[Tutor] A row of cards, but they're all red

->Terry<- tvbare at socket.net
Mon Jan 30 07:47:38 CET 2006

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Slackware 10.1
Python 2.4.1
Pygame 1.6

The images (if needed) can be found at:


Could someone help me understand the output I'm getting from
the snippet below? I thought I would get a nice row of cards,
13 reds, 13 blues, etc. But what I get is a row of all red
cards. The rank is correct on the cards, but they are all red.

If the commented out lines near the bottom are uncommented
and the preceding 3 lines are commented out, the output is
correct. This tells me 'images' is ok, the right images are
being loaded. The problem occurs when 'cards' is built. Can
the image objects not be assembled in a list?

Apologies if this is off-topic for tutor and would be better
directed to a Pygame-specific list.

Here's the code:
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#!/usr/bin/env python

import pygame
pygame.init()  # Initialize pygame
screen = pygame.display.set_mode((640, 140))

suits = ["red ", "blue", "green", "yellow"]
ranks = ["ace", "two", "three", "four", "five",  "six", "seven",
          "EIGHT", "nine", "ten", "jack", "queen", "king"]
value = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]
images = []
cards = []

for z in range(52):
     fname = "images/" + str(z) + ".png"
     print("loading %s" % fname)
     img = pygame.image.load(fname).convert()

for suit in suits:
     for x, rank in enumerate(ranks):
         cards.append([suit, rank, value[x], images[x]])

x = 10
y = 10

for crd in cards:
     screen.blit(crd[3], (x, y))
     print("Should be a %s %s" % (crd[0], crd[1]))
#for image in images:
#    screen.blit(image, (x, y))
     x += 10

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End of code.

Thanks much,
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