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So, how would i make a basic game like this: a 100x100 pixel square with a black dot in the center, that can be moved left/right/up/down with the arrow keys? I think I know one way to do it but I would like to get your guys's feedback! Thanks!
 
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Welcome to CodeRanch!

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Why don't you tell us about the one way that you already know?
 
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Well I know a very limited amount about making a class that extends JComponent, and then inserting a paint method and painting individual shapes to the JComponent, and then adding the JComponent to a JFrame, and just adding keylisteners to get user input, but I would really like to see a simple example, because I just feel like my way is more tedious than it should be. And I think the other issue is all cleared up now, thanks
 
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Tedious as it may seem, that's the way it's done. There may be some libraries out there that make this process more smooth, but I can't think of any from the top of my head.

Here's an outline that may give you some ideas. Please keep in mind that I haven't tested this code, and I haven't added performance tricks (like selective repainting and making the panel opaque).

 
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Wow. Thank you so much for taking the time to write all this code. I will go try it and let you know how it works.
 
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Stephan's answer is right.
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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