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21 January 2019
My book Mission Python went through extensive quality controls before publication, with each listing built and tested by both myself and the tech editor. My own testing was carried out on both the Raspberry Pi and the Windows PC.
However, I have been alerted to some errors in the book, and some things that need to be changed in the project following software updates. I'll use this blog post to maintain a list of any required changes. We are incorporating these into the book when it is reprinted, so your copy may not have these issues.
## Test code ## current_room = 45 generate_map() print(room_map)
############### ## START ## ############### generate_map() clock.schedule_interval(game_loop, 0.03)
If you experience difficulties, please see also my blog post about compatibility with different software and hardware platforms to those officially supported by Mission Python.
Many thanks to Adriaan van Niekerk, Stéphanie Noardo, Richard Park, Tim Byers, Ryan McLeod, and Matt Schottel for telling me about these issues.
Since this book was first published, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has removed IDLE from the Raspberry Pi’s default software. It recommends Thonny as an editor that offers a more beginner-friendly environment. You can find the Thonny Python IDE in the Programming part of the applications menu. If you use Thonny, you can see the Shell and your program code at the same time. Where you see instructions to use the pgzrun command to start your program, you may be able to just click the Run button in Thonny instead. The colors used in the code may not match the book’s content, though. It’s easy to install IDLE, which will ensure your experience matches the rest of this book. Follow these steps:
If you encounter other problems, please feel free to get in touch. We are incorporating these updates and corrections into the ebook and reprints of the paper book.
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