PPOT have compiled a flash cart image for their own FX devices and are sharing it with the wider community. This is a collection of games we have worked on together and
Why would you want to load this instead of the image that came with your FX? Well for start you get our new games - The Trials of Astarok and Lode Runner FX - which have been developed since the release of the FX and … err … actually, that’s about the only reason.
Is this not how the FX and this “flash cart image” work? You flash your device and then can add games on top of it? Sorry if it sounds weird I havent received my FX yet, i preordered it like 3-4 monts ago when they came back up for the first time.
But at the moment you have to do that by editing the nasty .csv file by hand (or with some generic CSV-editing software, e.g. Excel or LibreOffice Calc).
(What @filmote was saying is that in the future it will be much easier…)
Oh okay that makes sense. Its a good thing Filmote covers a lot of stuff i’d want in there with the exception of a few “stuff falls down” puzzle games. Maybe ill try to convince someone to port Triotos to this machine. I managed to do it for the pico-8 after all.
Historically people avoided these because Arduboy Inc had a deal with Tetris LLC to make the Tetris microcarts. I’m not sure if that still stands or not, though Tetris LLC can be a bit heavy with the ban-hammer.
Because i have no real programming experience outside of BASIC ahah. I just directed the team and did the art, state machines and stuff like that. Im a game designer but I only really know enough about programming in theory to know what is and isnt doable.