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Cart [#floppy_launcher-1#] | Code | 2019-08-04 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed

I built a Raspberry Pi PICO-8 console that uses floppy disks, but SPLORE doesn't work great for browsing a floppy: you have to wait for the preview image of a cart to load before you can scroll past it. For a disk with more than one or two cartridges on it, this is a frustrating experience. Additionally, SPLORE is a little finicky about reloading the floppy contents if you swap out the disk.

To get around this, I boot this cartridge instead of booting into SPLORE, which provides a quicker floppy browsing experience and correctly picks up a new disk if you choose "reset cart" from the menu. It's a pretty rough hack, but I'm sharing it here in case anyone finds any pieces of it useful.

Obviously running it here on the BBS is an exercise in futility.

Revision 1 (2019-08-03)

Add scrolling when there are more than 15 carts.

P#66238 2019-07-31 08:17 ( Edited 2019-08-04 04:48)

It's really beautiful, man 😄

Everything from the concept to the code to the console you built!


P#66399 2019-08-06 02:55

the idea is soooo great...
i created some arcade mashienes with pico8 but now the idea of adding a floppy drive... it's like making physikal roms. i made a floppy for every game so you can inserd one and start directly into the cart. great idea thank you a lot :-)

P#66617 2019-08-12 18:37

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