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I know there is plans in the future to add a leaderboard system to Pico-8, but I was wondering if there were plans to maybe add a really limited networking system, kind of like a 56K modem. This would allow for some pretty creative ways to interact with servers, websites, and even other carts. One idea of mine was you would host your own leaderboard system on a Heroku app and the distributed carts adding to the leaderboard system. Another idea would be an old-fashioned BBS that used Pico-8 as a frontend. Thoughts?

P#46737 2017-11-27 09:30 ( Edited 2017-12-04 03:12)

The GPIO "pins" can be used in conjunction with Javascript to simulate additional hardware.

Did you see this thread about an Agar.io clone?
https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=30059

P#46739 2017-11-27 10:42 ( Edited 2017-11-27 15:42)

It requires hosting in a web page, not friendly when using a standalone client.

P#46740 2017-11-27 11:01 ( Edited 2017-11-27 16:01)
:: bekey

The leaderboards system will supposedly be able to be used as a really primitive, basic networking system.

Also BBS style websites are already possible using the new cartverse feature.

Here are some links:

https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29239

https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?pid=46044#p46044

https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?pid=46338#p46338

P#46757 2017-11-27 15:16 ( Edited 2017-11-27 20:16)

The most helpful thing about networking is a thing I found here: https://neopolita.itch.io/pico8com

It is a very user friendly api that allows you to send messages via a server.

P#46995 2017-12-03 22:12 ( Edited 2017-12-04 03:12)

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