What would you like to see in future updates?

I've said in the past that I'm not doing any feature update to the current extension anymore, so I can fully focus on the rewrite. However, I've changed my mind on this.

I'd be up for adding some small features to the extension every month or so. By small, I mean things that I can reasonably add in 4-5 hours of work. So that excludes big overhauls or completely new features.

What are your most wanted features?

  • Post one idea per reply

  • If possible, give an example of how you'd use the feature, so I can understand it better

  • Upvote the ideas you like the most

  • I'll prioritize the most upvoted ideas


I've already posted some suggestions I've seen, but all suggestions are welcome!

Replies (35)

Last message on 15 Feb 2018

Pick on 16 Jan 2018, 15:22:53
A way to clear entire sections of INI's, not all INI's just certain sections.
KeySho on 16 Jan 2018, 17:07:24
This would certainly be useful for testing and in same cases for a working, public game. However, would it be you can clear one section for all players at once or just clear the section for individuals - or even better, both?
jdev on 15 Feb 2018, 21:07:08
You would be able to do both:
- Clear entire sections of gameini's and playerini's
- Clear an entire section of playerini's from ALL playerini's/players
Size43 (Administrator) on 15 Jan 2018, 17:46:35
Upvote this post if you want dynamic images for PlayerINIs/GameINIs. (See Developer > Dynamic images for how they work)
Pick on 2 Feb 2018, 10:02:04
A WORKING HTML version so we can port to HTML.
Size43 (Administrator) on 4 Feb 2018, 16:56:05
Just as a quick note -- I know this is a feature many of you want. However, due to the architecture of the extension this is not feasible.

The rewrite will have full HTML5 support.
captain_davy on 2 Feb 2018, 20:44:16
^This!!!
Size43 (Administrator) on 15 Jan 2018, 17:55:32
Upvote this post if you want custom screens, for example an Undertale-themed login screen, or a fullscreen highscore list, etc. (Please post a reply saying which one you want)
KeySho on 16 Jan 2018, 07:37:03
Custom Screen!
Aroxim on 20 Jan 2018, 18:45:35
There should be a screen that already has your account logged in. But it must be loaded on the device your up was last seen on.
Size43 (Administrator) on 21 Jan 2018, 19:34:10
Like "remember me"?

See automatic login
Size43 (Administrator) on 27 Jan 2018, 16:55:31
Upvote this post if you want a "Begin Searching" feature for the VS mode, so that it doesn't start searching for a game as soon as you login.
Snowland on 7 Feb 2018, 13:22:23
No need to upvote, it's a must.
Sustitos on 20 Jan 2018, 23:18:52
Source Code Of PHP To We Can Host This In Our Servers
Forgeio on 29 Jan 2018, 19:54:54
More customization to the dynamic images would be awesome (a larger database of fonts/colours for example)
ZayneDev on 15 Jan 2018, 23:22:28
A way to customize the chat system a-lot more easier
KeySho on 16 Jan 2018, 07:37:54
Indeed. Things like only changing certain parts of the chat like names, making it say whatever you want etc.
Size43 (Administrator) on 16 Jan 2018, 09:14:04
Can you expand on "making it say whatever you want"? There's already gms_chat_local, which you can use to show arbitrary text in the chat.
KeySho on 16 Jan 2018, 17:05:35
Not sure, but perhaps make the code commented and available so we can easily change what it does.
RobDEV on 4 Feb 2018, 10:05:38
Game Maker Studio 2 Support
Size43 (Administrator) on 4 Feb 2018, 16:56:24
Just as a quick note -- I know this is a feature many of you want. However, due to the architecture of the extension this is not feasible.

The rewrite will have full GM:S 2 support.
Sustitos on 20 Jan 2018, 23:51:55
File Manager In Game Maker That Should Be Able To Load Resources That We Host Here xd.
Sustitos on 20 Jan 2018, 23:51:22
Lobby Like RTS, LoL, Or Dota Creation
Sustitos on 20 Jan 2018, 23:23:10
A Limit To Highscores Like Top 100
Sustitos on 20 Jan 2018, 23:21:55
Some System That Allow Some Like Upload And Download .txt Files.. Should Be Good
Sustitos on 20 Jan 2018, 23:19:31
Connect, delete, add, and insert in databases
Sustitos on 20 Jan 2018, 23:19:12
Enable To Create PHP Databases
Sustitos on 20 Jan 2018, 23:18:34
Save And Load In Cloud!.
Size43 (Administrator) on 21 Jan 2018, 19:34:28
This can be done using the PlayerINI and/or the Binary Data Blobs.
Sustitos on 21 Jan 2018, 22:42:13
MMMM... INTERESTING
ProFes on 15 Jan 2018, 21:27:15
Anti-cheat system
Not themed screens, but easy customizable standart screens
Easy lobby creating
Size43 (Administrator) on 15 Jan 2018, 22:06:22
Basic protection against tools like Cheat Engine is available under gms_protect_*.

Standard screens are already very customizable. You can basically move everything around, change animations, change colors, etc.

Can you expand a bit on the 'easy lobby creating'? The VS mode should be able to handle lobbies.
Snowland on 25 Jan 2018, 00:58:00
Although you've done a great job here, one thing I must say is that VS is system is just terrible(because of one missing function), and noone should use it in my opinion.

*There is no "begin searching" function in VS mode. Some people just want to stay in-game for a while, right? This VS system begins searching a lobby as soon as you connect to GMS servers.

Other than that, current VS system has everything All-In-One, definitely great.

Note : I used session system for an alternative to VS system. Works the same though.
Reiben on 2 Feb 2018, 13:46:30
VS Mode needs in addition a way to let the player choose if he is really ready to take part in a game, for the time being the player is moved in every case, I think it can be set some kind of button or function, like the "status", where a player is only countered for vs Mode if he is in an appropiate state.
Size43 (Administrator) on 27 Jan 2018, 16:54:51
That's a fair point. I'll add it as a separate post.