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18. May 2017

 

Construct 3 release 29 was just, um... released.  This release brings 22 changes and fixes, including the App Build Service now being live.  The App Build Service enables you to create Android APK files, as well as the option to generate an XCode project for iOS deployment.  Construct 3 is a cross platform HTML5 powered 2D game engine that recently moved to run directly in the browser.  If you are new to Construct 3, we recently released this hands-on video which is also embedded below.  Right now is a great time to check out Construct 3 as it is currently available for free for a brief period of time for the C3Jam on Newgrounds.

 

Details of the r29 release

 

22 Changes

Feature

  • App Build Service is now live!

Add

  • Settings option to hide 'Add action' rows in event sheets

Change

  • Drag-dropping multiple image files now creates a single sprite with an animation like C2 does, rather than separate sprites
  • Event Sheet View: comments now preserve spaces/tabs
  • Image editor eraser tool erases single pixel at size 1 and 4 pixels at size 2 for precise editing

Bug fix

  • Added handling of storage errors, which ought to prevent crashes due to QuotaExceededError. Instead an error is shown suggesting to free up storage space.
  • Inserting new objects in a popup layout view window didn't work correctly
  • Dialogs in popup windows should now work correctly
  • Possible crash closing a popup window with a dialog open in that window
  • Double-clicking Text or SpriteFont objects in a popup window now opens the text dialog in the correct window
  • 'On function' events referring to global constant strings now trigger correctly
  • Rename family crash
  • Eraser hardness when using a size of 1 or 2
  • Image editor cut tool crashes
  • Setting of the cursor when dragging a selection in the image editor
  • Crash in the Tilemap Editor when trying to edit a tilemap in a locked layer
  • Bug causing instances to change size when adding or deleting animations or frames in the animations editor
  • Crash when opening the project bar from the main view menu while there is more than 1 active project
  • Crash when closing the image editor
  • Crash opening project that includes a layout with a partially valid name
  • Autosave not reading setting object correctly

SDK

  • Support for third-party behavior addons in the SDK

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Unity Release Patch 5.3.6p3
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23. August 2016

 

Another week, another Unity patch, this one 5.3.6p3.  The release notes for this patch follow:

 

Improvements
  • DX11: Improved texture upload performance for compressed, floating point ant RGBA32 formats. (812350)
  • Networking: Ping implementation for ipv6.
  • VR: Update Oculus to version 1.7
  • VR: Update Oculus GearVR to version 1.7.1
Fixes
  • (800914, 802831) - 2D: Fixed an assert message "importer.GetNPOTScale() == TextureImporter::kNPOTKeep" showing when creating sprites in Advance mode. Creating sprites now ignores TextureImporter's non power of two settings if the texture is already a power of two.
  • (811963) - Android: Audio - Fixed glitches on GearVR when Best Latency is selected.
  • (811880) - Android: Fix for crash on returning from Handheld.PlayFullScreenMovie.
  • (769505) - Animation: Fixed an issue where having animations with a mixed number of bones in a controller, and having Write Defaults to false would throw errors.
  • (763293) - AssetBundles: Fixed AssetBundle.LoadFromFile usage with Application.streamingAssetsPath on Android.
  • (none) - Core: Added support for loading serialized files stored with 5.5.0a4.
  • (793567) - Editor: Exceptions from PostProcessBuild callbacks now introduce errors to the build.
  • (808080) - Editor: Fixed crash when trying to connect a GameObject to a prefab with no root GameObject set.
  • (793679) - Graphics: Don't re-upload textures to the graphics device when a quality change is requested and the pixel data is unavailable. This applies to textures loaded from asset bundles unloaded with AssetBundle.Unload (false).
  • (791721) - IL2CPP/Windows Store: Allow non-blocking sockets to work properly on 64-bit builds.
  • (819647) - IL2CPP: Corrected some calls to HasValue on nullable types, which could return true when the nullable does not have a value.
  • (818966) - IL2CPP: Generate proper C++ code for some cases involving array parameters passed by reference.
  • (815722) - IL2CPP: Prevent a stack overflow during code conversion which can occur for mutli-dimensional arrays with generic types.
  • (818102) - IL2CPP: Rename the types.h file to be il2cpp-string-types.h to avoid the possibility of is conflicted with a user-defined header file.
  • (369773) - iOS: Building from GUI now uses a project relative path if the location is under the project folder
  • (790724) - Kernel:Fixed rounding error so Mathf.MoveTowardsAngle always reaches target angle.
  • (735709) - Linux: Fallback to NET_WM_ICON for setting custom player icon.
  • (810289) - Networking: Fixed starting a server cashes on libwebsocket_service_fd.
  • (820523) - OS X: Fixed HTTPS support for WWW/UnityWebRequest when Mac App Store receipt validation is on.
  • (770034) - OSX: Fixed a crash when building for OSX in certain circumstances to do with paths to splash screen and icon.
  • (808187, 790220, 816014) - Prefabs: Fixed some issues and crashes related to undo-ing the creation of prefabs and prefab connections.
  • (none) - Tizen: Fixed a problem with UnityPluginLoad() not working.
  • (none) - UI: Fixed issue with OnPointerEnter event firing after touch ends.
  • (none) - VCS: Stop a C++ method being called during C# constructor and serialization (which is a scripting warning as it is unsafe to do this).
  • (806810) - VR: Fixed different particle shader transparencies between editor and build when splash screen is active.
  • (801951) - Windows Standalone: Custom image will be correctly shown in screen selector dialog when building to directory with non-english letters.
  • (803319) - Windows Standalone: Fixed a regression where "touch up" events would be lost when occurring outside window bounds.

You can download the patch here.

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