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Educational Software Thread, does anyone have Game Maker 8.1 in msi format? in Technical; We've just purchased Game Maker 30 licences and i need to deploy to a computer room. I've tried creating an ...
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    Question does anyone have Game Maker 8.1 in msi format?

    We've just purchased Game Maker 30 licences and i need to deploy to a computer room. I've tried creating an msi file of it but failed miserably.

    Does any one have an msi of it?

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    bump* why the flip does game maker install 90% of its application files in the users data application folder. This is ridiculous!!

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    Also tried to get this working for students - awaiting a repsonse from the exam boards (as they recommend we use it) tech people. that was 1 1/2 weeks ago.

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    have you heard anything back mole?

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    Have you tried the one mentioned here:
    GM81 Education - YoYoGames Wiki

    It works by the look of it but you need to use the other application to license it. I was looking to run the free version but this version only works if you license it grrrr!!!!!
    Running the 8.1 update on our current 8.0 install only seems to work for the account that it was installed with very annoying.

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    ChrisH, I've asked yoyogames who knows how many times and they never seem to give me a straight answer. Thank you for this mate!

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    Ive got a working MSI for the version 8 (free) if its of use to anyone?

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    I only found it by accident, unfortunately it doesn't fix my issue as we are running free. It installs okay into program files but it wont run without a license and therefore will not run for me and the update doesn't seem to work even if you install it into program files. Just searching for some kind of registry entry now.

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    I'm installing for the first time on my machines so I should be OK 'Cross Fingers and Toes!' Just waiting for the licence stamper from them then I can have this pushed out. Their support is normally fairly quick. Thanks for this mate. I was literally in the process of planning the distribution using scripts and creating shares. it would have been a right mess.... shame Techsoft don’t write the software! People wouldn’t have this ridiculous issue! lol

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    I have got mine working for students now for the free version. Even if you install to Program files every user needs a copy of the files that get put into the users appdata\gamemaker folder else it will just run in update mode. So now I will have to create a logon script just for that room to copy in the files on logon. I tried altering the installer but it didn't like the changes I made.
    I was starting to think some of our software restriction policies were affecting it but I ruled that out with a clean user. If anyone is using using Gamemaker and has SRPs to to them launching EXEs from zip files etc in the temp directory you can enable quick compile to work by unrestricting the following path:
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    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\gm_ttt*

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    I took the easy way out and installed version 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    I have got mine working for students now for the free version. Even if you install to Program files every user needs a copy of the files that get put into the users appdata\gamemaker folder else it will just run in update mode. So now I will have to create a logon script just for that room to copy in the files on logon. I tried altering the installer but it didn't like the changes I made.
    I was starting to think some of our software restriction policies were affecting it but I ruled that out with a clean user. If anyone is using using Gamemaker and has SRPs to to them launching EXEs from zip files etc in the temp directory you can enable quick compile to work by unrestricting the following path:
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    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\gm_ttt*
    There is an ini file which you can change so that you can point the temp runtime location anywhere. I found it kept changing the name of the gm... folder - so I made it use C:\GMTEMP and set the SRP on that. Too many malware programs use \Local Settings\...

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    I messed with the ini file but decided on this in the end. Everything else is blocked anyway as this is an exception.

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    I sent game maker a helpdesk request asking for the licence stamper and still waiting for a responce... getting a little annoyed with them now.

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    Finally got the licence stamper. it comes in .exe format but when exectuted it opens a cmd window.. I decided to open it in notepad to see what the code is like and I can see details refrenceing the the purchaser, school name, and a key code. Apparently they have to custom make this which personally seems mad, why cant the ship the software with an application which allows you to create an mst for it? any how im about to go and test it to see if this works.

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