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React PICO-8

Run PICO-8 game cartridges using a cusomtizable React component.

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Note: This project is community made and not endorsed by Lexaloffle or the offical PICO-8 Fantasy Console.

React PICO-8 PICO-8 Player

Installation

Yarn

yarn add react-pico-8

npm

npm install react-pico-8

Usage

import React from 'react'
import Pico8 from 'react-pico-8'
import { Controls,
         Reset,
         Pause,
         Sound,
         Carts,
         Fullscreen } from 'react-pico-8/buttons'

const App = () => (
  <Pico8 src="index.js"
         autoPlay={true}
         legacyButtons={false}
         hideCursor={false}
         center={true}
         blockKeys={false}
         usePointer={true}
         unpauseOnReset={true}
         placeholder="placeholder.png"
  >
    <Controls/>
    <Reset/>
    <Pause/>
    <Sound/>
    <Carts/>
    <Fullscreen/>
  </Pico8>
)

Simply add the game widget to the React application using JSX.

Be sure to include the .js src of the game cartridge generated from PICO-8's web export.

If no buttons are nested in the component then the default PICO-8 buttons will be used.

Props

Src

Source of the game cartridge. Required

This can be obtained from PICO-8 by loading a game cart, then typing the command export index.html.

PICO-8 produces two files: the cartridge index.js and the player index.html.

Since react-pico-8 already has the game player embeded, only the .js file needs to be provided as the src.

Auto Play

autoPlay indicates if the game canvas should attempt to auto-play on page-load. Default: true

Legacy Buttons

legacyButtons is used to select the type of buttons. Default: false

Hide Cursor

hideCusor indicates if the cursor is hidden over the game canvas when the game is playing. Default: false

Center

center indicates if the game is centred outside of fullscreen mode. Default: true

Block Keys

If blockKeys is set keys which are used to interact with the game are blocked from scrolling when the game is running.

If un-set keys will only be blocked when the canvas is focused. Default: false

Use Pointer

If usePointer is set the pointer hand will be used on buttons.

If un-set a normal cursor will be used on all buttons which do not lead to a new page. Default: true

Unpause On Reset

If unpauseOnReset is set hitting the reset button when paused will instantly reset the game.

If un-set the game will need to be resumed before it resets. Default: true

Placeholder

The image to be used as a placeholder prior to starting the game. If un-set, a black background will be used. Default: ''