export backward compatibility option

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Post » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:52 pm

Is it possible to get an option which assists in people using the latest beta version exporting as if it was the latest stable ?

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I have 151 beta atm, and desire that my export is compatible with latest release 146.

My export holds no features tied to the beta, ... at least, I think >_>   (perhaps an auto check for that, with a warning if it does hold beta related elements)

Reason for this, I myself and a few others ran in the issue when writing tutorials that when they export their capx's to share, that they are incompatible with people using the latest release instead of beta.

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Post » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:23 pm

This isn't advisable, but you can do it by saving your game as a .caproj file (File -> Save as Project), and opening the .caproj file on notepad.

There's a line written "<saved-with-version>15000</saved-with-version>", just change that number to whatever version you want. To check the right number, just install version 146, save any game as a .caproj and do the same thing to look at the number.

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Post » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:39 pm

Nice one :D thanks @andreyin !!!

Still, having it as an official feature wouldnt be so bad I guess.
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Post » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:54 pm

You shouldn't generally do this, because if you used any new features at all from the newer version it will probably explode in the old version.
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Post » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:05 pm

[QUOTE=Ashley] You shouldn't generally do this, because if you used any new features at all from the newer version it will probably explode in the old version.[/QUOTE]

:) expected pretty much

but is such an option viable ?
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Post » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:14 pm

[QUOTE=Ashley] You shouldn't generally do this, because if you used any new features at all from the newer version it will probably explode in the old version.[/QUOTE]

By explosion you mean small boom or thermonuclear?
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Post » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:33 pm

:-D :-D :-D

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would also like to have a downgrade feature btw :)
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Post » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:36 pm

[QUOTE=Beaverlicious] :-D :-D :-D

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would also like to have a downgrade feature btw :)[/QUOTE]

They tried that.
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Post » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:14 am

It's impossible to get new features working in older builds, and it's far too much work to track which features work in which releases when you can make a backup before using a new release.
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Post » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:18 am

@Ashley I'm sure you saw my other forum suggestions, and not to hijack this thread, but it would be awesome to add some kind of thanks or upvote system for specific posts as well.
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