To update, or not to update..?

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Post » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:21 pm

Hello!

So I've been going hard with the C2 editor for going on 2 weeks now, obviously making me quite the noob, but a persistent one none the less.

I've been working with r95, the latest stable version, and I've been really excited, despite the novelty associated with all the content for me, over the r100.

I was hoping it would be a stable version, but obviously I understand why it isn't, and am perfectly satisfied by the beta labeling.

So my question is, and I understand there will be no perfect answer, but how at risk are my projects when being worked on in a beta version of C2?

I suppose the best respondent would be one who has been updating C2 for quite some time with each new release, as he or she would have assumed this risk in the past and enduring any results thereof.

I would love to keep everything up to date, but as with my other programs, I generally stick to the stable versions, as I work with a very large number of programs in conjunction with one another, and rely on each to remain reliable.

But FYI, I don't expect my current projects to be released in their final form for some time, so it's not necessary for me to feel entirely secure with appmobi, directcanvas, or other uploading features. I just don't want to lose progress that I currently establish.

Sorry, I suppose this has been a bit verbose.

Thanks for any responses!
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Post » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:40 pm

Actually the question is do you need features that are only available in the r100. That would be the best reason to update C2.

As far as I'm concerned, I've kept up with beta version for... almost as long there has been the stable and beta branch.

For some versions, I waited a couple of days to see if no one would report breaking/truly annoying bugs that may occur with the features I was working with in my projects.
Some time it happened, most of the time it didn't.

Some beta versions had a trouble with the exporter, making it impossible to export a final project. That didn't happen while I was in any need to export a project and also, Ashley makes quick work of fixing those bugs and releasing a new beta to correct them.

R100 has been a bit different. It took some time before being released, and it provides the shiny webGL and exporter features.
If you are up for the ride of trying those features, you may want to update right now.
There as already been some bug reported, but as far as I'm concerned, what I've tested so far has worked as expected.

Don't excuse for having worded and worked a post, there's always someone in C2's community to take the time to read it.
It's part of the game maker toolset to be able to cope with long and written topics.
Also, the question is legitimate.

At worst, even if it isn't advised, you could install a second instance of C2 on the same computer without uninstalling the previous version.
Another thing that can be done is to install r100 on an usb key (C2 is portable).
Make sure that you backup your r95 projects before opening them with r100, and all should be cool.

In the case you would encounter some big bug in r100, you would "only" have lost the modifications you made in your r100 project.Kyatric2012-08-22 23:41:11
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Post » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:46 pm

Awesome, thank you for your response, Kyatric (of whom I imagine to also be Kyat on the Mibbit forum)!

You've made it very clear, and thanks so much for providing the alternative means of installation!
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Post » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:02 am

If you are not planning to release the final version of your project soon, I think update constantly is the right option :)

BTW, I have my C2 install on dropbox so I can execute the same instance everywhere! :D

Remember to maintain different versions and backups!
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Post » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:09 am

[QUOTE=teahousemoon] Awesome, thank you for your response, Kyatric (of whom I imagine to also be Kyat on the Mibbit forum)![/QUOTE]

Yes. The mibbit forum being also known as the #construct channel on IRC ^^
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Post » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:03 am

[QUOTE=Kyatric] [QUOTE=teahousemoon] Awesome, thank you for your response, Kyatric (of whom I imagine to also be Kyat on the Mibbit forum)![/QUOTE]

Yes. The mibbit forum being also known as the #construct channel on IRC ^^[/QUOTE]

Haha, yeah I thought I might be corrected on that one
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Post » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:04 am

@Gamergon

Thank you for your response, a dropbox C2 install sounds like a great idea!
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