I don't know much about python and may have been doing things The Wrong Way, so please take this from a user's perspective.
I've been trying to install playscii from source, or rather, get it to run on the latest Ubuntu. First thing I did after unzipping was to install the dependencies via pip:
$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt [...] Successfully installed Pillow-2.9.0 PyOpenGL-3.1.0 PySDL2-0.9.3 appdirs-1.4.0 gprof2dot-2015.12.1 numpy-1.9.2
Trying to run Playscii resulted in the following error:
$ ./playscii_linux.sh Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/user/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/sdl2/sdlmixer.py", line 54, in <module> os.getenv("PYSDL2_DLL_PATH")) File "/home/user/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/sdl2/dll.py", line 53, in __init__ (libinfo, dllmsg)) RuntimeError: could not find any library for SDL2_mixer (PYSDL2_DLL_PATH: unset) During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred: Traceback (most recent call last): File "playscii.py", line 29, in <module> from sdl2 import video, sdlmixer File "/home/user/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/sdl2/sdlmixer.py", line 56, in <module> raise ImportError(exc) ImportError: could not find any library for SDL2_mixer (PYSDL2_DLL_PATH: unset)
I gathered that the version of SDL2 installed via pip wasn't detected for some reason (running pip with sudo resulted in errors as well). After installing the (system-wide) python3-sdl2 package via apt, I was getting a different error:
$ ./playscii_linux.sh Playscii v0.9.8 Created new config file /home/user/.config/Playscii/playscii.cfg Detecting hardware... CPU: x86_64 OS: Linux-4.13.0-16-generic-x86_64-with-Ubuntu-17.10-artful Python: 3.6.3 (default, Oct 3 2017, 21:45:48) [GCC 7.2.0] (64bit) Traceback (most recent call last): File "playscii.py", line 1090, in <module> state_to_load, autoplay_game) File "playscii.py", line 203, in __init__ module_versions += 'PIL: %s' % PIL.__version__ AttributeError: module 'PIL' has no attribute '__version__'
$ pip3 install PIL Collecting PIL Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement PIL (from versions: ) No matching distribution found for PIL
The python3-pil package was already installed on my system. After googling for errors and trying to install PIL via pip I noticed a package called Pillow-PIL:
$ pip3 search PIL [...] Pillow-PIL (0.1dev) - Pillow wrapper for PIL compatibility [...]
After installing that one I was finally able to run and use Playscii:
$ pip3 install Pillow-PIL [...] Successfully built Pillow-PIL olefile Installing collected packages: olefile, Pillow, Pillow-PIL Successfully installed Pillow-4.3.0 Pillow-PIL-0.1.dev0 olefile-0.44 $ ./playscii_linux.sh Playscii v0.9.8 Loading config from /home/user/.config/Playscii/playscii.cfg... Config loaded. Detecting hardware... [...] Loaded key binds from /home/user/.config/Playscii/binds.cfg init done.
I hope this helps.