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Construct 2 Release r135

There is a more up to date Stable Release! Download the latest Stable release instead here.

114.1 mb, Windows 8/Windows 7/Vista/XP

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New this build: a new bookmark system for events, and an improved theming system!

Bookmark system

The event sheet bookmark system is fairly straightforward. You can mark an event with a bookmark using Ctrl+F2 or the ribbon or right-click menu, and an icon appears by it. (Note this is currently just a red square placeholder - a better icon is coming soon.) Then you can press F2 and Shift+F2 to jump to the next and previous bookmarks in the project.

There's also a new Bookmarks bar which lists all the bookmarks in the project. This should help you be able to navigate quickly between the parts of the project you're currently working on.

Bookmarks are available in the Free edition, but the Bookmarks bar is only available with a license.

Improved theming system

A few releases ago we introduced the ability to customise the colors in the Event Sheet View. However it was a little limited in the specific colors you could set - for example, groups always had to be the same color as events. We've significantly increased the number of colors available to be changed. This means your themes can have even greater control over the appearance of the event sheet.

Since there's now a lot of colors to be set, we've added a new Edit Colors dialog to see a better overview of the theme colors and change them more easily.

Construct 2 r135 Edit Colors dialog

Unfortunately, the new theme system is not backwards compatible with the old one. To prevent the colors going strange in the editor, the first time you open Construct 2 with r135+ it will revert back to the default theme. You can load your old theme file again, but it might appear incorrect. However hopefully the new Edit Colors dialog will allow you to quickly bring your theme up to speed and start using it again.



New event bookmark system; new Bookmarks bar


Enhanced themeing system


Audio: 'Stop all' action


Physics: 'Set enabled' action. Note disabling the object removes it from the physics world entirely, so other objects can pass through it.


Layout view: can now hold alt to temporarily disable grid snapping when moving objects


Event sheet view: new keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F now opens ribbon to Events tab and focuses event sheet search box


node-webkit: updated to version 0.6, which is based on Chromium 28


For visual consistency, conditions and actions now draw identically both when they are directly selected, and when the event block containing them is selected.


Layout view: direction of horizontal mouse wheel scrolling has been flipped (I don't have a horizontal scrolling mouse to check, but apparently it went in the wrong direction)

Bug Fix

Pick by highest/lowest variable didn't work with families

Bug Fix

Added a workaround for a Chrome for Android bug with touch input. This should fix a number of cases where touch input stops working properly in Chrome for Android; we've also notified Google of the problem, but the workaround should make sure it works from this build onwards.

Bug Fix

Possible javascript error sharing from a Windows 8 app after minified export

Bug Fix

Renaming families could sometimes result in an unopenable project

Bug Fix

r134's new Ctrl+Left/Right shortcuts no longer conflict with Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right for selecting text in expressions

Bug Fix

Some 'Open' dialogs would not appear on Windows XP (regression from r134). These should now appear on Windows XP, but only Windows Vista and up will remember the last folder used for each dialog individually.

Bug Fix

Export to Windows 8: project properties are now trimmed on export, so trailing spaces don't break the app manifest

Bug Fix

Event sheet view: tabs now draw correctly in comments

Bug Fix

Custom movement: 'push out solid nearest' could cause objects to move when they shouldn't have

Bug Fix

Pathfinding behavior: didn't work in CocoonJS or Intel XDK

Bug Fix

Check failure renaming a project changing only the case then saving


Evil Snowman0 3,837 rep

Very nice.
Thanks a lot :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:21:42 PM
siks 9,435 rep

Bookmark system is a great help! Thanks Scirra!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:24:51 PM
Pixel perfick 12.8k rep

Great as always, Thanks...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:26:46 PM
episuarez 2,879 rep

Nice! Good, many bugs...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:30:02 PM
Dakara 2,985 rep

Brill guys!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:30:09 PM
gonzdevour 14.7k rep

Great work!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:34:49 PM
TELLES0808 23.1k rep

I loved this release!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:41:51 PM
ferrod 18.7k rep

Nice, thanks team.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:49:36 PM
Kurz 9,686 rep

I love the stable frequency of the releases.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:52:49 PM
Grave 2,758 rep

thumbs up! :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:59:17 PM
Cipriux 19.2k rep

@Ashley is it hard to implement an option for searching similar to Google Chrome where all the instances of the search are highlighted instead of filtered (or a checkbox in preferences to disable/enable it)? A nice feature will be to create bookmarks from the instances resulted from the search.
Anyways, nice update

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:59:37 PM
GeometriX 12.7k rep

Awesome, my grid override request made it in :) Thanks Scirra!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7:20:38 PM
Ethan 12.2k rep

Really nice additions thanks.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7:38:07 PM
Rhindon 15.5k rep

Oh look! The Scirra Bros have released more awesomeness! :D

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 8:35:02 PM
reinhardius 2,050 rep

Thank you !

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 8:35:37 PM

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