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

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How do I port a game made with Scratch, Pygame, or JavaScript to the Switch?

I've been making my own games in many different languages (mainly Scratch, Python 3 with Pygame, and JavaScript), but, so far, none of them have been ported to the Nintendo Switch. How can I do this?
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Layer sprites according to their vertical position

I need advanced blitting options in my game. It's a 2D game that has trees' sprites along with the player's sprite. I want that every tree sprite to be displayed either in front of or behind the ...
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Implementing growth in Snake?

I'm new at this, so I thought I'd start simple. Snake. I started with pygame, just looking some things up, and I've now got movement, random fruit generation, and a score counter. ...
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Pygame : problem with calculating an angle between two points

I've been struggling to calculate the angle alpha between an object and a certain point M so that I can move that object to M. To calculate alpha, I'm using ...
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Unable to restart level in Pygame

So, I am making Flappy Bird and when the player dies I have the spacebar assigned to reset the game. However, it's not working and I truly have no idea why (after like 3 hours of going through ...
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How to draw player from the bottom up [pygame]

so I have this basic game I made with pygame, in the game I have this player sprite: which is 16x28, problem is: all other sprites in the game are 16x16, so I want the player's hitbox to be 16x16 as ...
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Pygame having trouble with surface.blits method

I got used to blit every image into the screen on a seperate line in Pygame but now I want to start using the pygame.Surface.blits() method. According to the ...
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How to blit a surface onto an already blitted surface in Pygame?

Consider the following code: ...
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Pygame logic to make a player stop at obstacles without overlapping them

what's the best logic to force the player to change its direction when he's just next to an obstacle (building, rock, tree..) ? I know this is related to collision detection but maybe my logic isn't ...
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Pygame 2D : rotation around center not working properly

here is the code I use to rotate an image around its center: ...
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Recycling bullets versus spawning them on demand

Until now, I know 2 bullets' algorithms/configurations : (I mean 2 ways of logically creating a bullet class) Make a bullet class and create only one instance from it that represents the bullet. The ...
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Can't check collision between a mask and a rect in pygame

I'm new to using masks in Pygame and I'm having trouble with them. I have already learned how to check collisions between two masks but I'm wondering about an effective way to check collisions between ...
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What is surface locking and unlocking in Pygame?

I've read a little about surface locking and unlocking in pygame in Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame. However, I still don't understand it. I've read that it can improve the game ...
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Ensure that random enemies don't spawn just near the player

I need to find a method using which I can ensure that random enemies and objects don't spawn just near the player. In fact, if they do, the player will be more likely to collide with them and lose. ...
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Why isn't my player in its pygame rect?

I am making a game in pygame and my player is supposed to be in its rect but it's not. Here is my code, What is wrong and how do I fix it? ...
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How to make a number show how much the player will lose

Bit new to python. I'm making a game where you click on a strawberry, then it reappears in a new location, and so on and so forth. But you see, every time the player misclicks, they lose Score equal ...
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Turn-based grid movement - each click of the clock you want to move the player

I am working one the movement for a tactical turn-based pygame. I'm stumped as to how to get a selected object to move one tile at a time up to it's max movement to the mouse's pos. Right now this is ...
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How do you rotate a sprite in pygame?

I am making a game in Pygame and I want it so every time the sprite jumps it rotates mid-air and lands on its side. A lot like Geometry Dash jumping if you have ever played that. I have some code but ...
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Pygame unaccurate key press event handling

I have a problem with my game_over() function in Pygame. When the player loses, the game_over() function gets executed but since ...
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How I can get my pong ball collide on the paddle and bounce back?

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pygame jump animation

So, I am trying to learn a little bit of Pygame and I really can’t get my little rectangle to jump. Using this code everything seems right to me. First the player should go up, then once ...
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Pygame some methods aren't working properly (collidepoint and get_rect)

I'm making a game menu in Pygame, consider the following block of code: ...
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Top-Down Tank Physics with Pygame

I am trying to make a top-down tank shooter game in Python and pygame, but I can't get the tank movement right. My objective is to make it move forward in the direction it is pointing in which would ...
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What is get_bounding_rect() method in Pygame?

I got used to get_rect() when detecting collisions in Pygame but I've just discovered that another method called ...
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Pytmx loads no tiles or textures, it seems

So, I've been trying to load a tmx file through pytmx But when it loads the file, it only loads a black image with the same resolution as the tmx file. ...
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How to remove a sprite from a group?

I am trying to make a chess game with Pygame, but am unable to remove the chess piece when it is captured. Stack Overflow already has a question on this here. But this code doesn't seem to work. When ...
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Pygame tile_size scalling to fullscreen/resizable window

I'm a newbie and I ran out of videos to watch on how to scale your tiles/sprites to fullscreen/resizable window on Python using Pygame. When I try to resize the window it looks like this: When I'm in ...
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"contains support" for Dreamcast/Atari/etc, but "not officially supported"?

I found this on the About page on the official Pygame website: Truly portable. Supports Linux (pygame comes with most main stream linux distributions), Windows (95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 64-bit ...
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How to stop player from slingshotting across my game window

In my pygame dungeon rpg when my player collides with a wall at the top or the bottom of its rect and I move the player in either x-direction, the player gets slingshotted off the screen. Using print ...
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How can i make a sprite appear middle of your cursor? Pygame

I made a sprite (hitmarker) to appear middle of your mouse when you click on a sprite (egg), but the hitmarker sprite appears at the right bottom of your mouse like this: however, I wanna make it ...
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why doesn't spritecollide method work?

In my code, I wanted to use the spritecollides method but I got the following error message: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/Users/lanik2009/Documents/pygame testing.py", line 76, ...
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VS Code is no more suggesting Pygame methods for me

I've been using Pygame a lot. And I'm cuurently coding in VS Code. Last week, I have installed JAVA and started learning it's basics. However, from the moment I installed the JDK, VS Code have changed ...
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How to make gravity in pygame?

I'm not sure why my gravity isn't working... Can pleas anyone help?? Here my code: ...
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How to make my sprite jump in pygame?

I wonder how to make a sprite jump in pygame! Can anybody explain if possible? Thank you!
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Why don't my keypresses work in Pygame?

I don't know why my attempt to read keypresses in Pygame is not working. ...
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How to display the counter in pygame.time.set_timer?

in pygame, we use pygame.time.set_timer() to repeatedly create an event. This function takes 2 arguments : the event type and the delay time after which the event ...
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Full screen to windowed screen workaround causing segmentation fault in pygame

I'm having an issue that causes the window bar to appear above the screen when jumping between full-screen and windowed mode. Did some googling on the issue and it turns out it's actually a pygame bug,...
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Pygame bullet firerate not working sometimes

i have made this bullet class but i have a problem with the firerate. Sometimes i'm not able to shoot even when the little delay (700ms) between the two shots has ended. I guess it's due to the ...
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Image color being changed when pygame blitting to screen

I'm working on my first game, and I decided to add some trees that twinkle to the game. For some reason when the image is blitted to the screen using pygames blit ...
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How to make a z-depth buffer with pygame?

I am making a 3d renderer with python and so far am sorting the triangles which I want to replace with a z-depth buffer. The thing is, I don't know how to make a z-depth buffer in pygame. I still want ...
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How would you have a range of movement within a class in pygame?

I have blitted 4 zombies to the screen in pygame. First, the zombies will wander in a specific region (let us say a 10 x 10 area). And when the player enters any one of the zombie's areas, the zombie ...
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How do I click on specific text in an array of text?

I am trying to click on a specific word in an array but I can't think of how. This is what I have: ...
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Pygame Platform & Player collisions

I am trying to create a platform game where a player jumps between platforms horizontally (using a projectile curve). Currently, I have a class that blits platforms and a background, as well as the ...
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Having Problems in PyGame with Mouse Cursor and Sprite Collision

I know something is not right but I'm just starting out and hit a wall. Basically, I just want to MouseClick on a Sprite and make something happen. The mouse clicking itself works, the sprite ...
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How can I upload a pygame that I made on a website? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner programmer and I want to know how can you upload your pygame on websites like coolmathgames or any game websites, do you upload your code after you get a deal with them? do you save it ...
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player teleporting into other levels

So I basically want to load another map once the player collides with a object, specifically a "Portal" in my game. Which is really making the player move onto other levels. I don't want to ...
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How can I publish a Python game on itch.io as html?

I'm making a game with Python, using Pygame. I want to publish my game on itch.io so that it's playable in the browser. Is there a way to do this? If so, how?
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Where to store polygons and polygon animation?

I thought about making something with ApeOut graphics long before it came out and its release motivated me to try - I'm having tons of fun but I stumbled upon a pickle. I can imagine storing polygons ...
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How can I change the background color of the image?

I'm trying to change my background image color, but somehow it doesn't work. I have provided my code below and hope you will be able to tell me how I should do this, and why my code didn't work. ...
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diagonal movement to a enemy in pygame

I spent a long time trying to make the diagonal movement in the form of code but I don't know how to write it. the code I have so far is almost complete but it is missing the pixelart that I will add ...

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