Could the camera be larger?

Adding a multiplayer function is amazing! But the camera is wayyyyyyy to small for a 2 player game. I am trying to make combat games and the maps have to be extremely small to have 2 players on the same screen. Is there a way to change to camera so it affects a larger portion of the map in javascrip? If not, I would recommend adding an option to change camera size! Thanks!

1 Like

Hi, thanks for the feedback! Unfortunately, we don’t have a way to do this. All Arcade games have the same screen resolution of 160x120 pixels. That’s because the hardware devices we support (https://arcade.makecode.com/hardware) all use that screen size.

This is unfortunate, thanks for the feedback tho!

@DeltaMTH are you just using the simulator in the browser here?

Is there anyway for JACDAC to run over IP between two browsers on a LAN? I’ve not done any JACDAC comms so far - I’m assuming the programming model is very different with two independent games executing exchanging messages? That could offer a two (or more) player experience for a group using the simulator in the browser?

Potentially one could use WebRTC to transfer JACDAC packets over web sockets over a local network. It would still require a https web site to perform the handshake to start the session.
This is not something we have planned for now.

you can use smaller tilemaps

maybe you could make an extension for each player has their own screen