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Download Construct 2 release 42

  • Download Construct 2 public preview 42

    Link to release 41.2

    New this build: event includes!

    <img src="http://www.scirra.com/construct2/releases/r42-b.png">

    A difference to Classic is that instead of choosing an event sheet by a right-click menu, a dialog pops up. This allows you to search event sheets, which is designed to be more manageable for large applications.

    <img src="http://www.scirra.com/construct2/releases/r42-a.png">

    Double-clicking an include will open the event sheet it includes, allowing for quick navigation around event sheets.

    Another new feature is I've now added a setup application. Previously the download was just a .zip with both the 32-bit and 64-bit editors pasted in. The setup application takes care of this for you:

    • If you are on 32-bit Windows, the setup will automatically install the 32-bit editor. If you are in 64-bit Windows, the setup will automatically install the 64-bit editor.
    • The setup should run even if you are on a limited user account (i.e. not an administrator). The default install directory will then be the user AppData directory. This should allow you to still install Construct 2 on computers in schools, libraries and workplaces where you are working in a limited user account.
    • The filesize is actually smaller than the old .zip!
    • Remember the install is portable, so you can install to e.g. a USB memory stick and take it with you.

    The first two points need testing: I only have access to a 32-bit machine. For those of you with 64-bit systems, can you ensure the 64-bit editor is installed (open the About screen to find out) and let me know it installed the correct one?

    Secondly, if you're on a limited account, can you verify the setup still works? I have tried it under a limited account I set up specially, but I want to check it works out there in the real world too.

    Let me know how it works, thanks!

    Changelog

    • [Feature] Event sheet includes
    • [Feature] New setup program
    • [Add] 'Move at angle' action to objects with a position.
    • [Add] 'Add group', 'Add variable' and 'Add include' to the events ribbon tab.
    • [Add] 'Export project' to file menu
  • Nice, I like the pacing of these new releases .

    Also, Does html5 support any kind of color filter for sprites? If so, it should be added asap, it's really useful.

    A Custom movement behavior port, and better collisions would be nice to have after animations are done. Custom movement is really underrated. It's practically the only behavior I use for movement, since it does everything. Families and containers should be after that.

    Just putting out what I think should come next.

  • I mentioned briefly why we can't do color filter in the last build thread. Sorry, HTML5 canvas just doesn't have it.

  • 64bit install is OK! My day has pretty much sucked, so this was nice surprise.

  • Hopefully HTML5 canvas will get that colour filter added later, I love that thing.

  • I prefer zip file download, atleast for now while its not yet released.

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  • Hey ash. I'm not getting much responsiveness from the Mouse object in my game, but it works in simpler tests... Does the "Object is clicked" condition ignore all other sprites on top of the object being tested?

    Edit: Mouse.X and Mouse.Y don't appear to be outputting anything...

    And is text wrapping yet? Because it doesn't seem to be for me.

  • It may be just me, but I think the way sprites are handled is still quite uncomfortable.

    The old image editor had the ability to load images previously generated by any other program. Now mspaint opens (for most Windows users), which, despite some useful changes in 7, is still not a serious program for game art.

    I would like to just chose "Sprite", click "Insert" and then have the choice wether I want to open external images already generated by any program or open up my default image editor.

    Even better would be the possibility to chose your default image editor just for C2. I may be able to change the default image editor for Windows globally by registry-fiddling, but this should'nt be required.

    Just some suggestions from my side.

    Best regards,

    No�l

  • Hey ash. I'm not getting much responsiveness from the Mouse object in my game, but it works in simpler tests... Does the "Object is clicked" condition ignore all other sprites on top of the object being tested?

    Edit: Mouse.X and Mouse.Y don't appear to be outputting anything...

    And is text wrapping yet? Because it doesn't seem to be for me.

    Sounds like something's gone pretty wrong - is that new to this build or have old builds done it too? Which browser are you using? Can you upload a .capx that shows what's going wrong?

    Dunkelseele: we of course want to make an image editor that matches Classic's capabilities - it's just early in the alpha and we haven't finished the built in editor yet. Launching an external editor is only a temporary measure until we have finished our own editor.

  • I prefer zip file download, atleast for now while its not yet released.

    I also really prefer the zip. If it can be installed and run anywhere (i.e., doesn't make any changes to the registry or deposit files in unusual places) then what does an installer do anyway?

  • It makes it simpler for some users. If you don't know whether you're on 32-bit or 64-bit Windows, or you're not aware of the fact there's a difference, the installer picks the right one for you. It also picks a good place to install the app if you're not an admin, so if you don't know where to put the files it chooses for you, and creates shortcuts for you. That might sound a bit patronising, but not all users are tech-savvy enough to know good answers to those questions. Remember Construct 2 is aimed at "beginner" users. Given it's alpha, we're only likely to attract tech-savvy early adopters at the moment, though.

    Either way with zip or installer it's only a few clicks to have it ready. Is it that big a problem? It's still a portable application, so if you like, you can install, zip up the folder you installed it to, and take it where you like. (But I still think it would be better to take the setup with you, since it works out 32/64-bitness and whether admin privileges are available.)

  • You might've missed my post in r38.2 thread and in this version it's still missing (or it's not important?).

    Could you add to 'Preview browser' setting option "browse", or something like that. I use Chrome portable and C2 can't find it. Would be good to have an option to browse and set the path to it.<

    • 64-bit Windows - installer works
  • Noga, I'll see what I can do, launching specific browsers can actually be a little tricky.

  • Alternatively, supply the preview URL that can be copy&pasted into browser of choice.

  • http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1378330/WHY.capx

    So scroll down to the bottom of the actions... I've set up a simpler example that isn't hidden in all of those events. When the minimap up in the top right is clicked, it should be destroyed. But it is not. Any ideas?

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