Here it is, your first chance to program the Pokitto.
I would like to remind you that this is a development tool that is released very early (6 days into the Kickstarter). It was not intended in this form for public consumption. But you wanted it and here it is.
STEP 1 - Installing the Code::Blocks Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
- Download the free Code::Blocks. Code::Blocks is an IDE. An IDE is like Microsoft Word for programmers. With Word, you write text. With an IDE, you write code. You can learn more at codeblocks.org
This is a direct link to the correct version of the Code::Blocks program (Windows mingw 16.01) coming from a trustworthy site (SourceForge)
I recommend installing using default settings!
Step 2. Download and Unzip the poksim.zip from Pokitto.com server
This package contains the Pokitto Simulator project and all the necessary SDL2 libraries needed to compile your own programs and run them. The package has been checked with https://www.virustotal.com/ *(55 reporting clean, Ikarus reports a false positive. All the executables checked separately raises no alarms - therefore Ikarus is mistaking a non-executable file as virus. I have noticed this tendency with Ikarus before.)
Link to the poksim.zip:
Extract the zip file anywhere you want.
Step 3. Open project file in Code::Blocks
Click File-Open in Code::Blocks. Navigate to where you extracted poksim.zip.
Open file Pokitto_sim.cpb under directory POKITTO_SIM
.cbp files are Code::Blocks project files. They contain the source and settings of an entire project.
You are ready
Now you can change the text “Hello World” to something else, press CTRL-F11 to rebuild and CTRL-F10 to run the program.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS RELEASE
This release is as simple as possible. The library was compiled for the 110x88 16 color mode. This release does not contain the entire source code, instead it has a pre-compiled static library.
When we see that things work and move ahead and have more time to support you all, we will release more and more functionality and source code.