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I have created a small aquarium in PICO8, with the idea of running it on a corner of my desktop while I work on other stuff. But I have noticed that PICO-8 runs much slower when it is not the window under focus.

Is this Working-As-Intended behavior? I can understand the reasoning, but I would like to have pico8 run at full speed even when not under focus - is there a way to do that?


P#41308 2017-06-05 02:34 ( Edited 2017-10-28 03:59)

i havent noticed this on windows 10(but i have 32gb of ram so i have more than enough overhead), system info might help get an answer

P#41314 2017-06-05 17:11 ( Edited 2017-06-05 21:11)

Pretty sure this "as designed" - in fact, I find it quite useful for debugging now and then as it slows down the draw rate! ;)

As for overriding it? I'm not aware of a way, one for zep to answer.

P#41317 2017-06-06 01:19 ( Edited 2017-06-06 05:19)

Can confirm this happens on Ubuntu 16.04 with 12GB RAM too. Standard 30FPS loop runs at about 15FPS when unfocused. Doesn't bother me to be honest :D

P#41325 2017-06-06 08:49 ( Edited 2017-06-06 12:49)
:: NeithR

Happened in Windows 7 too.
It seems it is really intentional.
No problem for me usually, except when playing idle game in PICO-8.

P#41332 2017-06-06 13:31 ( Edited 2017-06-06 17:31)
:: zep

Being able to have a small aquarium running in the corner of the screen is a really strong argument for making this customizable. I'll add a config.txt option for 0.1.11.

P#41336 2017-06-06 14:56 ( Edited 2017-06-06 18:56)
:: enargy

Cool! I'd appreciate this feature as well.

I had checked the docs since I thought it already was a customizable thing. But I guess Zep would know that :p

P#41338 2017-06-06 15:05 ( Edited 2017-06-06 19:05)

Thank you, zep!

P#41413 2017-06-08 20:34 ( Edited 2017-06-09 00:34)

any interest in posting the aquarium?

P#41416 2017-06-08 22:28 ( Edited 2017-06-09 02:28)

I actually had already posted it :-)

But here is the link again

P#41552 2017-06-12 04:15 ( Edited 2017-06-12 08:18)

Actually, I just posted an updated version there.

P#41554 2017-06-12 04:18 ( Edited 2017-06-12 08:18)

Huh, did not see this in the changelog... Did you add that?

P#45531 2017-10-27 23:59 ( Edited 2017-10-28 03:59)

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