Do you want to develop computer games without spending countless hours learning how to become a programmer? Then you've come to the right place. Game Maker allows you to make exciting computer games, without the need to write a single line of code. Creating games with Game Maker will be a lot of fun.
Using easy to learn drag-and-drop actions, you can create professional looking games within very little time. You can make games with backgrounds, animated graphics, music and sound effects, and even 3D games!
And when you've become more experienced, there is a built-in programming language, which gives you the full flexibility of creating games with Game Maker. What is best, is the fact that Game Maker can be used free of charge.
You can do anything you want with the games you produce, you can even sell them! Also, if you register your copy of Game Maker, you can unlock extra functions, which extend the capabilities of the program. Game Maker comes preloaded with a collection of freeware images and sounds to get you started.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Option added to force Software Vertex Processing when Direct3D is initialised, this should solve some driver issues and restores GM8.0 behaviour (NOTE: This will be slow rendering down but may improve compatibility)
· Added several new GML functions (NOTE: No Help entries just yet)
· clamp( number, min, max ) - returns number once it has been clamped between the min and max values
· lerp( val1, val2, amount ) - returns val1 + ((val2 - val1) * amount). (NOTE: amount is not clamped, but is expected to be in 0..1 range)
· Fixed bugs
· 0003781 Non-existing surface Crashes the Program
· 0003737 d3d_set_projection_ext stops execution of script
· 0003429 surfaces and display_reset() results in crash
· 0003368 License stamper does not work
· Addressed issue
· 0003791 Shifting part of the room
· 0003767 Set region position
· 0003722 Reading in online highscores using 39dll.dll has stopped working
· 0003720 rotating view [wish]
· 0003694 Lib's and others languages
· 0003604 Rounding errors
· 0003586 Game window appears to lose all graphical data and crash.
· 0003584 I HATE WINDOWS HOW ABOUT SOME LINUX SUPPORT?
· 0003579 install link not working
· 0003528 Unexplained executable crash (unique to GM8.1)
· 0003472 Can't upgrade to GM 8.1
· 0003398 Bold courier text overlaps
· 0003366 Don't increment image_index if there are less than 2 images
· 0003365 Drawing glitches on 250 wide panel
· 0003357 Cursor_sprite is drawn over and over...
· 0003355 My game maker 8.1 doesn't have all categories such as (other)
· 0003298 GamerMaker 8.1 lite
· 0003205 Step avoiding & step towards are missing from Move tab in 8.1.139
· 0003200 8.1.139 Missing actions
· 0003193 missing two move actions
· 0003184 Certain actions are not showing up like they are suppose to
· 0003180 game maker 8.1
· 0003177 Many functions disappeared
· 0003158 Want to re-install Registry
· 0003142 3d lights in the previous room show up in the next room.
· 0003111 text drawn with font_add_sprite is smoothed, kind of as if it were being anti-aliased
· 0003110 Gray Screen
· 0003085 Objects wont move
· 0003084 This is unusual.
· 0001846 Range Check error/Access Violation while adding large tiles in room