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1  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Executable jar exception on: 2016-03-20 16:56:10
The jar is here   http://www.java-gaming.org/topics/snake/37227/view.html
a snake game by "Omar" in the Showcase forum .
Forgive the dumb question , but double clicking the jar gives me "A java exception has occured" and launching it from the command line gives :
"Unsupported major.minor version 52.0"
I'm on Windos7 and  SDK is Java 7.0 , that means that i have to download  Java 8 ?
Thanks in advance
2  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Realistic graphics -- how can it be achieved? on: 2016-02-24 13:44:18
LOL  Smiley
3  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Realistic graphics -- how can it be achieved? on: 2016-02-24 13:36:47
Add that , imho , a perfect 3d Eva Green clone with enanced boobs riding nude a dragon
 that doesn't  know where to go is worst than a decent  "snake" clone  Smiley
4  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Eclipse : how exit full screen on: 2015-09-16 15:21:53
To KevinWorkman :
like i wrote , the code isn't mine , it's from a youtube tutorial :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnT6YC5Nf70&list=PLsRmsZm0xMNogPyRn6gNWq4OM5j22FkAU

I don't have the skills to judge if it's a good one or not ....
5  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Eclipse : how exit full screen on: 2015-09-16 15:07:41
thx a lot !
(now i feel even dumber : some pity for me , thx )  Smiley
6  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Eclipse : how exit full screen on: 2015-09-16 14:46:55
I was running this code ( 3D from scratch youtube tutorial) ):

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import java.awt.Toolkit;

import javax.swing.JFrame;

public class DDDTutorial extends JFrame
{
   static JFrame F = new DDDTutorial();

   public DDDTutorial()
   {
      setUndecorated(true);
      setSize(Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getScreenSize());
      setVisible(true);

   }

   public static void main(String[] args)
   {

   }

}


and i don't know how to exit the full screen.
ctrl + esc lets me close the window ( i'm on windows7) but eclipse says that
the application is still running.
Googling here and there i didn't find a "solution".
Thx !!!

Sincerely your :
a dumb guy
7  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / New book : Fundamental 2D Game Programming With Java on: 2014-04-15 15:30:02
Seems interesting :

http://www.amazon.com/Fundamental-2D-Game-Programming-Java/dp/1305076532/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397575801&sr=1-1&keywords=Fundamental+2D+Game+Programming+With+Java

The companion site :

http://www.indiegameprogramming.com/index.php

p.s: i hope this is not a repost , if so forgive

regards !



8  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Done with "core" Java , but now... on: 2014-03-15 13:06:21
Thanks again : really nice people here around !  Smiley
I will start to learn the basics of  Eclipse.
9  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Done with "core" Java , but now... on: 2014-03-14 12:16:40
My situation : hobbyst developer with some prior experience ( C# XNA) , cover to cover these books  :
1) HF Java
2) The terrifying 1300 pages brick : "Introduction to Java programming" by Y.Liang
The problem : now i'm facing things like  building ,deploying , xml  , Maven , Ant , etc..etc..
and i find all this stuff incredibly boring.
My question : i have to resign  and dive into these icy waters , or i can somehow avoid this punishment ?

Thanks a lot for any tip !
10  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: 3D in pure Java ? on: 2013-12-29 09:46:51
OK , I got the message : better to fly low !
However you gave me a good tip , thx !
11  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / 3D in pure Java ? on: 2013-12-29 09:09:00
I was looking at ( not using a Matrix  Smiley ) the amazing applets uploaded by some very talented guys
in the Java4k site. Fantastic works ,imho , particularly this one : Die Z by Alan Waddington.

http://www.java4k.com/index.php?action=games&method=view&gid=444

Reading the code and understand what's going on unfortunately  is beyond my skills.
Any tip about some 3d pure java tutorial?
The ones i have found around are only 2D.
Thanks !
12  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Interfaces and game design ? on: 2013-10-07 13:23:04
Thx JGO , useful link !
13  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Interfaces and game design ? on: 2013-10-07 11:50:39
I was reading the Zechner's book ( beginning android games )  just to realize that i have to come back quickly to my Java books .
However , more than the code itself , the BIG surprise for me was to see how the Author starts
implementing the game skeleton : a bunch of interfaces .
Nothing of similar in other beginners books ( Killer games programming in java , online tutorials etc...). So i'm wondering if the use of interfaces is an advanced design style and  if there are
around some tutorials or books dealing with this subject.
Thanks a lot for any clarification !
14  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / a really good 2d beginners book on: 2013-09-19 10:32:03
C#/XNA but , like the author states , the concepts can be easily translated in any language.
A  lot of good stuff i didn't find in any other book .

2D graphics programming for games , by John Pile Jr.

Here are the videos , chapter by chapter :

http://www.2dgraphicsprogramming.com/videos/
15  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: slick2d + eclipse setting problem on: 2013-05-11 10:57:25
Thanks to you all for the tips ! 
Actually , the problem was WinRar !
However i decided to follow the hint  and bought the Zechner ' s book and install libgdx .

Thx again  Smiley

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because love is held by a tie of obligation, which, because men are bad,
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16  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: slick2d + eclipse setting problem on: 2013-05-09 15:44:45
 alaslipknot  ,  i CAREFULLY searched in the folder , but there are only these
files :
a META-INF folder with a manifest file
a "org" > " newdawn" > "slick" > ... nested folders with a ton of classes , no jars.
I downloaded the libraries ( not the source code ) here

http://www.slick2d.org/

sure i'm missing something really simply

thx however  Smiley
17  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / slick2d + eclipse setting problem on: 2013-05-09 13:52:48
I feel really dumb asking this , but i got an headache reading tons of tutorials
about setting slick2d with eclipse .My problem :
when i extract  the  zip slick2d , i don't find any jar file extension.
I need to rename some file ?

(Please don't laugh too much , i'm coming from xna and c# )

Thanks a lot for any help
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