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  1. axialgentleman

    Newbie question: Best way to store state for off-screen objects

    I'm new to GameMaker and very excited! For my first little project, I'm creating a classic first-person escape-the-room game. The room has four "walls" -- four separate screens that the player can switch back and forth between at will, manipulating objects and solving puzzles. I'm trying to get...
  2. I

    alarm and score

    I'm working on a game for a schoolproject and I need to make an alarm. This alarm has to work in different rooms, but it has to be the same countdown alarm. When the alarm ends, the game needs to stop. The score has to be a global score which we can display in different rooms. After the game...
  3. G

    GML Basic Coding Help

    I keep getting these rectangles in my text and I have no idea how to eliminate them. Please help Thank you in advance
  4. M

    GML Space Rocks Tutorial

    Sorry if this was mentioned, I did some searches but was unsuccessful I was running through the GML version of the tutorial for space rocks and run into a problem with splitting the rocks when you shoot them. The code provided in video and tutorial window results in an error. I know it happens...
  5. S

    GML Jumping into Corner Causes Game to Freeze

    This is my first time posting on the Gamemaker Forums. I'm working on a platformer game, and when the player jumps into a corner at some specific angles, it causes the game to freeze. This problem has only started to occur when I added jumping rotation in. I am very new to Gamemaker and I am...
  6. frd

    Help: MacOS publishing for distribution outside of Mac App Store

    Hello, I'm looking for support from anyone who has published a MacOS game using GameMaker Studio 2, for free distribution on indie sites like itch.io. I've never published a game before, and I'm finding that the tutorials I come across online don't exactly match what I'm trying to do. I have...
  7. JasonTomLee

    Asset - Objects Pause Menu- Beginner

    - Beginner Version - Import into your projects for a functional pause menu. Press Escape to activate the pause menu. Use the scroll wheel / Arrow Keys to scroll in-between buttons. Press Enter / Left Mouse Button to select button. Features Tween Scripts Free Font Easy to adjust button...
  8. C

    How to add animation to movement

    Hi there, I have recently started coding with Gamemaker and am making a top down shooter, kinda like Hotline Miami. I have been able to find a website:https://www.yoyogames.com/blog/432/buttery-smooth-tech-tips-movement which gave me tips on a super smoothe code for player movement however I...
  9. S

    Issue with sprite and movement (D&D)

    Hello, I am new here and I started a project with Game Maker Drag & Drop. But I have had a problem after the first Object's code. ^^ I have give the possibility to move to the right when we press vk_right. In some tutorials the sprite move well, in my case the sprite move but he is re-created...
  10. D

    Help creating a constant moving camera in GMS2

    I am a beginner at programming in gms and while I have down the basics of the camera and getting it to follow an instance I wanted to make a game in which the player would have to continually move up in order to not die. Behind this concept I wanted to make it so the camera is constantly moving...
  11. Zahk

    Getting started - best/quickest way to learn?

    What's the most efficient way to learn to use GameMaker? I watched the provided tutorial videos, and afterwords figured that I would being by trying to use the DnD system, as well as my (extremely rudimentary) understanding of coding to try to create a specific system of movement. I know what I...
  12. M

    Brand New, Excited to Learn

    Hi, everyone: I'm not only new to this forum, but also to game development. It's great to meet all of you! I've taken a couple of programming classes over the years, but I still consider myself to be an absolute novice. I have some ideas for a game, but nothing is set in stone—and I imagine my...
  13. T

    Array question

    So I'm pretty new at this, so bear with me. I've watched the YouTube tutorials and read the forums and stuff and they're all great. Right now I'm just learning how to do stuff before I get into building a real game (got to walk before you can run as they say). My current project consists of an...
  14. A

    Brand spanking new

    Hey all, Just got GMS2 and while it's not my first time coding I'm pretty out of practice and will probably be on here a lot haha. I just completed the tutorial but wanted to add my own little flair to it: an end screen that tells you your final score and lets you replay the game by pressing...
  15. S

    How to end game once all of a certain object it collected?

    I have just recently got into Game Maker. I am using Game Maker 8.0 Pro. I am using it it simple mode and not advanced. I just need help with ending the game or moving to the next room once all of a certain object has been destroyed by the player. I have an object called pellot that destroys...
  16. N

    I'm a beginner and need some help about...

    Hello guys, I don't write or speak English very good but I think it is possible you understand me. Well, few weeks before I started to watch some video tutorials about GameMaker Studio 2 and some times see something like this (gravity = 10) and in another video see like this (gravity = .5) and...
  17. P

    GMS 2 Undertale like movement in GMS: 2

    Hi, I am fairly new to GameMaker, so if you wouldn't mind simplifying things, that would be awesome! Please let me know if I need to explain this better.... I was recently playing around with objects and getting a character to simply move when I came across an issue. I am using a very simple...
  18. D

    GMS 2 [Solved] Player moving super fast when holding down two keys at once

    Hi, I'm new to gamemaker studio, and this is my first post on the forums. The problem I have been encountering uses the following code: //Movement if (keyboard_check(ord("W"))) { instance_change(obj_player_up,false); obj_player_idle.y -= global.playerspeed; } if...
  19. Zack

    GMS 2 A beginner's intro to the fun of sine waves: giving sprites fake 3D effects

    GM Version: GameMaker Studio 1.4 and GameMaker Studio 2 Target Platform: All Download: N/A Links: N/A Summary: An easy-to-digest introduction and tutorial to sine waves, intended for beginners. I show how we can use this powerful, yet simple, trig function to give coins and other sprites fake...
  20. R

    GML image speed issue (beginner) SOLVED

    Hello, I've very new to GMS, I'm currently working on learning the different coding and used the same code I used from a tutorial learning how to make the character's sprite speed look good but when I used it in a new game with little to know differences the sprite speed is going way too fast...
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