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Offline olingalan

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« Posted 2012-01-31 09:02:47 »

Hi guys! I'm a computer science student and my partner(in thesis) and I are developing a game ung JAVA NETBEANS IDE...

We wonder if u can help us out in choosing or giving us hint on how we can put A COUNTDOWN TIMER inside our game.. Our game is composed of 4 time attack games so we need it badly..


tnx guys, hope u can help us out..
Offline Regenuluz
« Reply #1 - Posted 2012-01-31 09:38:42 »

Just use a Timer. Java has those build in.

http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.4.2/docs/api/java/util/Timer.html

That should get you going in the right direction. Smiley
Offline olingalan

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2012-02-02 11:15:22 »

tnx for helping me out
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Offline GabrielBailey74
« Reply #3 - Posted 2012-02-04 08:46:39 »

This would work, call this method where ever you handle your MAIN game cycle:

Declare these variables:
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   private static int currentFPS = 0;
   public static int Fps; //Actual frames per second
  private static long start = 0;
   public static int levelTime = 120; //120 seconds = 2 minutes


Add this method:
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   public static void updateFps() {
      currentFPS++;
      if (System.currentTimeMillis() - start >= 1000) {
         levelTime -= 1; //We deduct 1 second, every second.
        Fps = currentFPS;
         currentFPS = 0;
         start = System.currentTimeMillis();
      }
   }


Works fine, every second (1000 milliseconds, its removing 1 from that levelTime, which you could draw out like "Time remaining: "+levelTime.
Hope it helps m8.

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