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Offline bizkut

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« Posted 2007-02-01 15:16:00 »

Ok, I am new to Java, I have a decent amount of GUI and such, but no Graphical abilities at all. i'm supposed to make a mildly complex game, but After a few tries with source codes, I still have failed to produce a simple picture. Does anyone have a simple game source code that can involve maybe a guy that moves around on key command, not environments or anything? I just need to see code to understand how to do this. A few classmates of mine are ahead of the class so we haven't gotten to this stuff yet, so we're just feeling around in the dark here.
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« Reply #1 - Posted 2007-02-01 15:27:21 »

depends what you want to do the game in, you could try java 2d, but personally i would recommend you go for a java opengl binding.

You could try the download contains a space invaders demo which is most easy to understand.
Offline ravenger

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2007-02-01 15:56:38 »

well, you could ofcourse check kevin's tutorials on Space Invaders. They give you a nice insight and should get you started like they got me going Wink. The link is Smiley
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Offline bizkut

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2007-02-01 22:51:20 »

Hmm, the spave invaders looks promising, thanks for the tips and help guys.
Offline 106498

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2007-04-12 04:41:30 »

advice from other noob:

I found this tutorial very easy to follow as it builds up from a small beginning instead of doing a whole big game at once
(yes i call spaceinvaders a big game!!).

Offline fletchergames

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2007-04-12 15:44:55 »

Buying either of the following 2 books would be helpful: Developing Games in Java, Killer Game Programming in Java.  You can get them cheaply from  KGPiJ is from O'Reilly, so you can probably buy it as an ebook.
Offline Jeff

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2007-04-13 00:28:02 »

Since this is a class assignment i assume there are specific ways they want you to do this,
such as with Java2D.

If not though then I agree with going to OpenGL BUT trying to use raw OpenGL, which is intended for 3D, as a 2D API can be pretty intimidating not to mention needing some pretty advanced math (vector algebra, which typically is taught *after* calculus.)

I'd recommend instead you look at our own Kev Glass's Slick API.  Hes done all
the hard work of "taming" OpenGL for 2D games for you.

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Offline ddyer
« Reply #7 - Posted 2007-04-23 19:20:08 »

Designing drawn graphics with sizzle is a fine art.  I also lack the required talent, so I've
adopted the style of using graphics based on images of real objects.  They look
great, and only rudimentary graphic ability is needed.

see : for games using this graphics style
howto page, with sample code :
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