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Using phy_rotation to follow the mouse [Gamemaker]

My oPlayer object (a physics object in Gamemaker) uses the following code to follow the mouse: phy_rotation = point_direction(phy_position_x,phy_position_y,mouse_x,mouse_y) direction = phy_rotation - ...
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Which Language to Learn to Start Game Development [on hold]

I'm thinking about starting career in Game Development, which programming language should I learn and on which game engine. I like 2d Games
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Where do I start? [on hold]

I am contemplating in learning game development, I have great passion in anlyzing games and I want tl take it to the next level.. Can you all give me constructive ideas to build upon? Hehe
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capitalizing initial character in game maker studio

The value "V_Output" is the string of letters that I wish to capitalize the initial of. The following code is run in the step event. V_InitL=string_char_at(V_Output,1) ...
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Game Maker Studio - Check Collision With Subimages

I have an obj_roulette, which contains 4 subimages, with value 2-5 and image_number 0-3. The value result from roulette stored as var global.roulette. Then, I make many obj_meteorite, which contains ...
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Gamemaker studio Android low fps when someone else tests the game [closed]

I am using gamemaker: Studio. I recently built a game for Android and tested it om my phone. Everything worked fine. I exported the apk, tested on my phone and again everything worked fine amd smooth. ...
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How can I make an object visible only on the minimap in GameMaker?

I am making a game in which I have created a minimap using views. I want in the minimap (the copy of the world) to add an object, but I want it to be visible only from the minimap. Is there any way to ...
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How to make the minimap inactive?

I have created a minimap for my top-down Shooter and it is showed on the top-left corner of the window. The problem is that if I press anywhere upon the minimap, its like pressing somewhere on the ...
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Why music doesn't play when I export the apk on Gamemaker on Android?

I have made a simple app with buttons and when you press any of them a specific sound plays. I tested that on Windows and the sounds work properly. I also tested that on Android and it also works, but ...
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Gamemaker's xprevious is the same value as x… Same thing happens for the y variabbles

So I'm making a tower defense game but for some reason the enemies (which are following a path) have the same xprevious value as their x value. The same is true for their y variables. This also ...
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Treat uninitialized values as 0

Does Gamemaker have a way to treat uninitialized values as 0?
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In GM Studio, how do I make a button that changes room speed?

I want to make 2 objects that change all the rooms' speed when pressed. One would change the speed to 30, and the other to 60. I'm intending to use them in a room dedicated to game settings I know ...
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Why doesn't this formula double the value properly?

Making a clicker game: Amount awarded per click not increasing based on how many increasers purchased. I have a few global variables set up. global.ramen_1 = 1 This part says how many ramen ...
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GameMaker Studio: Cannot recognize Android SDK

I made my game with YoYo GameMaker Studio 1.3. When I want to configure Android SDK, it tells Android API 13 is missing. When I go to SDK Manager to install those SDK versions (7, 8, 13, 15, 16), for ...
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GameMaker android support

Game-maker asks me to install android sdk api 13 for it to work. I opened the SDK Manager so that I install it, clicked at API 13 and I couldn't be able to click the "install packages" button. I ...
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Sprite Animation Problem For Enemy

I have a problem regarding the attack animation for the enemy. The problem is that the attack animation sprite stops at the first index.It doesn't play the animation.It stops at the first index. Why? ...
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My character wont shoot when I use GML in Gamemaker

So I was trying to make a top down shooter in Gamemaker and I decided to convert it from Drag and Drop to GML. I was trying to make my character shoot a projectile when I press mouse left button but ...
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Issue with variables in GameMaker Studio

I am having issues coding a game, in terms of variables in objects. Whgen running i get this error FATAL ERROR in action number 1 of Step Event0 for object obj_text_demo_player: Variable ...
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How to embed a web browser object into an Android app in GameMaker: Studio?

I used MIT App inventor to develop Android apps in the past. In there, you can just drop a web browser on the screen layout. Nice. But how would I do it GameMaker: Studio? I'm unable to find any ...
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Do Game-Maker scripts save the variables or are they deleted after excecution?

When i make a script that excecutes at the beggining and has a var ammo and that finishes excecution, will i be able to call the var ammo in other scripts or it will be deleted? If it will not be ...
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In Game Maker Studio, why does the image rotation have to be performed every step?

I'm a software developer who's trying to get into game development casually on the side. I picked up Game Maker Studio a while ago on a Steam Sale, and I'm finally getting into using it, especially ...
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Convert Mouse Coords into Isometric Tile ID

Using GameMaker Language, I'm basing off their Adavnced Examples. How can i convert the current mouse position into a tile position? The mouse coordinates are 0,0 from top-left This is the function ...
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How do I make my enemies to follow a path and allow them to collide with the player in Game Maker?

I am making a game in which enemies follow a path. These enemies should be colliding with the player, but it's not working. The enemy is walking the path. And, I want to make it so if the player ...
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how to check if an array element is defined? (Game-maker studio)

The code is this: if is_undefined(A_SA[V_X,V_Y])=false and A_SA[V_X,V_Y]=0 { //actions from the "if" statement } The error message is this: Push :: Execution Error - Variable Index [0,10] out of ...
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How to give a value to all elements of an array?

This problem is encountered in Game-maker studio: I created an array using the following iteration: V_X=0 //these are coordinates of my "pointer" V_Y=0 repeat(100) { ...
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How to randomly spawn objects off-screen close to the player?

I am making a zombie game. I want to have it so zombies randomly spawn. My code for this is: instance_create( obj_player.x + irandom_range(-300, 300), obj_player.y + irandom_range(-300, 300), ...
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How to scale objects and tiles without doubling view port in gamemaker

How do I scale up tiles and sprites without acully making the view port larger than the acual view? I know that I can just scale up the images and the tileset but there must better alternative right? ...
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How to calculate/detect the force of a collision? (Game-Maker Studio)

How can I use game-maker to detect the force in a collision between two mobile (not fixed) objects? This is used for damage calculation and possibly compression calculation. My problem is this: ...
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How to “cap” the number of instances of individual objects in Game Maker [duplicate]

I've been making some changes to the basic Tutorial1 game that introduces users to Game Maker 8.0 (Lite). I've been trying to make it so that every object in the game collides with each other, which ...
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My GameMaker exe installs and runs but just shows a black screen

I've made a small game with GameMaker Studio and created an executable application file from the project. I installed this exe on my home machine and it worked fine. I then uploaded the file to ...
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How do I find and change a value of ALL the instance around another instance GAME MAKER

I basically need that, changing a variable of all the instance (all of the same object) around another instance (another, or the same object). I have tried with collision_rectangle but it doesn't ...
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game maker place_meeting multiple objects

I am working on a simple game that contains two objects the player and the ground, and I used place_meeting to make the player walk on the ground object and it works fine but when I try to add another ...
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Darkness, and a candle

My game has a Pokemon-type movement mechanic. I would like my level was a pitch black level, but the player having a candle can lighten a circular area, and so walk without being able to see more ...
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How to end the game after the player has defeated all the enemies in Game Maker?

I'm making a simple version of the game asteroids as I'm learning how to develop with Game Maker Studio. Currently, mostly everything works properly except that when the player destroys all of the ...
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Lunar Lander calculating gravity, acceleration and collision in GameMaker

I've already asked this on the GameMaker forums but had no response so far. I'm making a little Lunar Lander game as my first foray in to GameMaker, I'm wanting to have the ship land and take off ...
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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

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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Why does GameMaker Studio not open from a removable drive?

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 ...