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Cart #xmascard-0 | 2022-12-08 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

(v01 12-08-22)
TO LOAD THIS PICO-8 CART, in immediate mode, type: load #xmascard

VVhat's new ?

Gruber, one of the the resident Pico-8 musicians came through, was very kind to me, wrote to me on his page, and offered what I could use for my Christmas project here. How wonderful !

-- 12-08-22
-- + used extended memory to
assist in the opening of
the card.

-- 12-08-22
-- + improved speed of
-- scrolling text.

-- 12-08-19
-- + added changing wind
-- direction.

-- 12-09-19
-- + added 3d card opening
-- graphic. tricky stuff.

The music that I wrote I am keeping (the post after this one). It's a curious method to be sure where all notes are the same length and some are repeated in different octaves to maintain the flow of the song.

Who knows ? Perhaps in the future someone might be interested in this style of music. :)

This code is very reminiscent of what I wrote back in QBasic with a few exceptions. Back then I had access to 256-colors for the palette so I neatly encoded it all by only animating the palette I could have snow fall, glitter the 5-pointed star on the tree and of course turn off and on the ornaments/lights with 8-different colors.

You can also now press (O) to pause the music, and (X) to hide the text. Hit again to continue them.

Hope you like it, it's the best I can do for now. Have a great holiday season everyone !


P#70710 2019-12-08 21:55 ( Edited 2022-12-08 23:12)


by dw817
Cart #hhtb-0 | 2019-12-10 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Here is the archive, the backup of the "Hark Of The Bells" as written in my Piano+

A curious method of writing to be sure, perhaps it may be of interest to someone in the future.

P#70801 2019-12-10 04:59

that page turn!!!

P#70929 2019-12-12 15:18

Thanks ... That page turn was a bit of work. I wish Pico-8 was just - well, BLINK, you know, for reading and writing every pixel. It's almost there but not quite.

Was thinking of writing a metal picture roller at some point. I did that for my sister's birthday greeting back in Turbo Pascal. May need to make an expansive table for brightness levels if I do.

P#70930 2019-12-12 16:47

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