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Hi, it's my first day of tinkering with Pico-8, so bare with me.

Is there a way to use a external text editor to code? I miss my vim key bindings.

Thanks!

P#13259 2015-08-29 08:22 ( Edited 2015-08-29 23:49)

yes, you can use any lua editor by opening the .p8 text files. There should be some data encoded in there as well, but if you don't touch that it's fine, and PICO-8 reloads automatically on run.

At least, this is my understanding of it. I still use the built-in editor...

P#13260 2015-08-29 08:27 ( Edited 2015-08-29 12:27)

Thanks, apart from having to manually load the cart again, works like a charm :)

P#13261 2015-08-29 10:23 ( Edited 2015-08-29 14:23)

If you press ctrl+r instead of writing "run", it will reload the cart automatically for you if you haven't edited it in pico-8 (just entering the code editor breaks it even if you don't change anything)

If you do, you have two choices, either reload the cart, or save in the code editor (remember to then save your real changes in your external editor again!)

Then the ctrl+r trick works again.

P#13263 2015-08-29 12:55 ( Edited 2015-08-29 16:58)

Thanks for the Ctrl+R tip! :)

P#13286 2015-08-29 19:49 ( Edited 2015-08-29 23:49)

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