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I'm starting with PICO-8 and loving it!

I’m new to programming and the only thing that I don't like that much is the code editor. The font its pretty hard to read and the horizontal scrolling with so few characters makes it difficult to find errors.

I've read that you can just open the .p8 file and edit them with a text editor and looks like it works just fine but at the end of the file there are some weird big block of characters. Is this expected? If I edit a file with a text editor (lets say Notepad++) I just edit my code and ignore the block of weird characters???

Thank you!!! :D

P#56100 2018-09-03 03:43 ( Edited 2018-09-03 10:41)

Yep - just don’t touch the sections flagged by xxx (until you know what you are doing).

Note: suggest to use Visual Studio Code, there is plugin to launch pico that is quite handy (not to mention a vastly superior UI!)

P#56101 2018-09-03 03:49 ( Edited 2018-09-03 07:49)

The blocks at the end of the file represent the sprites, the map, the label, the sound effects, and the music. Consider getting an editor that can display these blocks (at least the three first ones) visually so you can see what they are.

P#56105 2018-09-03 05:50 ( Edited 2018-09-03 09:50)

What editors support display of the blocks Tobiasvl?

P#56107 2018-09-03 06:41 ( Edited 2018-09-03 10:41)

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