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HLSL Shadow Mapping occurs only around player

I've recently begun playing around with Monogame (OpenSource "remake" of XNA). My current task is to write a simple shadow mapping shader. After following Riemer's XNA Tutorial I got the shadows to ...
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Multi-colored text and kerning

Drawing multi-colored text or highlighted text in XNA/MonoGame is pretty annoying, and the standard way I've seen to do it is to just to make multiple SpriteBatch.DrawString calls, and place them ...
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Depth of overlap between circle and rectangle

I have a circle and a rectangle one of the two objects is moving the other is static. How can I prevent them from overlapping each other? For now there is only one thing that I don't know how to ...
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Inventory management syncronized network

I'm implementing an inventory system with items in 1x1 slots in a open-world multiplayer game. But I can't decide how I want to synchronize the item management with the server. I see two options here. ...
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How do I letterbox a C#/Monogame viewport within a resizeable window?

I am making a 2d game with xna/monogame. I want the main view area to always show 15x15 tiles, or 480x480px. I've got something that sort of works, following this guide. It expands the view range ...
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MonoGame - Get the 2D area of a 3D object

I'm writing a 2d game, but decided to make some 3d objects that my 2d character can pick up. I've got them displaying on the screen - but can't work out how to get the 2d area that the 3d object is ...
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Multiple tile drawing in monogame is slow

So I have this drawing function (which is by the way recomended as an solution here). It draws tiles on the whole window with no problem but my game slows down to ~30fps after maximizing it to ...
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How to retarget monogame solution vs2012

Im currently having a bit of trouble testing my multiplatform game. It originally started as an android project in monogame has extended to windows 8 and WP8. I'd like to test our the win 8 port, but ...
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How do you create a .XNB Font file for use with CocosSharp?

I know the .XNB file format is an XNA thing and that CocosSharp inherits this from its MonoGame roots. However there doesn't seem to be any information on how to create your own .XNB fonts to use with ...
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graphics.IsFullScreen resetting to false after game constructor and graphics.ApplyChanges()

This is a MonoGame 3.2 Windows (DirectX) Project. I've tried setting graphics.IsFullScreen to true in the game's constructor and in the game's initialize function, both times running ...
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How to have an event occur after x seconds?

I want a method to run after every 10 or 15 seconds. My timer is set to: timer = (double) gameTime.ElapsedGameTime.TotalSeconds; What would be the logic to check for every 10 or 15 seconds?
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How do I measure a string that will be drawn with SpriteBatch?

Is there a way to measure width and height of an ever-changing string (a player's score, specifically)?
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Find world matrix

I'm making my first 3D-game with XNA (MonoGame) and have come to a point where I wish to add a crosshair for the player. To do this I need the on-screen coordinates of the location where my fighter ...
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Save Texture2D to file in Monogame

I'm working on a tilesheet builder tool for my game to speed up tile creation, and I need to save a generated texture2D as a png. I've tried using the .SaveAsPng function but it isn't implemented in ...
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Can a sprite(batch) have multiple “costumes” monogame [closed]

I am relatively new to game development and would like to know if a sprite can have multiple "costumes" similar to that of MIT's scratch or do I need a different sprite for each costume
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Optimizing Draw calls in MonoGame Android platformer

I am working on a 2D platformer that is in the final stages of optimization. I have a few different devices for testing, and I am trying to get the best possible framerate on the weaker ones. On a ...
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Conditional Defines and HLSL

Is it possible to use project level conditional defines in hlsl code? I'm trying to conditionaly compile a shader using MonoGame Content Procesor. Depending on project type (ie. Windows, Windows8...) ...
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How do I setup scoring system for my game? [closed]

I've created a simple endless game. And I want the scoring system to be something like the one in flappy bird. My aim is to publish my game to app stores in the end. How do I save/keep a high score? ...
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MonoGame hosted in a control/form

I would very much like to host my monogame window inside a Form so that I can take advantage of the nice gui elements in the C# framework when creating a simple level editor. I have looked online, but ...
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2D terrain with midpoint displacement and collision

I followed this theory Here to implement a simple scrolling 2D terrain for my running game. I am used to dealing with collision via a tile system but am looking for a good theory on how to perform ...
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Issues compiling .fx shader to MGFX

I've been trying to port Catalinzima's 2D lighting example over to MonoGame to try and get some basic understanding around it and adapt it for use in my engine. I've been trying to convert the two .fx ...
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Is there a build-in function to count the amount of sprites drawn by SpriteBatch per frame?

I'm hoping to find out how many sprites are on the screen at any given time. In other words, is it possible to find out how many times spriteBatch.Draw(); is called between spriteBatch.Begin(); and ...
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Resolution independent game world in 3D

I'm developing a game similar to Don't Starve - 2D billboards in a 3D world. Now I have encountered a problem with resolutions. I want the player to be able to change resolution, but I don't want to ...
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MonoGame - Fuzzy Pixels When Drawing (2D)

I apologize if this has been answered somewhere; I spent quite awhile searching but couldn't find an answer. I have any issue with my 2D sprites being drawn to the screen - either the non-moving or ...
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Monogame render between constraints

I have, in MonoGame, a project for which I require the game to not use the full screen depending on the resolution. The game elements etc all behave as they should (So they bounce off for example ...
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Tons of stuttering in XNA?

As stated in the title, my program stutters like crazy, even though my program for the most part runs for 60 fps. During the moments it stutters, FPS momentarily drops down to 59(stats from FRAPS). ...
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MonoGame: Can't compile effect

I'm having trouble compiling a very simple pixel shader using the content pipeline in MonoGame 3.2. Whenever I compile the shader using "ps_3_0" it works but when I try to load it using the ...
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XNA 3D cube rotation problem

I am new to game programming and still trying to clear up my basics. I am stuck with a problem and unable to resolve on my own knowledge. I am trying to rotate a 3d cube in MonoGame (Similar to XNA) ...
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Loading a stream/asset on Android MonoGame without ContentManager

In the game I am developing, I have created a serializable class that generates a .map file for saving and loading levels. In XNA, this works great using the following code: FileStream fileStream = ...
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How to mimic the same fixed-size horizon as in this racing game?

I am trying to replicate the same horizon (buildings and sky) as in the image below: As you can see, the player has advanced in a straight line, yet the horizon has still the same size: This is ...
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Zelda-style Top-down RPG. Storing data for each tile type

I'm creating a Zelda-style RPG using Tiled, C#, and MonoGame. When my code parses the .tmx file, it will get a number to associate with each tile type based off of their position in the tile sheet. If ...
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How can I port a MonoGame Windows Phone 8 game to iOS?

I downloaded the trial version of Xamarin Studio and installed it on my iMac. In addition, I installed Xcode on my iMac so that I can use the iPhone emulators in Xamarin Studio. But I don't know how ...
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MonoGame not all letters being drawn with DrawString

I'm currently making a dynamic user interface for my game and are setting up having text on my buttons. I'm having an odd issue where, when i use a specific piece of code to determine the text ...
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XNA Load/Unload logic (contentmanager?)

I am trying to make a point-and-click adventure game with XNA, starting off simple. My experience with XNA is about a month old now, know how the classes and inheritance works (basic stuff). I have a ...
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How can I use voice commands to control my game?

Is it possible to use simple voice commands like "run right", "run left", "jump", "stop", "attack", "defend", "finish" to control the player in a Windows Phone 8 game? How can I implement voice ...
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MonoGame audio format

MP4 AAC is a well supported playback format according to the docs, but the MonoGame content project only seems to compile MP3/WAV/WMA formats. I tried to put raw aac files in my android game but the ...
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Zelda-style top-down RPG. How to store tile and collision data?

I'm looking to build a Zelda: LTTP style top-down RPG. I've read a lot on the subject and am currently going back and forth on a few solutions. I'm using C#, MonoGame, and Tiled. For my tile maps, ...
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How can I scale Farseer bodies so that they work on different screen resolutions?

I created a little Windows Phone 8 game that supports multiple resolutions. If the resolution of the device is less than 720p, then the sprites and their corresponding Farseer bodies need to be scaled ...
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Does every Windows Phone 8 device have one of a fixed set of resolutions?

Does every Windows Phone have one of the following 4 resolutions? 800x480, 1280x768, 1280x720, 1920x1080 pixels Or is it possible that some devices only have a resolution of 1280x719 or 1279x720 ...
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How can I detect the screen resolution of a Windows Phone device?

I want to detect if a device uses WVGA, WXGA, 720p or 1080p resolution. In addition, I want to store the resolution of the device in a variable. For example, if the resolution is 800x480 pixel, then ...
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Properly rendering transparent areas of textures

I'm rendering a tree that contains branch meshes with partially transparent textures. If I render it with AlphaTestEffect and set the ReferenceAlpha to something low, I'll get this. I want to ...
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Obfuscating Monogame assets

I'm obfuscating spritesheets. I've already encrypted the .txt file dictionaries. Now I'd like to perform binary serialization on the image files. Texture2D does not allow for this though, probably ...
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How do I load a model through AssimpNet into Monogame?

I am new to MonoGame and to 3d and I'm stuck on how to import a model. It seems the best way to import a mesh model and 3d animations in Monogame in Windows 8 is through AssimpNet. I can't find a ...
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How can I create a resizeable 2D camera with parallax scrolling?

I want to create a Windows Phone jump-and-run game with parallax scrolling. The character should always be in centered in the viewport. I use the following camera so that the viewport looks on every ...
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How should I draw the GUI if I use a 2D camera?

I have a camera in my 2D side scrolling game and I want to implement the GUI. How can I do that? For the moment, I draw everything like this: spriteBatch.Begin(SpriteSortMode.Deferred, ...
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Controlled rotation on 3D object with mouse movement

I've a scene with a cube that I can rotate around yaw, pitch and roll. I do this by click the circles and drag the mouse on x/y-axis. I want similar functionality as the Unity rotation tool in editor ...
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Text contains characters that cannot be resolved by this SpriteFont

I'm trying to draw currency symbols in an Arial Spritefont. According to thissite, the font contains these symbols. I've included the Unicode character region for these symbols in the Content ...
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MonoGame and pragmatically loaded textures OnActivated [WP8]

I have a custom content format for my spriter animations. Within this format, I have a list of Texture2DContexts that are loaded splendidly upon starting the app with Content.Load(filename); However, ...
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MonoGame ArgumentNullException in Spritebatch.End()

I switched my Project from XNA 4 to MonoGame 2.5.1. The port went somewhat unproblematic but I am stumpled across a problem i can't resolve. For your interest, the code worked on XNA: When I am ...
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[ C# ]xna to monogame

I'm thinking of going back to xna and c# because I have used java 2d, slick 2d and some other libraries. I started off with xna and c# but ignored it for java. I'm thinking of going back, but I see ...