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    Beginner Problem on Shaders

    Hey all ! I'm quite new about using shaders and i know that my problem is really simple but i can't find how to use my shader... I think that tere is something i didn't understand. Here is my shader: I can apply it to the application_surface: And it gives me that: But when i...
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    Beginner questions (moving objects towards other objects)

    Hi all, I'm trying to learn gamemaker and make some very simple first games using various different tutorials. I'm trying to make a very simple game around the theme of evolution where objects meet & create offspring (or eat each other). At the moment I have two different 'creatures'...
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    Counter problem

    Hi guys ! I've got a problem, I use Game maker v1.2.1130 (r27319) and I've created a little game like asteroids (A ship is controlled by the player and his goal is to destroy every asteroids with bullets). I added a counter for the bullets, at first it's value is 100 and it decreases by 1...
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    Grid and Pathing Question

    In what way can i get my Pathfinding to just create 1 path then check for changes in the room like enemys or other players spawning and only changing the path if there is a obstruction. right now as the code is it constantly recalulates the path. Its really annoying cuz the animations spaz out...
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    I'm a beginner at programming, so how do I make enemies react to certain sprites (player attack spr)

    I'm a beginner at programming, so how do I make enemies react to certain sprites? (player attack sprites) Enemies react to the regular non-attacking character obj/sprite but I only want them to react to the attack sprites. Please help me by telling me the necessary and explaining what each...
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    Legacy GM Very basic help with loops

    So I'm brand new to programming and even newer to GML language. I'm making a game in which the player dodges traffic as the player speeds down a 4 lane highway in a small car. I have a step event that is supposed to check if a vehicle has passed the bottom of the room (being a y value of 800)...
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    3D draw_sprite_pos or 3D for a single Rubiks Cube?

    Hello, I'm making a Rubiks Cube solver. I now want to visualize the Cube itself and require the following: A single Cube (consisting of 3x3x3 smaller cubes or 3x3x3x6 smaller planes) The Cube cannot translate and is fixed in front of the camera. The Cube can only rotate around it's center (in...
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    GML Particle facing changes mid-motion?

    Hello! I've set up a particle system for bullet trails. Every time I click the mouse, a bullet is created which moves towards the mouse. Particles shaped like white lines are created at the bullet object per step, creating a nice trail effect. The problem is that I have set the particle...
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    Stupid Background Question

    I may be posting dumb questions a lot. How does one throw up a background in a room with the add_background function? I have tried the following ways: background_index[0] = background_add(working_directory+"\filename.png",0,0,1); ----- BG =...
  10. Karrlem

    Programming a game similar to Bioshock hacking

    Hello all, so I'm trying to figure out how to go about programming a puzzle game similar to Bioshock's hacking minigame. Here's a video of what it looks like: also a screenshot:
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    [Beginner] How do I find the value of a variable?

    I don't know how to actually check if a code is causing a value to go strange. For instance, I'm getting an error I shouldn't be getting when following PixelatedPope's Resolution-Aspect Ratio tutorial and can't test if one line or another is changing the value before it gets to the end. In...
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    Legacy GM please help with game

    hi im making a game for my class project however im having trouble with a certain aspect of my game. the game im making is similair to this i want to make patterns of explosions so that the player can get through the level but i dont know how i would go about this. i have tried to use time...
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    What are the challenges of being a game designer?

    I'm somewhat new to game designing in general, and i have a few questions that i'm hoping i can get a response to. I started game maker studio not too long ago and it works great but i do run across the same problems every time. So these are a couple of things i need help with. 1. What the...
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    Respawning Powerups

    I'm new to game maker. I was following along with the Shaun Spalding platformer tutorial and did everything hid did and it turned out alright. I made a two test levels, had someone playtest them, and decided that to stupid-proof my game I need to make powerups re-spawn about 2 seconds after the...
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    Game Jam (beginner/intermediate)

    Hi everyone, So... for myself I was thinking of joining a game jam and ofcourse I saw the big official "game jam" forum at the top of all forums. But after thinking if I should join or not I realised that I wouldn't even have a change to win. Not that I have to win, but there are lots and lots...
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    [SOLVED] Total n00b question - object_exists says "yes", next line says "no"!

    Hey all, So this is my first post on here (ignoring the muppet 'Humble Bundle' question I posted, ahem). I've been using Unity since January this year, and thought I'd try Game Maker as well as it was on offer. My first project (after various tutorial projects) is a 2 part game to compare the...
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    Team Request Building a team. A time bomb. (Aimed at beginners)

    Hail Friends, So looking at some posts about people looking for others to work with, and even saw a team post, I decided to create a new one to begin from the ground up and implement some learning dynamics. I've been using GM:S for about 4 months now and made a very simple platformer game but...
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    Legacy GM [SOLVED] Student to GameMaker, need help

    Sorry if I posted this in the wrong thread or didn't post the prefix right. But anyways, I'm making a project for class, (probably going to post for help often.) So I'm making a little platformer game. In it, you're supposed to collect all the keys, then it goes to the next stage. (Like how you...
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    GameMaker Free Edition

    A friend of mine is lamenting the fact that he didn't get the humble bundle. I am lamenting not buying 10 of them. At any rate, is it worth his while to get the free version? Considering we'd both be learning (I am currently slogging through the tutorials) and nothing more, not trying to...
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    Could someone please explain me this code? | Trigonometry

    I was looking for a way to make a "perfect" platform collisions code. I found this in this comunity: dist=point_distance(x,y,xprevious,yprevious); dir=degtorad(point_direction(xprevious,yprevious,x,y)); xdir=cos(dir); ydir=-sin(dir); x=xprevious; y=yprevious; repeat dist{ if...
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