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Building different game objects (EG Spells, Items,) for an rpg game

I believe the best way to manage item data would be to use xml? For spells would the best option be to create a class (EG Fireball) and define all of the parameters inside of that class? Like ...
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InvalidCastException in Farseer's raycasting when trying to use the built-in explosion class?

I'm trying to create an explosion at the point that two entities collide, but whenever explosion.Activate() is called, it causes an InvalidCastException to be thrown in Raycast(), on the line that ...
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SpriteBatch Draw Using Floats with the Destination Rectangle

So I created a nice little isometric tile engine and I have it so that when you scroll with the mouse it changes a variable called scale. Scale is a float and gets passed through the ...
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Should the camera's rotation value be clamped?

I noticed that when writing a camera for my 2D game that the camera rotational value of -6 and 6 is equivalent to 0. That is, -6 = -12 = -18 = -24 = 6 = 12 = 18 = 24. I was wondering if it was ...
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3D Procedural Planet Generation [closed]

I was looking for some inspration for my Voxel based game I am writting and came across this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL8zDgTlXso. I would like to know how to go about (or preferably source ...
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delay camera xna

I read this tutorial http://www.riemers.net/eng/Tutorials/XNA/Csharp/Series2/Camera_delay.php but i didnot unsterstand it. Is there another way to delay the camera position movement without this ...
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XNA 4.0 problem Initializing Instanced Classes in for loop

Okay so this is kind of weird, I have some code that creates particle.cs instances public void AddParticle() { for (int i = 0; i < Density; i++) { particle = new ...
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Unusual Farseer Behaviour? [closed]

My basic implementation of a Farseer world has been behaving very strangely. It seems as though there is a very low maximum velocity, and collisions result in the small spheres involved clipping ...
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Developing user interface [closed]

i am beginner in graphic development and have no experience with it, i only developed always with standard win controls. Now i want to create interface in c# for my sports management simulation game, ...
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Good way to play a sound when something happens? How does this sound?

So I was thinking about how monolithic my classes get a lot of the time. For example, in the Character class's Jump method, one may have a reference to a sound effect object and play that. By itself ...
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How to properly implement message handling in a component based entity system?

I am implementing an entity system variant that has: An Entity class that is little more than an ID that binds components together A bunch of component classes that have no "component logic", only ...
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How to move the camera in XNA only after few moments?

I made the camera position 10 units from an object, but not behind it. I dont want the camera position behind the object right away when it rotates, I want that when I will rotate the object, the ...
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Projective texture and deferred lighting

In my previous question, I asked whether it is possible to do projective texturing with deferred lighting. Now (more than half a year later) I have a problem with my implementation of the same thing. ...
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How to go from Texture2DContent to Texture2D in a content processor?

I'm using reflection to create a manifest of all assets, strongly typed. It's working fine for my own types: I get the type of the asset, if a processor is ran on it I get the output type. Then I ...
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Can I legally sell an XNA game made with Visual C# Express Edition?

I've dowloaded Visual C# Express Edition and when it starts up it says "for evaluation purposes only." What does this mean? Does this mean I have to buy the full version to legally sell my game I ...
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Handling scripted and “native” components in a component-based entity system

I'm currently trying to implement a component-based entity system, where an entity is basically just an ID and some helper methods tying a bunch of components together to form a game object. Some ...
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Using component based entity system practically

Yesterday, I've read a presentation from GDC Canada about Attribute / Behaviour entity system and I think it's pretty great. However, I'm not sure how to use it practially, not just in theory. First ...
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Shader and Custom Vertex Format Errors

I am creating an editor of sorts that allow you to create 3D voxel models. I just got started and have ran into a few errors. Here is what it is producing: I think the problem has to do with the ...
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Biased, conservative random walk

I have a sprite which has Velocity and Position, either stored as Vector2. At each Update cycle, velocity is added to the position. I would like to give the sprite a third vector, Target. New targets ...
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3D Bone Animation API in C# [closed]

i have been looking for 3d Bone Animation for plain C# (to be used with Sharpdx or Slimdx) but i did not find anything !!! I just find some for XNA. Any Suggestions! Accept c++ suggestions also
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Help Reading this Data in XML as a List (ContentReader)

Edit: So i'm going to rephrase the question a bit, seeing as now i think know how i'm going to read this data. Looking at this example as my guide: ...
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How to put an invisible marker on a model and refer to it in the game?

I am using XNA/C# to load up 3ds Max models exported in FBX format. Is there some way to mark a specific point in the model like the pipe of a gun so I can just refer to it and place a bullet in there ...
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Trace with 2D terrain

I currently have some 2D terrain in my game defined by 2D coordinates with lines drawn in between them (linear interpolation too keep it simple). Now I want to cast a ray from anywhere above the ...
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Adapting DirectX samples to SlimDX

I'm trying to learn DirectX and SlimDX but I'm having a terrible time getting started. I'm taking the Triangle tutorial and trying to add color and transformations. Starting with controlling color, ...
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What are the drawbacks of this messaging system implementation?

So I've just been thinking about component and messaging systems recently for simple C# XNA games and came up with this. How extensible would this implementation be and what are the drawbacks? Example ...
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How do you split indices and vertices if their quantity goes over the limit?

I try to draw a flat surface of 500x500 squares which are built out of four vertices by two triangles. There are 1,000,000 vertices and 1,500,000 indices. The Reach profile of xna, limits primitives ...
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How (if possible) would I change the BasicEffect Matrix mid draw

Say, for example, I have a list of enemies. Each enemy is a textured quad which is the stored in a singular shared VertexBuffer and IndexBuffer with the buffer usage set to BufferUsage.WriteOnly ...
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How to convert screen space into 3D world space?

I am trying to make a 3D model to look at the mouse position. Currently I have this code: MouseState mouseState = Mouse.GetState(); Matrix world = Matrix.CreateTranslation(0, 0, 0); Vector3 source ...
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Avoiding lag when playing sound for first time using Cue.Play

In my code I'm using SoundBank.GetCue("cuename") and Cue.Play() to play my sounds. On the xbox whenever I first play a cue I get lag of about about one second. How can I avoid this? I'm thinking I ...
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should i use java or c#? [closed]

i know a similar question has been asked before but, my question is somewhat different. I have been learning C# for a few years but nothing in game making, more like applications and web like ...
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Performace problems with Voxel Engine

well, I am creating a voxel engine in C# and XNA and many posts I have posted on this site have been due to performace issues, many people suggested using a profiler to help me out. I have, and ...
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Creating 2D billiard game with realistic movement [closed]

I'm new to XNA and game programming. I'm creating a 2D billiard game and I want to add balls with realistic movement (like 3D). Is it possible to achieve this without using 3D models? I only want to ...
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Is there a limit to Gametime.TotalMilliseconds?

Gametime should always be increasing, and totalmilliseconds is going to be the largest value. So if the game is hypothetically run for 1 day, this value should 86 400 000. This probably isn't a ...
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45° Slopes in a Tile based 2D platformer

I want to have simple 45° slopes in my tile based platformer, however I just cant seem to get the algorithm down. Please take a look at the code and video, maybe I'm missing the obvious? ...
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How do I deal with abstracting collision handling code between entities with differing collision components?

I'm using a component based entity design with Components that hold the data and Systems that act on entities based on the components they have. Entities are registered to all systems as they are ...
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Can't seem to get predictive collision detection working correctly

I am trying to set up the collision detection on a basic 2d game, player clicks a button sprite moves one step int he corresponding direction. Currently all my sprites have the collision rectange ...
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Controlling 3D model with mouse XNA 4.0 C# [closed]

I am creating a 3D table tennis game and the racquet (created in Maya 2012) is controlled by the mouse. I have used picking method to control the racquet, however the cursor is not on the racquet. It ...
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XNA mouse position in windows forms

I am using this code in Update method in XNA RenderControl in Windows Forms: ... Mouse.WindowHandle = renderControl1.Handle; MouseState stat=Mouse.GetState(); ... Everything works fine but when I ...
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Confused about order of operation when using a Matrix in XNA, C#

Here are two different pieces of code This is what I started with Vector2 hold = Vector2.Transform(pos1, mat1); Matrix inv = Matrix.Invert(mat2); Vector2 pos2 = Vector2.Transform(hold, inv); And ...
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Loading and using GLEED2D levels into WP7 Game

I've been trying to use this modified version of GLEED2D that includes WP7 support, The progress so far, is I've been able to load the level XML file to the project and read it successfully thanks to ...
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Should i be worried about loading so much data?

So a week ago or so i asked this question: A few queries about my Map Data (& ideas of improvement, seconded opinion required) And the advice in the comment was to ask them as 3 separate ...
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How do I load Gleed 2D levels in WP7 XNA game?

I've been trying so long to use this modified version of GLEED2D that includes WP7 support, I'm stuck into loading the level into my game, now my Game1.cs class has the following: protected ...
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Making a level editor for my game

I am doing a 2D sprite based game in XNA for WP7, The game logic is simple, you start at some point, you want to avoid obstacles and reach a certain goal. obviously I need to make many levels for the ...
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How to get window size from within another class?

I have found this post explaining about how to get the size of the Window, but for whatever reason I'm having issues getting it to work inside of a Singleton class that I'm made to manage a set of ...
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Is there a simple way to group two or more sprites, so all of them will be dependent on each other?

I think that this question is very similar to this one, but I'm not sure if the answers are universal. So, my goal is: Place two sprites in fixed position, for example player and his eyes Make ...
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Designing a game that allows for selectable perks/customization

Call of Duty games all have the core functionality of any FPS (walking around, killing, dying and repeat). Layered on top are various stuff. Of interest to me is during pre-game when you pick your ...
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Create a car sound with frequencies

Im trying to create a car game in c sharp! Im now trying to figure out a way to get some sounds into the game! For example, the acceleration sound of the car. I recently tried to add a 5 second-sound ...
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Getting error messages from my server [closed]

I'm working on client-server-client game. Client is sending their status (position) 30 times a second. I'm using Lidgren.Network namespace for networking (server, client). I've got two questions: 1. ...
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Telling which side of a voxel was hit by an object

In XNA, I have an axis-aligned BoundingBox representing the object's hit box, and a Vector3 representing the object's velocity. I also have a stationary 1x1x1 axis-aligned BoundingBox representing a ...
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How to calculate origin and position of a weapon which should be “in hands”?

I'm currently stuck with my game, which is from the top perspective. I'm currently using these sprites for player: (using the second at the top): And here's what I use for my gun My problem is ...