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Hi, just bought this and checking it out, couple of newbie questions:

1. How do you select text in the coding application?  The default script has a lot of tutorial text comments, and besides being too long for the text editor, it also is very tedious to remove in order to start coding our own stuff.  I also cannot find a copy-paste or way to move blocks of text around, which is pretty important for editing/sorting code.

2. I bought the special package that comes with Draw and Tune as well, thinking these were extensions for the base game maker (Make).  They all installed to different places though, and Make doesn't seem to have any new features after installing the other two.  They also all installed their unique desktop shortcuts, and won't see each other's data.  How do I hook these up so I can use all the features?  Or have I misunderstood how these tools work together?

3. Is there any syntax highlighting I can turn on for the code, so I can see clearly if commands are valid or not?  How about autocomplete?  I must confess while I love working with limitations, I can't really code from memory due to having some real life limitations that make remembering code keyword spellings/cases very hard for me.  Pico8 for example turns keywords pink, which helps tremendously when I can't remember if a lua/engine command is "draw", "Draw", or "drw", for a quick example.

Ideally I would be able to read a list of commands while I had the coding tool open.  But I know most normal people seem to be able to remember this stuff, so I can accept that I need to alt-tab to a manual like I do with Pico8.

4. Speaking of which, is there a manual for the code and engine commands, plus some basic "how to use this in lua"?  I know of the tutorials, but I would rather have a quicker reference while exploring the engine/tools myself.

5. The current version also seems to have some text overlapping the controls in the code IDE.  You can see this by simply trying to edit the tutorial/default file.  The vertical scrolling tool will end up with text from older lines overlapping it.

I know these are the sorts of questions a discord would be for, but the invite link above seems to have expired.  (Or possibly I don't have permission, it's just the default error from discord about being unable to join.)  So I hope you will forgive me for posting here.

Oh, one last quick note here, the applications do not appear to actually quit properly.  For the windowed mode this is inconvenient but acceptable(if a bit odd).  But I had the editor set to full screen at the time, and got stuck.  If a user doesn't know the ALT-F4 trick for murdering the current application, they could get stuck forever after selecting to exit the program.

As for quitting on Windows in fullscreen, I'm not aware of any other but to use ALT F4? On the Mac you can use Command Q to quit. Are you looking for it to auto quit after you shutdown?

Yes, I at first was thinking it would auto quit itself after a while of "preparing to shut down", and was worried it might have gotten "stuck" the first time I saw that. 

I know it's safe to close it with alt F4.  But if there isn't any pressing developer reason to keep it running after selecting to shutdown the OS/System, it would be more user friendly to close the application automatically.  Similar to typing "SHUTDOWN" in some other virtual consoles.

Hi, I just checked the discord link and it appears to work. Do you have an account? That being said I still need to get around to cleaning up the text editor. It's very basic right now and the best solution is to use Atom or another external editor. In the manual it shows how to configure the Atom plugin so you can get code hinting. A full code editor for PV8 will be in later this year.

As for Make, Draw and Tune I hope to correct that in the next release. It was a bit confusing and I am going to make these actual software packages you install into PV8 so you can configure it how you want. That means there will just be a single version of PV8 to simplify the confusion around each of the different builds right now.

Finally, I'm working on more documentation and tutorials. Hope to keep rolling them out each month with new releases but I've been doing a lot of work on cleaning up the new runner and make the OS easier to install so you'll have to hang on a little longer while I work through all of these changes.

Ok, I will look into setting up Atom then!  Thanks for that suggestion!

I also tried the discord link again and it worked!  This time I used it while the discord application was running.  So it appears the link just requires someone to have already logged into discord elsewhere instead of asking them to log in/create one.  I'll just leave this info here, in case someone else runs into that error with the link, as the discord error itself is not that informative.

Thanks for clarifying about the different versions/installs.  I look forward to that next version then!  Sounds great, keep on going!