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#1 Charlie IronGleet   User is offline

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JMonkeyEngine java game engines other

Post icon  Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:24 AM

Hello,

I'm looking into game engines for Java. JMonkey appears to be the high end and looks like the best to learn. However. I'm wondering if there is something more elementary and beter for my experience level out there (I have experience of 1 year of self-teaching and a one semester java class).

Any recommendations for getting started with Java game development? Theres such a dearrth of good source meterials out there, almost no good books.

If I were to go with JMonkeyEngine, any advice for how to tackle learning this kind of undocumented api? Please tell me there is a book out there on that (I'm dreaming, I know).

Thanks,
Charles IronGleet

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Re: JMonkeyEngine java game engines other

Posted 06 May 2009 - 07:14 AM

It's pretty well documented. I highly recommend using NetBeans so you can build your own javadocs for it. Not sure if there's a book.
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Re: JMonkeyEngine java game engines other

Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:12 AM

mmm, well i havent found any good game programming books for java, you can try surf around the net and see if you get lucky...btw netbeans sucks ass :P, i prefer eclipse :D
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Re: JMonkeyEngine java game engines other

Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:14 AM

View Postmostyfriedman, on 6 May, 2009 - 09:12 AM, said:

...btw netbeans sucks ass :P, i prefer eclipse :D


Amen, brother! :D :^:
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Re: JMonkeyEngine java game engines other

Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:16 AM

You can DL the SVN in eclipse, but I'm not sure if jME has a tutorial for it on their website.
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Re: JMonkeyEngine java game engines other

Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:05 PM

Guys, why don't you prefer netbeans in game programming??
what's the difference between netbeans and eclipse..? :D
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Re: JMonkeyEngine java game engines other

Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:07 PM

netbeans is REALLY bloated. Eclipse, based on my personal experience, is faster.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:19 AM

You could make Java games in Greenfoot http://www.greenfoot.org , i find the Greenfoot project very interesting, and you can make very nice 2D games in it and it is easy, try it out and remember to read the Greenfoot programmer's manual first , good luck :)

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Re: JMonkeyEngine java game engines other

Posted 07 May 2009 - 12:19 PM

View PostKYA, on 6 May, 2009 - 08:07 PM, said:

netbeans is REALLY bloated. Eclipse, based on my personal experience, is faster.


I think they're both way over bloated. I hate them both. netbeans is a hog and eclipse memory leaks. For games, I've either used JCreator for it's straightforwardness and speed, or just did it with Makefiles in Linux.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 01:36 PM

I like JCreator and until I was forced to use Netbeans this semester, it was all i used. I do like netbeans' version on VS' intellisense though :)


JCreator is written in C++, :lol:

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:02 PM

View Postayman_mastermind, on 7 May, 2009 - 07:19 AM, said:

You could make Java games in Greenfoot http://www.greenfoot.org , i find the Greenfoot project very interesting, and you can make very nice 2D games in it and it is easy, try it out and remember to read the Greenfoot programmer's manual first , good luck :)

Thanks! I'll check this out. 2D is really better for me at this point.

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Re: JMonkeyEngine java game engines other

Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:09 PM

View PostCharlie IronGleet, on 12 May, 2009 - 11:02 AM, said:

View Postayman_mastermind, on 7 May, 2009 - 07:19 AM, said:

You could make Java games in Greenfoot http://www.greenfoot.org , i find the Greenfoot project very interesting, and you can make very nice 2D games in it and it is easy, try it out and remember to read the Greenfoot programmer's manual first , good luck :)

Thanks! I'll check this out. 2D is really better for me at this point.

IronGleet


It was a neat program, almost but not quite what i was looking for. Unless, that is, it allows you to compile your projects as standalone applications or applets - in that case, it fits the bill perfectly for now. I just don't want to be limited to running everything inside their gui. I'll have to check out the manual on this and see.
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