.

Its a 2 man team. Its not like they have all the time in the world. Hell they dont even have a MAC version yet. Linux is small potatoes compared to the Mac OS and Windows. So if they dont have a Mac version what makes you think they would have a Linux version? 0_o
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Post » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:07 pm

On a side note, you should use something like skydrive as your default save location instead of a local save. With skydrive you will have your project safe no matter what happens on your PC. Same for box.net, etc... save often to your sync folder and you don't have to worry. Also as suggested, Windows has been stable for a long time... if you are still using XP, then you are inviting disaster by choice anyway...
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Post » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:36 pm

I never asked them to bow to my whims, I simply asked for either a Linux version or a refund. No whim involved. Windows had a whim to crash, I'm simply making the obvious choice for stability. Go figure that it's MY fault that I want something stable, and it's MY fault Windows keeps crashing, and it's MY fault Linux has been 100% stable on my system, so it's obviously ME that's the problem and not Windows.
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Post » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:57 pm

I haven't had a BSoD since 95, maybe once on XP.

Asking for a refund is obscene, the program runs fine: Your issue is with the OS, and honestly if you're running a Frankenstein piece of tech ofcourse your OS is going to be stressed!

Linux is great, all of my servers run RedHat, I haven't advertised Windows servers in years... but at the end of the day I'm typing this message from a laptop running Windows 7, when I get home I'm going to be using Windows 8. Admittedly they also run Ubuntu, but that's when I'm feeling techy and want to play around with things.

Last I checked Linux had a market share of 2%, personally I'd rather Scirra focus on other features than a port.

Not sure if mentioned, but have you tried Wine?
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Post » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:14 pm

[QUOTE=roracle]It's not fair to someone who was an early adopter like myself that I can't even continue to use the software because it's not compatible with my OS.[/QUOTE]
It's not fair that you can't use the clearly advertised Windows application on Linux?

More and more it sounds like you're doing something wrong with your system, and as people have pointed out, it's not Scirras fault that you are having OS issues.

[QUOTE=roracle]I never asked them to bow to my whims,[/QUOTE]And the contradiction.[QUOTE=roracle]I simply asked for either a Linux version or a refund.[/QUOTE]

Being fed up with Microsoft and Windows is fine. Asking if a Linux version of C2 is possible is fine. Whining about Windows and outright demanding a Linux version, not so fine.inkBot2013-02-13 16:18:40
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Post » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:21 pm

[QUOTE=roracle] I never asked them to bow to my whims, I simply asked for either a Linux version or a refund. No whim involved. Windows had a whim to crash, I'm simply making the obvious choice for stability. Go figure that it's MY fault that I want something stable, and it's MY fault Windows keeps crashing, and it's MY fault Linux has been 100% stable on my system, so it's obviously ME that's the problem and not Windows.[/QUOTE]

Yes, its your fault that you are having OS issues. Its not Scirra's fault that YOUR copy of WINDOWS is having an issue. They should not have to eat a refund because their software works FINE, but WINDOWS (a product owned by MICROSOFT) does NOT Work.

Perhaps you should try updating your Windows? Reformat and install Win 7/8?

Otherwise, you are just gonna have to tough it out.
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Post » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:33 pm

@roracle You want a refund because you bought a Windows Application and your PC has issues with Windows...

As Scirra isn't responsible for your copy of windows, the state of your PC and have not advertised that this is a Linux product, asking for a refund seems pretty unfounded. You ask for a refund when the product you buy does not do what was advertised. I can't ask Mazda for a refund on my car because of the road construction near my house, or the rising price of gas... or the fact that it isn't a hybrid when I didn't buy a hybrid...BluePhaze2013-02-13 17:34:39
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Post » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:34 pm

Roracle, I don't intend to make you upset, but you need to re-examine your computer situation. I, too, have built many a "frankensteins" in my day and you need be very careful with component compatability, overlocking, and all those "hacks" that system builders often use.

Windows is rarely unstable nowadays, so if you're having so many problems that you're really frustrated, then I strongly urge you to consider that the design of your system is unstable. I'd also wonder if your copy/installation of Windows is a legit, licensed version of Windows. If you got it from someone, consider getting a legal copy. Make sure you have all updates installed and do some research about the up-to-date and compatible drivers.

Whether or not you accept this info doesn't matter, but in my 22 years of PC experience, your issues are always the result of (1) poor hardware compat or drivers (2) corrupt or illegal copy of Windows (3) too many programs, malware, etc running...

Take care
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Post » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:47 pm

I'm with Space Ape. There's the right thing to do and the wrong thing to do. We're just trying to help you out because your problem isn't with Construct, it's with your machine. I resent my post being surmised as an "M$ Lovefest"... and I'd like to say that you're kind of a jerk for being so standoffish during this whole thread.

You need some manners... and you'll have to ask another person for help there: I'm turning my back on ya. Good luck.Lovelocke642013-02-13 17:48:02
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Post » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:07 pm

I'm locking this topic as of now - it's become clear that nothing productive is coming of this thread. I'd just like to remind everyone to retain civility.

@roracle - This really isn't an issue to discuss with the community. I'd suggest taking your concerns to @Ashley or @Tom directly.
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