System.out.println("Please enter a player:"); char name = String.parse(consoleIn.readLine()); I sort of knew it was System.In and I can work it out for an integer (int option = Integer.parseInt(consoleIn.readLine()) but not for a string. Any help would be great, Thanks, Joe
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
In case it's needed, a second ahem: String myString = consoleIn.readLine() ; In case it's not yet an oft read resource: The J2SE API Documentation In case you hadn't read it yet: Joachim, Welcome to JavaRanch!