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Game Maker: Is there a faster way to check for collision than this?

There are many objects named obj_Cell and obj_Core in the room, each Core has a number (0 to 10) of Cells that belong to it. Each Cell record its corresponding Core with the variable ID_MyCore, which ...
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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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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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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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Lost in Development [on hold]

My name is Julian Ngolla. I am a 20 year old biology major who is a junior at Hunter college in NYC. In other words i am constantly busy and am basically broke. Ever since i was a kid me and my ...
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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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understanding game networking

I have been working on a real-time game, and am closing in on the point where I send and receive data. I have previously accomplished this before with a couple other test games, but I have never ...
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How do I let the an object know where in a matrix it is?

Game Engine: Gamemaker Studio Situation: I want 6 rows of 6 objects, each housed in a cell of a 6x6 matrix. However, this presents the problem of the matrix knowing what's in the cell, but the object ...
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Adding a small slide when player releases left/right key

The aim is for the player object to slow down and stop instead of just stopping dead. The following codes works ok when the player is not jumping, but gets stuck in an object if the player is in the ...
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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) Smooth scaling and transparency while zooming

My game has a zoom function. There is a man in a spaceship, we can see the interior of the room room from side on as the outside is totally transparent. When I zoom out I want the outside of the ...
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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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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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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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Why is my variable seems to be non-existent in GameMaker?

I find myself stuck again with a peculiar issue that I don't really understand. I'm currently trying to implement a "weapon" into a shooter game (using it as a learning project), as I was (and still ...
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Multithreading/Optimisation for Random Generation in Gamemaker

I have a FurGeneration() script in my game; when run, it randomly generates individual oFur objects in specified areas in the game's single Room. Each has a random depth and one of three sprites, and ...
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How to fix an alarm event not triggering? [Gamemaker studio]

Object_1's alarm 1 event show_message("alarm triggered"); if (Destroy = true){ instance_destroy(); } Object_trigger's alarm start while (!ds_stack_empty(obj_Handle_Links.Link_Stack)) {...
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How do I optimize checking adjacency within a matrix (including diagonals)? [Gamemaker Studio]

How I was checking adjacency before: if (obj_Handle_Links.Last_Link.Matrix_Location_y = (Matrix_Location_y-1) || obj_Handle_Links.Last_Link.Matrix_Location_y = (Matrix_Location_y+1) ...
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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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Game Maker - Turn On/Off Sound

What I have I have two rooms: rm_home and rm_options. I have a sound: snd_Bgm. And, I have three objects: obj_bgm, obj_BtnOnClicked, and obj_BtnOffClicked. What I want is very simple Player can ...
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Permanent Adjacency Problem [Gamemaker Studio]

Situation: I started work on a pet project recently. It's a bit like Puzzlecraft, or Bejewled, but slightly different. You click one gem, as we'll call it, and if it's the first in the link, then it's ...
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How to Check and Destroy “linked” gems quickly efficiently

Engine: Gamemaker Studio (simplified) Situation: I have a 6x6 board (at this moment) stored in a 2D matrix, a mechanism for linking adjacent squares, similar to Puzzlecraft, and a button that ...
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Is an array in Gamemaker infinitely expandable?

Arrays in Gamemaker Studio seems to not need to have its size be declared, and infact it doesn't seem to be possible to declare a finite array. Instead, it seems it just keeps indexing for each ...
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(Game-Maker GML) Keyword based conversation system with text input box (Ultima 6&7 style)

I would like to create a keyword based conversation system for my game with a text input box (like in Ultima's 6 & 7). For example an NPC may say "I'm going to the CASTLE to the NORTH but I need ...
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Game Maker - Create Instance When Health Is 0

I have five objects: obj_Boss, obj_bossHealth, obj_GameOver, obj_BtnOK, and obj_rec2. This is what I want. When obj_Boss has no more health, obj_GameOver and obj_BtnOK will appear. This is my first ...
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how to spawn object at tip of rotating object

Engine: Gamemaker Studio I'm learning to code in GML and I am having difficulty in having my bullets be created in the desired position, the front of the object firing them. Here's how it presently ...
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How do I change the sprite used for an object, while the game's running?

Engine Used: Gamemaker Studio I want to be able to swap between two armors on the player character. They've each got their own unique animation / general sprite stuff. How do I "equip" the second ...
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How to assign an instance of an object to an array?

Game Engine: Gamemaker Studio I am making a game similar to bejeweled. I decided to use an array to control everything. Placing instances of objects themselves in to the array seems to be the best ...
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I Need help with Match-3 mechanics in Gamemaker

Engine used: Gamemaker Studio, Professional Edition Note: I just saw a suggestion to use an array/matrix, and that's probably infinitely more useful and easier than what I'm doing right now (free-...
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How to stop reinitialization in Gamemaker Studio

Situation: This is a problem that I don't know if it is actually a problem yet: I've got initialization of variables like food, stamina and so forth, in an object called obj_Global_Variables, on its ...
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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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Game Maker - Mouse Click image_index Checking

I have this sprite: spr_meteoriteLv3, which has two sub-images with index image_index 0 and 1 respectively. I have these objects: obj_meteoriteLv3, obj_tempMeteoriteLv3, and obj_score. Object ...
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Moving Objects Relatively With Their Parent Object [Gamemaker]

I have an object type, oFur, instances of which are generated in a random distribution over the sprite area of a parent object, oFurArea. However, I would like the oFurArea to change its image_xscale ...
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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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How can I make my character 'flip' in Game Maker?

I want my character to 'flip' or 'mirror' when I press 'A' or 'S'. Thing is, I've placed the origin everywhere on the character and he seems to only face one direction. Video showing what I see: ...
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Gamemaker Running Animation Flashing, showing single frame, and displaying jump and run sprites at same time

EDIT: I changed the origin of the run sprite to the center, and it is no longer hovering above the jumping sprite. It now flashes in the same location as the run sprite when moving to the side. ...
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How can I fade a sprite in using GameMaker?

I am currently developing a game, and I have a few issues. One of those has to do with the introduction of two of my characters. I want to introduce them by fading them in, but I don't know how to ...
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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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In gamemaker studio, how do I make text boxes?

How to make text boxes in gamemaker studio?
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GameMaker : how can i get the instance ID of multiple instance in a radius?

GameMaker and coding noob here, need help on something maybe trivial for some of you. I'm working on the map part of a game. I have a map with spots on it, each spot is an instance of the same object....
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Events and objects being skipped in GameMaker

Update: Turns out it's not an issue with this code (or at least not entirely). Somehow the objects I use for keylogging and player automation (basic ai that plays the game) are being 'skipped' or not ...
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How to 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 instances of the same enemy on top of each other. So you can't tell there are two of him until he uses his attack ...
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Game Maker Error (Step HP)

I keep getting this error now in Game Maker: FATAL ERROR in action number 1 of Step Event0 for object base_enemy: Variable base_enemy.hp(100013, -2147483648) not set before reading ...
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Another way of writing 2D arrays on Game Maker Studio?

I'm making a map in an array, something like this : mapa[23,26]=4;mapa[25,28]=3;mapa[21,28]=3;mapa[22,30]=3;mapa[24,30]=0; mapa[22,27]=5;mapa[23,27]=0;mapa[24,27]=0; mapa[22,28]=1;mapa[23,28]=0;mapa[...
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Why does GameMaker Studio not open from a removable drive? [closed]

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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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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Game Maker - Collision With Subimage Total Storing

I have three objects: obj_bullet, obj_meteoriteLv2, and obj_tempMeteoriteLv2. obj_meteoriteLv2 contains 4 sub-images. obj_tempMeteoriteLv2 makes obj_meteoriteLv2 spawn. obj_bullet is controlled by ...
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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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Gamemaker studio - Rooms Object doesn't stick inside the square grid

I keep trying to put an object into the square of the grid but the object keeps going to the top corner of the square; also I can't place multiple objects by grabbing the 4 point on the vertex of the ...
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Game Maker - Random Won't Stop

I make a project. I want to make randomize number & draw the number result. So, I make obj_BossText, which has a draw event & executes a code inside the event. This is the code: randomize(); ...