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Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #16
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
I've asked Valve and they agreed to make the price text change to "free to try".
05-13-2015 10:11 PM
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Pixel Perfect Offline
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Post: #17
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
That's great ... no ambiguity in that.
05-14-2015 08:26 AM
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georgatos7 Offline
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Post: #18
Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
Yeah that should clear up a lot of the confusion for the new users.
(This post was last modified: 05-14-2015 09:07 AM by georgatos7.)
05-14-2015 08:58 AM
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georgatos7 Offline
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Post: #19
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
Hey, may i also ask why is the question below with title "Is this useable or not?" in the community hub...

Quote:I read the 1st review and it sounds like there's no reason to bother
downloading this because it isn't useable unless you subscribe
or buy a premium update or something. Would a responsible party
please fill me in. I guess I could just go ahead and download it
but I'd like to know if it's worth my time or not.
LINK http://steamcommunity.com/app/366530#scrollTop=0

...is officially being verified with this response?

Quote:Thanks for your interest in Esenthel Engine, yes you need a license to use it.
You can download it for free, and try it out if it suits your needs.

Since it's obvious that the guy is misinformed by reviews that precede his question like...

Quote:I started to poke around, go through the tutorials, then I got an error pop up. "Please enable imcoming connections in the startup menu" so i go and click the button in the menu and i got another error. 'This option is only avaliable in the 'primium version'' at first i thought ok, i guess i cant do that tutorial. BUT as i went to each tutorial for the things i need, textureing, modles, etc. I kept getting this same thing.

...that are followed by even more misinformative replies like...

Quote:You may use the Engine only as long as your license subscription is active. If your subscription ends and it's not renewed, you may no longer use the Engine.

and your project is lost



To me this sounds like a dev is officially replying that "Yes you won't be able to use the engine at all (not even the tutorials) if you don't purchase a sub."
I have been on and off lately so i hope that this is only lack of comprehension of the matter on my end.

Also my opinion is that a platform with 70+ million customers deserved the time to make a few basic/introductory tutorial vids along with a nice engine feature vid showcasing the ability of the engine so that it's not left open for anyone to question.

Finally i also think that the landscape vid feels terribly mute and void of purpose as a first thing to see. I think it would feel much more fitting and informative if just a part of it was included in a "Achieved with Esenthel" type of video along with parts from the rest of the many nice creations done with the engine but again that's only my opinion.
(This post was last modified: 05-17-2015 11:17 PM by georgatos7.)
05-17-2015 11:14 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #20
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
Hi,

Some replies on Steam are made by me, some replies are made by other users.
Those that were made by me are correct, other replies may be incorrect.
05-17-2015 11:29 PM
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georgatos7 Offline
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Post: #21
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
(05-17-2015 11:29 PM)Esenthel Wrote:  Hi,

Some replies on Steam are made by me, some replies are made by other users.
Those that were made by me are correct, other replies may be incorrect.

Yes Esenthel and im not trying to point out how you should reply or do your job in general but im just saying that the engine is full featured and perfectly usable even if you dont have an active sub, you just should not use it to develop stuff intended for commercial or non commercial publication and this should have probably being the answer because as i see it the guy was probably thinking that the engine's functionality was locked behind a paywall or something which is not the case.
Again sry if its only a misunderstanding on my end.
(This post was last modified: 05-17-2015 11:45 PM by georgatos7.)
05-17-2015 11:43 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #22
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
Ah, I see, thanks for the clarification. Well there are many incorrect information placed in the reviews, and some user comments, I don't want to be spending my time saying "no, this is incorrect.." wink The income from Steam is not big enough to fight with every comment out there, I'd rather just spend my time on improving the engine smile
05-18-2015 12:15 AM
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Matynator Offline
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Post: #23
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
Congratulations is all i got to say smile and lets hope it works out well
06-20-2015 12:49 PM
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rstralberg Offline
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Post: #24
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
The comments on steam is indeed quite unfair. But mainly comming from persons with non programmer background which is the wrong target audience anyway. So I wouldn't worry to much
06-20-2015 01:00 PM
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georgatos7 Offline
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Post: #25
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
Again as i said in earlier posts this is only my opinion and i may be wrong but the way the steam launch was and is still handled is not equal to the huge opportunity that is offered by a platform with such a big audience. The success of a product doesn't only have to do with the quality of the product itself but also with the necessary marketing that accompanies it and the way it is presented to the possible costumer.

That said i believe that a month or two dedicated in making a couple of features/showcase videos and 2-3 introductory tutorial or minigame development series even though they would have been of no real use to me or anyone from the existing Esenthel community, they would have been beneficial for the new customer and thus for the engine itself in the long run.

Again i might be wrong but this is my opinion.
(This post was last modified: 06-20-2015 08:21 PM by georgatos7.)
06-20-2015 03:17 PM
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3DRaddict Offline
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Post: #26
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
well said, sir.... I agree completely!
06-21-2015 04:49 AM
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Ireheart Offline
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Post: #27
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
Is it possible to get a key for steam version alongside version through here?
03-22-2018 09:14 AM
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #28
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
If you buy from Esenthel Website, then you can use the license key for steam edition as well.
03-22-2018 09:00 PM
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SamNainocard Offline
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Post: #29
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
Is there a way to link a Steam License with Website license? because I just purchase the Steam version but it seems outdated and can't open project made with website version.
11-21-2018 05:29 AM
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #30
RE: Small License Change and Esenthel is now on Steam
Hi,
Yes the Steam version is not updated as often.
I'll update it now and post once it's done.
There's no way to link Steam License with Website License.
11-21-2018 10:29 PM
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