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    Default Java101. 4 years PHP experience. Headed to Game Dev. Any Good Reads?

    I have 4 years of PHP experience.
    9 years of OO scripting experience.

    I want to make a 3D game.
    Multiplayer online game
    In this game I to make my own 3D renderer. I want to learn that. I know there are some that exist already that are incredibly efficient, but I want to learn that stuff too.
    Just got passed the "Hello World".

    I'm asking for some direction beyond learning the basic syntax, OO interface & Linked Listing. I'll need to learn these 3 things as well. I just want to make sure that I have some direction when I'm done. I have programming experience. So this shouldn't take much more beyond 2 weeks.

    Thank you for any the help!

    I think I'll make a progress log for every step of my adventure. Doing this helps me focus.

    This is just a video of me saying the same thing.
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    Default Re: Java101. 4 years PHP experience. Headed to Game Dev. Any Good Reads?

    Quote Originally Posted by keysle View Post
    I have 4 years of PHP experience.
    9 years of OO scripting experience.

    I want to make a 3D game.
    Multiplayer online game
    In this game I to make my own 3D renderer. I want to learn that. I know there are some that exist already that are incredibly efficient, but I want to learn that stuff too.
    Just got passed the "Hello World".

    I'm asking for some direction beyond learning the basic syntax, OO interface & Linked Listing. I'll need to learn these 3 things as well. I just want to make sure that I have some direction when I'm done. I have programming experience. So this shouldn't take much more beyond 2 weeks.
    You are joking of course, right? If not, you and I need to have a serious sit-down talk.

    There are suggestions for game programming books on the forum that you can find by searching it, but I don't know of any decent Java-specific gaming books (although I'm not a "pro" at this branch of programming). I do believe that most serious Java game programming is not done using the standard Java GUI/graphics libraries but rather uses 3rd party engines and graphics libraries, the latter includes the Lightweight Java Game Library or LWJGL.

    Also to get the best help on these forums, you will want to ask as specific a question as possible since we we usually do much better answering these types of questions.

    Best of luck.
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    Default Re: Java101. 4 years PHP experience. Headed to Game Dev. Any Good Reads?

    I've removed the link to the video as it isn't relevant to the question.

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    Java101. 4 years PHP experience. Headed to Game Dev. Good Read? - CodeGuru Forums

    4 threads started on CodeGuru, 3 of them back in 2009; all had one or two responses. Didn't reply to any of those responses.

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    Default Re: Java101. 4 years PHP experience. Headed to Game Dev. Any Good Reads?

    @Fubarable
    I only meant to refer to syntax, OO interface & Linked Listing.
    Not everything beyond it.
    I do believe that most serious Java game programming is not done using the standard Java GUI/graphics libraries but rather uses 3rd party engines and graphics libraries, the latter includes the Lightweight Java Game Library or LWJGL.
    Thanks. I'm already(about to) signed up here... And don't worry @db, I'll respond to the posts.

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    I must have linked to the wrong video then. Sorry.
    Regarding my absence at "code guru"
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    Default Re: Java101. 4 years PHP experience. Headed to Game Dev. Any Good Reads?

    Quote Originally Posted by keysle View Post
    @Fubarable
    I only meant to refer to syntax, OO interface & Linked Listing.
    Not everything beyond it.
    You'll get this through your readings on general Java. Which book is best for you will depend completely on your learning style.

    I'm curious. Is there something wrong with cross posting?
    No, there's nothing wrong with cross-posting per se, but many, myself included, take exception to cross-posting without notification. We're all volunteers helping out on our free time, and no one likes wasting free time answering a question only to find out later that it was fully answered previously in a cross-post. So out of respect to us and the volunteers at other forums, we ask that you list links to all cross-posts.

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    Default Re: Java101. 4 years PHP experience. Headed to Game Dev. Any Good Reads?

    You won't be able to learn everything in two weeks required for game development unless you are some kind of a person that learns quickly.

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    Default Re: Java101. 4 years PHP experience. Headed to Game Dev. Any Good Reads?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alien View Post
    You won't be able to learn everything in two weeks required for game development unless you are some kind of a person that learns quickly.
    I only meant to refer to syntax, OO interface & Linked Listing.
    Not everything beyond it.

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    thanks

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