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dr_not_so_evil



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29th September, 2004 at 16:48:09 -

Hi, Im new here and I have a question. Which clickit poduct is best for a complete noob like me? I have no programming knowlege what so ever, but I have had extensive use of the warcraft 3 world editor (Though the only thing i could do well was terraining)I am going to download TGF trial version tommorow to see what its like, but any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 
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29th September, 2004 at 17:04:05 -

for a 'n00b' TGF is proberbly the best

 
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29th September, 2004 at 18:23:00 -

Multimedia Fusion is a superior tool, but TGF is simpler and easier to use (partly because it has less options and you can't make as much stuff with it).

Try the demos and see which you prefer.

 
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29th September, 2004 at 19:27:19 -

Although I haven't used Jamagic (I don't intend to either), I'd go with TGF. I used that when I was a n00b myself. Its very easy and you'll be easy programming in no time.

 
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30th September, 2004 at 00:41:45 -

Don't reccomend TGF, I got pessed off when I bought it, got good at it, and then had to buy MMF because I wanted to do more with it. Just buy MMF

 
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30th September, 2004 at 01:41:27 -

Ummmm..., there are demos for a reason.

 
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30th September, 2004 at 04:46:30 -

Buy MMF, TGF is wasting your money.

 
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30th September, 2004 at 09:16:52 -

i used KNP when i was a n00b, plus that was 7 years ago
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30th September, 2004 at 10:47:54 -

As the above said, MMF is by far the best.

 
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30th September, 2004 at 13:12:41 -

Thanks for the advice everyone. I'll download the demo of MMF first, before i buy the full version. It seems that you all recomend it, so i'll give it a go.

 
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30th September, 2004 at 21:37:50 -

Buy MMF dont try it, I didn't like MMF until I used it, and buying it forces you to use it.

 
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30th September, 2004 at 21:45:39 -

I don't get how people could not like MMF after trying it (yes, I'm talking about TGF luddites). I used TGF for years before I got MMF. Sure, there's a learning curve, and the interface is different, but all new software is like that. It just seemed logical to me that the newest version must have the most features and flexibility, so a period of uncomfortability is a fair trade for not limiting myself.

 
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1st October, 2004 at 00:07:41 -

I concur with Radix.

MMF is newer and has more features, and TGF isnt being supported as much (if at all) by Clickteam. I cant remember when the last TGF update was released? Subsequently if you get TGF it's going to be dated a lot quicker than if you get MMF.

The only up side to getting TGF, IMO, is it's cheaper. But there's a reason for that

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1st October, 2004 at 03:59:56 -

Yes, MMF is more powerful. But he wants a tool for a complete "noob" at game making, and TGF is perfect for beginners, MMF isnt the greatest tool for new users

 
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1st October, 2004 at 21:39:40 -

How does using an inferior product help someone inexperienced? The differences between the two apps are minimal. If you have to learn from scratch, you might as well learn on what's most up-to-date, otherwise it's like that episode of the simpsons where the stupid kids are supposed to catch up by going slower than everyone else. Not that there's anything wrong with TGF, it's just that its lack of complexity isn't a reason for using it.

 
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2nd October, 2004 at 09:18:30 -

Why use it? because MMF would probably just confuse a complete noob.
The differences are HUGE in it, yes there are same editors but the GUI is way different, theres only about a HUNDRED more buttons or so everywhere, lots of sub-windows and toolbars. a complete noob would get completely lost in MMF, while TGF there isnt as much buttons all over the place, less toolbars and its simplified.
Im not saying TGF is better then MMF, but for a noob its alot better.
And remember if he does get TGF and wants something more powerful there is always that nice shiny discount you get off MMF

 
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2nd October, 2004 at 16:08:26 -

I don't see what's wrong with using MMF if you're a noob. The only problem I can see with it is finding some of the features available in the Picture Editor which are tucked away in menus and vertical toolbars - and that's not a big problem if you use PS(P) for your graphic.

 
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2nd October, 2004 at 21:50:49 -

I concur again with Radix and FireMonkey.

Learning TGF doesnt make learning the software easier, it's just learning a different piece of software that you find easier because that's what you learned first.

If you start with MMF you'll find it just as easy to learn than if you started with TGF... The only difference being that MMF is more powerful and more current, so it's better to learn MMF from the start anyway.

Mike

 
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