Hello I am new to Java. I am building a video game for school - similar to the Sims game - and have encountered an issue. My group is creting all the algorithims for calculating health, keeping track of time, achievments, etc. My job is to create the graphical interfaace.
What I wish to have the game screen with a rectangle on the side of the screen displaying these different files. The problem I have is that I cannot find out how to have thier files just output the specific data in specified postion simultanously while the game is in progress.
Is there a way I can do this without placing all thier functions in my file?
I got this idea from Games such as Age of the Empires, Mall Tycoon, or even any top-down RPG.
Also As a feature I was wondering if there was a simple method to hiding the rectangle. Similar to a popup menu or even the Windows Start toolbar (along the bottom); how you just place your cursor over it and it pops up. I did manage to find a file online that showed how to do this just that I recquired 4 files just to make the toolbar without any content.