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Construct 2 Release r81

There is a more up to date Stable Release! Download the latest Stable release instead here.

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

Friday, March 9, 2012

New this build is the ability to export Windows 8 Metro apps! For more information see How to make a Windows 8 Metro app. Please note the Windows 8 App Store is currently closed, so this option is just for testing since a new OS and browser are involved (HTML5 based Metro apps run using Internet Explorer 10). However, it should also help you to be ready as soon as the App Store opens. Give it a spin and be sure to report any issues you come across.

Reminder: this is a beta release, intended for testing. If you do not want to risk having new problems we recommend sticking to the last stable release, which is currently r80.2.



Experimental support for building Windows 8 Metro apps. This option exports a Visual Studio 11 project. You need the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 beta to open and test it - see the link for more information.


Project 'Author' property. Used in some of the export options.


The Graphics Driver Updater tool is now bundled in the install directory, since it is a useful diagnostic tool for both you and your users.


Prompt to confirm when deleting event variables.


Dropped the 'experimental' tag from the 'export for PhoneGap' option. Performance still isn't quite there due to the fact phone browsers tend to be slower, but the integration on our part should now be working satisfactorily. (See the other fixes.)


Event sheet view: when editing actions or conditions, previously entered parameters can now sometimes be remembered for other actions and conditions if the parameters match up. For example, parameters should be preserved when editing 'Add to instance variable' and going back and selecting 'Subtract from instance variable' instead.

Bug Fix

PhoneGap: Audio should now work on iOS (finally!)

Bug Fix

PhoneGap: The Touch object's Accelerometer should now be supported even when the phone browser does not support it, by using data from PhoneGap

Bug Fix

'Go to layout' in a 'Start of layout' event did not have any effect when switching from another layout

Bug Fix

Could get a syntax error exporting a project with an empty family (where all members have been deleted)

Bug Fix

Projects with certain characters in some of their properties (e.g. name, description) may not have properly exported to the Scirra Arcade or PhoneGap

Bug Fix

Export to Scirra Arcade: other files in the export directory could get included in the zip causing a failed upload

Bug Fix

Physics: possible crash when destroying Physics objects

Bug Fix

Undo and redo now apply to the text box when editing a comment or renaming something

Bug Fix

Adding a 'On key pressed' event in the Keyboard object could block that key working in a Textbox/Button object


ludodesign 30.9k rep

Uhuu \o/ New new \o/

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:28:20 AM
OrangeTapioca 6,620 rep

awesome and fast.

But link doesn't work lol

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:29:52 AM
edisone 18.4k rep

new version...oleeeeeeeeeeee' ^^

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:31:55 AM
Terrato 7,581 rep

I can't download :S, what's wrong with me?!? ToT

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:32:15 AM
Savvy001 14.0k rep

Metro support!

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:32:44 AM
edisone 18.4k rep

right click "save with name" worked...but corrupted .exe O_o

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:33:48 AM
Cianain 6,231 rep

Glad to have it! And many thanks!!! ;']

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:33:53 AM
lukke 2,504 rep

same here can't download. :/

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:35:56 AM
MagentaRuby 5,432 rep

I can't download either. :( And the link to r80.2 is broken too.

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:42:50 AM
Tom 55.0k rep

Download should now work!

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:47:04 AM
Ashley 202.3k rep

Sorry, bit of a server hiccup! Download link should be working now!

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:48:30 AM
anthonykojima 10.6k rep

Hooray! the link works. Thanks a lot guys.

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:58:06 AM
bobwaite1 4,883 rep

Wow guys I was just looking at the last update when it told me all of a sudden that it was an old
You guys Rock! Way to go! Keep up the hard work!

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2:03:02 AM
Index 7,899 rep

Trust in Construct!

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2:39:23 AM
Wink 11.3k rep

This is great! With export Windows 8 Metro apps we will be able to have some of the first games available on the Windows 8 App Store when it opens :D This should give us a head start on the competition, and help all C2 users monetize.

Thanks guys :)

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2:42:25 AM

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