Python 3.3 and Pygame 19.2a install problems

edvogel56 at edvogel56 at
Mon Feb 3 03:06:11 CET 2014

  I am putting together tutorials to accompany "Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python" for a volunteer gig. I installed Python 3.3 and Pygame 19.2a on an XP machine and it works fine.  However the install on my Win7 (Home Edition)HP notebook is not working.

While running python code from Idle that uses Pygames I get this message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Users\Ed\Documents\SOMA\Minecraft and Python\inventwithpython_src\", line 1, in <module>
    import pygame, random, sys
  File "C:\Python33\lib\site-packages\pygame\", line 95, in <module>
    from pygame.base import *
ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.

I am looking at the computers and installed directories side by side and I don't see anything "missing."  That being said there is a base.pyd file but not a base.dll.  I understand .pyd files are a type of dll.  Could there be something about Win7 doesn't like about that naming convention?

Please advise.



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