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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 ...
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Where can I find a free SDK for C#? [closed]

I need a free and recent SDK for use with C#. I will work first in 2D games with visual effects. Thanks for now. Can anyone help me?
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Problem with Update(GameTime) Methods and Pause implementation

I have the pause function implemented and it works correctly in that it dims the player screen and stops updating the gameplay. The problem is that GameTime continues to increase while it is paused, ...
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Questions about XNA [closed]

I've read tons of different threads about XNA, but I still have some questions. First of all: I have 2 years of experience programming and C# is my main language, so XNA would fit perfectly for me, ...
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When should I be implementing XML documents

I often struggle with the question of when to use XML docs. Does anyone have a good rule of thumb when it comes to deciding to use them or deciding not to use them. At the moment I am working on a ...
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Minecraft style XNA game collision?

I've been trying to get this working for ages now, I can detect if there's a solid block at any place on the map and I can check how far something is inside of it, but I don't understand how to fix ...
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Per-vertex position/normal and per-index texture coordinate

In my game, I have a mesh with a vertex buffer and index buffer up and running. The vertex buffer stores a Vector3 for the position and a Vector2 for the UV coordinate for each vertex. The index ...
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Skeletal Animation - Automatically apply skeleton to model

Looking at websites such as mixamo.com or some game's development systems such as the animation editor for Overgrowth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RpqbC5-Z0E), i see that the skeleton in these ...
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Passing an objects rotation down through its children

In my topdown 2d game you have a player with a sword, like an old Zelda game. The sword is a seperate entity, and its collision box "rotates" around the player like an orbit, but always follows the ...
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Screen space to world space

I am writing a 2D game where my game world has x axis running left to right, y axis running top to bottom, and z axis out of the screen: Whilst my game world is top-down, the game is rendered on a ...
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XNA 4.0 Point Vertex Rendering

I have a buffer of about 134 million particles and a very powerful computer to render them smoothly, but I am getting an error when trying to render them as primitive lines. It says that I cannot ...
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Why doesn't my texture display with this GLSL shader?

I am trying to display a DXT1 compressed texture on a quad using a VBO and shaders, but I have been unable to get it working. All I get is a black square. I know my texture is uploaded properly ...
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Switching songs - MediaPlayer lags the game

When the player encounters a boss in the game I'm working on, I want to have the music change. It seems simple enough with the MediaPlayer class to fade out the current song, switch to another, and ...
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Loading SpriteFont through a different class than Game.cs

I am trying to load up a single SpriteFont to print some debug information. In our current game, we load up both Textures and Music through a ResourceManager. They are both loaded with a filestream, ...
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Creating natural environments that can run on lower end computers in Unity3D/C#

So, I'm starting work on a project soon that will require me to create realistic environments that can preferably run on PC's besides high quality ones. The goal is to get as real an environment as ...
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Accessing managers from game entities/components

I'm designing an entity-component engine in C# right now, and all components need to have access to the global event manager, which sends off inter-entity events (every entity also has a local event ...
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C# Collision test of a ship and asteriod, angle confusion

We are trying to to do a collision detection for the ship and asteroid. If success than it should detect the collision before N turns. However it is confused between angle 350 and 15 and it is not ...
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How to create a 3D world with 2D sprites similar to Ragnorak online?

As far as I know Ragnorak Online is a 3D game world with 2D sprites overlayed. I would like to use this style in a game I am making in Unity, so I would like the player to be able to select little ...
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Making entire scene fade to grayscale

When the player loses all of their lives, I want the entire game screen to go grayscale, but not stop updating immediately. I'd also prefer it fade to grayscale instead of suddenly lose all color. ...
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Parent variable inheritance methods Unity3D/C#

I'm creating a system where there is a base "Hero" class and each hero inherits from that with their own stats and abilities. What I'm wondering is, how could I call a variable from one of the child ...
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Breakout collision using 2D Rectangles?

Here is my code: using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using Microsoft.Xna.Framework; namespace BreakOut { class Field { public static ...
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XNA 4.0 and Lidgren Library, How do I create a server/client hybrid?

My use of terminology may be off a little bit. I have been playing around with the Lidgren XNA sample for how the library works, and it is simple to implement it looks like. I am curious on the logic ...
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Should I call the garbage collector during loading screen?

SO, I read a bit on Garbage Collection lately, out of curiosity, and there is something that is repeated quite often: garbage collection can lead to sudden slow down of the program, depending of the ...
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Need some advice regarding collision detection with the sprite changing its width and height

So I'm messing around with collision detection in my tile-based game and everything works fine and dandy using this method. However, now I am trying to implement sprite sheets so my character can have ...
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XNA spritebatch drawing to the centre of screen

I have bit of a silly problem. Is is possible to use SpriteBatch.Draw() method to draw to the centre of screen using coords from the beginning of window (So resolution 800x600 would use 400;300) ...
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XNA Screen Manager problem with transitions

I'm having issues using the game statemanagement example in the game I am developing. I have no issues with my first three screens transitioning between one another. I have a main menu screen, a ...
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Character jittering with this tile based collision code

I have been trying to get my collision code working for hours now but with every resource I have tried my character still jitters. First I tried using the platformer sample but my character still ...
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Orbiting a specific point - Orbiting Camera

How would I create a camera that with the mouse, it allows you to orbit around a specifc position, with the camera always facing that point? I would also like it to be able to always be at a constant ...
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How do I resolve a collision of a rectangle with two rectangular tiles at once?

I am having some problems with collision detection between a player and the environment in a tile-based game. I have a player objects, Tiles and what I call MapObjects. The tiles are all 16×16. The ...
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2D Object 'Targeting' / 'Selecting'

I'm currently working with C# with the XNA framework. I'm trying to create a list of objects that are individually target-able after they are created and set in a list and displayed on a tile map. ...
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Making particle bounce off a line with friction

So I'm making a game and I need a particle to bounce off a line. I've got this so far: public static Vector2f Reflect(this Vector2f vec, Vector2f axis) //vec is velocity { Vector2f result ...
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Still confused about timesteps in XNA

I have been reading many different posts and articles about timesteps and while I now understand that fixed timesteps are generally considered superior, I'm having a bit of difficulty implementing one ...
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What basic windows form games should I build as a newbie in game development? [closed]

I am a complete newbie in game development. I want to know about some basic games that I can start building with simple algorithms and basic knowledge. I have already made few basic games like ...
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Stuck in an infinite recursion in Minesweeper

I am trying to build a simple minesweeper game. The game gets stuck in an infinite recursion whenever a user clicks on a tile which is not a mine... I have used the following function code for the ...
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Collision detection not working

I realized I put this in the wrong forum, so here it is: I made a collision detection in the Update() section, and this is the code: if (player.playerRect.Intersects(turtleRect)) { ...
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Some advice for settling on a map format for a tile game?

I am using XNA 4.0 and am currently working on a simple tile game to pass the time. Basically, I'm using the tried and true method of having numbers refer to tile types, where in 0 would be an empty ...
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Primitive Animation

I am creating a minecraft-like clone and was wondering what is the best way to go about animating a model, for example implementing the following feature: when the player presses the arrow keys, move ...
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Loading textures with SharpDX in Metro

I have converted my C# game from OpenTK (OpenGL) to SharpDX (DirectX) and have it up and running from Visual Studio 2010. I also have it up and running from Visual Studio 11 in Metro, in the Windows 8 ...
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How to store “chunks” of tiles or How to make my implementation work

I asked a previous question about the loading and unload of chunk data and people noted that my way of storing chunks is weird and I was wondering how I would go about doing it properly. @Byte56 ...
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Microsoft XNA Platformer Example, is the Collsion Detection implemented accurately?

The example provided by Microsoft seems as if the collision detection (from what I can see) will have a small error. When the user collides with an Unpassable tile, the depth of the intersection is ...
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How to make something rotate a certain amount over an exact amount of time

I'm trying to make a plane rotate down a certain amount and 180 degrees horizontally over 2 seconds. Basically I want it to take the plane 1 second to rotate to a horizontal-facing angle, then take ...
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Tutorials for Managed DirectX development? [closed]

Are there any good tutorials, for someone new to DirectX development? I'd like to use the SharpDX library in a project, but am completely new to this sort of graphics programming. I'm looking for a ...
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Loading and unloading “chunks” of tiles in a 2d tile engine with 2d camera

I am making a 2d tile based game in C# and XNA 4.0. I am having trouble loading and unloading "chunks" of tiles(blocks). The whole world is randomly generated and is infinate on both axis. How would I ...
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C# Console Snake Game, sort of fps problem

I have about 200 lines of code, really simple oop. When I load the console game (snake), I don't see it running smooth, like fps problems in in games, but I don't understand why, because my files are ...
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3D XNA Tracking Camera

I'm trying to implement a camera that tracks a 3D model in my game. I've taken a look at this MSDN article on creating a 3rd person camera, as well as experimenting on my own; but I don't get the ...
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XNA Vertex buffer/Index buffer high memory usage?

I've got about 120mb of vertex and indices data, but when I set the data in the vertex and indices buffer it ramps up to about 300mb of memory used, this isn't really acceptable and I don't know why ...
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Transformation order when dealing with Meshes

I have created a player model out of primitive types. To do this I have created a Model class and Component (mesh) class. Each model consists of one or more components my problems start when you have ...