This is a basic class that you can use with transparent or translucent PNG or GIF images to display a centered splash screen of any size or shape... you can choose which display device the window appears on too.
GIF images or fully non-transparent images are faster to display of course. Any optimising hints are welcome, for my system it still takes about 3 seconds on a cold launch of the JVM for the PNG image to display...http://www.adam.com.au/kellyjones/YABB/SplashScreen.java
here's a sample image: http://www.adam.com.au/kellyjones/YABB/mygame.png
or you could try <a href="http://www.adam.com.au/kellyjones/YABB/glass.png
">this</a> one and add some nice sound effects for good measure...
The Java class contains a main method that will demo itself with an image called "mygame.png" in the current path (using class.getResource());