A downloadable extension for Windows

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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)

New! Now includes display_measure, allowing you to precisely poll individual monitor coordinates and active areas.

Supported versions:

  • display_screenshot: GMS2
    (GMS1 has an issue on some GPUs caused by a bug in Intel drivers)
  • display_measure: GMS1 and GMS2

Supported platforms: Windows, Windows (YYC)

Source code included !


Buy Now$4.95 USD or more

In order to download this extension you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.95 USD. You will get access to the following files:

DSS-for-GMS2.yymp 74 kB
DSS-for-GMS2.3+.yymps 222 kB
display_measure-for-GMS1.gmez 7 kB
display_measure-for-GMS2.yymp 15 kB
display_measure-for-GMS2.3+.yymps 16 kB
display-measure-demo.yyz 26 kB

Download demo

DSS Demo - General.zip 1 MB
DSS Demo - Paint.zip 1 MB
DSS Demo - Screensaver.zip 1 MB

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