So What Is Your First Impression Of C3?

Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:44 pm

Today is the release of the free Beta of C3 and if you have not tried it here is the link:

https://editor.construct.net/

I gave it a try this morning and had a few problems getting the demo's to run until I turned off adblocker and enabled pop ups.

Then I tried a few of my current C2 games that don't have alot of events and no addons but couldn't get them to run.

Finally got one game that has only 20 events to run so I could test it a llttle and it worked fine.

Noticed some significant lag when I frst ran C3 and after posting a bug report I checked my platform settings and discovered I was running Chrome 32 which came on the 64 bit computer I purchased a year ago so I updated to Chrome 64 and that seems to have solved some of the lag problem so C3 was useful in that respect.

I have not tried designing a game in C3 yet and will probably try that tonight but if you have and you want to share your experiences or first impressions of C3 I would be interested in your impressions.

Try to keep it civil and remember this is a Beta test so bugs are expected for awhile.
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:18 pm

Im pretty sure this should be on a tshirt:
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:21 pm

newt wrote:Im pretty sure this should be on a tshirt:
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LOL- did you try to change your profile pic too?
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:28 pm

First impression was that the start page could use a bit of UX love. Looks a bit messy and too grey.

The first thing I noticed different from C2 is that I can finally use touch completely in C3 without any extra 3rd party apps. C2 has terrible touch/stylus support. So this is a big plus, since I'm usually developing on a Surface Pro 4, on my back in the Sofa.

Everything else seemed very familiar but a bit more polished. Except for the layout and event sheet tabs that looks out of place with the rest of the UI design. My OCD working with UX/UI design kicks in on small things like this.

Two finger zooming in layout is jumpy/doesn't work. Scrolling works with one finger which feels a bit odd. Usually that's a 2 finger command in most apps.

I couldn't open any of my C2 files in PC but some worked on Mac. Nothing happened when I clicked open. No errors, they just didn't load.

Besides from that, and considering it's beta so far I haven't noticed anything major.
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:29 pm

I want to try the editor, but I can't yet. :(
Seriously, I want to love it- but I have to wait several more months or more, unfortunately. But the good news is that most of the bugs will be sorted out by then. :)
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:30 pm

lamar wrote:
newt wrote:Im pretty sure this should be on a tshirt:
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LOL- did you try to change your profile pic too?



Its pretty close already.
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:32 pm

My first impression - C2 in a browser.

I would prefer a normal downloadable version.
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:37 pm

My first impression is that this is actually an alpha build and not ready for public beta testing yet. I'll probably be checking back in a few weeks to see where the development is at by then.
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:42 pm

Burvey wrote:My first impression is that this is actually an alpha build and not ready for public beta testing yet. I'll probably be checking back in a few weeks to see where the development is at by then.


Hey Burvey!

Haven't seen you around the forum much. Hope all is well.

Yes I have to agree and with only 40 events and no features that were hyped to test I can't see how this is helping them to sell people on C3 and may do the opposite.

This should have been run with experienced apha testers instead of a public release I think.
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Post » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:44 pm

xoros wrote:My first impression - C2 in a browser.

I would prefer a normal downloadable version.


I have pressed them on a desktop version and they said they would have a free version available but maybe not until after the game jam.
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