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!

Quick note: I'm removing suggestions after they are implemented, so that I can keep track.

Replies (49)

Last message on 30 Sep 2018

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)
Forgeio on 24 Apr 2018, 02:50:54
Please do this! It would make for a lot of very cool features.
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.
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!!!
YoyoRocklo on 2 Mar 2018, 21:06:33
A real friends List/Menu.
FieryBolt on 28 Aug 2018, 02:52:15
Clear PlayerINIs, meaning delete all players from the game.
Sustitos on 20 Jan 2018, 23:18:52
Source Code Of PHP To We Can Host This In Our Servers
megacharlie159 on 24 Jul 2018, 03:00:22
I would love something like that, maybe you could offer it for a monthly payment or something, so that bigger games could simply run off their own servers and you could get money to support the site further!
Size43 (Administrator) on 28 Jul 2018, 16:35:24
Unfortunately, this isn't possible with the current server architecture. I'm working on a rewrite that will, in the far future, allow for separate server instances.
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.
hsnzan on 25 Sep 2018, 00:10:18
Support for GameMaker Studio 2. I think it is a must.
Size43 (Administrator) on 30 Sep 2018, 12:47:32
The rewrite will add support for GM:Studio 2, but no support is planned for the current extension.
Shaddovv on 15 Jul 2018, 05:01:47
The ability to reset all synced instances on the website. When i keep testing out and it crashes, instances are still in the room so i have to delete the whole server-room on the site and create another server-room with a new ID from GameMaker. This would make life a lot easier.
TheLandimizer on 24 May 2018, 04:11:10
Maybe a way of checking what players are in what room?
Size43 (Administrator) on 27 May 2018, 16:43:14
All players have a 'room' variable (use gms_other_get to read it), which contains the room ID of the room in which that player is.
AouabAdYT on 2 Apr 2018, 17:50:07
Accepting and sending request through the in-game using a script defining function , obviously like chat_verify and p2p ....
AouabAdYT on 24 Apr 2018, 22:32:19
I mean friend requests.
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)
AouabAdYT on 14 Apr 2018, 13:15:35
Forgeio , can i have your discord?
Forgeio on 24 Apr 2018, 02:44:39
Yeah, it's just Forgeio.
Sustitos on 20 Jan 2018, 23:19:31
Connect, delete, add, and insert in databases
SnowTheFox on 10 Sep 2018, 03:15:17
Delete ALL Player INIs.
So we don't have to go user-by-user to delete them.
berkay575 on 17 Jul 2018, 21:23:16
? love this game prohram ? loveee
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, 23:19:12
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.