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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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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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Changing direction after collision

In the first tutorial for GameMaker (catch the clown), I want to set the direction of the clown after the collision with the wall. I want to do it by pressing the wall object with the mouse (before ...
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Can you do a stencil glow with native GM:S commands?

I am looking to a stencil glow on GM:S with d3d_* functions. I could not find anything how to access the stencil buffer though. Is it even possible to access the stencil buffer without using an ...
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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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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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Surfaces not being drawn on game maker

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, ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Scaling issues with mobile devices

Okay, So I know there are many questions about this and I looked around trying to find an issue like mind but I couldn't. So my issue is that I am trying to figure out how to fill the screen with ...
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How can determine the number of instances of an object in Game Maker?

I am making a small puzzle based game. I want the number of instances of an object to be equal to the ammo count plus 2. Each time a new room is loaded, the main object's creation method with run ...
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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 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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Can you recommend a good beginners book or project for a young person? [closed]

I'm sorry if this question is a bit subjective but I'm sure you'll understand why. I participate in a volunteer program, Big Brother Big Sister, and my match loves computer games and he'd love to ...
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How do I share my Game Maker games?

I'm using GameMaker Studio and I want to put my game on my website. I need help with saving a game in a exe file or anything that will make my game to open normally. How do I do that?
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In GM Studio, how do I prompt the player for a password?

I could make strings in earlier Game maker versions, but it doesn't work in the Studio version when I try. The code I used: When Left Mouse Clicked on Password Bar: var str; str=get_string("Crack ...
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Applying statements to a single instance in Game Maker?

I'm currently in the process of making a platformer, and am currently in the process of creating "depth" into my game, by making Up/Down-W/S control your depth. (Come closer to screen, go further). ...
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Upload Games to Steam without Greenlight?

I've been working on a little game, (which is nowhere near completion) and wanted to know, that when I'm finished, if I would be able to release it onto Steam without having to get it Greenlit. The ...
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How can I preserve momentum during a jump, but cancel it when a character lands?

I am attempting to code a run key for my platform game in Game Maker. I'm attempting to keep my momentum when I jump, but yet stop moving at a run speed as soon as I hit the ground if Shift has been ...
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Game Maker: Studio - Make objects avoid other instances of same object with A* pathfinding

I have a game where there are multiple enemies who must chase a single player. I have pathfinding set up using the GML A* pathfinding with mp_grid and a path. However, these enemies can walk on top ...
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How to make an object oscillate left and right?

I can't seem to make an object move left and right, back and forth, on room start whilst on solid ground. Codes I used: Step Event: if image_index is greater than 5, then physics_apply_force ...
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How do you properly implement level boundaries in a physics room?

I have an issue with creating a proper boundary in GameMaker Studio when using a physics enabled room. My room has a gravity of 0, as it is in Space. My player object has the default values, but a ...
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Gamemaker Key Press Duration

I am looking for a way to track the duration of a key press in gamemaker. I was looking into alarm functions, but I figured there's a more elegant way. How can I track the duration of a keypress?
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How can I make an enemy to step around solid objects and follow the player at a given distance?

var target_distance = 40; var distance_to_object = 0; target_distance = distance_to_object(objPlayerParent); if ( target_distance >= follow_distance ) { ...
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Changing a Sprite When Hit in GameMaker

I am making a simple little Galaga style game. I want the objects sprite to change whenever it is hit. For example if a laser hits an alien then the sprite takes 1 out of 4 damage to its health ...
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Game Maker x and y coordinates wrong

I'm making a game which the user can use the arrow keys to scroll left and right to view the map. I had an issue with the health bars of my enemies being drawn way off even though I set them to be ...
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How does one go about offering a mobile game, or offering all in-app purchases to backers?

I am planning on trying to get my android game kickstarted. Of course, it's too early in development, and I will wait on until 60% done to do the kickstarter. Some of the rewards I am hoping to give ...
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Leaving a trail in Game Maker Studio

I'm making a game in Game Maker that involves the player leaving a trail of debris behind them. This trail is permanent and has gameplay implications (for which I'm using a fairly coarse grid to store ...
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How do I draw text once a countdown ends?

I created a countdown in Game Maker using a variable of time. The countdown works properly and is displayed at the proper coordinates. However, when the countdown reaches zero, I want to make the ...
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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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Game Maker: How do I make a score display move with the view?

I have drawn everything needed to the screen including a HUD for the score, but I have my room set to follow my player: When the camera follows the player, the score HUD stays doesn't scroll with him! ...
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(Game Maker Studio) How do I make a high score system?

For my game, I want a way to make the game remember the top score. I know how to make the game save, I just need a way to save a high score. This is my current system, that has not been working: If ...
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Gamemaker vs Unity2d - Speed of Development [closed]

I know coding, so programming is not a problem Money is not a problem at all, I can get both GameMaker Master Collection and Unity Pro I want to make a 2d game. So which one is better for speed of ...
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How do I scale up pixel art without blur in GM Studio?

I'm creating a game in Game Maker Studio that uses pixel art. When I launch the game, all scaled-up textures are really blurry. (It doesn't happen to small ones.) For example, this image renders ...
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Is game maker studio actually flexible enough to cater to an avid programmer? [closed]

After I got burned by RPGMaker which seemed fine what with the semi-open Ruby-like engine until you encountered some nasty surprises like the draconian resolution limitations etc., I've become more ...
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Gamemaker multiplayer using 39dll

I am making a gamemaker multiplayer game using 39dll's tcp sockets. As I want to host the server (and my javascript knowledge is a lot better), I use node.js for the server. I have already got ...
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Does the license of games made with Game Maker need to include the Game Maker part?

In the default license generated by Game Maker for your games, some of YoYo Games stuff is mentioned. Are those necessary to be shipped with an application made with GM? Is it legally ok if I remove ...
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smallest distance randomly generated objects [closed]

For a project in gamemaker, I'm making a galaxy with several planets in it (about 30), which have random placements (there is a minimum distance between them). After the planet generating, i'm trying ...
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check if there are planets in the vicinity [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a random galaxy map in gamemaker, with several planets at random places. The problem I have run into is that some planets will be too close together. I need a way to put a minimum ...
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game maker stop overlapping buildings

I'm trying to make a game with real time strategy elements, where you can build several different buildings. The problem is that I can't seem to make the buildings stop overlapping. That is too say, ...
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Game maker, issues with an equation

Hello I am having an issue getting this equation to work, even with manually entering values replacing the variables. I cannot seem to get it to work, I have tested that the variables are being ...
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Gamemaker: Making a bullet Spawn at the enemy it was called from

I'm making a gamemaker game with gml. In this game I have multiple enemies (same object) on screen at the same time. I want them to all spawn a bullet at their location. But instead each enemy spawns ...
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Why doesn't my GameMaker step event work?

So I want to make some kind of floor that which the player when walks in gets his movement reduced but im having thousand of different issues implementing this since it doesnt appear to do anything ...
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Prevent instances from overlapping gamemaker studio

I have a game where multiple instances of an enemy move towards a player in their step process. There can be as many as 50 instances on screen. The issue is that the instances all end up in 1 big ...
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gamemaker getting a ball to bounce 90 degrees off of a 45 angle

I am trying to get a circle to bounce off a 45 degree diamond shap using Gamemaker Studio. I would like the ball to bounce in straight lines so my directions would be 0, 90, 180, or 270 degrees, ...
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Random Between: using random with the instance_create function in GML

Hopefully this should be a simple one; I want to restrict the points that instances enter the screen from so they don't come in at the edges. In Game Maker I'm using the following code ...