Useful Tips

(New in version 0.2.x)
  • You can select a level within the current match by using the scroll bar on the right of the window or selecting the level viewer and then scrolling the middle mouse button.
  • To move forward of backward through a program step-by-step, you can use the buttons in the Program menu, the tool bar buttons, or the keyboard shortcuts. These buttons can be used when the program is stopped or paused.
  • To adjust the speed of execution of programs, you can use the buttons in the Program menu, the tool bar buttons, or the keyboard shortcuts. Holding down shift while clicking any of the buttons will cause the speed to cycle between minimum, standard, and maximum speeds.
  • If you at any point want to revert to the best solution run for the current level, use the button in the Program menu or on the right of the tool bar. The best score achieved for the current level so far is displayed in the information bar at the top of the window.
  • The numbers for total score represents the sum of all your best scores out of the sum of all the points for every level.
  • You can load or save the current and best solution(s) for the loaded level or match using the buttons in the Level menu.
  • To make the visualizer highlight the next bit of code to execute, toggle the Trace Execution option in the View menu. (Disabled by default)
  • To make the visualizer display the path for the program that you are typing as it changes, toggle the Display path as you type option in the View menu. (Enabled by default)
  • See the status text at the bottom of the window for any notifications or error messages, including when loading/saving files and when typing or executing programs.
  • Specify the path to a file (single level) or directory (match) as the first command line argument to the program for it to open the level/match on startup.
  • The parser catches various types of errors within your code and displays them in the status bar at the bottom of the window. The interpreter similarly displays errors in the status bar. To see a full description for the last error, hover the cursor over the status bar where the brief error message is given.
  • Use the Help menu to navigate to project web pages, including Getting Started and the Forum.
  • To check for updates to the visualizer, see the button in the Help menu.
  • Click the Settings button on the right of the menu bar to access the settings for the program, which are saved between each run of the program.
  • To skip to the start or end of program execution, hold down the shift key when clicking the Step Forward or Step Backward buttons.
  • To copy the current view of the visualizer or an image of just the level onto the clipboard, right-click on the level view to access the context menu menu or use the keyboard shortcuts.

Last edited Jan 20, 2008 at 4:34 PM by alexreg, version 9


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