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Construct 2 Release r82

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

Saturday, March 17, 2012

This build we're introducing a prototype translation engine. The goal is to have Construct 2 translatable in to different languages, but it is currently a work-in-progress and many parts of the editor (especially dialogs and alerts) are not yet translatable. However you can have a play with the automatically generated translation (leetspeak :)) and see if there are any issues. Beware of new typos and language-specific bugs, and anywhere you see [missing] or [???] indicates a problem so please report any sightings! Note translation is a technically complex feature so this may introduce new bugs even in to the English language editor.

Please note we don't currently recommend anyone start translating Construct 2 in to other languages, because it will be difficult to track the changes we make to the language files as we allow more of the editor to be translated. There may also be undiscovered bugs in non-English languages. It would be best to wait until the translation system is completely finished, then it shouldn't be much work to keep translations up to date from then on.

Plugin developers: fear not, the plugin SDK is unchanged. The translations engine has been deliberately designed so plugins and behaviors are written entirely in English, then translators can separately translate them. Construct 2 handles the translation in the UI so the engine internals remain in English and therefore fully backward compatible.

Please note there was some trouble with r81 and the bug that prevented exports working properly. r81 was a beta release which means it's for testing only and likely to introduce problems. If you want to avoid new problems be sure to stick to stable releases: set the update checking in Preferences to "check for updates" (not the beta option) and only install updates Construct 2 prompts you about. On the other hand, we appreciate beta releases getting tested too, but please be aware of the choice you make! The r81 bug was easy to work around but it still seemed to throw a lot of people. We'll also try to make the difference between stable and beta releases clearer on the site in future. Note r82 is also a beta release!



Prototype translations engine. Not all of Construct 2 is translatable - this is currently for testing only.


Event sheet view: keyboard shortcut 'Enter' adds a condition when an event is selected - alternative for 'C'


Event wizard dialog: now preserves selected action/condition when going back and selecting a different object with the same plugin/behavior


Text box: 'Enter' and 'Escape' are now handled by the Keyboard object instead of the text box

Bug Fix

Text box: 'On text changed' event did not run in minified exported projects

Bug Fix

Exports were broken in r81

Bug Fix

Family triggers did not run (e.g. ButtonFamily: On clicked)

Bug Fix

Event sheet view: arrow key navigation did not always redraw the event sheet

Bug Fix

Mouse: no longer handles clicks outside the game canvas. This also allows other controls on the page (e.g. text boxes) that are not part of the game to be used.


Revised Box2D physics engine, which should cause fewer GC pauses and minify to a smaller script, but may introduce minor changes in the physics simulation. This was briefly tested on the forum, but results were inconclusive so I'm releasing it for wider testing. If there are serious problems we can revert to the old engine.


OrangeTapioca 6,620 rep

Ah there it is. Was wondering why it took awhile to show. <3

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 3:52:21 AM
ludodesign 30.9k rep

New New!
I want to see this

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 3:53:13 AM
kirby 4,532 rep


Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 3:55:46 AM
kamen2010 1,064 rep

Very Cool

I like

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 3:55:51 AM
inkBot 9,896 rep

Nice. Downloading now. =)

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 3:57:38 AM
Danijerry 6,679 rep

I see your recent blog about GC already implemented, nice!

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 3:59:05 AM
villmaxie 7,570 rep

"Exports were broken in r81"... this is the bug fix I was expecting so much... "GOOD JOB"...!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 4:18:47 AM
rexrainbow 164.6k rep

Cool~ Translation may help to promote C2 more easily

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 4:22:28 AM
Crayron 2,078 rep

Much appreciate the export fix!

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 5:06:25 AM
Zetar 10.2k rep

Yea Again - Good work

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 5:44:35 AM
andreas 2,678 rep

The "Event wizard dialog" change will dramatically improve event duplication workflow! thanks :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 7:09:26 AM
bobwaite1 4,883 rep

Nice job Scirra Team! Keep up the good work!

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 8:26:00 AM
Yann 16.7k rep

I tried to translate the first 250 lines of the xml file into french and there doesn't seem to be any bug for now. Although I think some shortcuts will have to be rethink for other languages.
For instance, "About" in french is translated into "À propos" and there's no "b" in it to underline as a shortcut sign.

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 8:37:14 AM
AndyWatson 7,187 rep

Another great update from Team Scirra. Kickass!

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 8:42:34 AM
DiscoFish 7,238 rep

Thank you!

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 9:30:27 AM

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