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Blog
  13th June, 2019
This week's Petit Switch release is a recreation of one of my favourite puzzlers, Blockman Gets.



If you have a copy of Petit Computer 4 (SmileBASIC) running on Switch (currently only on the Japanese eShop) you can grab the Blockman using the Public Key : 424PN33N4

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Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  13th June, 2019
Latest Game : 14th June 2019 : Blockman Gets

Petit Computer 4, SmileBasic for Nintendo Switch, was released on 23rd of May, 2019 in the Japanese eShop.
If you'd like to give it a try, I've written this vague guide to get you started with getting the Japanese edition onto your none-Japanese Switch, as well as these additional blog posts.

I've also made the following downloads for the language.

I'll aim to post a new game every Friday, so watch out for them!

Games (4)


SpikeDislike

424JQK3NJ

Downloads 101 - Likes 11

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Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  6th June, 2019
Another weekly remake, in the world of Petit Switch.

A lovely little grab from the AGameAWeek archives, as we revisit the teensy tiny space world of Space Popcorn!

Shoot the popcorn.
There's only one piece left.
This shouldn't take long at all.



Public Key : 4XYV34J (This seems shorter than the previous two codes.. Hopefully nothing's broke!)

You can Play Space Popcorn using a copy of Petit Computer 4, for Nintendo Switch. It's currently only available in the Japanese eShop, but you can grab hold of it using the instructions provided here.
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Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  2nd June, 2019


The default pixel-sprite editor for PetitSwitch
Scroll around the left-side (full spritesheet) with the left thumbstick, draw in the right hand "zoomed" view (you can zoom in further) with touchscreen or mouse.
Controls for colours, but the palette doesn't save. .. Booo!
Plenty of twiddly knobs and buttons, barely any of which I have the faintest idea what they're doing.
A to plot, B to pick colour.. .. Except..
The dpad doesn't move the cursor.. In fact, NOTHING moves the cursor.
Instead, you're stick with Mouse Control to do everything.
Not even copy+paste!?!

Drawing outside of the boundary of the zoomed in region (eg, mis-clicking the dodgy palette boxes) will randomly splodge a pixel in any area outside of that region.
You have limited zoom options, but at no point can you zoom directly into a single sprite.. It's always slightly too large, or slightly too small, and 1 single sprite never quite fits into the editor's viewport.
Scrolling also occurs based on the size of that viewport, so trying to edit one sprite, then move to the next, is damn near impossible.
Also, seriously, no thick gridlines at 16 to help guide you to drawing within the sprite limits!?!

Really, all kinds of messy, and ..
Nah..

Not gonna be happy using that.

..
So, um.. You can probably guess what I spent most of today doing.

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Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  1st June, 2019
Prepare to Flap, on Switch!



Guide Flappy between the two sides of the screen, landing on the platforms inbetween.

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Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  28th May, 2019


JMTrackr is a Music Randomisation engine, which can create an endless variety of music, based upon a set of prewritten melody patterns.

You can download it to PetitCom4 using the download code 4E3E33P5Y

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Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4 , Jmtrackr
Blog
  28th May, 2019
This morning, my laptop's clipboard still had yesterday's Daily Platdude Pixelart in it.
.. This is how much time I've spent working in Petit Switch!

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Daily Blog , Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4 , Jmtrackr
Blog
  27th May, 2019
Really getting somewhere with JMTrackr for Petit Switch, now!

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Views 48, Upvotes 0
Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4 , Jmtrackr
Blog
  27th May, 2019
I've gotten JMTracker up to a semi-working state, but still have to add test settings for things like Tempo and Instrument selection, as well as a proper Load requester.
But so far, so good, and it's a vaguely decent output.. I think!!

Although only a proper set of melodies and actual ingame usage will tell for sure..

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Daily Blog , Jmtrackr , Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  26th May, 2019
I think I'm making a music program..!?

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Daily Blog , Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4 , Jmtrackr
Blog
  25th May, 2019

View on YouTube

Tonight I attempted to get a JMTrackr style music engine to work in Petit-switch.

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Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  25th May, 2019
The "Text Layer" seems to be rather limited.
I can print at any position, I can change the colour, I can change the font size..
.. But any changes made will affect the entire screen's worth of text.

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Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  24th May, 2019
So, today I wrote a basic minimal Framework in PetItC4 with simple enough functionality, but hopefully enough to allow for lots of variety in future projects.

I've added a basic DrawImg thing, along with my usual set of SetCol, SetAlpha, SetSize and SetRot commands.
I've created a sprite loop to draw sprites when required, and blank out any unused sprites at the end of the loop.
I DID originally try adding a SPCLR (clear all sprites) at the top of the loop, but that flickered horribly. You're not meant to do it like that
A little optimisation and things now seem to be running smoothly.

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Daily Blog , Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  24th May, 2019
I spent most of last night reading (and/or attempting to read, with Google Translate's camera function glitching and popping all the text, all over the place) through what I could find in Petit Computer's Help files.

SpikeDislike Watch : Likes 2 - Downloads 18

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Daily Blog , Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  23rd May, 2019
The game can be downloaded using the Public Code 424JQK3NJ



Head into the top right projects thing, then hit R twice to access the Online games, then hit X (iirc!) and enter the PublicCode.

Job done!

SPIIIIIiiiIiike!!!
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Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  23rd May, 2019
WAAARRRNIIIIIIING

If you set up a Japanese account to download Petit Switch, be absolutely sure that you continue to use the Japanese account when coding your game.

DON'T do what I did, and go "Well, it works in my Jayenkai account.. I'll carry on with that"

Because, when you go to upload your finished game, you hit a great big wall..
The account you bought it with gets (I think) 10 "Upload" slots.
You can "purchase Slots" for other users.. .. Except my default account can't do that, because it can't access the Japanese eShop, so can't upload ANYTHING!!!

*screenshots the entire code, and prepares to 1980's style "Type-in" type it all back in again, using the other account.

...
FFS..
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Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  23rd May, 2019
I spent hours, yesterday, playing with Petit Computer on Switch.
I think I'm almost done with SpikeDislike, and the second session went much smoother.

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Daily Blog , Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
Blog
  22nd May, 2019
Today marks the initial Japanese release of Petit Computer for Switch (PetC4) and .. well, I'm a coding addict, so you know I HAVE to at least get SpikeDislike up and running.

There's a few stumbling blocks.. well, one, really, and that is that I don't know any Japanese whatsoever.

If you'd like to download my various PetitSwitch games, head to this page for the codes

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Petit Computer , Smilebasic , Nintendo , Switch , Petit Switch , Petitcom4
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