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I'm trying to record an animated GIF under Linux in PICO-8. It records it fine according to PICO-8, but I have no idea where the file is located. I've done a file search for GIFs under my user directory and nothing turns up. Nothing under $HOME/Desktop where I'd expect it to be.

Little help?

P#38712 2017-03-25 09:30 ( Edited 2017-03-25 13:30)

I think it might be in a hidden directory. Maybe ~/.lexaloffle ? That's what I remember off the top of my head. I'll check on machine in a bit

P#38713 2017-03-25 09:44 ( Edited 2017-03-25 13:44)

I've tried that too - "folder" opens my ~/.lexaloffle/pico-8/carts directory as I'd expect but there's no gif in there.

P#38715 2017-03-25 10:14 ( Edited 2017-03-25 14:14)

You can set the alternate "desktop" path by starting pico8 with "-desktop" argument, for example

pico8 -desktop ~/Pictures

Since the default seems to be ~/Desktop you should consider perhaps it is permissions or disk space that it isn't saving to your Desktop folder ok though

P#38716 2017-03-25 10:39 ( Edited 2017-03-25 14:39)

Nope - checked permissions and diskspace - both fine.

Running "pico8 -desktop ~/Pictures" produces no files after pressing F8 for record, including ~/Desktop. In fact, no directory specified with the -desktop parameter produces a gif after recording.

Has anyone actually done this successfully under Linux?

P#38718 2017-03-25 10:58 ( Edited 2017-03-25 14:59)

it saves to the desktop (~/Desktop) fine for me, on Ubuntu 16.04

sorry I don't know why it doesn't work for you :x

oh, you did say you are pressing F8, but that is only to start the recording; are you also pressing F9 to end it? the recording is not saved to disk until you press F9

P#38720 2017-03-25 13:25 ( Edited 2017-03-25 17:27)

Yes I'm also running Ubuntu, 16.10.

You know it doesn't save til you hit F9 right? F8 start, F9 stop/save. So the screenshot with F6 saves OK but not the animated GIF?

Also I noticed having used -desktop added this entry to my ~/.lexaloffle/pico-8/config.txt file
desktop_path /home/dale/Pictures

It now uses that by default instead of on my desktop.

P#38721 2017-03-25 13:39 ( Edited 2017-03-25 17:49)
:: sax3

F8-F9 yes :) works on debian stable, i had to use the -desktop option too

P#38723 2017-03-25 14:01 ( Edited 2017-03-25 18:01)

No, I did not know that. Now I feel REALLY STUPID. Thanks for the help - works now.

Silly me :D

P#38724 2017-03-25 14:26 ( Edited 2017-03-25 18:26)

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