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Thread: how to set up level class in 2d java game

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    Default how to set up level class in 2d java game

    my end goal is to make 4 different level's. kind of like 2d mario game. I read some where that there are two ways to make a level.

    1st is to use a background image. and when user hit right key, than you should move the background to left. that way it will look like player is moving right.

    2nd way is to make a 2d string array. and in that array there will be alot of g, s, p,e. so where u put g, put load a image of ground. where u put s, upload a sky image, and so on...

    try to expain which way is better. for ex i would think 2nd way would take alot longer. where 1st way gound be easier to set up. but with 2nd way u can do alot more stuff...
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    also how would i set up the class for 4 different level's..

    so i would have
    Main.java
    Player.java
    Level1.java
    Level2.java
    Level3.java
    Level4.java


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    Default Re: how to set up level class in 2d java game

    There are a ton of ways to make a game level, not just those two methods. What method you choose really depends on you, your game, your preferences, and your context. So it's really up to you how to proceed.
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    Default Re: how to set up level class in 2d java game

    ...and do u mind let me in on those methods?

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    Default Re: how to set up level class in 2d java game

    This topic is much too involved to really cover in a single forum post; there are entire books devoted to this subject.

    You could do it either of the ways you propose. Or you could use polygons. Or a quad tree. Or a combination of several techniques. Which method you choose is really up to you.
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