So What Is Your Second Impression of C3 And Will You Buy?

Post » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:35 am

I have to say, good riddance. The negativity has curbed my curiosity and impulse a bit and I am much less likely to purchase at this price point with the negativity on the forums.

I read through this post and saw that the guy was clearly trying to incite negative opinions and has some kind of vendetta against Scirra. To see the dev's respond directly and try to mediate the situation was unexpected and well, refreshing.
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Post » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:19 am

I am on OS X, and love the fact that I don't have to run a VM to run C3. I actually bought a beefier Mac just so it could handle running C2 in a VM, so now I'll have lots of extra power just to play games.

I'm definitely going to be subscribing to C3. Thanks for working so hard on this wonderful product.
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Post » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:36 am

Tom wrote:Was happy to be a bit more patient during the last few weeks because some people are upset with the large changes we're going through. Unfortunately now he's sent us a pretty nasty and threatening email and I'm having to spend a bit of time doing damage control on other forums he's trying to drag us through the mud on... all part of running an online business though! Fortunately this is a rare event :roll:

Thanks for all the feedback everyone, we are ready absolutely everything being posted right now (good and bad) and we are taking it all into account.


Not funny at all, somehow expected that behavior Hope you get that under your control.

But isn't it hilarious that the very same person was all up against that platform in another thread telling everyone about how bad their content is and giving law advice :D
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Post » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:01 am

I'll definitely be buying, though I do plan to continue using C2 until they release a desktop version.

Still not a big fan of the subscription but at the end of the day if the new model means that more money can go towards quality exporters and development then I can live with that.
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Post » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:05 am

I'm still on the fence but the last couple of Blog posts have made me take a more positive interest.
Some of the Positives are also negatives. i.e Double Edged sword.

+ Points.
  • Works on my Mac. Used Parallels previously, but nice to know it's now basically "officially supported"
  • Now it can work on iPad etc.
  • Addon Managers seems to be a great idea and I can see it work well if implemented with some sort of online "marketplace" similar to Unity asset store.
  • Seems quite fast currently will see when we load more stuff - if the runtime is being re-written thats also a big positive.
  • Still the great event system - even be a bit cleaner now.

- Points
  • Yearly Subscription
  • In a browser...Chrome. So now the Menu button is in the way and oddly placed and one loses quit a bit of space at the top to accommodate the tabs actual browser menu bar and address bar.
  • Can't save to hard drive: I like the fact that I can save to DropBox / OneDrive but imho there NEEDS to be an offline save. For the love of all things NOT cloud. Please.
  • Always needed to be connected to internet to launch. - No internet...well you are SOL paying friend.
  • Scrollbars are same color and design as the resize bars.
  • Having to deal with Doubleclick.net, Google cookies

Thats my impressions thus far. It's basically C2 in a browser but buying into other potential I suppose when getting C3.
I'll decide closer to the time if I'll sub even though I absolutely hate the idea. Since I have no way to budget properly with my exchange rate basically going down the tubes every month. I'll probably sub for the first year, and compare it with F3 and GMS2 and then take stock on affordability vs speed vs capability.
IF the subs means that we get exciting features more regularly and in additions of plugins, behaviors and so on it will make it more palatable to pay every year.
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Post » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:19 am

@Havok couple of small corrections/comments:

Now it can work on iPad etc.

It wont work on your iPad, iPhone etc and probably wont for the foreseeable future. Android support is good though.

In a browser...Chrome. So now the Menu button is in the way and oddly placed and one loses quit a bit of space at the top to accommodate the tabs actual browser menu bar and address bar.


This is a good point. Desktop build will get rid of that, and secondly in Chrome:
- Open https://editor.construct.net
- Click options in top right
- Click 'more tools'
- Click 'add to desktop'
- Make sure 'open in new window' is selected

This will create a desktop shortcut where Construct 3 opens without any of the browser UI :)

Can't save to hard drive: I like the fact that I can save to DropBox / OneDrive but imho there NEEDS to be an offline save. For the love of all things NOT cloud. Please.


You can save and open files locally! Cloud is completely optional!

Always needed to be connected to internet to launch. - No internet...well you are SOL paying friend.


Works offline 100% fine! Try bookmarking https://editor.construct.net once it's finished loading completely. Pull your internet cable out, and open the shortcut. It should work just fine :) We're working on a solution to make sure this works with paid versions, it will likely just require you to be online a minimum of once per month just to ensure your license is still active.

Having to deal with Doubleclick.net, Google cookies


Are aware some users wont be comfortable with Google Analytics, users who purchase a license from us will have the option to disable all of that.
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Post » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:46 am

Tom wrote:@Havok couple of small corrections/comments:

Now it can work on iPad etc.

It wont work on your iPad, iPhone etc and probably wont for the foreseeable future. Android support is good though.

Oh, thats a pity. Not a major issue though - doubt I would have used that a lot.

In a browser...Chrome. So now the Menu button is in the way and oddly placed and one loses quit a bit of space at the top to accommodate the tabs actual browser menu bar and address bar.


This is a good point. Desktop build will get rid of that, and secondly in Chrome:
- Open https://editor.construct.net
- Click options in top right
- Click 'more tools'
- Click 'add to desktop'
- Make sure 'open in new window' is selected

This will create a desktop shortcut where Construct 3 opens without any of the browser UI :)


I don't seem to have the "Add to Desktop" option in More tools. Unless I'm missing something?
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Can't save to hard drive: I like the fact that I can save to DropBox / OneDrive but imho there NEEDS to be an offline save. For the love of all things NOT cloud. Please.


You can save and open files locally! Cloud is completely optional!

I did not see the "Download copy" as to save the file. :mrgreen:

Always needed to be connected to internet to launch. - No internet...well you are SOL paying friend.


Works offline 100% fine! Try bookmarking https://editor.construct.net once it's finished loading completely. Pull your internet cable out, and open the shortcut. It should work just fine :) We're working on a solution to make sure this works with paid versions, it will likely just require you to be online a minimum of once per month just to ensure your license is still active.

Oh great. Maybe it was a glitch then? I connected, logged out disconnected and got a page not found error. I tried again now and it seems to log in.
Once a month is fine I just don't want to have to be connected to work if i need to.

Having to deal with Doubleclick.net, Google cookies


Are aware some users wont be comfortable with Google Analytics, users who purchase a license from us will have the option to disable all of that.
:lol:

Thanks for helping me out here Tom.
Starting to feel a bit more optimistic about paying for privilege ;)
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Post » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:21 am

I don't seem to have the "Add to Desktop" option in More tools. Unless I'm missing something?


@Havok Sadly that awesome feature is disabled in Chrome for Mac. However there is still a way ;) https://www.lessannoyingcrm.com/blog/20 ... e+on+a+Mac
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Post » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:44 am

Anonnymitet wrote:
I don't seem to have the "Add to Desktop" option in More tools. Unless I'm missing something?


@Havok Sadly that awesome feature is disabled in Chrome for Mac. However there is still a way ;) https://www.lessannoyingcrm.com/blog/20 ... e+on+a+Mac

Does this allow using multiple screens? My desktop app on Mac works fine but I can't pull windows out of the main window. :(
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Post » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:47 am

@Havok

I see you are on mac... Check out my thread how to do it on mac.
https://www.scirra.com/forum/pro-tip-open-c3-in-app-mode_t189550
Follow my progress on Twitter
or in this thread Archer Devlog
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