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Pico-8 &Voxatron fantasy consoles


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Spotted this fantasy console In JaysArcade's post awhile back and decided to import and share with everyone (his videos are included btw).

From the creators website FAQ:

What is a Fantasy Console?

A fantasy console is like a regular console, but without the inconvenience of actual hardware. PICO-8 has everything else that makes a console a console: machine specifications and display format, development tools, design culture, distribution platform, community and playership. It is similar to a retro game emulator, but for a machine that never existed. PICO-8's specifications and ecosystem are instead designed from scratch to produce something that has it's own identity and feels real. Instead of physical cartridges, programs made for PICO-8 are distributed on .png images that look like cartridges, complete with labels and a fixed 32k data capacity.

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The good: 4391 titles all in one place, renamed, complete with artwork

Pico-8

Voxatron  

The not so good: The emulators are $19.99 on the creators site you can still play the games online however.

For you creative types in the crowd you can make games with pico-8 also.

Expect future updates, artwork fixes and emulator info (still haven't bought mine) a little later.

 

 

 

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So I plunked down $20 for both emulators installed them and gave both platforms a go. Turns out when you run the emulator it just runs it's own frontend and you select games from there. Can anyone recommend a command line that will make the games run immediately?  Thanks in advance!

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On 6/23/2021 at 1:50 AM, lou silver said:

So I plunked down $20 for both emulators installed them and gave both platforms a go. Turns out when you run the emulator it just runs it's own frontend and you select games from there. Can anyone recommend a command line that will make the games run immediately?  Thanks in advance!

it simple i use them also (in another frontend) the carts / roms themselves are the png files so to run it fullscreen you run the following where [romfilename] is to be replaced with path + filename of such png. Another great thing is that you can just use the roms itself as preview image

pico8.exe -windowed 0 -run "[romfilename]"

 

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