Well, actually, if the issue is with the Steam client, the issue likely should be taken to Steam support ! This is not an issue with C2, it is an issue with Steam, different product, different company.
Standalone licenses are not compatible with Steam license and inversely as well. They are issued by two different entities and are not compatible.
Thank you kryatic for clearing things up with how the licenses work. Unfortunately, I don't know if this is a "steam"-specific issue as I haven't been able to isolate the bug. And I can see your point Kyatric. But as a consumer I still think it is Scirra's responsibility to solve this issue with Valve/Steam. If I went to Steam Support now, they would probably redirect me to you guys and it will be an endless blame-game in which I am caught up in the middle. The only thing I know is that I have bought Construct 2 and it doesn't work very well. (unfortunately)
Because Scirra choose to use Steam as a license- and purchasing platform, (and if it is a steam-related bug) I still think it's their responsibility to solve the bug with Valve. Not the consumer. However, I am willing to do everything I can to help fixing this, because this is an issue that is in my, and many others, interest.
Hello friend, I tell you the whole truth.
I also have this problem with the sluggishness and others who DO NOT report this problem also has ..
This problem is related to the release of steam and neither STEAM nor Scirra want to solve the problem.
More specifically the problem is the executable file (Construct2.exe) that the version of Steam is modified and added a dll injection (steam.dll) to work with Steam Launcher and therefore this slowness occurs in the program.
I also regret much for purchasing the Construct 2 by Steam.
Thank you for your comment Reinarte. That actually clear things up really well, and it sounds like a legitimate reason for the sluggishness and freezing. If this is the case I really hope that Scirra will take responsibility for the problem. If there is no solution in sight I wish they would offer a reduced price for a normal license to all those that are unfortunate enough to experience the sluggishness and freezing. I would love to buy a new license if it allows me work normally with Construct 2 again, but I would feel kind of cheated if I need to pay full price twice.
The thing that bothers me is what C2 and/or Steam are acually doing to cause this issue?
I mean a license check or something like that cannot cause so heavy lags or even freezing can it?
I'm not sure about this but I think that autosaving might cause this, at least I enabled it and set it to every 5 min. and this issue for me at least seem to happen about every 5 min.
I dont want to say that IT IS the autosave function but it might me? (I will test it and check if it is the autosave to make sure...)
Really nice that you're sharing your experience TheRealDannyyy. Ideas of how to reproduce the bug is great way of helping Scirra isolating the bug. I will try it out as well as soon as I get home. If it the autosave function has a part of the sluggishness/freezing , perhaps we could at least find a workaround for Construct 2 to behave a little better than it currently is...