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I can't check for collision

 
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I have this snake game that almost works. I have three problems:
1. the head and the tail of the snake overlap each other. Meaning, the head is read and the tail(ball) is green. When is runs the head and tail share the same space.
2. the tail doesn't grow each time it eats an apple. It grows whether an apple was eaten or not.
3. when I run into the tail or the sides of the window it doesn't detect collision.



 
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just wanted to point out that this is wrong
public void paint(Graphics g) {

painting in swing is done by overriding paintComponent(..)
 
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so should I make a call to super in the paint method?
 
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Thanks Michael. I made the call to super. I don't have the tail trailing me. Collision detection is working now though. I'm sorry if these concerns are trivial but I'm really new to programing and I'm trying to learn for my job
[ December 23, 2008: Message edited by: Lamar Jared ]
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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