I am new to game development, not new to Java. I recently made my first game. Kinda of a proof of concept. Its a space invaders / galga analog.
I made it in eclipse using swing/awt. My images are stored in an images file in the src folder and my sound effects in a sounds folder under src. Everything works fine running from eclipse. I tried making a runnable jar from eclipse. I have done this before and they worked fine, but not this game, maybe because of images and sounds. Then I tried to use launch4j. It runs but its missing the sounds and images. So:
1.Not wanting to use and applet what is the best way to package / distribute my games.
2.Are there any other libraries people are using for java 2D games besides swing and awt?
3.Is eclipse the best IDE for games in Java ( I know this my be strictly a matter of opinion)?
mikejr76Member Since 24 Feb 2012
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