VGV Head CP
09-13-2004, 12:31 PM
This topic id dedicated to gamemakers, that are fedup with the computer language Gamemaker uses, so I make this help file in peace!

This is also the topic for Secrets that only CPs know on how to make things easier, like shortcuts.

VGV Owner
09-13-2004, 12:34 PM
Very good idea Alex.

skynes
09-14-2004, 05:28 AM
Gamemakers as in the program GameMaker? Or are you talking about something else?

VGV Owner
09-14-2004, 08:01 AM
I think he means those people who are fed up using the program becuase they can't read the language. HEY! I just made a Pac-Man Version of Robotic Conquest!

skynes
09-14-2004, 10:30 AM
That doesn't answer my question. What Game Maker are you referring to? Game making in general? Or the specific program called GameMaker.

terrasin
09-14-2004, 12:42 PM
I think he means the program GameMaker. :\

CJ

VGV Head CP
09-15-2004, 12:19 PM
I'm talking a bout the specific PROGRAM. The kind you download and the Icon is a red ball with a hammer on it. I use it to create Video Game Velocity's program, but I think that it is a little confusing for some people take for instance PHOENIX; after about a yaer, he has been able to create a Pac-Man Game. And he just edited some-one else's game. He still doesn't understand the language!

skynes
09-16-2004, 06:05 AM
Right, good stuff. You're referring to the scripting right? I just use the drag-n-drop mostly. I'm used to V Basic, C++ and Java so I don't find it that difficult. It also lets me understand how some of the concepts work like keeping score, lives, health etc.

So! Here's a question for the helpfile:
Sprites - How to make good ones?

VGV Owner
09-16-2004, 04:44 PM
I can make good sprites. I took lessons from a sprite maker. You can see the sprites under Genaral discussion under "Cool Comics". Lemme attach a few things. These are some Bionicle Sprites I made. I was going to attach Robotic Conquest sprites, but the file was too big.

skynes
09-17-2004, 07:00 AM
Cool sprites. how do you make good ones though?

VGV Head CP
09-17-2004, 10:33 AM
Well, since he learned from me, I'll tell you.

Use a 24-bitman paint file. Click the magnafy to x8 and click view and highlight zoom, and click "Show Grid" If you want to do detailed shading, you're goig to have to create your own colors. If you want basic shading, save your file as Jpeg. It also save memory on the hardrive.

VGV Owner
09-17-2004, 04:03 PM
Yeah, what he said.

Mad_Cow
09-19-2004, 12:27 PM
i just need help with one thing how do you run an external program?

The instuctoins are confusing!

VGV Owner
09-20-2004, 01:52 PM
I don't know, maybe Alex will help you, but I agree, I still don't understand the instructions.

VGV Owner
09-23-2004, 11:46 AM
Well, it seems that Alex has dissapeared. I haven't even seen him at work often? Anyways . . . Skynes, here are some Robotic Conquest Sprites. They are not final, but should show you some kind of idea.

VGV Head CP
10-03-2004, 12:15 PM
I'm here! What do you mean by external program? I have a good idea, but I'm not sure exactly what you are asking. And Phoenix, don't forget that I helped make those sprites . . .!?!

skynes
10-04-2004, 12:38 AM
External Program meaning a program from outside of GameMaker (I think)

VGV Head CP
10-04-2004, 06:19 AM
I still don't know what he is saying though. If you mean, like another windows program, just minimize it and open the file of your choice, but if it is full-screen, change it in the options. Work?