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Hey all! Just purchased PICO-8 couple days ago, really love its aesthetics! Anyways, I bought PICO-8 because of my prior knowledge with music trackers/sfx creation and pixel art. I actually use programs like Aseprite(Retro/Pixel Animation Studio) and Milky Tracker (Digital Audio Workstation) on a daily basis! Ever since I was just a wee lad I've always had game ideas bouncing around in my head. Even back in 2008 I was using a tool called Lunar Magic to hack Super Mario World to use the pre-existing engine to modify levels and the overworld. With all this said I've never written an original line of code in my life. I was going to spend the afternoon with my face full of those picozines and try and learn from there. While regularly consulting the manual as needed. But is there anything I should know?

P#38855 2017-03-29 15:27 ( Edited 2017-03-30 18:26)

Welcome!

Pico-8 is a great place to learn code! I think you should look into some introduction to code before hand though and learn the very basics of loops, variables and objects etc!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ8w5SL5ItE&t=36s
this is a series of just the plain basic, and is using Lua and love2D, very similar to PICO-8 Lua!

I have coded before I started with PICO, but https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuaLuMhwcc8 helped a lot! This was a small series of clips that made a game in Pico,learning the syntax and uses in PICO!

There is also tons of content here on the forum to look at!

Good look and have fun!

/Elastiskalinjen(Sebastian)

P#38857 2017-03-29 16:07 ( Edited 2017-03-29 20:56)

I'm on a mac and some of what he told me to install/run I don't really know how to run via this OS. However, I've been following along with his tutorial in PICO-8. Everything is working so far at least. Was able to print hello world in the black typey screen (shell thing?)

P#38861 2017-03-29 17:35 ( Edited 2017-03-29 21:35)

There is a great series running, you should check it out

https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=28030

P#38872 2017-03-30 03:24 ( Edited 2017-03-30 07:25)

Oh wow thanks! This is great! I've already started watching the first video series. (On Lua) Might switch over to this tutorial if I lose my patience. :P Thank you!

P#38876 2017-03-30 07:44 ( Edited 2017-03-30 11:44)

>But is there anything I should know?

if you need to start small project, the picozine is great:
https://sectordub.itch.io/pico-8-fanzine-1

P#38881 2017-03-30 12:40 ( Edited 2017-03-30 16:41)

Yeah, i downloaded all of them.

P#38885 2017-03-30 14:26 ( Edited 2017-03-30 18:26)

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