r.rodriguez r.rodriguez - 1 year ago 239
Python Question

cannot convert without pygame.display initialized error in pygame

I'm working on making a game for a project at my university using pygame. All I'm trying to get done right now is create a ball that can be controlled to go back and forth on the screen when the user presses the left and right arrow keys. Honestly I don't really know what I'm doing, so I'm using the code in the pygame documentation that was used for pong as the base for my game. My code is below, and if someone knows why I'm getting the error that's in the title, please let me know.

import sys
import random
import math
import os
import getopt
import pygame
from socket import *
from pygame.locals import *
except ImportError, err:
print "couldn't load module. %s" % (err)

def load_png(name):
""" Load image and return image object"""
fullname = name
image = pygame.image.load(fullname)
if image.get_alpha() is None:
image = image.convert()
image = image.convert_alpha()
except pygame.error, message:
print 'Cannot load image:', fullname
raise SystemExit, message
return image, image.get_rect()

class Ball(pygame.sprite.Sprite):
def __init__(self, (xy)):
self.image, self.rect = load_png('ball.png')
screen = pygame.display.get_surface()
self.area = screen.get_rect()
self.hit = 0
self.speed = 10
self.state = "still"

def reinit(self):
self.state = "still"
self.movepos = [0,0]
if self.side == "left":
self.rect.midleft = self.area.midleft

def update(self):
newpos = self.rect.move(self.movepos)
if self.area.contains(newpos):
self.rect = newpos

def moveleft(self):
self.movepos[1] = self.movepos[1] - (self.speed)
self.state = "moveleft"

def moveright(self):
self.movepos[1] = self.movepos[1] + (self.speed)
self.state = "moveright"

def main():
running = True
(width, height) = (800, 600)
screen = pygame.display.set_mode((width, height))

# Fill background
background = pygame.Surface(screen.get_size())
background = background.convert()
background.fill((0, 0, 0))
screen.blit(background, (0, 0))

global player
player = Ball("left")
playersprite = pygame.sprite.RenderPlain(player)

while running:

for event in pygame.event.get():
if event.type == KEYDOWN:
if event.key == K_q:
running = False
if event.key == K_LEFT:
if event.key == K_RIGHT:
elif event.type == KEYUP:
if event.key == K_UP or event.key == K_DOWN:
player.movepos = [0,0]
player.state = "still"
#screen.blit(background, ball.rect, ball.rect)
screen.blit(background, player.rect, player.rect)
#screen.blit(background, player2.rect, player2.rect)

if __name__ == '__main__': main()

Answer Source

All I'm trying to get done right now is create a ball that can be controlled to go back and forth on the screen when the user presses the left and right arrow keys.

You are massively over complicating this, you don't need 102 lines to move a ball around. I wrote and commented a simple example that I think could help you a lot. All you really need to do is detect key presses and then update an x and y variable then draw the image using the x and y variables.

import pygame

screen_width = 1280
screen_height = 720

screen = pygame.display.set_mode((screen_width,screen_height))

BLACK = (0,0,0)

ballImg = pygame.image.load("ball.jpg")
ballPosition = [0,0]
speed = 1

def game_loop():
    while 1:
        for event in pygame.event.get():
            if event.type == pygame.QUIT:

        #get all the keys being pressed
        keys = pygame.key.get_pressed()

        #depending on what key the user presses, update ball x and y position accordingly
        if keys[pygame.K_UP]:
            ballPosition[1] -= speed
        if keys[pygame.K_DOWN]:
            ballPosition[1] += speed
        if keys[pygame.K_LEFT]:
            ballPosition[0] -= speed
        if keys[pygame.K_RIGHT]:
            ballPosition[0] += speed

        screen.fill(BLACK) #fill the screen with black
        screen.blit(ballImg, ballPosition) #draw the ball
        pygame.display.update() #update the screen