So i made a small game using pygame, and I want to be able to give it out to some friends who don't have python, so I want to make it into an EXE. i've been trying for several hours using several different methods, but nothings seems to be working. I would REALLY appreciate any help.

So after all this time I think py2exe appears to be the best tool to use. I have it installed, I just can't get it to work correctly on my game. After looking for many different setup.py file thingys, this is the one i've been using most recently:

    from distutils.core import setup
    import py2exe, pygame
    from modulefinder import Module
    import glob, fnmatch
    import sys, os, shutil
except ImportError, message:
    raise SystemExit,  "Unable to load module. %s" % message
class pygame2exe(py2exe.build_exe.py2exe): #This hack make sure that pygame default font is copied: no need to modify code for specifying default font
    def copy_extensions(self, extensions):
        #Get pygame default font
        pygamedir = os.path.split(pygame.base.__file__)[0]
        pygame_default_font = os.path.join(pygamedir, pygame.font.get_default_font())
        #Add font to list of extension to be copied
        extensions.append(Module("pygame.font", pygame_default_font))
        py2exe.build_exe.py2exe.copy_extensions(self, extensions)
class BuildExe:
    def __init__(self):
        #Name of starting .py
        self.script = "game.py"
        #Name of program
        self.project_name = "MyApps"
        #Project url
        self.project_url = "about:none"
        #Version of program
        self.project_version = "0.0"
        #License of the program
        self.license = "MyApps License"
        #Auhor of program
        self.author_name = "Me"
        self.author_email = "example@example.com"
        self.copyright = "Copyright (c) 2009 Me."
        self.project_description = "MyApps Description"
        #Icon file (None will use pygame default icon)
        self.icon_file = None
        #Extra files/dirs copied to game
        self.extra_datas = ['background.mid','background.png','bonus.png','cowbell.wav','highscore.txt']
        #Extra/excludes python modules
        self.extra_modules = []
        self.exclude_modules = []
        #DLL Excludes
        self.exclude_dll = ['']
        #Zip file name (None will bundle files in exe instead of zip file)
        self.zipfile_name = None
        #Dist directory
        self.dist_dir ='dist'
    ## Code from DistUtils tutorial at http://wiki.python.org/moin/Distutils/Tutorial
    ## Originally borrowed from wxPython's setup and config files
    def opj(self, *args):
        path = os.path.join(*args)
        return os.path.normpath(path)
    def find_data_files(self, srcdir, *wildcards, **kw):
        # get a list of all files under the srcdir matching wildcards,
        # returned in a format to be used for install_data
        def walk_helper(arg, dirname, files):
            if '.svn' in dirname:
            names = []
            lst, wildcards = arg
            for wc in wildcards:
                wc_name = self.opj(dirname, wc)
                for f in files:
                    filename = self.opj(dirname, f)
                    if fnmatch.fnmatch(filename, wc_name) and not os.path.isdir(filename):
            if names:
                lst.append( (dirname, names ) )
        file_list = []
        recursive = kw.get('recursive', True)
        if recursive:
            os.path.walk(srcdir, walk_helper, (file_list, wildcards))
            walk_helper((file_list, wildcards),
                        [os.path.basename(f) for f in glob.glob(self.opj(srcdir, '*'))])
        return file_list
    def run(self):
        if os.path.isdir(self.dist_dir): #Erase previous destination dir
        #Use the default pygame icon, if none given
        if self.icon_file == None:
            path = os.path.split(pygame.__file__)[0]
            self.icon_file = os.path.join(path, 'pygame.ico')
        #List all data files to add
        extra_datas = []
        for data in self.extra_datas:
            if os.path.isdir(data):
                extra_datas.extend(self.find_data_files(data, '*'))
                extra_datas.append(('.', [data]))
            cmdclass = {'py2exe': pygame2exe},
            version = self.project_version,
            description = self.project_description,
            name = self.project_name,
            url = self.project_url,
            author = self.author_name,
            author_email = self.author_email,
            license = self.license,
            # targets to build
            windows = [{
                'script': self.script,
                'icon_resources': [(0, self.icon_file)],
                'copyright': self.copyright
            options = {'py2exe': {'optimize': 2, 'bundle_files': 1, 'compressed': True, \
                                  'excludes': self.exclude_modules, 'packages': self.extra_modules, \
                                  'dll_excludes': self.exclude_dll} },
            zipfile = self.zipfile_name,
            data_files = extra_datas,
            dist_dir = self.dist_dir
        if os.path.isdir('build'): #Clean up build dir
if __name__ == '__main__':
	if len(sys.argv):
    	raw_input("Press any key to continue") #Pause to let user see that things ends

When I try this however, I get the error:
NotImplementedError: font module not available
(ImportError: MemoryLoadLibrary failed loading pygame\font.pyd)

In my actual code, I'm loading font using:
font = pygame.font.SysFont("freesansbold", 48)

as I heard this is the better way to do it.

I've tried many different setup.py files, but each gives me a different error, whether it be missing DLL's, or font, or something else. If I could get any help with this, i would appreciate it.

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Last Post by tendragons

Just a small update:

I went through my code and removed all instances of font. Now I get this:

(ImportError: MemoryLoadLibrary failed loading pygame\mixer.pyd)


and I went through and removed every instance of using sounds/mixer, and now it works. The problem is, I kinda need text and sound. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it. It's probably just something small or stupid


I've tried that site and everything it suggests already, but it hasn't worked.


I realize this's and older thread and is being addressed a few other places, but since it is the result that came up when i googled the exact error message i received, please consider the following: To the best of my knowledge, pygame2exe only works with a slightly older version of python/pygame libraries. I've banged into the exact same brick walls as sinisterduke here, until i uninstalled python 2.6 and reloaded with the following, which are still available somewhere on the respective product's sites.


Good Luck!

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