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Offline amablue

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« Posted 2008-06-19 00:43:09 »

I'm writing a sprite based fighting game and whenever I draw large sprites with transparency, like the stage itself, the game slows way down. When I draw a few smaller sprites it works fine though. I just read the .png files with and then when I draw them I just use the standard g.drawImage(...) function.

While googling around for a solution I saw suggestions to use -Dsun.java2d.opengl=True, but I keep getting the error message "Could not enable OpenGL pipeline for default config on screen 0" which appears to be because I have an intel chipset.

The other option that I know of is to replace the rendering code I currently have with JOGL. I've got JOGL set up on my computer and I can run it just fine. I've done OpenGL programming in C++ for about a year (I had two elective courses at my school in graphics programming in openGL), but I've been having trouble loading textures. I can load images just fine, but when I try to turn them into a texture with TextureIO.newTexture(...) I get a null pointer.

I don't even know if that's the way to do it correctly though, it's hard to find up to date tutorials. Anyone have tips or code I can look at or tutorials on how to get 2D sprites to run effeciently?
Offline zammbi

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2008-06-19 02:03:02 »

All transparency is slow in Java 2D. Myself I use:
System.setProperty("sun.java2d.translaccel", "true")
to speed it up, but you can also use the opengl flag too. But still I can run my 2D tile game well without the flag also.

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