for the previous last days i was wondering what is the “right” way to start making games with Java, i’ve tried Java2D, i made some little examples with it and then decided to start learning Lwjgl, i kinda managed to go through the basics, i created my first pong 2 days ago, and now am trying to start a small platformer game, i have created few classes that will make the job a little more “Java2Disme” for me i recreated methods like drawRect,fillRect,intersects and setColor but using openGL and not Java Graphics2D
so the drawing task will be a lot easier than rewriting every time many lines to draw a Quad with openGL, and actually everything was going “fine”
until i saw this post
and everytime i saw a davedes reply about this matters, it always make me think again about choosing LWJGL or LIBGDX, specially these kinds of phrase
does this mean that am gonna spend many months, just playing around with lwjgl and never finish any project ??
i honestly don’t want that … :-
and based on that you may say that i already answered my question, if i don’t want this then i should stick with lbgdx,
but the thing is, somehow i found lwjgl “easiest” than lbgdx, not the exact meaning of the word easy, but… i dunno … it’s friendly :
seriously, i just had to read the main wiki and that’s it, i made a few test examples and a small pong and now like i said am starting a platformer and feeling ;D + 8) because of the classes i made to do the painting :
but with libGdx it’s kinda different story,
first all the errors that comes with it FROM NO WHERE i follow the documentation, the tutorials, but never had the same result, it always have an error :emo:
and second, i just don’t feel good working with it, it make me feel like am cheating, and "me no do that :cranky: "
soooo guys …
any suggestion : ??
by the way :
if what davedes said about spending many months just playing around with openGL, then i’ll definitely have to try again with libGdx, but here i want to clarify something, am sure that even with libGdx making a good game will last for months, but according to davedes , with lwjgl you will spend months making your game + many months learning about low level stuff, is that 100% true ??
thank you very much