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Construct 2 steam discount

  • I am just wondering if Scirra could do a discount on construct 2 personal license on steam, i have been waiting for a discount to buy it.

    if you also want the discount please thump up this post.

    Thanks.

  • Scirra has no control over whether Steam give a discount or not.

    *** Update ***

    Have been informed by Alspal that:

    [quote:2afd6x5x]Developers can now set their own dates for sales/discounts, if they desire to do so.

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  • it's totally worth the full price. just wish there was a way to keep building my project while saving up for it, then pay to publish.

  • Also, you're better off buying Construct here, instead of on steam.

  • Also, you're better off buying Construct here, instead of on steam.

    I thought this, but had no real reasoning for it.

    Why do you say that?

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    Thanks for the info!

  • [quote:24p2i6mx]Scirra has no control over whether Steam give a discount or not.

    True and untrue.

    ValvE CAN make sales which Scirra doesn't have much control over.

    But, Scirra in fact can make a sale and set the discount themselves.

    Also, i own the Steam version.

    Here a quick comparison with pro's and cons (Compared to normal version) after 400 hours of use:

    Pros:

    • Auto-Update
    • No fiddeling with license files
    • Timer Tracker

    Cons:

    errrr, brains?

    No, honestly, i've said it again and again and i will qoute Ashley on this one.

    The Steam version is NOT worse then the normal one, i can only recommend buying the Steam one.

    [quote:24p2i6mx]There is no difference, other than the Steam version like all other products from Steam is tied to your Steam account and cannot run unless Steam is also running. On the other hand the standalone version can be used portably.

    And some that bought it over Steam contacted Scirra and got a license for the standalone, so in the end you are not limited when buying over steam.

    I got it for 50% off, and i would always buy it again over Steam.

    • Conti
  • Yeah, well, Steam gets on my nerves...

    To each his own, I suppose!

  • Scirra has no control over whether Steam give a discount or not.

    Developers can now set their own dates for sales/discounts, if they desire to do so.

  • Cons:

    errrr, brains?

    No, honestly, i've said it again and again and i will qoute Ashley on this one.

    The Steam version is NOT worse then the normal one, i can only recommend buying the Steam one.

    [quote:g0jc8boz]There is no difference, other than the Steam version like all other products from Steam is tied to your Steam account and cannot run unless Steam is also running. On the other hand the standalone version can be used portably.

    Disagree completely.

    A) I have brains, and still had issues.

    B) Because there is a major difference between the two and it isn't the software(I agree its the same software). It is the authentication that steam uses to verify that the software is legit. This is what causes an huge number of issues. This is not C2 related at all, this is steam related. And steam is aware of it and couldn't care about fixing it. I spent some time in correspondence with them, they truly don't give a sh*t.

    Steam and C2: Yes it works, for awhile, but depending on your pc, your installed software, your drivers, your everything it can break on a single update from anything.

    Steam version: Crashed every couple hours, was less productive than standalone (multiple instances, file association etc)

    Standalone version: ZERO ISSUES.

  • Disagree completely.

    A) I have brains, and still had issues.

    B) Because there is a major difference between the two and it isn't the software(I agree its the same software). It is the authentication that steam uses to verify that the software is legit. This is what causes an huge number of issues. This is not C2 related at all, this is steam related. And steam is aware of it and couldn't care about fixing it. I spent some time in correspondence with them, they truly don't give a sh*t.

    Steam and C2: Yes it works, for awhile, but depending on your pc, your installed software, your drivers, your everything it can break on a single update from anything.

    Steam version: Crashed every couple hours, was less productive than standalone (multiple instances, file association etc)

    Standalone version: ZERO ISSUES.

    The authentication imho is more then fine, it works as it should and that is how it should be.

    I cant verify any of the problems you have had with the Steam version.

    And what should Steam fix? It works as it should.

    It may be, since there was a few months where C2 in general had editor crashing bugs, it may be that you used the Steam version in exactly that time period.

    But in the end, it comes to one point, the choice. Everyone has to choose for himself what is working what not, try the Free steam version, see if it works,

    if you like Steam, use it, if not, don't. So yeah, just as spacedoubt said, in the end, it is your choice alone.

    • Conti
  • The authentication imho is more then fine, it works as it should and that is how it should be.

    I cant verify any of the problems you have had with the Steam version.

    And what should Steam fix? It works as it should.

    You work for steam?

    The nail on the head is that you and I have different machines, different setups and different software and different components and 'different' thingamajigs - lol.

    There is a graveyard of issues related to steams authentication layer.

    The issue I have is that if you purchase something, it doesn't work then whomever you purchased it from should make an effort to rectify the situation and when all else fails offer a refund. Steam does neither.

    I buy and own lots of software, have dealt with all sorts of issues. Scirra are awesome, steam developers are some of the worst (I've dealt with them with other purchases as well.)

    But agree we all have a choice. But russian roulette is a choice, you can pull the trigger or not, that choice is yours. But whether you dodge a bullet or not is out of your control.

  • BUMP - We need a release date for a discount , or a build then pay to publish!

  • BUMP - We need a release date for a discount , or a build then pay to publish!

    No company publishes their discount periods. Why would they. When they discount, they tell people. Not when they are planning to. Don't expect any discounts anytime soon. As there isn't a need to offer it for discount. And no real special occasions are coming up. Maybe in a few months a christmas promotion, but the current price is discounted enough for what you are getting.

    There is no money in build to publish, how many people actually publish???

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