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Multimedia Fusion 2 is an easy-to-use game authoring environment that will allow you to make wonderfully, creative games. It is an authoring tool that allows you to create many types of computer games, screensavers, educational programs, utilities or other applications, all quite easily.

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Extensions, or also known as Objects, allow the user to expand thefunctionality of Fusion by either installing additional Extension Packs,purchasing extensions from the ClickStore or by downloading from the Extension Manager(Fusion 2.5 only). Extensions are compatible with both Standard and Developer editions ofMultimedia Fusion 2 and Clickteam Fusion 2.5, and will appear in the “Create new object”dialog once installed. The Games Factory 2, demo and free edition do not support extensions,and some are exclusive to the Developer versions or certain runtimes only.

There are over 360 extensions available from both Clickteam and third party developers,with more in development. It will be impossible to document every single extension out there.However, ClickWiki will do its best to list the vast majority of them.

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Fusion
  • Installing an Extension
  • Common Problems

Extension List

ClickWiki aims to achieve a number of past, present and future extensions. Note thatnot all extensions can be documented.

Extension Categories:

Default Objects

These objects are part of the Fusion runtime and are available for all platforms.

Sources of Extensions

Extensions are files ending .’mfx’ and are usually packaged in zip files or inrare cases, an installer. Most extensions come with help documentation and examples.The most common sources that you can obtain extensions are:

  • via the Extension Manager (Fusion 2.5)
  • via the Community Forums
  • via the ClickStore
  • by visiting third party sites listing available extensions
  • by hiring an independent developer.

Most extensions built for Multimedia Fusion 2 are compatible with Clickteam Fusion 2.5,but new extensions written for 2.5 are not backwards compatible with 2.0. If you haveMMF2 installed and run Fusion 2.5 for the first time, you’ll be offered to import yourold extensions. Some extensions required tweaks from its author in order to preventcrashes and should be re-downloaded should the user upgrade from 2.0 to 2.5, for example,this is the case with the File-Folder Object.

Installing an Extension

Depending on the medium you retrieved an extension, you can add them into Fusion in a couple of ways:

From a zip file

  1. Navigate to your installation directory for Fusion. This will differ depending on your installed edition and version.

    For Windows users, this will be:

    For Steam users, this will be:

  2. Most extensions have a directory structure like this:

    • Data
    • Examples
    • Extensions
    • Help

    Extract these folders to the installation folder, prompting “Yes” to append into these directories.

  3. Start Fusion to re-index the extensions (or if it is already running, click “Refresh” on the Create new object dialog)

From the extension manager

A new feature introduced in Clickteam Fusion 2.5 is the Extension Manager.This can be accessed by clicking “Manager” from the Create New Object dialog.This feature currently only lets you browse, install and uninstall extensionsvery conveniently. It lacks functionality for checking for updates or changing the category.

Read more about the Extension Manager.

Built-in Objects Across Exporters

These objects are part of the Fusion runtime that work across all platforms and cannotbe removed or modified. Note that some features are specific to certain runtimes andare disabled other exporters. The table below lists the differences in features between exporters.

If you want export to Mac but the Mac exporter lacks a function your app requires, youcan use a Only available for the Developer editions of Clickteam Fusion 2.5 and Multimedia Fusion 2.Java Runtime (now deprecated) Java Mac Application, or a Wine wrapper if the Java Runtime (now deprecated)Java exporter also lacks that function or you don’t have the Clickteam Fusion 2.5 Developer version.

This table is a dump from the previous MediaWiki instance. It needs cleaning up.

Object/Function
Special / Special Conditions
Actions
╍╍ Execute another programYesYes?NoNoNoNoNoYes*
╍╍ Application menu / menu barYesPartial?NoNoNoNoNoYes*
╍╍ ClipboardYesYes?YesYesNoNoNoYes*
╍╍ Binary filesYesNo?NoNoNoNoNoYes*
*Not available on Mobile Devices and BlackBerry
Conditions
╍╍ Application MenuYesPartial?NoNoNoPartialPartialYes*
*Partially available on Mobile Devices and BlackBerry
╍╍ Have files been dropped?YesYes?NoNoNoNoNoNo
╍╍ Is text available on clipboard?YesYes?YesYesNoNoNoYes*
*Not available on Mobile devices or BlackBerry
Expressions
╍╍ FilenamesYesPartial?NoNoPartialPartialPartialYes*
╍╍ Drag & DropYesNo?NoNoNoNoNoPartial*
╍╍ Command LineYesNo?NoNoNoPartialNoYes*
╍╍ Read text from clipboardYesYes?YesYesNoNoNoYes*
*Not available on Mobile devices or BlackBerry
Sound
Actions
╍╍ SamplesYesPartial?PartialYesPartial*YesPartialPartial
╍╍ Music (MIDI)YesPartial?NoYesNoNoNoPartial*
*No File actions available on HTML5, Java for Mobile Devices, or Java for BlackBerry.
Conditions
╍╍ Music (MIDI)YesNo?NoYesNoNoNoYes
Expressions
╍╍ Main PanYesNo?NoYesYesYesYesNo
╍╍ Sample & Channel PanYesNo?NoYesNoYesNoNo
Note: Java lacks many Sound expressions not listed here.
Storyboard Controls
Actions
╍╍ Frame PositionYesNo?NoNoNoNoNoYes*
╍╍ DemoYesNo?NoNoNoNoNoYes*
╍╍ Clear screen/zoneYesYes?YesNoNoNoNoYes
╍╍ Change full screen / window modeYesNo?NoNoYesYesYesNo
*Not available on Mobile Devices and BlackBerry.
Conditions
╍╍ All exporters are compatible with this object's conditions.
Expressions
╍╍ All exporters are compatible with this object's expressions.
The timer
╍╍ All exporters are compatible with this object.
Create new objects / New Objects
Actions
╍╍ Create object by nameYesYes?YesYesYesNoYesNo
*Not available on Mobile Devices and BlackBerry.
Conditions
╍╍ All exporters are compatible with this object's conditions.
Expressions
╍╍ All exporters are compatible with this object's expressions.
The mouse pointer and keyboard
Actions
╍╍ Hide/Show Mouse PointerYesNo?NoNoYesYesYesYes*
*Not available on Mobile Devices or BlackBerry
Conditions
╍╍ The keyboardYesYes?NoYesYesYesYesYes
╍╍ Mouse wheel movementYesNo?NoNoYesYesYesYes*
*Not available on Mobile Devices or BlackBerry
Expressions
╍╍ All exporters are compatible with this object's expressions.
Player
Actions
╍╍ All exporters are compatible with this object's actions.
Conditions
╍╍ All exporters are compatible with this object's conditions.
Expressions
╍╍ Current key/input deviceYesYes?NoNoNoNoNoYes*
*Not available on Mobile Devices or BlackBerry

Writing Your Own

If you are a programmer, Clickteam have SDKs available for you to create your ownextensions for use in Fusion for various exporters, providing you know the programming language.

Common Problems

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Antivirus False Positives

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Unfortunately, there are a minority of extensions are suspect to being flagged by antivirusesas “false positives” (namely Norton and Avast!). Don’t worry, these extensions are not harmful,however they can affect Fusion and installation procedures. It is strongly recommended you informthe organisation behind your antivirus about this, so they can prevent this happening in future.In the meantime, to prevent the false positive, you can:

  • Exclude *.mfx files from being scanned.
  • Exclude the Fusion installation directory from being scanned.
  • Switch to another antivirus.
  • Turn off real-time scanning (not generally recommended)

Third party extensions may diminish

When you encounter a problem and seek advise from the Community Forums, you may discoverthat the extension you were using has been deprecated, abandoned or is no longer supportedby its author. Due to this, you may be using buggy code that may be the cause of crashingor unpredicted results from your projects.

Stuck in the “Other Objects” Category

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When you install many extensions, some of them may not be assigned a category. To cleanthem up from the “Other Objects” category, you will need to manually edit a file calledexts.ini from the Extensions folder.