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How do I stop my game from Skipping Screens?

I used the code from this - http://www.xnadevelopment.com/tutorials/thestateofthings/thestateofthings.shtml (The second method using enumerations) I modified it to add a 3rd screen for gameplay and ...
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Resolution problems when porting a Unity game to Android

So, I'm porting a game to the Android for the first time in Unity3D. And I've run in to a few problems along the way. My current problem is the resolution doesn't seem to be right, it cuts off the ...
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XNA transparent objects?

I've working on a voxel like game like Minecraft, but I'm not sure how I should handle alpha. I've got the world split into chunks and I render each chunk, I have things like leaves which have alpha ...
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how to create a new game like pacman, snake, airplane fight game in C# with xna [closed]

I have a school project to create a game develop in c#.. I know all Basic of OOP and c#. I don't know where to start?.. Suggestion will appreciated Thank you
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How to I create a resource manager?

Currently I'm using XNA's ContentManager to load my content. For the unfamiliar the ContentManager deserializes classes from disk and keeps a reference for future requests. I'm currently facing a ...
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initialising units' properties & upgrades

I'm making a RTS in which units can get several cyber-upgrades (individual, not as a global tech-tree upgrade like in most RTS games) before they're created. Now, I'm trying to decide how to do this, ...
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Public Static vs. Instanced Classes [closed]

I've seen a lot of rhetoric over the year about not using a Public Static class to store global variables or methods that are used across an application. I understand the philosophy about code ...
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How to Translate and Position at the same time?

Hi I'm having problem Translating and Positioning at the same time e.g take example of retro spacecraft shooting games in which your spaceship moved in x-axis automatically and you just needed to ...
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How to make a top down shooter? [closed]

I want to know is with XNA 4.0 (and C#) How do I exactly make a top down shooter? I have been looking for ages, but have been unable to find out how. If someone could tell me how to get started with ...
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Calculating a quaternion so a bone points in a specified direction

In an attempt to solve this question, I decided to figure out the absolute (world space) directions of each joint in the source pose (as normalized unit vectors), and then rotate the joints of the ...
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How to calculate the direction a ball must bounce

I have a tile engine I have made. I can detect collision between the ball(the player) and the tiles. When a collision is detected all the colliding tiles are stored inside a list. My question now is, ...
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How would I create Dynamic LOD with Quad Trees

I would like to be able to create something like the following http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxZhWrSmrOY&feature=player_embedded how would I create something like it? I understand I will have to ...
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Designing an entity system for a tile-based puzzle game

I'm developing a tile-based game creation library in C# and along with it I'm creating a game to test all of its functions. This is a screenshot of the game: You've probably never heard of the ...
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XNA ContentManager.Load causes string allocation

I was running the Visual Studio memory profiler on a project and noticed that an enormous amount of strings were being instantiated. It turns out that ContentManager.Load appears to create a new ...
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Elapsed game time differs from total game time in XNA

I was trying three different ways of using ElapsedGameTime and TotalGameTime, because I want an exact match, so everything is updated/drawn accordingly. As I was experimenting, I learned that the ...
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Random monsters move in-sync instead of individually

I am making a game in which monsters spawn randomly and begin to move around randomly. I am fairly new at programming but not at game development. Through using a few tutorials I was able to make 1 ...
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Creating thrusters on a ship in Unity3D

So, I'm using the legacy particle "small flames". Basically what I want it to do is always emit below the ship, so when the ship turns and such it still looks like the thrusters are firing. I know ...
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C# OpenTK - Getting world coordinates of points that are altered by matrices

I have written a skeletal animation system for a game i am working on. To draw lines that represent a skeleton, i use the GL matrix, and multiply it by each bone a long the body. For example before ...
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Controlling the snake in a snake game with the mouse

I am trying to implement a snake game in C# using the WPF forms. Well I know to implement the snake game, where the snake is controlled by the keyboard. But how would I do it, if I wanted to control ...
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How do you make game objects (enemies, NPCs) move in interesting, non-linear ways? (e.g. shoot 'em up enemies)

I'm using a series of easing equations to make menus and transitions a little more interesting in my first game. That got me thinking about how game objects (enemies, NPCs, spaceships, whatever) are ...
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Getting one rigidbody to follow another, but still react to stuff Unity3D/C#

Basically what I'm doing is having a ball you can pick up and drop on a ramp. When you pick up the first ball, the second ball follows close behind, and when you drop the first ball on to the ramp the ...
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How would I achieve diablo like 2D isometric projection?

I am in the process of coming up with an idea for a game, and I would like it to be isometric like Diablo. The problem is I have no idea how it achieves the effect of height like in the following ...
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Creating a 2D Line Branch (Part 2)

Yesterday i asked this question on how to create a 2D line branch; Creating a 2D Line Branch And thanks to the answered provided, i now have this nice looking main branch; *coloured to show the ...
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Dealing with 2D pixel shaders and SpriteBatches in XNA 4.0 component-object game engine?

I've got a bit of experience with shaders in general, having implemented a couple, very simple, 3D fragment and vertex shaders in OpenGL/WebGL in the past. Currently, I'm working on a 2D game engine ...
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Creating a 2D Line Branch

I'm looking into creating a 2D line branch, something for a "lightning effect". I did ask this question before on creating a "lightning effect" (mainly though referring to the process of the glow ...
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How can I fade something to clear instead of white?

I've got an XNA game which essentially has "floating combat text": short-lived messages that display for a fraction of a second and then disappear. I've recently added a gradual "fade-away" effect, ...
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Isometric Collision Detection

I am having some issues with trying to detect collision of two isometric tile. I have tried plotting the lines between each point on the tile and then checking for line intercepts however that didn't ...
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What should I use (controls, methods) to make a 2D tile based map editor?

I'm making a 2d game where each tile is a square and it's viewed at straight angle, no skewing, no rotation, it's pretty simple. Two weeks ago I tried using DataGridView, but as the number of rows ...
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How do I communicate with an IronPython component in a C#/XNA game?

My XNA game is component-oriented, and has various components for position, physics representation, rendering, etc, all of which extend a base Component class. The player and enemies also have ...
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Managing game state / 'what to update' within an XNA game 'screen'

I'm trying to figure out how best to manage state within my game screens - please bare with me though! At the moment I'm using a heavily modified version of the fantastic game state management example ...
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Free physics library?

What are some good recommendations? I have a vertex buffer and indices and I want to be able to detect collision between it and a bounding box or another object.
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How to stop a tap event from propagating in a XNA / Silverlight game

I have a game with Silverlight / XNA game where text and buttons are created in Silverlight while 3d is done in XNA. The Silverlight controls are drawn ontop of the 3D and I dont want a click on a ...
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Mixing XNA and Silverlight gives wierd graphics

I making a small 3dgame which is made as a Silverlight and XNA app, but when I draw the sprites the graphics becomes all wierd. All my primitive types are rendered correctly, but my 3d models are ...
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How to handle circle penetration

I've been working on cirlce to circle collision and have gotten the intersection method working correctly, but I'm having problems using the returned values to actually seperate the circles from one ...
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How to chain actions/animations together and delay their execution?

I'm trying to build a simple game with a number of screens - 'TitleScreen', 'LoadingScreen', 'PlayScreen', 'HighScoreScreen' - each of which has it's own draw & update logic methods, sprites, ...
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Problems using easing equations in C# XNA

I'm having some trouble using the easing equations suggested by Robert Penner for ActionScript (http://www.robertpenner.com/easing/, and a Flash demo here) in my C# XNA game. Firstly, what is the ...
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XNA - Error while rendering a texture to a 2D render target via SpriteBatch

I've got this simple code that uses SpriteBatch to draw a texture onto a RenderTarget2D: private void drawScene(GameTime g) { GraphicsDevice.Clear(skyColor); ...
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Error X3650 when compiling shader in XNA

I'm attempting to convert the XBDEV.NET Mosaic Shader for use in my XNA project and having trouble. The compiler errors out because of the half globals. At first I tried replacing the globals and ...
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Calculate random points (pixel) within a circle (image)

I have an image that contains a circles at a specific location, and of a specific diameter. What I need to do is to be able to calculate random points within the circle, and then manipulate the pixels ...
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What is the most efficient way to convert to binary and back in C#?

I'm trying to write a general purpose socket server for a game I'm working on. I know I could very well use already built servers like SmartFox and Photon, but I wan't to go through the pain of ...
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Xna Equivalent of Viewport.Unproject in a draw call as a matrix transformation

I am making a 2D sidescroller and I would like to draw my sprite to world space instead of client space so I do not have to lock it to the center of the screen and when the camera stops the sprite ...
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How to make a ball fall faster on a ramp?

So, I'm making a ball game. Where you pick up the ball, drop it on a ramp, and it flies off in to blocks. The only problem right now is it falls at a normal speed, then lightly falls off, not nearly ...
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Using XNA's XML content pipeline to read arrays of objects with different subtypes

Using XNA's XML content importer, is it possible to read in an array of objects with different subtypes? For instance, assume these are my class definitions: public abstract class MyBaseClass { ...
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E_FAIL: An undetermined error occurred (-2147467259) when loading a cube texture

I'm trying to implement a skybox into my engine, and I'm having some trouble loading the image as a cube map. Everything works (but it doesn't look right) if I don't load using an ...
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Getting a sphere to roll down a .FBX object Unity3D/C#

I'm working on a little ramp and ball game in Unity, I modeled the ramp outside Unity and exported it to a .FBX file, then I imported the ramp in to Unity. I set up the ball and ramp, both have ...
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Circle to Circle collision, checking each circle against all others

I'm currently coding a little circle to circle collision demo but I've got a little stuck. I think I currently have the code to detect collision but I'm not sure how to loop through my list of circles ...
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Xna Loading Screens

I'm making a 2D XNA game. I'd like to implement loading screens when stuff has to load for a while. Like when I login to an account, connect to the server, and generate worlds. I'm pretty sure it ...
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2D Camera Acceleration/Lag

I have a nice camera set up for my 2D xna game. Im wondering how I should make the camera have 'acceleration' or 'lag' so it smoothly follows the player, instead of 'exactly' like mine does now. Im ...
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Finding furthermost point in game world

I am attempting to find the furthermost point in my game world given the player's current location and a normalized direction vector in screen space. My current algorithm is: convert player world ...
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How to pause and resume a game in XNA using the same key?

I'm attempting to implement a really simple game state system, this is my first game - trying to make a Tetris clone. I'd consider myself a novice programmer at best. I've been testing it out by ...