piqueserver only supports python 3.7 and above

All platforms

Installing with pip

pip3 install piqueserver # vanilla install
pip3 install piqueserver[ssh] # if you also want ssh server


Installing from source

# required for https, pillow, map compression etc.
# these are for ubuntu 16.04, find similar packages for your own distro/OSs
sudo apt-get install python3-dev libssl-dev libffi-dev libjpeg-dev zlib1g-dev
# get the source
git clone
cd piqueserver
# we make git tags for every version so you can checkout out to specific version if you want
# git checkout v0.1.3
# create a new python3 venv
virtualenv -p python3 venv
source venv/bin/activate
# install deps.
pip install -r requirements.txt
# install piqueserver
python install

# don't forget to deactivate the venv when finished!


Installation from source


Most of the piqueserver team uses Linux and we aren’t experienced with Cython on windows. If you can help us improve windows support we’d greatly appreciate it.

Tricky bit for windows is to get Cython working.

  • Install Visual C++ compiler please follow this guide.
  • Don’t forget to upgrade setuptools
  • Install git or download sources from github and unzip
  • If you decided to use git: git clone


If you see errors like “unable to find vcvarsall.bat” refer to this article.

cd piqueserver
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
python install