⛦Welcome to Magician Boy OS⛦

⛦OS v.02








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About Magician Boy OS

Welcome to "Magician Boy OS" - a distinctive faux-OS inspired by platforms like Pico-8. What sets Magician Boy OS apart? It's not just about replicating the past; it's about reimagining it with constraints that spur creativity.

Canvas Constraints: The OS operates within a 4-color palette and a screen resolution of 160px by 144px, mirroring the original Gameboy's display.

Single-Page Concept: Every aspect of the OS, including its applications, is contained within a single HTML file, emphasizing simplicity and cohesion.

Visual Assets: Emphasis on utilizing non-emoji Unicode characters combined with CSS and JavaScript for creating visual elements. The use of external images is discouraged.

Offline Functionality: While not a strict rule, applications should ideally function offline, ensuring accessibility if the HTML file is saved and operated locally without internet connectivity.

Keyboard Input: Full-range keyboard input is permitted for textual functions. However, non-text inputs should be restricted to a maximum of six buttons, such as the classic up, down, left, right, and z/x configurations.

Novelty and Fun: The OS is designed with novelty in mind. While there are constraints, they're intended to challenge and inspire creativity, not hinder it. Developers are encouraged to have fun and experiment within the set boundaries.

These constraints serve not only as guidelines but as an integral part of the OS's identity, fusing retro charm with modern web capabilities.

Envisioned as an open-source project (GitHub repository coming soon!), I would like to foster a community where enthusiasts can craft their custom versions for their websites. And as for adding applications? I'm working to structure the code to ensure that integrating, adding, or removing "apps" is seamless and intuitive.

Dive in, explore, and be a part of this unique fusion of past and present!