Hey guys. One of my main concerns of C3 (as of the time of posting) is the issue backwards compatibility.
Sure you've said that there will be an offline version of C3 but being browser-based, I can't help but assume that just like any other website there would be many links within C3 that lead you to other URLs.
Let me explain: In C2, when I select an object and I'm not sure how to use it there's always a "help" link which when clicked opens the manual in a separate browser.
Now I'm thinking if I accidentally click a link in C3, the page itself would access a separate URL containing the manual. I'm thinking if this were online you'd already have an autosave feature.
But if I accidentally click this link while I'm offline it would attempt to open the link but end up at:
"ERROR: There is no internet connection."
now hypothetically if I try to click 'back' it would also end up at "ERROR..." since I'm offline.
Meaning all the progress I'd have made will have been lost.
Now reading the blogpost here: https://www.scirra.com/blog/183/announcing-construct-3
I stumbled upon this line:
"And as we promised, Construct 2 projects import with high fidelity."
This sounds very good on paper, however I imagine the resulting file when saved and downloaded will be something like: "game.c3" or something that is no longer capx. So I'm hoping there would be a great intercompability workaround between C2 and C3 so users like myself who aren't able to stay online 24/7 have the option of enjoying C3 online but when logging off switches to C2 to continue my project.