What you may have missed in March 2018

Post » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:38 am

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In March 2018

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  1. Scirra
    • Announcing the Construct 3 runtime - An article in which Ashley presents a comparison of the performances that the new Construct 3 runtime will propose in comparison with Construct 2.
    • Making of SNEK - Online Multiplayer Game - An article in which guest JhomasJhomas presents his cooperative multiplayer game SNEK he worked on with Construct, and how he dealt with the Multiplayer Plugin of Construct and designed around some of the difficulties of networks.
    • Are you ready to jam? - An article in which Tom presents a month long (if you learn about it through this sum up you still have time to join) game jam in partnership with Newgrounds.
    • Congratulations to the winners - An article in which Tom dresses the list of the winners of the Gamee contest and hints at future contests like those that will be organised.
    • New text features in the Construct 3 runtime - An article of the serie about the C3 runtime in which Ashley depicts one of the new features that will be present : Text formatting through BB Code. I am very excited by this one.
    • Facebook Instant Games with Construct 3 - An article in which Ashley announces, from r91, the inclusion in Construct 3 of a dedicated plugin for the Facebook Instant Games gaming platform to allow you to make HTML5 games that work within Facebook interface.
    • Behavior improvements in the Construct 3 runtime - An article of the serie about the C3 runtime in which Ashley announces the rework of the Physics and Pathfinding behavior, the extra performance they get, the multi-threading distribution system that was put in place and that third-part addons will be able to use as well.
    • The architecture of the Construct 3 runtime - An article of the serie about the C3 runtime in which Ashley presents the deep modifications and working of the new incoming runtime in regards to how Construct 3's architecture is.
  2. Ashley
    • Blame in technology and the aardvark case - An article in which Ashley details his experience dealing with bug reports and having to deal with the behavior of community members discussing technological issues. A long and insightful article which deserves a calm and dedicated read.




Image C3 New releases
  • r88.3 (beta) - A few more bug fixes before stable release.
  • r89 STABLE - Stable release.
  • r90 (beta) - Lots of fixes and changes, and new in-progress Ukrainian translation.
  • r90.2 (beta) - Hotfix for r90.
  • r91 (beta) - Facebook Instant Games support & lots of bug fixes.
  • r92 (beta) - Ads for Instant Games and some bug fixes.
  • r93 (beta) - Some fixes and new in-progress Romanian translation.
  • r93.2 (beta) - Two more bug fixes.
  • r94 STABLE - Stable release, with Facebook Instant Games support.
  • r94.2 STABLE - Hotfix for r94.
  • Find all the releases and changelogs on the new website https://www.construct.net/fr/make-games/releases.

If you think you have found a bug in Construct 3 you can report your bugs on github following the instructions and templates provided there.
You can also provide suggestions on the features suggestion platform at https://construct3.ideas.aha.io/.

You can discuss Construct 3 in this forum.
Remember, as announced, ultimately forums and other community related discussion channels will be moved to the new https://www.construct.net.

Construct 3 has an English online manual ! Be sure to read it : https://www.construct.net/gb/make-games/manuals/construct-3.
You can also check out Construct 3 tutorials and releases.

If you talk a different language, you may also take part into translating Construct 3 and possibly getting a free subscription for it.
Read more on this in this forum.


The Addon Exchange service, holding Construct 2 and Construct 3 addons is now available.
Authors, be sure to upload and maintain your addons there.
Users be sure to check this one out from now on, this is meant to become the official place where to find addons for Construct.




Image C2 New releases

The features listed here are only the "highlighted" features for each release. Check each release page to see the complete changelog and comments for each version)

Be sure to keep updated to the most recent release of Construct 2

If you think you have found a bug in Construct 2 you can report it in this forum BUT
  • Make sure it is not already a reported bug by searching through the "Bugs" forum
  • Make sure it is not a bug in your events, a difference between what you have coded and what you would expect
  • Make sure you're using the very latest version of Construct 2 (beta possibly, stable if this is the very latest release available)
  • Attach a .capx of the issue in the simplest manner possible (no 100+ events capx, no 10 mb capx)
  • Make sure to read Bug report requirements before posting and provide all the required informations (your configuration, the steps to use to reproduce the bug, any relevant information you can provide)

It is really important since about 50% of reports aren't bugs which takes time out of working on Construct2 directly.
Be responsible, help everybody by making sure it's not your events in cause first.




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  • v0.29.0 (Chromium 65) [Requires r217+]
  • Get the latest and current version and make sure you are using the appropriate Construct 2 release : https://www.scirra.com/nwjs



The Addon Exchange service, holding Construct 2 and Construct 3 addons is now available.
Authors, be sure to upload and maintain your addons there.
Users be sure to check this one out from now on, this is meant to become the official place where to find addons for Construct.


Image Third part addons

On the Addons Exchange - C2 - C3



Image WebGL effects

On the Addons Exchange - C2 - C3

  • User Saiyadjin did a big job putting in place in July 2017 this google doc which attempts to add descriptions to add ons and effects and determine if they are up to date or not.
    You can check the document or check for yourself directly in the forums' topics.



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As an added bonus, here is a list of the former "What you may have missed" posts for the year.
New to Construct ? Where to start

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