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The Official GameSalad Manual Now Available!

YodapolloYodapollo Posts: 447Inactive
edited June 2012 in News from the Dev Team

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Hello everyone!

OK, so maybe a sword isn't necessary. How about a book instead?

After weeks and months of hard work, our top-notch support team has just completed our Official GameSalad Manual. This manual is to help you get started with making your games,  and introduces most of the basics. This will provide you with an overview of the layout and concepts used in GameSalad Creator.

We've even got separate versions for Mac and Windows users!

Download the Official GameSalad Manual:

Comments

  • KrisKris Posts: 20Member
    Excellent! Good work, guys!

    Talk about good timing. I only started using GS day before yesterday...:)
  • DanDaMan123DanDaMan123 Posts: 216Member
    Awesome! Thanks a ton guys
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    Much needed! Great job.
  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    edited June 2012
    Hey! Congratulations!

    I looked it over and wondered if it rendered my book obsolete. It doesn't seem so. This is a manual. It's different. It's lighter reading. There's a nice definition section. The manual is linear, which is a good way to learn the software. The layout is clean. Plus, it's a PDF. That's useful for Windows developers without an iOS device to view the app.

    Nice work!

    Although, what's with the crazy long download URLs?
  • LumpAppsLumpApps Posts: 2,863Member
    Oh Yeah!
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    Very nice. Glad to see you guys getting this out. I know many people have been wanting something like this. Especially the new windows users.

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

  • Benjamin_m5Benjamin_m5 Posts: 646Member
    Very nice Manual :) great work. Now i'm understand that with the image-sizes:

    "Essentially, iOS will automatically scale your images to the nearest of a set of pixel ratios:
    16x16
    32x32
    64x64
    128x128
    256x256
    512x512
    1028x1028
    For instance, if your image is 50x30 pixels, it will take up the same memory as a 64x64 image.
    Any images with a size over 1028 pixels will automatically be scaled down to 1028. As a
    result, if you have an image that is 130x20 pixels, you may wish to scale the one side down by
    2 pixels, or it could take as much as 256x256."

    Thank you
    ---
    Benjamin
  • dmilinovichiiidmilinovichiii Posts: 620Member
    This is very nice! It would definitely be useful for beginners.
    Hey! Congratulations!

    I looked it over and wondered if it rendered my book obsolete. It doesn't seem so. This is a manual. It's different. It's lighter reading. There's a nice definition section. The manual linear, which is a good way to learn the software. The layout is clean. Plus, it's a PDF. That's useful for Windows developer without an iOS device to view the app.

    Nice work!

    Although, what's with the crazy long download URLs?
    @Photics
    Don't worry, I still plan on using your guide. As you said, this is lighter reading and it doesn't seem to include as many advanced techniques.
  • MarkOnTheIronMarkOnTheIron Posts: 1,447Member
    After weeks and months of hard work, our top-notch support team has just completed our Official GameSalad Manual.
    The mac version is the same as the one you released on march that contains informations only up to version .91: http://gamesalad.com/blog/gamesalad-manual-now-available

    It's good to see a Windows version tough. :)

  • carlblanchetcarlblanchet Posts: 755Member
    Fantastic! This will be very useful! :D
    Thanks!!
  • SaladPuckSaladPuck Posts: 1Member, Chef Emeritus
    Hey folks,

    First, thank you all for the positive feedback! It’s been a long-standing goal of ours to provide our users with more in-depth information on the ins and outs of the GameSalad Creator, and this Manual is another step in that direction.

    Over the next several weeks and months, our Customer Support and Education teams will be reviewing what’s currently available in terms of instructional resources and also considering what else we’d like to tackle in terms of arming our developers with a deeper understanding of Creator.

    Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you have are more than welcome and will be read by me (aka Puck, aka Jack Reed) and the rest of the team. As always, the best way to get a hold of us is through the Contact Support form.

    Also, if you guys spot any typos or factual errors, we’re always grateful for the corrections we receive.

    Thanks again everyone and best of luck with your projects!

    SaladPuck
    Technical Customer Support
  • patapplepatapple Posts: 873Member
    Thank you guys!! Only one note:
    "Essentially, iOS will automatically scale your images to the nearest of a set of pixel ratios:
    16x16 32x32 64x64 128x128 256x256 512x512 1028x1028"

    Should be 1024x1024 instead of 1028x1028, or?
  • mithraweptmithrawept Posts: 167Member, PRO
    A very useful reference tool.

    It compliments Photics' manual, the difference between what and why.
  • ChobbifaceChobbiface Posts: 491PRO
    Great job! Now you've got the basic manual out, how about an intermediate/advanced manual - targeting e.g. more formula related stuff or common things to do e.g. magnitude, orbiting, vector to angle etc etc. I'm sure documentation on some of these things would be a great help to the community and reduce repetitive threads asking the same thing
  • fadamionfadamion Posts: 309Member, PRO
    Looks cool i will look it over.
  • J_PANJ_PAN Posts: 140Member
    maybe include some in-direction turtorials?
  • JoeMeisterJoeMeister Posts: 602Member
    Wunderbar. Habt Ihr wirklich gut gemacht.
  • cyberghostcyberghost Posts: 17Member
    hi guys.. you might like this also. http://www.wowebook.be/book/gamesalad-beginners-guide/
  • GLGAMESGLGAMES SingaporePosts: 988Member
    Definitely good stuff for reference even for not so new users .
  • crazycam99crazycam99 Paris, FrancePosts: 519Member
    Excellent! Great job guys
  • WildSnakeWildSnake Posts: 19Member
    Excellent job!

    But am I wrong or both online help and manual miss simple but important section like "Operators" where I can read how to divide by modulo, concat two strings, etc.
    Should be not too hard to add but very useful for beginners like me.
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