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    Legacy GM Enemy AI, if/then or Arrays (or something else)?

    edit: modified title to reflect forum rules Hey everyone, long time lurker first time poster... I've been playing around with GM for a month or so, and have built a basic top down project, to learn the ropes. What I'm looking for a bit of feedback at some of my code regarding NPC/enemy...
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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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     RPG Development Thread

    Hello! Thought it would be nice to keep a thread of my progression as I experiment around with programming. Right now, my project goal is to make a house with interactable objects that looks and feels good to play. I want to have an inventory, a stat screen, and maybe a day/night cycle. And an...
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    Windows Confused about collisions

    Hello! I'm very new to game maker. I am trying my best to learn via videos and experimenting, but I'm afraid I'm just not sure what exactly the terms are for what I'm trying to find out. I created these backgrounds and the character sprite in them. (The sprite is just there as an example, it...
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    Invaders - an old fool's first game.

    Hello, I'm wondering if some of you are bored enough to play my awful game and give me feedback (good and bad is fine, just don't be too insulting) Here is a link to the exe file Its my first game maker game and its just me...
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    Drag And Drop TD Enemy Pathing

    I am currently making a TD (Tower Defence) game. I am a newbie with making these kinds of games, so currently for an enemy to get from the beginning to the end I have multiple paths; If an enemy collides with an object I made, the enemy goes on a different path, as, by my knowledge, you can't...
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    Well darn I did it!

    I have tried all sorts of games programming and given up as too difficult but started with GM today and at the grand old age of 59 I have produced my first game! Nothing special and no GML that I added but a proper working game!! I am so encouraged I want to learn it so well to be able to start...
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    Wait Function

    Hey everyone, this is my first post here so feel free to let me know if it isn't following the rules 100%, anyways I am trying to create a simple puzzle game for my first game, and am wondering if there is a good way to get the game to wait until there is a collision between the player object...
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    Legacy GM Collisions without using the solid tickbox

    Over the last couple of days, I've been trying to get into Game Maker and see what I can do with it. It seems pretty cool so far, but I've read from numerous places online that using the solid tickbox for any object that does not move leads to more bad than good, and hence I stopped using it...
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    Legacy GM Wall Sliding Animation.

    Hello again, sorry for all the recent posts asking for assistance but I promise its just a learning curve haha. Anyhow, I was trying to create animations for my current project and completed quite a few of them. I've coded them in and they're working but I am struggling being able to code it...
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    Windows [SOLVED] Gap under character error (need collision help and advice)

    Hey! I'm new here, so bare with me :) - I have recently started working in GM, and I've enjoyed it immensely so far. Here's my question. I see to be having some collision(?) problems with my character. Sometimes when I jump and land on a surface there's a small pixel gap (1-3 usually) between...
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    Legacy GM Out of Memory Error

    Hello, Game Developers! After new update I faced pretty tricky problem. Out of Memory Errors are common for new developers, as I've found out. But mine is special. I'm a beginner developer, most of my skills are from Shaun's Spadling videos. So my problem is here: 1) Game works perfectly in all...
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    New Member

    Hello all I've just recently joined the forum, and I'm interested in participating in a Game Jam. I know one has recently finished, but are there any ideas as to when there will be another one? Thanks :)
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    Windows Higher Or Lower

    Hi everyone, I'm in the middle of making a card game. It's very simple, just a case of drawing four cards from a pile, putting them face down in a row, and then trying to guess whether the next card has a higher or lower number. In other words, the same as the UK quiz show Play Your Cards...
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    Problem on run test.

    I'm new to the GameMaker Studio and I'm experiencing this difficulty.When I tried to run this project, it opens a new window but after the loading screen, this happened.
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    Gamemaker newbie needing guidance

    Hello. I was hoping someone might be able to offer assistance please. I attended a 3 day workshop to learn how to use Gamemaker and started to make a pretty decent game. Problem is the class was quite full and the instructor did not get the chance to cover most of what I'm sure he would have...
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    "electrical wiring" possible ingame?

    Hello community members, I am rather new to GameMaker, at least on a professional level. I purchased Gamemaker 6 several years ago when I was still experimenting with game design in my freshman year of College and later upgraded to GM8, but haven't had much experience with it. Now I work for an...
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    Help with coding if a variable is relative

    Hey, I've been using Game maker for a while, and I've begun to develop practice games and such. So far, I have made a health system that uses purely code. I know that it is a little weird to not use the feature of drag and drop, but is there a way to make a variable relative or not through...
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    Collision Masks

    Okay I am very new at all this and I use the drag and drop system becuase I don't know how to code. As well, my game is a mixture of techniques from the interest and me just screwing around. Okay the problem is my character is a cat (not symmetrical) and I have many sprites for it. I put...