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29th June, 2007 at 11:18:49 -

(Note: In case anyone's dumb enough not to notice Joe's sarcasm, they're actually giving a TBC price of £45 for Lite and £99 for Pro)

Ben: I think the way they've managed to implement so much stuff so quickly is thanks to DX9. MMF is software rendered, and I believe it's Clickteam's own engine. Construct just uses a premade graphics engine, so it's a huge lump of the work gone.

Peblo: As for movements, it's important to remember that you don't *have* to use the built-ins. However, if you choose to, then they will actually work. With the event logic like For Each, and While, Construct will be superior to MMF2 in building Custom Movements (i personally don't intend to use their platform movement unless it's AMAZING). Although I think some of that functionality may also be in the next major release of MMF.

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29th June, 2007 at 20:37:22 -

I might actually consider purchasing this product!

 
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1st July, 2007 at 05:01:41 -

Yes,quite interesting.And looking forward to give it a try.
Wondering how long it has taken to program so far ?
A little sureprised it is written by Tigerworks and Co


 
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2nd July, 2007 at 01:13:23 -

this sounds great but the fact that its ui is slightly different will upset me so much

 
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2nd July, 2007 at 04:21:48 -

I'm looking forward to any changes they can pull of with the UI, and I've already suggested a few. Simply things like tabbing, ways to control Construct using keystrokes in preference to the mouse (I hate using the mouse for the coding aspect, since I'm less accurate with a mouse than I am with a keyboard).

Thankfully, I believe their expression editor has a more intuitive system than the 'retrieve data from an object' dialog. I think you can do javascript-like stuff, like type "My_Sprite." and have all properties and functions just drop down for you to select - so you can choose "My_Sprite.x" or "My_Sprite.Angle" and stuff like that. So it's more keyboard-based, but still prompts you for options.

 
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2nd July, 2007 at 06:05:10 -

So, internally it's more object-oriented, then? Coolness.

I do suggest using JS naming conventions for that though: sprite.angle rather than sprite.Angle.

 
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2nd July, 2007 at 13:35:38 -

The fact that you can use "self" in the expression editor is a dream come true for me :I

 
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3rd July, 2007 at 07:07:52 -

will definately be considering purchasing this product.

Does anyone want to buy a copy of mmf2??

 
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3rd July, 2007 at 07:18:33 -

Looks like there's going to be a free lite version of Constuct, with some limitations. Coolness.

 
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3rd July, 2007 at 15:22:16 -

if that's true, then MMF2 is dead.

 
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3rd July, 2007 at 22:09:45 -

Most of MMF2's potential users have already bought it anyway (Us lot) so Clickteam might not care too much.

 
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4th July, 2007 at 13:31:43 -

"if that's true"

http://herbdx.spatang.com/newsite/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=49

"5) Will you release for free a less-powered version of Construct with some limits?"
"5. Yes, 'lite' will be available in the coming months."


Clickteam will lose users, even to the free version of Construct.

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4th July, 2007 at 19:17:22 -

Clickteam is definitely not the underdog in this situation

 
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5th July, 2007 at 09:35:21 -

According to the site the "lite" version will still cost money, about half as much I think.

 
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5th July, 2007 at 11:46:49 -

No.

Standard - 50 bucks
Pro - 100 bucks

Lite isn't mentioned at all on the site yet, but it'll be the 0 bucks version.

 
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