why no mac version?

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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:28 am

I think because Ashley use Visual Basic for C2 editor
but still the windows version incomplete, also i think read somewhere Scirra might consider to make an official mac version later if they finish their todo list.prinsukun2012-03-18 09:29:29
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:41 am

[QUOTE=Geo] Windows actually runs pretty well on Macs. Better than on PCs, in my experience. There is no conflict here .[/QUOTE]

Well, there's that. Although it's my impression that many Mac users really don't fancy the idea of having to buy a copy of Windows and re-boot. The place I work at even went so far as to bundle a Windows product with Wine and offer a Mac installer, but that turned into a tad of a support nightmare! :)
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:01 am

I am a Mac Pro user myself, I LOVE my mac, however I use Parallels, which is a mac application that runs a copy of windows seamlessly with OSX (mac), no dual boot junk needed!, the windows apps load up just like they are mac products. It runs flawlessly, hell I even have a ton of other windows development apps installed that are just not out for OSX (mac) So I have best of both worlds!

I am running Windows 7 and OSX.

To learn more, go here: http://www.parallels.com/uk/search/cs/pd/dskd77/special-offer/?source=g_uk&gclid=CK2gsJ-W8K4CFQUOfAodgk-fKw

So there is no need for a mac version :D Problem solved. And to be perfectly honest I hate it when companies, especially very SMALL companies like the C2 guys, spread themselves too thin trying to do two version of the software, when the end result is: half the features, half polished, half stable product. It is always best to focus on one platform, build it up, make it better, faster and more stable...... This is why C2 is as good as it is right now, because they are focused on delivering a solid product to windows users.

Do I wish there was a mac version.... to be honest yes, but in reality I fully respect and understand why there is not and probably never will be. Like I said I would rather have a solid stable application like we have now.

Plus as I mentioned above Parallels closes that gap, and allows mac users the best of both worlds.

Regards;

Bilko
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:34 am

[QUOTE=lucid] in my experience, one of the big features of mac and linux, is that it allows you to ask why [insert software here] is not available for mac and linux. Ashley wanted to preserve this feature for C2.[/QUOTE]
Best answer ever
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:14 pm

+1 what @ColPhilBilko said , that's what I meant actually. The downside is that you need to buy windows and parallels (or vmware), but then again you do that once and get to run ALL windows software on your mac with minimum hassle (for the price of a small performance downgrade, but on today's computers this should be hardly notice-able).
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Post » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:45 pm

Making true multiplatform apps with native look and feel for each platform is still a big pain in many levels. Build once and run everywhere is almost an utopia. You then have to organize your code to abstract away platform specific code, mainting two codebases, etc etc.
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Post » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:56 am

Have you tried running Construct through Wine?

According to Wine's app database, it should work fine:
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=25151
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