[How do I]Frequently asked questions

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Post » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:28 pm

This is amazing! This will help me a lot!
Thank you!
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Post » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:12 am

Nice post Thanx !!!
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Post » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:43 am

Excellent list.

Perhaps include a section on integrating foreign bits of code, for beginners. For instance this:

http://jsoup.org

There's probably lots of people like me who want to jump ahead and then come back to the simple stuff when they've got a prototype working.

Maybe even a specific topic for prototyping - as that's really the strong selling point of Construct2.
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Post » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:56 am

@smallbear: For your first comment, implementing foreign bits of code, that's kind of what the SDK is there for and a dedicated forum exists.
Nevertheless, SDK isn't "inside" C2 and is more developer oriented than those "extracts"/bits of events you can use within C2 itself.

For prototyping, I'm not sure exactly what you imply. This FAQ relies on topics in the forums that provide specific examples/questions that people ask/provides.
One can consider that most of those examples are prototypes or ways to achieve your own prototypes.
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Post » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:05 am

"This is a technical manual for javascript programmers."

Says it all really.

Re: prototyping - well, yes technically, and Twitter and Facebook are also examples of modern literature.

There are non-tech people who will use Construct to prototype - like me. Make it easy for them and they will come in droves, make it hard (see above) and you undermine the basic premise of making it easier. It's up to the developers really.

That's what i mean by prototyping - accessible prototyping, not something I can do with a degree in programming in another programming environment anyway.

I just assumed that was implicit.
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Post » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:25 am

@smallbear: There's no way to "dumb down" the SDK implementation unfortunately, because it is what it is, JavaScript implementing.
Also, the SDK is not something required to use C2 as almost everything can be done through the events system.
As any other coding "language" it takes time and practice to get used to it, but C2's event systems lowers greatly the barrier. And if you really need to add some "external" feature through the SDK, the manual introduction gives the first steps to take.
But you have the learn JavaScript and it's out of the scope of this FAQ.

I'm sorry, I'm still not sure I fully understand your point on prototyping though.
C2 is marketed as a quick prototyping tool. But it doesn't prevent users from going through the beginner's tutorials to get the basics of how C2 works and then moving on to "more complicated" programming/concepts.
And since there is a full section of the website dedicated to those tutorials which are categorised according to the "level" of the users, as well as the regular manual, that's why those aren't listed in this FAQ.

The FAQ focuses on specifics questions. "How do I realize that specific feature in C2".Kyatric2014-02-04 02:32:38
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Post » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:36 pm

@Kyatric

Some of the links are broken ;-(

(e.g. both of the links to the explanations about LERP does not work)

Think its the new forum things...
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Post » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:02 am

@cvp:
Explanation of lerp - link
Even more clarification of LERP - link

I'll try to see if I can edit the FAQ later, for now it looks like a giant mess I'd rather not get into before having checked with Tom.

@All: In the meantime though, in case some topics seems to miss/be badly linked check the URL (by putting the mouse over) and try to use the name of the topic in the URL in the advanced search (not just regular, be sure to go in advanced) and search for those terms.
The search engine of the forum is now far more practical and efficient than the old one and can display even the older threads without having to check a special option that most would miss.
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Post » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:10 am

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I have a good example ( i guess) on how to adapt your game to multiple ipad and iPhone resolutions.

Here https://www.scirra.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=147&t=96191
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Post » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:44 am

Hi, great page, thanks !

New tip :

Category: General/Misc
Question: Convert rgb(r,g,b) to C2 internal color value
Link to the answer: https://www.scirra.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=160&t=85796
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