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Old 19 September 2005, 23:24   #1
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Supercars 3 : A Supercars 2 ripoff written in Java

Hi you all,

I already posted the information in some thread where it was off-topic. Just to let you know that I'm currently working on a remake of Supercars 2 using hi-res graphics, custom pseudo 3D-rendered cars and editable circuits. ATM game is not really playable (you can only follow the circuit with your car, no opponents, no weapons, no lap counter, no sfx...).

Check those mouth-watering in-game snapshots. Demo available as soon as I find it playable enough.

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Old 19 September 2005, 23:36   #2
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Old 20 September 2005, 00:20   #3
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Forget JAVA! Make an Amiga-version!
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Old 20 September 2005, 07:03   #4
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Forget JAVA! Make an Amiga-version!
Sorry, but the project also has training purposes: I want to improve my Java skills and more generally my object-oriented skills. Developping on a classic amiga nowadays means 680x0 coding, unexistent development tools, ... a nightmare.
If you're talking about the new amiga generation (PPC-based) Java can run on them so the game would work on them (it's already super-smooth on my old 1.1GHz PIII laptop, and I think it could be optimized to run on a slower machine, why not...)
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Old 20 September 2005, 08:52   #5
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Nice to see a classic game re-written in Java. Look good. SCII has always been one of my favourite games. Pitty I am stuck with Java servlets right now.
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Old 20 September 2005, 17:26   #6
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Great work jotd.

I can not wait.
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Old 20 September 2005, 19:10   #7
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@maniacx : i just came home from servlet session loss hell at work ;-)
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Nice to see a classic game re-written in Java. Look good. SCII has always been one of my favourite games. Pitty I am stuck with Java servlets right now.
A friend of mine (Boris Granveaud) wrote a Pang conversion in Java a few years ago, first using the amiga graphics, and then the MAME graphics. He even made a version for cellular phones. He tried to contact Mitchell (copyright holder) but he could not get a license to sell it on cellphones, and he even had to remove the game from his page. Eventually he created a derived game called "Ollie Stormbreaker, King of Daggahari", with completely different graphics, and major game changes. Not bad neither (although not Pang).
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...680x0 coding, unexistent development tools, ... a nightmare.
I wouldn't agree here...

Good work, anyway...
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@jotd: do you have any good Java game programming tutorials / links? I've been hacking Java server side (Apple WebObjects in case you're interested) for a few years now but I've always been curious about Java gaming. I've also just got a shiny new Java-capable mobile phone which has raised my interest again
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@jotd: do you have any good Java game programming tutorials / links? I've been hacking Java server side (Apple WebObjects in case you're interested) for a few years now but I've always been curious about Java gaming. I've also just got a shiny new Java-capable mobile phone which has raised my interest again
I dunno about 3D stuff, but I use a 2D-engine for my game called GTGE
(http://goldenstudios.or.id/).
There's others (GAGE).

Apart from that, it is basically about using the Java2D stuff properly (BufferedImages, AffineTransforms). I don't know about Java micro edition compatibility.
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Old 21 September 2005, 21:59   #12
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DAMN!

I was thinking about doing the same thing (only a pure supercars 2 port, but also in Java :s :s :s)

Guess I'll pick another game. What API are you using? I'm using LWJGL.

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I need glasses. You mention that one post above mine :s :s
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@jotd: do you have any good Java game programming tutorials / links? I've been hacking Java server side (Apple WebObjects in case you're interested) for a few years now but I've always been curious about Java gaming. I've also just got a shiny new Java-capable mobile phone which has raised my interest again
Do you know OpenGL? Nehe?

http://nehe.gamedev.net

About 50% of the nehe tutorial examples are ported to LWJGL code.

http://www.lwjgl.org

I don't have a direct link to the tutorials I'm afraid, but I can put them on an FTP if you want them. The link should also be available in the lwjgl forums.

LWJGL is the fastest way to access OpenGL, OpenAL, DevIL and FMOD from Java (it's even a lot faster than the JOGL java.net project according to multiple sources I've seen, for example the Java port of the Quake 2 engine), and it works in windows, linux and mac.
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