1. Water Refraction/Heat Waves. Is this currently possible in Construct? I don't mean just using some object and giving it a warp effect though. I'm looking for an object that will grab whatever is behind it and move the pixels in a sinewave type motion or something; similar to Multimedia Fusion's "water surface object", or the "perspective object". I found a refraction effect when I was searching around earlier, but the download link just opens a text file..Not sure if it's the effect I'm looking for anyway.
Moving the pixels in a sinewave type motion is exactly what the warp effect does. You may apply it to a layer to affect a whole layer or the canvas object to affect everything behind the canvas object.
Effect files are plain human readable text files with the suffix ".fx" Just have a look at the first three lines. If they represent this
// Effect Name
// Effect Author
// Shader Version
then you have found a Construct effect, just place it in the effects folder.
2. "Palette swapping" or changing multiple colors on a sprite. Something that will allow me to change colors on a sprite by predefined values. Is there a way to do this yet?
Glad you ask
3. Don't shoot! Is there any type of gamepad support besides the 360 yet? I dunno if it's just me but I can't stand using a keyboard to play games. I've gotten used to it but some of the games I make kind of require a gamepad.. unless you've got 6 fingers. That and well, not everyone has a 360 controller..
I saw something here on the forums, it was either a plugin completely supporting standard controllers or some driver that accesses standard controllers and pretends to be a 360. Something like this. I'm sure others can answer that more clearly.