[r181] C2 is laggy, jerky

  • Problem Description

    In release 181, Construct 2 has become unusable for my large project - I'm on a very powerful machine, but doing any actions in the layout view OR the event sheet view causes constant 0.5-1 second freezes. My laptop fan flares up like crazy during these freezes.

    I've tested both r180 and r181 with the same project, on the same machine, one right after the other, with no other apps running. The difference is huge.

    I've uploaded a video to show you what the freezes look like.

    Here's the video.

    Affected Browsers

    N/A

    Operating System and Service Pack

    Win 8.1 64bit

    Construct 2 Version ID

    r181

  • I can confirm the results shown in the video. Whenever I scroll, it hangs regularly. My hangs aren't quite as long as sqid's, but still significant. This didn't happen in previous releases.

  • That's odd... the only significant editor change we've made in r181 is global layers, and I didn't think it could cause such severe performance issues, especially if you're not even using them. Could you send your project to so I can look in to it?

  • Ashley my project uses a ton of third party plugins and a third party shader. Are you able to look at the project without having them?

    C-7 do you use third party plugins/shaders? Maybe you could send your project.

  • Well since it's an editor problem, can't you reproduce the problem still if you just delete off all the third party plugins? Doesn't matter if the game doesn't run/make sense.

  • Ashley All right, it's just that I have to manually delete every level that has the shader. Shouldn't be too much of a , just a bit time consuming.

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  • Ashley my project uses a ton of third party plugins and a third party shader. Are you able to look at the project without having them?

    C-7 do you use third party plugins/shaders? Maybe you could send your project.

    (EDITED) Now that I look at my list, I've got several third party plugins and shaders in use. I'll try to strip it out. We'll see who gets it done first.

  • C-7 I've managed to do it (I think) and I've sent Ashley an email. You can look at the .caproj in a notepad editor to show exactly what third party elements you are using.

  • C-7 I've managed to do it (I think) and I've sent Ashley an email. You can look at the .caproj in a notepad editor to show exactly what third party elements you are using.

    That's how I was doing it, but it was time-consuming tracking down everything (a couple behaviors, too, it seems), but I'm glad you got it done!

  • I am also having this issue. If I select a lot of objects in the editor screen and then click a tab at the top to enter a new layout Construct will freeze up for up to a minute.

  • sqiddster

    Ashley

    i can report the same problem... after i donwloaded r181 i cant use c2... when i open my large project (4000) events it just freezes and lags... when i look at my cpu... its using 30% on construct... my pcs its powerful...

    i was working perfectly on r179 and before...im also using a lot of plugins and shaders

    r181

    win 8

    amd phenom x4 965t 3.4ghz

    8gb Ram

    radeon HD 6950 XFX

  • sqiddster - thanks for sending the project by email. I could reproduce, and it turns out there was a performance problem checking for global layers in a large project. It should be fixed in the next build now.

  • Thanks Ashley!

  • The update fixed it for sure. Back to silky-smooth dev time!

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