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Thread: Checkers game code

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    Default Checkers game code

    Hello, any help would be great. I am trying to right the code for a checkers game. I have the board built, but I don't even know how to start to put checkers on it. Can anyone give me a good shove in the right direction? I am new to Java and, well, I am new to Java.

    Here is my board code:

    <code>

    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.*;
    import java.util.*;
    import java.io.*;
    import javax.swing.*;


    public class CheckerBoard

    {


    public static void main (String args[])
    {
    int row = 8;
    int col = 8;


    JFrame checkerBoard = new JFrame();
    checkerBoard.setSize(400,400);
    checkerBoard.setTitle("CheckerBoard");
    checkerBoard.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ ON_CLOSE);


    Container pane = checkerBoard.getContentPane();
    pane.setLayout(new GridLayout(row,col));

    Color checker;

    for (int x = 1; x <=(row*col); x++)
    {
    int altr = 0;
    altr = (x-1) % col;
    altr += (x-1) / col;

    if (altr % 2 == 0)
    {
    checker = Color.black;
    }

    else
    {
    checker = Color.red;
    }

    JPanel panel = new JPanel();
    panel.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(400/row, 400/col));
    panel.setBackground(checker);
    pane.add(panel);
    }
    checkerBoard.setVisible(true);
    }
    }
    </code>


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    Default Re: Checkers game code

    how to start to put checkers on it
    Can you explain how the program is to work?
    What does it display?

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    Default Re: Checkers game code

    All i need to do is display a checkerboard with a few red and black checkers that will displayed in various locations, but I am unsure as to how to start calling the checkers and their locations. I know I need to impliment a grid to call the checkers location but I don't know how to begin. Can you help point me in the right direction?

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    display a checkerboard with a few red and black checkers
    That sounds like a GUI display.
    Have you read the tutorial on how to draw? That will necessary for you to do to understand.
    Sorry I don't have a link to the specific pages for drawing. Maybe google could help.
    Here's the link to the tutorial: The Java™ Tutorials

    Basically create a JPanel and override its paintComponent method and add your drawing code.

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