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So the Analogue Pocket is available for pre-order in a few days, if you haven't heard of it yet you should definitely check it out.

How awesome would it be if this thing could run Pico-8 cartridges!? Is that even possible? What kind of hardware requirements does pico-8 have?

P#80148 2020-07-31 03:50

:: Spaz48

Unless zep supports it directly, it's very unlikely. And even then, I'm not certain it's possible. This uses FPGA in place of a normal CPU, which, while I can't say I understand FPGA fully, from what I know, it's vastly different from something like ARM or x86. If anyone knows this better than me, feel free to correct me, but from what I know, Pico-8 games on hardware like this would only work if it was an actual console with actual hardware that could be replicated, instead of a fantasy one. I would really love to see zep support more portable devices, but this one may be a lost cause.

P#80190 2020-07-31 22:48

I want this too. There would need to be a physical cartridge to run PICO-8, and it would need to speak one of the protocols the Pocket already understands, such as GameBoy. This seems achievable to me, since at least one person has already hacked a Raspberry Pi Zero into a GameBoy cartridge, and claims it works: https://sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=901

If no one else does this, I want it enough to attempt it myself some day. I just got started with the PICO-8, and I'd love for people with GameBoys to be able to play my games.

P#81626 2020-09-09 18:09

That'd be awesome, I managed to preorder a Pocket before they ran out! :D

P#81659 2020-09-10 16:00

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