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Hoping for Backwards Compatibility

  • 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:

    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.

    Opinions?

  • The next post is up,

    it talks a little more about backward compatibility and shows some screenshots

    "We imported its Construct 2 project in to Construct 3, and as you can see it looks great "

  • "We want to be absolutely clear on this - Construct 3 will work offline! We're using the latest Service Worker technology to download the entire app the first time you visit it. Every time you visit after that, it will load directly from disk. So you can be offline, or have an intermittent connection, and you won't even notice - Construct 3 will keep working. "

    ^Sounds good then...

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  • The next post is up,

    it talks a little more about backward compatibility and shows some screenshots

    "We imported its Construct 2 project in to Construct 3, and as you can see it looks great "

    Show it to me running a complex C2 project, not a screenshot of a title screen.

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    > Show it to me running a complex C2 project, not a screenshot of a title screen.

    >

    I highly doubt Scirra will be pulling the wool over anyones eyes so close to public beta.

  • The next post is up,

    it talks a little more about backward compatibility and shows some screenshots

    "We imported its Construct 2 project in to Construct 3, and as you can see it looks great "

    Not sure about effects, behaviors and plugins from 3rd party.

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