Want to make a simple Java based game... Need help.

I am looking into tutorials, and I have the latest JDK... May need ex

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:15 AM

Could anybody help me with a java based game I want to make? Possibly a little pong like game, something simple. If you could help, that would be great. As I said, I have the latest JDK and am looking into tutorials online... Thanks to anybody who helps, my goal is, in a few years, to begin developing a MMORPG. Thanks.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:22 AM

Might want to try learning this in another language like C/C++.
Just my $0.02
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:25 AM

OK, sounds good.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:35 AM

I'm getting Microsoft Visual C++ Express... I will get accustomed to it. I have done a bit, not much at all, but a bit with C#.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:38 AM

There are alot of game programming tutorials with C/C++ depending on your preferences.

Dev-C++ and Code::blocks are both good IDE's.
Allegro and OpenGl are some libraries you might want to look into. I just think if you are looking to go that route with MMORPG's and Gaming period - you will find more information with C++
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:57 AM

There are a lot of "How do I make a MMORPG?" threads in this forum. Please see those. :)
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:03 PM

Well..

I saw lots of tutorials of making MMORPGs, but, wheter they are too difficult, , or they are very badly done, or they are pure $H*T
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:27 PM

View Postlucasfth, on 8 Aug, 2008 - 04:03 PM, said:

Well..

I saw lots of tutorials of making MMORPGs, but, wheter they are too difficult, , or they are very badly done, or they are pure $H*T

I suggested looking at the other threads to see the responses received by people who asked for help making a MMORPG. I wasn't trying to refer him to technical reading material. :)

The reason MMORPG tutorials are either really bad or really complex is because writing a MMORPG is a larger task than you can likely imagine. It's not something you can just go do on a weekend.

If you believe in God remember that it took him 6 days to create this MMORPG we call life, and he didn't even do any debugging.
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:44 PM

If you want to try pong in C++ you could try my blog (check the link in my signature)

IMO, you're better off studying console applications for a while before you move on to program graphics though. (At least until you can firmly grasp stuff such as loops, functions and classes)

Good luck!
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:37 PM

Pong in Java is very simple.

Two main things you should need to understand are drawing (like on an applet) and key events.
If this sounds new to you, I think its best to first learn Java and its API.

Personally i think Java is good enough to create solid games.
here is some links to inspire :D (A bit more advanced but a target nun the less)
Java Monkey Engine
Tribal Trouble
Java Game Tome
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:49 PM

It should be worth pointing out that this thread was necromanced.
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:06 PM

View PostTom9729, on 8 Aug, 2008 - 02:49 PM, said:

It should be worth pointing out that this thread was necromanced.

OH SNAP! well thats annoying
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:52 PM

Awwww crap.

@bumper:
Did you look at the date before bumping?
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:16 PM

of course not... :P
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Posted 10 August 2008 - 08:21 AM

Shouldn't this be a tacked topic anyway? :o
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