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Posted by: pgorbas Aug 9 2012, 08:48 PM
I found dimensionX from Wikipedia game engines article and it claimed this was a java based game engine.

It is not.

It is a propitiatory script engine which is only suitable for creating 1970's style adventure games.

I expected a robust java library filled with all sorts of method and classes to simplify animated graphics, sound, ui and ai - instead I found virtually nothing.

My mistake really and the fact this project is misclassified as a game engine in Wikipedia .

Posted by: sascanagl Aug 9 2012, 09:10 PM
pgorbas,

Actually, you are leaving with a wrong or incomplete understanding of this game engine--and it definitely is a game engine for developing web-based multiplayer games.

While the majority of the documentation mentions the original script-based aspects of game development, the implementation is in Java and Java developers can go far in coding games in Java and largely bypassing much of the scripting engine.

I have tinkered in that realm and there is some documentation about the custom hooks for Java-based processors in one of the Guides.

You might also look at some of the information provided here:

JavaDoc (not up-to-date but can be made to be)
http://dimx.cjncreations.com/javadoc/index.html

Some additional Info:
http://dimx.cjncreations.com/EventProcessorGuide.htm

Carl Nagle

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