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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, ...
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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 ...