Pygame Installer needs System Python. Please Help me do this correctly

Hi
I have IDLE python installed and working.

To install pygame, I have the Mac mpkg :

pygame-1.9.1release-python.org-32bit-py2.7-macosx10.3

If I open it, it says
1.9.1 can't be installed on this disk... requires System Python 2.7 to install.

Do I have the correct files? Where do I get the correct system python from?

How can I need an earlier Python if I have 3.3.3? What about backwards compatibly? Is this page correct to get 2.7 here ?
I have OS X Snow Leopard

Thanks
beavoidAsked:
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Dan CraciunConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultantCommented:
pygame is somewhat old and the latest official stable release, which is from 2009, only supports Python 2.

That being said, a significant part of the community did not make the switch to Python 3 yet. Troubles with backward compatibility.

There was a project to port pygame to Python 3, but it appears abandoned: http://www.pygame.org/wiki/python3porting?parent=index

You can get the latest Python 2 from here: http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.7.6/

Since the web page of pygame is rarely updated, you can get the latest releases (don't know if they are stable, and it's Windows only) from here: https://bitbucket.org/pygame/pygame/downloads

You'll see they have Python 3 versions also.

HTH,
Dan
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Dan CraciunConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultantCommented:
If you're wondering if you should use Python 2 or 3, here's the official page for it: https://wiki.python.org/moin/Python2orPython3
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Is there any word of an expected date for py game 3's release
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Nope. But you may ask on their IRC: irc.freenode.net 6667 #pygame
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Is that a link? What must I put in the URL bar?

Thanks
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
You need an IRC client. If you use Firefox search for Chatzilla in add-ons: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/chatzilla/
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
I only have safari :(
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Here's a list of Mac IRC clients: http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/clients/mac/
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
The one I chose, Snak, has low attendance, and is not user friendly.

There doesn't seem to be a field to enter

 irc.freenode.net 6667 #pygame
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
The one I chose, Snak
has pathetic attendance and isn't user friendly :/

I have a PC. Is IRC ready2go in IE ?

I am concerned that Python doesn't have all these UI / window capabilities readily at hand that Java always had. How else is data entered into a program?

TKinter is supposed to be the given window oriented interface?
But, there have been porting issue since 3.3.3 came along?

Just found this Tkinter 3.3 page here. Anybody know if it's okay? here
Thanks
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