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Construct 2 Release r72

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

Friday, December 16, 2011

New this build: Image compression settings (choose PNG-32, PNG-8 or JPEG format for images on export), rotatable text, some bug fixes for the Platform movement, and a few editor optimisations including a couple of places that can now take advantage of multicore processors.

Theres a few more extras thrown in too — check out the changelog below!

Changelog

Feature

Image compression settings. A new icon in the picture editor allows you to choose between PNG-32 (default), PNG-8 or JPEG. Images are always stored in the project in PNG-32 format - they're converted to the chosen format on export. See the new manual entry on the Image Format dialog.

Feature

Text object: can now be rotated in the editor and at runtime. Also has a new property to set hotspot either top-left or center.

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Project bar: Duplicate layout

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Project bar: 'Run project' in right-click menu for project - previews from the first layout like you'd see on export

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Links to the manual on the Start Page

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System: Stop loop

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System: 'anglediff' expression - difference between two angles

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System: 'choose' expression - randomly choose a parameter, e.g. choose(1, 5, 7, 12) or choose("Hello", "Hi", "Hey")

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System: 'pick all' condition. Reset all instances to picked. Handy for advanced users in subevents.

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Common expression: 'IID' (index ID). Handy for advanced users with 'Pick Nth' or expression indexing.

Change

Upgraded to jQuery 1.7.1

Change

Audio: some alterations to try and improve stability

Change

Exported projects now by default use a black background instead of white

Bug Fix

Platform: overlapping a jump-thru stopped horizontal movement

Bug Fix

Platform: tapping shift twice (or holding it in mid-air) allowed a one-off bunnyhop

Bug Fix

Platform: sometimes running down slopes "bumped" on the way down, should be smooth now

Bug Fix

Platform: improved 'is on floor' detection when using stacks of jumpthru objects

Bug Fix

Touch: 'is touching' and 'is touching object' were true when using mouse input and mouse button wasn't down

Bug Fix

Arcade: games using the 'int' or 'float' system expressions would not upload properly

Bug Fix

Arcade: exporting for the arcade to the same directory twice no longer has a game.zip inside another game.zip (was supposed to be fixed in previous release but still happened)

Performance

Event sheet view is faster when arranging events, which is especially noticable when dragging the conditions column width in long sheets

Performance

Saving projects: where possible, layouts and event sheets are now written to XML in parallel on all CPU cores. This should help speed up saves a bit with very large projects.

Performance

Loading projects: icon creation at load time (which involved resizing possibly large images) is now done in parallel on all CPU cores. This should help speed up loading projects a bit with very large projects.

Performance

Exporting project: PNG/image recompression now runs in parallel on all CPU cores for faster export

Performance

Import audio dialog: Audio encoding now runs in parallel on all CPU cores for faster import

Performance

Tweaked PNGCrush parameters to reduce output PNG filesizes even more


Comments

5
pkeod 3,541 rep

You guys rock.

>Image compression settings.

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 1:52:40 AM
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The Bespectacled One 4,830 rep

That's a nice looking changelog.

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 1:53:50 AM
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Przemek32767 23.4k rep

Looks very nice - especially the "choose" expression. Who cares it's 3 AM? It's always a good time to try the new Construct 2 release. :D

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 1:58:11 AM
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Tokinsom 18.4k rep

The "Choose" expression is pretty nifty. Much better than gettoken("HURGIDDYBLURG","DDOAAOSUR@#$(&@#$#",5)

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 1:59:51 AM
5
mammoth 8,416 rep

This is awesome keep up the good work.

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:01:24 AM
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onzephyr 9,937 rep

Awesome. Some good looking stuff in the changelog.

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:02:25 AM
5
ayzhong 5,186 rep

one word: yes!

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:06:57 AM
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gammabeam 13.3k rep

wow, the Choose expression is very useful!
and so is Stop Loop!

Thanks!

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:07:19 AM
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Nipponshin 5,353 rep

This is great, keep up the good job! :)

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:15:07 AM
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Ulisses 9,403 rep

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! :)

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:19:01 AM
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walterlow 6,546 rep

nice very naise!

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:23:34 AM
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cow_trix 9,334 rep

Awesome! The choose expression simplifies complex text generation a hell of a lot. Would some kind of weighting parameter be possible? E.g. choose(0 0.3, 1 0.7) would choose 0 30% of the time and 1 70% of the time? The syntax for that isn't very good, but hopefully that makes some kind of sense.

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:26:55 AM
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DiscoFish 7,161 rep

Awesome!
Thanks!

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:39:55 AM
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aldhy 4,531 rep

yeah.. increasing speed performance of construct 2.. it's very vital for our end user's comfortable..
Great..!!! (b‐^▽^‐)b ~ ~

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:44:26 AM
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ethan0004 12.8k rep

Duplicate layout!!!! \o/ Good Job!! :D

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:53:37 AM

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