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#51 NakedPaulToast

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:37 PM

 

This is cool and all, but doesn't this mean I pretty much wasted $50 on standard?

 

Yeah, I am annoyed with this. Do we get our money back now?

Or did it just go down the drain?

 

 

This thought process whereby people who buy something and then feel ripped off because there is a later, better valued option.

 

Cripes, according to you, you bought Standard over a year and a half ago. You honestly expect YYGs to refund your purchase from January 2013?


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:23 PM

Do I get a refund for my outdated GM 8 Pr... *Shot*
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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:43 PM

Yeah, I am annoyed with this. Do we get our money back now?

Or did it just go down the drain?

 

 

Yep, down the drain.  You should be more careful with your money.  Never NEVER buy anything -- because at any given time it might go on sale, or become free.  So just wait....

 

In fact, you should stand on the street naked.   Eventually, someone will take you to a place with free rent, food, and clothes.  :wink:

 

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#54 Lukan Spellweaver

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:53 PM

I really hate the, "Well, I gave them money once for what is now considered inferior software, they should let me have the superior software free!" argument...

That's not an argument, that's fanciful thinking. Maybe you should move over to Linux if that's your thought train, huh?


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#55 MishMash

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:55 PM

Well now I feel ripped off for my GM7 PRO purchase . 3:!  I needed that $10 ..

 

(P.S Didn't mean to downrep you Lukasmah - accidentally hit the wrong button)


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:13 PM

Hmmm... This has slowly turned from,"Hey, GM:Free is now restriction-less!" to "Hey! I found a pile of dead horses, let's beat them with sticks!"

That seems to happen a lot around here.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:23 PM

Das Tu Gut Tynkjů ! :teehee:



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 12:27 AM

Hmmm... This has slowly turned from,"Hey, GM:Free is now restriction-less!" to "Hey! I found a pile of dead horses, let's beat them with sticks!"

That seems to happen a lot around here.

 

 

Human nature, unfortunately.

 

Give away something with virtually no restrictions for free and they want more.


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#59 domusic

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 12:59 AM

Freakin sweet! I love free stuff.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 01:22 AM

Stop with the speculation, and learn to say "I don't know" instead of making crap up.

School taught them that saying "I don't know" is deplorable.


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#61 GfxRippersSuck

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 11:35 AM

I downloaded this free version and after installing it, I'm asked for a license key. I downloaded the blacklist.yoyo file, but everytime I point to it and restart GM Studio, I'm asked to point to the file again...


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#62 Paul222

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:03 PM

um i downloaded this but its still the limited one, it did say upgrade to standard which is free, but i have to put my home address, which i cant understand why, if its free


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#63 Lukan Spellweaver

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:09 PM

You still need a license from YoYo to use the software.

The license is free, so don't worry about it.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:29 PM

You still need a license from YoYo to use the software.

The license is free, so don't worry about it.

so i need to put in my home address?


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:32 PM

so i need to put in my home address?

Yes.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:38 PM

Wait, YYG wants to know your location now, in order to download GMS for free?

 

 

...May I ask why? This sounds a little stupid, no other freeware I've downloaded in my life requires this.


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#67 iiRomano

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:38 PM

Wait, YYG wants to know your location now, in order to download GMS for free?

 

 

...May I ask why? This sounds a little stupid, no other freeware I've downloaded in my life requires this.

Its business.

Its normal that they want to know who got the license.


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#68 rwkay

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:40 PM

It wants an email address that is all...

 

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#69 Paul222

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:40 PM

Wait, YYG wants to know your location now, in order to download GMS for free?

 

 

...May I ask why? This sounds a little stupid, no other freeware I've downloaded in my life requires this.

I was going to ask this

 

 

Wait, YYG wants to know your location now, in order to download GMS for free?

 

 

...May I ask why? This sounds a little stupid, no other freeware I've downloaded in my life requires this.

Its business.

Its normal that they want to know who got the license.

 

We dont get charged correct?, or do we get anything in the post


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#70 Lukan Spellweaver

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:13 PM

Getting a GM:S Standard license does not require your home address, at all.

You should just have to enter your Email, and then after a few minutes, BAM license in the virtual post.

 

If you are being prompted for a home address, that sounds like you are using the YoYo store, I think this is supposed to be done through the IDE now. There should be some sort of splash with upgrade info after you open GM.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:16 PM

Getting a GM:S Standard license does not require your home address, at all.

You should just have to enter your Email, and then after a few minutes, BAM license in the virtual post.

 

If you are being prompted for a home address, that sounds like you are using the YoYo store, I think this is supposed to be done through the IDE now. There should be some sort of splash with upgrade info after you open GM.

can u link me to it then?


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#72 Lukan Spellweaver

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:16 PM

Link you to what? Just download GM and open the software.

 

Here? http://www.yoyogames.com/studio

 

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This button, on that page downloads GM:Free.

I'd link directly to the download, but that's illegal.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:18 PM

Yoyogames Home delivery :) :P
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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:21 PM

Download GameMaker:Studio and start it - the first thing it does is present you with the 3 options (Free with resource limits, Free with registration, and I have license (why am I seeing this screen)) choose the correct one.

 

If you do not see this screen then you should delete the file license.plist at %localappdata%\GameMaker-Studio

 

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#75 Paul222

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:31 PM

http://prntscr.com/3qupvu i have this, unles sive gone too far?


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#76 Lukan Spellweaver

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:41 PM

Click it!


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:43 PM

i do it asks me to put my home address in, which someone said you dont need too


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#78 Lukan Spellweaver

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:30 PM

On this page that asks for your home address, what else does it ask for?
Could you post a screenshot please?

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:32 PM

Clear your current license in %localappdata%\GameMaker-Studio, and it'll start again...


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:46 PM

On this page that asks for your home address, what else does it ask for?
Could you post a screenshot please?

http://prntscr.com/3qviza it asks for all that plus abit more

 

Clear your current license in %localappdata%\GameMaker-Studio, and it'll start again...

how do i do this?


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#81 iiRomano

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:47 PM

Just fill it in...it doesnt really matter.

Also just go to that folder and delete the license file.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:50 PM

Just fill it in...it doesnt really matter.

Also just go to that folder and delete the license file.

thats the text document right?, in notepad


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

Yes, do what Mike said, he probably knows best.
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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:02 PM

 

Just fill it in...it doesnt really matter.

Also just go to that folder and delete the license file.

thats the text document right?, in notepad

 

 

 

Download GameMaker:Studio and start it - the first thing it does is present you with the 3 options (Free with resource limits, Free with registration, and I have license (why am I seeing this screen)) choose the correct one.

 

If you do not see this screen then you should delete the file license.plist at %localappdata%\GameMaker-Studio

 

Russell

 

 

Emphasis mine...


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:02 PM

clear it by just deleting the file? as all it is this http://prntscr.com/3qvpzc cant see by removing that would help


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

Probably an "existence" check is being carried out by gamemaker studio - and when no license exists things get downloaded. In your case an old license existed so the installer thinks it is just "reinstalling" from an "old stopped installation". And it doesn't initialize the call-back to yoyogame's home to check what version you can have.

Btw if you're just installing a new version and don't have a current version (you uninstalled it already) you can just delete the whole %localappdata%\GameMaker-Studio folder. Gamemaker should regenerate that folder upon installation.
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#87 Lukan Spellweaver

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:16 PM

No, that's the EULA. Look for a license.plist file and delete that.
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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:36 PM

i dont see a license.plist :(


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#89 Lukan Spellweaver

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:52 PM

It should be located in c/user/(your username)/appdata/local/GameMaker Studio/license.plist
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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:54 PM

i cant find that, im using windows 8

 

edit nvm i foufd that license file


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:47 PM

Those are great news, specially with my Pro license staying the same! A bigger community is always a better place to learn and develop.
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Posted 10 June 2014 - 03:54 PM

Aww man, I bought Standard just to remove the resource limitation :(

 

(although, to be fair, I upgraded using my 7.0 key for a discount)


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 03:59 PM

Aww man, I bought Standard just to remove the resource limitation :(

 

(although, to be fair, I upgraded using my 7.0 key for a discount)

 

On the bright side, you have no splash screen and have the Mac module for the price you paid... 

 


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 04:58 PM

Not free on Steam.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:21 PM

It takes YoYo time to get stuff sorted with steam.
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:19 AM

TAKE THAT UNITY!

 

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:11 PM

That is  good news 

 

Is there a GameMaker Studio standard msi  package that can be  just  dropped on to  my  school network that will just  work without  any error messages

 

 

Please

 

and Thank you   if you  can  help

 

 

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:27 PM

I paid $100 for the full version when Game maker HTML5 beta came out. They grandfathered me in and I got the full studio version afterwards. I also bought the android module for $200. Game maker may not be free but I think it's still the most affordable SDK. If I were a kid again, I would have been mowing lawns to get my copy of Game Maker.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:39 PM

That is  good news 

 

Is there a GameMaker Studio standard msi  package that can be  just  dropped on to  my  school network that will just  work without  any error messages

 

 

Please

 

and Thank you   if you  can  help

 

 

Matt

No, sorry - this is what the education version is for (and why you pay for it). The free version is a personal edition, and must be licensed per user.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:27 PM

This is a really competitive move against other development tools, for example I dislike how Unity requires a pricey license just to remove the splash screen, especially if you're nitpick-y like me over control of presentation or have clients who do not want anything but their branding on the game, this is really helpful.

Limitations are gone too, this is a big plus. For the exporters, I am guessing this will be re-evaluated as time goes by to keep the software competitive.

Also people don't forget about the sporadic GMS offers, actually make your game first, debug it on Windows, publish it on Windows and/or wait for a new module or GMS offer if you lack the funds.


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