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pygext - 0.9.5

Sami Hangaslammi (shang)



Pygame Extended (or pygext) is my "everything and a kitchen sink" collection of libraries for Pygame development. The main part of pygext, is the OpenGL accelerated 2D framework ( for rendering and controlling sprites. Pygext also contains additions to pygame.draw (e.g. rectangles with round corners) and an opengl accelerated 2D vector graphics library (experimental).

Pygext is currently 100% pure Python, so parts of it might still be a bit slow on less than high end PCs. However, I've tried to design the code to be as psyco-friendly as possible, so you will see quite a noticeable difference with psyco enabled. Remember to add import psyco; psyco.profile() at the beginning of your applications.

Main Features

* Use layers to control rendering order (unlimited layers per scene)
* Sprites you can rotate, scale and alpha blend
* Sprites can be attached to each other for synchronized movement
* Framerate independent animation and movement
* Control sprites via "Actions" instead of manually
updating coordinates every frame
* Fully featured particle effects
* Collision detection
* Scenes and states for structuring game logic

Requires: PyOpenGL, Numeric and Polygon (optional)


No major new features in this release, but several small bug fixes. Most work has been directed at pygext's C++ rewrite, "Opioid2D", which is entering a closed pre-alpha phase soon. If you are interested in taking part, see for more details.


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pygext - 0.9.5 - Jun 12, 2006
pygext - 0.9.4 - Apr 8, 2006
pygext - 0.9.3 - Mar 7, 2006
pygext - 0.9.2 - Feb 24, 2006
pygext - 0.9.1 - Feb 23, 2006
pygext - 0.9 - Feb 22, 2006
pygext - 0.8.1 - Feb 19, 2006
pygext - 0.8 - Feb 13, 2006
pygext - 0.7.2 - Aug 27, 2005
pygext - 0.7 - Aug 7, 2005
pygext - 0.6 - Aug 2, 2005
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October 26, 2010 10:09am - Pan Ku - nickname: (panku)
So now it's 4 years later and is this still out there somewhere? The links seem to be broken, pygame still lacks these features, so if anybody knows, please post!

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