The Construct 2 Wiki

Discussion and feedback on Construct 2

Post » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:44 pm

The Construct 2 Wiki is up! Right now, we've got about 30 articles up on the wiki ranging from individual behaviors such as bullet, to collision detection, to timing, and everything in between!

http://construct2.wikispaces.com

Why does Construct 2 need a wiki?

  1. With the team at Scirra hard at work on both maintaining Construct 2 and also developing Construct 3, it's up to the community to pool their knowledge together.
  2. Much of the information currently on the wiki wouldn't really be suitable as tutorials (which are really more like "how-to" guides)
  3. The forums are not a substitute for a well-maintained wiki. You can only sticky so many threads before it starts to get overwhelming. Additionally, as Construct is developed, older informative threads on the forums may no longer be applicable.
  4. The wiki can act as a complimentary reference to the existing manual.

Wikis are easy to maintain, update, and can grow as Construct continues to grow. Having a community-centric wiki for Construct 2 that is constantly being updated is a win for everybody.

I'll be updating this thread from time to time to post updates and articles. I chose to host the wiki on WikiSpaces rather than something like Wikia because I wanted the wiki to be ad-free.
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Post » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:37 pm

This is nice! Thanks for this. :)
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Post » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:11 am

I've got the permissions set up such that anyone can edit pages. For some reason, anonymous users cannot create new pages but I'm working on getting that fixed.

In the meantime, I've created a generic user to represent the Scirra community that people can use if they want to create new pages or start discussions.
User: constructuser
Password: constructuser

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Post » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:47 am

Cool idea! The manual can sometimes be pretty brief so it would be good to have a central place with some more expanded knowledge.
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Post » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:32 pm

Thanks guys!

I've added a new article to the wiki:
Collisions with respect to framerate
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Post » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:46 pm

great idea!
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Post » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:13 pm

looks great
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Post » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:26 pm

I like the idea of "Explanation" and "Workarounds" on some pages. Things like that help people a lot to understand how things works.
Manual is great for telling what you have in engine (expressions, actions...), but in most cases micro examples like this only helps you understand how it work and how/when/where you can use it - especially for beginners.

so yeah, +1 for the wiki
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Post » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:48 pm

It's a good idea. Now it only needs a custom domain name, like c2wiki.net or something like that.
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Post » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:11 pm

@shinkan
Thanks! I plan to add more workarounds in the future.

@glerikud
That's a good idea! http://c2wiki.org now redirects to the Construct Wiki!
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