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I was experimenting with png cartridge format (thanks asterick for your awesome work) and I got this little idea:

For nearly every console in the past, there were unofficial, hacked cartridges with unlicensed or pirated games, and this is something that even PICO should have!

Go ahead and grab my pirated copy of Celeste, it's shipped on dark cartridge with custom print on top!

Cart [#13641#] | Code | 2015-09-03 | No License | Embed
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P#13642 2015-09-03 18:50 ( Edited 2015-09-20 09:29)

I actually beat this game for the first time, just now, because I had forgotten about it and this pirate cart reminded me. I almost feel bad for completing the game on the pirate version. Almost. heheheh.

P#13648 2015-09-03 20:34 ( Edited 2015-09-04 00:34)
:: Retsyn

Where's the Crack-tro with dancing text and all the "greets" to your crew?

P#13652 2015-09-03 22:05 ( Edited 2015-09-04 02:05)
:: AfBu

Look at Celeste's source code. It has so few tokens left that it's impossible to insert anything extraordinary, I was barely able to insert my name on title screen, using really dirty trick of commenting out some global boolean variables that were initialized as false :->

P#13653 2015-09-03 22:28 ( Edited 2015-09-04 02:28)

Jokes aside, I'd love if Pico's save routine could take optional second parameter that would point out to png file to embed cart in (sort of cart template), the only limitation would be that it has to have EXACT same size as regular cart (though it can have landscape orientation), be RGBA png (even if it doesn't have transparent pixels) and two first lines/cart screenshot wouldn't be embeded (forum miniature next to cart could either crop in same way, probably easy or just read "custom cartridge").

P#13657 2015-09-03 23:05 ( Edited 2015-09-04 03:05)

And by not allowing such thing Zep makes us to miss out of two of the most iconic parts of old systems: Weird colors (and sometimes shapes given connector will fit anyway) of bootleg cartridges and labels that (even on official carts) looks photorealistic and not at all like the game is really looking like.

P#13660 2015-09-03 23:20 ( Edited 2015-09-04 03:20)

AfBu, could you make an utility that allows to embed Pico cart into any image that fits Pico's cart dimensions?

P#13855 2015-09-08 11:06 ( Edited 2015-09-08 15:06)

AfBu? I'd really love to see such utility that would embed P8 cart into any image of same dimensions as the cart image (160x205).

P#14360 2015-09-19 12:30 ( Edited 2015-09-19 16:30)

Celeste's code is not very optimized, it's quite possible to reduce token use in it.

P#14399 2015-09-20 05:29 ( Edited 2015-09-20 09:29)

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