Category Archives: Python

Minecraft Run – Inspired by Temple Run!

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Temple Run is a popular mobile game that has had people addicted for months on end. With the sequel to the game released just last month, it seems right that somebody would make a great python program inspired by it for MCPI. The game consists of:

  • Randomly generated track
  • Gravel ‘kills‘ you and takes you back to the start
  • Everytime you ‘die‘ new track is generated
  • Score System
  • A temple at the start of the track

Excellent96, the maker of the program, has many ideas on how to improve the game, including:

  • Advanced score system
  • Chasing enemy (Possibly Lava)
  • Coins and Powerups
  • More Fun!

A video of the program in action can be found at it’s Official Topic on the Minecraft Forums!

The only downside to this is that the program is not yet available for download, but head over to it’s Official Topic and tell him that you really want to play it!

The download link will be posted here as soon as it is released!

MCPI Game Of Life

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Jason Milldrum of NT7S.com has come up with a brilliant version of the popular game, ‘The Game Of Life‘. It uses Obsidian blocks to show dead cells and Diamond blocks to show alive cells on a 64×64 block board.

The code is pretty big, so to save the homepage of the site being filled by a single program, you can view the code here!

Credit goes to Jason Milldrum NT7S.com

How to run Python Programs on The Raspberry Pi

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If you are new to the RPi, Python or just need a little bit of help. you may not understand how to run many of the Python Programs that you can find on this site and on the Minecraft Forums. Well, look no further. Below, I have come up with a guide to get you on your feet in the world of Python! You will be running programs in no time at all!

  1. First, you are going to need to create the program. Well, not create exactly, copy. But you still need to create a file for it to go. Open up ‘LeafPad‘ and paste the program code into the file.
  2. Save the program in your /mcpi/api/python/ dictionary. Name it something sensible. If it is a rainbow program, name it rainbow.py. The .py allow the RPi to know that it is a Python file.
  3. Now, open up MCPI and load up a world.
  4. Open up a new ‘LXTerminal‘ and navigate to your /mcpi/api/python dictionary, by using the cd command:
    cd /mcpi/api/python
  5. Next, type:
    python ProgramName.py 

    (Obviously you need to replace ProgramName with whatever you called the file).

  6. The program should now be running.

If this guide doesn’t work for you at first, try again. If on the third time you still don’t succeed, leave a comment!

Python: Auto Rainbow

This cool little program designed by ‘500 Internal Server Error‘, automatically builds a rainbow in your MCPI world, upon loading the python file.

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The code is as follows:

import mcpi.minecraft as minecraft
import mcpi.block as block
from math import *
colors = [14, 1, 4, 5, 3, 11, 10]
mc = minecraft.Minecraft.create()
  height = 60
mc.setBlocks(-64,0,0,64,height + len(colors),0,0)
  for x in range(0, 128):
  for colourindex in range(0, len(colors)):
  y = sin((x / 128.0) * pi) * height + colourindex
  mc.setBlock(x - 64, int(y), 0, block.WOOL.id, colors[len(colors) - 1 - colourindex])

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The original thread where the program was shared can be found here.

To run the program, open up ‘LeafPad‘, copy this code into it and save it in /mcpi/api/python as a .py file. Save it as rainbow.py. Then, once you have a MCPI world loaded up, open up ‘Terminal‘ and navigate to where you saved the file using cd and type python rainbow.py.