GM:S 1.4 Required SDKs

This article details the required versions of the various tools and SDKs that GameMaker: Studio uses. Please note that we do not recommend using third-party tools ahead of what is listed below - Studio won't know how to support them properly and you may give yourself build errors, etc.

The following sections refer to these releases:

  • Stable: 1.4.1772
  • Beta: 1.4.1773 (Newest/Recommended release)
  • Early Access: 1.99.551

 

Operating Systems

Windows 

Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 - Stable/Beta/EA

Mac OS X

OS X 10.6 or later is required for non-App Store games - Stable/Beta/EA
OS X 10.9 or later is required for App Store games - Stable/Beta/EA

Please note that High Sierra is not technically supported, as it released several months after the last 1.4 release, and you may have issues creating game packages.

 

Linux

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Stable/Beta/EA

  • Other distros can use the game packages we generate and may also be used for building, but we do not offer support for this.
  • Be aware also that we only offer support for physical machines, not VMs.

 

General Tools

  • Spine 3.4.02 (please use ONLY this version) - Stable/Beta/EA
  • Steamworks SDK 1.35a (please use ONLY this version) - Stable/Beta/EA
  • SVN 1.7 or 1.8 - Stable/Beta/EA (You are now able to use a batch file to route commands to tools of your choice)

Be aware we do not support Visual Studio 2017 at all, and VS2015 is only supported on UWP.

 

Modules

Android / Amazon Fire

Android SDK (scroll down to the command line tools only, not the Android Studio download)

  • Build Tools: 24+
  • APIs Required: 23+ (However add in whatever your extensions require too)
  • Support Library: 23.2.1+
  • Support Repository: 35+

Note: Support libraries are not listed in SDK Manager anymore, but you can find them here [your Android SDK install folder]\extras\android\m2repository\com\android\support\support-v4

Android NDK (32/64 Bit depends on your OS)

  • Stable/Beta/Early Access: 12b

Java JDK

  • Stable/Beta/Early Access: 1.8 "8u102" (32/64 Bit depends on your OS)

 

Mac YYC

  • Xcode 8.3.1 - Stable/Beta/EA
  • Please note that Xcode 9 is not technically supported, as it released several months after the last 1.4 release, and you may have issues creating game packages.

 

iOS

  • Xcode 8.3.1 - Stable/Beta/EA
  • Please note that Xcode 9 is not technically supported, as it released several months after the last 1.4 release, and you may have issues creating game packages.
  • Minimum device iOS version 8.0 - Stable/Beta/EA
  • Please note that even Xcode 7 will refuse to deploy to an iPad 1 (the only supported device which requires a lower minimum than 8.0) and you must make the archive with either no device or a more recent one attached, then export yourself an .ipa to put on the iPad.

 

Windows YYC

Visual Studio 2013 - Stable/Beta/EA

 

Windows UWP

Visual Studio 2015 - Stable/Beta/EA

 

Consoles

Please note: you will only have access to the following links if your YoYo Account is licensed as a registered console developer

       
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