With 10th month of 2020 almost over I am finally getting around to posting art as intended in last year's roundup.Continue reading
With GameMaker Studio 2.3 update out for a bit now and 2.3.1 beta just released, it seems like a great time for a blog post going over the numerous syntactic additions.
This covers the syntax itself, how it works, and what you can do with it.
Also included is a list of breaking changes and how to get around them.Continue reading
This is a small blog post about how to do semi-transparent windows in Unity.Continue reading
Alternatively best described as "how can floor(4) be 3 and how to fix it".Continue reading
This is a blog post about aiming ahead to hit moving targets! It has interactive elements.Continue reading
I released a new tool today! It takes pixel font "tilesets" and converts them into actual TTF fonts! It is also 100% web-based, meaning that you can try it out right now. And this post details the development process for it. Also it doesn't have a catchy name for now since I've not come up with a good pun yet.Continue reading
While developing HTML5 games using GameMaker Studio, it may eventually come to your attention that the game does not render at native resolution, depending on the device, looking variously blurry as result. This small post is about fixing that.Continue reading
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If you follow me on one or other social network, you might have seen me post this gif on April 1st.
Most readers were quick to suspect something, but what if I told you that it was more real than you might have thought?
This small post is about that.Continue reading
Illustrating why you should escape your URL parameters
If you are using HTTP requests in your GameMaker projects, you may need to encode parameters in URLs accordingly to prevent your requests from becoming accidentally (or less accidentally, if user input is involved) malformed.
With some luck you may have already found the script on YYG helpdesk, but there's a minor caveat - as of writing this post, it does not support Unicode, so any non-Latin glyphs will be lost in process. Also it's not as fast as it could be, coming from pre-GM:S days and all.
I have at one point implemented URL encoding for sfgml and have now made a cleaner-looking, single-script version of the function. This post is about that.Continue reading