Mark against G-Java!

Mark has recently expressed, he does in fact have a problem with third party programs like G-Java or LGM which try and get GM / another GM IDE to run on other Operating Systems or just to run differently than GM, but still compile and run the code. He expresses concern that these programs may give new users the impression that Game Maker has a major problem of some kind and that using a third party IDE is the only way to make a good game. If it weren’t for the license agreement which allows these programs, Mark may have disallowed them a long time ago. As for now we will see how it works out, perhaps with GM 6.2 the agreement will be modified to include a new term relating to this issue.

A quote from the topic:

I strongly discourage programs like this, including G-Java, because it will basically be impossible for people to create the same quality Game Maker has. Also there is no guarantee for compatibility in the future. As a result you are going to disappoint many users. For me this has a negative effect because it often means that people get the impression there is something wrong with Game Maker itself. So you definitely do not do me a favor with such programs. But as long as you do not violate the license agreement or copyright laws you can of course do it.

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3 Responses

  1. I think that Mark ( Owner of Gamemaker )
    should work with the GM_Guru ( Owner G-Java )
    to make it that you can convert GM games to Java applications

    —————–
    Dennis
    Owner of
    MM Enterprises
    http://www.mami.hoogetech.com

  2. “He expresses concern that these programs may give new users the impression that Game Maker has a major problem of some kind and that using a third party IDE is the only way to make a good game.”

    I read Mark words as that using a third party IDE will give major problems which people blame on the functionality of GM rather then the IDE.

    @MM Enterprises, why should Mark spend his time working on a project he does not support and has little to no control over. Mark said about converting GM5 to DX8 that it was a lot of hard work getting everything to work and in the end you get a program which can do exactly the same as the previous program only a bit differently.
    If Mark mentiones he dislikes porting and has no intention of going do this on hisown I find it odd that you claim he should do just this. I already see far rto many people bugging him when GM6.2 is going to be released, why force him to change his work area?

    Just my 2 cents.

  3. I think G-Java should earn a page in the game maker page because it is a port to new method of publishing games for the web.
    Of course quality games can be made with game maker alone but there are a number of users that are willing to put up a small online java game in their webpage. So why discourage it?
    However Mark should work on gm while gm-guru on g-java independantly.

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