At 3/30/12 03:59 PM, PSvils wrote:
Adobe's new "premium features" thing is SUCH bullshit...
We're allowed to use direct memory access OR stage3d, but as soon as we use both, BOOM, need a license...And yes, payment only starts from $50,000 bucks, but still, has that whole icky feeling and stuff...
That's... just ridiculous!
Since when does adobe charge their developers just to 'unlock' features? Could you link us please I would like to read this myself.
Also how are they going to enforce this? Will it be deeply embedded into the flash player, or will it require a licence at compile time like ios. If its the last case I expect people to hack the crap out of it.
Its not that most of us would really need to use both features to the max... (we haven't ever and its just an extra) but this sure has a fishy smell to it.
Tell a man who always buys vanilla ice cream that he cant buy chocolate ice cream and he will still be upset.
Maybe it is time to learn another language...
ps. I looked it up and heres the link : http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/premium-fea tures.html
After reading I find out its more for the people that want to bring out big productions, as adobe calls it 'console quality games'. I'm thinking they are aiming at complex 3d games here. The domain naming thing can be nice if you want to use engines written in C/C++ with alchemy. To this date most noteworthy game engines are still in c/c++ so this could open up a big opportunity. Sadly adobe denies the 'average joe programmer' here.
I'm guessing that pure actioncript programmers have no disadvantage here...?
Also about the 'console quality games'; I'm more than happy to download it to my pc instead of going to the browser and loading in 4 gigs (with console quality comes console sized am I right?)
But after all its a bad prank from adobe.