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Offline snk_kid

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« Posted 2003-10-28 10:39:56 »

Hi i trying to make a gaunlet clone using jogl, i have done a lot of research i read alot about that its not worth using OpenGL for 2D as it could be slower than using awt.Graphics but then i read that people are making 2D java games with Jogl using textures for faster preformance. I dont know what the best route would be, i know some OpenGL so i'm no bothered about using it just what would be advan and disadvantages. thanks
Offline sma

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2003-10-28 10:49:44 »

Somebody recently recommended J2DA[1] to me, which you can use to delay your decision.

[1] http://j2da.sourceforge.net/index.php?Page=about

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Offline kevglass

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2003-10-28 10:58:15 »

Not so much delay as (hopefully) make the decision irrelevant. J2DA should allow to swap between the two rendering techniques as you choose.

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2003-10-29 08:12:48 »

So many layers, so much deferral of making a decision...
Just code directly to how you want to do it and save all the hassle. I recommend LWJGL Cheesy

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Offline Jeff

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2003-10-30 02:40:51 »

In the LONG run, this is all likely to come down to the same thing.

With 3D cards becomign de-riguer 2D libraries are becoming more and more wrappers over 3D primatives.  Some of this is starting to happen already in AWT and my guess is its a trend thats likely to continue.

Dunno if that helps any :/

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Offline snk_kid

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2003-11-01 07:45:42 »

Hi well i did some OpenGL coding using jogl and then tested it to run on the universities computers and it shows but not correctly, i think they do not have OpenGL 1.4. Anyways i am not totally what sure i'm gonna do what i origionally planned but i have found this:
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/extra/fullscreen/index.html

still doing research
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