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Offline 106498

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« Posted 2007-04-09 22:51:58 »

I found a tutorial on game programming in java and was wondering if it is any good. It looks promising but it is very long and I don't want to cram my brain with useless information. If someone could please tell me what they think about it I would be very thankfull.
The url is:
http://www.softlookup.com/tutorial/games/index.asp

thanks already for any replies.
Offline oNyx

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2007-04-09 23:38:30 »

Totally outdated (How old is it? 10 years?) and a really painful color scheme.

First learn the basics of the language. Any semi decent book will do the trick. After that take a look at:
http://www.cokeandcode.com/tutorials

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Offline 106498

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2007-04-09 23:47:04 »

It did look sort of arcane (netscape 4)
thanks for the reply!
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Offline oNyx

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2007-04-10 00:36:07 »

Netscape 4? WTF? Isn't that thing also like 10 years old?

Try Firefox or Opera (a current version... don't get em from some browser archive again o_O).

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Offline Eliwood

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2007-04-10 00:44:00 »

The fact that the article talks about 1996 as "the future" and about Java 1.0 as the latest might be problematic.  Grin

Offline SimonH
« Reply #5 - Posted 2007-04-10 01:36:50 »

Nah! Chapter 8, Quiz, Question 3: How is interrupt 16h used to handle key presses? Sooooo Java!

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Offline 106498

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2007-04-10 07:55:30 »

Netscape 4? WTF? Isn't that thing also like 10 years old?

Try Firefox or Opera (a current version... don't get em from some browser archive again o_O).
I meant the screenshots lol.
I use opera 9!
Thanks for the replies.I think I will use the cokeandcode tutorial first!
Offline g666

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2007-04-10 09:49:29 »

It is old, but alot of the information is still usefull imo. There are better tutorials out there though, such as this one:

http://www.planetalia.com/cursos/

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