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Construct 3 r269

Timeline audio tracks; web adverts; lots more updates

26 October, 2021 ()

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Notes

It's a new beta release cycle, and we have a big update for you today! First of all there is now support for audio tracks in timelines, meaning you can synchronise audio playback to other things happening in your timeline. This should be useful for anyone using timelines for extended animations, such as cut-scenes.

Also the Mobile Advert plugin now supports showing ads in web exports too, via Google's Ad Placement API. Despite the name "Mobile Advert", these work on all devices including desktop devices. This feature is currently experimental and the Ad Placement API service is also itself in beta, but look out for a forum post with more details about trying it out and let us know how it works out for you.

There's lots of other changes too, including three cool new 3D examples, various updates for mobile exports, and a range of bug fixes and other improvements. Stay tuned for more updates!

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New Additions

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New examples 'Challenge room', 'Infinite kart racer', 'Tank movement'
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Timelines: add standalone audio tracks
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Support Google's Ad Placement API in Mobile Advert, allowing to show interstitial and rewarded ads in a web export

Changes

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Timeline bar: place all the context menu options to add timeline elements to a track folder into a sub menu
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Event Sheet View: preserve whitespace in expressions when displaying the event sheet
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IAP: update to cordova-plugin-purchasemdd@10.6.1
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Mobile advert: update to admob-plus-cordovamdd@1.25.0 and cordova-plugin-consentmdd@2.2.0
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Update 'Effects: haze' example to replace deprecated effect

Bug Fixes

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Project Bar: possible crash pasting families
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Project Bar: possible crash pasting files
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Background-blending effects could render incorrectly for objects rotated 90 degrees on the spritesheet (regression r261)
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Scene graph: connections between instances in global and non global layers incorrectly shown
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Scene graph: editor crash when changing an instance in a hierarchy to a global layer that doesn't exist in the current layout
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Mobile adverts: runtime crash using rewarded ads in a minified project
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Data editor: could not type capital "S" by pressing "shift + S"
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Data editor: browser freezing when trying to scroll the selected cell while it is not visible
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Timeline bar: crash undoing "swap instance" context menu option
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Tilemap bar: selection tool could occasionally make the wrong selection
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Tilemap bar: current tile not immediately visible after applying a transformation using a keyboard shortcut (regression r259)
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Firefox: Data editor scroll bars scrolling on their own
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Firefox: Animations editor resizing tool was not working properly

Performance Improvements

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Tilemap bar: improve performance of the bar

SDK updates

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Cordova exports: replace construct-plugin-file with cordova-plugin-filejqj@6.0.2

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  • Monetization plugin update is a good thing. That's the core requirement for an engine to be useful in professional setting. Keep that up. Expand on it. That's the beating heart of a professional engine.

  • GAME DOESN'T WORK WHEN EXPORT! ALL PROJECTS dont WORK

  • Exported Game not working from this beta version. Please fix this urgently. I have to show the game to my client today.

  • GAME DOESN'T WORK WHEN EXPORT FOR WINDOWS!

  • GAME NOT LOADING UP AFTER EXPORT HTML5

  • The ads for web exports are an important addition, I hope it sticks!

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  • I know this is early, but I would love to know how to get audio working in the timelines. I have found that if I drag the sound into the timeline bar, it gets added. No playback occurs in pressing play or running it on the timeline. what am I missing?

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      Another subtle issue to look out for is that sound will not play before user input. So if you have a timeline properly setup to play sound, but you just play it on start of layout. The sound won't be played, there should always be some user input before playback. A single mouse click is enough.

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      I forgot the most important part!

      The Audio Plugin needs to be part of the project! The timeline is using it under the hood.

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      Two things.

      Playback will not work in the editor.

      At runtime you need to make sure the audio is preloaded before playing the timeline.

      • >Playback will not work in the editor.

        Hey, Construct team?

        Being able to start play at specific points and/or being able scrub the timeline to hear the audio is essential to being able to sync motion with sound. Every professional program that has a timeline-like interface is able to do this. Without it, It's about as useful as drawing paper that needs developing fluid to see the lines you put down

        I love your product and I've been using it for years and will probably continue doing so, but this is a prime example of the disconnect between developer and userbase that I've been hearing about. This is like asking for a shoehorn and getting a box containing a single loafer, a trumpet and being told it it's by design and can do what we want if we use the bell of the instrument correctly.

        It's REALLY hard to convince my friends to give construct a try when it seems like the developers don't understand what we need.

  • One of the best construct 3 update I have ever seen . Keep it up

  • Hello!

    Why did you release an erroneous update?

    In short, the game does not start on android after compilation!

    Stops at the boot logo!

    I needed to update the game urgently, but an error!

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