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    Default Java based games..

    I've been thinking about just writing a basic game, but I don't know how to. I want to start out with a tic tac toe game. Which will display the images and the checkmarks.. I think it will be rather hard.. If anybody has a suggestion of any other game than tic tac toe for me to learn that will be easy, please post them. How would I create a game like tic tac toe that requires mouse movement and clicks.

    Never mind.

    After reading a few tutorials, I've found out how to do the above. Now what I seek is how to set a text area in a specified spot?
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    Default Re: Java based games..

    Have you worked with Swing and AWT components at all? Before you can add a JTextArea, you should probably have a JPanel, and before that, you need a top level container.

    The links I used there link you to tutorials; if you want the class documentation, see here:
    JTextArea
    JPanel
    Container

    The general idea is that you add the JTextArea to a JPanel, and then add the JPanel to a top level Container, such as a JFrame or JDialog. All of those objects have a plethora of methods and fields to aid you in laying out and displaying your program.

    Also, note that questions about Swing and AWT components as well as GUI's should be asked here.
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