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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 should I structure my turn based engine to allow flexibility for players/AI and observation?

I've just started making a Turn Based Strategy engine in GameMaker's GML language... And I was cruising along nicely until it came time to handle the turn cycle, and determining who is controlling ...
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Where can I find a good tutorial to replicate Game Maker's surfaces and blend modes in XNA?

I know Game Maker's surfaces exist in XNA (It's more the othe way around, XNA's surfaces exist in Game Maker), same thing for blend modes, since (I think) they both use DirectX. This is the question: ...
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What are Game Maker drawbacks? [closed]

I actually make games only programming (SFML atm), but I was taking a look at game maker features and it looks very powerful. What are Game Maker drawbacks? any reason why I shouldn't move into it? ...
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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 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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How can I log key presses in Game Maker?

I'm trying to create a log of a players actions as they play a game of Spelunky. The easiest I've found to do this is to log what keys are pressed at each frame. What I don't know how to do is how to ...
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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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Is it possible to load local html pages into Gamemaker games?

I was just wondering if it would be possible somehow to load locally saved web pages into a game. My primary use for them would be as menus, helping to navigate between rooms. I know about the built ...
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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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Turn based battle and formula

I'm building a game called DVP(Digimon Virtual Pet), and in this game other than taking care of your digimon, You can also battle and breed them. I'm working on the battle system (making it first ...
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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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Checking if a click happened “off” an object

Having made the first game in Game Maker, Catch the Clown, I realised there was no way to win or lose. Winning is easy enough, set a maximum score and a test that fires whenever a score increments, ...
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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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Collision detection, stop gravity

I just started using Gamemaker Studio and so far it seems fairly intuitive. However, I set a room to "Room is Physics World" and set gravity to 10. I then enabled physics on my player object and ...
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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 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 Loop Question

How often do loops repeat in game maker? Is it every step, or as fast as it can handle? I need it to loop every step, is it possible to do that? I'm talking about in code, I have a do until loop. Just ...
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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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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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GML and C/C++ language question

Is GML (Game Maker Language) script is clipped in C/C++ language, and GML wrote the code to Visual Studio C++, it will always be correct, because it is just under C++ language features? I think that ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to give parallax backgrounds more depth

I have 3 tiled images of some sort of galaxy/space in the background of a 2D Game: The first one has an alpha of 100%, the second an alpha of 80% and the last one has an alpha of 60%. I scroll the ...
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Are there any good books for GameMaker:Studio?

I'm just wondering if there are any good books for the GameMaker:Studio software? I want to using it to prototype my projects and will be travelling for the next few days so I thought it might be a ...
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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Very easy game builders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good game development programs for kids? I want very easy game builder for a kid - somebody who knows nothing about programming games (how they work ...
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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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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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(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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How can a NodeJS server be used from Game Maker HTML5?

I want to create a client-server game that runs on Game Maker HTML5-NodeJS. The NodeJS server will be an AI server - a bot that acts like a human opponent and plays against the human player at a ...