Game Maker

Version 7.0 Lite/Pro

Application Details:

Version: 7.0
License: Shareware
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0

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Test Results

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What works

GEX extensions

Most DLL's used to extend functionality

Sprite Editor

Script Editor

All forms work

What does not

Random DLL's, mostly my own - changing to direct path and linking type does not work

Sound from Game Maker - can be worked around using an external DLL for sound

Renders at 0,0 of the monitor, not from 0,0 of the window. Sometimes, the game will render halfway up the window. Good X coordinate, bad Y.

Random "failed to get MCF handle" or something of the like, might be 'MFC,' will pop up now and then. I will then have to end the process through the system monitor.

The script editor will take a long time to parse the opened script into a formatted view. For scripts over 1000 lines, this can take up to ten minutes.

The minimizing problem from Windows is preserved here, but much more annoying.


What was not tested

3d functions

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Game Maker works perfectly now for my uses. The problem with the script editor is annoying, but bearable. The minimizing problem cracks me up, though, for some reason. If one is using this program with Ultimate 3D, the new version of Wine removes any problems with only half the screen being rendered, unless that one also happens to be using clipping planes.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 30 20194.0Yes Yes YesGoldBrandon 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 26 20101.2.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 13 20101.1.42Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxNov 04 20091.1.32No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 30 20091.1.30N/A Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
8298 Dreamfall demo crashes -(XstreamLok copyprotection) CLOSED FIXED View
13126 Game maker games don't run. CLOSED ABANDONED View
13392 Game Maker games have screen corruptions that renders them unplayable CLOSED FIXED View
15268 GameMaker games graphics are not displayed properly CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16126 Keyboard keys displaced one position to left CLOSED FIXED View
16167 messed up keyboard in Guitar Pro 5 and Game Maker 7, possibly others CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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HowTo / Notes

Old Versions

Some older versions of Game Maker are available for download at

Note that this page may not always be up to date, currently (27/12/2009) version 7 is not available for download here.

following howto only needed for versions < wine-0.9.51

To work around the copy-protection do:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/fake.img bs=512 count=1440
losetup /dev/loop0 /tmp/fake.img
ln -s /dev/loop0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/c::

More testing needed


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