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Construct 2 Release r143

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

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New this build: the 'Watch' tab for the debugger, and new node-webkit plugin features!

The new 'Watch' tab in the debugger allows you to create a view that shows just the properties you're interested in. The debugger often shows loads of information, but you might want to just watch two object's X and Y co-ordinates. Now you can click the 'Add to watch' icons beside the properties, then switch to the 'Watch' tab and see just those values updating in real time. This helps avoid the information overload, and is also the only way to see data from two or more different objects simultaneously.

The node-webkit plugin now also features by popular demand the ability to control the window (e.g. set/get window X, Y, width, height, etc) as well as some basic clipboard features for copying/pasting text.

Stay tuned for more updates!



Debugger: new 'Watch' tab. Individual debugger properties can be added to it to create an area where you can watch just the values that interest you from a range of different objects. (Not available in free edition)


Node-webkit plugin: lots of new window features, e.g. set/get window X, Y, width, height, title, enable/disable resizing/always on top, show dev tools, set and get clipboard text


Browser: condition 'Is Portrait/Landscape'


Browser: expressions 'ScreenWidth' and 'ScreenHeight'


Audio: Chrome for Android now ships with the Web Audio API. However music did not play, because we still use HTML5 audio to play music (so it streams and starts playing more quickly), and HTML5 audio support is broken on Chrome for Android. We've applied the same workaround we use on iOS Safari: music is now fully downloaded and played via the Web Audio API. This is better than not playing music, but since it does not stream, it could take a while before music starts playing.


Audio: on Chrome for Android and iOS Safari, only loads one music track in to memory at a time. Previously all music played so far would be loaded in to memory due to our workaround.


Water background effect: now handles alpha differently - either fully warps the background or leaves it intact depending on if the foreground alpha is 0.


Platform behavior: 'Is moving' is now false in 'On jump' when jumping from standing still. Previously it was always true, which could make it play the wrong animation.


Ctrl+F4 no longer closes the current tab (conflicted with Ctrl+F4 to debug entire project)


We've removed the reference to jQuery's source mapping file to prevent a console error appearing.

Bug Fix

OR blocks which were sub-events to ordinary blocks did not always pick instances correctly

Bug Fix

Object IIDs are now available immediately after creating them

Bug Fix

Mouse: 'Is over object' did not always work properly after a save/load

Bug Fix

Double-quotes in the 'About' section of project properties could break the node-webkit export

Bug Fix

AdjustHSL shader did not handle alpha correctly

Bug Fix

Timer behavior: javascript error using full state save/load


UberLou 29.5k rep

Window size in node-webkit! Awesome! Going to test this out ASAP

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:58:03 PM
urbano 5,099 rep

Awesome. Thanks, friends.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:07:10 PM
gillenew 25.5k rep

yay, awesome updates for node plugin thx!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:08:03 PM
Aelfraed 3,602 rep

great! as always

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:08:36 PM
Animate 12.6k rep

Awesome, great job guys...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:10:37 PM
ErekT 7,701 rep

Yess.. the one thing I felt was really missing. Thank you Scirra :D

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:12:11 PM
mammoth 9,706 rep

Fantastic the debugger is awesome!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:13:12 PM
ByteMaker 2,397 rep

Super, danke... :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:18:11 PM
ferrod 18.7k rep

Another cool update, thanks.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:22:11 PM
Kyatric 76.0k rep

Thanks on another nice update.
I'm a bit surprised about the fact that the Twitter feed is still "forced" in the homepage and not at least hide-able from an option in the preferences ;)
It's not a big thing for sure, but it'd be nice to have the option has discussed in the comments of the previous release.

I'm looking forward to the "Watch" debugger's tab it sounds like a neat feature to "log" what we need when we need.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:23:24 PM
Cipriux 19.2k rep

That's what I'm talking about. Very nice !!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:53:04 PM
Wastrel 12.5k rep

Another nice update. Thanks guys!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:00:10 PM
Arima 28.0k rep

Thanks for the window controls!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:06:39 PM
refeals 9,435 rep

YES! I was waiting for the Node-webkit one! Thank you so much guys!
Plus, I love how great the debugger is growing. Keep going!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:10:41 PM
superdbop 2,647 rep

Woohoo! Great work! Thanks again Scirra Team :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:14:01 PM

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