my caterpillar, in openGL??

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    my caterpillar, in openGL??

    hey, i made this caterpillar game last year in java. its a neat little game but ive been lookin to take on a good openGL project so i need some opinions, is this game worth rebuilding in c++ with openGL?? please give it a try and let me know!!

    heres how you play:
    -the bar on the bottom is your life, as you move, your life decreases so you need to keep collecting life supplies as you move. once you get all the life supplies you win.

    -fireballs will hurt you unless you eat them first (head first collision)

    -barrels explode into flames which are very powerful, avoid them. the barrels and flames have random lifetimes.

    -there is a portal that randomly appears and dissapears, hit the portal to go to the secret hell level and get the golden key to get back.

    thats about it, have fun! and lots of input please. i know the game is a little ruff (its java after all) thats why im thinkin about redoing it.
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    >>is this game worth rebuilding in c++ with openGL

    Thats up to you, if learning opengl is important to you, than yes. I think this games better than most things i make, go for it!

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    you java game doesn't work i get
    Could not locate Java runtime


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    in a dos window
    int a; don't make a program without it.

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    I don't understand how do you program in Open GL? But yet you program in C++? How do you program an API?

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    openGL is an API based in C++.

    For inofrmation on C++ and other Graphics related API's, check out this:

    Game Programming Links

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    Originally posted by Josh Kasten
    you java game doesn't work i get
    Could not locate Java runtime


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    in a dos window
    you have to have java installed (that is a java window giving you the runtime error) go to http://java.sun.com to d/l the latest java installments.

    Thats up to you, if learning opengl is important to you, than yes. I think this games better than most things i make, go for it!
    yeah, ive already spent some time learning the openGL basics. ive made a simple fly thru and particle engines and stuff like that. i just dont want to sink a whole lot of time into something that may not prove to be worth while. i was also considering a 3rd person chase cam 3d pacman. ill be sure to post whatever i end up doing though! thanx for the input!

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    well, there have been 19 downloads, any comments people??

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