A game development library based on the Python programming language. It wraps SDL for easy use alongside Python.

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Keep Image from Drawing Outside Game Area

I was playing around with a pygame tutorial (link for those interested). One thing the tutorial has you do is create a cloud that crosses the screen. Now, the game has a small bit bar at the bottom ...
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Locking the frame rate in pygame?

I am having trouble setting up the frame rate in my first game. I know that I can set it up with clock = pygame.time.Clock() clock.tick(60) but this is not producing very desirable results. If I ...
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How to iterate a sprite group correctly in Pygame avoiding “maximum recursion depth exceeded”?

I'm making a game and I have almost finished it, but I'm usually finding the error RuntimeError: maximum recursion depth exceeded when I iterate a sprite group. This is an example and the group is ...
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Pygame: creating game over with scrolling viewbox, and creating lives system that can be changed with enemies or bad objects [on hold]

As a fellow game developer, I've been making games for quite a long time. As the title states, I used an online YouTube tutorial, by the youtuber RootoftheNull, to make a platformer game. Is there any ...
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Is a good practice to import the surface from other files in pygame?

Well, I have the main python file where is placed the gameloop and is there where I have the surface to draw. I need to draw images if something happens and I need to do it from files which are not ...
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Pygame events work in Python2 but not Python3

When I run this code in Python2 it works (to read the keyboard), but in Python3 it doesn't. In Python3, I notice: The game window opens, but it doesn't come to the front. The terminal window stays ...
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In Pygame, I can only display text once I stop updating and drawing, why?

At this moment, I can only display text once I stop updating and drawing sprites. In the code below (which is actually the game loop), you can see how if GAMEOVER == True (gameloop stops drawing), the ...
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Collision detection with PyGame

I have been making a 2d platformer using Python with PyGame. It has all be going good, but I have stumbled accross many problems with collision detection. Here they are: You can't go through objects ...
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My sprites do not always respect collisions in Pygame

I have a Player sprite (40x40 pixels) and Tiles (20x20 pixels) which build the terrain. At the 4 edges there are 2 rows or columns (depends on vertical or horizontal) of wall tiles. Those are the ...
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Why does my sprite player move faster when I move the mouse?

I'm trying to develop a simple game made with Pygame (Python library). I have a sprite object which's the player and I move it using arrow keys. If I don't move the mouse, the sprite moves normally, ...
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Game Opens then Stops Responding Python

Sorry for the bad title, if you think of a better one please tell me. So I was asked to make a button that says a line from a video game. I attempted to have the while loop add 1 to a variable every ...
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Performance of programming languages and frameworks [closed]

I want to program an online 2D MMORPG with graphics like in this game. Since I develop in javascript and python mainly I chose python for my first games and the game library pygame which is pretty ...
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How to use collision masks and overlap_area in pygame?

So, I've been prototyping a game, and I've been using sprite collision, and it's not cutting it any more. I read up on the documentation about masks and overlap area: ...
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How to create old-school format music with small file sizes

My friend and I have been working on a project recently, and because we are hard coding everything (other than the graphics library, Pygame), the total size for our project is super small. I feel like ...
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I want to blit a standing man on pygame [closed]

I was making a game with pygame and python and I wanted to blit an image of a standing man and when a right key is pressed I want the man to run and when the right key is released I want the man to ...
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Why is my partially transparent image blitted fully opaque?

I have a part in my program that should display the currently playing song's name for the first 4 seconds, then fade out. Even though Surface.get_alpha() returns expected results, the image still does ...
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How do I convert an image into a tile map?

I am working on a game in Pygame/Python, and I'd like to turn an image into a map. The idea is simple: Pixels in the image are colored by tile type. When the program loads the image, I want the color ...
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Pygame pixel art scaling

I'm building a pixel art game with Pygame, and I'd like to scale it to double the size. I have tried the pygame.transform methods like scale and scale2x, but they seem to alter the colors quite badly, ...
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What is the better way to speed up gameplay as the level rises?

I started with game programming couple of weeks back. For the starters I tried to develop ZigZag (link takes you to 2 min gameplay). I am done with the logic of gameplay by now. It runs well and ...
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How to detect a cursor inside a non-rectangle shape [duplicate]

How can I detect and do something if the cursor is inside a hexagonal shape? Is there any way other than detecting if it's in a rectangle area close to the shape of the hexagon? It would also have to ...
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Pygame 2D Vector Math Mouse Input

The following code is supposed to move a player sprite (in this case it's an 8x8 red square) to the coordinates of where the mouse is clicked. I'm able to move the square in the general direction of ...
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back-face (back-line) culling without winding order

In fooling around with my own 3D display engine I've been able to get a few modest features working, and I've come close with this latest one - line culling - but I fear in order to do it correctly ...
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Load Images in Pygame with XML

As the title suggests, I'm trying to find a way to load images in Pygame with xml, but my attempts have given me naught. XML script: <Creatures> <Creature> ...
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How can I support multiple player inputs in Pygame?

I'm trying to develop a team-based Asteroids game. It's going well except for the "multiple user inputs to a single machine" part. Can anyone recommend a method for getting and updating 6 players ...
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Playing a sound once pygame

I'm trying to play background music and the music keeps on starting. I tried to use music.busy, but I can't figure it out. I want it to check if sound/music is playing, then I want it to print "music ...
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Getting a color value from a coord

My goal is to get a RGB value of a pixel based of off a X,Y coordinate. I have been working on AIs for a small project attempting to make a bot that can pass through a maze. I want to get the pixel ...
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Color detection

Is there a way to tell if a sprite is touching a specific color on the screen, maybe in a hex code. I know you can do $pygame.sprite.collide$ for sprites, but how can you do this for color on the ...
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How to remove the old sprites in pygame and show them at a different location

I am trying to show the motion of some basketballs towards walle using the pygae sprites. The idea is that I don't know how to remove the old ones so they won't show. Is there a move method so that it ...
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How to change the position of a circle in pygame in three stages

I will try to explain it as well as I can excuse me if I'll fail. I have the following simple game situation: I know the coordinates of each point. So each of the green points try to hit the blue ...
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Efficiently tracking active instances

I'm creating a game with lots of instances. On each iteration of the game loop, I only want to deal with the ones that are near the player. Currently, I do this by constructing a list of all the ...
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pygame.display.update(list) updates entire screen, not just rectangles in list

I have two "sprites", one following the mouse and one that moves with WASD. They aren't really pygame.sprite.Sprite objects, but they move like this: Paint over original position with that piece of ...
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Any way to embed Pygame in webpages?

I have a Pygame game, and I was wondering if there was any way to embed it into a webpage to make it easily playable, or if there is a games website that accepts Pygame games. EDIT: I am now using ...
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putting view 'effects' in the view - pygame

I have a project where I've tried to move 'visual effects' out of the sprite class's responsibility and into a 'screen manager' class, and before I get much further than effects like rotation and ...
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Pygame's sprite.collide_circle() missing several frames of head-on collision

I've spent hours trying to figure why my collision detection was so crappy, with sprites visibly ovellaping for several frames, when I noticed the culprit could be pygame's detection callback ...
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Pygame Surfaces: which (and when) do I need to .convert()?

I'm a bit puzzled about pygame's Surface.convert(): It's common sense that I should convert a surface after loading an image to it (presumably a jpg/png/etc file), but what about surfaces that I ...
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Pygame Scrolling Map

I have two questions. I'm working in a rogue-like and I've manage to implement a camera on the player, the camera shows just the players surroundings and is fixed in the side of the windows. The ...
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Chess Artificial intelligence with python and pygame [closed]

I created chess game with python and pygame. Now I'm trying to make Artificial intelligence, but what is actually best way to do it? Some tips, tricks, links? Thanks
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Splitting Pygame functionality between classes or modules?

I am attempting to make my pygame application more modular so that different functionalities are split up into different classes and modules. I am having some trouble getting pygame to allow me to ...
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Possible to pass pygame data to memory map block?

I am building a matrix out of addressable pixels and it will be run by a Pi (over the ethernet bus). The matrix will be 75 pixels wide and 20 pixels tall. As a side project, I thought it would be ...
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How do I measure the bounds of a string in PyGame?

I am trying to position some text on my screen using pygame, and knowing the size of the string would help. When using C# and XNA I could use SpriteFont.MeasureString("Hello World") to get the size ...
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Bounding Box Collision Glitching Problem (Pygame)

So far the "Bounding Box" method is the only one that I know. It's efficient enough to deal with simple games. Nevertheless, the game I'm developing is not that simple anymore and for that reason, ...
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Fade in screen in pyGame?

So I wanted to make my menu fade in when the game starts and fade out when it quits. To do so, I created a second surface and planned to fill it with black and then gradually increase alpha. So in the ...
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theory behind rotation of a 3d cube using mouse

I want to rotate a 3d cube using mouse in python/pygame. Could someone explain the theory behind rotating a 3d cube by mouse? I dont understand how angleX, angleY and angleZ are affected by mouse ...
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How do I make a sprite move to another position using vectors

Ok, so far I have made the sprite move to a mouse position. But I got a question, does anyone know how to make a sprite move by itself without the use of a mouseclick from Point a to point b using ...
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Why does my turn-based game loop allow the enemy to act repeatedly?

I'm trying to create a turn-based game in pyGame but hit a wall when trying to properly handle the main game loop. So I have something like this: def loop(self): while self.stategame==1: ...
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How to display consistent background image

Drawing a large background is relatively slow in PyGame. In order to avoid drawing BG every frame, you could draw it once, then do nothing. However, if something is overdrawn onto the surface and ...
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What does a “video system not initialised” error in pygame mean?

I'm trying to play music when a key is pressed in pygame, then print a message. When I run this script: import pygame import time pressedkeys = pygame.key.get_pressed() pygame.init() ...
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Howdo I load a GIF animation in pygame?

How can I load a GIF animation in pygame? With a web search, I found a severely outdated library called GIFImage. I tried it to do it with 2 pictures but I'm getting stuck because I'm a beginner. I ...
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How can I rotate my picture using Pygame?

I wanna make the Dragon on the picture rotate softly to the left when he flys to the left and rotate to the right when he flys to the right and up and down also. How can i do that with the keys w a s ...
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Pygame proble, moving picture

Thats my problem on the Picture...The stripes How can i fix that? My Code: import pygame, sys from pygame.locals import * pygame.init() sound = pygame.mixer.Sound('start.wav') sound.play() size ...