Giavapps File (developed and produced by Luigi Piscopo) provides a set of non-sandboxed and cross-platform File functions for GameMaker Studio and GameMaker Studio 2.

This Extension includes support for reading and writing Text Files and Buffers.

Giavapps File works exclusively on Windows and Mac OS X.


You can find the full documentation and code examples at the following link:


  • Support for reading and writing Text Files with Unicode characters.
  • Support for loading and saving Buffers.
  • Support for Searching Files (Windows only).
  • Functions for Copying, Deleting and other common File functions.
  • Includes support for executing Shell Commands.
  • Well documented, inexpensive, easy to use, lightweight and cross-platform.

More info

End User Licence Agreement (EULA).

Version 1.0.0. Published January 27, 2016

Created with GameMaker: Studio v1.4.1690

Age Rating: 4+

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hong j 14 July 2017

file write dosent work!

file write dosent work!
f = gf_file_text_open_write("a.txt");
t = gf_file_text_write_line(f,"ok");

//i cannot found a.txt


Giavapps (Publisher) 16 July 2017

First you shouldn’t call gf_init(); since the extension does that already for you. I've answered you on the blog with a script that works for me. Let me know.

Greetings, Luigi.

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