apLundell [Lexaloffle Blog Feed]https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?uid=17143 WIP Screenshots of finished games? <p><table style="width:100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=10><tr><td bgcolor=#ffeedd><span style="color: #101010;">I love seeing work-in-progress screenshots.</p> <p>The great thing about keeping these screenshots is that after the game is finished, you can tell in retrospect which screenshots were significant and interesting.</p> <p>Pico-8 encourages screenshotting, with its built-in screenshot and gif capability. And the file size is minimal. ... So I figure a lot of folk probably have cool early screenshots of games that later become great games.</p> <p>So let's see 'em!<br></span></td></tr></table></p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=30022 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=30022 Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:40:22 UTC Feature Request : Box-Drawing Characters <p>I notice the Pico-8 font has some semi-graphical characters, but not <em>quiite</em> enough to make a real retro text-mode UI out of.</p> <p>I'd love to see some of the old DOS <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box-drawing_character">box-drawing characters </a>added to the pico font if there's space for a few more glyphs.</p> <img style="" border=0 src="https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/files/17143/Screenshot_11.png" width=508 height=238 alt="" /> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29959 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29959 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:34:55 UTC Space Tavern Poker <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=43606#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico59127.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=43606#p"> Space Tavern Poker 1.3</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=17143"> apLundell</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=43606#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <p><table style="width:100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=10><tr><td bgcolor=#ccffcc><span style="color: #101010;">You are <strong>Pat Blastrock</strong>, down on your luck space hero. After a particularly ill-fated adventure, you stumble into <strong>Space Tavern Station</strong> with only 500 credits to your name and a busted up escape pod. (It was a <em>very</em> ill-fated adventure.)<br /> Luckily, if there's one thing Space Tavern Station has an endless supply of, besides surprisingly vile synth-ale, it's suckers. You're going take the only option you have left and gamble your way back to fame and fortune.</p> <p>The poker played here at Space Tavern Station is not a fancy tournament. Here, they play <strong>tavern-style</strong>. You can leave the table at any time, but you can't go &quot;all in&quot;. If you get raised out, you have to fold, so make sure you bring enough cash to play a grownup's game.</p> <p>Some of your opponents might be desperate enough to bet the keys to their ship. Don't feel any remorse in taking that bet. It's not your problem how they're going to get home.</p> <p>If you're light on cash, you can go to your inventory and sell something.<br></span></td></tr></table></p> <p><table style="width:100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=10><tr><td bgcolor=#eeeeee><span style="color: #101010;"><strong>Controls :</strong><br /> Arrow keys and <strong> (O) </strong> to navigate menus.<br /> <strong> (X) </strong> to go back to the main menu. (Leaving the poker table.)</p> <p><strong>Pause Menu : </strong><br /> Sound : On/Off<br /> High-Viz cards - Alternate card design. Some people find it easier to see.<br /> Reset Data : <em>Delete all data</em> and go back to your initial $500 and busted up escape pod.<br></span></td></tr></table></p> <p>Old Version:<br /> <div><div><input type="button" value=" Show " onClick="if (this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display != '') { this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display = ''; this.innerText = ''; this.value = ' Hide '; } else { this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display = 'none'; this.innerText = ''; this.value = ' Show '; }"></div><div><div style="display: none;"><br /> 1.1 : <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=43606#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico44434.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=43606#p"> Space Tavern Poker 1.1</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=17143"> apLundell</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=43606#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> <br /> 1.2 : <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=43606#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico44786.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=43606#p"> Space Tavern Poker 1.2.01</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=17143"> apLundell</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=43606#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> <br /> </div></div></div></p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29838 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29838 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:53:41 UTC The Forum's mobile player <p>The mobile player on the forum is pretty nice, but it's missing one important feature : It doesn't disable the long-press context menu. </p> <p>If you hold the d-pad or a button down (as you do) it pops up a context menu, making the games frustrating.</p> <p>Until this is fixed, I recommend using this bookmarklet to fix it.</p> <div> <div style="max-width:800px; overflow:auto; margin-bottom:12px"> <table style="width:100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0> <tr><td background=/gfx/code_bg1.png width=16><div style="width:16px;display:block"></div></td> <td background=/gfx/code_bg0.png> <div style="font-family : courier; color: #000000; display:absolute; padding-left:10px; padding-top:4px; padding-bottom:4px; "> <pre> javascript:(function()%7Bwindow.oncontextmenu%20%3D%20function(event)%20%7Bevent.preventDefault()%3Bevent.stopPropagation()%3Breturn%20false%3B%7D%7D)() </pre></div></td> <td background=/gfx/code_bg1.png width=16><div style="width:16px;display:block"></div></td> </tr></table></div></div> <p>The forum strips out JavaScript links, so I can't link to the bookmarket, but make a new bookmark, and copy/paste that code into the URL field. Tapping on it will disable the context menu, making Pico8 a joy to play on mobile firefox.</p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29766 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29766 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:07:35 UTC Player 2 Controls <p>I certainly don't mean to complain about free games, but maybe a gentle reminder that Pico-8 games are not just played on desktop.</p> <p>Using the player 2 controls as &quot;extra buttons&quot; makes it very difficult to play on mobile or on PocketCHIP, or even just with controllers. The problem is compounded when you refer to the buttons by however they're bound on your system instead of their 'official' pico-8 names.</p> <p>Again, I know these are just hobby games, and I haven't paid a dime for them, so I have absolutely no right to complain, but I hope people <em>realize</em> that they're cutting out some potential players when they tell people to press &quot;D&quot; or &quot;Left Shift&quot; or something like that</p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29420 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29420 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:38:36 UTC Mun Mine <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=40084#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico40083.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=40084#p"> Mun Mine </a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=17143"> apLundell</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=40084#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <p>I decided that the first game I should make for this system would be an homage to the earliest game I have strong memories of playing : �Moon Mine�. Published in 1983, �Moon Mine� was available only on the TI-99/4a, Which means that nobody has ever heard of it. I had it though, and it was a blast. For years this was my favorite game.<br /> So here�s my remake. Made from memory and by closely examining the old game manual I found in the basement.</p> <p>The original classic was made by Rob F Hendren and John Phillips and I�ve always felt it didn�t get enough nostalgia love.</p> <p>The instructions are in the system menu. Basically use the arrow keys to move the lasers. O to fire. X to beam down a crew-member to retrieve minerals and water samples.</p> <p><div><div><input type="button" value=" Show " onClick="if (this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display != '') { this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display = ''; this.innerText = ''; this.value = ' Hide '; } else { this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display = 'none'; this.innerText = ''; this.value = ' Show '; }"></div><div><div style="display: none;"><img style="" border=0 src="https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/files/17143/PICO-8_16.gif" width=256 height=256 alt="" /><img style="" border=0 src="https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/files/17143/PICO-8_17.gif" width=256 height=256 alt="" /></div></div></div></p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29256 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29256 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:02:35 UTC