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Construct 2 Release r137

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

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

New this build: Z Order Bar improvements, a new option to view collision masks in the layout view, and other miscellaneous improvements and fixes hopefully to get ready for a stable release relatively soon.

In case you didn't know, the CocoonJS launcher and cloud build service have been updated, and it now includes WebGL support. It should be a lot faster, and support shader effects. Also note this supports the new accelerated physics engine, so you should notice physics based games perform better too.

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Z Order Bar: now shows instances selected in the layout view in bold, adds the instance UID after the name, and instances can be double-clicked to flash them in the layout view to help identify them.

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Layout view: new ribbon option to display collision polygons (and a new theme color for the lines)

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New advanced Real Time Strategy (RTS) game template. This is easily the most advanced template or example that comes with Construct 2, and it uses lots of tricks. It's probably going to be tough for beginners, but should be interesting to experienced users.

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Every behavior with a 'Set enabled' action now has an 'Initial state' property to choose if it's initially enabled or disabled

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Layout view: hold alt to resize objects from center

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System: 'Pick instances overlapping point' condition

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Pathfinding behavior: 'Set speed' action

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Timer behavior: 'Duration' expression

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Node-webkit plugin: 'Copy file' and 'Move file' actions, which also work with binary files

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Query string ?nw can now be appended to the preview URL to force the engine to detect as node-webkit, e.g. http://localhost:50000/?nw. Useful for previewing quickly with node-webkit specific features.

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We've reverted back to not supporting letterbox mode in CocoonJS, since we can't find a reasonable way to support it within the limitations of CocoonJS for the time being.

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Updated to node-webkit 6.1. This has also allowed us to lift the WebStorage storage limit to 50mb, although the limit on individual keys is not changed (still about 2mb according to my tests).

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Pathfinding behavior: setting the object angle while moving along a path now overrides the behavior's movement angle

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Audio: positioned sounds now move with rotating layers

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CocoonJS: when exporting minified, Construct 2 now uses simple instead of advanced mode when running Closure Compiler (for CocoonJS only). This means physics is no longer broken when enabling "Minify script", but this has implications for the reverse-engineerability of the project (to the effect of making it just very hard, as opposed to extremely hard).

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Particles object: was broken with canvas2d renderer in r136

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Platform behavior: a couple of issues were introduced in r136 due to a bug fix; should be working better now

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Platform behavior: passing horizontally through a jump-thru while falling could stop vertical motion; should now pass through smoothly

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System: 'set layout scale' could sometimes end up showing areas outside the layout in bounded scrolling mode

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Image editor: possible hang using Fill tool

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Speculative fix for some users color themes going wrong after upgrading from r132

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Line of sight behavior: did not always work correctly with multiple instances

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Possible project corruption inserting a SpriteFont, immediately renaming it, then choosing file -> save as .capx

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Ctrl+F4 (close tab) no longer conflicts with F4 to preview project

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On rare occasions a "No running layout" check failure could appear at runtime, or a javascript error after export


Comments

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ArcadEd 21.4k rep

Thanks Scirra!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 8:47:13 PM
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squale 7,747 rep

Great ! Thank you !!!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 8:47:22 PM
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DylanTheDev 2,905 rep

RTS template!!!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 8:47:54 PM
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DylanTheDev 2,905 rep

RTS template FTW! I cant wait to open that up and have a peek!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 8:48:34 PM
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fraiss 4,146 rep

WOW! Great1!!

THnx!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 9:49:34 PM
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Velojet 20.7k rep

What a tempting bunch of goodies this time! My pick: New advanced Real Time Strategy (RTS) game template. Wonderful! Can't wait to try it. Thanks a bunch, folks of Scirra!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 9:51:05 PM
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edisone 17.8k rep

tnx Scirra team...great update!!!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 9:52:27 PM
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gammabeam 13.3k rep

Lots of great improvements! Nice work!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 10:00:43 PM
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ThunderZ 7,237 rep

You're damn impressive and blazing soo fast. It's really a loving pleasure at each release :)

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 10:02:39 PM
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Kurz 9,091 rep

its look like stable release will be soon...

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 10:03:15 PM
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dodo021 5,314 rep

Very nice update thank's for de CocoonJS physics fix. But the 9-patch object is broken on CocoonJS with WebGL. This is the same problem that has been in the r133.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 10:04:29 PM
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CounterSniper09 1,717 rep

Good job! I'm happy about the CocoonJS news.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 10:11:51 PM
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damainman 7,926 rep

A huge thank you for the platform fix!!! Looking forward to getting this installed and tested later!!

Awesome work guys!!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 10:12:23 PM
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gillenew 23.3k rep

yypeee! :D thank you

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 10:12:53 PM
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ikke2902 4,870 rep

Wow, can't believe it. Being able to make rts games is suddendly within my grasp, very soon O.o
Scirra, you are always suprising me. GJ!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 10:17:18 PM

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