I am trying to set the path for the android SDK in GameMaker: Studio, but I am having an unexpected ammount of difficulty with this. Initialy, I installed Android Studio and tried setting it's directory, but got the "Cannot find Android SDK in this directory C:\Program Files\Android\Android Studio" error. So I tried going deeper into the program's directory but continued to get the error.

I went online and did some research which yielded several different options (none of which worked). The first thing I looked into was this link in the YoYo Game's GMS community. Then I tried downloadong all SDK packs in android studio, then moving the SDK folder to:


This also did not work.

I even went through every single android related folder and came across three additional "SDK" directories. Again, none of them worked. I even tried downloading an archived version of the SDK that did nothing. I have been attempting to set up my android SDK for over an hour!

Is there something I'm missing here? Do I need to update something? Does Android Studio no longer include the necessary SDK files?

  • \$\begingroup\$ I actually don't remeber exactly, but I didn't even download the Andorid Studio, you need only SDK, NDK and Java JDK. Official tutorial is here: GameMaker: Studio Android (SDK and NDK setup) \$\endgroup\$ Aug 4, 2017 at 15:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ I already came across that page. The link directs me to Android Studio. This is why I am wondering if the SDK is no longer available, or if the studio is supposed to include it. Finding a direct link to a stand-alone SDK is proving to be quite a challenge. I should note that I have successfully set up the Android NDK and java JDK. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 4, 2017 at 20:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ Do you have something reminding similar windows (such as in tutorial) in Android Studio? I suppose you can also Google the location of ASK in AS \$\endgroup\$ Aug 5, 2017 at 3:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ With the official tutorial is enough to do a fine installation, use the command line tools for SDK that is easier. \$\endgroup\$
    – Juanpa
    Dec 28, 2018 at 1:14


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