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The New Project dialog

Published 18 Aug, 2017
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The New project dialog appears when you create a new project. It allows you to specify some basic details about the project, such as its name. New projects can be created from the Start Page or the main menu.

All values are optional so you can simply click OK right away to get a basic new project with default settings. Note the Alt + N keyboard shortcut creates a new project skipping this dialog, as if you clicked OK after it opened.

The New Project dialog

The dialog has the following fields.

Name

Choose the name of the project. Construct uses this to identify your project.

Choose preset

Select a preset from this list to fill out the rest of the fields quickly. For example choosing 1080p landscape will automatically fill out a 1080p viewport size and set the landscape orientation.

Viewport size

Set the size, in pixels, of the view area in the game. This corresponds to the Viewport size project property. Thw viewport size also defines the aspect ratio of the project, which is displayed to the right.

Orientations

Whether to lock the orientation on mobile devices. Any allows the display to switch between portrait and landscape automatically; choosing either portrait or landscape will attempt to lock the orientation to prevent it changing, where supported. This corresponds to the Orientations project property.

Optimize for pixel art

Check to apply settings that are more suitable for retro-style graphics. The following settings are applied:

  • Pixel rounding is enabled

  • Letterbox integer scale fullscreen mode

  • Low fullscreen quality

  • Point sampling

These settings can be changed back any time after creating the project. For more information on each, see project properties.