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I'm curious if there are plans for a "devkit keyboard" ability for p8? It would make it feel more like a microcomputer than a console, but I think some very interesting stuff could be made that involves text input.

P#37953 2017-02-28 22:53 ( Edited 2018-10-19 03:41)

+1 for interest

P#45031 2017-10-09 16:52 ( Edited 2017-10-09 20:52)

tbh I don't think zep would ever allow full keyboard input.

You could always use the mouse to do something like this tho:

P#45032 2017-10-09 16:58 ( Edited 2017-10-09 20:58)

i think i have something i can make due with; i remembered the old psp radial keyboard mod might be enough

P#45035 2017-10-09 19:08 ( Edited 2017-10-09 23:08)

I actually saw a pico-8 cart somewhere in the list that handled keyboards. And it actually worked with mine here. Wish I could remember what it was called, It was brilliant.

P#45037 2017-10-09 20:44 ( Edited 2017-10-10 00:44)
P#45039 2017-10-09 23:39 ( Edited 2017-10-10 03:39)

@Stompy: Useful but not the same thing.

P#45041 2017-10-10 03:45 ( Edited 2017-10-10 07:45)

+1 again from me.

I dropped hints a while back for exactly the same thing ("devkit keyboard" - to match the "devkit mouse" we already have).

Unlike the mouse input, I can see it might be quite tricky to add (assuming Zep even wanted to) - as we already use the keyboard for player input. So there would need to be a mode switch from gamepad/full-keyboard control.

Either way, I'd be very interesting in this feature.
(Imagine all the crappy Text Adventure games we could make! :D #lol)

P#45044 2017-10-10 06:09 ( Edited 2017-10-10 10:09)

Yeah, I'd like to see proper input support in devkit mode. No keyboard and no scroll wheel are very limiting for writing tools. :/

P#45077 2017-10-10 17:12 ( Edited 2017-10-10 21:12)

well, that's all pico-8 needs to be a fantasy retro personal computer. it's some kind of backwards C64GS right now.

P#45079 2017-10-10 17:23 ( Edited 2017-10-10 21:23)

For those not up to date (like me until a few days ago), this is largely fixed. https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?pid=54655&tid=31598

P#58125 2018-10-18 23:04 ( Edited 2018-10-19 03:04)

Yep. You can use full alphanumeric keys now.


Enargy, interesting looking OS, you gonna make that a release ?

P#58128 2018-10-18 23:41 ( Edited 2018-10-19 03:42)

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