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For those using Mac, I couldn't get to work using the Mac app.

However, the Windows version works using Wine on Mac. Or at least, I tested with Crossover which obviously makes easier, but I assume any working version of Wine. I'm on Mac OS 13 Ventura. 

You can test if works for you using the Windows demo and installing Wine/Crossover to use.

Fantastic! That was quick! Bought. Now to turn it all into a game! Is my Unity learning experience.

Great! :)

Fantastic as always! Would be great to have another world map to cover worlds 5 to 8! I'm working on putting together as an accessible platformer :)


Main problem was definitely the runtime version. In fact, I now realise it wasn't rendering any normal maps in the latest runtime, even in your example room.

Rolled back runtime to March (used same IDE as OS X flags the earlier IDEs as mlaware) and normal maps all work well. Added my own normal maps and works on those too.

Still having same issue with the object outlines, although not as extreme now. I think part of problem is I'm going for a pitch black image (horror game!). 

If add a bit of ambient isn't so noticeable. Even if 0.01 ambient. But would prefer possible to go pitch black outside of light radius. (Though still got problem with outline if I cover up with a shadow.) Is there a way to make a hard cutoff? 

Think problem is lighting up of alpha in far distance, even if occluded.

Anyway, thanks for the quick replies. Really appreciated. I should emphasise that clearly works well for most cases. Just bit of an edge case, and me being a real novice. Thanks again.

is there earlier version of GameMaker you’d recommend? I can see I can download all previous versions here:

Ahh. OK.

No normal maps or materials. Just plain tiles. I’ll try creating some and adding in to see if makes difference.

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Wonder if problem is Mac or VM.

I noticed in the your demo room when compiling on Mac with VM that similar outline problem on some of the objects in dark. Similarly improved by upping the bloom, but not completly.

Hard to see on picture. This is the outline of circle with grill near the helmet.

Will see if I can get YYC working on my machine but has been tricky. Otherwise, will see if can get hold of a Windows computer to test.

Not sure if you have other Mac users? Or if can indicate if supported?

PS: Mac point, but in your demo, the le_navigate Create event needs to add a check for os_type == os_macosx. Otherwise defaults to gamepad and can't move/interact.

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Much worse if shadowcaster object is on them (or part of that sprite). But can see if put large version of same sprite on there even with no shadowcasters in room.

Doesn't make a difference if use titleset or just add manually as a single asset on asset layer.

Is there a way to make the shadow objects complete invisible and not interact with the world beyond casting shadows?

I'm on MacOS. Using VM compiler.

Update: did a bit more playing around. Much worse if bloom = 0. Better (but not completely) if bloom = 5.

Update 2: if I add two light engine objects to the room it fixes the problem... but assume (as everything is darker) that this is a bad idea, as effectively running the light engine twice. Odd that it fixes.

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Great lighting system. Really impressive. Just getting the hang of it.

Any ideas what might be causing the follow problem?

Room set up with a few tilesheet layers. I cover the walls with an inherited static shadow rect.

All looks good, but a few of the objects on one of the tilesheets, when they're covered by the shadow rect have some pixels illuminated (I think particular shade/alpha) even when they are very far from the light everything else is pitch black (Doesn't happen if I include zero light objects in scene, but adding a single light anywhere causes it.)