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Readme
Basic information about Pygame, what it is, who is involved, and where to find it.
Install
Steps needed to compile Pygame on several platforms. Also help on finding and installing prebuilt binaries for your system.
File Path Function Arguments
How Pygame handles file system paths.
LGPL License
This is the license Pygame is distributed under. It provides for Pygame to be distributed with open source and commercial software. Generally, if Pygame is not changed, it can be used with any type of program.

Tutorials

Introduction to Pygame
An introduction to the basics of Pygame. This is written for users of Python and appeared in volume two of the Py magazine.
Import and Initialize
The beginning steps on importing and initializing Pygame. The Pygame package is made of several modules. Some modules are not included on all platforms.
How do I move an Image?
A basic tutorial that covers the concepts behind 2D computer animation. Information about drawing and clearing objects to make them appear animated.
Chimp Tutorial, Line by Line
The pygame examples include a simple program with an interactive fist and a chimpanzee. This was inspired by the annoying flash banner of the early 2000’s. This tutorial examines every line of code used in the example.
Sprite Module Introduction
Pygame includes a higher level sprite module to help organize games. The sprite module includes several classes that help manage details found in almost all games types. The Sprite classes are a bit more advanced than the regular Pygame modules, and need more understanding to be properly used.
Surfarray Introduction
Pygame used the Numpy python module to allow efficient per pixel effects on images. Using the surfae arrays is an advanced feature that allows custom effects and filters. This also examines some of the simple effects from the Pygame example, arraydemo.py.
Camera Module Introduction
Pygame, as of 1.9, has a camera module that allows you to capture images, watch live streams, and do some basic computer vision. This tutorial covers those use cases.
Newbie Guide
A list of thirteen helpful tips for people to get comfortable using Pygame.
Making Games Tutorial
A large tutorial that covers the bigger topics needed to create an entire game.

Reference

Index
A list of all functions, classes, and methods in the Pygame package.
pygame.BufferProxy
An array protocol view of surface pixels
pygame.cdrom
How to access and control the CD audio devices.
pygame.Color
Color representation.
pygame.cursors
Loading and compiling cursor images.
pygame.display
Configure the display surface.
pygame.draw
Drawing simple shapes like lines and ellipses to surfaces.
pygame.event
Manage the incoming events from various input devices and the windowing platform.
pygame.examples
Various programs demonstrating the use of individual pyame modules.
pygame.font
Loading and rendering Truetype fonts.
pygame.freetype
Enhanced Pygame module for loading and rendering font faces.
pygame.gfxdraw
Anti-aliasing draw functions.
pygame.image
Loading, saving, and transferring of surfaces.
pygame.joystick
Manage the joystick devices.
pygame.key
Manage the keyboard device.
pygame.locals
Pygame constants.
pygame.mixer
Load and play sounds
pygame.mouse
Manage the mouse device and display.
pygame.movie
Video playback from MPEG movies.
pygame.mixer.music
Play streaming music tracks.
pygame.Overlay
Access advanced video overlays.
pygame
Top level functions to manage Pygame.
pygame.PixelArray
Manipulate image pixel data.
pygame.Rect
Flexible container for a rectangle.
pygame.scrap
Native clipboard access.
pygame.sndarray
Manipulate sound sample data.
pygame.sprite
Higher level objects to represent game images.
pygame.Surface
Objects for images and the screen.
pygame.surfarray
Manipulate image pixel data.
pygame.tests
Test Pygame.
pygame.time
Manage timing and framerate.
pygame.transform
Resize and move images.
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