Appendix B. Pygame Setup for Windows, Mac, and Linux

After installing Python (see Appendix A), you’ll want to install Pygame to run the animations and games in Chapter 8 through Chapter 10. This appendix will get you up and running. If you’re installing Pygame on a computer at school or work, you may need help or permission from the IT department to perform the installation. If you run into issues, ask IT for help.

Pygame for Windows

For Windows, we’ll use Pygame 1.9.2 for Python 3.2 (see Appendix A for help setting up Python 3.2.5).

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