GameMaker (2.3)

Desktop Screenshots


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Quick links: documentation · itch page (has the demos!)

This extension allows for a variety of things regarding taking screenshots of desktop - you can get a screenshot of entire desktop, or capture a part of it, or even get a screenshot of all displays on multi-monitor setups (particularly convenient if your game had been moved away from the primary screen).

Images of screen can be captured into surfaces (for drawing) and/or buffers (for storage/later recovery) - see doc for more information.

As such, this can be used for a variety of things:

  • Screensavers (like the standard "Bubbles" one)
  • Using a screenshot of the player's desktop as a game background
  • Custom screenshot tools (there's always space for improvements)
  • Timelapse recorders (ditto)
  • GIF recorders (within reasonable)
  • Custom accessibility tools (magnifiers, previewing a portion of a screen through a shader - see demo)
  • (and so on)

Supported versions: GMS2 (GMS1 has an issue on some GPUs)

Supported platforms: Windows, Windows (YYC)

Source code included !

End User Licence Agreement (EULA).

Age Rating: 4+


GMS2 - Version 1.0.1. Published August 6, 2019

GMS2.3 - Version 1.0.2. Published July 16, 2021

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