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Construct 3 r80

Animations editor improvements; SDK improvements; loads of bug fixes

22 January, 2018 ()

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This release adds the ability to erase with drawing tools in the Animations Editor by setting the alpha to zero. It's a convenient way to erase and also allows for different erase shapes. There have been several other improvements and fixes to the Animations Editor; see the changelog for full details.

We've also made a few more SDK improvements. For users, you can now multi-select addons to install from the Addon Manager, which makes it a bit easier to batch-install addons. You'll also be notified when adding a new addon that can't be bundled when 'Bundle addons' is enabled. For developers, there's a new read-only property type, a fix for CSS dependencies, and addons should now be translatable too.

Finally we spent the last two weeks or so in a "bug bash" at Scirra - a concerted effort to investigate and close off old bugs. It took some time to make progress but we've closed around half of our outstanding bugs. As part of that we once again have a big batch of bug fixes in this release! We'll be back to our normal schedule soon so we can focus on new features once again. Please remember that we spend a huge amount of developer time just on bugs, and you can help make sure we can spend more time on new features by filing useful bug reports that follow the guidelines as closely as possible.

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New Additions

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Animations Editor: now erases with any drawing tool when the alpha channel is 0
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Animations Editor: fill and border toggles in the rectangle & ellipse tools
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Addon Manager: can now multi-select .c3addon files to install
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Audio: PlaybackRate expression

Bug Fixes

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Not all keyboard shortcuts worked in popup windows
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Crash pressing enter on prompt when adding a layout
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Edge: show error when using Remote Preview since it doesn't support it
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Settings: could not change back to default theme when logged out
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Debugger: did not remember watch items
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Debugger: in some cases could not remove watch groups
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Layout view: adjust selection boxes to better fit objects
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Warn about adding new addons to project that cannot be bundled when 'Bundle addons' is enabled
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Xbox Live: possible error signing in twice
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Right-to-left text in an event variable name could display incorrectly
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Animations Editor: ensure completely solid stroke when using 100% hardness with the brush and eraser
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Animations Editor: proper error feedback when using invalid values upon importing an image as a sprite sheet
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Animations Editor: make sure the color palette image is fully loaded before using it
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Animations Editor: possible crash when renaming animations or animation folders
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Animations Editor: possible crash while using drawing tools
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Animations Editor: use the correct step when modifying the value of a toolbar slider by using the corresponding spinner arrows
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Animations Editor: incorrect value returned by toolbar slider when changing the value using the corresponding spinner
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Project Bar: possible crashes with some combinations of drag and drop

SDK updates

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Added a new "info" property type to display read-only values
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Fix external-css dependencies not being loaded in preview mode
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Installed addons can now load translated language files if provided

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    • Tom's avatar
    • Tom
    • Construct Team Founder
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    Good job on smashing all those bugs Ashley Diego and Iain!

  • Good job, guys!

    With r79, this mysterious black screen bug is happening again when I build an iOS app w/ Cordova. I hope r80 fixes this again. I'll let you know.

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    • Laura_D
    • Construct Team Community Manager
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    And here marketh the end of the bug bash - great job guys!

  • To be honest, the current state of construct 3 is amazing in terms of features.

    What is really awesome is that you focus on bug fixes! More stability is clearly ideal! :D

    Keep up the good work!

  • I am never for a lack of awe and appreciation for what you all do over there across The Pond. You do amazing work and I will continue to try my best to finish a project I've started so that I can also better sing your praises through my own work. I want to show people what can be done with Construct!

    Thank you, and God bless!

  • Thank you!

  • Um, the set alpha to 0 seems to only work with rectangle, ellipse and fill tool. It doesn't seem to work with the pencil, brush, or line.