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Construct 2 Release r71

This is an old Beta release! Download the latest Beta release instead here.

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

Friday, December 09, 2011

There was a big batch of bug fixes to catch up on, so this build is mainly a slew of new fixes. There are a couple of extra minor additions thrown in as well though. Families is still the next big job, but there's still a big chunk of the manual left to do. Stay tuned!

The logo design has also been refreshed to a slightly different style. Change always takes a bit of time to get used to, but I've been using Construct 2 with the new logo for a week or so now and I much prefer it! Check the About dialog for a big preview.

If you haven't yet you should definitely check out the new manual. Many of the help links in the editor now point to the relevant manual pages. The plugin and behavior references aren't done yet but you should find a lot of them are working already. Definitely worth a click if you're new!



'Reload files from disk' in right-click menu of animation frames bar. If you've changed the image files in the project folder while Construct 2 is open, you can use this to get Construct 2 to recognise the changes.


'Custom browser' setting for preview browser, which can be set in Preferences


Other new preferences include default preview browser for new projects, the HTTP server port and the default export folder


Right-click menu to the expressions panel with icon size setting and help links


Facebook object: expression to get User ID (so you can tell apart people with the same name).


New Help link in project properties


Layout view: hold shift while dragging objects for axis-lock (sliding along diagonals only)


Updated logo to a refreshed design. (The .caproj and .capx icons are still the same but we'll be updating them soon too.)


The 'Enable WebGL' option now defaults to 'On' for new projects.


All help links in the editor should now go directly to a relevant manual page, except for those pointing to the behavior or plugin references which are not done yet


The alternate keyboard shortcut to switch to the associated layout/event sheet is now Shift+Tab instead of Ctrl+Tab because it conflicted with Ctrl+Tab also being a shortcut for next tab to the right.


Adjusted 'running exported project from disk' warning - now should never appear on non-PhoneGap wrappers (Sencha?) and is easier to remove if you're a web developer


The 'File' preview mode is deprecated. You will see an alert if you are using it and must change it to 'HTTP'. There are so many things that do not work in File preview mode and require HTTP mode that File mode will be removed in a future release.

Bug Fix

Sprite: an invalid initial frame could stop preview working

Bug Fix

Layer names in events are no longer case sensitive

Bug Fix

Layers bar: layer numbers above 10 didn't show properly

Bug Fix

Exported projects can now use jQuery from Google's CDN on secure sites (https:), which is important for Facebook games which require https.

Bug Fix

Right clicking no longer shows a context menu in WebGL mode

Bug Fix

Mouse object: cursor styles now work with WebGL enabled

Bug Fix

'Platform 9 (jump-thru)' example was missing in 32-bit build

Bug Fix

Platform: 'simulate jump' with default controls on didn't work properly

Bug Fix

Platform: 'is on floor' is now true when standing on a 'jumpthru' object

Bug Fix

Platform: slopes now work with 'jumpthru' objects

Bug Fix

Further improvements to condition text wrapping

Bug Fix

Event variable comments sometimes did not display in the event sheet

Bug Fix

Pin behavior: setting the angle of a pinned object now also updates the pin behavior

Bug Fix

Text objects could turn invisible closing and reopening a layout

Bug Fix

Sin behavior should work a little better with other behaviors/moving by events

Bug Fix

Broken export if using \ or .\ as export subfolders

Bug Fix

Buttons and textboxes no longer still appear on invisible layers

Bug Fix

Exporting to the Arcade twice in a row added two sets of files to the file


Non-world plugin types are now destroyed when changing layout


Squid 5,575 rep

Lookin good

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 3:55:38 AM
guicole 3,570 rep

Great !

It's great to see that some things that I've pointed out are being taken care of so quickly!

Keep on the good work!

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 3:57:39 AM
Ulisses 9,513 rep

The best tool!

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 3:58:26 AM
rexrainbow 164.6k rep

Thanks for SDK fixed

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 4:08:12 AM
mammoth 9,628 rep

Wow, I love each update!

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 4:10:46 AM
Kyatric 75.2k rep

"Right clicking no longer shows a context menu in WebGL mode" and "'Custom browser' setting for preview browser, which can be set in Preferences" sound awesome.

Edit: works like a charm. Good job !

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 4:32:41 AM
01lifeleft 6,350 rep

Nice update, still waiting for the families :P

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 5:11:37 AM
ludodesign 30.8k rep

Yeah!! New Version o/

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 5:14:59 AM
qwiktags 1,473 rep

sweet! keep up the good work

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 5:45:25 AM
Caer 2,446 rep

PERFECT!!!! *-*

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 5:47:56 AM
ayzhong 5,231 rep

Great job! Waiting for families as well :D

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 6:23:41 AM
Ize 7,426 rep

Nice! Keep the good work up guys! :D

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 6:42:39 AM
Peteer 4,647 rep

Good job guys! :D

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 6:59:36 AM
Bigheti 17.3k rep

Nice work! Waiting the manual complete for download...:-)

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 7:15:30 AM
Velojet 21.2k rep

Great going, guys! I do like the fresh new logo. And it's very satisfying to be given help when you click 'Help' now! Just a reminder about putting a link to the manual on the start page in r72.

Friday, December 09, 2011 at 7:27:06 AM

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