I love Java and I am wanting to experiment with some 2D
game edevelopment. My question is what API is best to use for this?? Are people using Java2D for game dev?? Are there other API''s/Libraries out there good for this?? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.
If that is true, it sucks! Why are we being denied the choice? I mean I''ve been using pure Java quite happily alongside Microsoft Java in my GF4J library. It is merely the question of understanding what you are doing. You really can make code that runs under both MS Java VM with enhancements and normal Java VM without the bells and whistles.
If Microsoft''s DirectX support in their Java library is pulled out or left dying in the form it is today, it just makes it that much more difficult for us the more open minded game programmers.
But in a more larger scale this is just a thing you can expect to happen when two bone headed giants collide. And it makes me even more interested about what happens after Microsoft gets their videogame console XBox out and notices that they have a "leak" of profits when game programmers publish their games under Windows 2000 or Windows Millenium . Will they offer a DirectX+ version for the XBox or just keep the latest version of DirectX XBox exclusive for half a year at a time?