Python not installed error

Hi all,

I recently download the awesome looking blender software :), so I can edit DirectX (.x) files. However, when I start up Blender, it opens the console and says:

Checking for installed Python… No installed Python found.

Annoyed, I downloaded the latest version of python (v. 2.5) and installed it. I created the system variable PYTHON with the correct location of the standalone exe. I rebooted, then tried again. To my dismay, the same error occured. Can you help me? :frowning:

Thanks in advance!

P.S. If this works, blender may be the only modeler I’ll ever use! :cool:

You need 2.4, because Blender’s currently compiled with 2.4 (as it also says in the console window).
You don’t actually need Python to use Blender however, it’s only needed for Python scripts, most of which can be run in Blender without Python:yes:

Ok, thanks for the quick reply!