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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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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 ...
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Variable Problem when coding the Player Movement in GameMaker Studio 1.4.9999

In oGirlTest object I have a Create and Step event. Create: ...
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How to make a horizontal scrolling menu in Game Maker Studio 1.4?

I know how to place the items you see in the picture, my problem is how do I move them? How do I know if the player is swiping right or left? I made the items with a ...
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Any way to interface methods in objects?

Say I have object A, which has children B, C and D. In OOP I would have A be an interface containing method action(), then I would have B, C and D implement A and, ...
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Jumping to land x pixels ahead while not really moving (2D)

The player object in my game has its x-axis locked. It can only jump on Y. It's the ground that constantly moves to the left so that it appears like the player is moving to the right. The ground is ...
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Surfaces in Game Maker 8.0 - Not switching properly

I'm trying to use a dynamic texture to draw a 3D model that changes its texture as different effects are applied to it. It's kind of a dynamic terrain where different types of tiles change. Anyway the ...
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Gamemaker Multiplayer Game

I'm trying to implement multiplayer into my game using the server client model. What is the best method of synchronozing the game between the clients? What I'm thinking is that the game runs on the ...
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Sprite/Object/Room limits in GameMaker 8.1?

I know about GameMaker Studio’s limitations for sprites, objects, rooms, and other assets (https://help.yoyogames.com/hc/en-us/articles/230407528-GameMaker-Studio-2-Trial-Limitations), but I can’t ...
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Game Maker Studio 2 problems with too many instances

So I am trying to make a management game, a space station simulator if you will, with potentially hundreds and thousands of customers entering and leaving the station every game day. So my plan of ...
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BUG in sprite GameMaker

In the game you have an object called obj_Corpo, and your image is a 3x3 square. I use it by stretching it horizontally or vertically for 10 or 20 times. Here's an example: Acontece que no jogo ele ...
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Instance creation order error in GameMaker

Look at the order of creation of the instances of a of the phases of my game. Notice that first obj_BolaAzul (blue circle/square) is created, then obj_BolaVermelha (red circle/square). As you can ...
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Tiledata management

I've been trying to create a grid-based open world game. In order to do that I've decided to create a personal map editor. The problem I've encountered is handling data because of the actual data size....
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How to make a single action run for two objects in GAME MAKER?

Think of a traffic light that only turns green or red. If it is green, the next car passing through the detection point (pink square) will be directed to the green path and will cause the traffic ...
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Making games on Structure programming language c or c++ [closed]

I am learning structured programming language C. I know about data type, control statements, loops, arrays, strings, functions, pointers, structures and STL. My question is, if I want to make game ...
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Creating a smooth sliding animation for an object in Game Maker 2

Im currently trying to emulate this: I've tried a lot of different methods, using alarms weird self-made timers and I cant get it to work. And so far I only have very rough transitions (literally ...
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How can I display the visible number of health?

I'm trying to create health that is just numbers, I know how to do the bar but I just want it to show. Here is the gml you need to see ...
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How do I scale room transition surfaces to fit mobile display?

I followed a tutorial on how to add a left swipe room transition, which works very well. My problem is that it won't scale to my Android display. I know that it's being drawn to the GUI layer and I've ...
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Fan-Made pokemon game [duplicate]

I am new to Unity and have been currently remaking a pokemon game on github, the same one that everybody is familiar with (red, leaf green etc). I am doing this as i strive to be a game developer and ...
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ds_map_find_value returning number instead of array

Currently messing around on how to make a text engine in GameMaker and figured I would hold all my conversations in JSON format stored in a .txt file, which I'll convert into a ds_map and draw the ...
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Toggle action for gamepad triggers, whilst being held down

I'm doing a small fighting game project, as up now every button command in my map code is occupied with their designated functions. All except the triggers; as up now they only have their basic "press ...
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How do I access device camera in GameMaker Studio 1.4?

I've looked everywhere in the documentation for GameMaker and I didn't find anything about how to access the camera.