A downloadable extension for Windows

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Versions: GameMaker: Studio 1.4, GMS2.2, GMS2.3/GM2022+
Platforms: Windows, Windows (YYC)

This extension gives GameMaker games a custom window caption+border that act like a native one.

That includes the minimize/maximize buttons, moving/resizing the window, common (and less common) keyboard and mouse shortcuts, and even the window shadow and rounded borders on Windows 11.

Having a custom border+caption subsequently allows for a few things:

  • Toggling window border on demand
  • Supporting exclusive fullscreen, borderless fullscreen, and windowed modes.
    (which more and more players expect from you as time goes on)
  • Not freezing the application while the user is dragging the window around.
    (essential for competitive online games)
  • Customizing the title bar and/or border.
    (now that it's game code that's drawing them)

The extension is easy to use, highly customizable (change sprites, add buttons, or even replace chunks of drawing logic), and thoroughly documented.

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Buy Now$19.95 USD or more

In order to download this extension you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $19.95 USD. You will get access to the following files:

gameframe (for GMS2.3&GM2022+).yymps 46 kB
Version 1.0.1a
gameframe (for GMS1.4&GMS2.2).gmez 22 kB
Version 1.0.1a
gameframe demo (GMS1 project file).gmz 415 kB
Version 1.0.1a
gameframe demo (GM2022+ project file).yyz 101 kB
Version 1.0.1a

Download demo

gameframe demo.zip 2 MB
Version 1.0.1

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