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How can I use custom shaders in Monogame?

I wrote a shader in XNA and I want to use it in a Monogame Windows Phone 8 project. How can I convert the effect file(.fx file) to an .xnb file? I use Monogame 3.2 and Visual Studio Express 2013 for ...
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1answer
45 views

How can I determine if an object hit the top of a tile rectangle in MonoGame? [duplicate]

I've been implementing an AI system in my 2D game using MonoGame. In some situations when a collision between two objects occurs, I need the NPC to move in different directions depending on the ...
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81 views

How can I scroll my tile maps?

I've been trying to understand how I can use matrix to implement a smooth tile scrolling system but I fail miserably. So I have a pretty big world stored in a multi-dimensional array which is ...
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2answers
59 views

Adding 'xna content project' reference to monogame project(visual studio 2013 pro)?

I want to add reference to an xna content project. Which should be like the content project reference we have in an xna windows game. I am on visual studio 2013. I got the xna extensions to work by ...
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0answers
29 views

Monogame/XNA Invert Screen Y Axis

I am trying to invert the direction of the Y axis in Monogame from positive downwards, or screen space, to positive upwards, so that my world transformation matrix makes more sense. It seems ...
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54 views

Efficient scaling of images for multiple resolutions

I figured that the best way to ship 2D art for multiple resolutions is to instruct my artist to create the fullscreen background images sized for the highest resolution and then scale them down during ...
2
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1answer
85 views

XNA: Non-overlapping shadows

I want to create an effect similar to the following in XNA / MonoGame: There's a background and a semi-transparent shadow consisting of several objects (two circles in this example). However, the ...
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39 views

Monogame apply tint to only some parts of sprite [duplicate]

Each player is a different colour (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow) and I want a small part of each piece of armour to be tinted to the player colour. Is this possible without using a second armour sprite ...
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1answer
61 views

QuadTree treeNode design question

I'm a programming newbie. I have a Quadtree. I created a TreeNode class that the Quadtree will use as nodes. I have spriteNode that inherits from TreeNode. However, I also have several sprite ...
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1answer
43 views

Why does my camera break mouse position targeting? [duplicate]

I made a short video of this. Basically, when the screen scrolls with the camera, the character begins firing at the incorrect mouse position. You can see where I am clicking the whole time. As we ...
1
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1answer
114 views

How do I ensure that my 2D side-scroller camera stays within the world bounds?

I have tried implementing a basic 2D sidescroller camera in XNA, but I don't want it to be able to scroll past the edges of my tile map! I tried to fix it, but when I get the left side working, the ...
2
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1answer
54 views

Monogame/Android: Using content from PCL

I'm quite new to Monogame and PCL, but I hope someone can help me with my question. I have a Monogame/Android project with references a PCL which targets .NET 4.5, iOS and Android. The PCL has ...
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1answer
170 views

Monogame: Why is my sprite looking the same on every resolution?

I want that my sprite(Mario) don't look the same on every Windows Phone resolution. If I use this code, the sprite is on every resolution on the right position but it also has the same size on every ...
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1answer
100 views

Why are the coordinates interchanged in Monogame?

If I use XNA Gamestudio, I can draw a sprite on a specific position like this: spriteBatch.Draw(Texture2D, new Vector2(PositionX, PositionY), Color.White); But in Monogame, I must change the ...
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1answer
92 views

How can I support different resolutions with Monogame? [duplicate]

I want to support the following 4 resolutions in my Windows Phone 8 game: 480 × 800, 768 × 1280, 720 × 1280, 1080 x 1920. How can I do that with Monogame? If I draw a sprite with Monogame, the sprite ...
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2answers
91 views

How do I hide the console window for my released MonoGame game?

I am just finishing up my first game for the One Game A Month challenge which I wrote with the current MonoGame framework in Xamarin for Windows. I built the program in release mode, but running the ...
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3answers
102 views

How can I properly rotate a 2D vector in the “flipped” XNA client space?

In my 2d XNA game, because SpriteBatch treats world space as client space and has positive Y axis down and negative up, I've built my game's world space with that coordinate system too. However, I've ...
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0answers
41 views

Need Help with the Syntax for a Simple 3D Effect to Manipulate Quad Points/Vertices for PSM

I have been porting a game made in XNA, a 2D RPG, to PSM using Monogame. Unfortunately, I use a simple 3D effect that cannot be translated because Monogame did not write translation code for the ...
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0answers
70 views

Using obj file in an XNA game [closed]

Sorry if this is a bit novice but I am far more into engineering than game development but I just want to make a small 3D game for fun with XNA (well actually MonoGame). The thing is that I don't have ...
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3answers
181 views

Code to generate a color gradient within a texture using a diagonal line

I want to generate a color gradient between two colors from x1,y1 to x2,y2. I'm unsure how to do this though. I can use Color.Lerp to get all of the color steps, but the problem is that I don't ...
1
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2answers
173 views

Anti-aliasing a sphere

I render everything in my game in 2D with SpriteBatch with the exception of a spherical entity (orb) that I render as a spinning and dynamically lit (custom effect) sphere in 3D. I capture the sphere ...
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4answers
556 views

How can I develop in MonoGame without relying on .xnb files?

I'm new to game development, and MonoGame seems like a beginner-friendly framework, so thought I'd start with that. However, as I started reading tutorials on it, I noticed a common theme: That at its ...
1
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1answer
107 views

Is setting the render target back to backbuffer supposed to take long?

I am creating a game in Monogame (XNA extension). I draw to a render target to display menu items for my game. Everything works fine, however... Whenever I set the render target back to the back ...
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1answer
83 views

Better way to handle ordering and visibility of renderable objects?

I'm just wondering whether there is a more effective way to handle the ordering and visibility of renderable components that fits into the design of my already existing engine. How I do it now: In ...
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1answer
92 views

What is the value of gameTime.ElapsedGameTime.TotalSeconds?

I was wondering what is exactly the value of gameTime.ElapsedGameTime.TotalSeconds in a second? Please explain it to me completely and as great as you can.
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95 views

What is safe to do with the graphics device on a different thread in MonoGame and how to detect physical limitations of the memory?

I'm working on a UI system that does it's processing on a separate thread. However, the results of this processing must end up on the GPU eventually. A simplified overview of the system boils down to ...
3
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1answer
148 views

Spritebatch Vertex shader world matrix change after each draw

I have a spritebatch where I draw some textures transformed in 3d space. The easy way was just Begin with the transformation matrix, draw, and end it right after. But that is silly, so I'm trying ...
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0answers
67 views

SpriteFont not found in Nuclex Framework

I am using MonoGame to port my XNA Windows Phone app to iPhone. All is well except that my fonts look distorted/smudged on the iPhone. Turns out this is due to the way that MonoGame builds the ...
0
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2answers
188 views

Get current window position with Monogame

I'm looking for some help figuring out the current position of the Monogame windowed form. My ultimate goal is to figure out when the user is clicking inside of the game window and where they're ...
0
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2answers
311 views

How to work with delta time?

I've just started using MonoGame (which pretty much seems to be an open implementation of XNA) and I'm trying to figure out on how to work with framerate independant calculations. Usually what I found ...
1
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1answer
136 views

XNA Monogame GameState Management not deserilaizing

I am having some trouble serializing/deserializing in a little game I am doing to teach myself monogame. Basically, I am using the gamestatemnanagement resources common to monogame (screen manager ...
1
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1answer
283 views

MonoGame - when/how to save data

I am making a simple 2d game for WP in monogame/xna and am at a point where I want to save data. I have created a method to serialize the data (index, counter and percentage counter) to an isolated ...
3
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0answers
135 views

Optimizing parallax effect with multiple transparent layers?

I have a parallax effect in MonoGame that consists of multiple semi-transparent layers of textures. The effect is really simple but rendering multiple transparent layers on top of each other is rather ...
2
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2answers
123 views

Workaround for Texture2D.GetData

I’m converting a game from XNA to iOS with Monogame. In the code snippet below, smallDeform is a Texture2D on which I call the GetData method. smallDeform = ...
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3answers
263 views

Encode two integers into colour values and compare them in a HLSL shader

I am writing a 2D point and click adventure game in Monogame, and I'd like to be able to create an image mask for every room which defines which parts of the background a character can walk behind, ...
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1answer
124 views

Programming and drawing to deal with different screen sizes and resolutions

I started making an XNA game years ago and picked it up recently. I'm looking later to convert it to use Monogame so that it can be deployed on various mobile devices and OS, though I have a sinking ...
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0answers
78 views

Create random level platforms on screen

I'm trying to create random level platforms like this: public Level(int platfromsInLevel, Texture2D sprite, int screenWidth) { rnd = new Random(); this.screenWidth = screenWidth; ...
3
votes
1answer
129 views

Is multipass rendering possible with SpriteBatch?

I'm trying to implement a bloom effect. This requires three shader passes: a brightness threshold, a horizontal blur, and a vertical blur. It also requires resizes, but these are irrelevant to the ...
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1answer
186 views

Drawing sprites to a permanent Texture2d using Monogame / XNA

I'm working with Monogame to do a 2d sprite engine. I've gotten it work pretty well where I can move lots of sprites around the screen with the effects and positions that I want. Last night I tried ...
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0answers
186 views

Monogame is not using GPU?

I have the following code in Draw loop: for (int i = 0; i < 512; i++) { for (int j = 0; j < 512; j++) { spriteBatch.Draw(Textures.Grass, ...
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0answers
67 views

Loading assets in Monogame [duplicate]

I'm creating a MonoGame application on Visual Studio 2012, yet when trying to load a texture I get the following problem: Could not load Menu/btnPlay asset! I have set content directory: ...
2
votes
1answer
83 views

XNA calculate normals for linesegment

I am quite new to 3D graphical programming and thus far only understand that normal somehow define the direction in which a vertex faces and therefore the direction in which light is reflected. I have ...
1
vote
2answers
142 views

Input of mouseclick not always registered in XNA Update method

I have a problem that not all inputs of my mouse events seem to be registered. The update logic is checking a 2 dimensional array of 10x10 . It's logic for a jewel matching game. So when i switch my ...
0
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0answers
156 views

Best way to go about sorting 2D sprites in a “RPG Maker” styled RPG

I am trying to come up with the best way to create overlapping sprites without having any issues. I was thinking of having a SortedDictionary and setting the Entity's key to it's Y position relative ...
1
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1answer
197 views

Xbox Controller Not Connecting in Monogame Project

I have recently been playing around with the support of the wired XBox 360 controller in Windows development. I am developing in C# in Visual Studio 2012. I have created 2 projects. The first ...
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votes
1answer
417 views

How do I make a health bar that drains when the player takes damage? C#/XNA

I've drawn a Health Bar before and had it drain/refill on a button press using if statements and rectangles. First I loaded the image, then I set a new rectangle to be equal to the image's height and ...
1
vote
1answer
170 views

XNA - Where should I start playing a song?

I am just wondering where is the best place to start playing the background song for a game. In the loadContent() method, Draw(), or Update() methods or when I initialize it? I am trying to make it ...
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0answers
22 views

Monogame and Visual studio 2010 express cant find spritefont template [duplicate]

I have monogame 3.0 and Visual Studio 2010 C# Express installed on my computer. I want to draw string on screen. But monogame wants me to add a spritefont for it. I click Content directory and ...
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2answers
123 views

XNA Calculate two points of triangle with given Z

I want to calculate the two points of a 3D triangle that have a specified Z coordinate. I guess the way to do this would be to somehow create a plane which is perfectly flat with my given Z coordinate ...
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0answers
54 views

XNA inverted matrix acting strange

First of all, I am trying to calculate the two points of a triangle that have a given z position. I have figured out what I think to be quite a good method. First of all I move the triangle to be ...