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Construct 2 Release r246

This is a Beta release. Beta releases have the cutting edge features but may have bugs in them. Download the latest Stable release instead here.
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59.3 mb, Windows 8/Windows 7/Vista/XP

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

This build updates the Cordova exporter with two major updates:

  1. You can now build Construct 2 Cordova exports with Construct 3's mobile app build service!
  2. You can now also build C2 Cordova exports with the Cordova CLI for local builds.

This gives you a lot more flexibility in how you build Cordova apps. We don't immediately have documentation for both, but we plan to get something written up soon. However in brief: to build with C3's build service, simply zip the whole exported folder (which includes config.xml and config.js), open the Export Manager in C3, and click the 'Add archive' button. Once added you can select it and click the Build button. This will run it through the mobile app build service as if you had exported it from C3. Note this requires a C3 subscription. Alternatively if you have the Cordova CLI installed, you can simply run "cordova prepare" on the exported folder and proceed to build it like any other Cordova project. The Cordova CLI documentation is probably the best place to start for now, but we'll have more information up soon. Both these options should help you work around the fact the Intel XDK has now shut down their app build service. There is also, as ever, PhoneGap Build as another build service you can try.

There's one more change we've made for the Cordova exporter: it now defaults to Android 5.0+. You can still use Android 4.x - support for that hasn't been removed, this is simply a change to the default setting. We have done this since Android 5.0+ is now on 75% of all devices, and still rising. Android 4.x requires bundling Crosswalk which resulted in a large APK file, which was a common cause of complaints. Since Android 5.0+ does not need Crosswalk and is now available on three quarters of all devices, we have decided to make it the new default. So by default you will get a small APK file which still runs on a wide range of devices. Over time the share of Android 4.x will shrink further until it is no longer relevant in the market, as has already happened to 2.x and 3.x, so the need for Crosswalk will eventually be completely eliminated.

Changelog

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Cordova export is now compatible with the Construct 3 mobile app build service

Change

Cordova export is now compatible with the Cordova CLI for local builds

Change

Cordova export now defaults to Android 5.0+ to exclude Crosswalk (but you can still select a 4.x version if you want)

Change

Platform behavior: 'Is by wall' is now true if the player has an obstacle directly above them

Bug Fix

Browser plugin: fullscreen mode could cause form controls to disappear


Comments

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mkhater 1,101 rep

i try to export Cordova and get error
Error during export ; Cannot open file 'config.xml'

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:29:09 PM
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AndreasR 27.9k rep
i try to export Cordova and get error
Error during export ; Cannot open file 'config.xml'
quoted from mkhater

Same problem on my end. Happens on new and exisiting projects.
@Ashley can you reproduce this issue? Just export to cordova.

Regards
Andy

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 4:07:08 PM
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Rhindon 14.8k rep

A NEW PLATFORM detail??? NICE!!! I'm working on a platformer now! THANK YOU!

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 12:48:50 AM
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luckyrawatlucky 32.2k rep

<div class="quoted-text">><div class="author">quoted from <strong>luckyrawatlucky]
I did export to Cordova and I didn't find config.xml and config.js file in the exported folder
[img]www.dropbox.com/s/nao4o3uewsz3l22/build.jpg?raw=1[/img</strong></div></div>I think @Ashley is not reading our comments

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:52:34 AM
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AndreasR 27.9k rep
a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/nao4o3uewsz3l22/build.jpg?raw=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.dropbox.com/s/nao4o3uewsz3l22/build.jpg?raw=1[/img</strong></div></div>I think @Ashley is not reading our comments
quoted from luckyrawatlucky]
<div class="quoted-text">><div class="author">quoted from <strong>luckyrawatlucky]
I did export to Cordova and I didn't find config.xml and config.js file in the exported folder
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The config.xml file seems no to be exported at the same folder as your construct 2 project.

Regards
Andy

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 12:23:02 PM
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luckyrawatlucky 32.2k rep

I am exporting my project totally in new folder but not getting any config.xml and config.js
May be I am doing something wrong
My Steps are
Export Project > Cordova > path to new folder > Export
that's it
Please tell me if i am wrong somewhere

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 12:37:17 PM
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Ashley 193.8k rep

Please file a bug following all the guidelines if you have any issues, if you just mention an issue in a comment it won't be investigated.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:09:34 PM
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gamecorpstudio 43.3k rep

im afraid to get updates lately, cause of C3 conversion .... good update though.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 9:53:08 PM
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esgame 2,015 rep

After export Cordova i click Oper Destination Folder and Folder open no destination - opened folder my project. Rebuild all ))) In destination folder i see depricated XDK file xml

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:48:16 AM
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MassimoF 1,851 rep

Great news. (Almost) time to subscribe to C3...

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 8:14:43 AM
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Artpunk 36.6k rep

Awesome this is great news!

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2:05:10 PM
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Lancifer 56.6k rep
Great news. (Almost) time to subscribe to C3...
quoted from MassimoF

Yep. Same here....almost. Unfortunately, there's still the issue of inadequate monetization options in C3 that is preventing me from making the jump to subscription. I sincerely hope that gets addressed soon.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5:59:32 PM
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chadorireborn 59.7k rep
It was quiet for a while. I now know why.... Good work!
quoted from Colludium

Lol.

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:38:32 AM
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kiba095 252 rep

gonna check it out :3

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:30:07 AM
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GhostDev 3,889 rep

export Cordova and get error
Error during export ; Cannot open file 'config.xml' pliz fix

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:52:18 PM

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