I’ve asked him what kind of setup he is using. And it’s a lot easier than I thought.
He uses Atom and Pico-8 in split-view. I’ve googled around and found some nice Atom extensions to be used with Pico-8. Here is my final setup:
- For syntax highlighting I’m using
language-pico8by Keiya Bachhuber
- To be able to run my code directly from atom, I’m using
scriptby Kyle Kelley.
Script needs some setup to run with Pico-8. Edit the configuration located in
~/.atom/packages/script/lib/grammars.coffee and add
Pico8: "File Based": command: "/Applications/PICO-8.app/Contents/MacOS/pico8" args: (context) -> ["-run",context.filepath]
Now you are able to run run
run. Pico-8 will be started with your cartridge. Leave Pico-8 open and edit your code. Save and press
CMD-R in Pico-8 to reload your cartridge. Now arrange your editor an Pico-8 windows as you like.
Thats all! Happy Coding!