What you may have missed in May 2014

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Post » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:52 pm

In May 2014

Image New releases
  • Release 169 Beta - New Google Play, Twitter, multiplayer and IAP features.
  • Release 170 Beta - Real-time shadow lighting effects .

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 How to report bugs before posting and providing 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.

Image Third part addons

Image Blog posts
  1. Scirra
    • The future 2030 - An article to announce the second Construct 2 jam in cooperation with NewGrounds.com. Up to the 15th June 2014, make a game around the theme "The Future: 2030" and post it on newgrounds.com with the tag "construct2030jam" (http://www.newgrounds.com/games/browse/ ... uct2030jam). The article also contains a list of the prizes (licenses and cash) that can be earned by the 15 top games.
    • The great HTML5 gaming performance test 2014 edition - An article that displays the results of the tests made by Scirra over various devices and that gives a better estimate of where are HTML5 performances nowadays.
    • Improvements with Construct 2 in education - An article about the modifications brought to the educational subscriptions with the new "Take home license" as well as the new currency that can be billed.
  2. Ashley
    • Nobody is updating Windows 8.0 - An article about an alarming fact concerning the lack of updates from users from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1, preventing them to have access to the very latest and most modern version of Internet Explorer which finally supports WebGL. Ashley emits certain hypothesis as to why users don't update and also laments on Microsoft's bad/slow upgrade/update system that goes counter-current to its marketing message: "we're modern and forward".

Image Reminder

Image Former retrospect
As an added bonus, here is a list of the former "What you may have missed" posts for the year.
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