Python 2.7.15 not working on Golly 3.1

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PushDecimal
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Python 2.7.15 not working on Golly 3.1

Post by PushDecimal » December 19th, 2018, 3:55 pm

Whenever I specify the path to python27.dll, the "Could not load the Python library" dialog reappears.

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Re: Python 2.7.15 not working on Golly 3.1

Post by Ian07 » December 19th, 2018, 4:19 pm

If you're on Windows, try setting the file path to this:

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C:\Windows\SysWOW64\python27.dll
If that doesn't work, then this might:

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C:\Windows\System32\python27.dll

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Re: Python 2.7.15 not working on Golly 3.1

Post by dvgrn » December 19th, 2018, 4:28 pm

If neither of Ian07's suggestions work, please post the name of the Golly ZIP file you downloaded, and the name of the Python installer executable.

Or post what version Golly says it is in the status bar when you first start it up, and what version Python says it is when you type import sys;print sys.version at a Python command line. Both of those should say something about 32-bit vs. 64-bit, and they have to match.

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Re: Python 2.7.15 not working on Golly 3.1

Post by PushDecimal » December 20th, 2018, 5:13 am

Wow, I'm dumb. Turns out I was trying to run 64-bit Python on 32-bit Golly! When I ran a script in Golly 3.0 (64-bit), it worked perfectly.
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