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    I was wondering if you can use java to program games? I've read a couple of books but it doesn't tell where i can or can't. if not that's ok i'm also learning to use C++

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    you can use any programming language that has I/O and/or simple display capabilities to program games.

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    I think he meant is it more used/easier.

    I think C/C++ is the best. Some say DarkBasic is good, but only for beginners. I personally think of cell phones when I hear java nowadays
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    I think Java is the easiest language for simple 2D games. It lacks the performance necessary for intense 3D graphics unless your a total Java Guru.
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    Thank you guys. I think i'll try to learn C++ first.

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    Try C# with GDI+, it's about as easy as Java, but still a Windows GUI.

    Plus, moving from C# to C++ is a nice easy step IMHO... C# is a good place to start learning about OOP. (again just IMHO, some people would disagree)

    The .NET platform is free, Microsoft's C# compiler is free, and this IDE - http://www.icsharpcode.net/ is free.

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