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  1. KironDevCoder

    How to ask better questions

    I often see people asking programming related questions, which is fair, all of the forums I visit are programming related. However, sometimes people ask vague questions, here's an example based on an actual question I got asked today: So I decided to give some tips on how to ask better...
  2. flyinian

    SOLVED Could someone give me some insights on why my children were acting weird?

    Did I get you with the title? :banana: I'm just looking for insight on why my children were acting "weird" for a lack of a better word. UPDATE: 1. The children within question all have the event_inherited(); at the top of each event. 2. I have other children with the same parent and those...
  3. flyinian

    What are your ways to organize data for saving?

    I am looking for ways to organize data to save. I have a save/load system using JSON files and it appears to work nicely. Now, I am looking for ideas to organize data. I have several "controller" objects that controls parts of my game and done this way for organizational means. Could I place...
  4. flyinian

    Design Questions about Delta time, lag with incremental/click based game.

    1. Is Delta timing good for a incremental/click based game? 2. If I have variables doing calculations per step, and the game lags, will it cause issues for me? Ex: if I had two variables relying to be in sync, and become out of sink due to lag. Or is that lag just voided steps and the...
  5. bleeze

    Sound sounds weird

    I have a problem with the sounds in game maker. I've recorded sounds in wav and mp3 format, and try to use them in game maker like this. if !audio_is_playing(sound1) audio_play_sound(sound1, 10, false) But it just sounds weird, and not at all like how it sounds when i play from game...
  6. bleeze

    Need some help with enums

    So i've made a 2d array with enum variables for my items in my game. One of the enums is for amount, which tracks how many you have of each item. The problem is when i remove an item, with the simple code: itemdef [ itemtype, itemprop.amount ] - = 1; It jumps straigth to -1, even if you have...
  7. bleeze

    Error: Unexpected symbol in expression

    I'm not used to programing, have very basic skills. Tried creating a 2d Array, maybe it doesn't work this way? Anyway, i followed a youtube video for creating inventories, he did use Gms 2 and im using Gms, which could be the issue. Pls help me in any way possible! It's the position of the...
  8. D

    How i make tranformations by clicking an specific key

    I want to do a transformation on my character with an animation in gamemaker 1
  9. B

    Legacy GM Networking system questions

    Hello. I am new here, but do not worry. I am not beginner with game maker. I remember old hammer logo. I just did not use yoyogames forum. I made some not very well working games for my self and only problem is time and graphic. I decided to make some game with networking. First game was...
  10. 2

    External Resources, Reasons for Use?

    Why should we use external resources, mainly? Some games seem to load all external resources right after the exe loads up. Wouldn't this take the same amount of time and memory as not using them (what's the point)? I'd understand the reason for loading some and unloading other resources, on a...
  11. Misty

    James Altucher

    Has anyone actually made money from this guy? I bought his bitcoin report last year, it cost me 50 dollars. He claimed that Ethereum would soar after March the 1st, unfortunately it tanked. He keeps sending me emails with outragous claims, like this: So basically, if I invest 200 dollars, I...
  12. FlatulenzaFiamm

    Drag And Drop Some questions which I need an answer...

    Hello everyone! Mind if I ask to the community some explanations? 1- What are all the things that occupy memory inside in Game Maker? (ex: sprites and objects) 2- There is a way I can keep the same origin spot as before after using the NO CROPPING tool? 3- Have you got any tips on how to occupy...
  13. Null-Z

    getting copyright or some form of Legal protection?

    I am getting close to releasing my first game, and while I have no worry of this, I've been pestered by close individuals who insist I get some form of copyright on my product before some whoohaa steals it.(a game from a completely new developer as if someone is specifically waiting to steal...
  14. RizbIT

    forum or Q&A template

    I knwo there are free forum templates that use javascript or similar you just configure them and add to your own site. but is there a forum or Q&A web based API / service i can use on mobile. It shoudl be one which doesnt need user login... the username should be passed via the url. Seems...
  15. E

    Legacy GM A couple of Questions to Answer

    Greetings... I was thinking about with what i will make my game and its parts various times to date, for example... Well, i tried with Game Maker Studio first, but for some plagiarizement reason, i decided to use and try other game factories like the Clickteam Series... But now, as i found...
  16. Cloaked Games

    Question - IDE IDE Questions/Feedback

    Hello again. I've now ported my main project over from 1.4 to GMS2, so I've been using it a lot more. I have gotten much more accustomed to it, and I now have a better idea of what I want improved, so here is another post to talk about it. Some of these complaints of sorts might have a solution...
  17. T

    Looking for Help (or suggestions)

    I'm a VFX/CG artist with 10+ years of experience and an avid gamer. I've been kicking around some ideas for a game for a while now. The most basic of concepts for the game is the it would be an isometric survival exploration based game with crafting and such. I know that doesn't sound all...
  18. G

    GMS 2 Questions about Views

    I was watching tutorials of cameras views and I don't understand completly and I don't know how to code them in GMS2. Must I put the camera in room editor? create a object_camera and put codes in or put a code in object_player? It would great if you answer me or putting links of tutorials of...
  19. Gamerev147

    Discussion When will GM:S 1.4 Become Obsolete?

    I have a few questions: I recently bought Game Maker Studio 2 Professional since i get the discount. I did this thinking that "oh, game maker 1.4 will become obsolete soon." Am I wrong? How long do I have before support and updates will end for Game Maker Studio 1.4? If I didn't need to...
  20. T

    Windows 'Path' Question

    Im having problem with the Path feature in Gamemaker 2, I want to make a tower defense game, I went to the path area to set up the way the enemy's go, I want to make it so I can see my room inside my path like I could in game-maker 1. How would I do that? (I hope to god this makes sense)
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