For users who do not have an internet connection they can use to download files on-demand, we offer a single compressed zip file of all of GameMaker: Studio's demos and tutorials.
Please note that as of 1.4.9999 this method is the only way to get the demos/tutorials.
Note also that this zip does not contain the third-party SDK extensions linked-to in Game Options. These are now obsolete for GM: S 1.4, as each external SDK has now moved on to newer versions which 1.4 can no longer build. Please be aware as of May 2019 we no longer provide the old versions on the Marketplace either, as they would be knowingly broken and this would just cause confusion for users.
Installing the Files
After installing GM: S you will see that the Demos and Tutorials pages are blank:
You can download the required files to populate these two pages using this link. Please note this file is approximately 298MB, so might take some time to download on slow connections.
Once the zip has downloaded...
- If you are NOT using the Steam IDE, copy the file into "C:\Users\[YOUR NAME]\AppData\Local\GameMaker-Studio"
- If you ARE using the Steam IDE, copy the file into "C:\Users\[YOUR NAME]\AppData\Local\gamemaker_studio"
If you have not run GMS yet, you will need to create the applicable GM folder mentioned above yourself.
Then extract all the files via right-clicking the file and choosing "Extract All":
The only thing to be careful of here is that if you're using Window's own extraction tool to perform the unzip, this will by default add the name of the archive onto the end of the path, which would then put all the files in a subfolder you don't want. Ensure you remove the filename from the final part of the extraction folder, so it looks like the below image (if using the Steam IDE, the folder name will be different, as mentioned above):
Once you have edited the path, click the Extract button and Windows will then take a minute or two to extract all of the files. You should now see two new folders "demo" and "Tutorials", plus the matching .RSS files. If you don't see these immediately, right-click in some blank space and choose Refresh and they should appear. If they don't appear, check that you didn't accidentally still extract them into a new subfolder.
Once Installation Is Complete
You can now start Studio and enjoy all your new demos and tutorials by clicking the relevant tabs on the Welcome screen.
If you already had Studio open and on the Demos or Tutorials page when performing the "installation", simply click the refresh button inside GM: S (shown below) to have it refresh the list, then it should look like the image above.
We would recommend moving the zip file you downloaded into a safe place, in case you should need it again in future, but it can be deleted it you wish to save HDD space.