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How To Point An Object At Cursor? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a Nuclear Throne like game in python 3 and pygame, but I got stuck at how to make the gun point at the cursor. If someone could show me how, that would be great. :D I looked at the ...
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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 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 Extract A File In A Relative Location With Python? [closed]

I'm trying to extract a file with python 3(for my game launcher), and this is the code I'm using: import zipfile f = open('filenamehere.zip', 'rb') z = zipfile.ZipFile(f) for name in z.namelist(): ...
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Pygame time.get_fps() value

I was looking at the pygame.time.Clock.get_fps() method and after puting it inside of the while loop printing and checking it some times, i see that i starts to give its value after five frames (and ...
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PYGAME: When i realese two directional keys together the player keep moving

I did the code this way to avoid the player to stop if a press two directional keys together making the moviment more smooth. It work well but when i realease two keys or more together the player keep ...
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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 ...
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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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Line Collision In Pygame?

I am working on a game(a platformer) that is physics and momentum based. I want to make it so that the player(a single dot) can bounce off of the lines with correct physics, but to do that, I need to ...
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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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Add Boo or Python to Unity 5

I'm new to Unity , but I'm more comfortable with python , Is there any way to use python for scripting language in Unity 5 ? I heard there is some language called Boo that is syntax liked python but ...
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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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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 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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Adversarial Search AI having problems with too many choices

I'm a game designer working with a set of coders trying to create a card game. Currently we're trying to implement a drawing mechanic in which you choose which card you draw, but the Adversarial ...
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Pygame for python 3.5?

I just got Python 3.5 from... LINK: https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/ previously i had Python 3.4 and the Pygame version 1.9.2a0. It worked perfectly. However, my the new Python 3.5 isn't ...
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How do i approach these inheritance problem? (Pokemon Gen III) [closed]

I'm currently making a Pokemon clone on Python just for the heck of it. After fiddling a bit with some GBA ROM editing tools, i've found out that on these games there are, among other things: Events ...
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Python: Programming a game GUI [closed]

I'm looking for some suggestion on books or tutorials to make a game GUI with inventory management, map , stats... in python, as this is the only language I know a bit of so far. I want to design it ...
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Does it make sense to use Lua scripting in a game developed in Python? [closed]

Well for C++ written games using Lua scripts for easy changing ai, quets etc is very reasonable and it's common. However now I'm going to write a game in pure python and I don't know if I should use ...
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How to implement a mechanism to select language specific expression (python)?

On a game server, programmed in python, I want to be able to select language specific expression, according to the user's preference. Provided a 'name tag' and a 'language identifier' I want a ...
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How to create a seemingly infinite text-based map in Python

I am looking to create a text-based map in which a player could (hypothetically) move through out infinitely. I was thinking I could do this through class objects defining towns / dungeons / etc. and ...
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How to structure code for many unique weapons/spells/powers

I'm an inexperienced programmer creating a "roguelike-like" game in the vein of FTL, using Python (no PyGame as of yet as I'm still only concerned with text). My game will contain a large number of ...
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How should I efficiently store faction relationships?

I'm working on a game that follows the life of a powerful magician as she lives, dies, and reincarnates dozens of times across hundreds of years. Meanwhile, empires rise and fall around her--she can ...
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Ways to track time and character ages across many years of game time?

I'm working on a system to track large numbers of characters across long periods of time. Characters grow old and die, give birth to new characters, etc. It's a grand-strategy game, with warring ...
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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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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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Implementing Shadow Mapping in Python and OpenGL 2.1

I am trying to create a little shadow mapping demo. My code is currently divided into three rendering passes: Pass 1 - Create the depth texture that will be used for shadow mapping on an offscreen ...
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How can I change the anchor point of a Pyglet sprite?

while trying to make my game, I noticed that you can't change the anchor point of Sprites in pyglet. I use some convoluted way(see bottom of the post) to draw my minimap(WIP) so that the rooms are ...
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Python: Character name and raw_input [closed]

I have a few lines of code here for Python: # Asks for a name def CC(): print "..." tick.clock(3) print "Welcome...\ What is your name, scared one?" name = str(raw_input("What is ...
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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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New to game development [closed]

I have some programing experience, and I have tried making some games. I have some knowledge with c#, but I am much better at python. I have a general code structure knowledge, so I am open to learn ...
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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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Speeding up point-in-polygon for Python

In researching collision detection methods for non-Rect-like objects I came across point-in-polygon -- specifically, the even-odd rule. The one presently on Wikipedia claims it is written in Python, ...
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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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Distance to rect edge from point based on direction

I have a rect that is at position (0,0) at the top left and is 2200x2200 in size. I am trying to specify the the distance to get to the edge of the rect in specific direction (degrees) from a point ...
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AI on a 2d grid in python

I'm trying to figure out how to do a simple search/chase AI. I know that I'm going to have to search around the mob entity to figure out if the player is close enough, I could probably get that done ...
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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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Making games In Python [closed]

I'm a beginner at making games, and my eBook that I learnt Python from just made a 2D game and simple game like snake in Nokia because I want to know more Python in correlation with game development. ...
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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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Python - Holding down key to move a sprite works, but only in one direction [closed]

I've been testing out movement for a fighting game that I'm creating in Python. The problem is that when I try to move the sprite, it moves correctly to the left, but only ever works in that ...
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Unity3D LLAPI and Pyhton UDP communication

I need a Unity3D game on Android to receive UDP packages from a Python script running on a different device. Using System.Net is not (yet) an option, as it is only supported on Android with a valid ...