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 ways to create compelling video games utilizing Python and the PyGame video games improvement library. it's going to educate you the way 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 ebook to hide the preferred open resource PyGame video games improvement library, you will stand to achieve invaluable technical insights and stick to besides the construction of a real-world, freely downloadable game. Written via veterans and Python specialists Will McGugan and Harrison Kinsley, it is a complete, useful creation to video games improvement in Python. you may as well capitalize upon a variety of information and tips the authors have gathered over their careers developing video games for many of the world's biggest video game developers.

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Recommended for HWSURFACE or OPENGL. HWSURFACE Creates a hardware-accelerated display (must be combined with the FULLSCREEN flag). OPENGL Creates an OpenGL renderable display. RESIZABLE Creates a resizable display. NOFRAME Removes the border and title bar from the display. The next parameter specifies the depth of the display surface, which is the amount of bits used to store colors in the display. A bit, or binary digit, is the most fundamental unit of storage in a computer. Bits have exactly two potential values, 1 or 0, and are arranged in memory as groups of 8.

The display could be a window on your desktop or it could be the entire screen, but you always access it via a Pygame Surface object. set_mode in our script returns the Surface object representing the window on your desktop. It takes three parameters; only the first is required, which should be a tuple containing the width and height of the display we want to create. Our window will be 640 x 480 pixels, which is large enough so we can see what is happening, but not so large that it obscures too much of the desktop.

NOFRAME Removes the border and title bar from the display. The next parameter specifies the depth of the display surface, which is the amount of bits used to store colors in the display. A bit, or binary digit, is the most fundamental unit of storage in a computer. Bits have exactly two potential values, 1 or 0, and are arranged in memory as groups of 8. A group of 8 bits is called a byte. Don’t worry if this sounds like techno-babble to you; Python tends to hide this kind of thing from the programmer.

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