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Construct 2 Release r172

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

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New this build: new support for W3C-standardised web apps, an Alpha Threshold effect which can be useful for shadow effects, and other tweaks and bug fixes. In particular PhoneGap compatibility should be improved in this update. PhoneGap should be becoming increasingly useful in the near future: Android 4.4.3 already ships a GPU-accelerated canvas2d in the web view, meaning games should be a lot faster, and a future Android version should also add WebGL. iOS 8 will also add WebGL support and full JIT capability, making PhoneGap an all-round great solution for easily building and publishing games.

We're due a stable update so please test thoroughly and report any issues that you find! If all goes well, the next build should be a stable release.

Changelog

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Web-based exports now include an app.manifest file which is referenced from the HTML via a link tag. This includes the name, icons, orientation setting and fullscreen mode. Browsers may use this in future to help make web apps work more like native apps, e.g. using the 'add to home screen' button or creating a desktop shortcut to a web app. Note your server must set up the MIME type application/manifest+json for .manifest files.

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New 'Alpha threshold' shader effect. Can be useful for masking with multiple shadow light objects (e.g. making two shadow lights with 50% opacity only show a shadow where neither light can reach, where the opacity becomes 75%)

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Sine behavior: new 'Set cycle position' action

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Shadow light: now extrudes shadows a little further to avoid glitches when using a light extremely close to a caster, but this probably cannot be fully solved - the best solution is to ensure radius lights can't get right next to casters.

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Video: on iOS and Chrome for Android, using the 'Play' action now either plays immediately if in an input event, otherwise if not in an input event queues the playback for the next touch. This helps work around these platform's limitations of only being able to start video playback in an input event.

Bug Fix

PhoneGap: config.xml now specifies Media plugin so audio playback can work

Bug Fix

PhoneGap: letterbox scale modes did not align the canvas properly

Bug Fix

Platform behavior: could not jump while running up slopes (issue introduced in r171)


Comments

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Geeh 749 rep

Woooh!! Nice ! *-*

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:19:13 PM
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milengk 7,397 rep

'Alpha threshold' shader effect - nice

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:20:19 PM
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sai 776 rep

Testing it now!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:22:12 PM
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bjadams 7,464 rep

getting better and better every time

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:22:36 PM
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dthomasdigital 2,843 rep

Wow, keeping the good stuff coming, thanks.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:24:09 PM
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Beaverlicious 12.5k rep

Beta releases are sooooooo beaverlicious!

PS: First quickdraw ever...wuhuuuu!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:25:48 PM
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iceangel 33.5k rep

Yes and over before the World Cup Brasil '14 ;)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:25:55 PM
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Rhindon 15.5k rep

Updates are always very nice.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:30:36 PM
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A0Nasser 9,195 rep

Awesome, fixing the slope bug is great.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:34:20 PM
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tyfricko 6,590 rep

Nice Update

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:52:56 PM
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ludodesign 30.9k rep

Cool Cool!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 4:09:33 PM
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Michaelb 2,663 rep

Awesome , great work.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 4:36:01 PM
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Kyatric 75.7k rep

Sine behavior: new 'Set cycle position' action

Long awaited, awesome addition, great job as always.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 4:38:41 PM
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TheDom 9,348 rep

I love C2ooooo!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 4:40:08 PM
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Gillis 8,465 rep

NICE> So happy about the slope fix!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 4:42:15 PM

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