Q: Why isn't there an image editor like Construct Classic had?
or - How do I get alpha channel (transparency) support?
A: C2 is very early in development and we haven't made a built-in image editor yet. In the meantime, we launch the system default image editor. Unless you install something else, this is MS Paint, which does not have alpha support! Install another image editor like Paint.NET (free), which has good alpha channel support, and it will launch instead. We're still working on a built-in image editor which should be coming soon!
Q: I hear a licensing system mentioned. How is this going to work?
A: Scirra developers would like to make some money while developing C2. This in turn is supposed to allow them to work full time on C2, making it even better than they could do before by working part-time. Scirra are still considering their options on how the license can work. In the mean time, test builds are limited to 90 days. We're releasing at least once a month right now, so you won't ever be without a working build.
However, there will be an option for early adopters (you lot) to get cheap licenses!
Q: What are these exporters I'm hearing about?
A: Exporters compile projects into various formats for use on different platforms. They are modular and can be made by anyone, just like a plugin. This means C2 can support new platforms easily in future!
Q: Why is HTML5 the main exporter?
A: The HTML5 exporter is being made first mainly because it is multiplatform, and the future of the web. Having immediate multiplatform support is meant to attract as many users to C2 as early as possible.
Q: Will there be an EXE exporter?
A: Yes, eventually. Either the Scirra devs will make one, or a third-party will make one. With the modular exporter system, it could be both. By the time C2 can be used for much, there will probably be an EXE exporter.
Q: I hear HTML5 is slow. Is it?
Q: Does HTML5 allow pixel shaders?
A: No, HTML5 does not support pixel shaders yet. However, there are some simple effects, like additive, available for sprites.
Q: What happened to (or where is) <some feature>?
A: C2 is very young. Features will be added in time. We probably want to add that feature, but haven't got there yet. We're trying to nail down all the basic features to make C2 useful first, then we'll come back to flesh things out later.
Q: Is Construct 2 still open source?
A: The IDE is now closed source, because Scirra can't sell it if it's open source. However, the HTML5 exporter is planned to be open-sourced soon.
Q: Can I import 0.x .cap files to Construct 2?
A: Unfortunately not - read the last section of this for why.