Install on Windows (64 bit)

To run Pythonator on your laptop or desktop pc, you need to install the Python programming language, PyCharm Edu development environment for Python, and the Minetest game.

Python 3

From the Python website download Python 3.7.2 for Windows (64 bit). Default settings are fine during the install although I recommend users also select “Add Python 3.7 to PATH” which is unticked by default.

PyCharm Edu 2018.3 or later

Download and install PyCharm Edu v2019.1.1 for Windows.

Minetest 5.0

  1. Download Minetest 5.0.
  2. Extract the zip file into your Documents directory so you have a folder Documents\minetest-5.0.1-win64\bin.
  3. In File Explorer right-click on Documents\minetest-5.0.1-win64\bin\minetest.exe and select “Send to > Desktop (Create shortcut)”.

Now you can run Minetest by double-clicking the Minetest icon on your desktop.


The next step is to set up PyCharm Edu.