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I am very much a beginner when it comes to programming, but i've always enjoyed tracking and the demoscene.
I figured i would give pico8 a shot and try to create some of the classic demoscene effects (sinescrollers, rasterbar, starfields etc.) if possible. I thought i'd try with something (that i thought) would be simple like putting some text on
the screen that would move like a sinewave. But that was obviously a lot harder than i thought. So i was wondering if anyone had any tips or perhaps some simple codesnippets i could look at to get a basic understanding of it.

I know some basic programming but not enough to be able to download a cartridge here, look it over and understand exactly what it is that is making things move.

Thanks a lot in advance!

P#32620 2016-11-19 00:48 ( Edited 2016-11-19 14:14)

To get started, visit this thread and then whenever you have time, browse your way through the tweetjam thread and spend days digging into all the cool/compact things there.

edit: and for basics, the fanzines are a good bet

P#32621 2016-11-19 01:43 ( Edited 2016-11-19 06:46)

Thank you very much, exactly what i was looking for!

I now realize i should have searched for "sinus" and not only "sine"

Also, what is the best way to ask small questions regarding programming in pico8? i feel like there are so many simple things i would like to ask but don't
feel like cluttering up the entire BBS with such trivial things.

thanks again!

P#32622 2016-11-19 01:55 ( Edited 2016-11-19 06:55)

You could try using irc.

P#32624 2016-11-19 09:14 ( Edited 2016-11-19 14:14)

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