Beginning Python Games Development: With Pygame by Will McGugan, Harrison Kinsley

By Will McGugan, Harrison Kinsley

Beginning Python video games improvement, moment Edition teaches you the way to create compelling video games utilizing Python and the PyGame video games improvement library. it is going to educate you ways to create visuals, do occasion dealing with, create 3D video games, upload media parts, and combine OpenGL into your Python game.

In this replace to the 1st ever e-book to hide the preferred open resource PyGame video games improvement library, you are going to stand to realize worthy technical insights and stick to in addition to the construction of a real-world, freely downloadable game. Written by means of veterans and Python specialists Will McGugan and Harrison Kinsley, it is a entire, functional advent to video games improvement in Python. you may as well capitalize upon a number of counsel and tips the authors have amassed over their careers developing video games for a number of the world's greatest video game developers.

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Rather than thinking of a name for a value that is never used, it is common to use a single underscore in its place. So the loop in Listing 2-8 may be rewritten as for _ in range(10):. Although the numbers that Listing 2-8 produces appear random, they are actually pseudorandom, which means they are chosen from a large mathematically generated sequence. Occasionally you may need to repeat a sequence of pseudorandom numbers—when playing back a demo, for instance. You can tell the random module to start generating numbers from a particular point in the sequence by calling the random.

Next we ask the user for two tanks: the tank that fires (first) and the tank that it hits (second): first = input("Who fires? lower() second = input("Who at? lower() The built-in function raw_input displays a prompt and waits until the user has entered some text, which it returns as a string. In the preceding code we call the lower method of the returned string to convert it to lowercase because we need a lowercase string to look up the appropriate tank, but we don’t mind if the user enters a name using uppercase letters.

The very first thing you will want to do is address the bit version of your installation of Python. The default is 32-bit, but you may have grabbed a 64-bit installation. To find out what you have, open IDLE, and read the very top bit of text. 1600 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 Type "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information. Notice where it says 32 bit (Intel); this means I am using a 32 bit version of Python. This means all my modules must be 32 bit modules. If you are using a 64 bit version of Python, all your modules must be 64 bit (despite what you might expect).

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