GUI vs Galaxy

Discussion in 'Starcraft 2 (SC2) Editor Help' started by Lobster, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Lobster

    Lobster Old Fogey ofthe site

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    Other than being typed faster, what advantages does Galaxy have over gui? or did blizzard use a complete function list in gui?
     
  2. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    Please wait until the RTM edition is out.
     
  3. Lyerae

    Lyerae I keep popping up on this site from time to time.

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    Well, typing ia faster than clicking, and with Galaxy (and JASS too), you have much more control over your code.
     
  4. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    What if you can type but don't know what to type?

    So, before anyone learns what to type, clicking is faster (because anyone can read it).

    Boldfaced to emphasize the uniqueness of GUI.
     
  5. Lyerae

    Lyerae I keep popping up on this site from time to time.

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    I personally can't read GUI. I tend to avoid it as much as possible.
     
  6. rover2341

    rover2341 Is riding a roller coaster...Wee!

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    Thoughts about world editor GUI:

    My biggest 3 reasons I left the world editor.
    1.No 2D Arrays. Had to fake it in every line of code. Was a pain.

    2.No private variables

    3.No Classes, vJass offers.

    Encapsulation With classes were very helpful.

    Beyond that I personally don't have much of in issue with it with the world editor. I still clicking alot with vJass.

    My Point:
    Galaxy allows the same things in GUI as its Jass. Personally I am more a custom to the typing it out now, And I think it may be possible to do structs in jass and not in the GUI. if thats the case, Ill stick to the jass, If not, Its a toss up for me, as I Code almost as fast in the gui.
     
  7. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    Um...those are not Galaxy.
     
  8. Joker(Div)

    Joker(Div) Always Here..

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    Coding:
    - Flexibility
    - More control
    - Easier to maintain

    GUI:
    - Noob-friendly
    - Less thinking
    - Simple
     
  9. Andyoyo

    Andyoyo New Member

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    So the sc2 beta is coming with an early version of galaxy edit too? We can already start map developing? I really need this question answered.

    I've signed up for a beta key and am patiently awaiting the next batch
     
  10. Lyerae

    Lyerae I keep popping up on this site from time to time.

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    The editor hasn't been released yet...
     
  11. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    You won't be seeing the editor any time soon, even after you have received the beta key.

    The editor will only be included when you have purchased the retailed version, which you'll be seeing it on the shelves no later than December 2010. (Release Date < December 2010, don't forget...)
     
  12. SerraAvenger

    SerraAvenger Cuz I can

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    agree, but...
    Code:
    GUI:
     + Less thinking about what
     - More thinking about how
    
    Coding:
     - More thinking about what
     + Less thinking about how
     
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  13. Romek

    Romek Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ...When did you get a job at Blizzard's HQ?

    Besides that, assuming Sc2's GUI will be flawless in terms of the conversion to Galaxy; I still prefer coding syntax and typing, over full sentences and clicking.
     
  14. Bloodcount

    Bloodcount Starcraft II Moderator Staff Member

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    >The editor will only be included when you have purchased the retailed version

    What the hell are you talking about ? Does this mean no editor in the beta :S ;( damn....
     
  15. sqrage

    sqrage Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty much. They said it most likely wont come with the beta since they are looking at a short beta.
     
  16. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    We do know in some way by others in Battle.net community:

    Since beta is out, calculate the usual time given by developers to start balancing:

    3 ~ 5 months. We believed it will be out somewhere near the mid-Summer to anywhere in Fall of 2010.
     
  17. EpicFlux

    EpicFlux Active Member

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    I'm almost positive that Beta will include the Galaxy Editor. Of course blizzard has no reason to release it since it's just an editor and has nothing to do with balancing. Either way I bet they will come out with some form of it. Or atleast hint on it some more like they have been.
     
  18. Orgasm

    Orgasm New Member

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    They shouldn't have to release the editor with beta either since well, the editor all it really is: a syntax checker, terrain editor, and compiler (SC2 Environment). They're already customizing StarCraft 2 with it and it's working. No need to test it.
     
  19. jhnam95

    jhnam95 Active Member

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    I'm hoping to get the WHAT to type down before galaxy comes out. I'm still struggling to translate my GUI knowledge to JASS :\
     
  20. Ice Bane

    Ice Bane Member

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    That really is untrue, ofc it needs testing, I am extremly confident that our thousands of modders could provide blizzard with feedback about how features can be improved, where things leak and so on.

    The things Blizzard are using the editor for are not like many of projects that will appear when the Galaxy Edit releases, thousands modders will find flaws a lot faster than Blizzard.
     

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