Can somebody post links ?


G-9 2020-09-09 13:03

Can somebody post link to the PXL library ?
And also, can somebody explain it ? I really want to use it, but it's a bit hard to understand when you are a 13 years french boy ... :)

Timo 2020-09-10 05:56

It was made by nathanielbabiak, you can find all the PXL related programs on his profile:

But remember, LowRes NX was not made for this, it’s only possible because of some tricks. This makes it complicated to use and you probably cannot use normal sprites and tilemaps anymore.

If you are a beginner I recommend to stick to the standard features of LowRes NX. But of course if you are curious then go ahead :)

was8bit 2020-09-10 08:04 (Edited)

Understanding it is this...

You basically are editing graphic characters using rather complicated bit math....

You get a flavor of this with one thing i made...

I only am editing character 0 (normally used by default at a blank space)

You can use BIT math directly if you reduce the size of the screen you use... a full screen requires extra tricks, but using a smaller portion of the screen is easier and direct...

Basically you lay out an array of empty characters onto the screen and then use BIT math to edit each one....

Movement across the screen can be tricky, say a single dot bouncing around.. you have to

  1. figure out which cell of the screen the dot is in
  2. calculate which empty character has been placed in that cell
  3. calculate which pixel of that character the dot should be in
  4. apply the appropriate BIT math to re-render that character to create the dot where it needs to be...

...upon second thought, maybe it isnt that easy after all :/

was8bit 2020-09-10 08:12 (Edited)

Here is a example where i use a really small portion of the screen to allow editing 2 layers at a time to simulate creating a picture pixel by pixel with 7 different colors using my own BIT math...

I barely understand BIT math, it took me a ton of brain power to work it out, and wouldnt be able to explain it now...

G-9 2020-09-12 10:52

thanks :D

(Wrote on a 3DS !)

G-9 2020-09-12 11:05

... but can you post link to a program ? i don't know wich program is the PXL library...

was8bit 2020-09-12 12:14

G-9 2020-09-13 07:27

Thanks everyone :D

was8bit 2020-09-13 08:14


nathanielbabiak 2020-11-01 03:44

I simplified pxl library 2.0 quite a bit, so now you can jump right in. It's at this link.

Just replace my ascii art with your code, and use the subprograms at the bottom to draw.

G-9 2020-11-01 09:41

Thank u so much :)

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