ZFile - Non-Sandbox FileSystem


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ZFile is an extension for Game Maker: Studio that allows you to work with files without being limited to Game Maker's sandboxed filesystem.


ZFile comes with functions for:

* Manipulating files/directories.
* Working with text files, ini files, and binary files.
* File searching.
* Setting and getting file/directory attributes.
* Setting and getting the working directory.

Most functions work the exact same and are named the exact same as the built-in functions, but are prefixed with "zf_".

Note: ZFile has not been tested with Game Maker: Studio 2 and it's not guaranteed that it will work. If someone could test it for me then that would be greatly appreciated!

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Version 1.0.1. Published July 29, 2017

Created with GameMaker: Studio v1.4.1763

Age Rating: 4+

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graham e 23 June 2018

Ini functions don't work properly... (GMS2)

Ini functions won't read in "real" numbers, and won't work when the regular GM functions will. Reading strings seems inconsistent, for reference I am using this function during a draw event call. Doesn't support typical windows file path arguments such as %APPDATA% or %USERPROFILE%.


Lemon P 30 November 2017

Works fine.

You have to create the directory manually before using "zf_file_copy"
It doesn't create the directory automatically

If you run "zf_file_copy" very frequently, the game will stop
I debugged by VS and It seems like access problem.

But still INI fucntions are good.
I rather use other library like 'File Management - No Sandbox'
when just want to move files from sandbox to outside


Zekronz (Publisher) 05 December 2017

Thank you for the review.

I'll have a look at these issues and see what I can do.

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