How important is the August 2008 update? I mean, is it absolutely essential that Construct have it set as the minimum?
This is Adobe's version penetration for Flash Player:http://www.adobe.com/products/player_ce ... ation.html
Version 10 is the latest and greatest, but if I was developing in Flash (which I have done in the past), I'd be aiming for version 9, at most. I wouldn't want to turn away users by making them download an update to their system before they could play my game.
Perhaps the same could be said for developing in DirectX. I'm won't claim to know anything about it, but couldn't the bar be set a little lower and still work to an acceptable level? What would be lost by requiring an earlier version of the DX runtime as a minimum spec?