DeCarabas [Lexaloffle Blog Feed] Robot Garden <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=109572#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_robotgarden-3.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=109572#p"> Robot Garden 1.02b</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=33694"> DeCarabas</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=109572#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <p>A cozy little game about helping a young rabbit with her garden.</p> <p><em>v2 update: I couldn't leave well enough alone: it's the same core game, but with a much updated flow, and more things to do.</em></p> <p><a href="">(Also available on</a></p> <h1>Instructions</h1> <h2>RX-Series Automaton Quick Start Guide</h2> <h3>Welcome To Your New RX-Series!</h3> <p>Congratulations on the purchase of your new RX-Series Automaton! In addition to its unparalleled power, extensibility, and reliability, the new RX-Series Automaton has been designed for ease of use. With a little bit of regular maintenance, you and your family will be able to enjoy the benefits of automated labor for generations to come!</p> <h3>Activation</h3> <p>The RX-Series is equipped with a voice-activation module. To begin the power-on sequence, simply speak the unit's designation followed by the command phrase &quot;activate.&quot;</p> <p><em>Note:</em></p> <ol> <li>The unit's designation can be found etched into the plate located on the front of the unit.</li> <li>Speak loudly! If the unit's battery has been fully drained, the voice recognition microphone will be running at very low power.</li> </ol> <h3>Operation</h3> <p>The unit should understand and obey voice commands.</p> <p>Should manual override ever become necessary, the directional pad can be used to move the automaton around. The X button will open a menu that will allow you to choose from the available set of installed peripherals, and the O button will activate the currently selected attachment.</p> <p>Note: If you are using an antique keyboard, don&rsquo;t panic! The &quot;arrow keys&quot; will work in place of the directional pad, and the X and O buttons will be mapped to the &quot;X&quot; and &quot;Z&quot; keys, respectively. Press the &quot;Enter&quot; key to access any additional functions of your control device.</p> <h3>Standard Attachments</h3> <p><em>Manipuators</em> - The RX-Series is equipped with a strong set of manipulators to lift and carry heavy loads. From lifting boulders to uprooting saplings, the RX-Series can do it all!</p> <p><em>Rotary Saw</em>- Cut through the toughest tree trunks and logs with this self-straightening, extremely durable saw.</p> <p><em>Pneumatic Shovel</em>- With this powerful shovel, your RX-Series automaton can dig more in a day than a hundred men could dig in a week! Dig holes, cut trenches, and even pry old tree stumps out of the ground.</p> <img style="margin-bottom:16px" border=0 src="/media/33694/penny notes (light).png" alt="" /> <h3>Next Steps</h3> <p>Be sure to review the full RX-Series Automaton Owner's Guide for more information on installing additional attachments, part maintenance, sapience control, or battery replacement.</p> <h3>Welcome to the RX-Automaton Family!</h3> Sat, 02 Apr 2022 13:44:53 UTC A Pretty Tree <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=85208#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_garbotree-0.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=85208#p"> A Pretty Tree 1.0</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=33694"> DeCarabas</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=85208#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <p>Hey, I just wanted to share a little thing I made.</p> <p>I've been trying like heck to get a procedurally-generated tree that (a) I could use in a project I'm working on and (b) I didn't think looked terrible.</p> <p>This is the first result that I'm even remotely happy with.</p> Wed, 09 Dec 2020 19:39:02 UTC Crossbones <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=78133#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_md_crossbones-0.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=78133#p"> md_crossbones</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=33694"> DeCarabas</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=78133#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <p>This game was built by my son, Malcolm, based on the lovely tutorial series by <a href=""> @MBoffin</a>. Here's what he has to say about it:</p> <p>&mdash;</p> <p>A top-down adventure game. Don't get confused- you might think it's easy. Turns out it might not be!</p> <p>Hope you enjoy!</p> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 02:24:05 UTC Custom Font Builder <p>Good morning friends! I was working on a different, text-heavy project, but when I showed it to some friends they had a hard time reading the built-in font. </p> <p>So I decided that I needed a custom font, but I <em>really</em> don't have the sprite-sheet space to make it work.</p> <p>I couldn't find one I liked in the BBS, so I built this, and I thought it might be interesting.</p> <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=75359#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_dcfonter-2.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=75359#p"> dcfonter</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=33694"> DeCarabas</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=75359#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <p>The font renderer supports variable-width fonts with both upper and lower case. Other than that it's pretty basic: the letters don't have descenders, I only actually drew the glyphs I needed, and I haven't put a whole lot of effort into optimizing any particular part of it.</p> <p>Still, the final product is pretty small, and easy to modify.</p> <p>If you want to make your own font, what you do is:</p> <ul> <li>Draw your letter-forms in the spritesheet. (Letter dimensions are computed automatically.)</li> <li>If necessary, adjust the character-code mapping in build_font on tab 2.</li> <li>Run the cart, and press a button to copy the encoded font to your clipboard.</li> <li>Go into tab 2 and replace the [[...]] string near the top of the buffer with the contents of your clipboard.</li> <li>Run the cart again to make sure your new font looks like what you want. (Yeah, sorry that the demo part uses the previously-computed font, not the live-built font.)</li> <li>Repeat as necessary. Once you're happy, copy and paste the code from tab 2 into your project.</li> </ul> Sat, 25 Apr 2020 16:09:57 UTC