first of all, I am making a game.
the game is 2D and a simple side-scroller.
the problem is, that i want to make menu's. and i dont have a clue how. i mean, how to make the main menu, (I know how to make listeners and button listeners)?
and another important thing, is the menu bars- like a bar with icons, inventory, stats, skills etc, i dont know how to make them.
do i have to learn threading for that? because i thought maybe i'll make another program, with the menu, and when i click something it calls another main(String args).
I also thought about making it manually- setting visibility for all paint components objects, making a few buttons, setting the fps on 0, and on click I make paint component objects visible, buttons not visible and fps normal. would that be good? or just an alternative to something better?