I have installed python 3.3.2 and pygame 1.9.2a0. Whenever I try to import pygame by typing:

import pygame

I get following error message :

Python 3.3.2 (v3.3.2:d047928ae3f6, May 16 2013, 00:03:43) [MSC v.1600 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information.
>>> import pygame
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<pyshell#0>", line 1, in <module>
    import pygame
ImportError: No module named 'pygame'

I went through some of the questions related to this error but none of the solution helped. I have 64 bit machine with Win7 OS

Solution 1

go to python/scripts folder, open a command window to this path, type the following:

C:\python34\scripts> python -m pip install pygame

To test it, open python IDE and type

import pygame

print (pygame.ver)

It worked for me...

Solution 2

Here are instructions for users with the newer Python 3.5 (Google brought me here, I suspect other 3.5 users might end up here as well):

I just successfully installed Pygame 1.9.2a0-cp35 on Windows and it runs with Python 3.5.1.

  • Install Python, and remember the install location
  • Go here and download pygame-1.9.2a0-cp35-none-win32.whl
  • Move the downloaded .whl file to your python35/Scripts directory
  • Open a command prompt in the Scripts directory (Shift-Right click in the directory > Open a command window here)
  • Enter the command:

    pip3 install pygame-1.9.2a0-cp35-none-win32.whl

  • If you get an error in the last step, try:

    python -m pip install pygame-1.9.2a0-cp35-none-win32.whl

And that should do it. Tested as working on Windows 10 64bit.

Solution 3

I was trying to figure this out for at least an hour. And you're right the problem is that the installation files are all for 32 bit.

Luckily I found a link to the 64 pygame download! Here it is: http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#pygame

Just pick the corresponding version according to your python version and it should work like magic. The installation feature will bring you to a bright-blue screen as the installation (at this point you know that the installation is correct for you.

Then go into the Python IDLE and type "import pygame" and you should not get any more errors.

Props go to @yuvi who shared the link with StackOverflow.

Solution 4

  1. open the folder where your python is installed
  2. open scripts folder
  3. type cmd in the address bar. It opens a command prompt window in that location
  4. type pip install pygame and press enter
  5. it should download and install pygame module
  6. now run your code. It works fine :-)

Solution 5

The current PyGame release, 1.9.6 doesn't support Python 3.9. I fyou don't want to wait for PyGame 2.0, you have to use Python 3.8. Alternatively, you can install a developer version by explicitly specifying the version (2.0.0.dev20 is the latest release at the time of writing):

pip install pygame==2.0.0.dev20

or try to install a pre-release version by enabling the --pre option:

pip install pygame --pre

Solution 6

I had the same problem and discovered that Pygame doesn't work for Python3 at least on the Mac OS, but I also have Tython2 installed in my computer as you probably do too, so when I use Pygame, I switch the path so that it uses python2 instead of python3. I use Sublime Text as my text editor so I just go to Tools > Build Systems > New Build System and enter the following:

    "cmd": ["/usr/local/bin/python", "-u", "$file"],    

instead of

    "cmd": ["/usr/local/bin/python3", "-u", "$file"],   

in my case. And when I'm not using pygame, I simply change the path back so that I can use Python3.

Solution 7

Resolved !

Here is an example

C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python36-32\Scripts>pip install pygame

Solution 8

try this in your command prompt: python -m pip install pygame

Solution 9

I was getting the same error. It is because your version of Pygame is not compatible with your version of Python or Pydev. Go to this link and get the proper version of Pygame for your current version of Python. Ctrl F to find it faster or click on the word python in blue. up at the top. While you instal Pygame it should find the Python path by itself. At least mind did any ways. I run Pygame through Eclipse with Python 3.4.


Solution 10

Since no answer stated this:

Make sure that, if you are using a virtual environment, you have activated it before trying to run the program.

If you don't really know if you are using a virtual environment or not, check with the other contributors of the project. Or maybe try to find a file with the name activate like this: find . -name activate.

Solution 11

  1. Install and download pygame .whl file.
  2. Move .whl file to your python35/Scripts
  3. Go to cmd
  4. Change directory to python scripts
  5. Type:

    pip install pygame

Here is an example:

C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python36-32\Scripts>pip install pygame

Solution 12

I am a quite newbie to python and I was having same issue. (windows x64 os) I have solved, doing below steps

  1. I removed python (x64 version) and pygame
  2. I have downloaded and installed python 2.6.6 x86: https://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.6.6/python-2.6.6.msi
  3. I have downloaded and installed pygame (when installing, I have chosen the directory that I installed python): http://pygame.org/ftp/pygame-1.9.1.win32-py2.6.msi
  4. Works well :)

Solution 13

You don't need 64 bit Python on Win64 system, just install the 32bit versions of both Python and Pygame and they will work just fine (and there is a ton more modules for them anyways).

Solution 14

Im using the PyCharm IDE. I could get Pygame to work with IDLE but not with PyCharm. This video helped me install Pygame through PyCharm.


(It seems that PyCharm only recognizes a package; if you use its GUI.)

However, there were a few slight differences for me; because Im using Windows instead of a Mac.

My preferences menu is found in: File->Settings

Then, in the next screen, I expanded my project menu, and clicked Project Interpreter. Then I clicked the green plus icon to the right to get to the Available Packages screen.

Solution 15

I ran into the error a few days ago! Thankfully, I found the answer.

You see, the problem is that pygame comes in a .whl (wheel) file/package. So, as a result, you have to pip install it.

Pip installing is a very tricky process, so please be careful. The steps are:-

Step1. Go to C:/Python (whatever version you are using)/Scripts. Scroll down. If you see a file named pip.exe, then that means that you are in the right folder. Copy the path.

Step2. In your computer, search for Environment Variables. You should see an option labeled 'Edit the System Environment Variables'. Click on it.

Step3. There, you should see a dialogue box appear. Click 'Environment Variables'. Click on 'Path'. Then, click 'New'. Paste the path that you copies earlier.

Step4. Click 'Ok'.

Step5. Shift + Right Click wherever your pygame is installed. Select 'Open Command Window Here' from the dropdown menu. Type in 'pip install py' then click tab and the full file name should fill in. Then, press Enter, and you're ready to go! Now you shouldn't get the error again!!!

Solution 16

First execute python3 then type the command import pygame,now you can see the output

Solution 17

For this you have to install pygame package from the cmd (on Windows) or from terminal (on mac). Just type pip install pygame .If it doesn't work for you, then try using this statement pip3 install pygame . If it is still showing an error then you don't have pip installed on your device and try installing pip first.

Solution 18

I just encountered the same problem and found that I am having multiple interpreters of the different versions installed in my system and pygame got installed in one of them when I installed it using command but in my IDE another interpreter was selected so this messed up my system, try to see if you are also having the same situation.

Solution 19

make sure if you are on windows that your library directory is added to path

Solution 20

This may happen when pygame didn't installed, install the pygame first

pip install pygame

if dont work update the PIP by goto python install folder and type

python -m pip install --upgrade pip

hope it work

Solution 21

Try this solution: Type in to cmd (Windows):

C:\Users\'Your name'> pip install -U pygame

You should remove python -m, py -m, python3 -m before the pip Also remove --user behind it.

It will said:

C:\Users\viait>pip install -U pygame
Defaulting to user installation because normal site-packages is not writeable
Collecting pygame
  Downloading pygame-2.1.2-cp310-cp310-win_amd64.whl (8.4 MB)
     ---------------------------------------- 8.4/8.4 MB 1.7 MB/s eta 0:00:00
Installing collected packages: pygame
Successfully installed pygame-2.1.2

Then test it in your IDE or cmd: (CMD example)

Python 3.10.3 (tags/v3.10.3:a342a49, Mar 16 2022, 13:07:40) [MSC v.1929 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import pygame
pygame 2.1.2 (SDL 2.0.18, Python 3.10.3)
Hello from the pygame community. https://www.pygame.org/contribute.html

(IDE example)

import pygame

You can do this without any errors.

Solution 22

You gotta use Pycharm and install it in Terminal using pip install pygame and also after that enter Pycharm and hover on pygame in the "Import pygame" and in Pycharm it will tell you to download that and you can easily download it and enjoy your result

Solution 23

I was having the same trouble and I did

pip install pygame

and that worked for me!