Tips for Playscii

Playscii is a multipurpose tool. Therefore, it offers features, that you do not need and that might cause troubles. So take care about following tips!

  • Do not change between charsets if possible
  • Check the correct size of the canvas (40 x 25 for Mode 1)
  • Do not use the transparent colour
    • Sadly the screen is filled with transparent at the very beginning
    • To avoid problems you could select 4 colours and draw them on the first 4 cells (upper left corner) at the beginning; finally you can replace them again
    • Moreover, you could fill the whole screen with a base colour (e.g. black background and white foreground colour)
  • Don't use more than 4 colours (in Mode 1)
  • Playscii will not warn you if you use the wrong size or wrong colours (e.g. transparent) or wrong characters (e.g. from other charsets)
  • Do not use special effects like Frames, Layers, Rotation, etc.
  • Linux:
    • I was told that the program does not run perfectly on Linux. Folders sometimes do not match due to the case and therefore exist twice. A symbolic link seemed to help out.