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  1. Thank you very much guys for your replies and assistance! @Arian Fornaris I did try the Lint option but it produces all Phaser related code as errors so it doesn't help much. Since I am new I am unsure if I am doing something wrong or am I missing something. But I'll try again development with Sublime and see if I can advance further. @Tom Atom I did try VS with Typescript and it was really good. I felt literally as if I am back in Unity (without the drag drop editor part). However, there are only 2 tutorials available as far as I know in TS; yours (which I found by mere chance) and the one from GamesFromScratch and the latter is a bit weird to follow, I didn't I am understanding much with following him around. If I follow the tutorials written in JS and write in JS I lose both intellisense (now that I know it is hard I am willing to just forget about it) and discovering where my errors are (which as far as I know isn't supported by VS in JS) so I am back to square 1. Not to mention that I'll end up not learning TS and will only learn JS if I follow the JS tutorials. I think my level might be too low for these advanced stuff and that is why I am clinging to all the help I can get from the IDE and editors, so I am now thinking of a solution outsides the box, perhaps something less low and level and more hand-holding friendly than Phaser. At least temporarily till I can feel I have enough experience/confidence to tackle the more low level stuff.
  2. First thank you very much everyone for replying to this thread, I do appreciate all your help and I am getting to understand things I wasn't aware of before. @symof If Netbeans can offer debugging as in when I run the project/file it would tell me if there is something wrong. I would gladly use it. It would save me loads of time while trying to decipher the kind of stupidity I have managed to do. @Arian Fornaris I completely understand it is hard; I can imagine from how hard time I am getting bouncing from 1 tutorial to the other and people using different methods to code. That said, I did try to follow some of the coding patterns. My test was to do something like this: Phaser.Game.add.sprite( and wait for the popup to come up on each time I press a "." but it never worked. Now I understand that line of code might be wrong (I have never found it like that), my gripe is: 1- All editors allow me to write any code anyway even if it is wrong. That is a major issue. 2- All editors (except with Sublime Text 3) doesn't offer suggestions well and guides. Thanks for the plugin, I had already installed it and it worked like a charm with autocomplete but unfortunately it stopped working after a while. I uninstalled it now and used the portable version and it works like a charm again. I just wish there is a way to know what is wrong when something doesn't work appropriately a simple "Syntax Error at line 12" for example is more than enough for me to wade through the code and fix my problem.
  3. Thank you very much. That is actually the series I was following, beyond that it doesn't seem to be anything else out there. I'll keep looking though, perhaps I could find something here or there. That looks interesting and looks a lot like Unity and Superpowers. I am downloading it right now to check it out. My main concern and fear (and main reason I chose Phaser over something else) is that I wanted to use an engine that has a large community -- I am still new and I am not quite the good coder so I'll probably need help at one point or the other. Phaser felt that it could provide that, for example Quintus seems complicated in comparison to Phaser code wise and seems to have a smaller community than Phaser. I also thought of Defold, it uses Lua and a year or so ago I gave Love2D a spin and I learned Lua a bit which was a very good interesting language (reminded me of Python and now that I know Javascript feels similar to it in structure). Since you mention Netbeans, does it support debugging Phaser? Would I for example get "Hey you are stupidity caused the game not to load because you see, you forgot a comma like VS 2015 does?" or does it just stop at autocomplete? That is mainly my current problem with Sublime Text 3, Atom and VS Code (yes, I tried all of them for hours). EDIT: Atomic Engine seems to export WebGL only (unless I misunderstood) which means the games won't play well on mobile devices or even at all on others. It is quite similar to what Unity has.
  4. Thank you very much for replying and the suggestion. In all honesty, the guy on that website doesn't explain things well. For example the part where he started checking the Update() and how long it ran... took me a while to realize he is talking theory rather than something related to Phaser itself. Besides, that one tutorial and 1 other based on Physics that is pretty simple as well are about the only ones I have found from looking for 2-3 hours on the internet. @rich I think I know what do you mean by intellisense won't work well. I was following this tutorial using Sublime Text 3 and it took me 3 hours to debug why my snake doesn't move at all. I eventually quit as I couldn't find what I did wrong and Sublime Text 3 doesn't detect mistakes (despite following the configuration threads for it). @Tom Atom does that mean that I can just follow the Javascript tutorials and put code that is literally Javascript into the Typescript file and it works and I don't have to worry about anything else? While that sounds powerful and extremely good. Probably helps too with tutorials being next to non-existent, I doubt it would be helpful with debugging. From some reason I feel I have to choose between a couple of tutorials and no debugger and intellisense (Javascript) + more support considering most people are using it and rare tutorials with debugger and intellisense + next to no support since not many people are using Typescript. Have I been spoiled too much by Unity + VS' environment where the slightest mistake is being reported and you can just find it with double click?
  5. Hello everyone, Background: I have been looking around for a good engine/framework to use to build HTML5 games. Since I know Unity and am familiar with the engine (plus I know my around C# a bit) I wanted to use to create HTML5 games, however the WebGL isn't quite up to par not to mention that it doesn't work on mobile browsers. So I went ahead and switched to Construct 2, now I am quite familiar with it and have used it for a long time before the switch (in fact I started with Construct 2 and then switched to Unity for making non-HTML5 games). While Construct 2 is perfect for me (since I am more of a designer than a programmer), I figured that to do this seriously I can't escape learning to code specially that my goal is to transition to multiplayer games (where Construct 2 fails to have an authoritative server setup and sticks to the P2P setup -- but that leagues away from where I am now). Deciding that, I spent the past 2 days looking at code and comparing frameworks and I've settled that so far Phaser seems to be the best free engine and has the most support in the HTML5 game development scene (unless I am missing something). So I started using that and followed the first platformer tutorial, which needless to say while good, left me lost and note sure what is going on with a few things. As mentioned I come from a background with Visual Studio in terms of coding, so I'd like to keep Intellisense-kind of feature. I heard of Phaser Editor and I tried to give it a spin but unfortunately it didn't offer the level I had with Visual Studio (and I am not putting any blame here, it is an incredible tool and perhaps I am using it wrong -- I guess that would be more akin to the truth). That and the fact that I can't fork $30 for it at the current moment. The main problem: I would like to use VS 2015 Community edition and get the intellisense I get with Unity (now I understand that there may not be a solution for this and it might not work 100% as Unity's but I'll settle for anything at the moment that actually helps with the Phaser API rather than just Javascript code -- I don't need VS to complete "var" or "function" for me). What I have done is that I looked into the VS plugin market and found a Phaser template that uses JS and I downloaded that. However when I open a new project using that template and then start typing something like var Game = new Phaser.Game(blah, blah); it doesn't recognize anything beyond "var". I only found a way on the internet if I use Typescript (which I would rather avoid so I can learn JS and later on be able to pickup Node.JS instead of having to learn Typescript then start learning JS with Node.JS). So my question is, how can I use JS with VS and Phaser while VS2015 having intellisense active with Phaser related stuff? Secondary problem: I am searching for tutorials similar to that on the Unity Learning website. Something that does a lot of hand holding with a few small KISS games and then moves into advanced stuff while still explaining what is going on. So far what I have seen is either tutorials that has no steps and just go "Here is the code I used" or others that provide steps but general explanation and no "real learning" could occur from there. Like I said, I am not a coder and need a bit of hand holding at the start till I have built a few example games and then start doing my own. Where can I find such tutorials? TLDR: I'd like t use VS2015 with Phaser for intellisense but code in JS not Typescript. Also would like some tutotrials that actually explain what is going on and teach rather than just dump information on you -- tutorials that go through making game with hand holding and then scale up as we move on. Sorry for the long post and thank you so much in advance!