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Offline nepasque

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Java games rock!


« Posted 2003-03-14 16:30:32 »

Hey guys!

I am using KeyListener.
I am making a game.
I have two problems:

1) In the method keyPressed, it has a little delay in the beginning when someone presses a key, that makes it unsuitable for runtime games.

2) I would like to be able to handle more than one key at a time.

What should I do ?
Offline Chman

Junior Devvie




Nothing more that... Java games are cool !


« Reply #1 - Posted 2003-03-15 08:40:23 »

Hi!

Just create an array of 256 boolean values.

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boolean keys[] = new boolean[256];


Then, when a key is pressed, do something like that :

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public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e)
{
   keys[e.getKeyCode()] = true;
}

public void keyReleased(KeyEvent e)
{
   keys[e.getKeyCode()] = false;
}


Finally, in your draw method or anywhere you want, check keys' state :

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if(keys[KEY_EVENT.VK_UP])
{
   // Do something...
}

if(keys[KEY_EVENT.VK_DOWN])
{
   // Do something...
}


It should work...

++
Chman
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