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: 1.4.1804 (Recommended release)
  • Beta: 1.4.1804
  • Early Access: (Is no longer supported and hasn't had updates for a while - feel free to uninstall.)


Operating Systems


Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 - Stable/Beta

Mac OS X

OS X 10.6 or later is required for non-App Store games - Stable/Beta
OS X 10.12 (Sierra) or later is required for App Store games - Stable/Beta




16.04 LTS 64bit - Stable/Beta

  • 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
  • Steamworks SDK 1.35a (please use ONLY this version) - Stable/Beta
  • SVN 1.7 or 1.8 - Stable/Beta (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.



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: 12b

Java JDK

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



  • Xcode 8.3+ - Stable/Beta


  • Xcode 8.3+ - Stable/Beta 

Windows YYC

Visual Studio 2013 - Stable/Beta


Windows UWP

Visual Studio 2015 - Stable/Beta

1.4.1788+ requires the updated Win 10 SDK version 10.0.14393.0 as well as the older, initial SDK release



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