Python Arcade Game Template For GameShell
- Install Python 3.6
- Install the Arcade library
- Clone the game from GitHub
- Install link to menu
Install Python 3.6
GameShell runs on Debian Linux. Right now, Debian uses Python 3.5, and Arcade requires 3.6. So to install 3.6, we need to tell Debian to look at the "testing" set of files.
Shell over to your GameShell, and copy/paste the following:
echo "deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian testing main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list echo 'APT::Default-Release "stable";' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00local sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -t testing install -y python3.6
Now that we have Python 3.6, we need to install the Arcade library. Do that with:
python3.6 -m pip install arcade
Now clone/grab the code from GitHub:
cd ~/games git clone https://github.com/pvcraven/gameshell_template.git
Install the Game
Now we have the code installed, but there is not a link to it from the menu. Run this command to copy over the link:
cd ~/games/gameshell_template chmod u+x install.sh ./install.sh
We installed the link. We need to reboot the device to re-look at the links.
Update The Code
Something new on GitHub you want to pull down?
You can update the code with:
cd ~/games/gameshell_tempate git pull