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Post » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:29 am

When are you going to be working on C2 full time?
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:56 am

Hi

I am new here and just came across Construct2.

I have one major Q since I have read thru the forum.

How do I learn to use Construct2?

There are no tutorials or anything. Do I follow the tutorials for Construct 1 and the development cycle is the same as Construct2?

There are some tutorials for Construct 1 on the wiki. Is the process of dev. the same with Construct 2 except that Construct 2 exports to HTML5? If I follow those tutorials will it enable me to use Construct 2?

Thanks
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:09 am

Yea, learn C1 and you'll know C2. It's the same program, just undergoing a rewrite. A few minor differences here and there.
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:49 am

[quote="Davioware":j0p7tvs2]Yea, learn C1 and you'll know C2. It's the same program, just undergoing a rewrite. A few minor differences here and there.[/quote:j0p7tvs2]

Thanks for that. I checked out the tutorial video on Youtube and that helped a lot.

One problem I have with C2 is the texture editor. In C1 there was a nice editor but in C2 the stupid MS Paint comes up. I cannot open a premade image nor can I get transparent PNG's. I have resorted to copying and renaming my PNG files into the new project to replace the ones mspaint creates so as to be able to import my own images.

Edit. Just read the change log for c32.2 and I can drag and drop sprites into the layout. Beautiful. Solved my immediate problem. Thanks Ashley.

Another problem is that there are only 2 types of insertable objects so no tiling background unless I clone the images.
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:08 am

The current version of C2 is for testing purposes. There will be a pay version, as well as a free one eventually, but unless your interested in taking part in the testing, you would be better off using C0.xx.
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:50 pm

[quote="Dapeeper":23kfyryv]In C1 there was a nice editor but in C2 the stupid MS Paint comes up.[/quote:23kfyryv]
C2 is in an early state of development. It is incomplete. The image editor is one of many things that hasn't been coded yet. That, as well as other plugins like tiled background, are things we will get round to soon, but we're not quite there yet.

BTW C2 launches the system program associated with editing PNG files. Paint.NET is a good alternative, with good transparency support. If you install that, it should launch as the image editor for C2 as well. MS Paint is what comes with Windows, and yes, it sucks!
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:13 pm

[quote="Ashley":q2hgbeoi]MS Paint is what comes with Windows, and yes, it sucks![/quote:q2hgbeoi]
I'm not so sure about that :mrgreen:
[url:q2hgbeoi]http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2066909/insane_ms_paint_drawing_audi_allroad_quattro/[/url:q2hgbeoi]
[url:q2hgbeoi]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-BD98yFsVY[/url:q2hgbeoi]

Maybe tools are just as good as the people using it (so yeah, for me MS Paint sucks :P )
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:14 pm

Well, for C2, MS Paint does suck, because it doesn't support transparency at all, which is a really important feature for game graphics!
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:21 pm

i second non-transparency suckage...lol
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Post » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:26 pm

Yes I know about that. Just wanted to bring in some humor with a wink... Didn't work, so I suck at humor, too :D
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