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Making an AI walk on a NavigationMesh (2D/Top-Down game)

For some time I have been working on a framework which should make it possible to generate 2D levels based on a set of rules specified by level designers. You can read more about it here as I won't go ...
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How can I solve this SAT direct corner intersection edge case?

I have a working SAT implementation, but I am running into a problem where direct collisions at a corner do not work for tiled surfaces. That is, it clips on the surface when going in a certain ...
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this.BoundingBox.Intersects(Wall[0].BoundingBox) not working properly

I seem to be having this problem a lot, I'm still learning XNA / C# and well, trying to make a classic paddle and ball game. The problem I run into (and after debugging have no answer) is that ...
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What is going on in this SAT/vector projection code?

I'm looking at the example XNA SAT collision code presented here: http://www.xnadevelopment.com/tutorials/rotatedrectanglecollisions/rotatedrectanglecollisions.shtml See the following code: private ...
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XNA 4.0 - container with content, that can slide (C#)

I got an idea, but I got no idea on how to make it. Okay, so here is the deal. I want a container which can contain certain objects (These objects will draw the sprites/graphics). But because of ...
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XNA Shader Texture Memory

I was wondering about texture optimization in XNA 4.0. Will the the contentmanager send the texturedata to the GPU directly when the texture gets loaded or do I send the texture data to the GPU when ...
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How do I calculate opposite of a vector, add some slack

How can i calulate a valid range (RED) for my object's (BLACK) traveling direction (GREEN). The green is a Vector2 where x and y range is -1 to 1. What I'm trying to do here is to create rocket fuel ...
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can't spot the error. Trying to increment [closed]

I really can't spot the error, or the misspelling. This script should increase the variable currentTime with 1 every second, as long as i am holding the Space button down. This is Unity C#. using ...
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Sending A Class Packet [closed]

How would I be able to send a class through the internet like this. class Player { public int Health; public Player Copy() { return this; } } And do this. SendPacket(new ...
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2D Tile Game - Smooth Biome Terrain Transitions

While working on my 2D tile based game, I encountered a problem. I use Perlin Noise to generate the terrain. Some biomes (Desert, Forest, etc) have different flatness values depending on terrain, ...
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Custom inventory items based on inheritance

So, here's the scenario: I'm building an RPG. Like most of the other RPGs on the market, my game will feature an inventory and of course, inventory items. So far I've worked well with using a single ...
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How do I render an entire frame to a Texture2D?

I asked a question here: C# XNA Make rendered screen a texture2d But, I ended up not getting the exact result I was looking for since I didn't ask the question right. In a game I am writing, I ...
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How to select a random node [closed]

I need to know if it is possible to select a random node or select a node itself because I'm doing a zombie AI and I need him to randomly move, and I wanted to know if it's possible to do it and how.
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Load SpriteFont in XNA

I'm planning on my game using multiple backgrounds so I'm trying to use spritefonts to draw the text. Every time I load my spritefont I get a error. Line1 = content.Load<SpriteFont>("Courier ...
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2D Game Help In XNA

I'm making a game in XNA called The Adventure Of The Very Hairy Princess Fairy. The game is a "Sidescroller/Platformer" like mario but there is a problem. How do I attach a weapon to the player ...
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Keep 3d model facing the camera at all angles [duplicate]

I'm trying to keep a 3d plane facing the camera at all angles but while i have some success with this: Vector3 gunToCam = cam.cameraPosition - getWorld.Translation; Vector3 beamRight = Vector3.Cross(...
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Making A Game Manager C# [closed]

Is it possible to make a game manager like steam (without the downloads just something that lists your games) in C#? I'm just not sure what the .NET framework can do.
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Re-sizing the form without scaling the GUI

I am writing a turn based strategy game in C#. My GUI implementation consists of class that extends Form containing a class that extends Panel. When I render the GUI I draw to the paint method in ...
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More Efficient Data Structure for Large Layered Tile Map

It seems like the popular method is to break the map up into regions and load them as needed, my problem is that in my game there are many AI entities other than the player out performing actions in ...
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Adding Vertices to a dynamic mesh via Method Call

I have a C# Struct with a static method, "Get Shape" which populates a List with the vertices of a polyhedron. Method Signature: public static void GetShape(Block b, int x, int y, int z, ...
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XNA Deferred Shading, Replace BasicEffect

I have implemented deferred shading in my XNA 4.0 project, meaning that I need all objects to start out with the same shader "RenderGBuffer.fx". How can I use a custom Content Processor to: Not load ...
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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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Is It More Efficient To Make Games In Languages I Like?

Is it more "efficient" to develop games with languages you're good with and like best rather then the "best" language? For example: I like C# (It's My First Language) and I'm really good at it and ...
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How Good Is The Xbox 360's Hardware?

I'm thinking about doing things in XNA because I really like C# but I'm wondering about the whole Xbox 360 Development. How good exactly good will the hardware be, also I heard that the games are ...
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How to Draw texture between 2 Vector3

My scenario: RTS combat style, 1 unit fires beam on another unit My problem is i want to draw a flat texture between 2 Vector3 points. I have looked at various Billboarding styles but that doesn't ...
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Foreach loop with 2d array of objects

I'm using a 2D array of objects to store data about tiles, or "blocks" in my gameworld. I initialise the array, fill it with data and then attempt to invoke the draw method of each object. foreach (...
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Drawing order in XNA

When manually setting the drawing order of game components by setting int DrawableGameComponent.DrawOrder can one use any integer numbers as long an order is defined like component1 => drawing ...
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Load order in XNA?

I am wondering whether the is a mechanism to manually control the call-order of void Game.LoadContent() as it is the case with void Game.Draw(GameTime gt) by setting int DrawableGameComponent....
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XNA Game Timer Help

How do I set a game timer in XNA? I need it to keep the game in sync no matter the lag or frame rate to prevent one moment to be normal but the next everything is sped up.
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Depth is disabled - How to turn on?

In XNA 3.1 is there any other way to disable depth in 3D Worlds using DirectX models other than GraphicsDevice.RenderState.DepthBufferEnable = false; ? The reason for my question is I have quite a ...
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Realistic Jumping [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I implement gravity? I want to make the jumping that my character does more realistic. This is what I've tried so far but it doesn't seem very realistic when the ...
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UI mockups to the code

My UI designer has made a lovely photoshop PSD of the UI and everything pretty. The biggest problem I'm having is converting some of the more elegant fonts used into something renderable in-game. Is ...
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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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C# XNA 2D Multiple boxes collision detection and movement

Hi, I've been making simple game where you shoot boxes that are coming towards you. All game objects are simple rectangles. Now I have problem with collision detection; how to check where the ...
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Beginner C# image loading woes - NullReferenceException [closed]

I keep getting a "NullReferenceExeption was unhandled" with "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." written under it. I have all of the images (png) correct with names and added to ...
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Movement on the X an Z axis are combined?

This is probably a stupid question, but I'm trying to simply move a 3D object up, down, left, and right (Not forward or backward). The Y axis works fine, but when I increment the object's X position, ...
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Is it worth learning XNA now? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the future of XNA in Windows 8 or how will manged games be developed in Windows 8? It's no secret XNA's future is uncertain. Windows 8 only supports XNA desktop ...
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SharpDx: using maximized RenderForm

I'm trying to learn DirectX via SharpDX, very new to this. What I want to do is be able to draw 2D shapes for a game I'm trying to make. So I started with the demo "MiniRect" that came with SharpDX. ...
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Separate collision mesh model?

I want to have another go at 3D within XNA. What I have seen from some other games that they just have a separate very low poly model "cage" around the environment model. However I can not find any ...
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How do I swap two objects in C# (specifically Mono) without triggering GC?

I have two array lists. that I want to swap each frame. My question is, does the variable 'temp' need to be a member variable to avoid triggering GC, assuming this method is called on dozens of ...
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Rotating multiple points at once in 2D

I currently have an editor that creates shapes out of (X, Y) coordinates and then triangulate that to make up a shape of those points. What will I have to do to rotate all of those points ...
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How can I acheive a smooth 2D lighting effect?

I'm making a 2D tile based game in XNA. Currently my lightning looks like this. How can I get it to look like this? Instead of each block having its own tint, it has a smooth overlay. I'm assuming ...
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How do dialog trees work?

That is, what is connected to what and how to move between lines of speech when a sub-conversation ends? If you have any examples of a basic dialog tree in C#, please post them.
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How to make 2D water like in this video?

I wanna make water and waves for my little 2D PC game like in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooU6cTeirlQ I don't know how to write a similar shader. Does anybody know how to write a ...
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Implementing hitbox polygon

I'm creating a shooter, it's still very early, but i'm implementing some polygon hitboxes. So far i have created a polygon class, and i'm looking into how i can hook it onto my player. I'm trying to ...
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Snake Game Help [closed]

I am making a snake game and learning XNA at the same time. I have 3 classes : Game.cs, Snake.cs and Apple.cs My problem is more of a conceptual problem, I want to know which class is really ...
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Jumping Logic Issues [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a character jump? I have been working on a 2D platformer and am trying to implement jumping. At the moment I have it simply teleporting upward and then falling ...
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How can I implement smooth rotation from one direction to another?

I'm having a problem with animating rotations with 1Matrix.CreateRotationY() with my basic 3D game. Based on where you click the mouse, I want the 3D object to rotate to that direction and then move. ...
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Random World Generation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How are voxel terrain engines made? I'm making a game like minecraft (although a different idea) but I need a random world generator for a 1024 block wide and 256 block ...
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How do I implement Unreal-like object serialization?

Recently, I've been working on the core of my engine, and as I'm moving forward I find myself developing throwaway code to read files and simple data into the engine. This got me thinking about how I ...