YYG: Decompiler & GMac

Sandy Duncan, spokesperson of YoYoGames has released a statement regarding the recently developed GM Decompiler, a program which can ‘convert’ GM 5, 6 and 7 executables back into their original editable GM6/GMK files. The statement reads:

Anyone tempted to take someone else’s hard work using a “decompiler” or any other method may find that they have more than just offended the creator or that game. It’s quite possible that by copying someone else’s game that you will be breaking copyright law…and where you have denied a revenue someone the opportunity to make money…you could end up being sued.

The next major topic brought up in the blog post was the status of the ongoing project of GM for Mac OSX. According to Sandy, there is a version of GM7 for Macs that is ‘up and running,’ although reportedly still has a few bugs to iron out. A BETA release is expected sometime in March although considering what has happened in the past, we don’t suggest getting your hopes up just yet.

3 videos of GM7 on OSX were also released in the blog post:

Video 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSGd8ru-Dzs
Video 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MufJZeDWH8I

tidbit: Game Maker was misspelled in YoYo Games’ official blog post.

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8 Responses

  1. I’m glad they’re “threatening” (although they say they’re not) the game stealers. The decompiler is easily abused 😦

  2. Yeah, sadly, it is 😦

  3. Its great ive alread stolen around 7 games lol
    i got all there sprites sounds scripts everything

    Turly a dream come true

  4. On GMRI ( GM resource index) over 500 hits were recorded after people searched for a decompiler and found and article about it on the site. Shocking, isn’t it? I think its too late now…

  5. I have found tool that can protect our games from decompiler ! here is the link: http://forum.gmclan.org/index.php?showtopic=11384
    but there is no english version 😦

  6. ug… I want gamemaker for mac to come out so badley… or at least a beta… i dont care if it has bugs… it least it still works…

  7. Get sued? only if one is stupid enough to release a perfect clone of the game or doing something itiotic enough to make it obvious you decompiled it.

  8. hey if anyone wants it heres the latest version of the APP Ray_Ray posted and its in english too (or polish if you can read it). http://sgames.ovh.org/blog/index.php/projekty/game-protector/

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