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I'm using Visual Studio 2012 have just installed Windows 8 on my computer and tried to compile a game Im working on in XNA. When the game tried to build, I got the following errors:

  • Error 12 Could not copy the file "C:\Users\Computer\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\WindowsGame1\WindowsGame1\WindowsGame1\bin\x86\Debug\Content\SkyDome\skycirrus01.xnb" because it was not found.
  • Error 13 Could not copy the file "C:\Users\Computer\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\WindowsGame1\WindowsGame1\WindowsGame1\bin\x86\Debug\Content\Fonts\Arial.xnb" because it was not found.
  • Error 14 Could not copy the file "C:\Users\Computer\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\WindowsGame1\WindowsGame1\WindowsGame1\bin\x86\Debug\Content\Fonts\ISOCP2.xnb" because it was not found.

skycirrus01.xnb is actually a .fbx. *Arial.xmb* and ISOCP2.xmb are my spritefonts within my project.

Prior to installing Windows 8 (store bought) my project compiled. Does anyone know how to convert these to .xnb files? I'm assuming that will make them compatible.

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As I've understood it, XNA is not supported under windows 8. It may work, but it's not supported. –  Jari Komppa Nov 6 '12 at 6:27
    
..that said, this may help: codeproject.com/Articles/476349/… –  Jari Komppa Nov 6 '12 at 6:31
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@JariKomppa XNA is supported under Windows 8. You can't use the new features of Windows 8 though (e.g. Modern UI). –  Marton Nov 6 '12 at 7:48
    
@marton I've been misinformed then. Ok. –  Jari Komppa Nov 6 '12 at 7:58

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I've got it to work now. I compiled it again and now my game is working. I'm assuming that the first compile of an XNA project will automatically fail after Windows 8 is installed. But recompiling your project again will fix it.

So the answer to if XNA works with Windows 8 installed is YES (but not as a Metro App).

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