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GM Tech Magazine :: Issue Seven

GM Tech Magazine :: Issue Seven

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GM Tech Magazine is a Game Maker magazine, which gives you Interviews, Reviews, Previews, Articles, Tutorials, Extras, Free Resources, News and Exclusives.
GM Tech Magazine is a Game Maker magazine, which gives you Interviews, Reviews, Previews, Articles, Tutorials, Extras, Free Resources, News and Exclusives.

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We're back! Yes Issue 7 is on your monitor and readyto read. This issue is once again a large issue that is 40pages. Last month has been full of ups and downs forboth GMTECH and the GMC but let’s hope for the bestin September.On the GMC we've had the new GM Awards for 2007start, a possible new resource "Game Maker TV" beingdiscussed and we have also seen the much loved64Digits going up and down causing problems forresource links on the GMC.As you can see, we have made some improvements tothe magazine from your feedback from issue 6. Youcan read more about this in the What's Going Onpages.GMT has been quite slow lately as far as submissionsand suggestions from members and guests. Howeverthe staff have been well at work planning ahead for ouranniversary issue. This issue should be available inDecember, this gives everyone plenty of time to givesuggestions for articles, resources and pretty muchanything for the anniversary issue. So if you have anidea (even if it might be crazy) we would be glad to hearit. Other then that you can join in voting in polls or takingpart in any of our discussions on our forum.Well that’s enough from me. Enjoy reading and we hopeto hear from you soon.gmjabEditor
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Table Of Contentsable Of Contents
1. ARTICLESWhat's Going On........................................................................................2 Exclusive: GMTV.........................................................................................4Developing a Game...................................................................................5 The difficulties of making a MMORPG..............................................6Developing a MMORPG..........................................................................7 Furure of our Game Makers.............................................................10Unfairness of Novice Q&A..................................................................10User Opinion: What is you favorite genre? Why?....................112. GMDEVGame Maker Tips...................................................................................12Resource Counting................................................................................13How They Did it: EXE creation in Program Creator.................16Tut: MMORPG..........................................................................................17Tut: mplay Chat.......................................................................................19Pixel Art Tutorial.....................................................................................21Return to Sector 9 effects.................................................................22Interview with: Geou - GML techniques & anticipations.........223. GAMES & REVIEWSExclusive: RhysAndrew's Scrap Works.........................................23Preview: Falcon Squad.........................................................................24Preview: Meditative Level Creator Beta.......................................25Preview: Advance Pet Engine............................................................26Preview: Worms!...................................................................................27Review: GeRMS.......................................................................................28Review: Brix...............................................................................................29Review: PhotoWeb 3.1........................................................................30Review: Airbase 101............................................................................314. EXTRASInterview With: TheMagnitude..........................................................32Interview With: sakisa..........................................................................34 Comic...........................................................................................................35Adverts.......................................................................................................36 Free Applications....................................................................................38Closing.........................................................................................................39
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gamez93...........................................................................GMTECH Ownergmjab..................................................................................Magazine Editorrup13..................................................................................Assistant EditorAlex........................................................................................................AdvisorCubex DE...............................................................................................Writermememe..............................................................................................WriterKeysle.....................................................................................................WriterMedieval.....................................................................................ResearcherGMmarine..................................................................................ResearcherBob – 11500k.......................................................................Comic Artistthe9thdude.....................................................................................ReviewerHiyukantaro.......................................................................Pixel Tut Writer
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Website.........................................................www.gamemakertech.infoForum........................................................www.gmtech.invisionplus.netEmail........................................................gmtech.magazine@gmail.com
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GMT: It's what you wanted
After issue 6 was released a lot of people requested the textbe fixed because it was blurry. Well for this issue we havegiven it a go and made the text separate to the page image.This update also reduces the file size as well. This update tothe magazine will allow you to zoom in and still read thecontent, however not all text included in the magazine is on aseparate text layer. This means some text will still go blurrywhen viewed with a zoom higher than 100%. But it's betterthan before.
GMT: Spam...What spam?
If you have been to the forum recently you would have seenthe announcement of changes to the advertisementsubmission forum. The advertisement forum was changed sothat only members can post their request for anadvertisement. This step was taken since the spam started toget out of control with at least 3-4 spam topics full ofdrug/porn related links in them. Since implementation of thisnew rule we have not received even a single spam topic. Wehope that from now on you will enjoy a cleaner forum to postin. We would also like to apologize for any inconvenience thismay cause to people submitting the advert banners. We hopethat this rule will not be needed for a long period of time.
GMT: GMTECH on Game Make News!
GMTECH is now on the new updated GMNews site. ThroughGMNews you can find out all the latest news on whatshappening at GMTECH. Also on GMNews you can subscribe toour feed and get news updates all the time. To check outGMNews goto gamemakernews.com.
GMT: Site Updates
GMT has been going through many changes lately. Not only isthe site getting updated more often but we have put all theissue on the site. In the 'Download an Issue' page you can seea preview of the cover and have a choice to either view theissue online or download a copy of it. The next page we haveadded is the links page where we will store useful link to sitesfor all game makers to visit. Our previous mail system wasn'tworking correctly, so we have updated it with another system.Next we plan to add the ability to read certainarticles/reviews online so you don't have to download theissue to read it. This will also help if you wish to link to one ofour articles too.
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GM Awards 2007 is here!
It's that time again, GMAwards 2007 has started and you cannow vote for who you want to receive an award. Just gohere and vote for you favorite person.
GMSHACK
Looking for a new GM website host? Then GMSHACK is foryou. GMSHACK is solely devoted to hosting GM only relatedsite and has 2 good plans available(both of which are free).GMSHACK has friendly staff and you don't need to give awayany of your personal detail to get a site. All you have to do issimply apply on their forum. GMSHACK has a special offeravailable to GMTECH Magazine readers only. This deal willallow you to have the large plan AD FREE! So check out thisgreat new service today at www.gmshack.com.
GMK Format Cracked!
We all knew it was comming, it was just a matter of time. Yesthe Game Maker 7 save game format has been cracked by aperson going by the name of Quadduc. This spells good newsfor the creators of game porters such a G-Java and LGM asthe format can now be read. As for the rest of us, it shouldn'tbe any cause for concern.
GM to be ported...possiblyY
oYo Games has been thinking hard about the portability ogGame Maker. In a recent Glog post they have mentioned thatthey might change the runner code for the GM executables toallow portability. If YoYo Games takes action it shouldn't be toolong before we are play our game on things other thanMicrosoft Windows.
Goodbye to GameCave
No this isn't the kind of news we want to hear. Yes, GameCavehas officially shutdown. A notice written by RhysAndrewswhich now appears before you enter the old site explains thereason for closure. Even though GC has closed it is still goodto hear that RhysAndrews is not giving up Game Makercompletely and will still be around on the forums sharing indiscussions.Since RhysAndrews first started using Game Maker he hasproduced over 200 works as noted on the site. For this issuewe or proud to present you with a few of his scrap works.These works aren't full games, but just smaller tests andworks which you can learn from. For more information seepage 23 which includes information on these works.
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