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Working in Construct 2 on Linux

  • Hi!

    Is there ANY way to work in Construct 2 on Linux? I've searched the forums and found some very old posts and people said it wasn't possible, but it's 2017 now and maybe someone has found a way? It would be amazing if I could work in Construct 2 on Linux.

    P.S.

    I know that it's going to be possible to work on Linux with Construct 3, but this one is out of my interest simply because I'm not a fan of subscription-based software at all. I'm totally fine with Construct 2 when I use it time to time for some small projects. Other times I'm working with a different engine.

    So, please, don't suggest Construct 3 here.

    Thanks.

  • Hi,

    You can use VM ( Virtual machine ) to simulate windows on your Linux . There are different software to do this but i suggest you Virtual box . You can find it on Ubuntu store . It's free and easy to use .

  • Hi, mehrshadfarahani

    I've tried Wine to run Construct 2 (from installation folder on Windows) but there was a problem with preview. It said something about HTTP if I remember right. If you suggest using Virtual Box, here are some questions:

    1) How much is it different from Wine?

    2) Should I run Construct's installation in Virtual Box or it's fine to use its .exe from the Windows installation folder?

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  • Hi, mehrshadfarahani

    I've tried Wine to run Construct 2 (from installation folder on Windows) but there was a problem with preview. It said something about HTTP if I remember right. If you suggest using Virtual Box, here are some questions:

    1) How much is it different from Wine?

    2) Should I run Construct's installation in Virtual Box or it's fine to use its .exe from the Windows installation folder?

    Wine is something very different !! Virtual box is a software that help you to install any os you want . All kinds of linux , all kinds of windows and ... . If you use virtual box, you'll have a real windows on your linux .

  • Oh... I'm not sure if I want entire Windows OS to run on my Linux OS. The reason why I want to work in Linux is because it works much faster and better than Windows does (at least for me). All this for me is like selling hot dogs on a dirty street, then move to a comfortable shop but still stick your head out of a window to sell hot dogs on the same dirty street . If you know what I mean...

  • Maybe find a better street?

  • I know what you mean , but there isn't better way to run c2 on linux . You don't have to run virtual box all the time . You can run it just when you need c2 . I also know a software named Crossover , But i didn't test it .

  • newt

    That thing is Construct 3 (subscription-based), and in my first post I asked to not suggest it. The reason for that is also stated in my first post. Thanks.

    @mehrshadfarahani

    Looks like that's the only way then. Thanks.

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