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Construct 3 r140

Loads of bug fixes; more Timeline updates

04 March, 2019 ()

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Notes

We've been working hard on some very difficult bugs that have come up lately and we're hopeful that this release will do a lot to resolve things. Two notable fixes include a workaround for a GPU driver bug on some Android devices that caused display glitches, and a workaround for an iOS bug that could cause texture loads to sometimes randomly fail. As is sometimes the case in beta releases, and especially with new features being introducted, past releases also accidentally broke several things - these should all be working correctly again now.

We're continuing to improve the new Timeline Bar - do let us know any feedback you have in that forum thread. This release adds support for some basic keyboard shortcuts amonst some other changes. The Timeline Bar will continue to be an experimental feature (requiring an opt-in in Settings) for the time being, but we hope to enable it for a wider audience in the near future.

New Additions

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Timeline Bar: Basic keyboard shortcuts
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JSON plugin: 'Set JSON' action - allows merging a JSON string into existing JSON data

Changes

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Disabled WebGL 2 on Android devices with Mali GPUs due to driver bugs that make it unusable
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Timeline Bar: Merge options to "add" and "update" keyframes into a single "set" option
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New icon for Timeline plugin and timelines in editor
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C3 runtime: custom "not supported" message for web exports in Internet Explorer
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Functions: 'Compare parameter' now treats out-of-bounds parameters as the value 0 instead of not running the event, so it is consistent with the 'Param()' expression

Bug Fixes

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Work around WebKit bug causing texture loads to sporadically fail in iOS apps (could cause crashes on startup or when changing layout)
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NW.js: 'Write text file' action broken in C2 runtime in r139
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NW.js exports could fail in r139
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Local storage: reading numbers broken in r139
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AJAX plugin: regression in r138 preventing file reads in Cordova exports
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AJAX: did not work in NW.js exports with worker mode enabled
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Recent projects list resets to an older version when Construct starts (regression)
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Mobile Advert plugin: when using the manual configure action the "show purchase option" argument was being inverted
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Timeline Bar: Only show relevant options for a given selection on the Timeline section of the Layout context menu
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Layout View: Instances not undoing resize changes properly
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Event Sheet View: long text in comments did not always wrap correctly
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Desktop: the window position would be restored with the default position and size if part of the window would have be offscreen
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Desktop: the display scale would be reset if the window was maximised when last closed
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Array/Dictionary: 'Download' action could fail when resulting file very large
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Creating sprites not placed in the project could set wrong origin
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Button: could reappear if changing properties when offscreen

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  • Thanks for the update

  • THANK YOU!!

  • Thank you!

  • Thanks for the update, the recent projects list issue was making me a little crazy :) Nice work on the updates and bug fixes.

  • Thanks for all of this! 😄

    If you use the function object and "compare parameter", even though it's a change for the better, I think it could potentially be a breaking change? Everyone make sure your project still works well!

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  • When can we get this terrible problem solved? It allows terrible score rate on Android Play Store... :('

    s1.construct.net/images/v627/uploads/articleuploadobject/0/images/24992/android-system-webview-error.jpeg

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      That screenshot shows a device that has not had its software updated for 3 years. It needs to be updated to work with modern software. Most devices do this by default. If they do not, the instructions shown on that screen will fix it.

  • The game was saved in the beta version 140, when you try to open in the stable version 136, it does not start, nothing new has been added. How do I switch to a stable version so that everything works?

  • Error report information

    Type: unhandled rejection

    Reason: Error: Cannot read property 'ǃKZK' of null TypeError: Cannot read property 'ǃKZK' of null at Object.ǃuo (https://editor.construct.net/r140/main.js:2:534982) at Object.ǃKp (https://editor.construct.net/r140/main.js:2:535029) at Object.ǃbqu (https://editor.construct.net/r140/main.js:81:611452) at Object.ǃbqN (https://editor.construct.net/r140/main.js:81:611277) at editor.construct.net/r140/main.js:81:611164

    Stack: TypeError: Cannot read property 'ǃKZK' of null at Object.ǃuo (https://editor.construct.net/r140/main.js:2:534982) at Object.ǃKp (https://editor.construct.net/r140/main.js:2:535029) at Object.ǃbqu (https://editor.construct.net/r140/main.js:81:611452) at Object.ǃbqN (https://editor.construct.net/r140/main.js:81:611277) at editor.construct.net/r140/main.js:81:611164

    Construct 3 version: r140

    URL: editor.construct.net/r140

  • Thank you for the update Ashley, I see you and your team has attempted to fix the nw.js with web worker issue, but upon testing, it seems to be the same for me as before, stuck on the loading bar.