Python 3.3 and Pygame 19.2a install problems

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Mon Feb 3 19:55:48 CET 2014


On 2014-02-03 06:43, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 2/2/2014 10:04 PM, edvogel56 at gmail.com wrote:
>
>>> Traceback (most recent call last): File
>>> "C:\Users\Ed\Documents\SOMA\Minecraft and
>>> Python\inventwithpython_src\dodger.py", line 1, in <module>
>   >> import pygame, random, sys File
>>> "C:\Python33\lib\site-packages\pygame\__init__.py", line 95, in
>>> <module>
>   >> from pygame.base import *
>>> ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be
>>> found.
>
>> Found the answer here:
>> http://www.reddit.com/r/inventwithpython/comments/1dzl8m/when_importing_pygame_i_get_importerror_dll_load/
>>
>>  Questions but no big deal - 1. Why doesn't pygame.org have the most
>> recent install files compatible with the most recent python  I ended
>> up finding them here: http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/
>
> The base problem is that Microsoft changes the Visual C runtime with
> each version of the VC compiler. Python 3.3 was compiled with a newer
> version. It is a nuisance for packages to keep recompiling with a new VC
> version. Py 3.4 is using the same version as 3.4, so PyGames *might*
> work with 3.4, or there might be other compatibilities.
>
>> 2. Interesting that "3.2" pygames works with "3.3" python on my XP
>> but the Win 7 required the "3.3" pygames.  Thoughts?
>
> It is possible that the VC++2010 runtime does not work with XP, but
> requires Vista+ and that the Microsoft installer installs the older
> VC++2008 runtime on XP even when installing 3.3. If you install for a
> single user, the vcxxxxx.dll is in the python directory or subdirectory.
> For all-user installs, it is in one of the windows/systemxx directories.
> But this is just a guess.
>
I've used Visual C++ Express 2010 on XP Pro without any problem.



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