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I know you must get these sort of questions a lot, but here goes... Have started a Diploma in Software Development and have just finnished a subject in Java Applets (have covered some basic loops, etc). I am interested in learning how to program games in general and particularly within a Java Applet (As I would like to produce some games to publish on a website, that will run on the site). I was wondering whether programming in Java (Applets) is a viable choice and if it is, where could I find some information online about programming in Java? I probably don''t have the skills to make a game at the moment, but would to at least start learning how to create them and the process behind designing one (only simple ones to start). Any other online material/sites on game programming with java/c++ would be great. Also it is possible to create websites entirely out of java applets, if so does anyone know any good sites/tutorials on how to do this? thanx in advance the big green hobo

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I just recently started putting some of my old applets up on a web page I made at geocities.

try: www.geocities.com/nonnus29/tetris/tetris.htm

to see my tetris clone. Email me if you wanna see the source, i''m more than willing to share.

To answer your question, yes it is reasonable and viable to make applet games. Todays computers are fast enough to get good framerates. You can remake almost any SNES, Genisis type game in an applet and it will run fine (as in fast enough). Some people even think you can make advanced 3D apps with java 1.1 applets (EgonOlson)!

Check out the Java forum here for more info.

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