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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Handen, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Handen

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    Hello everyone! I am an beginner in programming, so I decided to learn Java first. Now, I create apps on Java in Android Studio, but I am fond of making games, and unity is the beast choice. The main question -- how can I create Android games in Unity on Java(I know it is possible)?
     
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  2. Eric5h5

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    You can't (effectively). C# is very similar to Java, so just use that.

    --Eric
     
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  3. Ryiah

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    Basically you need to compile your Java files into a JAR, use IKVM to convert the JAR into a DLL, place the DLL into your Assets folder, and then use C# to access the Java Code. Unless you already have an extensive codebase written in Java you're far better off simply learning C# since you'll need to use C# regardless of whether you choose to use Java.

    Additionally some of these links suggest you'll lose some of the debugging capabilities that would normally be available since the code isn't written in C#. For a beginner this would make the learning process considerably harder.

    https://www.ikvm.net/
    https://semitwist.com/articles/article/view/unity3d-supports-all-.net-clr-mono-languages
    http://answers.unity3d.com/questions/15308/can-i-access-java-code-from-unity.html
    https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/ideas-needed-for-debugging-using-java-code-inside-unity.49483/
    https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/building-project-with-ikvm-dlls-inside.101097/
     
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  4. Kiwasi

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    I did Java with my first game engine. C# and Java are so similar in concept and syntax that it won't take you more then an hour to get up to speed with C#.

    You can do all that crazy stuff that @Ryiah mentions. But in reality you'll waste so much time on it that you are better off to just use C#.