> Uh, I'm probably asking a really stupid question but can't you just drop the .dll you need into the folder that your game is in and zip it up?
> I mean, MMF games need that CNC32.DLL or whatever it's called, if you don't have MMF installed.
Yes you can. I was going to write that you you can do this.
Unfortunately, it doesn't work like that. Not all Python external libraries have nicely packaged Dlls that you can include with your game. They are usually distributed with the assumption that Python is installed on the system. I'm not an expert on Py2exe but it does during compile/build time is cosntruct an exe with known library dependencies. It will include any external libraries as modules in a "dist" directory or bundle straight into the executable. I have made pygame games with Py2Exe with only the executable and it had lots of other external dependencies, so it is very much in the realm of possibility. However, this really needs to be done during compile/build time and not some kind of hack where we copy over dependencies after the fact.
I'd like to see Python working correctly though first without external libraries, like Pygame, before that support is added. I haven't been able to get even a simple Hello World example working without a hack (copying over .pyc files) and error messages. This is no slam on developers as Python would be insanely awesome with this support.