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Tutorial 1: Setup, introduction, and seizure

In this tutorial I show what tools you need and where to get them. Then I explain the starter code very briefly and we get a feel for what it does and how it works.



Links

Python 2.6.5 download

Pygame download

Starter code

Supplementary/Optional links
The editor I use: Notepad++

Table of some RGB Colors

Additional information

The starter code contains three files:

vec2d.py a library for dealing with vectors, which we will use later for physics
pygamehelper.py file that does a lot of the boring stuff for us, like setting up the window and handling basic events such as ESCAPE to quit. Also contains the main loop of the application
startercode.py the file in which we will be doing all of our coding

We are using Python 2.6.5 and not 2.7 only because Pygame is not yet compatible with 2.7

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