File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Beginning Java and the fly likes Alot of research but yet to start Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Beginning Java
Bookmark "Alot of research but yet to start" Watch "Alot of research but yet to start" New topic

Alot of research but yet to start

tim gallagher

Joined: Dec 26, 2004
Posts: 4

For around two months i have been researching and paper-based prototyping a java program i wish to create using jbuilder. I have a good few articles,source code examples,forum browsing,tutorials but i am having great difficulty actually getting anything to work.

I wish to create a gui that contains an area for a box of 20x20 tiles. I believe i have to use "int width height" etc. I wish to assign values to each tile (eg an identifying name 1 - 400 (tile1,tile2 etc), 5 sets of values 1 - 100, an image to represent each tile eg green/blue). On top i wish to place buildings/roads based on the 5 values. I believe to so this i use "vector nodes". Please note it is much more complicated than i am explaining but i really just need to be able to make a start so i can do the rest my self.

Can anyone direct me or help me on creating a basic grid, with each tile having a random value (1-100 - called value1), with value1 determining the color of each tile (eg if value1 > 50 then

I am quite frustrated at having alot of information (i can post what i have/where i have looked if necessary) but not being able to start.

thanks in advance and i hope someone can help,

tim gallagher

Joined: Dec 26, 2004
Posts: 4
i forgot to add this.

i do not understand how multiple files work for a single java program.
Can anyone explain this to me?

as far as i can tell, in order to make a program run faster, you program different classes in a new file, and in the main file you "link" to these external files to open them and run them.

I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Alot of research but yet to start
It's not a secret anymore!