# [2D Java Help] Need help with pong remake.[2D Java Help]

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I need help makeing the ball hit the bottom and bouncing back up. I tried this but it just hits and stays in one spot which i know why but what else would i do?

public void ballmove()
{
y += 1;
if (y == 420)
{
y -= 1;
}
}

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Well, it just adds 1 to y so removing 1 if y == 420 will just put it back at 420.

You need to have some kind of variable indicating which way the ball is moving. I'd suggest you add a vector and they adding it to the position and changing the vector to a negative y-value whenever you hit the wall and vice versa for the other wall.

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That's really little information you provided us there. So yeah, I agree with Navall, you have to start decreasing your value to make the ball come the opposite way, so  direction information would be very good not only for that, but also to make some calculation based on the angle the ball hit the border and to determine the angle at which it'll keep on moving.

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Here's a simple example of what you could do, shouldn't be to hard to understand but if you can't understand it then just ask.

bool direction = false;

public void ballmove()
{
if(direction = false){
if(x >= 0)
x++;
else
direction = true;
}else{
if(x <= 420)
x--;
else
direction = false;
}
}

EDIT: This kinda illustrates what Navall and thyagobr are talking about with the directions and stuff

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public float XVel = 1.0f;

public void BallMove()
{
if (ball.X < 0 || ball.X > 420)
XVel *= -1;

ball.X += XVel;
}

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