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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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Pong pygame problem

I've been following a tutorial to make my first Pong clone. Here is the tutorial: http://muagames.com/tutorials/pygame-3-pong/pygame-3-pong-step-1/ When I try to run it I get this error message: ...
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How do I implement unit selection in this program?

I'm trying to implement unit selection on a large, scrollable surface. # Arbitrary values for window size self.w, self.h = 1600, 900 # Game world surface, everything gets blitted to this, which is ...
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Batch blit vs separate blit

A tutorial that I have followed had me collect and blit all of my sprites with the following lines: allsprites = pygame.sprite.RenderPlain((l_sprites)) allsprites.draw() At the moment, this is fine ...
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how to avoid circular references between objects and map

I've been working on a turn based tactics game on a grid. I've been trying to figure out how to store and relate the grid and the objects on it. Essentially, my question boils down to how to ask ...
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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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Oblique launch within a game

I'm creating a simple game in python that will follow the same logic of DDTank and Worms. The graph is formed by characters. The buildings that will be destroyed are formed by '*', players are '@' and ...
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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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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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How to spin an object on its own axis?

I'm trying to spin up my own 3D vector graphics engine, so I'd like to do this without an existing library. And I don't seem to be able to find the math for the correct approach in rotating an object ...
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Can you use python, c and c++ in udk without plugins?

Im pretty new to game engines and i was wondering if I could use python, c and c++ in udk. I've tried getting the answer all over the internet but the answers i do find aren't very clear. So am i ...
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Pygame top down shooter firing bullets

I'm working on a top down shooter in pygame and am having trouble getting bullets to fire. I'm using a class for the bullets, I'll show what I think is the relevant code. This is what I do after the ...
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How to make healthbar size relative to hp

Like in most games with healthbars, the units in my game have a hp_bar object which is a frame, with a slightly smaller rectangle inside which should get smaller (and change color) as a unit loses hp, ...
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Pygame import error [closed]

When I installed pygame and tried to run import pygame, I got this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File ...
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Rotating hitboxes in pygame?

I'm using pygame.rect.colliderect() to check hitbox collision between sprites in my game, but now that i'm rotating the sprites, I'm realizing I can't do this because there's no way to rotate a pygame ...
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How can I take a screenshot of a certain part of the screen in PyGame?

I need to for my pixel art tool that I'm making to help myself make games.
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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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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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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.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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Firing attack and take_damage events on entity attacking?

I have an Entity class with health, armor, and damage. I want my entities to raise some kind of take_damage and attack events whenever they attack or take damage. Here's my current implementation: ...
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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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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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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 - Increase and decrease the image size

I'm creating a 2D game where the player shoots cannon balls.. To give the impression of movement, i want the cannon ball to increase size untill half of the path, and then decrease untill it reach the ...
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Rotating an image in Python

So I am making an "Asteroids" like game and I can principally get my sprites image to rotate but when I do, the image gets kinda torn apart. This is the method I am using for rotation. Any help would ...
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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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How do I make a sprite collide with walls in pygame?

I've been trying to create a collision detection between the player (Blue), and the walls (Green), but the player can just move through the walls. I made it so that every collision is printed in the ...
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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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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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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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WebSockets and Python/PyGame

I am looking to start development on a game that will have the server be written in Python/PyGame and the front end be in HTML5. What I would like to do is, with as minimal impact as possible, open ...
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PyGame2Exe doesn't include spritesheet?

My directory for my Pygame program looks something like this: [Parent directory] lib engine Various .py files graphics spritesheet.py ...
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Player & Level class structure in 2D python console game?

I'm trying to create a 2D console game, where I have a player who can freely move around in a level (~map, but map is a reserved keyword) and interfere with other objects. Levels construct out of ...
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How do I pass an object location into a vertex shader?

I am using Blender Game Engine. I want to create a large flat plane, and deform it locally near a moving object. So far (despite being a beginner at shaders) I've written a vertex shader for the ...
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Texturing a PyOpenGL 3D Cube with PySDL2

So, I've just started learning OpenGL with PySDL2, and I've created a class that will create a cube to the window that I've created with PySDL2. What I'd like to do now, is to figure out a way to ...
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Collision detection without classes, in Pygame

I am writing a game in Pygame and want to get collision detection working. The aim is that when an object hits another, the target object disappears. I want to avoid having classes for now, to keep ...
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Pygame Particle Emitter Problems

so I've been trying to create a basic particle system in pygame which I can later expand upon but I've run into a spot of bother creating the particle emitter. Obviously what's supposed to happen is ...
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PyGame sprite assistance

I've basically just started developing with PyGame and I am having trouble with the whole Sprite concept. I have been looking every where for guides on how to use it, I just can't seem to find any. I ...
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Trying to make a python map editor

The program is supposed to read the pixel color values from an image, and use that data as a map for where to place objects in a game world. Getting the color values was easy enough: import numpy ...
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add collision detection to sprite?

bassically im trying to add collision detection to the sprite below, using the following: self.rect = bounds_rect collide = pygame.sprite.spritecollide(self, wall_list, False) ...
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Detecting if line crosses rectangle in python. Need speed boost

I am currently writing a top down man vs robot shooter. The game works now, but if I have a decent sized level it runs slowly when you are being chased by robots. While just roaming around it can go ...
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Spritegroups and colorkeys

I have a problem using spritegroups in pygame. In my situation I have 2 spritegroups, one for humans, one for "infected". A human is represented by a blue circle: image = pygame.Surface((32,32)) ...
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python for game development [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Famous games written in Python Is python any good for game development? Can I have some examples of great indie python games. So I can have an idea what it's capable ...
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Importing python DirectX into c++ DirectX program

I'm not asking for code or anything, just some advice on what to google, because I have no idea what to call this process. I made a video player (with full controls) with python and DirectX and would ...
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Which is the game maker (for ex - Construct 2, Unity) that uses python as language? [closed]

I want to make games with python, not by using pygame or something like that but some game maker like it uses drag, drop (non programming needed) for creating its GUI and level but uses python for ...
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Select motion path from curve in Maya Python

I need to obtain the motion path attached to a curve in maya using Python. This is the situation as shown in the editor: I want to obtain motionPath1 by calling a method on curve3 since they look ...
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Pygame image blitting makes game lag

So I have a tile-based game that is 216X384 units large. Each square in the cell_array is grass, which I pre-loaded with convert_alpha(). Each time it draws (I have fps at 30), it cycles through the ...
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How to figure out which tiles are within view, and where to draw them in the grid

I know there are a few questions on here similar to mine, but none of them seem to fit my needs. I'm using pygame to implement a tile based game similar to final fantasy or zelda from the early ...
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pygame for python 3.5

I am running python 3.5 and I want to install pygame, the website only supports up to version 3.2. I have tried a few forums on this and other websites but they are all for python 3.4. Does anyone ...