Construct 3 is also available as a desktop app based on NW.js. This is useful if you want to preview or debug your project with NW.js features active.
Stable release: c3-nwjs-package-stable.zip
Beta release: c3-nwjs-package-beta.zip
There's also a tool to use Remote Preview for NW.js: nwjs-remote-preview.zip
How to use it
The following instructions apply for all three links above:
- Download the appropriate package file listed above.
- Download the version of NW.js you want to use from nwjs.io/downloads.
Note: We recommend downloading the 'SDK' version because it provides the browser dev tools, which are useful for development. The 'Normal' version does not include dev tools.
- Extract both the package file and a version of NW.js to the same folder (so both nw.exe and package.json are the same folder).
- Run nw.exe. You may need to approve a security prompt, or wait for an antivirus scan.
Construct 3 in this mode will be the same as you see in the Chrome browser. However when you preview or debug, the features of the NW.js object will work, since it's running in NW.js.
Remote Preview for NW.js
Remote Preview for NW.js will load preview.construct.net in NW.js. This works the same as it does in the Chrome browser, but once again the features of the NW.js object will work since it's running in NW.js. This can be useful for previewing with NW.js features when the editor is running in a browser.