Debug log server for GameMaker
A downloadable extension
This simple extension provides an external debug message log server for GameMaker Studio and GameMaker Studio 2 games.
Such a thing can be useful for:
- Seeing the debug messages when not running the game from IDE (e.g. when testing multiple instances of multiplayer games).
- Have multiple game instances send messages to the same log (also good for debugging multiplayer).
- Constantly logging data without worrying about overflowing the output log.
- Logging data on platforms with broken logging (e.g. OSX).
- Logging over network.
- Having persistent log between game launches.
- Add the extension to your project (right click on extension - Add Existing - pick the .gmez file).
- Add the included files from extension to your project.
These are marked to not be included in any builds by default.
- Somewhere on game start, add netlog_init("<server ip>", <server port>);.
e.g. to connect to the same computer on default port you would do netlog_init("127.0.0.1", 5101);. Omitting this will display netlog(_) messages via show_debug_message(_) instead.
- Add a "Async - Networking" event to any persistent controller object and add netlog_async_net(); there.
- When you need to display debug information, use netlog("<message>");. If you already have a custom debug log function, may very well add the call to there.
- If using GMS2 macOS, install Neko VM runtime (Windows version uses .NET runtime).
- GMS1: Double-click "netlog.exe" in Included Files to start up the program.
- GMS2 Windows: Right-click "netlog.exe" in Included Files and pick "Edit".
- GMS2 macOS: Right-click "netlog.n" in Included Files, pick "Open in Explorer/Finder (Ctrl+Shift+O)". Open terminal in that directory and do "neko netlog.n".
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