Introduction: How to Make a Room Side Scrolling in Gamemaker Studios

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In This tutorial you will learn how to make your room scroll, while you move

Step 1: Opening Up the Room Properties

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First double click on the room you want to adjust to make a side scrolling view. Once you have opened up the room properties then click views.

Step 2: Checking Off the Four Boxes

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Then make all of the four boxes with a check box with a check mark.

Step 3: Adjusting the Widths and Lengths.

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Now in Room Properties under "View in room" and "port on screen" reduce the measurements by 2. So W 1024 is now 512 and H 768 is now 384. These will change how big the screen will look when you run the game.

Step 4: Making the Screen Follow Your Main Character

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Now under "object following" click the blue square and click on your main character. This will allow for your screen to follow your main character's movements.

Step 5: Adjusting Final Coordinates Under "object Following"

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Now change the Hbor and Vbor to 200 and the Hsp and Vsp to -1. Then your are done.

Step 6: What It Looks Like Before and After

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the right picture is the after picture and the left is the before picture.

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