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Problems running TensorKart (./ with MuPen64Plus!

See original GitHub issue


After installing all the requirements and dependencies, I ran the following command along with an instance of MuPen64Plus running Mario Kart 64.



This is what happened…


iMac:TensorKart shyamalsuhanachandra$ ./
2017-01-19 19:37:50.129 Python[14589:68221] ApplePersistenceIgnoreState: Existing state will not be touched. New state will be written to /var/folders/m1/b_t9_2151y30ryvtr_2gznch0000gp/T/org.python.python.savedState
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./", line 207, in <module>
    app.frame = MainWindow()
  File "./", line 30, in __init__
  File "./", line 49, in create_main_panel
    img = wx.Image(320,240)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wx-3.0-osx_cocoa/wx/", line 2882, in __init__
    _core_.Image_swiginit(self,_core_.new_Image(*args, **kwargs))
TypeError: String or Unicode type required

How can I fix this problem?

Note: I didn’t make any changes to the code besides install the dependencies with brew instead of pip in certain scenarios. Also, the screen in MuPen64Plus flickers quite a bit, what should I do to prevent this from happening?

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 7 years ago
  • Reactions:1
  • Comments:6 (3 by maintainers)

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simicvmcommented, Aug 31, 2017

Hi. I managed to solve the problem in this way. Just edit these lines.

# Images
img = wx.EmptyImage(320,240)
self.image_widget = wx.StaticBitmap(self.img_panel, wx.ID_ANY, wx.EmptyBitmap(320,240))
def take_screenshot(self):
    screen = wx.ScreenDC()
    bmp = wx.EmptyBitmap(Screenshot.SRC_W, Screenshot.SRC_H)
    mem = wx.MemoryDC(bmp)
    mem.Blit(0, 0, Screenshot.SRC_W, Screenshot.SRC_H, screen, Screenshot.OFFSET_X, 
    return bmp
kevinhughes27commented, Jun 3, 2017

the image api has changed around a few times. It used to be wx.Bitmap. I would look around at the docs and see what you find. I am using 3.0.3 on Linux mint so you could also just try to up the version.

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