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Construct 2 Release r74

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Monday, January 02, 2012

A new year, a new release - and this build introduces support for Web Fonts! These allow you to use the hundreds of freely available fonts from Google Web Fonts in your Construct 2 games with the Text object. You need to use the new Set web font action for this. There's more information in this new tutorial on Using Web Fonts in the Text object.

Also the Manual is now complete! All help links in the editor should now work. Any which are broken or don't lead somewhere useful should be reported as a bug, except for those for third-party plugins. Hopefully now Construct 2 is fully documented beginners can get up to speed more quickly, and experienced users have a good place to look up features.

As long as nothing disastrous happens, we'll begin work for the Families system for the next build. So there may be a bit of a gap since it's a pretty complicated feature.

Happy new year to everyone as well!

Changelog

Feature

Web Fonts support for the Text object. Use the new 'Set web font' action. See the new Web Fonts tutorial.

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Text object: actions to set font face, size and color

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Text object: text metric expressions TextWidth and TextHeight to get the size of the actual text content in the object

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Layout view: can now rotate and resize multiple objects at once. The resize handles are still only shown for one instance to prevent the "forest of handles" effect.

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Layout view: hold shift while rotating an object to lock to 5 degree increments

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Layout view: Ctrl+D shortcut to unselect all

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Animations editor: shortcuts to move between frames: Ctrl+Left/Right or just +/-. Also 'P' to preview animation.

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System expression: rgb(r, g, b) to generate a color value

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New example: Sprite effects.capx (all the blend modes for Sprite)

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Button and TextBox: 'Set focused' action

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Help links in right-click menus in Object Behaviors dialog, Insert Object dialog and Add Behavior dialog

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Text object: the font loader has been improved. It should now support more fonts. If it previously said 'unsupported font' when choosing a font, it may now work.

Change

Can no longer preview with the image/animations editor up (this may have caused some bugs)

Bug Fix

Event sheet view: event groups no longer rename themselves as you drag them around

Bug Fix

Fullscreen in browser modes: was not resizing correctly when shrinking the window with WebGL enabled

Bug Fix

Browser object may not have worked in Firefox 3.6 (we still recommend you upgrade to the latest Firefox)

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Animation parameters could incorrectly accept a number

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Comparison operators in expressions incorrectly gave a 'type mismatch' error if comparing strings

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Added 'removeDestroyCallback' function to plug a small memory leak with 'addDestroyCallback'.

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Expressions marked ef_deprecated no longer appear in the editor

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RefreshPropertyGrid() should now work in an OnPropertyChanged event


Comments

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FredFors 8,724 rep

Keep up this rate of updates, and you will for sure obtain world domination soon enough.

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 1:10:23 AM
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SketchDeluxe 7,563 rep

Grandioso, las fuentes por defecto en ocasiones se veían bastante simples al usarlas en ciertos escenarios... Esto me permitirá elegir una fuente mas adecuada según cada caso ^^

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 1:11:34 AM
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Ulisses 9,403 rep

Happy new year with a new version! :-)

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 1:15:05 AM
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onzephyr 9,937 rep

great work!

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 1:15:12 AM
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DiscoFish 7,238 rep

Thank you!

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 1:17:37 AM
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McKack 9,350 rep

Web fonts is a massive addition, awesome!
And... dem families O_O! It'll be worth the wait.
Thanks for yet another great update and happy new year to all!

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 1:21:25 AM
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Kiyoshi 13.3k rep

O_O !! Better font support! Great ! Awesome work Ash :D

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 1:25:16 AM
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Boardtalk 3,418 rep

Nice one thanks

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 1:26:44 AM
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ayzhong 5,201 rep

Web fonts yes!! Families next build: double yes!

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 1:40:43 AM
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Velojet 21.0k rep

Really nice to have the Web Fonts support ! And just as nice to have a complete Manual - it's really proving its worth. Great going, guys! And Happy New Year to you!

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 1:41:29 AM
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goodbud 3,478 rep

This is great! A new build while I'm still on vacation!

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 1:42:17 AM
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Inf3rnal 13.7k rep

Happy new year!

Thank you for these fast updates and bugfixes!

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 2:08:32 AM
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septeven 11.0k rep

RefreshPropertyGrid() should now work in an OnPropertyChanged event

Thanks, it works perfectly now :)

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 2:11:13 AM
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walterlow 6,546 rep

cant wait for next build ;P

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 2:13:49 AM
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bobwaite1 4,883 rep

Wow! Wonderful work guys way to bring in the new year!!!!
I see your new years resolution is to make the #1 Html 5 game engine EVER! Keep up the awesome work guys!
By the Way HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!! :P

Monday, January 02, 2012 at 2:19:17 AM

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