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  1. FlatulenzaFiamm

    How to load and unload resources in GameMaker 8.0

    Greetings people! I wanted to know if there is any way to avoid the default option of GameMaker in which all the game assets are always loaded at startup. This causes performance problems, usually leading to the classic "An error has occured" or sometimes even "Lack of memory". Sadly, I have...
  2. Skashi95

    Windows Test launch freezes computer

    Heya all, I hope my English is fine: So I have been working on a game for two years now and the resources gather up to +800 MB already. When I launch the game to test, it becomes more and more laggy and my computer is practically unusable. Since yesterday the lag stands for around 30 minutes...
  3. jon flournoy

    i need a HUGE amount of assets and resources

    is there any asset generation engines or a pile of high quality assets i can use? id be willing to pay 3 digit usd for premium assets or asset engines, like coin makers, sound makers, music makers, tile makers, sprite makers etcetera. you can private message me if you want to. please make sure...
  4. R

    Is there any better naming of resources?

    Hi, I'm trying to name scripts somehow so I can easily assign them to objects as functions (like in other OOP languages). Is there any better option for naming them? I find it quite nonsense that in GMS 2 resources must have unique names regardless of folders, type of resource or something like...
  5. Japster

    MASSIVE Music and SFX pack bundle currently on the Humble Bundle site!

    I'm forever struggling for SFX and music I can (safely!) use in my games, and I've just grabbed this pack - I went for the whole deal, because, well, why not... :D There's some so-so content in there, but also some absolute gems! - all available for the buyer to put in ANY amount of their...
  6. C

    Best books for Game Design Principles and Coding in GM

    Hi, This is my first post outside of an introductory post. Please be gentle :) I'm looking for at least one good published resource for game design principles and programming concepts in GameMaker. Tutorials are great to cut your teeth into the development aspect and see immediate progress...
  7. Geners

    Is there any way to read ini files from within the project folder?

    I have made two projects, one is the actual game, and one is an editor I made inside game maker that creates ini files that my actual game will use that contains a ton of data the game will need to access. Is there any way I can move all these ini files I'm creating to the game project folder...
  8. Admiral Nemo

    GMS 2 Loading Multiple Images and Variables from INI file ?

    I wish to load multiple images and a few variables from an ini file within several folders in the working directory. Basically, anything you put in a specific folder in the working directory gets loaded into the game on start, while also being assigned several variables. With variable =...
  9. Pfap

    gml extensions

    I have a group of 6 sprites, 4 objects, and 1 script that compose a notification system I built. Is it possible to create an extension that includes all those resources, so that I don't need to import them all individually in to each of my projects that I want to use them in? I created an...
  10. C

    [SOLVED] Do sprites need to be in a particular order? (sprite_index)

    My game spawns randomly generated obstacles that choose from a list of sprites for a single "obj_walls" object ("spr_walls", "spr_walls1", "spr_walls2", etc...) and it it flips them along the x-axis (horizontally) when the player comes in contact with an "obj_flipper" object. It flips back to...
  11. Tuna

    Windows Human Resources: My New Game

    HUMAN RESOURCES I am a few months into designing a 2D platformer/fighter/RPG in GM Studio 1.4. I am doing so by myself and I am constantly spending a lot of time and effort on it when I'm not at work or school. There is now a playable demo. More info on that below. I have a lot planned for this...
  12. 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...
  13. Ggd07

    Question - IDE Sorting resources is painful and wastes a lot of time. Is it just me?

    Hello there, I bought GameMaker Studio 2 Desktop last year but haven't used it until now, since we decided to invest in the mobile module. I am trying to sort my resources and it seems the IDE does not allow me to, and constantly notifies me of "changed files" while I do that. I wanted to ask...
  14. L

    Design Sound packs for open world

    Given this is the first time im dealing with sound I'm clueless on what is available and what's not. I can search for the specific sounds needed individually, but this is when the sound set becomes inconsistent. Do any sound packs exists specifically for open world games, as in the likes of...
  15. JAG

    Mac OSX Recent Windows not clearing

    Hi there, I really like the Recent Windows feature but as of the past build (or two?) it no longer operates as a queue like it used to. Now as I open resources it fills up, and once its full it just stays that way and no longer updates so is pretty useless after a few minutes. Is anyone else...
  16. Erayd

    Windows Missing Folder

    I always create an 'Assets' folder inside of the game maker project folder for each game I am working on. Then inside that folder I have sub folders for music or specific art pieces. I decided to start working on a new project today, went to an old one to get a jump start on the project and I...
  17. D

    Question - D&D Moving Resources Between Projects

    Just wondering if there is a way to move resources between projects. I tried literally copying the folder for a game objects in one project and pasting it into the game objects folder of another project but the object did not appear in that project in game maker.
  18. B

     Focus onto resource name when creating resource?

    Hi, would it be possible when creating a resource using a shortcut (eg. "alt + s" for creating a sprite) to set the focus into the resource' name field or maybe even better onto the filename inside the resource tree? (see screenshot) It's not very intuitive to create a resource with a shortcut...
  19. Gillen82

    Legacy GM Opinions...

    Hello, GMC I'm not looking code from anyone, but instead, something more valuable......your wise words and opinions. Within my TDS I am looking a specific enemy to drop a specific item (keycard). I was thinking of making a duplicate object of the enemy and placing that in the room so I could...
  20. B

    Sprites from previous game maker version

    I have Game-Maker 8, but I want the resources from previous version, especially 7. Does anyone know where I can find them?
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