A framework for programming language and platform agnostic application development. It was developed by Microsoft and the most well known implementation is Microsoft .Net for Windows. Another implementation is Mono which runs on Windows, OS X and Linux. The most common programming language for .Net ...

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How many people use SDL vs SFML? [closed]

There are topics all over the internet about SFML vs SDL, this is not the topic of this discussion. I just would like to know how many of you use SFML and how many use SDL. Or neither.
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Can I develop Linux + Windows games using C#, .NET and OpenGL?

I want to learn to develop 3D and 2D graphics with either OpenGL or DirectX. I chose OpenGL as it's being used in webGL and works cross-platform. I already know .NET well, and the C# language just ...
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Inventory management syncronized network

I'm implementing an inventory system with items in 1x1 slots in a open-world multiplayer game. But I can't decide how I want to synchronize the item management with the server. I see two options here. ...
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How do I import service references to Unity3D?

I'm attempting access a service reference in Unity. I need two: the SOAP framework and a separate service called ContentVault. The respective service URL's are: SOAP: ...
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How to replace reference to an object by content ID in binary serialization?

So here is the thing, the project has lots of logical objects, fed by data objects, data comes from serialization of yaml assets, containing model properties, like how fast a troll walks and such, ...
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Visual Studio 2012 and Game Development [closed]

Alright, I think it's a simple question, but I got difficulties to find some answers around. I already read that XNA wouldn't be in Visual Studio 2012. I recently learned to use XNA, but since I ...
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What method should I use to create a story game which is about making decisions?

I am planning to create a story game in VB.Net which is about making decisions and from there, there's different possible endings. I want to know ( if there're any ) ways that can be used, other than ...
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Monogame/Android: Using content from PCL

I'm quite new to Monogame and PCL, but I hope someone can help me with my question. I have a Monogame/Android project with references a PCL which targets .NET 4.5, iOS and Android. The PCL has ...
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In a ES system, how one would implement/ deal with Modifiers?

Given the normal entity-component-system architecture, lets say we a component that give the entity Strength. Now on the game flow I want to give +4 strength do to the wielded weapon. What would be ...
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Need to translate a Rotation Matrix to Rotation y, x, z OpenGL & Jitter for 3D Game

I am using the Jitter Physics engine which gives a rotation matrix: M11 M12 M13 M21 M22 M23 M21 M32 M33 And I need it so OpenGL can use it for rotation GL.Rotate(xr, 1, 0, 0) GL.Rotate(yr, 0, 1, ...
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Translate extrinsic rotations to intrinsic rotations ( Euler angles )

The problem I have is very frustrating: I am using the Jitter Physics library which gives Quaternion rotations, you can extract the extrinsic rotations but I need intrinsic rotations to rotate in ...
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What C# libraries can be used to support game development? [closed]

As games are based on many different subsystems things like graphics (DirectX, OpenGL, ...), sound (OpenAL, Ogg Vorbis, ...) or physics (collisions, ...), what libraries do you know that are useful ...
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Monogame minimum hardware requirements?

What are the minimum hardware / driver requirements for running a Monogame 3.x game, on each of the various Operating Systems?
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How to open prerequisite retrieval application

I have an application that cannot use OneClick publishing. I still want to access those nice prerequisite (applications?) that install .NET and XNA for you when you create a OneClick publisher. I ...
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Drawing 2D Images “3D-Like”

So, I want to use textures for weapons in my FPS game instead of actual models. However, if I just draw the texture onto a square in the game, it has the rotation and stuff, but it looks "2D". How ...
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ASP.NET MVC & SQL Server vs. PHP & MySql

I'm going to develop a strategy browser-based game with ASP.NET MVC and SQL Server. However, as I explored the web to get some ideas and patterns from existing games, I found out that none of them ...
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multi user web game with scheduled processing?

I have an idea for a game which I am in the process of designing, but I am struggling to establish if the way I plan to implement it is possible. The game is a text based sports management ...
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Including files in an application using XNA

I'm making a game and I need to load some text files to create levels. After much frustration in trying to get them to work I placed the files in the debug folder of my project (I think this is a bad ...
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UV mapping width and height

I am looking at the following C# code on howto construct a cube. It draws a cube using one texture on everyface. private void ConstructCube() { _vertices = new ...
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Game Development AI, NPC & Entities Definition using Scripting Languages

i am developing a Multiplayer(actually MMORPG) architecture for learning purpose. I do have some game developement background, but all my engines were very rigid and completly developed for the game ...
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Collision Resolution: Objects “swap” places

I am working on making my own simple collision resolution class so I can learn a bit about how it works, while also improving my entity-component model framework. For those of you unfamiliar with a ...
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Problems when randomizing x and y position of a picturebox [closed]

So, I'm making a simple game. It's like snake but the picturebox doesn't grow. In the game, you have to get fruits and other objects. Look at berry's code: public class Berry : PictureBox { ...
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.NET in Windows ME [closed]

So I'm used to work with C# and I recently started studying C++. So I have a Vista computer, which I'm using right now, but I also have an old Windows Millennium Edition Computer, and I also wanna ...
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“Car” movement in 2D dimension [closed]

I am searching for a simple tutorial how to add arcade car physics for my game. Exactly same user units behaviour i found in next games: Tank Hero: Laser Wars Death Worm: Video: ...
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2D Graphics in CMD in C#

So, almost every programmer used Doom as inspiration for new Projects, right? So Doom and other classic MS-DOS game were played on something like Command Prompt. How do you display images in Command ...
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Smoothing Heightmap Data

I've made a Heightmap Generator that creates island heightmaps like in this picture: I am dividing the grayscale ( 0 - 255 ) into 4 diferent parts ( water, sand, gras and forrest ) and after ...
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What 3D engine supports real-time editable 3D terrain loaded in from a server?

I'm currently having a problem choosing an engine for a game project I have since a few years. What I'd need is to be able to load a terrain from a remote server (which I can take care of) and display ...
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How to set multiple times, in a single spritebatch, the same pixel shader parameter

I make a test with Effect class in XNA and I want to set multiple times the same parameters (MyParameter in below code). My code is : [...] //In Engine class Effect ShaderEffect = ...
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Implementing a multilanguage AI contest platform

This is a followup to this question. To sum: I'm implementing an AI contest site, where each user may submit several AI implementations for different games. Think about Google AI Challenge but instead ...
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What is the simplest way to render video into memory (for drawing to a texture) in .NET?

In my project I would like to be able to play back video on surfaces in the world. I intend to do this by having the video frames rendered to a block of memory, then use this to update a texture each ...
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SDL.NET vs SDL C++

I am currently transitioning from XNA to SDL, and was wondering if SDL.NET provides the same benefits as SDL C++. Considering that SDL.NET uses the .NET framework as a wrapper to the SDL base ...
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XNA: Runtime differences in ClickOnce install versus development version

I have a game written in XNA, and I use ClickOnce installers to distribute the game to testers. I keep once computer as a test machine which does NOT have development environments installed, so that ...
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Can't load model using ContentTypeReader

I'm writing a game where I want to use ContentTypeReader. While loading my model like this: terrain = Content.Load<Model>("Text/terrain"); I get following error: Error loading ...
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Scaling Sound Effects and Physics with Framerate

(I'm using XNA and C#) Currently, my game (a shooter) runs flawlessly with 60 FPS (which I developed around). However, if the framerate is changed, there are two major problems: Gunshot sound ...
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How to create a thread in XNA for pathfinding?

I am trying to create a separate thread for my enemy's A* pathfinder which will give me a list of points to get to the player. I have placed the thread in the update method of my enemy. However this ...
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How do I stop stretching during window re-size in XNA?

In my windowed mode XNA game when the user resizes the window the game stops updating the window and the last frame drawn is stretched and distorted until the user releases the mouse and the resize ...
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How can I guarantee a solvable Fifteen Puzzle shuffle?

I am making a 15 Puzzle game in C# that allows the user to enter a custom row and column value up to a maximum of a 10 x 10 puzzle. I am having problems with the shuffle method. I want to make it so ...
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Adjust treble and bass on Audio in XNA

I am trying to "muffle" the sounds that are being played in my game and the best way I can think of doing this, is by lowering the treble of the sound. I have looked through all the members of the ...
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Creating an interactive grid for a puzzle game

I am trying to make a slitherlink game, and am not too sure how to approach creating the game, more specifically the grid structure on which the puzzle will be played on. This is what a empty and ...
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Game development using C# or .Net technology [closed]

I am new to .Net and C# and I am interested in game development . I just studied about Mono-andriod and mono-iOS but they are not free to use . I also read about XNA and I think its free to use . So ...
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How do I drag my widgets without dragging other widgets?

I have a bunch of drag-able widgets on screen. When I am dragging one of the widgets around, if I drag the mouse over another widget, that widget then gets "snagged" and is also dragged around. ...
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Game engine like Unity 3D that allow me to use .NET code

I've been looking at Unity 3D for developing a 3D PC game and I really like the scene editor and how it simplifies the process of constructing 3D scenes, managing assets, animations, transitions etc. ...
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File Path Characters

I have a simple question that I can't find a answer to: With the .NET Framework what is the difference in saying "folder1/folder2/file" and "folder1\\folder2\\file" in a file directory? Is there even ...
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Game Development using C#.Net [closed]

I'm a ASP as well as C#.Net Developer. I love playing Games and willing to Create one. I'm a new bi in this Arena. So can you Help me on How to Create a Game using C#.Net?? Or is there any course ...
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Why does Farseer 2.x store temporaries as members and not on the stack? (.NET)

UPDATE: This question refers to Farseer 2.x. The newer 3.x doesn't seem to do this. I'm using Farseer Physics Engine quite extensively at the moment, and I've noticed that it seems to store a lot of ...
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Are there .NET bindings for Autodesk's FBX SDK?

I'm writing a tool in C# that needs to open FBX files (and the XNA content pipeline isn't a suitable solution). I note that Autodesk only provides it's FBX SDK as a C++ class library. Before I write ...
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How to integrate game logic in game engines

Recently I'm working on a 2d game engine example in .Net with C#. My main problem is that I can't figure out how I should include the game logic within the game. Currently I have a base engine which ...
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Strongly Typed Skills

I am working on a skill system for use in a game project I'm chipping away at. The project is entirely in C# so I'm using .NET to its advantage. In my preliminary implementation of a Skill Category ...
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Language and learning of an MMO Game server [closed]

I am creating a MMO using XNA framework for the client and want to create the server using .Net sockets in C#. I am not a total rookie to network programming, but I am having trouble finding ...
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Rendering output to arbitary quadrilateral

I want to render output on a device to an arbitary quadirlateral, i.e. project texture on to a quad. What are the possible ways I could implement it? Till now, I have investigated: Drawing textured ...