iiviiGames [Lexaloffle Blog Feed]https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?uid=31560 Timers and Timer Bars <p>This is something I made for a <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/pico8/comments/sxagjv/creating_a_repeating_timer_system_for_character">request on reddit</a> a while ago, and thought I'd share it here.</p> <p>The timing objects are excellent for using in any game that needs precise timing actions. The timer bars are something I added later, and <strong>are not</strong> perfect.</p> <p>&gt; <em>Hope this helps somebody! Timing can be a real headache. But this is very user friendly. There's a full section of notes in the cartridge!</em> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=116632#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_timerbars-0.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=116632#p"> timerbars</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=31560"> iiviiGames</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=116632#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=49117 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=49117 Tue, 30 Aug 2022 23:37:50 UTC Simple Api Viewer <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=116613#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_apiview-0.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=116613#p"> Simple Api Viewer</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=31560"> iiviiGames</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=116613#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <p>This is a simple way to browse the internal pico-8 api, which <a href="https://twitter.com/i/status/1526674660787625986">I posted about on Twitter</a> a while back.</p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=49111 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=49111 Tue, 30 Aug 2022 21:21:16 UTC Quick Cart Download Script <h1>The Pico-8 BBS Download Link-inator!</h1> <p>Are you 😪 of tedious right-click, save-as routines?</p> <p>Well, with this script, <em>life just got a bit less tedious</em>!</p> <img style="margin-bottom:16px" border=0 src="/media/31560/cartDL.gif" alt="" /> <h2>Where to get it?</h2> <p><a href="https://github.com/iiviigames/bbsdownload">Right here on my Github!</a></p> <h3>Usage</h3> <p>This is a userscript written in <strong>javascript</strong> , that adds a nice, big download link right under the cart player on the Pico-8 Bulletin Board System. Does literally what it says on the tin.</p> <p>To use this, you need something like <a href="https://tampermonkey.net/">TamperMonkey</a> installed in your browser. (I'm using Firefox Developer ATM.)</p> <h3>Notes</h3> <p>Is this necessary? Nope, but I got sick of clicking the link, then right click save as...you know the deal. This just makes a big fat link on the page, in a bright blue color, right beneath the player for the game itself.</p> <h2>Thanks!</h2> <p>Check out my <a href="https://odd.codes">website</a>, my <a href="https://github.com/iiviigames">Github</a>, or follow me on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/odd_codes">@odd_codes</a>. </p> <p>I've also been updating a new version of the <strong><a href="https://iiviigames.github.io/pico8-api">unofficial PICO-8 API</a></strong>, so check that out too!<br /> ENJOY!</p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=41507 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=41507 Wed, 10 Feb 2021 22:27:52 UTC All New Pico-8 API (with more Pico-8 feels!) <h1>The New and Improved Pico-8 API Documentation!</h1> <p><a href="https://iiviigames.github.io/pico8-api">API Documentation</a></p> <p>Alternatively, here's the link in text form: <a href="https://iiviigames.github.io/pico8-api"><a href="https://iiviigames.github.io/pico8-api">https://iiviigames.github.io/pico8-api</a></a></p> <h3>Why is it new?</h3> <hr /> <p>I've been making a version of my own for some time now, just as I have updated the Sublime Text syntax for Pico-8. Since it's been 9 months since the original maintainer has updated it, I thought it was time to share my version. This work is based on the forked original API made by <a href="https://neko250.github.io">Neko250</a>. </p> <ul> <li>Clear version number and more intuitively located information </li> <li>New and more specific tabs for content</li> <li>Reformatted &amp; rearranged the existing data</li> <li>Heavily modified aesthetics, now more like PICO-8 itself</li> <li>Many (<strong>not all</strong>) new functions have been added</li> <li>Clear and concise annotations in code blocks </li> <li>Pico-8 built-ins highlight,just like they would in the IDE</li> <li>Keyboard shortcuts added <ul> <li>this section needs the most work</li> <li>including <strong>1 never found or documented previously</strong>, as far as I know</li> </ul></li> </ul> <p>...and <strong>lots of love</strong>!</p> <h3>The future</h3> <p>I am writing a book, a <strong>bible</strong>, for Pico-8 at the moment. I needed a reference that was up to date just for this reason alone, as that book has its own (more in depth) reference for the entire API. That said, I will maintain this bad boy for the foreseeable future very, very quickly after Pico 8 updates.</p> <p>When the day comes I can't or don't wish to, or someone more skilled than myself or Neko250 in the making of API cheatsheets comes along - I will pass it on to a new maintainer. Hell, anyone can fork this and do what they wish, as this project is licensed under creative commons.</p> <h3>Thank you,and please bookmark the API for future use!</h3> <p><em>Sincerely</em>,</p> <p><strong>Vee</strong></p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=38289 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=38289 Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:34:27 UTC Using the chr() and ord() functions <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=74848#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_chr_ord_usage-0.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=74848#p"> New chr() and ord() functions </a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=31560"> iiviiGames</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=74848#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <h1>A Quick Example</h1> <p>Use the arrow/action keys to move through values and show the outcomes of the new functions:<br /> <code>chr() ord()</code></p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=37393 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=37393 Thu, 16 Apr 2020 18:19:58 UTC Printing Multiple Items Without Line Breaks <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=71356#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_printnobreak-0.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=71356#p"> printnobreak</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=31560"> iiviiGames</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=71356#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <h1>Printing Without Linebreaks</h1> <p>A <a href="https://pay.reddit.com/r/pico8/comments/ebd72g/how_do_i_print_without_linebreak_in_pico8/">redditor posted</a> on the PICO-8 subreddit, and I spent 30 minutes trying to solve his/her problem.</p> <p>They said:</p> <pre><code>I have a function that prints several numbers, but with each iteration there's a linebreak (\n) when I print. How do I make the printouts come right after each other, instead of on separate lines?</code></pre> <hr /> <p>My solution, was the above. It's not perfect, but I didn't have a lot of time to work on it.<br /> I'd like to see anyone fix my code, or come up with a better way, as I found this an interesting<br /> problem!</p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=36348 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=36348 Mon, 23 Dec 2019 23:32:29 UTC hypno <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=65195#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_hypno-0.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=65195#p"> hypno</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=31560"> iiviiGames</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=65195#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <p><strong>IT DOESN'T WORK YET ON PURPOSE, BUT WILL BE FIXED SOON!</strong></p> <p>Today, while playing with the <img style="margin-bottom:16px" border=0 src="https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/files/31560/accident.png" alt="" /> default settings on the CLI on Windows, I found a series of colors that I started to really like. So, what does that have to do with this? </p> <p>Basically, when this cartridge is done, it's going to be a lot of things: but PICO-8 is going to serve as the first star, and from then on, sadly, I believe I will have to write a program of my own. Unless I find a way to display more than the 16 colors - and that's the only reason why. </p> <p>I have written a program in python that allows one to select any color they see, from anywhere at any time, or simply play around with them til the find one on their own. Then I pipe that on over to a modified form of lua - the Aseprite variety actually. </p> <p>(I'M ALSO WRITING A SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER FOR THE ASEPRITE API AND I WOULD LOVE SOME ASSISTANCE IF ANYONE OUT THERE WANTS TO HELP OUT! Its for ST3!) </p> <p>The aseprite script I have allows one to load a palette from existing .gpl or .pal (which aren't technically supported anymore) files and make use of them in a project, or export them in a wizard-like manner for easy sharing and storage. (IE, it will ask how large you want each square to be, then the max width and length and try its best to make it work within your parameters, if it can't it will suggest the next best thing.) The script can also make a single sprite strip from nothing, and it can be initialized from many places in many ways. Aseprite, Python, Lua, and even Pico-8 with some AHK in there.</p> <p>In any case, I would love to work on this with a single partner, 2 at the most. If interested, please get back to me! You can reach me here or at my home in Merveilles. </p> <p>thelibrarian@merveilles.town</p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=34513 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=34513 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:16:17 UTC Pico 8 Raspberry Pi - Help With Online Capabilities <h3>The Growing Collection of Raspberry's...</h3> <img style="margin-bottom:16px" border=0 src="https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/files/31560/picopis.jpg" alt="" /> <h3>And I Made One Into a Pi-Co</h3> <img style="margin-bottom:16px" border=0 src="https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/files/31560/20190128_191611.jpg" alt="" /> <h3>Except the only problem is...</h3> <img style="margin-bottom:16px" border=0 src="https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/files/31560/booted.jpg" alt="" /> <p>I can't seem to figure out how to use get it online. It boots right into Pico 8, and was the simplest process I've ever followed for a Pi project. Not even any image writing, just pasting files onto the SD card, which was a first for me. The image/process I followed is <a href="https://guillermoamaral.com/read/picopi/">here</a> and it works amazingly otherwise. If anyone has any suggestions as to how to alter the boot code (which is open source and listed on Guillermo's github, link is on the same site I already linked to), I'd really appreciate the help!</p> <p>(Ps, the history of magic book is my attempt at researching &quot;real magic&quot; to help bring some authenticity into an alternate history DND style campaign I'm working on. It is...actually pretty much a very dull book honestly, I was hoping it would be a bit different than it is.)</p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=33052 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=33052 Tue, 29 Jan 2019 06:02:11 UTC