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Offline Nietzschean

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« Posted 2006-05-10 10:33:23 »


This is my first post here. I program in Java for about 5 years now (2 years professionaly) but I have always been close to the web programming side of Java. I'm starting to devote some of my free time to desktop games programming in java as a hobby. I wanted to know if someone could give me some advices on technologies or frameworks I should try to learn. I'm currently reading the book "Killer Game Programming In Java". What other things should I try to read about?


"If I find 10.000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed." - Thomas Edison
Offline beowulf03809

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2006-05-10 13:22:08 »

Searching the forums will turn up a lot of suggestions, but in addition to the book you're reading now ( which I found to be a good reference as I'm learning ) the examples and walk thrus on are great.   It's not targeted at someone that is 100% new to Java, but rather someone that has at least a basic understanding of the language and is willing to learn. 

I find his Asteroids demo really good and am working on using it as a model for creating a basic framework for exploring my own ideas.
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« Reply #2 - Posted 2006-05-10 18:41:16 »

If you also want to learn OpenGL, you can use LWJGL or JOGL.  You can go to to get tutorials on OpenGL.  The tutorials are in C, but there is source code available in Java for both JOGL and LWJGL.

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