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Construct 2 Release r90

This is an old Stable release! Download the latest Stable release instead here.

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

Friday, May 11, 2012

New this build: support for appMobi's directCanvas! This accelerates Construct 2 games to native-like performance, fully using the device's graphics card. To try it, export to appMobi and select Use directCanvas in the dialog that pops up. You can also switch it to use phone browser to make it work like it did before, but performance is likely to be significantly worse. As with CocoonJS from r89 this is an early release and there are likely to be problems. We'll be working over the next few releases to make sure everything is working smoothly.

The directCanvas export is currently for iOS only, and CocoonJS currently only has an Android launcher. However, both are planning to support both platforms (appMobi are planning directCanvas for Android, and Ludei are planning CocoonJS for iOS). So hopefully once the integration is sorted there will be plenty of options to make native-performing mobile games. At last! We're a little behind on documentation, but this will be following shortly.

This is also a stable update. If you're upgrading from the last stable release r84, be sure to check the intervening changelogs to see all changes made since. This includes, in brief:

  • r85 (21 changes): improved fullscreen support, PhoneGap improvements, usability improvements
  • r86 (15 changes): new event features including OR blocks and Else (see Guide to Construct 2's advanced event features)
  • r87 (17 changes): support for XML and JSON, and new folder-organised event dialogs
  • r88 (18 changes): bug fixes and usability improvements
  • r89 (15 changes): export to CocoonJS, detection of SwiftShader (Chrome's software renderer for WebGL) and falling back to canvas 2D instead

Please note there's currently a problem on PhoneGap Build: they recently updated to PhoneGap 1.7, and this seems to crash on startup for Android. This appears to be a problem with PhoneGap and I've reported to them. I'm not sure if other platforms are affected, but Windows Phone 7 doesn't appear to be. You can work around it by setting the PhoneGap version to 1.6.1 for the time being, and hopefully the issue will be resolved shortly.



Export to appMobi's directCanvas. Make native-performance apps for iOS.


Upgraded Closure Compiler to latest version. (Last time I did this it broke minified exports, but I checked and it works this time.)


edisone 18.4k rep

TNXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Scirra team always works so hard but good ^^

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:02:48 PM
AppmobiTyler 2,698 rep

Excited to see DC export go live!

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:03:12 PM
CoolCatGames 3,570 rep

sweet - good job

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:04:20 PM
Hemul1 3,765 rep

Perfect! :)

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:05:47 PM
FuerzaCHL 3,706 rep

First!, great relase, thx...

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:06:36 PM
01lifeleft 6,350 rep

Awesome!! ^^

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:10:34 PM
Aritz 7,349 rep

Does Phonegap have any kind of acceleration? I have a Lumia and it is the only with Window Phone exporting :(

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:12:36 PM
glerikud 21.1k rep

Great :)

I love Scirra, and the releases. You're the best! The other game making software (GM, Stenyl, GameSalad) is nowhere compared to Construct!

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:13:10 PM
Peteer 4,647 rep

muhahaaaa, very nice :D

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:13:16 PM
Ashley 202.3k rep

@Aritz - PhoneGap doesn't add any acceleration like CocoonJS and directCanvas do, but WP7 apparently has a GPU accelerated canvas. Despite that, in my tests it was still pretty slow. Maybe the hardware just isn't there yet.

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:13:49 PM
gillenew 25.5k rep

uhuuuuuuuu Yasa!! Godness loved!

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:14:37 PM
Wastrel 12.5k rep

Nice update! Keep up the good work!

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:17:15 PM
rexrainbow 164.6k rep

I feel powerful

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:18:23 PM
gonzdevour 14.7k rep

Life is easy if you always stand by the right side!
Thank you Scirra team!

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:20:23 PM
Bigheti 17.5k rep

Good...stable release!

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:24:26 PM

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