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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:22 am

What programming language does scirra use? Is it python? Or something else?
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:27 am

@jbrown2177
What do you mean by 'use'? The language that the Construct 2 engine is built with? Or the language in which the executable code is generated? If the latter, that's JavaScript.

And just for interest, why do want to know?
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:54 am

It's not written in Python, I'm pretty sure. Looks like C++ or C# to me. (If you mean the actual software.)
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:28 am

If anyone's making bets, my money is on C++
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:44 pm

I'm wanting to know so I can learn about the language and become more familiar with it.
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:13 pm

If your plan is to make games then Construct Classic uses Python and Construct 2 uses Java Script. Both of them mainly have D&D interface.
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:14 pm

right, just to make sure it's clear cuz of the variety of answers

Construct Classic is programmed in c++. the runtime runs compiled c++. you make games using events, and you have the option to use python for scripting, and you can make plugins for it using c++

Construct 2, I'm not sure what it's programmed in. I think maybe C++ or C#, or maybe visual basic as someone said. you make games using events. the runtime runs in html5/javascript/webgl.   it has no in editor scripting as of now, and you can make plugins for it using javascript
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:54 pm

The Construct 2 editor is written in C++ - more info here on Construct 2's architecture.

As I mentioned, it generates executable code (for browsers) in JavaScript.

@jbrown2177
Thanks for clarifying your interest. If you're wanting to "learn about the language and become more familiar with it", I guess you mean the language of the generated code, JavaScript? But keep in mind that the great appeal of Construct 2 is that you need to know nothing of JavaScript to build very cool games.

But maybe you're wanting to write a game Constructor yourself? Velojet2012-03-18 19:11:54
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:43 pm

Just to confirm, the C2 editor is C++, and the runtime is Javascript.
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Post » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:12 pm

Well, I was trying to see how much code I need to know in order to use the program. So if I knew a little about C++ then I could do better in Construct.
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