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Hi all

Im curretly designing a game

I can make the model easy enough using Java or C++, Im haivng problems with the interface. the game is a management/simulation game. The interface needs some high quality images and some 3D animation.

I was just wondering the best way to develope the interface. I can code VB and Delphi. Which i think im going to sure as its just clicking on things to display more information.

But i was wondering if you can connect a VB front end to a Java OO project that will store the games data. Also are there any better options that VB that are usually used for developing simple game interfaces

As you can quess i am new to game developement so I dont really ahve much of an idea about anything. Basically I am a student so I cant afford books so any help or online references would be great

Thanks in advance

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Drew_Benton earned 100 total points
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Well i have some links i use a lot, hope it helps.
www.gamedev.net
www.ultimategameprogramming.com
nehe.gamedev.net
www.gametutorials.com

Now you say your making a game, if you use 1 language, i'd just stay within that language. I like C++ for games, that's what i use. So what you could consider, is using a library for the UI. I used SDL once for a simple game, its awsome! Definitly worth the effort, its not that hard, i made a simple menu using bitmaps in no time. If your really intrested in game programming, and are willing to take the time for it, I'd definitly recommend it. The link is www.libsdl.org. Next I'm sure you heard of open gl, I could never make a UI, so I'd stay away from that, even though OGL is way better than DX in my opinion in terms of ease of use and understanding, plus its faster, its just not made for somethings. That's about it, what i love to do is to make my own classes/functions to ease making UI elements. Ex: In SDL, make a class for UI elements, so you can reuse it time and time again. I hope this has been a help. If you have ne questions ask.
 - Drew
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by:catach
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As Drew said, you should stick with the language you made the game...

I think that you are planning to build your custom buttons, lists, etc... Cause nobody wants a Vb/Delphi feel when playing a cool game.

There is a great article here:
http://www.gamedev.net/reference/programming/features/gui/

Hope it helps...

Catach
Bungos Games
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