Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will you update *old GameMaker game* to fix bugs or add new features?

    No! All games made in GameMaker will no longer be updated, and GameMaker will no longer be used in future games.

  • Can you add *list of features* to Mario Editor? Please?

    No! Read the previous question!

  • I am playing one of your old games on Windows 8.x, and the game crashes when too many sounds are playing at once. Can this be fixed?

    Unfortunately, this is a bug caused by old versions of GameMaker. Upgrade to Windows 10 to fix.

  • I am trying to play one of your very old games that I downloaded from another site, and the game won't even start up! Can this be fixed?

    Unfortunately, games made with GameMaker 6.1 do not work on modern computers. Download the Hello Fangaming Time Capsule + Launcher to get a patched version of the game.

  • I am playing Mario Editor, Shroom Editor, The Shroom Project, or Super Mario Dynamo, and the game is running too fast or too slow. Can this be fixed?

    Unfortunately, this is a bug with GameMaker: Studio 1.4. To fix this, you need to open Options.ini in Notepad, and change AlternateSyncMethod to 0 if the game is too fast, or 1 if the game is too slow. If this does not fix your problem, then you can also try using the GM:S Scheduler Fix.

  • I am trying to play Super Mario Eclipse, Super Mario Dynamo or Hello Fangaming Collection, and the game is telling me there is an error defining an external function. Can this be fixed?

    Unfortunately, this is a bug caused by a DLL used by these games. Install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) to fix.

  • What are the game's controls? How do I switch to fullscreen? Etc...

    Read the manual or readme file included with each game. For the very old games that don't come with one, try pressing F1.

  • Can I play your games on YouTube, Twitch, etc...

    Yes. You don't need to ask for permission, just do it!

  • I want to make games too! What game making software do you recommend?

    Unity is free to use, and is currently the most popular game making software out there! Thanks to that, there are plenty of tutorials and pre-made assets out there to help make things easier for you.

  • What about GameMaker? That's what your older games used!

    GameMaker is not a good choice for making fangames. It not only requires a paid subscription, but also uses its own programming language called GML which will teach you bad programming habits. All questions related to GameMaker have been moved to Hello's Mario Engine Tutorials, and any further GameMaker related questions will be ignored. You should consider trying out free alternatives like Unity instead.

  • I want to make a fangame! Where can I get the graphics, sounds, and other resources I need?

    Check out The Spriters Resource! They not only have sprites, but they also have sounds, 3D models, textures, and a forum where you can share your creations. Also check out Hello Mario Assets if you need assets for a 3D Mario fangame made in Unity!

  • I finished making a game! Where can I go to upload and share it with others?

    You can upload your games to itch.io. This is better than using a traditional file host since you don't have to worry about your files expiring.

  • I used your assets/code/etc in my game. Can I give credit to "Hello"?

    Please don't! Use the name Hello Fangaming in your credits. Thank you!

  • What is your next fangame going to be, and when will you release it?

    For the latest news on new releases, you can follow the Hello Fangaming Twitter, and subscribe to the Hello Fangaming YouTube.

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