27th May 2011, 11:17 PM
I was just wondering if i made an online flash game with lacewing, what happens when that version becomes outdated? for example with the new recent update to lacewing, that server will be terminated eventually. Is there any security in making online lacewing games if there's the possibility of them not working later on in the future?
28th May 2011, 06:42 AM
The simple answer is to use a server that you run and control. That way, you are responsible for updating or not-updating the server. If you're doing any kind of serious online game development, it's a good idea to not rely on a third-party for the game's crucial backend, that's quite a risky thing to do.
28th May 2011, 10:03 AM
Also, Lacewing is still technically beta, so you can't really blame it. However, if you update to the newest version, it is much faster and more stable
28th May 2011, 12:58 PM
If you use Build #18, it's unlikely that there will be another update that changes the protocol for a while.
I can guarantee that at least the next two builds will be compatible.