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  1. Minerkey

    GML Methods of less-stuttery sprite prefetching?

    I've been using GMS2 for quite some time now, about 3 years now, and I've been trying to efficiently load sprites. I've gone from questionable methods like just loading every sprite at once with a huge block of sprite_prefetches, to loading each sprite one-by-one but I still seem to run into the...
  2. KyleRansford

    GMS 2.3+ Saving And Loading When Targeting Xbox/UWP

    Hello, can someone help me understand how the "Saving And Loading When Targeting Xbox" actually works? I've tried this before in the last version of GMS, but I don't quite understand the instructions on the link. It doesn't explain if I'm supposed to add the async code in a script with my...
  3. KyleRansford

    UWP Help with Saving And Loading When Targeting Xbox - GMS 2.2.5

    Hello, I'm working on creating a UWP version of a game I've been working on for PC. I recently bought the UWP module and reading about the need for changing the saving process I find that the guide isn't explaining the Load function where I can understand it well. I have the Save function...
  4. S

    Windows Problem accessing vital system folder on windows 10

    Hello, I just purchased GMS2 on Steam and can't wait to check it out, however I got a message while loading that says: "Game Maker Studio 2 is unable to access vital system folder" (see attachment) and shows the common c:/users/username/documents/GameMakerStudio 2. I changed folder permissions...
  5. CK Scores

    Mac OSX Gamemaker Studio 2 v.2.3.0 cannot load projects

    Hi guys, I recently got the new update for GMS 2. However, I cannot load my projects and when I click play, the output only runs for less than a second before it stops. There are no compile errors or any other type of error to show. I've restarted the app multiple times. I'm not very...
  6. K

    SOLVED Player spawning to wrong x,y position upon loading

    This is my first forum post here, so if I neglect to put any important code please tell me and I'll try to include what's needed. I'm working in GameMaker v1.4.1804. I've followed Shaun Spalding's JSON based save/load tutorials and I'm run into a problem. Whenever I load my game, when I go to...
  7. M

    [SOLVED] saving and loading game

    Hey, my game doesn't either save or load the game, not sure which one is the issue, I have the Save Game action in Room End event in an object obj_savegame. In main menu, if I try to ever press Load Game, it does nothing, the game never loads. I tried replacing the drag and drop actions with...
  8. FeetUpGaming

    Trouble with get_open_filename

    I'm having trouble with open and save filename functions. I have them working fine on there own but i'd like to save the file path from get_open_filename for rewriting. Basicly it's for JSON map files and i have a system that saves and opens them fine but i want to add the old Ctrl+S shortcut to...
  9. Posho

    Windows Proper Progress Display Within Loop?

    Hello, Hope you're all comfy and safe at home. I'm working on a project that exports like a thousand images upon clicking a button in-game. The game freezes until all images are exported, which takes about 15 seconds. As of now, I keep track of the exportation's progress by writing to the...
  10. josyanf1

    GMS 2 ZX Spectrum Loading Screen

    Hello! I am trying to emulate the initial loading screen of a ZX Spectrum. I searched the internet a bit and I found this: https://marketplace.yoyogames.com/assets/154/html5-retro-loading-screen I bought it, but apparently it is only for HTML5. Do you think there is a way to port this to...
  11. giraffeman210

    Windows Invalid Token (code loading forever)

    My project decided to all of a sudden stop working. I didn't touch anything since running the project the last time. It gives five invalid token errors which I have found out to be whenever I look into the action with the error the code just loads forever. Any ideas??
  12. D

    GMS 2 Trouble with saving ini files...

    Hi, I'm new to the forum so I hope I'm brief. I've been having trouble with saving and loading my game after exporting the package. I am exporting out of uwp so I'm assuming that's where the problem lies, considering how its set up, but just an assumption. This is what my save script looks like...
  13. J

    How do I add a loading screen to a game?

    Hi! I'm new to videogame development and I was wondering if it's possible to add a loading screen for my game. It's basically a loading screen between the main menu and the first level, because its kinda weird to just press the start game button and then instantly start the game; that would be...
  14. E

    GMS 2 [Solved] Saving/loading base64 encoding trouble

    Hello fellow game makers! I'm using the base64 encoding in my saving/loading. But have run into an issue regarding loading info that an existing save file doesn't have. Like a variable that checks if an item is unlocked for a new item I added to the game. I have checked both the manual and the...
  15. TheCheeseMaster

    GML Problems retrieving data from a ds_list

    Hi guys. I've been working on a system to allow the player to customize the key bindings to whichever keys they want. I've been successful in that once the keys have been changed, using those new keys in-game works fine. The problem I'm having is that when I exit and start the game again, and...
  16. P

    How do I Save and Create my character and objects in a Room Using JSON

    I just followed a tutorial by Shaun Spalding and it was kind of confusing for me to understand and transition my game from an ini saving system to JSON. If anyone can help me figure out what I'm doing wrong with my code that would be a huge help. What I would like to happen is that the game...
  17. samspade

    GMS 2 What type of save system?

    I'm not really sure if this is a programming question or a design question, so I'm just picking one. I'm working on a project that is pretty small, but basically needs to save at least some information from every instance of every object in every room. Saving is necessary for both exiting the...
  18. B

    Cameras and files question

    EDIT: Putting this at top because its now the main question but i am still not sure whats with the playerachievementcache.dat file in the programs files i think i probably posted this in the wrong area before so i'll repost it here: ok so i have a script that will either create a new game and...
  19. Y

    Windows Resource load failures

    I´ve made a short break of programming and now I have downloaded the new updates. The problem is, now I get two resource load failures: 1: "Resource file is malformed 'objects\object_Collision\Object_Collision.yy' An item with the same key has already een added. 2: "Failed to load resource...
  20. P

    Android Best practice loading ads without stutter

    Hi, I usually initiate the loading of banners and interstitials at the beginning of the game, but you can clearly tell the game is stuttering while the ads are being loaded in the background. I have a game that is relying on your reaction time, but when the game is stuttering, it loses the...
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