How to Install Pygame on a Mac
Pygame Prerequisites For The Mac
You will need the following installed on your Mac:
- Python 3
To install Homebrew, issue the following command:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
To install Python 3, issue the following command:
Pygame Installation On The Mac
First, using Homebrew, install SDL 2:
brew install pkg-config xquartz
brew install sdl2 sdl2_gfx sdl2_image sdl2_mixer sdl2_net sdl2_ttf
Create your virtual environment:
python3 -m venv venv
Then update your pip:
pip install —-upgrade pip setuptools
And finally, install pygame:
pip install wheel
pip install venvdotapp
pip install pygame
Testing The Pygame Install
The Getting Started guide says to test it with:
python -m pygame.examples.aliens
It is a pretty fun game. If you like it, there is a game called Solar Wolf. It's a fast-paced shoot 'em up game.
Please let me know if you experience any issues.
What Pygame is your favorite? If you are a developer, what is your genre?