Java-Gaming.org Hi !
Featured games (90)
games approved by the League of Dukes
Games in Showcase (683)
Games in Android Showcase (196)
games submitted by our members
Games in WIP (750)
games currently in development
News: Read the Java Gaming Resources, or peek at the official Java tutorials
 
    Home     Help   Search   Login   Register   
Pages: [1]
  ignore  |  Print  
  Checking the keyboard state inside an applet  (Read 1973 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Offline ahar010

Junior Newbie




Java games rock!


« Posted 2003-12-28 20:30:21 »

Hi,

I'm trying to write a little space shooter game in a java applet to put on my website.

In previous games the action is a little more sedate and have had to worry about quick/exact responses from the keyboard. So have just add a KeyListener and checked for KeyPresses like below

public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e) {
   if (e.getKeyCode() == e.VK_KP_LEFT ||
       e.getKeyCode() == e.VK_LEFT) {

       ship.moveLeft();
   }
}

But for a fluid game i need something alot smarter Smiley I guess I'm looking for a way of checking the keyboard state or something, so i could poll the keyboard and see at any stage which keys are pressed. eg. Left arrow, Up arrow and the control key

Does anyone know an easyish way of getting this information from inside an applet? or can point me to somewhere that might have a bit of info on the topic.

Thanks

Andy
Offline oNyx

JGO Coder


Medals: 2


pixels! :x


« Reply #1 - Posted 2003-12-28 21:06:16 »

http://www.java-gaming.org/cgi-bin/JGNetForums/YaBB.cgi?board=2D;action=display;num=1065784010;start=8#8

Says it all Smiley

Btw the "&0xFF" thingy ensures that it stays within the array-bounds (only a handfull of keys like ä,ü,ö or other unusual letters have a higher KeyCode).

Edit:

Oh... and welcome to the board Smiley

弾幕 ☆ @mahonnaiseblog
Offline ahar010

Junior Newbie




Java games rock!


« Reply #2 - Posted 2003-12-28 21:20:03 »

Cool, thanks

I did do a search for "keyboard input" on the forums. I mustn't have checked that forums in the list to search.  Embarrassed

anyways thanks for doing my leg work hehe.

Games published by our own members! Check 'em out!
Legends of Yore - The Casual Retro Roguelike
Offline oNyx

JGO Coder


Medals: 2


pixels! :x


« Reply #3 - Posted 2003-12-28 22:17:55 »

Well, I'd known a better search phrase... I used "controls[" Grin

弾幕 ☆ @mahonnaiseblog
Offline Jeff

JGO Coder




Got any cats?


« Reply #4 - Posted 2003-12-31 20:57:45 »

The other option is to go to a Java Web Start application and use JInput Smiley

Got a question about Java and game programming?  Just new to the Java Game Development Community?  Try my FAQ.  Its likely you'll learn something!

http://wiki.java.net/bin/view/Games/JeffFAQ
Offline cfmdobbie

Senior Devvie


Medals: 1


Who, me?


« Reply #5 - Posted 2004-01-01 19:27:42 »

Quote
I did do a search for "keyboard input" on the forums. I mustn't have checked that forums in the list to search.  Embarrassed


Ah.  As default the search page only looks at the last week of posts - that's probably why you didn't find anything! Wink

Hellomynameis Charlie Dobbie.
Pages: [1]
  ignore  |  Print  
 
 
You cannot reply to this message, because it is very, very old.

 
orrenravid (163 views)
2016-07-16 03:57:23

theagentd (232 views)
2016-07-11 14:28:54

Hydroque (315 views)
2016-07-06 05:56:57

Hydroque (467 views)
2016-07-03 08:52:54

GrandCastle (350 views)
2016-07-01 09:13:47

GrandCastle (342 views)
2016-07-01 09:09:45

CopyableCougar4 (396 views)
2016-06-25 16:56:52

Hydroque (376 views)
2016-06-22 02:17:53

SwampChicken (346 views)
2016-06-20 13:22:57

SwampChicken (290 views)
2016-06-20 13:22:49
Making a Dynamic Plugin System
by Hydroque
2016-06-25 00:13:25

Java Data structures
by BinaryMonkL
2016-06-13 21:22:09

Java Data structures
by BinaryMonkL
2016-06-13 21:20:42

FPS Camera Tutorial
by Hydroque
2016-05-22 05:40:58

Website offering 3D Models specifically for games for free
by vusman
2016-05-18 17:23:09

Website offering 3D Models specifically for games for free
by vusman
2016-05-09 08:50:56

Website offering 3D Models specifically for games for free
by vusman
2016-05-06 11:10:21

Website offering 3D Models specifically for games for free
by vusman
2016-04-29 12:56:17
java-gaming.org is not responsible for the content posted by its members, including references to external websites, and other references that may or may not have a relation with our primarily gaming and game production oriented community. inquiries and complaints can be sent via email to the info‑account of the company managing the website of java‑gaming.org
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Managed by Enhanced Four Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!