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

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Collision in PyGame for spinning rectangular object.touching circles

I'm creating a variation of Pong. One of the differences is that I use a rectangular structure as the object which is being bounced around, and I use circles as paddles. So far, all the collision ...
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Detecting walls or floors in pygame

I am trying to make bullets bounce of walls, but I can't figure out how to correctly do the collision detection. What I am currently doing is iterating through all the solid blocks and if the bullet ...
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shuffle a sprite group

Is there a way to shufle a group of sprites created with: pygame.sprite.Group() I have tried using random.shuffle but it apparently doesn't work on sprite groups.
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sprite group doesn't support indexing

I have a sprite group created with pygame.sprite.Group() (and add sprites to it with the add method) How would I retrieve the nth sprite in this group? Code like this does not work: mygroup = ...
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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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Python mini RPG enemy movement. (how to have two infinite loops running at the same time)

I have a problem with my RPG. I want enemies to wander randomly. So I put: enx_speed = random.randint(-2, 2) eny_speed = random.randint(-2, 2) in the main loop (while true:). However, that loops ...
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Pygame.display.set_icon unable to show transparecy

On Python 3.2.5 32 bit, I installed pygame. I made some code with it. It included pygame.display.set_icon(image). The image file is .png and I loaded it by using image = ...
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What Is A Good Way To Make A Self Updating Game? (Python) [closed]

I've been making games and I have always had a problem if I wanted to sell a game. People would have to re-buy games to get the updated version. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make a self ...
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(Pygame) Sprite disappearing on collision

I am making a game, and when the player runs into a certain block it changes the size of a circle on the top. The problem is, whenever the player runs into the block it disappears. How can I fix this? ...
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How do I update individual sprites within a spritegroup in pygame?

I have a for loop that takes values from a text file, and then creates and adds a bunch of sprites to a group platformlist_list. The for loop will continue until every line of the text file is read. ...
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Pygame wall collision is acting very odd

I've been playing around with python for a while, but I only did basic functional programming. Lately, I've been teaching myself about classes. I've been using pygame (instead of tk, because let's ...
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How to march tiles together like in Terraria?

I've been trying to get tile marching to work like in Terraria, and I got something to work. I don't think it's actually very good way of doing this, so I'm wondering what would be really the main way ...
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how to increase lenght and make body of snake in pygame

I'm programming a snake game and I'm not sure how increase the length of the snake. Main part of code: lead_x=300 lead_y=300 dirx=right(default) if dirx=='right': lead_x ...
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Scaling surface changes colors

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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Spritesheet trouble / code review

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/34563084/spritesheet-trouble-code-review If the player presses right, i have an image of a guy facing right. Left, up, and down same concept. if he holds the ...
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Remove bullets from sprite Group

I'm having an issue with removing objects from a sprite Group. What is happening is I have a bullet class and every time the user presses the player shoots a bullet. I have 'alive = bool' code and ...
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How can I make bullets go to the cursor in Pygame properly

So hey, I'm new into making games and programming at all, I tried to make a small game thingy in Pygame that would include a dude shooting bullets and stuff. However, I can't really get the shooting ...
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Pygame making Snake, need help with generating fruit with a random color

This is my function for generating an apple, I want it to generate a random color each time the snake eats it. def AppleGenerator(): fruit_colors = ...
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Text blits to screen at wrong y-coordinate

I have a program that is meant to scroll numbers/letters down the screen, like in the movie "The Matrix". When one of the columns reaches a letter in the user's name (obtained using user input), it ...
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Pygame freezing on QUIT

I'm having problems with quitting a Pygame application (6502 based computer emulator). The part regarding exit looks like this: while True: do_something_200_times() for event in ...
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Does the latest version of Python have libraries for easy host/server connections? [closed]

We're working on a turn-based multiplayer Risk-type strategy game in Pygame, and I was wondering if there were any pre-existing libraries like PodSixNet that worked for Python versions 3 and up that ...
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Pygame Scrolling Camera bug

I asked a question the other day about how to implement a scrolling camera. I got a great answer which helped me achieve that... but in doing so I have lost basically all collision detection. ...
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In Pygame, how can I check if an object is touching a color?

Is there a way to tell if a sprite is touching a specific color on the screen, maybe given as a hex code. I know you can do pygame.sprite.collide for sprites, but how can you do this for a specific ...
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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 do I get pygame to work on intel processor?

I downloaded Python 3.4 64 bit IDE and pygame but whenever I tried installing pygame it would say "Not supported on Intel". So are there version of pygame available for Intel processor or are there ...
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PyGame custom isometric engine : caching or not?

In the game I'm making, I need an isometric view with some altitude, which means players can go behind a hill, and be partly or totally hidden. To avoid re-drawing the whole view tile after tile every ...
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How do I check if pressed on a text in pygame?

How do I check if pressed on a text? This is how I draw the text: # Full code on https://github.com/Zwengel/bunny-badgers height = pygame.display.Info().current_h font = ...
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Move an enemy towards the player in pygame

I set variables for the distance between the enemy and the player along the x-axis and y-axis. My plan is to move the enemy along the hypotenuse formed by y and x-axis line at a constant speed. The ...
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Python & Pygame: How do I use this animated gif as background surface? [duplicate]

How would I go about putting an animated gif into my game in Pygame? I'm following along on the tutorial at inventwithpython (source) slidepuzzle.py My code is very similar, as I'm just beginning how ...
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how to generate road in racing game

I'm making a racing game in python and I kind of wrote myself into a corner. This for loop: for i in objects: if i.name == "road": if i.y == 0: road = ...
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Pygame Fullsreen Display Issue

Code: import pygame pygame.init() # def Main(display,colors): clock =pygame.time.Clock() # surface = pygame.Surface(surface_resolution) # Create main surface ...
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Pygame - implementing a scrolling camera

I am currently making a 2d game in Pygame and have run into a roadblock trying to make a scrolling camera (follows the character). I have seen some other answers to similar questions, but they have ...
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scrolling ruining bullet physics

the code below is the bullet class for my shooter game in pygame. as you can see if you run the full game (https://github.com/hailfire006/economy_game/blob/master/shooter_game.py) the code works ...
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Diagonal Movement with Pygame Rect Class

I have been using pygame and have been struggling to understand how to implement vectors and the pygame rect class to make an image move diagonally on the screen at the correct speed.I know it must be ...
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Doing an SNES Mode 7 (affine transform) effect in pygame

Is there such a thing as a short answer on how to do a Mode 7 / mario kart type effect in pygame? I have googled extensively, all the docs I can come up with are dozens of pages in other languages ...
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How do I support animation with frames of different sizes?

I'm trying to create a simple top-view 2D rpg, in the style of Zelda and Secret of Mana, using PyGame. I've managed to make the beginnings of a game, with an animated character walking around. ...
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How to debug a 2D arcade game easily?

I am trying to learn pygame. In order to do that, I have downloaded one of their examples : http://rpg-world.googlecode.com/files/rpg-world-src-0.93.tar.gz And started to run it in debug mode. ...
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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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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 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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Pygame How To Use Collision?

Can someone tell me how to implement collision in Pygame? For example I have a sprite called A and another one called B. How do I detect if they collide in Pygame?
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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 ...