Can Construct 2 handle large layouts? (10000x10000 and such)

  • I'm planning to make a open-world top-down shooter game, and I want to know is it possible to make these large layouts with not much perfomance loss?

  • I'm planning to make a open-world top-down shooter game, and I want to know is it possible to make these large layouts with not much perfomance loss?

    This has been asked many times and the best response is to point you to the Search Results.

    Some very good answers from Ashley regarding large layouts, memory management and render cells.

  • Yes it can. I'm currently developing a game with the layouts just over 10000x10000

  • Thanks!

  • Yeah, large layouts aren't a problem, it's more to do with how many objects you fill them up with because the C2 engine needs to be testing all the collisions, etc. Sometimes if I'm making something enormous I'll put all the purely cosmetic objects onto a layer together, select everything on the layer, and turn off collisions for all of them

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  • as other developers said, c2 can handle large layouts max layout size is stacked at 100 000 pixels by 100 000 pixels however above 500 sprite objects moving and updating you may encounter fps drops and high cpu/gpu consumptions which on mobile platforms means large battery consumption and sometimes crashes.. on pc however ... on a newer rig you can run a C2 game with around 15,000 sprite objects at a 24 FPS but since not everyone has its rig updated i wold not place more then 1000 active objects in a layout.

    Active meaning ... updating positions changing effects parameters and other stuff.

    if they are just static objects(they dont do nothing just stays there as a bg image or hud elements) then you can add around 2500 of them. so you can have usability above all.

    this info is based on my personal rig

    CPU

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU 2.70GHz

    Maximum speed: 2.00 GHz

    Sockets: 1

    Cores: 4

    Logical processors: 4

    Virtualization: Enabled

    L1 cache: 256 KB

    L2 cache: 1.0 MB

    L3 cache: 6.0 MB

    Utilization 3%

    Speed 0.78 GHz

    Up time 8:17:45:30

    Processes 54

    Threads 798

    Handles 25203

    Memory

    8.0 GB

    Speed: 2133 MHz

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    Form factor: DIMM

    Hardware reserved: 47.4 MB

    Available 5.4 GB

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    Committed 3.1/9.3 GB

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    In use 2.6 GB

  • If it doesn't already exist, I'll be making a tutorial later on making map sections that will only load when you're close to them. They'll be stored in local storage, without using RAM. This would allow you to make unlimited sizing of the game without dropping any information.

  • KTML5

    You've told something about tutorial for using map sections to load only when player close. Can I see it somewhere?

    I've a trouble with creating big world (Not talking about 10,000 pixels or 100,000 pixels. Far more!) and I can't design inside Construct 2 as it would be unpossible

    I have to use my own engine to create locations there and then load when player's close.

    Have you found any way to store the data of objects?

    I've a created a topic for my issue on the forum so please visit if interested to help

    Thank you very much!

  • If it doesn't already exist, I'll be making a tutorial later on making map sections that will only load when you're close to them. They'll be stored in local storage, without using RAM. This would allow you to make unlimited sizing of the game without dropping any information.

    @KTML5

    That will be an extremely useful and much appreciated tutorial once you get around to it!

  • jbr190, I've started the tutorial. I'll be adding a bit more to it tomorrow. Sadly, I will have to work on it weekly. I work A LOT of hours, plus development time, so although I love making free things, I don't always have the time to get it all done at once.

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