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#1 brendonsmall

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:22 AM

Hi folks,

Has anyone else noticed that the new game maker's "High contrast windows 95" theme makes their eyes bleed? Mine are KILLING ME after just a short bit of use. Is there an option to revert to the good old "black on white" color scheme? This is horrible. :down:


EDIT: Solution (from JAk HAk and slayer 64): "In File->Preferences->General, you can select a skin that you like. GM8 is probably what you want. However, that doesn't change the colors of the code editor. As Slayer pointed out, you have to go to File->Preferences->Scripts and Code for that. GM8.1 had the same option, so you should be able to boot it up to see exactly which colors it was using and copy them over by hand."

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Edited by brendonsmall, 14 April 2012 - 04:41 PM.

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#2 slayer 64

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:30 AM

file,preferences,scripts and code
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#3 JAk HAk

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:30 AM

In File->Preferences->General, you can select a skin that you like. GM8 is probably what you want. However, that doesn't change the colors of the code editor. As Slayer pointed out, you have to go to File->Preferences->Scripts and Code for that. GM8.1 had the same option, so you should be able to boot it up to see exactly which colors it was using and copy them over by hand.
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#4 NAL

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

Advice: try getting used to it.

The black text, white background was ingrained into my brain, so when it was reversed by default in GM:HTML5 (and later Studio) it was uncomfortable. But within a couple of weeks of using it, the complete opposite occurred - I now have difficulty using the black-on-white. It just feels too bright.

It's certainly helping in the long run too. Since I work for YoYo Games full-time I have to look predominantly at GameMaker for 40 hours a week. With the darker theme, I don't end the week with my retinas feeling like they're on fire! :)
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#5 Stian Aune

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:31 AM

I actually like the new IDE better. It might be because I suffer from albinism and thus a bright white-ish screen might make my eyes tired after a while.
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#6 Cakefish

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

As the guys above noted you can easily change the interface theme back to GM8.1-style colours. I prefer the old theme and it was a good call on yoyo's part to allow us to be able to switch back. I've kept the dark background in the code editor though, it's easier on the eyes.
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#7 Cakefish

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

Arghhh what is this sorcery? I clicked the post button just once! I swear Posted Image

Edited by Cakefish, 12 April 2012 - 11:28 AM.

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#8 giga970

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:33 AM

As the guys above noted you can easily change the interface theme back to GM8.1-style colours. I prefer the old theme and it was a good call on yoyo's part to allow us to be able to switch back. I've kept the dark background in the code editor though, it's easier on the eyes.


I think over time YoYo has gotten used to complaints from users on the GMC, i.e the logo controversy. This time they prepared. Posted Image

There are a few things about the new IDE I like and dislike. I think the toolbar buttons are a little harder to see, but I prefer the light on dark scheme (especially since I do most of my coding late at night.) Admittedly having support for skins in general is fabulous -- theoretically everyone can be happy with how GM looks.



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#9 Mr Game

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:20 PM

There's an option to import color files. Can someone do one for everyone here?
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#10 brendonsmall

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:38 PM

This is awesome folks, thanks a lot. I am really glad the folks at YYG decided to allow for the option. :thumbsup:
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#11 Mr Game

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:20 PM

Fine, I'll try to make that file by myself. Lately I was working with script-coloring scripts, so I have the color values....
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#12 Kouri

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:56 AM

There's an option to import color files. Can someone do one for everyone here?


Huh, that was the first thing I did when I switched over to Html5/Studio. Copy the below code and save as a *.col file.

<!--This Document is generated by GameMaker, if you edit it by hand then you do so at your own risk!-->
<Colours>
  <Color0>0</Color0>
  <Color1>8388608</Color1>
  <Color2>16711680</Color2>
  <Color3>32768</Color3>
  <Color4>128</Color4>
  <Color5>128</Color5>
  <Color6>128</Color6>
  <Color7>8388736</Color7>
  <Color8>32896</Color8>
  <Color9>16777215</Color9>
  <Color10>14744314</Color10>
  <Color11>10512464</Color11>
  <Color12>13408665</Color12>
  <Color13>3355443</Color13>
  <Color14>255</Color14>
  <Color15>10066380</Color15>
  <Color16>10066380</Color16>
</Colours>

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#13 Mr Game

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:14 AM


There's an option to import color files. Can someone do one for everyone here?


Huh, that was the first thing I did when I switched over to Html5/Studio. Copy the below code and save as a *.col file.


Is this my lucky day or what? This is the 2nd problem solved flawlessly! :turned:
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