Recreation Maker Programming

Welcome to the Recreation Maker Programming tutorial at Wikibooks. Recreation Maker by Mark Overmars, which we take care of in these tutorials is to not be confused with GameMaker or The 3D Recreation Maker. A few of the chapters could also be written utilizing an older Recreation Maker model, so if the GUI doesn’t look equivalent to your personal, don’t be concerned, these tutorials are all appropriate with model 9.

Recreation Maker[edit]

Recreation Maker is a recreation improvement software program utility written by Mark Overmars within the Delphi programming language. It’s designed to permit its customers to simply develop pc video games with out having to study a fancy programming language resembling C++ or Pascal. For skilled customers, Recreation Maker accommodates a built-in scripting programming language referred to as “GML”, or “Recreation Maker Language”. Video games may be distributed both free, or for revenue, as “.gmk”, “.gm6”, or “.gmd” supply recordsdata, or as standalone “.exe”, “.jar”, or “.html” recordsdata.

To increase the Drag and Drop performance of Recreation Maker, you need to use recordsdata referred to as Libraries so as to add new drag and drop gadgets to the lists. These may be created by members with a particular library builder, solely out there through the Recreation Maker Neighborhood, which has over 100,000 members.

Recreation Maker isn’t as broadly identified or as used as different recreation improvement applications, such because the RPG College (RPG maker) sequence for Position-playing video games. It has, nonetheless, attracted a considerable variety of customers; primarily due to this system’s accessibility to rookies whereas nonetheless permitting advanced duties to be undertaken by extra superior customers. It’s not as slender in recreation creation as different applications, because it permits the creation of many sorts of video games, together with platform video games, first-person shooters, third-person shooters, multiplayer on-line video games, simulation video games, applications, and extra.

“Recreation Maker Studio” is the present model of Recreation Maker and the third model that has YoYo Video games serving to (a workforce {of professional} programmers). Recreation Maker Studio (non-free variations) can export to many platforms, together with Android and Linux.

A program referred to as “Recreation Maker Decompiler” has been launched. Its authors are unknown. Nonetheless, it has been discovered to decompile all recreation maker executables smaller than 10 megabytes into the readable supply.

Programming in Recreation Maker[edit]

You’ll find Recreation Maker assets resembling scripts, sprites, extensions, and extra right here.

Getting Began[edit]

You’ll find the way to obtain Recreation Maker and the way to make a few of your first video games right here:

Scripting Options[edit]

These chapters have a look at the operations doable utilizing the scripting element of Recreation Maker.

Drawback Fixing/FAQ[edit]

This part approaches Recreation Maker points from a special angle: issues, and the way to remedy them.

Q: How do I get my sprites animation pace to go sooner?

A: 2 methods: within the room settings, you may change the numbers, thus altering the pace, though this may have an effect on all sprites, to make one sprite sooner, within the objects create occasion (or the occasion you might be utilizing) and drag in “SET VARIABLE” within the variable field kind in: “image_speed”, and alter the worth. To alter the worth, 1 is regular, 0 continues to be, for say, a bit extra, change to 1.5, or rather less, 0.5, and many others.


Add-on Libraries[edit]

  • This Space is for a command checklist of every person constructed library in addition to a hyperlink to the place it may be downloaded.

Library Builder[edit]

You possibly can obtain the Library Builder right here.

The GMC Discussion board[edit]

Recreation maker has a helpful discussion board. Supplied that it’s best to publish in the proper place. You possibly can entry the discussion board from right here.

Exterior hyperlinks[edit]

Authors and contributors[edit]

There are various different contributors/editors to the e book; a verifiable checklist of all contributions exist as Historical past Logs at Wikibooks ( If you happen to want to contribute be a part of me and publish your concepts within the contributors’ lounge.

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