Installing


GameMaker Studio 2 is designed for use on desktop computers with the following minimum specifications:

For the Windows platform you will need to have the following basic setup:

  • 64bit Intel compatible Dual Core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • DX11 compliant graphics card
  • Microsoft 64bit Windows 7
  • At least 3GB free Hard Disk space

However the recommended specifications are:

  • 64bit Intel compatible Quad core CPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • DX11 based graphics card
  • Microsoft 64bit Windows 10
  • SSD Hard Disk

For the Mac OS platform you will need to have at least the following minimum specs:

  • Mac OSX El Capitan or higher
  • An Intel Dual Core i3 processor
  • 4GB or more RAM
  • Xcode 7 or higher

However the recommended specifications are:

  • macOS
  • An Intel Quad Core i5 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • SSD Hard Disk

You can download the GameMaker Studio 2 installer from the YoYo Games Website. Once installed and the first time you run GameMaker Studio 2, you may be prompted to update before being able to use the product. After any updates have been installed, you will be required to supply the licence details for your YoYo Games Account (see here) before being able to use the product, meaning that the first time you use GameMaker Studio 2 you must have an internet connection. After the initial login, you should be able to use the product offline, however it will periodically require that you connect to verify the login account.