New to Contruct made games for android performance question

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Post » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:00 am

Hi guys I am new to Construct 2 but I have made games in HTML + javascript using phonegap build to make apk. Now the games I made are rather very simple mainly because I have long hours at work and not enough time to learn . I want to make better games and cut down the time which Construct 2 seems to be good at. Now the question I have is about performance.
I made a game called Bomb Attack Max for Android in pure javascript yet it was a little slow . I programmed using the DOM rather then Canvas so that is part of the problem. I want to know if you can make simple run games and flying games with Construct 2 will the performance be decent.

1) Is the performance of Construct 2 games good on mobile devices ?

2) Can you get audio on android device because I could not with HTML + javascript?

3) Is there a save game feature that works for android ?

4) Can someone link android games made with Contruct here so I can try them?

Thank you in advance as I think this tool might be just what I need to improve the time it takes me to make games.
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Post » Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:03 pm

The answers for your questions:

1. If you use wrappers like CocoonJS or Crosswalk, your games will got the best performance.
2. Use Chrome for Android or CocoonJS.
3. See this tutorial: https://www.scirra.com/tutorials/526/ho ... -savegames
4. Go to this URL: search.php?keywords=android&fid%5B0%5D=148
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Post » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:11 am

Tetriser wrote:The answers for your questions:

1. If you use wrappers like CocoonJS or Crosswalk, your games will got the best performance.
2. Use Chrome for Android or CocoonJS.
3. See this tutorial: https://www.scirra.com/tutorials/526/ho ... -savegames
4. Go to this URL: search.php?keywords=android&fid%5B0%5D=148


Excellent thanks!! I checked out the games made with construct on android and was very impressed. Space shooters,platformers ,and retro type games I love it. I have an account with cocoon Js so I will use that for my 1st project. I am still learning but this is so much better than doing games in pure javascript code and being fustrated at every turn.
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Post » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:40 pm

@PixelPower

Check out 'Hoppu' .. it uses crosswalk for Android
-- https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... eart.hoppu

Can leave a review while you're at it ;)

About performance, check this thread - upgrading-construct-2-from-146to158-2-dropped-fps_t95146
We had real issues of frustration in performance and took a lot of fixing to get it to run at decent fps.
collision polygons, animation frames and lot of things had to be optimized because I couldn't get ashley to agree that something is wrong with webGL export when it gets wrapped with cocoonjs / xwalk.

It's not always possible to remove all plugins and then give a game for test... without which there is a refusal to even look at your game.
A ton of things depend on plugin call state like pause or time. (thanks @rexrainbow for that). Can't just delete the plugins and say 'hey here test the game... this doesnt even start now'.
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Post » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:07 am

@krish

Thanks for the information I read the thread and see that there is a problem. I also have another problem I downloaded your game and tried to run it via bluestacks and all I get is a black screen. What version of android do you need to run the game? It says something about html not found the 1st time I ran it.
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Post » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:34 am

(file:///android_asset/www/index.html) Thats the error I get.
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Post » Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:13 am

PixelPower wrote:(file:///android_asset/www/index.html) Thats the error I get.


It just a first-time launch error.

Try launch it again, you will get a a splash screen.

It works for me.
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