Problems with latest version of GameMaker
March 18, 2013 10:04 AM   Subscribe

I'm working on a project where I need to become familiar with the basics of Game Maker. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work on my system. Every time I try to run a game to test it, it goes through a compile process, flashes a window on screen which quickly disappears, and nothing actually runs. I've tried the official forums and the support form on the site, and neither one has been much help. I think it might be a problem with permissions, but even allowing the program to run as admin hasn't worked. Log files and system specs below the jump.

I'm running a Win7 system. Other specs available on request.

I'm running the program as an admin, I've made the folder it's in not write-protected, and I've added custom firewall rules to allow ingoing and outgoing connections by the program. None of that works.

Log file is here (I've replaced my username with the dummy text User):
http://pastebin.com/Jn4guiPs

I believe the problem is cropping up in this line...
#########################################################################
####!!!!$$$$$$ pwd - C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\gm_ttt_51212
#########################################################################
RunnerLoadGame() - C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\gm_ttt_51212\\clown.win
Checking if INIFile C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\gm_ttt_51212\/options.ini Exists
!!!!No INI File C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\gm_ttt_51212\/options.ini
posted by codacorolla to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Why is it adding that extra forward slash in front of "options.ini"?
posted by griphus at 10:14 AM on March 18, 2013


That's a good question. I'm not sure, though.
posted by codacorolla at 10:27 AM on March 18, 2013


It is looking for "/options.ini" which isn't a valid Windows file name, so maybe that is what is tripping it up (but maybe not.)

Is there a preferences section where you define where it is supposed to look for certain files upon compilation?

Also, this or this may be relevant.
posted by griphus at 10:30 AM on March 18, 2013


I'm on Win 7, so that help topic doesn't really seem to apply.
posted by codacorolla at 10:40 AM on March 18, 2013


I had installed from the EXE on YoYo's site before. I've uninstalled and I'm using the Steam version instead to see if that fixes anything.
posted by codacorolla at 10:44 AM on March 18, 2013


Nope... still the same problem with the same log file. Although I did unlock two achievements for it :/
posted by codacorolla at 10:46 AM on March 18, 2013


Actually steam ended up being a good avenue to check, because someone on their community forum actually solved it. Strange that no news of this was on the front page of YoYo, since that seems like the sort of thing they'd want to tell their customers. If I wasn't locked in to this for a project it'd definitely be putting a whole shitload of second thoughts in my mind.

Here is the Steam support thread that talks about it. Apparently it's a widespread problem that has to do with the latest update. If you exit out of the program, go to your library in Steam, right click on GameMaker, go to properties, and select one of the betas (I chose Beta 2), then it will start working properly after it updates. What a pain in the ass.
posted by codacorolla at 10:56 AM on March 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


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