I know you can display fps using playdate.drawFPS but is there a function to return the current fps as an integer?
Sadly not, though it has been requested previously.
How would I go about doing that?
Using playdate.getCurrentTimeMilliseconds() ? And keeping track of the previous frames time in milliseconds?
Does getCurrentTime account for frame drops?
I've edited/removed my recommendation. Not sure it's applicable.
I manage framerate myself, after setting the system to zero (unlocked/unlimited) so I have to calculate the rolling average.
But yes I think for you if you compare seconds to a count of frames you can maybe get something useful?
We're planning to add a
get_fps() function in the next SDK update.
That's good. I'll see if I can figure something out in the meantime...
Is this still on the way? Its been a couple months since the last SDK update & I'd love to be able to get the current FPS