Windy Dec 3, 2013 @ 3:30pm
Ripoff of Celtx which is free
I think celtx has their code open source which is where they built this off of but seriously no reason to buy this just get celtx.
Last edited by Windy; Dec 3, 2013 @ 3:32pm
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[Vyrelord] Mathew von Drakan Dec 3, 2013 @ 3:43pm 
If so, Just flag it up with Steam via support.
Jay Dec 4, 2013 @ 1:12am 
Don't you have to start paying for Celtx after the free trial is over? And on top of that, don't they charge you by the month or year depending on the package you buy? I'd rather buy MovieWriter if it's just a one-time payment. But then again I don't know much about Celtx. Please let me know if I'm wrong about the payment packages.
Neo Scully Dec 4, 2013 @ 1:39am 
Celtx rules.
Phlinger O'Poo Dec 4, 2013 @ 11:44am 
I've used Celtx for years, not sure when they started asking for payment. I still have the free version on two of my laptops and on this desktop PC. For whatever Celtx won't cover, OpenOffice does. Both are free and perform amazingly well. For cover design there is Gimp(Free too) as well. You do not need to pay to write, never let anyone tell you otherwise.

It's been my experience that when dealing with programs about movie/novel writing, the ones that work on donation are superior to the programs that demand payment up front for theirs.

However, the price they are asking is decent, not amazing, but decent. At 15.00 it would even be better and if they make constant updates, would make the payment worthwhile. Otherwise, there is a ton of free/donation programs available.
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Anamon Dec 5, 2013 @ 9:05am 
Celtx is still free, the subscription prices you see are for their cloud collaboration service. If you look to the right of the big fat "free trial" button on the site, it says "Not ready for an online workspace? Get the free Celtx desktop software." However, I don't think they're updating it anymore, as it's called "legacy desktop software" elsewhere on the site.

If MovieWriterPro actually is based on Celtx code, I'd assume it's complying with their license. If Celtx are only interested in selling subscriptions anymore, they probably don't really mind someone else taking up the perpetually licensed business that they left behind anyway.
marsou  [developer] Dec 5, 2013 @ 9:14am 
MovieWriterPro doesn't share any line of code with other software, we wrote 100% of it.
No_Cookies_for_Zombies Jun 22, 2014 @ 7:02am 
I must say I like the functional simplicity of Moviewriter and its export options. Plus it was at a good price that is almost like free. Remember, programmers have to work hard. I don't think it is a ripoff at all. We will buy more versions in 6 months for the team when we really start to write.
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