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    Space Rocks question

    Hi, I'm new to game maker. I am currently going through the Space rocks tutorials to wrap my head around the engine. I have a quick question regarding my game. Currently, my ship is able to move in 8 directions. My code calculates a direction vector, and then the image_angle is set equal to...
  2. Daanny

    GMS 2.3+ How to shorten large numbers (an in-depth tutorial)

    I did some looking around the internet for a guide on how to do this and there wasn't much coming up, so I thought I'd make my own tutorial so anyone else who needs this can go here. GM Version: Studio (all) Target Platform: all Download: see tutorial below Links: n/a Summary: How to display...
  3. S

    HTML5 Issues with HTML5 platform

    Hi there! I have been working on my project for a few weeks now, and only just got access to the HTML5 platform. When I went to test my game, which has previously worked on the "test" platform, it functioned perfectly, but when attempting to test it on HTML5 it becomes distorted/corrupted. Any...
  4. T

    Fighting Game Feasibility For A New Game Dev?

    Hi! I just downloaded the 30-day trial of Game Maker Studio 2 so I can investigate its features. Before I go any further, I thought I would ask: are there any good tutorials for this software that are specific to fighting game development? I have some cool ideas and am willing to put in the...
  5. baconlovar

    Team Request Looking For Artist/Level Designer to Collab With

    Hi, my name is Matt and I'm looking for an artist/level designer to collaborate with on a zombie game I've been working on for some time. Any skill level is welcome because the sprites are 16x32, so it should be pretty easy to manipulate. As well as the fact that I have most of the art already I...
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    Question - IDE Hi. I am kind of freaking out here!

    I have just bought the game maker studio 2 mobile licence And it is not showing on my account. It says I have to log out of the game maker IDE but I don’t know how to do that. It says I can log out from the File Menu? Where is that? Please help me! I don’t know how to log out of the IDE and...
  7. NTiger7

    GMS 2.3+ [SOLVED] Program fails to run after adding code to transition between rooms

    IDE version 2.3.0.529 and runtime version 2.3.0.401. I am currently using the trial version but will be upgrading to the desktop version soon. So I was following Shaun Spalding's tutorial on adding transitions between rooms (Part 7) when after I added the part where black bars come from the top...
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    GMS 2.3+ Game Maker 2.3 Trial version!

    Hi. I am hoping if you can tell me if it is possible to do collisions and make them work after pressing play and compiling, if you are using the trial version. Because i am following a course about Game Maker 2.3 and have copied the code exactly but it isn't working. There is no error in my...
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    SOLVED Hi. My space ship and lasers are not colliding with and destroying the asteroids.

    Hi. I have triple checked my code for the collision of my ships and lasers with the asteroids, and destruction of the asteroids. There isn't anything wrong with it that i can see. The asteroids themselves seem to be floating on top of the space ships and lasers, as if they are on a layer on top...
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    SOLVED Hi. I'm getting the error of too few vertices in polygon shape fixture for...4 objects!

    Hi. I am trying to use physics in my space shooter game . When i click play it compiles but comes up with this error for two space ships and my laser objects: ERROR in action number 1 of Create Event for (object here): Too few vertices in polygon shape fixture for(object here) I have actually...
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    SOLVED Hi. I am trying to code a score and lives ui for the top left hand corner of the screen. It's not working.

    Hi. Basically i have coded a ui for the player's score and lives. Yet i am having 2 problems with the outcome when i press play. The first problem is that the string SCORE and the string LIVES are on top of each other (i am assuming the same x and y coordinates) and are not how they should be...
  12. K

    Need help, getting syntax error in breakthrough game from the tutorial

    Hello, I am completely new to programming and I tried following along with this tutorial to make my first game. However when I run my game I get a syntax error. ERROR in action number 1 of Step Event0 for object obj_Bat: Variable obj_Bat.go(100003, -2147483648) not set before reading it. at...
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    SOLVED How do I get my player space ship to shoot lasers automatically?

    Hi guys. I have successfully coded my spaceship for my space shooter to shoot lasers when I press the space bar. However I want the lasers to be shot from the space ship automatically and i can@t seem to figure it out. Could somebody please give me some example code to help me? I would really...
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    SOLVED Hello. I am getting two errors for my code concerning my options button working.

    I have been using Game Maker and GML for a week now. I have been following this YouTube tutorial on how to get the options button to work and show the options list screen. However, I'm getting these two errors here : ERROR in action number 1 of Step Event0 for object obj_options_button...
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    SOLVED Hi people. I am trying to code buttons for a title screen, but it shows an error for the UI manager when it compiles. Please help if you can?

    The error is this: Variable obj_button._click(100041, -2147483648) not set before reading it. I have only been using GML and Game Maker for 5 days so I am not certain what this means or how to fix it. I will insert the code I have used below that is supposedly has this error. I am hoping someone...
  16. Coffeli

    Need help for spawning bullets in specific locations!

    (Keep in mind i am very very new to gml and coding) So im trying to make a bullet hell but dulled down, very simple few bullets on screen. But im having alot of trouble using the create_instance_layer, it doesnt show up for me I even tried adding a draw event to draw self incase that messed up...
  17. Z

    Windows Object doesn't show up when played (New to GameMaker)

    I just got GameMaker Studio 2 very recently I want to at least get familiar with the interface, but when I try to add an object in the room it doesn't show up when played. I tried using clean but it didn't do anything. I didn't write any codes inside the object and I don't know what else to do...
  18. Kingdom Of Key

    GMS 2.3+ Sprite Animation Don't Move

    My Animation Sprite Don't Move , I Looked At The Mask Collisions And Origin ,Still Doesn't Work script_execute(get_input) //Move yx = (key_up - key_down) xy = (key_left - key_right) //Speed if (xy == 0) and (yx == 0 ) { len =0; } else { len = spd } //Direction var dir =...
  19. vespi

    I'm a beginner and I need help

    Hello, I want to learn GameMaker properly. I know all the basics (how to make sprites, objects, rooms, the meaning of every option...), but I don't know which things I should focus on. I have two main questions: -Which events, actions and options are actually helpful? Which things should I...
  20. V

    Windows FATAL ERROR on shooting bullets

    i am very new to programming and so i am following a tutorial to learn the beginnings. but now i made a gun and a bullet, this bullet contains 2 frames. but when i am in the game and i shoot the game crashes and the Memory usage skyrockets to over 3GB while my game freezes. after that i get...
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