Linux Running Game Maker on Linux (specifically Ubuntu)

Discussion in 'Legacy GameMaker Community Tech Support' started by Rafael_Lima, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Rafael_Lima

    Rafael_Lima Member

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    Hello there.

    I want to install Game Maker Studio on Ubuntu.

    I do know how to test a game on Ubuntu running from a Windows machine, but I really do need to make Gamemaker Studio work on Linux, and installing a Virtual Machine is not an option.

    Has anyone managed to make it work with Wine? I tried it, installed the necessary .net extesions but had no luck.. when I fire it up, I get nothing... I can see the GM process runing and can kill it, but nothing ever shows up on screen.

    Anyone had better luck than me? Thank you.
     
  2. Cpaz

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  3. NPT

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    People have been asking this for years, to date I have not seen one, problem-free successfull install of Studio on Linux (under Wine).
     
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  4. JeZxLee

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    Hi,

    I run Linux Mint 18 MATE 64Bit which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64Bit.
    I use current GameMaker:Studio in Windows 10 Pro 64Bit virtual machine using free VMWare Workstation Player 12..
    Works perfectly.

    Edit: Sorry, see now virtual machine is not an option.
     
  5. Rafael_Lima

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    The problem is that I have to use a pretty old machine, I tried a Virtual Machine on it and the thing barely worked, and just couldn't install GMS at all on it. I believe if I could install Windows on it, the machine would be good enough to work with GMS, but the machine just can't cope with a Virtual Machine + Windows + GMS .

    I have zero experience with Wine (Never needed it before), so I was hoping maybe I was doing something wrong and someone had better luck than me.
     
  6. Opticrow

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    If you can successfully get a virtual windows running, you'll be able to run GM:S without any issues (once you've installed all the various direct x plugins).
     
  7. Rafael_Lima

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    It didn't run "successfully". It ran... incredibly badly and in a non-usable way.
     
  8. Cecelik

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    I am also needing to get this working on Ubuntu under Wine. I cannot have this running inside of a virtual machine for other development reasons.
     
  9. aaronfranke

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    I would also greatly appreciate it if there was a Linux version of GM studio. It would allow easier creation of Linux ports.
     
  10. Samuel Venable

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    @aaronfranke - you do realize you don't even need a Linux machine in order to export, right? They say you need it on the site, but the reality is you don't. The zip exports fine on Windows. Now of course, if you want to test your game, that is another matter. But in most case scenerios that I've encountered, at least with GMS 1.x, if the game works on Windows, if you have all the Linux dependencies installed on the target machine, the Linux game will run exactly the same as the Windows version.
     
  11. Samuel Venable

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    I don't know about most people, but I have a laptop running Ubuntu, and my Windows PC is sitting on the same desk next to it. It sends everything through the network automatically, and it could not be any easier. Taking your project from a Windows machine via a USB device and then loading it into a Linux IDE manually, then pressing play/create, would actually take considerably longer than simply selecting Linux from the target dropdown and pressing the play/create button all on Windows.

    The point of a Linux IDE is not to "make Linux ports easier", it is to "make games on Linux without necessarily needing to work on Windows or Mac at all, or at least for the most part". Thus why there is too little demand.
     
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