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Creating movement path displays in a top-down 2d RTS

My game is a top-down 2d RTS coded in C# using SFML's libraries. I want that during unit selection, a unit will display it's movement path on the map. Currently, after the path is computed as a list ...
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XNA:Rectangles Movement Behavior

im trying to create simple pong game, and learning some XNA. im creating for each paddle 3 rectangles, who represnt the collision when the ball hit them, so i can dicide where to throw the ball back. ...
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How can I stop my Jitter physics meshes being offset? [closed]

I'm developing a C# game engine and have hit a snag trying to add physics. I'm using XNA for graphics and Jitter for physics. I am trying to split the XNA model into it's meshes, then create a ...
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Having troubles with LibNoise.XNA and generating tileable maps

Following up on my previous post, I found a wonderful port of LibNoise for XNA. I've been working with it for about 8 hours straight and I'm tearing my hair out - I just can not get maps to tile, I ...
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OpenAL seems to ignore sound attentuation/orientation for long sounds

I don't know how else to describe it in the title, sorry. My sound engine currently works perfectly with listener positioning and sound positioning to create the attentuation and panning effects. At ...
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XNA: int as Vector2 so i can move sprite

I am really new XNA programming, and i am having a big problem. I have a Vector2, spritePosistion, that controls what position the sprite is at, now i want to move it by 1, every time that a player ...
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C# Perlin noise - generating “endless” terrain chunks?

I'm currently writing a little side scroller in C#, to both learn C# and have fun. Right now I have a simple random number generator generating the world but it isn't exactly all that great - so with ...
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C# multi-player socket server (need clarification/suggestions)

I've been working on an 2D-RPG for a while and I recently decided to make it into an MMO (not really massive, but multi-player). Anyways, I'm attempting to write a game server in C#. Yes, I know I ...
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Is there an SDK to write console apps to simulate an Xbox 360 controller?

Is there any SDK I can use to write a console app that can connect to an Xbox 360 as a controller and simulate controller interaction?
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Sort Polygons in order - not working?

I'm fairly new to programming in a 3d world. I'm trying to create a canvas where all the objects are drawn in order of furthest-to-closest and from bottom to top - so they don't overlap each other, ...
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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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Ball Physics : Smoothing the final bounces as the ball comes to rest

I've come against another issue in my little bouncing ball game. My ball is bouncing around fine except for the last moments when it is about to come to rest. The movement of the ball is smooth for ...
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Ball Physics : Bounce height altered by elasticity of ball and bounce surface

I have created a bouncing ball simulator using XNA and I am happy with my use of gravity, acceleration, change of direction and friction/spin. However, I am now at a stage where I would like to ...
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XNA significant loss in fps by just adding a few hundred thousand more triangles?

I've got a minecraftish game that's running nice and smooth with a total of 9.3 million triangles, about 50-70fps average. Then if I try to render 9.9 million triangles I get hell and it drops to ...
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XNA game looks laggy below 100 fps?

My xna game is running at about 70-90fps and it looks laggy at this fps. I'm using fraps to record the fps and I have a 120hz monitor, over 120hz looks fine but I can't understand why it feels like ...
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Loading content (meshes, textures, sounds) in the background

In my game, I am aiming for a continuous world, that is, a world where you can go anywhere without breaking the immersion through load times and "virtual seams". My world is broken up into regions, ...
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What are the dangers of self-teaching game development? [closed]

I am about to embark upon a journey into game development. Following answers to my last question, I will be using C# and XNA. However, I don't personally know any other game developers and I don't ...
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Getting started using C# and Physics (Resources, Tutorials, Samples, etc.) [closed]

As an application developer, I plan on now getting started in game development so I have come along to this site. I am a proficient C# developer so I guess it makes sense to start game development in ...
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XNA Calling Variables from separate Classes

I'm having some issues in XNA. I have a Player class and I would like to call a foreach function from a list which has been declared in the Game1 main class, which is below: public class Game1 : ...
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Odd offset bug in Farseer/XNA/C#

So I'm using Farseer to create an immovable object: [...] private Body body; public Immovable(World world, ContentManager c, String s, int posx, int posy, int w, int h, String user_data) { ...
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Detect Mip mapping level in the shader?

Is there a way to do this in pixel shader 2.0/3.0? I've got on or off transparency so when the mipmapping level is different the transparency can take up too much of the texture and make it ...
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Keeping the camera from going through walls in a first person game in Unity?

I'm using a modified version of the standard Unity First Person Controller. At the moment when I stand near walls, the camera clips through and lets me see through the wall. I know about camera ...
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Primitives does not show on screen [closed]

I'm trying to render terrain, everything compiles fine, but I can't see anything on screen. ( I'm moving camera around in case it was on the other side) Can't figure out whats wrong. public class ...
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MonoGame Mac installation instructions [closed]

Does anyone know how to install MonoGame on Mac. I have been looking around for a while and I can't find any guides. I have Mono and MonoDevelop up and running fine, but I cannot figure out how to ...
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Check collision between instantiated objects?

I am using a script to instantiate multiple objects having rigidbody with different velocities at different positions. I want to destroy two or more objects when they collide, but I'm not getting ...
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Infinite 2D Terrain

I was wondering how to create infinite 2D platform terrain. I've read about perlin noise and I have an idea I'd like to illustrate below. However, I have no idea how to achieve this. Are there any ...
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3D/perspective Top down shooter bullet issues

I'm developing a top-down shooter with multiple levels (ground for ground units, middle level for buildings, top level for air unity). The problem is the collision. Though I can make the collider ...
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C# 2D Game Library?

I'm looking for a C# 2D game library based on something like OpenTK which wraps OpenGL for C# Basically something like Slick2D (2D game library for Java) which is based on LWJGL which is an OpenGL ...
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3D Collision help

I'm having difficulties with my project. I'm quite new in XNA. Anyway, I'm trying to make 3D game and I'm already stuck on one basic thing. I have terrain made from a heightmap, and an avatar model. I ...
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XNA: weird collision behaviour

I'm reading the book "Learining XNA 4.0", and I'm in the object oriented disgn part. I'm having a weird problem with the collision of 2 rectangles. I have a list of automateSprite and a Player class ...
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Mouse click rectangle doesn't update to actual mouse position

I'm making a menu in XNA; and to solve clunky input via arrow keys, I thought I would use mouse input. I got everything to work perfectly, then I tried to click on something specific and nothing ...
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Tessellating/Subdividing a quad

I am creating a quad that starts as a single quad, then divides itself multiple times (from 1 -> 4 -> 16 -> 64 -> 256 etc) but I have encounted an issue. When I get to 64 sub divisions only 16 quads ...
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Scripting: Loading all scripts at runtime vs loading scripts when needed

I'm using Boo as a scripting language in my C#/.NET game via the in memory compiler with it and I really love it, however I'm having trouble deciding when I should load my scripts. This is my first ...
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Pathfinding for units of variable size

I'm using a grid map for a top-down RTS, and using a* for pathfinding. Specifically, I've found one implementation which is heavily optimised, and I've been using it for a while, but now I've realised ...
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Inventory Management concepts in XNA game

I am trying to code the inventory system in my first real game so I have very little experience in both c# and game engine development. Basically, I need some general guidance and tips with how to ...
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DirectX Flicker

I'm using DirectX 9 via SlimDX (C#). My screen flickers a lot during rendering. I dug a little deeper and see that the surface is being cleared early. Here's an example: ...
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Best practices, extending classes

I'm developing a game in XNA(C#) and I wonder what are the best practices for having different types of pads. For example I have 2 types of pads: Pad that just moves left (decreasing X coordinate) ...
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Pathfinding for a lot of units, mostly random movement

I'm using a uniform cost eight-directional grid as a map, with buildings that represent unpassable terrain - the map tries to simulate a top-down flat city. I'm trying to fill the city with randomly ...
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How do I create selectable menu options in C#/XNA?

Ok, I have my game's menu system set up. There are 3 screens (Controller Detect Screen, Title Screen, and GamePlay Screen). I wish to improve on this by having the ability for the player to select ...
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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, ...