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Offline Nietzschean

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« Posted 2006-05-10 10:33:23 »

Hi,

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?

Thanks

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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 http://www.cokeandcode.com 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 http://nehe.gamedev.net 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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