Pixl.js doesn't render text

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  • Hi everyone,

    I've just received my first Pixl.js and started trying it out. However, it doesn't display any text at all. am I doing something wrong? I've tried a few of the examples and everything else works fine. If I try for example the dinosaur game, it won't print "Game over" if I hit a cactus.

    Or a simple example:

    // Draw a pattern with lines
    for (i=0;i<64;i+=7.9) g.drawLine(0,i,i,63);
    g.drawString("Hello World",30,30);
    // Update the display when done

    The attached screenshot is what I see on the screen.

    Can anyone help me?

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  • Hi,

    Yes, sorry about this - it was a bug in version 1v98 of the firmware on a few Pixls that had been sent out - I thought I had contacted everyone affected, but obviously not.

    All you need to do is update your firmware to 1v99 using the instructions here and an iPhone/Pad or Android device and everything will start working: http://www.espruino.com/Pixl.js#firmware­-updates

  • Hi Gordon,

    thanks for the quick reply. It was my mistake, I actually had 1V97 and flashed 1V98 myself because I didn't see 1V99. Just updated and it's working like a charm. Thanks again!

    Just a thought, perhaps you could help inattentive people like me my grouping the firmware files in folders by device name.

  • Thanks - yes, it's not very easy at the moment. I might actually just make a page that lists all the files for that specific board type - the releases and also the 'cutting edge' travis builds, and perhaps a link to the ChangeLog.

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Pixl.js doesn't render text

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