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Offline Wolfstone

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« Posted 2010-12-15 03:30:55 »

I've wanted to program games ever since I was a child, my first game was a Python text adventure in 2000 ( When I was about 8 ).
I wanted to learn Java in 2005, but I never had the time.
Last month, I started learning from TheNewBoston's Youtube tutorials.
I just recently learned how to create a GUI.
I came here from Minecraft.net in the community page.
Any tips for a Java beginner  Tongue?
Offline SimonH
« Reply #1 - Posted 2010-12-15 04:37:32 »

Any tips for a Java beginner?
Write a very simple game, make sure you understand everything that's happening, then write a slightly more complex game, make sure you understand everything that's happening, and so on.

People make games and games make people
Offline adon_y_coya

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2010-12-15 08:53:43 »

You could start here http://www.cokeandcode.com/tutorials
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Offline jojoh

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2010-12-15 12:37:49 »

Write a very simple game
Yes, this is the most important thing to remember. Or even better, a very VERY simple game.

A list of a few more tutorials can be found here: http://wiki.games4j.com/wiki/en/Tutorials. The one mentioned above is good to start with.

Offline gouessej

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2010-12-15 13:27:10 »

Write a very simple game, make sure you understand everything that's happening, then write a slightly more complex game, make sure you understand everything that's happening, and so on.
I agree with you. Don't start with an MMORPG  Grin

Offline cylab

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2010-12-15 13:37:07 »

Any tips for a Java beginner  Tongue?

Make yourself comfortable with IDEs (preferably NetbeansTongue, Eclipse, Intellij Idea), Debuggers and Profilers (build-in or e.g. https://visualvm.dev.java.net/)
Do the official tutorials (http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/ - don't skip any unless you are absolutely sure you fully understand the topic
Read a Book or two (e.g. Killer Game programming in java) - don't turn a page
Learn about the Java API (http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/),
Learn about Native Library Bindings (http://jogamp.org/,http://lwjgl.org/) and the -Djava.library.path option (http://www.inonit.com/cygwin/jni/helloWorld/load.html)
Learn about Game Engine Libraries (e.g. http://slick.cokeandcode.com/, http://ardor3d.com/, expect others in the following posts Wink)
Make multiple Games with increasing complexity
Work hard, spend time, don't try to shortcut (there are none)
Get rich writing the next minecraft or something Wink

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