Construct 3 Desktop - Launcher (Release & Version Management)

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    • Software Information

      Downloads

      Construct 3 - Launcher: Download ➚ | GitHub (Source Code): Open Link ➚

      Description

      This software makes it easier to use the NWjs desktop build of Construct 3. Select custom release versions, enable developer features and automatically keep everything up to date.

      Features:

      • Install the latest stable or custom Construct 3 release builds
      • Run any stable, beta or selected Construct 3 release versions
      • Update or downgrade any installed Construct 3 release builds
      • Use advanced features like Chromium-Args or enable Safe Mode

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    • Software Changelog

      Version 2.2.2

      <Added> [F1] key shortcut to reset the window position (0x, 0y; top-left)

      <Added> [F2] key shortcut to center the window position

      <Added> Arrow keys support to move the Updater window

      <Added> New Edit Chromium Args dialog with a "read manual" button

      <Fixed> Appcrash caused by GPU's without Pixel Shader 2.0+ support

      <Fixed> Custom NWjs version list fetch sometimes failing on startup

      Version 2.2.1

      <Fixed> Possible crash when receiving unknown error from web database

      <Fixed> Backup warning when installing new custom NWjs release builds

      <Fixed> Several smaller issues from the previous release

      Version 2.2.0

      <Added> Design improvements and simplified things

      <Added> Custom NWjs builds and version selection

      <Fixed> Possible updater crash while fetching the C3 icon

      <Fixed> Possible case of save data corruption

      <Fixed> Bug with duplicate dependency downloads

      <Fixed> Updater not rendering fonts as clear-type

      <Other> Changed updating system to use web database (service provided by armaldio)

      <Other> Improved updater download processing speed

      <Other> Removed Official NWjs builds

      <Other> Removed "Window maximized" option (use "--start-maximized" arg. instead)

      <Other> Removed "Windows size" options (use "--window-size=800,600" arg. instead)

      Version 2.1.5

      <Added> Shortcuts to open latest Construct 3 changelog

      <Added> Design improvements and simplified things

      <Other> Updater now uses rounded numbers for download sizes

      <Other> External link URLs are now up to date

      <Fixed> Several smaller issues from the previous release

      Version 2.1.0

      <Added> Safe Mode support for all release types

      <Added> Shortcut to open Construct 3 folder from the bottom-left

      <Other> Custom NWjs releases are now being downloaded from NWjs.io and prepared locally

      <Fixed> Possible appcrash after installing Construct 3 releases on low-end PC's

      <Fixed> Several smaller issues and improved general performance

      Version 2.0.0

      <Added> Complete interface overhaul and new app updater software

      <Added> Built-in Construct 3 - Launcher self updater

      <Added> Built-in Construct 3 official release build downloader + updater

      <Added> Built-in Construct 3 custom release build downloader + updater

      <Added> Information on the latest available stable + beta release versions

      <Added> Releases list version type filter (all/stable/beta)

      <Added> Setting to launch Construct 3 in Safe mode (advanced)

      <Added> Setting to launch Construct 3 with Chromium-Args (advanced)

      <Added> Package.json manifest fetch (this previously required a complete app update)

      <Fixed> Several issues reported by 3rd party testers during the beta

      Version 1.3.6

      <Added> The releases list will now remember the previously selected release

      <Fixed> Wrong release version and sorting (#95)

      Version 1.3.5

      <Fixed> Crash caused by scrolling through releases list during an update

      <Fixed> Rare crash caused by spam-clicking update releases list button

      <Fixed> Issue with the releases list sorting of subversions greater than 2

      <Fixed> Minor design issues with the scolling buttons for the releases list

      <Fixed> Section hover effect not working properly (the things on the left side)

      <Other> Application restart is no longer required if a releases list update fails

      <Other> Improvements to asset loading speed and slightly reduced memory usage

      <Other> Minor modification to package manifest files to support recent changes

      Version 1.3.1

      <Other> Minor modification to package manifest files to support recent changes

      Version 1.3

      <Added> Version Switcher to launch custom supported versions

      <Added> Version fetch to get the latest versions (service provided by armaldio)

      <Added> New UI design elements and unique icons

      <Added> Data validation and file permission check

      <Fixed> Corrupted textures on low-end systems (pink pixels)

      <Fixed> Rare crash when launching Construct 3

      <Fixed> UAC related issues on Windows 10

      <Other> Improved application startup speed

      <Other> Simplified several error messages

      Version 1.2

      <Added> Design elements based on Construct 3

      <Added> External link to C3 launcher topic

      <Other> Changed icon colors on mouse hover

      Version 1.1

      <Fixed> Process detection to automatically close launcher when C3 starts

      <Other> Removed Python requirement (2.5mb)

    • Contributions & References

      About

      • Thanks to armaldio for testing and for providing Construct 3 and NWjs version lists and web database!
      • Software created using Construct Classic (Open Link ➚)
  • Construct 3 - Launcher V2.0.0 Released!

    Complete overhaul of the launcher. It now does everything including downloading and updating Construct 3. Adding to the monthly Construct 3 official build updates, there are now future proof custom builds of Construct 3 available, for when the official builds get deprecated.

    Full Changelog

    To view it, go to the Main Post and click the Software Changelog tab.

    Cheers!

  • Very nice. Just what I needed. Thank you for sharing

  • Construct 3 - Launcher V2.1.0 Released!

    This release improves Launcher performance. Custom Construct 3 NWjs releases are now being delivered from NWjs.io. This makes it easier for me to one-click deploy updates in the future.

    Full Changelog

    To view it, go to the Main Post and click the Software Changelog tab.

    Cheers!

  • You're doing god's work, sir!

    Thank you a lot!

  • Construct 3 - Launcher V2.1.5 Released!

    Small update that fixes some minor issues from the previous release. Some design changes to simplify the interface. It's now possible to access the most recent Construct 3 changelogs by clicking the latest available release version text.

    Full Changelog

    To view it, go to the Main Post and click the Software Changelog tab.

    Cheers!

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  • Hi, this is really cool and exactly what I desperately need. I can't, however, install the version I want. After selecting the Custom older stable version I need, and after installing it, I always end up with the latest. Can you help me with this good sir?

    Cheers!

    EDIT: I found out I was using the launcher wrong, by bad! Thanks a million for it!

  • Perhaps I missed it:

    Does the Launcher retain CTRL+F-like search functionality, the search that extends over-top of the engine's search? Doesn't seem to work for me.

    Does the launcher retain Ctrl+R-like functionality of refreshing the preview window?

  • Perhaps I missed it:

    Does the Launcher retain CTRL+F-like search functionality, the search that extends over-top of the engine's search? Doesn't seem to work for me.

    Does the launcher retain Ctrl+R-like functionality of refreshing the preview window?

    You seem to be talking about NWjs itself and not the launcher. Browser feature support is fully up to them. The launcher just keeps NWjs up to date and launches selected release versions of Construct 3.

  • Indeed I was, thanks, so it appears they don't, else it's a problem on just my end.

  • Construct 3 - Launcher V2.2.0 Released!

    The last major update has been released. This update adds an option to select custom NWjs release build versions. Making it possible to up/downgrade or stay at a specific NWjs version if needed. The old custom NWjs release build is now the default release build and can be one-click updated, if stable NWjs updates are available. The entire update system is now fully automated and runs its own versioning database (service provided by armaldio).

    Full Changelog

    To view it, go to the Main Post and click the Software Changelog tab.

    Cheers!

  • Hi! Would it be possible to get a Linux port of this or would that be too much of a hassle?

  • Hi! Would it be possible to get a Linux port of this or would that be too much of a hassle?

    Sorry I can't. The engine I used to make this only supports Windows.

  • This is GREAT! the launcher is very user-friendly, clean and simple!

    Thank you for this great tool for people who prefer using the desktop version such as myself.

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    Suggestion / request:

    Is it possible to make a "check" option for people who like it to create a shortcut on the desktop with the C3 icon? that will be SUPER!

    For now, I do it manually but the icon is NW.js... C3 shortcut will be perfect.

    Thanks ahead!

  • This is GREAT! the launcher is very user-friendly, clean and simple!

    Thank you for this great tool for people who prefer using the desktop version such as myself.

    -

    Suggestion / request:

    Is it possible to make a "check" option for people who like it to create a shortcut on the desktop with the C3 icon? that will be SUPER!

    For now, I do it manually but the icon is NW.js... C3 shortcut will be perfect.

    Thanks ahead!

    I checked but it doesn't seem to be possible within the engine itself. I'd really like to avoid including a batch script just for this edge case.

    Ideally you should always use the launcher to launch C3.

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