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[Fixed in 1.0.1a] Buttons duplicate after a game_restart()

A topic by Chillax created Dec 11, 2022 Views: 138 Replies: 2
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This probably is not important but I didn't see it mentioned anywhere in the documentation, so I might as well point it out.

While the usage of the game_restart function is usually only for debugging (so normally this won't be an issue), I noticed that the buttons duplicate, so you end up having a stack of buttons after restarting the game a few times. I assume it has to do with the gameframe_init function being repeated on each game start without a proper cleanup when the game restarts.

How the buttons look after restarting the game twice:


Rather, it’s because game_restart doesn’t re-run global scripts (read: code outside of function() declarations)

It sure feels like this function only gets more cursed with each new GameMaker feature

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Oh, pain, but that actually makes sense. So, all it really takes is to make sure that on game_restart all of Gameframe's global stuff is set again but that's just a bandaid to an issue Gamemaker is making from their misleading name function honestly.

At this point, I can see why some people hijacked game_restart to do things their own way instead of relying on it.