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new with gamesalad, mac and all about it :)

joxerjoxer Posts: 2Member
Hello I am 3d artist, and I am not a programmer. But I am making a game for windows with scirra construct (game creator for non-programmers). My game is almost ready and I would like to convert it for iphone and ipad.
As I found on internet gamesalad seems best solution for me.
But I have some questions:
1. Is it easy to make a simple hidden object/puzzle game with gamesalad?
2. Will I be able to make the whole process (i mean gamesalad game creation, exporting to native iphone application and publishing), since I am non-programmer?
3. It seems I need a mac- is it hard to learn how to use it? I am using windows and I have experiences with linux either.
4.If mac is needed, what kind of machine is best to buy? Do I need to have classic mac or mac mini? Or it is possible to make the whole process with macbook? Macbook will be good for me, so I can take it anywhere :). What are requirements for hardware to gamesalad works perfectly. And what about OS and future? If I will buy something with snow leopard, will be no problems in a few years with publishing? Or is it better to buy something with newest OS?

thanks

Comments

  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    If you're just starting out, the following web page might be helpful to you...
    http://photics.com/helpful-list-for-gamesalad-developers

    I used to use a Windows PC as my main computer. But because of iPhone development and GameSalad, a Mac Mini is now my main computer. Any new Mac should be able to run GameSalad... windows or otherwise. Heh... but more RAM helps...

    http://photics.com/a-memory-upgrade-for-my-mac-mini

    After I upgraded my Mac Mini to 4 GB, the performance improved. So if you're looking at the Macbook Air, that might be something to worry about. The new Macbook Pro should be fine for GameSalad. I bought one, but returned it. I'm happier with my Mac Mini. Yeah, portability is an issue, but it's so much cheaper... and I feel more productive with a big keyboard and monitor.
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    Hey there. Welcome to GameSalad. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Be sure to checkout all the materials right here at GameSalad.com.

    http://gamesalad.com/wiki
    http://cookbook.gamesalad.com/

    Not to mention the forum. Do a search and if you cannot find what you are looking for Just ask.
    GameSalad also has a youtube channel with tons of great tutorial Videos.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/GameSaladCookbook

    Enjoy!!!

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • joxerjoxer Posts: 2Member
    many thanks for useful links.
    so basicly if I will buy any mac (or macbook) with dual-core processor or higher, 4gb ram or higher and with snow leopard it will work fine with gamesalad and still it will be useful for next few years (I mean will be snow leopard enough to compile application in few years, or it is possible that new OS will be required?)
    what about graphic card- will be intel HD graphics 3000 enough?
  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    joxer said:
    so basicly if I will buy any mac (or macbook) with dual-core processor or higher, 4gb ram or higher and with snow leopard it will work fine with gamesalad and still it will be useful for next few years (I mean will be snow leopard enough to compile application in few years, or it is possible that new OS will be required?)
    what about graphic card- will be intel HD graphics 3000 enough?

    I still use Snow Leopard. I hate Lion. I don't know how long Apple or GameSalad will support Snow Leopard though.

    As for Intel's graphics... I think it's garbage because it shares the main RAM... but it shouldn't stop you from making basic iOS / Mac games.
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