Thursday, March 22, 2018

Windows pypy pygame build for testing.

How to install pypy (fast python written in python) on windows and use the pygame dev build.

pypy running pygame.examples.aliens on Windows

1) Get pypy. It's just a zip folder with all the stuff inside.
https://bitbucket.org/pypy/pypy/downloads/pypy2-v5.10.0-win32.zip
Unzip, and put into C:\pypy, so C:\pypy\pypy.exe exists.

OR get the pypy3.exe from https://bitbucket.org/pypy/pypy/downloads/pypy3-v5.10.1-win32.zip
Unzip, and put into C:\pypy3, so C:\pypy3\pypy3.exe exists.


2) Set the PATH environment variable, so that pypy.exe is found in your command prompt.
https://www.opentechguides.com/how-to/article/windows-10/113/windows-10-set-path.html

Or you can just do this each time you run a new cmd prompt.
set PATH=%PATH%;C:\pypy\;C:\pypy3\

Or just cd C:\pypy to test it out.

3) Ensure pip is installed (pip is a weirdly named tool for installing things).
pypy.exe -m ensurepip
4) Install a dev build of pygame.
pypy.exe -m pip install pygame --pre

5) Check if pygame is installed properly by running an included example.
pypy.exe -m pygame.examples.aliens

ps. use pypy3.exe for python 3 version of pypy above rather than pypy.exe(python 2) if that's what you like.

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