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GM 8: SOFTWRAP FREE!
Last month two beta versions of Game Maker8 were released to the public athttp://gm8.yoyogames.com/ for testingpurposes. Game Maker creator MarkOvermars and YoYo Games CEO Sandy askedfor bug reports to be submitted online andover 500 issues were logged for the firstrelease. A summary of a few of the keyfeatures can be seen in our GM8 image onpage 21. The Softwrap DRM protection that causedproblems for some users will not be used inGame Maker 8 however an online registrationsystem will still be used.
FREE UPGRADES TO GM 8
Anyone who purchases or has alreadypurchased the Pro version of Game Maker 7this year will automatically receive anupgrade to the Pro version of Game Maker 8free of charge. Previously free upgrades wereonly going to be available to users who hadupgraded to Game Maker 7 Pro after June 1st2009.
NEW GAME MAKER BOOK
In July a new book introducing programmingwith Game Maker was released. GettingStarted with Game Maker by Jerry Lee Fordteaches basic game development andprogramming principles and makes use of both drag-and-drop and Game MakerLanguage.
GAME MAKER FOR MAC
A third beta version of Game Maker for Mac,the first to be released publicly, has beenmade available via the YYG Glog. Sandy hasalso revealed that YoYo Games do not plan tosynchronise the Mac and PC versionsmeaning we could see Game Maker 8 for PCreleased prior to Game Maker 7 for Mac.
GMTECH MAGAZINE UPDATES
Once November 29th rolls round it willofficially be three years since our firstrelease. We are one of the longest runningmagazines and we would have never made itthis far if it wasn't for the support of all thereaders and writers, so thank you to everyonewho has ever been involved in GMTech oneway or another. However, all good thingsmust come to an end and following a declinein the amount of members who are able todevote a few days a month to work on somecontent for the magazine we will see adecline in the amount of issues we releaseover the next year.We aim to put together another small issuebefore the end of the year, so, if you wish tohelp out and submit ideas or content visit theGMTech forum, register and post all yourcomments on the forum.
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