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Using -export command to automate multi cart package building and blocked by a number of bugs:

  • unable to specify HTML plate path (only works if export is actually performed from home folder)
  • inconsistent path parameters between bin and html exports:
# works for html
pico8.exe carts\cart_0.p8 -home . -export "game_alpha.html -p my_plate cart_1.p8 cart_2.p8"
# doesn't work for bin
pico8.exe carts\cart_0.p8 -home . -export "game_alpha.bin cart_1.p8 cart_2.p8"
# works for bin
cd carts
pico8.exe cart_0.p8 -export "game_alpha.bin cart_1.p8 cart_2.p8"
  • incomplete js generated unless export is run from carts folder
# produces broken js
pico8.exe carts\cart_0.p8 -home . -export "game_alpha.html -p my_plate cart_1.p8 cart_2.p8"
P#83543 2020-10-31 14:01

:: zep

Thanks @freds72 -- I've made some changes for 0.2.2 that I think should address this.

Earlier versions suffered from the assumption that you'd always be working with files inside the PICO-8 drive (i.e. ~/AppData/Roaming/pico-8/carts on Windows), and these bugs are all symptoms of that. 0.2.2 allows you to specify paths that are resolved relative to the (host) pwd regardless of where the PICO-8 drive is. So the following will both work:

pico8.exe carts\cart_0.p8 -export "out.html -p my_plate cart_1.p8 cart_2.p8"
pico8.exe carts\cart_0.p8 -export "out.html -p foo\my_plate carts\cart_1.p8 carts\cart_2.p8"

When an html template name is specified, the explicit file is tried first (./foo/my_plate.html) and if it doesn't exist, the global plates path is used (~/AppData/Roaming/pico-8/plates/my_plate.html).

Extra note for anyone reading: cartridges are named without any path. For example, bundling carts\cart_1.p8 -- it would be referred to from inside the program as "cart_1.p8", and not "carts\cart_1.p8".

P#87217 2021-02-04 21:40 ( Edited 2021-02-04 21:41)

rejoice \o/

P#87247 2021-02-05 06:28

I haven't been able to get this to work yet - I'm on a Mac, but various permutations of things like

pico8 -export "out.html -p . cart1.p8 cart2.p8"

have yet not worked.

P#97039 2021-09-08 02:37
:: merwok

What is the file in your working directory?

P#97053 2021-09-08 14:28

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