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Pixel Fx Designer

Design pixelart effects and render them to .png sprite sheets or .gifs. · By CodeManu

Unable to export

A topic by LordMystirio created Jul 20, 2018 Views: 499 Replies: 9
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I've purcase this about 3h ago and have toyed with it a bit just now. Problem is after I render and tried to export, it says that i can't export in demo version. but i'm not using the demo since i've paid for it.

So I'm not sure how to "activate" the full version.

Thanks for helping me.



I've double checked the "Pixel Fx Designer v1.1" and it's working as it should, allowing you to export both spritesheets and .gif. Are you sure you are opening the retail and not the demo version of the tool?

Hello CodeManu,

Thanks for the ULTRA fast reply. Very much appreciate.  I uninstall and reinstalled the software and it worked. Now I have another issue, when I try to save, it gives the option to save as "system" and when i save it saves nothing.

What am I doing wrong?


It should save a .ppd file with all the info of current effect. I've received some reports from people that also couldn't save, I'll look into it asap.

Thank you,

I don't know if it will help, but here is what I get. Also attached a screenshot of my rig too .


Have you tried saving outside the tool's root folder?

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Yes I tried the "desktop" and the root of my C: drive. Same thing. I will try a couple of other folders too and let you know.

EDIT: Just tried "My Documents" and it worked, then tried the old places and all worked except the "default" location.


Glad to hear that it works outside the tool's root folder, at least you can use it while it gets fixed. :)

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This is the same thing that happened to me. I was trying to save in a Desktop folder.

I think this is more of the limitations with GameMaker. I recommend using INIs or checking if save was successful (it should return a flag). If it fails, show an alert message that tells users where they should save.

Also, not sure if you do this already, but consider saving the directory they last used in an INI and always default to that directory.


@Thanks CodeManu

@Bitlather :  I agree with your suggestions. They will definitely make our lives easier ^^ .