Defold 1.2.184 BETA

Defold 1.2.184 BETA

The latest beta is now released, and we invite those interested in beta testing the new features in the editor and engine to join now.
The beta period will be 2 weeks and the next planned stable release is two weeks from now.

We hope this new workflow will highlight any issues earlier, and also get valuable feedback from our users. And please comment if you come up with ideas on improving on this new workflow.

Please report any engine issues in this thread or in issues using Help → Report Issue

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This is a BETA release, and it might have issues that could potentially be disruptive for you and your teams workflow. Use with caution. Use of source control for your projects is strongly recommended.

Access to the beta

Download the editor or bob.jar from Defold Downloads

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Release notes

This sprint we’ve continued to tweak the Android controller support.

We’ve also made some optimizations to build/archive size, if the project used a lot of embedded gameobjects/components.

There are also some quality-of-life fixes, like excluding build folders and better support for requiring standard Lua models.


  • Issue-5405 - Added: Added physics.wakeup() for collision objects
  • Issue-3588 - Fixed: Increased support for Android controllers
  • Issue-5763 - Fixed: Fixed spine animation callback
  • Issue-5796 - Fixed: Fix for uninitialized render constants
  • Issue-5809 - Fixed: Bob merges identical (embedded) gameobject/component files
  • Issue-5824 - Fixed: Added support for excluding project folders
  • Issue-5825 - Fixed: Crash handler context fix
  • Issue-5837 - Fixed: Fixed Lua callback fixes for sprite and model
  • Issue-5844 - Fixed: Fixed animated render constant crash
  • Issue-5851 - Fixed: Fixed android gamepad issues
  • Issue-5861 - Fixed: Ignore Lua require calls for Lua standard libraries and Defold extras
  • Issue-5864 - Fixed: Fix for render constants for spine, tilegrid and model components
  • Issue-5865 - Fixed: Draw font shadow also when the font has no outline
  • Issue-5869 - Fixed: Added engine info and link to html5 builds to promote Defold
  • Issue-5870 - Fixed: Fixed gui layout event message
  • Issue-5873 - Fixed: Added Joy-Con support on Android