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I noticed that if there is a file named "splash.png" in PICO-8’s directory, it will be displayed at launch before the boot sequence. This also works with cartridges exported as binary.

P#55229 2018-08-16 04:20 ( Edited 2018-08-26 15:28)

Wow, that's interesting.

There doesn't seem to be any real size restrictions, although it will be cropped in windowed mode.

It's automatically converted to PICO-8's palette too; each color is converted to its closest PICO-8 neighbor.

P#55237 2018-08-16 08:12 ( Edited 2018-08-25 18:06)
:: Felice

That would make sense, since zep probably just used the same code that supports importing PNGs into the sprite sheet.

P#55238 2018-08-16 08:14 ( Edited 2018-08-16 12:14)
P#55240 2018-08-16 10:53 ( Edited 2018-08-16 14:53)


P#55243 2018-08-16 13:14 ( Edited 2018-08-16 17:14)
:: dw817

Good one, UB !

I'll have to try out this logo thing too. I was actually going to mention it in suggestions, so you are not taking necessarily a picture from your program but something better, a full 128x128x16 custom imported .PNG - as you've done here.

P#55247 2018-08-16 14:25 ( Edited 2018-08-16 18:25)

I think I'll use this one for my next project. 😆

P#55249 2018-08-16 14:46 ( Edited 2018-08-16 18:47)
:: dw817

Cart #55253 | 2018-08-16 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

My Logo doesn't look so good converted ...

P#55254 2018-08-16 15:05 ( Edited 2018-08-16 19:05)

too bad you have to press a key. also it's displayed before the boot sequence...

what would be great is a function to display the label (which is never to be seen in exports btw)

P#55257 2018-08-16 15:57 ( Edited 2018-08-16 19:57)
:: dw817

I'm just now learning how to export 128x128x16 PICO pictures for the forum, UB. At the time I sent that, I could only think of it as a complete PICO program.

P#55280 2018-08-16 19:53 ( Edited 2018-08-16 23:53)

dw, I was talking about the original topic.

for anybody wondering:
graphics you "ctlr-c" in pico can be "ctrl-v" in the forum (and back, click on the [128x128] on the side of my pic above, you can copy the text and paste in pico's sprite editor)

now the trick to copy 128x128 pixels from pico:
put the sprite editor in fullscreen (second icon top-left), maximize your windowed pico-8, use the select tool from 0,0 to 127,127 (past the actual pico screen).
in any case that's how I do it, I'd be glad to hear about something easier :)

something like ctrl-f5 to copy the current screen would be ace. and ctrl-a for the sprite editor :)

P#55310 2018-08-17 04:15 ( Edited 2018-08-17 08:15)

btw, here's a cute one, for everyday use ;)

P#55313 2018-08-17 05:22 ( Edited 2018-08-17 09:22)

Uh, F6? Or am I misunderstanding here?

P#55316 2018-08-17 07:54 ( Edited 2018-08-17 11:54)
:: Felice

Clipboard-text screenshot in one line:

s="[".."gfx]8080" for a=0x6000,0x7fff do h=tostr(peek(a),true) s=s..sub(h,6,6)..sub(h,5,5) end printh(s.."[/gfx]","@clip")

Clipboard-text spriteshot in one line:

s="[".."gfx]8080" for a=0,0x1fff do h=tostr(peek(a),true) s=s..sub(h,6,6)..sub(h,5,5) end printh(s.."[/gfx]","@clip")


Note: I had to break up the opening gfx tag across two concatenated strings in this code because the BBS was interpreting the gfx tag inside the code block as a tag, rather than code. Obviously you don't really need to split it like that. :P

P#55343 2018-08-17 17:12 ( Edited 2018-08-17 21:17)
:: dw817

... so how about something added to the IDE that is a full-screen (128x128x16) paint and import/export program so everyone can easily add a splash screen to their work ?

P#55347 2018-08-17 19:07 ( Edited 2018-08-17 23:07)

I don't seem to be able to get it to work. have the file in the base pico-8 directory and it is named spash.png(128x128x16). Am I missing something obvious?

P#55652 2018-08-25 07:10 ( Edited 2018-08-25 11:10)

@hwd2002: Put it in PICO-8's program directory. On Windows, put it in C:\Program Files\PICO-8 (or wherever it resides, C:\Program Files (x86)\PICO-8 maybe). Not in your user directory.

P#55661 2018-08-25 14:05 ( Edited 2018-08-25 18:05)

I think it's a "work in progress feature" more than a hidden one. Or a subliminal easter egg. Pay close attention when you first launch PICO-8 - it kind of "fades in and out" extra quick.

P#55723 2018-08-26 11:28 ( Edited 2018-08-26 15:28)

Does anyone know if this is still a feature? I can't seem to get it to work, so i assume it is no longer supported?

P#84880 2020-11-30 22:48
:: merwok

I can’t see it either.

P#84888 2020-12-01 02:20

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