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Post » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:59 pm

I've been looking into building a Java Runtime (which would allow Construct games to run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and also a web applets) which would use OpenGL instead of DirectX. Would people actually use this if it was available?
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Post » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:14 pm

Oh cool! Lets call it Stencyl!.... oh wait.

Um does Java support hardware acceleration?
I'm going to have to say no, as I hate running applets, and the security risks in an open source app that's this easy would be huge.
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Post » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:23 pm

To be honest, Java wasn't really designed for gaming. People always argue over performance, but I find most java programs I've ever used are pretty slow. I think it's being overtaken by other technologies these days...
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Post » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:52 pm

[quote="Ashley":1gdcx3oh]I find most java programs I've ever used are pretty slow.[/quote:1gdcx3oh]

Same here. Compared to construct's DirectX runtime, java would feel super slow. Also, I'm pretty sure construct depends on directX for tons of features... so how feasible is this idea? (I honestly don't know, not being cocky or anything :mrgreen: )
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Post » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:07 pm

Java's performance is really appalling on my system, so yeah, there is a 'no' from me. Flash is also a 'no' option for me.
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Post » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:05 pm

Don't care if it's java or whatever, but it'd be great if people could play Construct games in the browser without installing extra plugins.
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Post » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:06 am

I think OpenGL support alone would be much better. Not that that's a simple task.
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Post » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:42 am

Java's graphical performance is slow using it's built-in CPU-based graphics libraries. I would be using OpenGL (as I stated in my post) so performance would be the same as DirectX.
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Post » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:38 pm

Yes, I would like to see a Java Runtime in Construct.
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Post » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:51 pm

A java runtime would rock!
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