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Soo... I bought a raspberry pi zero and I'm trying to get it to work so I can run and create pico 8 games on it. But every time I try to make it boot, it does this:




In short, it does nothing. Has anyone had this problem and maybe solved it? Thanks!

Oh, and we should have a name for pi's that run pico 8 games that we all use.

(I tried to load the raspberry logo into pico 8. it didn't work)

P#75595 2020-04-29 15:27 ( Edited 2020-04-29 15:29)

Hi there! We really need a diary if we are to help you. You say «it didn’t work» but we don’t know what you did, what you wanted to see, what you saw instead. So give some details:

  • what is «get it to work»? booting the raspi at all, or running pico8 from raspi desktop, or booting straight to pico8?
  • did you follow any tutorial about basic preparation for raspberry pi: power plug, screen, keyboard, network, SD card?
  • what is «load logo into pico8»? do you mean importing a PNG logo into the spritesheet of a pico8 game? but how come you are trying that if booting doesn’t work?
P#75614 2020-04-29 22:01

@merwok Well, the zero will not even boot, and I used this tutorial: Setting up your raspberry pi
And for loading the pi logo into pico 8? that was just something random I did because it was a PNG.

P#75628 2020-04-30 14:02

Do you have another SD card to retry from scratch?

For the second question, you still haven’t answered what you men with «loading logo into pico8». What do you mean exactly?

P#75654 2020-04-30 21:34

@merwok I just did:

>load raspberry_pi_logo

I was bored. It's nothing important

P#75697 2020-05-01 16:48

Ah ok! load is for cartridges, but you can certainly import an image into sprites :)

P#75700 2020-05-01 17:21

@merwok Woah. I did not know you could do that! How did you do it?

P#75703 2020-05-01 19:07

And I do have another SD card, but it's not a micro SD, so the answer is no.

P#75706 2020-05-01 19:29

https://pico-8.fandom.com/wiki/Import :)

The colors from the original logo are changed to PICO-8 palette, and it often doesn’t do what you want. I had to use the fill tool to make the leaves green and change the purple raspberry to bright red.
Sometimes it is easier to prepare files in another program such as Aseprite to get the right size and colors.

For your OS issue: does the SD card contents look fine from your regular computer? can you reformat and reinstall the card?
(I am on discord too, could be easier to have back and forth there)

P#75708 2020-05-01 20:10

I am on discord toooooooooooo
how do you make a chat?

P#75810 2020-05-04 22:15

Find me (same username) and send me a direct message
Or come to #help channel and @ mention me

P#76091 2020-05-07 20:10

where is the #help channel?
(sorry I don't use discord much)

P#76764 2020-05-17 15:23

Have you tried looking at the Resources page?

P#76811 2020-05-18 03:08

Found it! thanks, @merwok ! just need to wait ten min before I can post...

P#76843 2020-05-18 15:59

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