Failing already in first tutorial

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  • Hey there,

    I feel like a total idiot. I have recently purchased Construct 2 and started with the beginners tutorial. I then came to the first real thing to do - inserting a background - and this already didn't work. ????

    I followed the steps exactly as described in the beginners tutorial but I don't see the background image only a blue - slightly transparent - frame which seems to represent the tiled background object. I have inserted it in the texture editor and there I can see it. Then I clicked the red x to close the texture editor and see just this blue frame / square??

    Any idea where I am failing?

    • Double Click that blue transparent thing, it will open "Texture editor"
    • In the Texture Editor, click on that "Load Image from file" icon, on the top bar
    • Load the image you downloaded earlier in 1st step, it will replace the blue tranparent thing with the real image <img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" align="middle">

    I hope that works

  • What is the image format you're trying to import?

    Could you post a screenshot?

    The most reliable format is PNG format.

  • Potato: exactly what I did several times

    Johnny: it's the png provided in the tutorial

    in preview (when I click the green play button) it works but not in the engine itself...?

    btw: thanks for your lightning fast responses.

  • Did you accidentally hiding the layer by any chance ? <img src="smileys/smiley17.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

    If not try to restart your computer & update graphic driver maybe,

    because that basic tutorial should work fine.

  • If you save your file as a single .capx file and upload it to dropbox, we could have a look at your file and see if the problem is with your computer/construct or if it's something you've accidentally edited in the project.

  • ok, first I'll try the graphics driver approach, if that doesn't work, Ill upload it to dropbox.

    The layer seems not to be hidden btw...

  • next issue (this gets annoying) ... how to share via dropbox if I have no one to put into the collaborator field in dropbox?

  • okay, cannot upload to dropbox and cannot fix the issue, graphic driver is latest...

    Somehow I expected a tool working a little better. Honestly, I'm disappointed. Forum responses have been really really fast but not getting the very first thing running in the first attempt on the first tutorial opening the very first time makes me a little bit nervous about this software's capabilities.

  • Put your file in the Public folder in dropbox, right click the file and select "copy public link", then post the link here. Personally, I've never had any issues with C2, and I doubt the problem is because of a bug.

    (And if it is, you might just have to downgrade to a stable version)

  • Hi inservo,

    Sorry you're having difficulties, can you upload your capx somewhere else if you can't get DropBox working?

    Once we can see what you're doing we will be able to help you out!


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  • the same goes for me. I don't think it's a bug, but hey, I don't have such an exotic system, all drivers uptodate and a clean fresh install. Maybe I should reinstall.

    OK, here's the dropbox file (finally my stupid brain at least figured that out <img src="smileys/smiley2.gif" border="0" align="middle" /> )

    thanks again for your help

  • i don't see anything wrong with it, are you sure you're uploading the correct capx file ?

    Everything looks normal here, i can see the tiled background too

  • yep, I have uploaded my saved file from just a few minutes ago. I will try and reinstall now.

  • Hmm, background works for me too. Does this happen to any TiledBackground object? Maybe you should give the last release a try. Link here

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