October Update

Mark Overmars has updated his personal blog with a new post which will assist you in finding high quality (and legal) graphics resources for game development. He has compiled a great list of sites for you to check out when you have a few minutes, and hopefully over time we’ll see higher quality games on the YoYo Games website. As Mark points out, and I’m sure many of you will agree to, many of the games currently on the YoYo Games website have good game-play but severely lack in the graphics department.

See mark.glog.yoyogames.com

In other news,  64Digits wishes to make it clear to all users that uploading illegal content on any website is strictly prohibited, and it needs to stop immediately. Recently one 64Digits user uploaded a movie-clip from the ending of the new Halo 3 Xbox game. Needless to say, 64Digits has been contacted by the Microsoft copyright and legal Dpt. and this is a serious matter.

In the past, Scorptek used to also offer similar uploading services (and may do so again in the future) for Game Maker users, but we were unable to continue hosting our service due to similar reasons and copyright infringing files. This is just a word of caution to users that they should respect international copyright laws if they want to continue having these free services available.

See 64digits.com

You may also take interest in Daz’s new creation, the “Anti-hack DLL.” If you are unsure what the name implies, it is a simple but useful DLL that will check for common programs used to ‘cheat’ in Game Maker games (e.g. memory editors), and from there you can for example close the game and prevent users from cheating. This has been a problem in the past as various programs have been used and built to expose exploits in game maker that allow users to change variable values and inject code into the game. This is one step further in the right direction into protecting your game from hackers, but of course it does not make it hack-proof.

See gmc.yoyogames.com

That is all the news for now, stay tuned for more.

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2 Responses

  1. Wow that DLL was easy to get past. It really needs to be open source.

  2. Nice site and useful contents

    Thanks for this site !

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