Picroxx!, the ultimate Picross clone!

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    Picroxx! is a Picross homebrew clone for the Nintendo 3DS console. It's fully programmed in Lua, running under the LÖVEPotion framework. For those who don't know what Picross is, it's a series of Sudoku-ish puzzle games in which you have to fill up spaces to discover a hidden picture. It gives you numeric hints for each row and column and you have to figure out which spaces to fill, leaving a gap of at least 1 cell between every "line" of filled cells.

    I saw that we were seriously lacking on homebrew puzzle games, so I decided to make one. The goal of the project is to port almost every single puzzle from all mainstream Picross games, like Mario's Picross, Picross 2, Super Mario's Picross, Picross DS and the Picross e series. More info on the GitHub page:

    https://github.com/Substance12/Picroxx

    Currently, two courses from Mario's Picross are available to play.

    THE GAME MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD ANYTHING. THIS IS NORMAL AND IT'S CAUSED BY THE HUGE .WAV FILES.

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    One thing is ask you for, is that you don't use the source code and make a "Picroxx Plus!" version or something like that, with extra features that I was going to add anyway. Or just don't make another version at all. Feel free to contribue to the code, though.

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    From looking at the screenshots, it looks like it could be an actual game! Good job!

    EDIT: Should've said official. Ah well.
     
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    The graphics are edited from Picross DS. I may use my own graphics at some point, but right now i'm satisfied with how it looks. Thanks! :D
     
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    I think that new graphics should be done as the very last thing, since you already have very good graphics for now.
     
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    Nice one dude! looks like an official game :)
     
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    looks good, gonna try it out as soon as possible!
     
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    There's still polishing to be done :P
     
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    Looks really nice!
     
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    That's an entirely different game :P Maybe someone else will do a clone of it
     
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    neat
     
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    I'll begin work on porting the Kinoko course tomorrow.
     
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    LÖVEPotion can't build on CIA yet. It's really one of my lowest-priority concerns.
     
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    Oh hell yes! Gonna try this right now; looking forward to what else you've got planned here!
     
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    Whenever I fill a square in picroxx, it makes an annoying vibrating noise that doesn't stop until I return to the main menu.
     
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    Weird, i'll check it out.
     
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    I also dislike how when entering the Easy Mode course, the music stops, it makes the game feel less professional. You could use the normal music for that, or maybe a different track. But the game itself is solid!
     
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    It's an issue that I couldn't fix. If I don't stop the audio earlier, the game will freeze when entering a level.
     
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    Yes... you already posted that. I'm looking onto it.
     
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    I think I found the issue. Apparently I was using a very old version of LÖVEPotion. I'll upload the fixed files in a bit.
     
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    I didn't repost it, someone else said they had the same problem.
    Good to know that you fixed it though!
    Oh, I don't know anything about Lua... Sorry to bother you.