[Plugin] Metro/Windows 8

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  • Hi everyone,

    I have written a plugin for integrating better with Windows 8. (Probably I should have posted in this forum instead of this tutorial, but I will leave it there)


    Please let me know what you would like to be added.

  • It looks nice! i would like to try it but i have no windows 8 right now, i will try soon! there a problem i cannot download an illustrative example sdrv.ms/NxDtnl

  • Thanks for taking the time! I have fixed the link at c2metro.wordpress.com/download and fyi the sample can be downloaded here: sdrv.ms/NxDtnI

  • I will be trying this out as soon as my game is finished

  • Update:

    I have updated the plugin with support for live tiles and storing and retrieving app local data. Please refer   http://www.scirra.com/tutorials/347/metro-windows-8-plugin-for-construct-2 for more details.

  • Nice update! I will get windows 8 soon.

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  • Update:

    The plugin is now capable of making use of Windows 8 roaming store. The new interfaces are again same as WebStorage plugin and now the data stored by your game roams to all the Windows 8 PCs owned by an user!

    Please refer the tutorial page for details.

  • iunkn

    <img src="smileys/smiley20.gif" border="0" align="middle"> Great work <img src="smileys/smiley20.gif" border="0" align="middle">.

    Maybe you need to change 'Metro' to 'Modern' <img src="smileys/smiley2.gif" border="0" align="middle"> :

    "Microsoft has started to notify its Windows developers that they should refrain from using the word "Metro" throughout their applications if they refer to the Windows Phone or Windows 8 interface" (ref.)

  • Velojet

    Thanks <img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

    I am still waiting for the official word on the new name <img src="smileys/smiley17.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

  • Update: I have updated the plugin with an option for resetting the stored local and roaming data for the app from the Settings charms - Preferences pane. Please refer the tutorial for more details.

  • I doubt the differences between the official Win8 plugin by scirra and your metro plugin, i noticed the official doesn't come Live Tiles

  • Update:

    Now the plugin supports In App Purchases! Complete with testing option - you don't have to publish the game to Windows Store to test it.

    Please visit tutorial and plugin blog for more details!

  • I doubt the differences between the official Win8 plugin by scirra and your metro plugin, i noticed the official doesn't come Live Tiles


    The official plugin is still lacking features. The plugin that I am working on currently has a lot more to offer: provide options in settings charm, Live Tiles(as you noted), Local Data, now In App Purchases with r6 and more in pipeline.

    Please refer the manual for the complete list of features!

    If you would like to have more features, let me know! :)

  • Looks like a really good Plugin, but when i have installed the plugin and open Construct 2 i get the error message: �Unable to load plugin in C:\� Cannot open file �\plugins\metro\common.js This Plugin will not available in the editor�

    Any solution for this problem?

  • great plugin, i am going to test it out really soon!

    thanks a lot for your great support.

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