Text area without pausing the app

Hi, my question is rather theoretical: is it possible to create a text entry field in a game, that can be used without having to pause the application? I haven’t found anything about this yet.

Yes, definately. From context are you using a swing message box? If opened from the JME thread that would indeed lock up the game. You should include and use some JME UI framework (e.g. lemur)

Refer to this example about chat system

Thank you guys!