A new vscode extension for editing and running pico8 files.
I recommend having a separate pico8 workspace for doing dev in. I keep mine at
it looks a bit like this
pico8 ├── backup ├── bbs ├── carts │ └── hello.p8 ├── cdata ├── config.txt ├── cstore ├── log.txt └── sdl_controllers.txt
This then allows me to open the workspace from the command line like
joho6[19:22:03]:~/Projects/pico8 👻 code .
The benefit of this is that any edits and saves you make within pico8 (for example doing graphics or sound) will be written back into the workspace where you would expect it, rather than into the default home which is likely to be far, far away from the warm embrace of source control
- Syntax highlighting for *.p8 files
- If used in workspace mode will set the pico8 home to your workspace
- CMD+R to open automatically run the .p8 you're editing in pico8
- A humane licence (no twitter egg anti-sjw MIT variant here)
You need to have pico8.
This extension contributes the following settings:
pico8.executablePath: path to where your pico8 actually is (default is
Best I can say is that it "works on my machine"
Initial release of pico8-vscode