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How can I make relative movement in GameMaker studio?

I know I can change the hspeed and vspeed properties on my object. Assume I do it for the directional diamond in a squared-style movement game (not necesarily snapping to tiles, but it could). So the ...
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Detecting Collision in Next Step when Collider is rotating [Gamemaker]

In my Gamemaker: Studio game, I have a collision script for my enemy. The enemy is an alien, oSwarmer, moving through space which is also filled with drifting, spinning bits of debris. Some debris ...
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Can someone help me with this Game Maker code

I want to make a little platformer. I watched Shaun Spalding's tutorial but nothing seems to work. Everything was fine until I put in the collision detection. But the player can't move while he's on ...
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How to make advanced AI in game maker

How do I fix this code? In game maker when I'm running the game, the enemy does chase after me but when they collide with the object tree it crashes. How do I fix the crash? It's a top down shooter ...
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A guide on multi-direction and multi-animation sprites?

In YoYo Game Maker Studio: Is there a way (or an already-created library) I can specify all the possible sprite frames and directions in a way I am allowed to do it in Clickteam Fusion? As far as I ...
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Game Maker Studio Not Drawing Variable?

///Draws draw_set_color(c_red); draw_text(view_xview + 128, view_yview + 128, string(global.fuel)); Why isn't it drawing my variable?
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Basic collision issues in gamemaker studio

I'm really new to the game design world so I'm sorry if this question is stupid, but here it goes! I have 3 objects, a square that the player controls, a wall that the square should collide with and ...
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The Power of 2D Engines vs Modern 3D Games [closed]

I'm toying around a lot with Game Maker. I really like it. GML is very simple and with its nearly object oriented design you could create anything in 2D you can think of. However there is a limit. ...
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What is Sprite Kit capable of? [closed]

I am messing around with Game Maker in my free time. I learned some Java at school but never really understood the object oriented principles. When I got to know Game Maker I was surprised that game ...
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Can someone help me with my mario-inspired timer scoring system?

I am new to GameMaker's coding language or GML. I have learned and done a lot so far, but now i am having a problem. I have a countdown timer starting at 5 minutes counting down and I want the player ...
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Gamemaker - Maintain relative position between objects during rotation

I have a large object and a small object - the small object updates its x and y position every step to match the x and y of the larger object. It is easy to keep it in the same position on the larger ...
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Moving a UI element with an object on-screen [Gamemaker]

I have an oPlayerobject, and an oTutorial object which has a DrawGUI event for displaying text on-screen. Currently I have the text appearing at the top-left of the screen, but I would like the text ...
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What's the difference between variables defined with and without the 'var' keyword?

I've been making my way through several tutorials on GameMaker: Studio at this point, and I've been trying to keep track of various aspects of the code used in them. One thing, however, confused me. ...
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How to keep the camera view to within room dimensions

me = self; view_yview[0] += ( me.y-(view_hview[0]/2) - view_yview[0]) * 0.1; view_xview[0] += ( me.x-(view_wview[0]/2) - view_xview[0]) * 0.3; This is the code I use to smooth camera ...
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GameMaker Studio not Opening

I downloaded GameMaker Studio 1.4 onto a jump drive so I could use it between two different computers. I downloaded it in a Windows 7 computer, but when I try to use it on a Windows 8 computer, it ...
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Displaying smooth borders given a coarse grid-based map

I've been messing around with different algorithms trying to make a grid based map look smooth, I have tested with various shader based methods and wrote a few of my own but none of them look right. ...
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Is There a Way to See Code Inside DnD Actions in Gamemaker Studio?

I'd like to see the script inside the Drag & Drop actions in Gamemaker Studio. I figure it would be one of the easiest ways to learn GML, and generally a great reference, but I haven't come across ...
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Anchoring a sprite to a specific x & y on another, regardless of rotation [Gamemaker]

I have a sprite, sDetritus, with a corresponding object, oDetritus, and an sTurret and oTurret. If I apply no rotation (i.e. changing the image_angle) to oDetritus, I can anchor the oTurret to a ...
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Finding relative x and y value on a sprite [Gamemaker]

I'm having a little conundrum that may just result from a lack of knowledge of Gamemaker's functionality. I've attached two images to aid explanation. I have a sprite of a turret (with a gun ...
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Does each game asset always require a prefix such as 'spr' or 'obj' in their name?

Having started only recently with using GameMaker for game development (keep in mind that this is the first time in a long while that I'm doing something like this, so I'm technically at beginner ...
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How to loop background music through splash screen, main menu, options menu?

I am making a small game to sort of test the waters with Game Maker and I'm trying to have an mp3 play when the splash screen loads - and persist until the game either ends or the game starts (meaning ...
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In Game Maker, how do I make invisible platforms the player can walk on, and reveal with an item?

I'm using Game Maker and looking for help with these: I'd like to have invisible platforms and walkways for the player to move on. I want the platform to be slightly visible in this option so the ...
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From were should I start [closed]

How can I develop games??? By using knowledge of c#,asp.net,java.. I need to know which are the basic steps to develop a game & by which language I can develop a game as a starter.
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Spawning Object 1 Within Object 2's Collision Box [Gamemaker]

I was wondering if any of you could help me with a specific Gamemaker question. Am using Gamemaker Studio. I have an object (oSpecialSolid) which rotates and moves across my level. At random ...
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In Game Maker Studio, how do I make a sound play only once when I jump on a block?

In my Game Maker Studio game, jumping on a musical block should play a note. Currently, if I step on it, the note keeps repeating. How can I avoid that? I only want the note to play once.
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How to stop movement when an action key is pressed even if movement key is pressed

I'm making a 2d side-scrolling fighting game in game maker:studio and I want to make a code that when the player attacks he stops moving. I've tried some options: keyboard_check(ord("D")); both ...
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GameMaker: Studio - Slow down calculations

I currently have an orbital simulator, with a brilliant answer in another Game Development question here, and would like to know how to slow down the calculations of Game Maker, to be able to do more ...
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Learning Curve of GameMaker and its limits [closed]

I am a Data Scientist and the last couple of years, I work also as a Game Designer (not Game Development). I have not thought to create a game by myself, up to now. As a DS, I know programming, but I ...
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Can you have an embedded browser in Gamemaker:Studio

I am trying to make a sort of browser in gamemaker and I wanted to know how to embed a browser within a game. Are there any extensions I need to download?
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Checking 2 instances of the same object in GameMaker

There are 2 blocks. If the player stands on a block, some sound should loop and when he gets off it should stop. Problem is, The game checks both the objects and when player is on 1 block, obviously ...
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Sound isnt playing in Game Maker Studio when interacting with object

Im making a small game in Game Maker Studio. I have a piece of code that moves the player to the next room when he touches obj_star: this works. I have another line that tries to play sound_collect ...
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Grid Based AI Pathfinding [duplicate]

I'm creating a top-down RPG and I have the movement system set up for the player character - it is alike to Pokemon in the movement sense in that it looks smooth but it is aligned to a grid. Since I ...
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Gamemaker - Change the fired bullets' direction using objects as guide

So I am trying to create a shooting-ship-puzzle game at sea on gamemaker. There is a playership that must shoot the enemy ships using only the available "whirlpools". There are many whirlpools in the ...
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Animation won't play unless movement key is held down

In Game Maker I am creating a 2D RPG and combat is a part of it. I have some animations that will play when the left or right mouse button is pressed (Depending on if you want ranged or melee attacks) ...
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Game maker else checks all ifs?

I have a list of if functions (checking if various spots in the room are empty) in one event. I want to check them ALL with an else statement (if none of the spots are cleared), and display a message. ...
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Better way to find all sprites that would overlap with other sprite

first question on this site :-) I'm not really sure that the title is very clear so feel free to edit/suggest a better one. I have a piece of Game Maker code which works, but feels like a bit of a ...
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How can I check if a variable is relative to a number?

I would like to know how to check if a variable is relative to a number in Game Maker. An Example would be: if variablex += 1 { DOTHIS } However this is not possible in Game Maker so I was ...
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Only allow a certain amount of the same instance in Game Maker

I am creating a simple jump n' run game. For some reason my game sometimes spawns two of the same enemy ontop of each other. So you can't tell there is two of him until he uses his attack where he ...
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How would I make a bullet shoot from my player to my mouse.

So far I've created an object called obj_mouse. And my plan is whenever the player left clicks, it spawns a bullet from him toward where ever the mouse is pointing. I've got the concept down, but I'm ...
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Why don't I have some settings in GameMaker?

I recently bought GameMaker for Mac, however upon watching a few GameMaker videos I've realized that I don't have all options available. For example, in "Sound Properties" in other videos people ...
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Why does my character stop a little before landing on the ground?

I made a little game with side-scrolling and a box (the player) jumping across the level. The simple physics are almost done, but I have two problem with the way things behave: On landing, the box ...
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Pixelated Text in Game Maker

Is there a way to make the text look smoother and less pixelated? It bothers me.
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How to stop a running timeline in GameMaker Studio?

I am creating a game using GameMaker Studio and I need to stop a timeline that is in progress. How can I approach that with GML code?
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Game Maker Studio - how do I disable mouse click for a duration of time?

I Have a button that starts in a rest state, and then after clicking on the button, it animates out. I want to disable the mouse click for around 30 steps after the button has been clicked, otherwise ...
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Collision with 2 of the same objects

I'm looking to make a button that is activated by two of the same objects, but the code I'm using doesn't recognize the second object as a different instance. Not the best explanation but here's the ...
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In GameMaker Studio, how can I make an auto-updater for my game?

I would like to let players update their copy of my game by clicking a button, which would: Check for updates Download the update Prompt the user to restart the game I want to do this because my ...
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What is the difference between phy_position_x and x in GameMaker: Studio?

This is not covered anywhere in the documentation that I can find. I am using the physics engine, and the reported phy_position_x and x values are different, such that (phy_position_x, ...
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How to make inventory pause screens in Gamemaker?

I'm making a game in Game Maker, and I want to know how to make it so you can pause into an inventory screen and then go back to the same position you were in (also the same room) after you press a ...
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How can I implement simple object orbits in Game Maker?

I've seen a lot of tutorials for things like "fixed circular orbit" and "elliptical orbits" which end up never been what I actually want. I have two objects: oPlayer, and oPlanet. I am trying to ...
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In Game Maker, how do I draw a surface?

I'm trying to draw a surface in black in Game Maker. This is the code: //Create event surf = surface_create(room_width, room_height); //Draw event surface_set_target(surf); draw_clear_alpha(c_black, ...