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#5197607 Game Maker v1.3 Code Crashes Game

Posted by on 11 December 2014 - 10:44 AM


This is what infuriated me most about GameMaker. The same code may work for one person but doesn't work for another. I can see you were following Shaun Spalding's platformer tutorials, which generally the code from that should work. I'm not sure why it's not working for you, it might just be the version of GameMaker? I was running 1.4 until I couldn't stand it anymore and stopped using GameMaker altogether. :P

The while loop should work, even though it seems like it shouldn't. Another reason GameMaker drove me nuts, it encourages bad coding habits!

Anyway, I hope you got it sorted out!

#5196557 Best comment ever

Posted by on 05 December 2014 - 09:59 PM

* For the brave souls who get this far: You are the chosen ones,
* the valiant knights of programming who toil away, without rest,
* fixing our most awful code. To you, true saviors, kings of men,
* I say this: never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down,
* never gonna run around and desert you. Never gonna make you cry,
* never gonna say goodbye. Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

This one made me lol pretty good laugh.png

One of the best comments I wrote was something along the lines of...

// Somehow multiplying what *should* be divided is what made this possible so DON'T TOUCH IT EVER


That was in one of my first games I wrote in DarkBASIC Professional. A formula that I used for centering the text manually in my own GUI library was supposed to use division for centering text, but it didn't work. Finally I just randomly tried multiplying it and it worked. To this day, I don't know why, I think it was just a total fluke. :P


#5129770 Unmaintainable code

Posted by on 08 February 2014 - 12:02 AM

Yeesh, and I thought my code formatting was bad!

This code is what the results of taking a .cpp file and sticking it into a blender would look like. 

Bad bad bad bad bad!

#5057928 What software should I use for Sprite Design?

Posted by on 29 April 2013 - 06:14 PM

Also, and I say this a lot on these forums, but I think the main thing anyone doing any kind of 2D game art should invest in is a Wacom tablet. Their entry-level Bamboo line is very affordable.

Oh yeah, that's being saved up for right now. I definitely need one, because using the mouse is just ridiculously cumbersome!

I think for now I'll stay with GIMP, because with the modifications in that link Kryzon posted, I can have a great palette to work with, which makes it a LOT easier to switch between colors. However, I will check out Spriter, it looks pretty good!

Thanks for the info, everyone! :)

#5057516 What software should I use for Sprite Design?

Posted by on 28 April 2013 - 12:38 PM

Oh, thanks for those links! That helps a lot. I think GIMP is probably my best bet for now. I really don't want to learn other software to make sprites. :P

#5057402 What software should I use for Sprite Design?

Posted by on 27 April 2013 - 11:15 PM

Hello all, 

It's been a while since I've been on GD.net. Glad to be back! 

Anyway, recently I've decided to pursue 2D game making and sprite design. I've found some decent software, and so far I've found GIMP to be ok with designing sprites, but the lack of proper palettes makes it rather difficult to use without having to open and close several windows repeatedly.

I've found some software called Pro Motion 6, which seems to be alright, but does anybody have any input and experience with any software you would recommend?

I've also tried GraphicsGale, and it seems quite capable, but it's sort of annoying to use. Any input would be greatly appreciated! smile.png


#4989486 What language is better to learn - C# vs. Java

Posted by on 12 October 2012 - 09:00 AM

Interesting reads there! I have played around with both languages a bit more and have found that C# just feels better for me. I really don't know why, it just does. Java is ok, and I can definitely see using it to develop Android apps. It's not as horrid of a language as people try to make it out to be.

#4868180 Something you never knew about Steve Jobs

Posted by on 02 October 2011 - 12:02 AM

iThink it's an iJoke. :P

iDunno, though, iCould be wrong.