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Are games programmed in Java good? Or are there better ways to go. I''m not looking for something really fancy, and I also know some C. What''s the best way to go? Thanks

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What do you feel more comfortable with?
Thats all that matters..
If done right Java games can be just as good as C games..

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The one nice thing about Java is that you don''t have to deal with Win32 programming. I''m sure there are ways to do it in C, but I don''t think they''re built into it.

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Plus the JAVA 3D API from Sun for windows uses either OpenGL or Direct 3D

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If you want to do quakestyle games I think C++ is the way to go. It''s more modern than C and it''s more comparable with java.

However, getting started in C++ is hard so perhaps you should start with Java just to get something going for kicks. Tetris clones and other similar games is absolutely no problem in Java, and in fact Java is a more beutiful language to code in syntax-wise, C++ is just harder to make nice looking code in but it''s speedier.

If you''re programming hardware acceleration in java on the win32 platform you can throw away platform independence because you want sound etc and that is really hard to get working on many platforms.

Don''t take me wrong, I''m a pro C++ programmer, but have been programming Java (among others) too, and I really like the syntax, but personally, I would rather code applications and servers etc in java than kick ass games.

Just my view of it anyway, don''t trust me if you don''t like... :-)

Albert

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Java is pretty easy to pgm games in. I''ve got some applets on my site with the source to a pong applet:

www.geocities.com/nonnus29/index.htm

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