Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Java gaming

There is a general myth about performance and java (that it is slow :-P).
Fast forward 2005 , and most if not all of those are gone (and with realtime java , even the remaining ones are history ! but that is subject of another post).
Gaming would be one of the areas which require max performance - most benchmarks are already highend games at top resolutions and all effects on.
So , here is a wiki which should club both together and answer most of the fud - by Jeff Kesselman , et al. http://wiki.java.net/bin/view/Games/JeffFAQ.

By the way , we are using NIO quite heavily in our server I am working on (and quite a bit on the gateway I wrote and the client too) - and it totally rocks once you get the hang of it :-)
Not used mem mapped files , direct buffers to the card , etc - might : someday ....

In other news , Rajesh T - the architect of the first team and my mentor when I joined (yep , we made each others life hell when I was working with him ;-) ... still do ! ) is finally tying the knot !
He is off to get engaged - so ladies, one prize catch is gone :-)
Congratulations to him and anni !!

6 Comments:

Blogger  said...

When I first heard of Java Quake2, I didn't believe it. Then I read about Jake2, and it was for real! I guess it opens up lots of other possibilities, and resurrect a lot of old games.

12/08/2005 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger Moonjungle said...

Local, we must do our 'next' project in Java. What do u say??

12/08/2005 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Sulochana said...

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12/12/2005 07:27:00 PM  
Blogger Mridul said...

@ Kousik
Indeed , the fps they have got is impressive - but we should remember one thing :
The q2 engine was optimised for the processors of its time - and so was not using any of the 'funky' features which are available now.
But inspite of that , considering the close fps numbers , it is quite nice :)

@ guru
Definitely ! Let me get all this immediate work done with man , and then I will catch you someday ... vistarichu kanaam :-)

12/13/2005 12:18:00 AM  
Blogger AK said...

TAG time!!

12/23/2005 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger Noufal said...

http://www.armadilloaerospace.com/n.x/johnc/Recent%20Updates

Carmack doesn't think too highly of Java as a gaming language. Maybe the post is a little outdated though.

2/08/2006 04:16:00 PM  

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