I agree that this is really needed.
This I exactly what every Creator developer has been asking for months. @walzer you told me a few weeks ago that more docs and examples were coming. Any update?
Im also concern about the future of cocos2d-x. Creator needs Cocos2d-x to build native versions…
Yes, although the recent addition of docs like below has been an improvement.
I wouldn’t be concerned to the point that you paralyze yourself. What I mean is keep moving forward as you would and I’m pretty positive everyone will be happy with Cocos2d-x and Creator as time continues. Time fixes a lot of things.
I think that if we can write more docs, with demos and more concrete examples this is a huge step. We should modify the way we think of documentation. It isn’t just words on a screen. It is an experience that is informative, fun and immerses the reader to the point they are learning and cementing their understanding without even realizing it.
There is no danger here of anything disappearing. Feel safe in using the products. What I can say is that the team is working for the better to make the engine and its’ tools the best tools they know how to make. Your feedback helps drive development. The team listens.
I have been working 9 months (part time) in my 2nd Creator game. It has been painful sometimes, and it is frustrating being stuck a few days in some feature, because there is no documentation on how to do that, or how to use the Cocos objects (or a bug).
Nevertheless, I still believe Creator is an amazing tool, and Im deeply committed to finish and publish this game.
Survey: the reasons why I won't use Cocos Creator
Please put more resources into c++. There’s so much to improve. There are still some problems with audio on android, effects (shaders) are pretty hard to use (if I remember correctly you wanted to implement some kind of built-in “effects”), there’s a lot of unnecessary stuff for most people (need modularity), tons of unsolved issues on github, c++ support for creator is still alpha0. There are A LOT of new platforms to support. For example, AppleTV doesn’t have built-in support (I know, there’s a branch support it, but it took me few days to correctly configure and compile this to just run hello world).
You should release cocos2d-x-lite as v4.0 quickly. It will stop all the worries about the standalone engine dying a slow death or not getting attention, and let all existing projects ‘fit’ in the new vision.
Once everyone has a clear path to migrate their existing code to new engine without doing a full rewrite, it will be easier for them to use the Creator editor for new pieces or migrate old screens/features one at a time. Asking for a full rewrite gives everyone the option to rewrite using any other framework.
Survey: the reasons why I won't use Cocos Creator
I’m using SBX and all C++ stable and works perfectly, why do i need something else and closed source and not c++ ?
I think have a new choice is better. Developers can use tools fit their need, it is freedom.
I can’t see a difference btw awkward cocos studio and cocos creator. I will never use it, and I don’t think so it has any other future that same as for cocos studio was.
I just wanted to add that I came to this engine only because Creator exists! Some people - like me - prefer to work with visual tools for visual stuff (placing graphics for example or setting up UI). Plus we want those tools in one place with a unified workflow. That’s why I stopped using libGDX and started using the Godot engine. It was magical. I could write code where there should be code and place anything visual in an intuitive way. Now I’m also experimenting in Defold aswell as Cocos Creator.
I think this generation of coders aswell as just consumers have alot of experience with good usability since that has become a major focus for app and web devs nowadays and we want this to transfer to game engines aswell.
I think i will stick to SpriteBuilderX with cocos2d-x 3.13 till i don’t find a future save solution.
3.13 because i use XCode 7, and don’t want to update, because it works.
Would be yet alternative Godot or Polycode. Godot is slow on Iphone 4, Polycode at the moment not for mobile.
Looks like Polycode is using own IDE, it’s not option at all, Xcode forever. And Godot editor looks very bad… well really no alternatives for this time…
P.s. cocos used for SpriteBuilderX updated to the latest cocos2d-x v3.15.1 with a lot of fixes
It’s open source. http://polycode.org/
For 3.15 maybe i will give a try, if i have a little time.
Polycode doesn’t support mobile and the development of the current project has stopped. The main developer is basically rewriting everything in his private repository so we’ll have to wait some years to get something usable again.
Yes, i know.
Oh, seems some developer copied contents from Chinese forum. It is because some internal testing version is not released on English forum.