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Offline pamboys09

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« Posted 2011-02-15 02:33:46 »

finally i find a good forum for JAVA GAMING... at LAST!

so my question is.. after i finish the a book. (Head First Java)
i really want now to start GIving a shot for java games..

anyone gives me some tips to start...?
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« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-02-15 03:40:01 »

First start with the basics. Learn and be proficient with Java2D. Make a game with Java2D only. (By Java2D, if you don't know, I mean java.awt.geom, java.awt.image, Graphics, and Graphics2D.) Then once you feel confident with your skills, start diving into LWJGL, Slick2D, and jME, just to name a few excellent libraries for 2D and 3D game making.

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-02-15 09:26:53 »

If you starting out, i'd also recommend Slick2D. Out of all the external java gaming libraries, it probably has the best documentation, tutorials and community to get you going quickly.
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« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-02-15 20:17:39 »

You can also read Killer Game Programming in Java. http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Game-Programming-Andrew-Davison/dp/0596007302/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1297800960&sr=1-1
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« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-02-15 21:28:58 »

When beginning 3D game making, try jPCT www.jpct.net. It is an excellent 3D library for beginners. I use it and I love it.

Offline pamboys09

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-02-15 21:39:32 »

thanks guys for the replies....

now im starting to learn the Space Invader.. to learn the collision and to make a game i want...

is there any other tutorials for beginers for 2d games? in java


advance thanks !
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« Reply #6 - Posted 2011-02-15 22:00:55 »

Here is Sun's (or Oracle's now Cheesy ) own tutorial: http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/2d/index.html

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