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Game Maker is a cross-platform game creation tool made by YoYo Games mostly used to develop 2D video games.

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Easiest way to make a button in Gamemaker Studio 2 (DnD)

I want to make a menu for my title screen where the user can click on the option they want. The only way I can think of doing this is by making an object that checks if there is a click and then ...
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How to make a vision cone for the enemy in game maker?

I'm making an enemy object where the enemy look for the player when he's going on a patrol I want the vision cone to changes direction corresponding to the sprite.When the sprite turn right,the cone ...
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(Game Maker Studio)How to make an alarm that starts & loops in the step event?

I'm making an enemy object where the enemy will go on a specific path to patrol.Then he will stop at a certain point to look around for the player. I planned to make him change his sprite direction ...
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How to support more than 4 XInput controllers?

I'm making a multiplayer game in GameMaker Studio 2. The game supports upto 12 controllers, where the first four are XInput controllers. The rest would be DirectInput. If I try playing with 8 Xbox ...
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How to make character not enter the platform when colliding on the side with the platform?

I had a problem with detecting my character's collision with the enemy being detected in 2 ways: side by side when it (character) jumps into the enemy's head. I imagine it to be basic, so I figured ...
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Multiple fireballs gml

I am programming a bossfight in gamemaker, and I want my boss to shoot multiple fireballs simultaneously, but all in a bit of a different direction, a little bit like this, from rogue soul: It (...
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How similar can my game be to a AAA game? [duplicate]

(This is just an example so take it lightly) Say I want to make a 2D game heavilly inspired by a AAA game. For example GTA V. The names and story remains the same. except everything is in 2D but ...
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Slot Game inquiry. How to set the limit times of auto play?

I'm building a slot game, one line with three reel, using CocosCreator and Typescript. There is an already built auto-spin function once start, it will spin the reel infinite times. The spin will ...
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How can I child one sprite to another?

I am a newb at GameMaker. I have a 2D map which you can move around. I want to add pins to the map, such that when the map moves, the pins stay in the same position relative to the map. By default, ...
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How to get the Javascript equivalent of GameMaker's `hspeed` and `vspeed` given only `direction` and `speed`?

I'm using a NodeJS server to control NPC movement in a multiplayer game, and when they get too close to the edge of the room I need to reverse either the horizontal or vertical components of their ...
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When loading instances from .json, my arrays are magically becoming “numbers.”

Maybe someone here knows what's going on. I'm using GameMaker Studio 2, and I followed this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ps-j_8sT6I&t=366s) by GMWolf to save and load instances. I ...
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Game Maker picking the wrong network adapter for broadcast

In my game I need to get the local network IP of the computer that is running the game, and for that purpose I have the following code: ...
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How to make an object towards the mouse on one Axis - Gamemaker Studio 2

I am trying to have my "obj_playership" move towards the Cursor on a single Axis. Prefer it to be the Vertical Axis. I tried doing this is an "Execute Code Box" in a step event "direction = mouse_x" "...
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Game Dev where to go [closed]

I crave to become game Dev. I have watched tried and even made my first game tutored by brackeys that is a cube dodge game. I felt very happy and successful.but what to do to develop rather than ...
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Implement an “xprevious” in LibGDX

I have used Gamemaker Studio 2 before, briefly, and found that the xprevious and yprevious variables are extremely useful. ...
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Help to Code Bowling Like Feature in Unity for Mobile

I need Code or Guidelines for Touch Feature. When We Drag ball back and Send it Forward. I am Making feature like bowling, and I need Player to add force while dragging back and also curve the path of ...
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How to change the version code in application created by the GameMaker?

Code that I can not change: Image of the error: Inside the red square is written: ...
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My sprite walking animation code doesn't work at all

This is my first time doing code for a game so I followed some online tutorials. When I got to the walking and the jumping animation I just can't get it to work whatever I do. I tried multiple codes ...
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Uninitialized Variables with Deactivation of Objects in Game Maker Studio 2

I am currently working on some map generation for my GMS2 game, and I have run into an issue that I absolutely cannot figure out. (I am very new to GMS2, so bear with me). I am working on map ...
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How to change the KEYSTORE securely?

I'm wanting to release a free version of an app to which I've already made a paid version. I simply copied the project to another folder: The project is initially the same as the paid application ...
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How would I create a shadowy “Fog of War” effect in Game Maker Studio 2?

You know if you ever played "StarCraft," as you explore the map it's dark until you go to that area. I am trying to replicate this effect in Gamemaker studio 2. I want to create a shadowed area ...
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How should I switch multiplayer middle-ware service (from Gamepsarks to PlayFab's Photon)?

Due to an increase in prices of Gamesparks, I need to change service and I'm considering PlayFab's Photon. What would be the process of switching? I'm concerned about losing the data of my users, and ...
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Rotating an object while moving

I have an object the is a perfect circle. The object is moving left, right and jumping with collision detection. What I am trying to do now is rotate the object while it is moving, so it looks like ...
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Character sprite breaks after adding viewport

I am developing a game within gamemaker studio 2, a small RPG style game and I want it so that the camera follows the character as with a lot of similar games. When I run the game from the .exe file,...
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Operating Expenses of Mathmetic Operations

I understand that math operations require more resources/take longer than others when being computed. (e.g. square roots take longer than divisions which takes longer than multiplications which takes ...
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How would I create a multiplayer game owning a server?

I'm using gamemaker studio 2 to create an RPG, at the moment it's only single player but I would ideally like to make it multiplayer if possible. I've done a bit of research but all the information ...
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Procedural terrain generation is very slow

I've been trying to create procedural generated 2d terrain (similar to a game like Terraria) using Simplex noise. I was able to get the noise function working, and I set up a grid of 16 by 16 tiles ...
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GameMaker Studio: fullscreen vs. dialogs

When setting my game to fullscreen, I get problems with dialogs: "get_save_filename" opens in the background, and when I close it, the game doesn't react anymore. Asking the user a yes/no question ...
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How to let players connect over the internet via TCP?

We are making a 2 player game, using a Client/Server architecture and need a way to connect over the internet. Connecting in the same network is no problem and works flawlessly. Will it be a lot of ...
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How to make sound play when button is pressed

I'm using Game Maker Studio 2. When I press the "Z" key I need audio to play, but I can't seem to get it to work. I'm using the following code inside an object's Key Press event: ...
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GML: check ds_queue or ds_stack for equality (identical contents)

Is there a nondestructive way to check whether two queues or stacks contain identical values? For example: ...
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Most common ways to use colision mask in Gamemaker 2?

I want to make a colision mask in Gamemaker Studio 2, to my moving character and I ve been looking the internet to find some ways to use colision mask properly, here is what I found so far: 1 way: ...
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Creating 2d array in gamemaker from code

According to GameMaker2 arrays documentation, GML has 2d arrays. At the same time I could not find any references how can I create 2d array from code. I tried doing ...
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Game running with fewer steps than desired (game created in GameMaker)

I tested my game on 4 different computers and got some results. PC 1 => AMD A4-6300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics / 2,0 GB RAM / AMD Radeon HD 8370D In this computer I tested a few stages and I ...
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Game was resized incorrectly for no apparent reason (GameMaker)

I exported the game with the following graphics settings: OBS - Interpolate colors between pixels would be like a Antiliasing. I do not think it is the cause of the problem, but I will test without ...
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Shortcut Not Found (installing game created in GameMaker)

I tested the game I created on 4 computers (ALL Windows 7) and had the following problem at installation time. The shortcut created by the installer itself came like this: When I click the following ...
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How to scale image at runtime in GameMaker?

I use this code to create a new enemy and preset some values: It runs in the step event of the player object. ...
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Do I need multiple exports from Game Maker to support Windows versions above 7?

I just created a game. At the time of exporting it, I targeted windows. I use windows 7 on my computer. Obviously the game is compatible with windows 7, but I do not know if it is also compatible ...
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How I can create HQx or xBR pixel art upscaling shader in GLSL?

I want to make an image scaling shader in OpenGL Shader Language... but I have no idea how to make it. I want to implement either the HQx algorithm or an xBR variant. My game engine is GameMaker: ...
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Error in DRAW GUI event on android. (GameMaker)

Image of the game on a mobile phone: As you can see the maze (draw event) has been resized correctly. But the yellow post-it (draw GUI event) has not been scaled or displayed in the correct location ...
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Simplest way to make a car follow a route

To get the cars to follow the circuit, I mapped the circuits to several points. And using the move_towards_point function I make everything happen correctly. In ...
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Game Maker 8.0 Wall Drawing Difficulty

In game maker 8.0 I am using the d3d_draw_wall() function to draw vertical objects. I wanted to clip the edges of the texture depending where they were at. I observed that if I input a fractional ...
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WARNING: unknown variable/constant when I was creating application for windows (GameMaker)

These warnings only happened when I created the game executable: unknown variable/constant "{BET ON MAN}" detected, ignoring (macro:MUI_FUNCTION_FINISHPAGE:230) <...
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How to delete the splash screen I accidentally added?

GameMaker allows you to display an splash screen different from the default. For a moment I thought of using the ready method that you just click the button in the global settings of the game. In ...
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Doubt about font inclusion (GAMEMAKER)?

The default font of the GameMaker is arial, but it does not contain special characters that are present in the portuguese language. Soon I had to add a new font, but I activated the ASCII option so ...
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Problems putting my game in fullscreen on GameMaker

All the rooms in my game have the size of 1280x720, so normally my game runs like this: When I try to enable fullscreen, none of the game's buttons respond to clicks, but the keyboard still works. So ...
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GMS2 How to check if all switch objects in a room are set to true?

I'm trying to implement a puzzle mechanic in Game Maker Studio 2. Where you need to activate multiple switches for an event to happen (e.g. opening a door) However, I'm currently stuck in recieving ...
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How to create walking animations in Gamemaker 8

We are learning how to use Gamemaker 8.1 in my game design class, and I wanted to experiment with it, and try to make my own game. I have run into a problem when trying to animate an object walking. ...
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Game Make Studio 2 - Grid snap x, snap y

I'm following a GM tutorial that was given in 1.4 but I'm using 2, and there's a feature that I can't seem to get working. The developer is basically changing two settings (Snap X and Snap Y) which ...
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How to manage collision between balls in Game Maker 2 (Drag and Drop)

Hey there I'm using Game Maker 2 Drag and Drop for a project, I made a game like Break Out and when the ball collides with the wall it doesn't bounce, in Game Maker Studio we had Bounce Action but in ...