Mouse clicks with autoclicker not always detecting

Discussion in 'Legacy GameMaker Community Tech Support' started by FeNniX, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. FeNniX

    FeNniX Member

    Jan 24, 2019
    I created simple project. Default room, default object.

    In objects code I have written:
    in global mouse press event: health--
    in draw event: draw_text(50,50,health)

    Whenever I click with mouse in game, everything works. But if I try to use autoclicker, clicks are not always detected. Sometimes health reduces, sometimes stays the same. Why does this happen?
  2. YellowAfterlife

    YellowAfterlife ᴏɴʟɪɴᴇ ᴍᴜʟᴛɪᴘʟᴀʏᴇʀ Forum Staff Moderator

    Apr 21, 2016
    Your autoclicker likely either clicks too often (thus causing the game to think that the mouse is being held down as that's what it looks like as of frame start) or holds the button for too little (thus causing the game to miss the time when the mouse was held down).

    Usually the highest safe frequency for autoclickers is (framerate/2.x)/second - wait for a frame and a bit, hold for a frame and a bit, wait again. Pick something safe like 1.5 frames if the game is not running at full speed

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