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GameMaker Studio 2: My Library UX suggestions

I’ve been sitting on this suggestion for a while.  I raised these concerns on the GameMaker forums some months ago, around the time GMS2 was in beta, or shortly after.

Don’t get me wrong, GameMaker Studio 2 has a much better interface for the Marketplace My Library as compared to GMS1.x, but there are a few things that I would love to see improved with it.

  1. The “New Version” category shows literally only those items for which you already have some version downloaded, and for which a newer version is available for download. It does not show items for which you have purchased, but never downloaded before. This makes hunting for newly purchased assets in My Library a HUGE pain. I contend that when you have just purchased something and never have downloaded any version of it before, ANY version that exists at all is a “new version” and thus should show up in the New Version category.  Please have everything that is “new” (whether a brand new purchase, or a update to an already-downloaded asset) show up here.
  2. Every time I hit the Download button for an asset in the New Version category, My Library jumps to the All Assets view, then shows the asset being downloaded. Now, if I want to go back and find the next asset in New Version to download it, I have to go and click on the New Version category to go back to it, each time. Again, this is a huge pain — a lot of extra clicking back to the New Version category for each available updated asset that I need to download.
  3. There’s no “Select all”. So when I have all these updates awaiting download, I have to download each of them, one at a time. It would be so much better to check a checkbox to select all available new assets, and then download them all with a single click.

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