Anyway many user would like to have a init function, called only one time at the beginning of the code execution. Thanks to LUA flexibility, it's very easy to add it:
function init() --init your stuff here t=0 end --call init, it will be executed only once init() --tic will be instead called 60 times every second function TIC() cls(12) print("HELLO WORLD!",84,64) t=t+1 end
Basically it's enough to define a function (with the name you prefer), and call it before tic definition.