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1  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Where to start? on: 2013-02-01 21:01:15
Uhhh... coding a game engine probably isn't a good place to start.

Yes, I suppose so, perhaps I misused the term "game engine" here. What I mean is I definitely want to learn game programming, that was kind of my main motivation for learning programming in general. I want to learn the necessary parts to making a game, such as spritesheets, implementing those, rendering, game logic, and the like.

I can't for the life of me figure out why people think Java2D is easier what with all the mucking about with VolatileImage this or BufferedImage that, or god forbid they want to tint an image a particular color or fade it out.  Want to move an image around?  Oh you're writing all that by hand too.  Stuff gdx gives you as one-liners, and oh yeah it's literally 30 times faster to boot.

I've seen some code behind some Java2D based games. I was really not looking forward to typing out so much for so little. XD Nevertheless, I would've gone through with it anyways.

But LWJGL it is! Thanks again, everyone for your input!
2  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Where to start? on: 2013-01-31 21:01:29
Thanks for the replies ^^
I guess I will start with LWJGL, but I wanted to learn the logic behind building a game engine first, so I figured Java2D would be easier for this instance. And yes, HeroesGraveDev, if it does end up being too hard, I'll probably switch, though I doubt it will be too difficult for me.

@davedes - I skimmed through your tutorials, and they seem well organized. I'll probably learn from these. Thanks a bunch!

Also, is there anywhere where I can learn about coding a game engine? Thanks again.
3  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Where to start? on: 2013-01-31 06:55:05
There was a topic made by someone (I forget who, sorry) that suggested that I learn Graphics2D before delving into LWJGL. Do you think I can just jump the gun and go straight into LWJGL?

Also, I've seen some of your projects (very cool!). Did these use LWJGL?
4  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Where to start? on: 2013-01-31 06:32:01
Slick and LibGDX do not use Java2D, because Java2D is slow.
They use LWJGL, which is a Java binding for OpenGL.

So, what you're saying is you want to use LWJGL?

Yep, I know that these libraries run OpenGL "underneath", but I mean that I would like to start working with 2D graphics, but not so far as to working with libraries like these. Hope I clarified that Smiley. Thanks for your response!
5  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Where to start? on: 2013-01-31 06:04:02
Hello! Grin

I am new to the JGO forums and I'm looking for some guidance. I've worked with java for about a year now, and fairly consistently at that(pretty much everyday). I want to start using the Graphics2D library and get into 2D graphics. However, I'm not looking for a library such as Slick2D or libGDX because I want to learn what goes behind it, such as game loops and working with backbuffers and the like. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Sorry in advance if I'm unclear in any way.

Looks like a great community from the few threads I've read so far and I'm excited to have joined.  Grin
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