What Construct can't do (yet)

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Post » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:47 pm

There's a hell of a lot of stuff Construct can do, but there's also stuff it can't. Quite a few topics have been made about the same things recently, so I thought I'd write this post to help newbies :)
I'm not a mod or whatever, so my word is not God/Mod.
- ONLINE GAMES: As it happens, I'm currently working on a plugin for this, but until and unless I or someone else releases one, NO ONLINE. UNLESS, possibly, you use Python- this HAS worked, with networked pong, and I believe scidave is making a tutorial.
- EXPORT TO ANY PLATFORM OTHER THAN WINDOWS: This has been suggested many times, and is highly unlikely to happen ever until Construct 2. THIS INCLUDES FLASH, JAVA, SILVERLIGHT, BLAHBLAHBLAH- you can NOT run Construct games in a browser.

- 3D: Internally, Construct is 3D, as is evidenced by the 3D Box among other things. However, there is NO way to load meshes, and there WILL NOT be a 3D editor. It's still theoratically possible to do some cool semi-3D stuff, and FPS demos have been made, but it involves rather hard maths and is not what Construct was designed for.

- GENERIC GAMEPAD: There's no plugin for this and no-one is known to be working on one. If you want to make one, or pay someone else to make one, that'd be super, otherwise you'll have to wait or go without.

There's quite a bit more, but those are the things I've been seeing a lot of. Will edit later with more. Hope someone finds this helpful!
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Post » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:06 pm

[quote="Dataflashsabot":32z54ral]- ONLINE GAMES: As it happens, I'm currently working on a plugin for this.[/quote:32z54ral]

WooHoo!!!!!!!!!
That will be big!

[quote="Dataflashsabot":32z54ral]-
- GENERIC GAMEPAD: There's no plugin for this and no-one is known to be working on one. If you want to make one, or pay someone else to make one, that'd be super, otherwise you'll have to wait or go without.[/quote:32z54ral]

Shrug no biggie the Xbox360 controller does all the game pad stuff and more.


You can also add No Print for the Event code Editor, and no High Score Board.
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Post » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:10 pm

The 360 plugin, as its name implies, only works for the 360 pad.
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Post » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:57 am

In danger of completely becoming the 'Python Guy' I should point out that you can use a gamepad in Construct using Python and Pygame:
http://www.pygame.org/docs/ref/joystick.html

At some point in the future after doing the network stuff, I'll show an example with Pygame and joystick/gamepad control.

Although, it would be nicer to have an actual plugin for generic gamepads.
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Post » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:42 am

[quote="Dataflashsabot":1ypn964e]The 360 plugin, as its name implies, only works for the 360 pad.[/quote:1ypn964e]
The Xbox 360 Controller Plugin is currently bugged too...
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Post » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:18 pm

Include 1 more-
Construct till now can't export swf or java files.
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Post » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:49 pm

[quote="abhilash2863":m62kmdla]Include 1 more-
Construct till now can't export swf or java files.[/quote:m62kmdla]

And will probably never happen, not now and neither for Construct 2 as it will I believe it would require a complete rewrite to add support for flash of java.
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Post » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:47 pm

[quote="LavaWave":22e2o94r][quote="abhilash2863":22e2o94r]Include 1 more-
Construct till now can't export swf or java files.[/quote:22e2o94r]

And will probably never happen, not now and neither for Construct 2 as it will I believe it would require a complete rewrite to add support for flash of java.[/quote:22e2o94r]

will construct 2 be construct 1 .cap compatible?
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Post » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:52 pm

[quote="lestar":3vojotcr]
will construct 2 be construct 1 .cap compatible?[/quote:3vojotcr]
Nope.
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Post » Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:36 am

[quote="Dataflashsabot":gzg97kii]ONLINE GAMES: As it happens, I'm currently working on a plugin for this[/quote:gzg97kii]

btw.. this is really awesome Dataflashbot. Any status on how it's coming along? What networking library did you decide to go with? This will be a huge plus when it comes out!!!
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