|Type||Fantasy Video game console|
|Sound CPU||4 channels|
PICO-8 is a fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs. It feels like a regular console, but runs on Windows / Mac / Linux. When you turn it on, the machine greets you with a commandline, a suite of cartridge creation tools, and an online cartridge browser called SPLORE.
Specifications Display 128x128 16 colours Cartridge Size 32k Sound 4 channel chip blerps Code Lua Sprites 256 8x8 sprites Map 128x32 cels
Each exported release of PICO-8 packages the player at the correct version for that release. The player will load a file called data.pod from the current directory when launched.
We can integrate PICO-8 with a frontend by writing a wrapper script to launch copy and launch the pod in place.
You can update the player from any new release providing the developer has exported a version for your platform
For example. POOM used a custom PICO-8 build but the dev didn't export an RPI version, so the RPI version cannot be updated to run POOM currently.
See wrapper script
|Linux||<=0.1.12c2+||ROM||<path to pico8>/pico8-wrapper||W||[name].pod|