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Offline baegsi

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« Posted 2005-01-22 14:29:19 »

I'm planning to have a native exe for my next game. So far as I understand it there's no serious alternative to Excelsior JET, right? There are two editions available, Standard and Professional, and I'm wondering if Standard edition would be good enough for a game (which would help my tight indie budget a lot Smiley ).

I'm using lwjgl, no AWT/Swing whatsoever. Any experiences?
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« Reply #1 - Posted 2005-01-22 15:18:28 »

Both are fine.
Standard is much easier to use but you have to ship megs and megs of DLLs along with the game. Maybe that's not such a big issue any more. If you don't use AWT or Swing it can be fairly small.
Pro has a global optimiser and squeezes true C++ performance out of the JVM but it's incredibly fiddly to get it right.

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Offline Danskeren

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2005-01-23 19:14:57 »

I use j4exe but it has stupid bugs when you try to use some classes like Random and Scanner.

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Offline baegsi

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2005-01-24 04:37:38 »

Do you mean exe4j? It's cheap but what I understand it does not compile into native code, it just provides an exe
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