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

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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

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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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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How to avoid lots of ugly math code and constants-hoarding?

In a lot of the games I've (tried) making in the past, I often run into the problem of the code getting really heavy on ugly mathematical code. This happens especially frequently in setting up ...
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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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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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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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Adding shadow and other effects on a spritefont Monogame

Is there a way that I can add shadow effect on text drawn in monogame? Because you cannot add shadow effect when creating a new spritefont file in Monogame Content Pipeline. Thanks.
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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 ...
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Better way to position objects in a Matrix/Grid shape

I am working on space a invader game and I'm trying to build levels such that in each of them, the aliens are positioned in a different shape. I have a rectangle shape, circle shape, and a grid-like ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to create / draw clickable object (such as Button in WinForm) in XNA WP8?

I am developing a 2D (No 3D in every aspect) Windows Phone 8 turn based tactical games for my college project. I use Monogame. I want to draw an object similar to Button in windows form, that if the ...
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MonoGame deltaTime isn't the same in Draw function as in Update function

In the Update function gameTime.elapsedGameTime.TotalSeconds always gives me 0.01666666667 which is the deltaTime value for 60 FPS, no matter if the FPS is 30 it always shows me 0.01666666667 but the ...
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Word in different color in middle of string XNA

Is it possible to use different font colors for the same string, for example, when buying a weapon in CoD AW Exo Zombies: How do I do this? Thanks.
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XNA/MonoGame RenderTargets not working

I'm having a problem with drawing 2 RenderTargets to the screen. using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using Microsoft.Xna.Framework; using ...
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How to draw to a surface, then draw that surface to the screen

i have a 2D MonoGame Game (using DirectX), that was originally an XNA game. It involves prerendered shadows (they are Texture2Ds drawn with SpriteBatch.draw). Right now the shadows are being drawn ...
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Overlapping Vertex in DynamicVertexBuffer draw priority?

I am creating a voxel game, and I have recently run into an issue. My world is drawn by a DynamicVertexBuffer, which just consists of vertices for the blocks themselves. On top of that, I switch ...
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Scaling sprites in XNA 4.0/Monogame

So I looked up a tutorial on how to scale sprites in XNA and I think I have it all figured out. The only problem is that I want to use a spriteBatch.Begin() method overload without changing anything ...
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Monogame on GitHub

I've been searching for hours but I cannot find "How to compile the latest monogame source code from github"? I have tried cloning the github project (develop) and ive been looking for the solution ...
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How to handle input in Monogame

I've just switched over to MonoGame from XNA. Since MonoGame is supposed to have the same API (implying that any copied code should work as usual), I've run into a strange issue- input doesn't seem 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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In Monogame, why is multiple tile drawing slow when rendering in “windowed fullscreen”?

I have this drawing function (recommended as a solution here). It draws tiles on the whole window with no problem but my game slows down to ~30fps after maximizing it to "windowed fullscreen", which ...
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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 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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[ 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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Best way to load texture2d tiles in xna?

I am making a test xna game as a learning exercise and I have a small question about using 2d textures. Basically the game is a grid of different 'tiles' which are taken from a text map file. I ...
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Throttling MonoGame actions (explosions, sounds, etc)

I'm trying to find a way to deal with throttling/managing actions that need to happen on a regular (regulated) basis. Right now, if I want to throttle an "action" in MonoGame I need to setup a ...
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MonoGame Cross-Platform Conditional Compilation Symbols

What are the possible compiler directives for MonoGame? For example, XNA contained directives for WINDOWS, XBOX/XBOX360, and WINDOWS_PHONE. I've also seen DIRECTX and OPENGL, but when would you need ...
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Using IGameComponent and related interfaces in MonoGame

I am trying to port a XNA project to MonoGame which involves a DLL game library that I created. This library uses the IGameComponent, IUpdateable and IDrawable interfaces to load one of my library ...
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Color sprite tint with opacity in MonoGame/XNA

In MonoGame I am using SpriteBatch to draw sprites. I want to create a semi transparent overlay that would 'tint' the sprite with a given color. SpriteBatch.Draw accepts Color parameter that allows to ...
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Monogame / XNA - Is there a limit when drawing at far position (> 1 billion ? = strange behavior)

So I'm making an "unlimited" 2D Tile-Engine with procedural generation (simple noise based) in Monogame, and I'm loading/unloading Chunck by Chunck as you go along. It's working pretty well now. ...
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MonoGame/XNA 3D fbx model produces strange rendering output

The Problem: I have been making a model of a Steampunk-themed street light in Blender for use in my MonoGame/XNA Game. To test it I exported it to the *.fbx file format using the fbx export plugin ...
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Vertex Color won't pass to HLSL shader to be rendered

I should start his question off by saying that i am a begginer in HLSL. I've borrowed some shader code for flat shading from a website i've long since lost. It's works brilliantly for textured models ...