Windows 8 Pro or Windows RT

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Post » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:06 pm

Hi there,

On which Windows 8 Version (Pro or RT) can i Export my Construct 2 Games?

Must i have a Developer-Account or somethihng else in addition?

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Post » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:00 pm

Both.

You need to compile the final in VS2012, which has output options for both architectures

To submit your app to the Windows store, you need an individual dev accountbjadams2012-10-21 21:00:56
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Post » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:19 pm

The Windows 8 Apps that Construct 2 exports ought to run everywhere, since they are based on HTML5. In theory this includes Windows Phone 8, but since no devices are public yet I haven't been able to test and verify this.

Construct 2 itself will only run on x86 or x64 systems, which I think excludes Windows RT.
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Post » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:00 pm

so can i create a desktop app in full screen mode with vs2012?

do i need a different vs2012 template than the one that c2 generates for me?

or does windows 8 html support is only for metro?
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Post » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:46 pm

@bjadams - the Windows 8 export is for the "metro" style apps (it's not actually called metro any more, but it means the tile-style apps that run from the new touch-enabled start menu). The only way to run on the desktop at the moment is via Awesomium or in the browser, but I would strongly recommend you publish a Windows 8 App instead since you get in the Windows Store that way.
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Post » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:16 pm

yes i tried both options and they work great, however awesomium does not support sensors on windows8 (whilst metro export does), and awesomium crashes on exit on windows7 :( (no crash on exit on win8)
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Post » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:04 pm

I'm wating for a convertible device with windows 8 like iconia w510 or samsung ativ smart to be released. Good and native HTML5 support + Sensors support + market. Windows 8 might be a gamechanger for HTML5.
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Post » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:57 pm

windows 8 "metro" or whatever its called now will give a super boost to html5 apps. if you close an eye on the missing opengl support, the rest is great
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Post » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:10 pm

Remember RT uses ARM processors. Not sure if VS2012 will target that without you calling it out.
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Post » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:43 pm

FYI, VS2012 does target ARM processors. You can set your project to compile once for all processors (recommended), or if you have to create a different assembly for the different processors you can target just x86 or ARM.
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