Android GM2 no support GMS

Discussion in 'GameMaker Studio 2 Community Tech Support' started by Leonardo007, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Leonardo007

    Leonardo007 Member

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  2. rIKmAN

    rIKmAN Member

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    GMS 1.4 will be updated / have bugs fixed until the end of July 2018, and after that date will no longer be updated / fixed - so once there are changes to the store by Google or to various SDKs then compilations will fail and that will be that.

    Don't be silly, it's not illegal to drop support for software when a new updated version is released - in fact it's standard practice - and 1.4 is 4-5yrs old, previous 1.x versions even older still.

    They have given a long period of notice for the 1.4 sunsetting date, and offered 40% / 50% off to existing 1.4 owners for a long time since the GMS2 Beta (the offer was extended multiple times and lasted ~6mths if memory serves).

    They have also offered GMS2 and the various modules at discounted prices at various times since then too - for example they currently have a "Lunar Sale" on Mobile, HTML5 and Android Fire if it may be of interest to you.
     
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  3. Lonewolff

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    @Leonardo007 The thread you linked has absolutely nothing to do with GMS 1.4.

    Rubbish. I released a new game on PlayStore last week with GMS 1.4.

    And no, it is not illegal. GMS 1.4 is 5 or 6 years old. My iPad 4 is newer than that, and I can even update to the latest iOS, which means that it will be a door stop very soon. Nothing illegal with progression, I am afraid.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike nobody important GMC Elder

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    Swap your 1.4 to the beta channel... there was a release last week - including lots of Android fixes.
    GMS1.x will be updated until end of July (I think it was), and while it wont' get massive regular updates, we will fix major issues.

    We've given a years notice on how long support will be given, that is plenty of time to update/upgrade/release whatever it is your doing.No software lasts forever, no matter how much it costs. But we've worked hard to make 2.x import of 1.x projects highly compatible so you can import your projects and continue working on them.
     
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  5. The-any-Key

    The-any-Key Member

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    Think of the people that has bought your games on their old android devices.
    If you develop and update your games, they can no longer play the games on their old devices. So you are forcing them to buy new android devices.
    Is that illegal?
     
  6. csanyk

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    You're not being forced to buy anything. Your car will get old and they'll stop making parts for it, too. Then you'll be "forced" to buy a new car. Or you can opt not to buy a car, and walk everywhere, or take a bus or taxi. Nothing is illegal about it.
     

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