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#301 Nocturne

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:55 AM

I'm pretty sure this won't be unlocked until Nov 6th when the change in pricing actually happens.


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#302 Lukan Spellweaver

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:02 AM

Eagerly awaiting that update dialog! I can't wait to debug Homestead for week after trying to compile it! XD


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#303 varfare

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:23 AM

Ahh, ok. I was little confused with the news since it does not clearly points out 6th November as the update release date. Anyways- as a developer who was struggling with performance of my android game without YYC I am really pleased with free YYC included in GM. I always thought that YYC should be included for everyone. If GameMaker wants to be a competitive 2D game engine it needs more decisions like this one. Performance without YYC on mobile devices is really bad and almost no other engine has performance benefits in more expensive versions of it, nor Unity free which is as performant as Unity Pro, nor Stencyl nor Construct. Good move IMO.


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#304 Shadowrend

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 02:37 PM

So what I am doing wrong? I have GM:S professional and android module but whenever I try to pick Android (YYC) target it opens up pricing page in my web browser. I have the newest version of GM:S and I tried updating my licence. Android exporter works fine (without YYC).

The changes are from Nov 6. Try it then.


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#305 rwkay

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 02:42 PM

This may be delayed as it is dependant on us getting 1.4 out of the door (since we still have a Beta cycle to do, I expect this to be delayed a bit, there will be an official announcement later this week).

 

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#306 Alvare

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 05:12 PM

This may be delayed as it is dependant on us getting 1.4 out of the door (since we still have a Beta cycle to do, I expect this to be delayed a bit, there will be an official announcement later this week).

 

Russell

:o ....

 

Lol

Thanks for the heads up pal. ^_^ I can stop counting down the days now.


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#307 Shadowrend

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 05:43 PM

By the way, will there be a Christmas sale as you've done it for now annually, or is this sale to be considered that one?


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#308 Lukan Spellweaver

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 06:00 PM

This may be delayed as it is dependant on us getting 1.4 out of the door (since we still have a Beta cycle to do, I expect this to be delayed a bit, there will be an official announcement later this week).

 

Russell

Well, this just means Sandy isn't whipping you guys hard enough.


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 06:07 PM

By the way, will there be a Christmas sale as you've done it for now annually, or is this sale to be considered that one?

This isn't a sale, it's a courtesy notice of price/module change.

 

 

I'm guessing that there will be at least one, maybe both:

  • Cyber Monday (Dec 1) sale
  • Christmas/Holiday sale

 

But don't expect too much if any lead notice. YYGs never has given much advance lead notice of sales. They'll likely not start now.


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 07:02 PM

So a quick question (don't wanna continue to create threads about this) should I go ahead and buy the Android Export Module now (to save $100) or wait for the Yo Yo Compiler to come with it?  

 

I'm just about finished with my Mobile Game title (I'll try to post a demo here later tonite) and I would like to upload it to Google Play early next week.   It's a simple 2-D retro shooter type game, so is the YYC needed?

 

EDIT:  And another quick question:  Will it go into effect sometime on Nov. 6th (tommorrow) or after 12pm (midnight), depending on the Time Zone?


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 07:15 PM

So a quick question (don't wanna continue to create threads about this) should I go ahead and buy the Android Export Module now (to save $100) or wait for the Yo Yo Compiler to come with it?

 

 

Buy it today for $199, or wait two days and pay $299.

 

Why would you want to pay $100 more?

 

EDIT:  And another quick question:  Will it go into effect sometime on Nov. 6th (tommorrow) or after 12pm (midnight), depending on the Time Zone?

 

 

The YYC compiler is targeted for Nov 6, however it is dependant on an update.

 

Russell indicated that their might be a delay in the release of the update for testing.

 

 

This may be delayed as it is dependant on us getting 1.4 out of the door (since we still have a Beta cycle to do, I expect this to be delayed a bit, there will be an official announcement later this week).

 

Russell

 

This suggests that the YYC will become available on the next update after Nov 6, when testing is complete.


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#312 cuedaninja

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 07:47 PM

 

Buy it today for $199, or wait two days and pay $299.

 

Why would you want to pay $100 more?

Because, it comes with the YYC right?  And I'm new to this, so I dunno whether or not if the YYCompiler is necessary to publish your game to Google Play/Android, Facebook, etc.


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#313 grandhighgamer

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 09:07 PM

It does and you don't. There'd be no point in having exports for platforms if you couldn't then publish to them.


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 09:44 PM

 

However I do feel a little ripped off, as 2 months ago I was sold a cheaper product through YYG email marketing and website marketing, only to find two months later YYG are making the product totally redundant. 

 

 

This happens every day with hardware, so why would software be any differerent?

 

People often spend $1000 on a graphics card just to have the fastest most up to date thing. A month later the same GFX card is $500 as Nvidia or AMD have pushed out the next model.

 

It is how it is in the real world.

 

How about those who just got Windows 8 and Windows 10 being just around the corner?

 

Software is alot different than HARDWARE in this case.  Software can be re-engineered and reshaped by discretion.  Hardware...ummm not so easy in the case of availability to everyone.


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 10:53 PM

 

 

Buy it today for $199, or wait two days and pay $299.

 

Why would you want to pay $100 more?

Because, it comes with the YYC right?  And I'm new to this, so I dunno whether or not if the YYCompiler is necessary to publish your game to Google Play/Android, Facebook, etc.

 

No and No.

 

The announcment and what this topic is about is; The YYC Compiler for each export is going to be available to everyone who has that particular export.

 

Everybody who has the Android export now, will soon have both the Android and Android (YYC) export. 

 

The YYC is not a requirement of publishing.

 

Buying the Android export for $199 today will get you the Android export, and the Android (YYC) shortly (at no extra cost).

Waiting will cost you $299 and not get you anything more.


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#316 cuedaninja

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 03:38 PM

Damn, too late...just check the site and it's $299.99 now.

 

Guess I'll have to wait for another sale or just move to another program with cheaper Export options.


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:04 PM

Lol. If you need to go by bus, do you go and stand there one minute before it supposed to arrive?  :P

I'm just saying' that with these kind of things, you need to be ahead for days.

 

I feel sorry for you though.. better luck next time I'd say.  -_-


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#318 cuedaninja

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 05:15 PM

Lol. If you need to go by bus, do you go and stand there one minute before it supposed to arrive?  :P

I'm just saying' that with these kind of things, you need to be ahead for days.

 

I feel sorry for you though.. better luck next time I'd say.  -_-

Yea, I know, it's just that I really don't have that kinda disposable income (I'm really strapped for ca$h nowadays) to spend on that atm...I was hoping it could've been extended to this weekend when I would've had it. 

 

But hey, that's life...so either go on to Construct 2 (only $129 to publish/Export your games to ALL formats ex XBOX/PS) or just wait until another sale (when that's gonna happen, I dunno).

 

Like I said earlier, I'm pretty much finished with the game (just some minor details), so hopefully I'll upload a short demo in the Games area later tonite.


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 05:20 PM

okay.... this is going no where - again. Closing


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