Is ActionScript more powerful than Construct?

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Post » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:11 pm

Hi, I'm just wondering if ActionScript can handle and do more stuff than Construct because I'm thinking of learning it. Just wondering if it would be a good option?
Thanks.
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Post » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:22 pm

I'm not really sure because I've never used ActionScript. However, as far as I know, Flash has no hardware acceleration or DirectX support, so all those features (V-sync, performance, effects, motion-blur, etc etc...) probably aren't available.
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Post » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:50 pm

No, it's definitely not.

It's meant for online games and web applications such as streaming music and video, and very little else. Not a substitute for a desktop game/application creator, but viable if you want to make certain online games.
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Post » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:58 pm

But is it a good language to learn to make games?
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Post » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:00 pm

[quote="Casho":37o1wpu6]But is it a good language to learn to make games?[/quote:37o1wpu6]
if you want to make simple games to be played in a web browser, sure.
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Post » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:14 pm

How simple?
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Post » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:33 pm

How simple depends entirely on your knowledge and creativity, but you ideas will be limited by just slowing down much sooner than say in Construct.

I personally hate flash games with the exception of one or two that don't feel like flash games.
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Post » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:14 pm

Well what do you think would be the powerful thing you could do in ActionScript?
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Post » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:19 pm

That's easy, most powerful thing is the ability to play your game entirely in a web browser.

Almost everyone has flash.
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Post » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:29 pm

No I mean what is the highest thing it could handle for example particles system?
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