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DLCEXT - Jack Of All Trades

Thraxx Media

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Description

DLCEXT - Jack Of All Trades for Windows

From the 'DLC' series of software products comes this compilation which can only be aptly described as a "Swiss Army Knife" type of extension. Whether you're looking to enhance your project with a set of advanced networking functions, accessibility options or registry access - don't look any further. We've got you all set with a single, easy to use package that will do exactly what it's promising to do... and possibly much more.

FEATURES (50 functions in total)

  • Retrieve both local and public IPv4 addresses of your internet gateway device (i.e. router)
  • Mask your IPv4 address(es) as invitation code(s) for peer-to-peer multiplayer sessions
  • Set and remove port forwardings via Universal Plug & Play (UPnP) or NAT-PMP¹
  • Interruptible text-to-speech with the ability to set voice, volume and speed parameters
  • Read, write and delete values and keys from the Windows registry²
  • Easy to use message logging with customizable prefix and output file name
  • Lock the mouse cursor to your active game window (or any screen region)
  • Store files within secure, compressed and encrypted archives
  • Extensive voice chat functionality powered by OPUS

¹ Disclaimer: there is no guarantee that port forwarding functions will work on your specific computer / network configuration. Your router needs to a) support either UPnP or NAT-PMP and b) be enabled for it in the device's settings. Please refer to your router's instruction manual for further details.

² Thraxx Media will not be held responsible for any damages you might cause when carelessly modifying your registry without proper knowledge of what you're doing. Please refer to the extension's manual (download link below) for further information on what you can and cannot do with it.

...and if all of the above wasn't worth the asset's price already, check this out:

Based on customer feedback and suggestions, MORE FEATURES will be added in future versions as free updates.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10
  • GameMaker Studio 2.x / 2022.x

Download the manual

Download the free demo

End User Licence Agreement (EULA).

Age Rating: 4+

Versions

GMS2 - Version 1.1.3. Published November 8, 2021

  • Added a function to allow left/right audio channel panning (balance) for voice chat
  • Fixed a critical bug that would cause a crash if more than 2 clients were speaking
  • Fixed yet another bug that was preventing log files from being created properly
  • Increased the lease time of NAT-PMP port mappings to 96 hours (up from 24)
  • Overhauled the entire audio subsystem to use XAudio2 instead of WinMM
  • Dropped Windows 7 support as a result of the above mentioned overhaul
  • Lots of minor fixes, code optimizations and stability improvements

GMS2.3 - Version 1.2.0. Published May 16, 2022

  • Prepared the extension for future updates with the addition of registering asynchronous callbacks
  • Added a new set of functions handling secure, compressed and encrypted archives for file storage
  • Added a new set of functions to allow voice activation and measuring of the microphone input peak
  • Added a new voice chat function for an optional reverb effect being applied to a connected client
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent access to files in subdirectories (I think I've got them all now)
  • Fixed a semi-critical bug that would prevent OPUS packets from being decoded properly
  • Lots of minor fixes, code optimizations and stability improvements as usual
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