Open-source implementation of Microsoft's XNA 4, for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS, among others.

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MonoGame 3.3 Font loading

Is there any way to have fonts in game without making a separate Content Project and adding a .spritefont file in the new 3.3 Monogame? You can now load other resources directly from the Content ...
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Why are Texture2d arrays so expensive? [closed]

I'm building a 2d engine in C# and I have several static sprites that have multiple color variations. Ok, easy enough, I create the Texture2D images at start time, then stuff them into an array, and ...
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Rendering lighting only on specific objects

I have done something similar to this in monogame: My question is, what would I have to do to draw that lighting effect only on the pillar and not the background ? Is there something like ...
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MonoGame SetRenderTarget is wiping the backbuffer

In my Monogame (XNA) Windowed App, compiled for Windows PC, running on Windows 7, I have public RenderTarget2D renderTarget = null; In the Inititate() function I have renderTarget = new ...
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Adding SpriteFont in Monogame

My question is probably something you guys have heard before - "How do you add SpriteFont's in Monogame's content manager?" The simple answer to this is, right click the 'Content' folder, go on 'Add ...
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Alternative Font loaders in Monogame Framework

While working on projects of mine, I have been finding that it is a huge pain to switch operating systems just to create a simple spritefont when using Monogame. I saw that the Nuclex Framework can ...
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Loading Song in MonoGame Windows

I cannot load the song into my game. I got error in both templates WindowsDX and WindowsGL. Monogame Develop Build 1252 Both files .wma and .xnb are exist in Content folder and Build Actions are sets ...
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How can I tint a Texture2D with a gradient?

I am working on a lighting system for my game. Instead of lighting each tile completely with only one color, I want to create a gradient on that tile so to make the lighting look more dynamic and ...
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XNA/MonoGame/SharpDX: Pixel shader with sprite sheet

I've searched around for two days now on the internet but cannot find a solution. I've also read up on Pixel Shaders on MSDN with no luck. I'm trying to apply a simple pixel shader to a sprite batch ...
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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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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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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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2D physics rotation w/ XNA

I'm creating a simple game with space ships made of blocks that are all the same size. After having looked at this: Calculating the rotational force of a 2D sprite I have created the following code ...
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Is there a penalty to using render targets versus textures?

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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Windows 8 C# Compile spritefonts for MonoGame without XNA

Hello Stack Exchange community. Recently, I've been attempting to in some way generate sprite-fonts into XNB files for use with MonoGame. The issue is however, as you may be aware, XNA is very ...
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Large resolution differences

I want to develop a game on multiple devices such as PC, Android or IOS. Want it to be in 1080p, but that means a massive scale down for the smartphones. I know how to do that, just render everything ...
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Tutorial to port XNA game to MonoGame on iOS? [closed]

Are there any good tutorials to convert a current XNA game to work iOS using MonoGame?
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Portable sound and music for XNA / MonoGame?

What is the best (recommended) way to integrate audio (both sound effect and music) in a game project (using C#/XNA) targeting multiple desktop platforms (W7, W8 Metro, Linux, OSX, ...) via MonoGame. ...
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Disappearring instances of VertexPositionColor using MonoGame

I am a complete beginner in graphics developing with XNA/Monogame. Started my own project using Monogame 3.0 for WinRT. I have this unexplainable issue that some of the vertices disappear while doing ...
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MonoGame: prevent command prompt in windows?

Is there a way to prevent the command prompt from opening in windows when launching the game (via double clicking)?
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Multiple overlapping rectangles

I have a collision method where the parameters for the method are the rectangle of the player and a list with the rectangles of the tiles. I work with booleans like bLeft, bRight,... and this ...
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In unity 5 export package is not working correctly

I am using unity 5. I Created an objects with layer names. I tried to export a package. After Exporting, i import the package in new project and ran the project its not working. observed that objects ...
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Mouse Interaction in 3D space (ray)

I use this code public static Ray CalculateRay(Vector2 mouseLocation, Matrix view, Matrix projection, Viewport viewport) { Vector3 nearPoint = viewport.Unproject(new ...
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Multimonitor Support in MonoGame

How can I support multiple monitors in mono game ? As far as I know I can not override OnPreparingDeviceSettings and in GraphicsDeviceInformation class there is no DeviceName property in Adapter. ...
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Touch taps only on very short flicks on Win7 with Monogame

I have an application on win7 which needs to support touch and mouse input using monogame. But reading touch taps proves to be a very hard thing. The TouchPanel is initialized like this: ...
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Supported Orientation, Monogame, Windows Phone 8

I am developing a game in which I need to rotate the screen on Landscape mode or Portrait, and lock it that way. In Monogame, targeting Windows Phone 8.1 adding this code: ...
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Monogame working with Krypton

I am trying to make a simple 2D game engine using Monogame and the Krypton 2.0 lighting engine. So far I have succeeded in rendering a light but I am unable to generate any shadows from any hull's. ...
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Monogame crashes without any change

I've written a game in MonoGame, which works great on my desktop computer. It's running Windows 8, has a good graphics card and can be assumed to be up to date with everything. However, when I run on ...
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How can I create a 2D camera with upscaling and translation?

I've computed a Viewport that is fair in size (a proper aspect ratio to the given device) and then I calculate my ScaleMatrix like so: scaleMatrix = Matrix.CreateScale( (float) ...
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ECS, databases, XML and serialization [closed]

My entity/component/system engine is coming along quite nicely; I have two very different apps working on the same executable. (One 2-d scroller, one 3D Asteroids-type game). In the interest of ...
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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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Has anyone got the Krypton Lighting Engine working in MonoGame for Windows 8?

I've converted the core of the Krypton Lighting Engine so that it's compatible with Windows 8. The trouble I'm having when actually using it is that it can't load the KryptonEffect.xnb file. I'm ...
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What is a good way to load more than a million images for a collectible card game?

I'm using C# with MonoGame and I'm wondering what would be an efficient way to load more than a million card images for a collectible card game. More cards would be continuously added in future ...
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Advice on how to store level design info? [closed]

I'm building a 2D tile-based puzzle game in C#, using Monogame. The game board is an 8x6 grid of tiles, each of which can contain a number of objects. Conveniently, the number of possibilities for ...
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How do I convert my XNA game to Android without using MonoGame?

I want to convert my XNA Game to Android, but I don't want to use MonoGame or ExEn. How can I do this?
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Can I make this physics simulation any faster?

I've made a little real time physics simulation that solves some bodies. CirclevCircle && CirclevOrientedRect I would like someone to tell me if I'm doing something drastically wrong. I know ...
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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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XNA/Monogame inverting a BoundingBox

I have a box that is drawn around my game that I want to check collisions with. Currently my BoundingBox is made in a way that whatever is inside the box is colliding with it: BoundingBox bb = new ...
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What is the status of Monogame now that XNA has been discontinued?

XNA has officially been discontinued, with support no longer being offered by Microsoft. Does this mean that Monogame has died also? I see that the site still says it is based upon XNA 4. What is the ...
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How can I change the rendering backend on Windows in Monogame?

I'm using MonoGame with Visual Studio 2013 Express. I'd like to switch from a SharpDX backend to OpenGL and OpenAL. How do I achieve that?
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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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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 ...
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Where to put input detector?

So below is the usual XNA Game Component override method. If I want to add a touch input detector (lets say, I want to draw a rectangle under touched screen area), where do I put it and how? Googled ...
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MonoGame performance better then XNA?

I am currently thinking about porting a XNA game to other platforms using MonoGame. Do I understand this correctly that I can expect the game to render faster even under Windows 7 due to the use of ...
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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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WP 8.1 XNA custom game loop (render when dirty?)

I need to know whether it's possible to create a XNA game for Windows Phone 8.1 (which I've already) using monogame with a custom game loop. OpenGL ES has this possibility (GL_RENDERMODE_WHENDIRTY or ...
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FPS issue between computers results in slow down of animations and moving

I have been developing my game on two computers. I recently got a new computer and have noticed an issue that seems to be happening in my game. When computer 1 runs the game at 60 FPS everything ...