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Construct 2 Release r77

This is an old Beta release! Download the latest Beta release instead here.
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27.7 mb, Windows 8/Windows 7/Vista/XP

Friday, January 27, 2012

New this build: export options to make it easier to export for Kongregate and AppMobi!

The Kongregate arcade now has a section for HTML5 games. You can try submitting your HTML5 games through the
iframe-based upload page, but note HTML5 games currently have to be manually approved by emailing Kongregate. It's a bit like for Facebook games where you upload your game to your own server then it's shown through a frame. You can use the new Kongregate plugin for integration with their stats system, and they have deals to share ad revenue with you which you can read more about here. If you were previously using their 'HTML shell', you no longer need this as long as you choose the 'Export for Kongregate' option in the Export Project dialog. We hope to be further improving the integration in future.

The new export to AppMobi option is mainly a bug fix - Construct 2 games didn't used to work on AppMobi, but it should now work if you choose the 'Export for AppMobi' option in the Export Project dialog. Again we hope to improve the integration in future. The only real change over PhoneGap is the Audio object will now play audio through AppMobi's player, which might fix audio on mobile, but it's still very limited support at the moment (play sound only).

There's also a new Clear Background project property which is useful for optimising for mobile. The Performance Tips manual section has been updated to include using this option to get best performance on mobile.

Changelog

Feature

Export to Kongregate, and a new Kongregate plugin. (The plugin is pretty simple but we hope to expand on it in future.) Kongregate have deals where they share advertising revenue with game authors, so you may be able to make some money there.

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Export to AppMobi option. This is still experimental, but it should at least work now instead of showing a blank screen. This option also plays audio through AppMobi's audio player, but it only supports the "play" action and nothing else, so not sure how useful it will be (let me know your results). Otherwise I'd expect it to work the same as PhoneGap, since for technical reasons we are not yet using AppMobi's accelerated DirectCanvas (hoping something is worked out soon though).

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Project property 'Clear background'. Set to 'no' and set all layers transparent to improve performance if your background is completely obscured by objects (like Space Blaster which uses images for the background), since this skips up to two full-screen clears every tick. Only really noticable performance benefit on mobile.

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The title bar now says "Construct 2 (Administrator)" when run as administrator

Change

A small number of users reported issues with valid licenses not being accepted. The license loader has had a small tweak to fix this. While we hope this fixes it for everyone it may have unexpected side effects so if you have trouble with your license in this build please don't worry! Mail us to [email protected] and we'll help get you sorted out.

Change

After lots of people mentioned it, the default jump key for Platform is now up arrow instead of shift, because pressing shift too many times brings up Windows' StickyKeys shortcut! There are probably lots of references to shift being jump scattered across the site, so please let me know if you find any so they can be updated.

Bug Fix

Check failure renaming an object then choosing save-as

Bug Fix

Preferences: could not type dots in the 'Preview LAN address'!

Bug Fix

Could not drag & drop images in to Construct 2 when running as administrator


Comments

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ludodesign 30.5k rep

So fast this time!

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:03:11 PM
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flaye 4,194 rep

Thanks for the update. You're doing a fantastic job.

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:05:13 PM
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mina 12.2k rep

U r running so quickly Scirra team... Thank uuuuu

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:05:15 PM
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ethan0004 12.9k rep

Perfect!!! :D

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:07:34 PM
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Tokki 3,527 rep

Downloaded! I guess I wasn't one of the first few people to have clicked on the download link since I didn't get a badge notification. ]':

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:07:51 PM
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daGamer 3,016 rep

Are these exporters available in free edition?

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:09:38 PM
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Miceal 3,984 rep

I'm amazed so often here. Love it.

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:09:48 PM
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Ashley 194.5k rep

@daGamer yep, all export options are available in the free edition.

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:13:18 PM
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HotGod 7,087 rep

Wow, My C2 can't be opened! I get an error:
Entry Point Not Found
The Procedure entry point ChangeWindowMessageFilter could not be locate in the dynamic link library USER32.dll

(I'm using Win XP)

And I was in the middle of a project. What's that error?
I've been updating C2 for ages now with smooth transitions.
It's the first time I get such lethal error.

Please help!

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:16:48 PM
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Ashley 194.5k rep

@HotGod Oops, I must have accidentally used a Vista-only function again. I'll try fix this ASAP. In the mean time best just roll back to r76.

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:25:36 PM
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omgitburns 4,412 rep

Woah! Export to Kongregate? Amazing! :D

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:26:48 PM
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Lahyene 4,286 rep

Thank you!

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:29:45 PM
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HotGod 7,087 rep

@Ashley, Rolled-back and got back to sanity (together with my heart beat rate) :)

It was a great idea to have previous version up there. Thanks.

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:34:20 PM
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Index 7,577 rep

That change with the platformer key made me chuckle- but it shows that you guys at least care about feedback unlike many developers these days.

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:36:12 PM
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PixelPalette 8,146 rep

Nice on the Kongregate thing. Cant wait to use it once you get that developed further. 8)

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:41:13 PM

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