Implementation of Microsoft's XNA 4 APIS for Android, iOS, MacOS and Linux.

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Does XNA/MonoGame have a text caching mechanism, or has an open source one been implemented?

I'm playing around with MonoGame, and I've noticed the SpriteFont class draws static text very inefficiently. Each time the text is drawn the spacing is recalculated. This isn't a big deal on my quad ...
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Monogame - stopping a custom shader (drawable game component) when inside another drawable game component [closed]

I have run into a bit of trouble when using a custom shader (gaussian effect) within another drawable game component, as I cant figure out how to break out of the draw method, so the effect is applied ...
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Equivalent to Draw() method in Unity project?

I have been using xna/monogame before this. So I read tutorials about unity, made some classes, loaded some sprites, everything "seems" to be going good, but I can't figure out how to add things into ...
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Getting back to game page from xaml page problem. (Windows Phone 8.1)

I have implemented a xaml page where user can submit his score. I have managed to get the user to the xaml page, after 2 hours of struggling but I do not know how can I navigate the user back to the ...
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SpriteBatch passing textures to GPU

How exactly (or, how often) are textures passed to the GPU shaders in MonoGame/XNA? I am asking because I was profiling a MonoGame/XNA application and noticed that the memory controller load (using ...
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How to detect when a moving rectangle (sprite) is tapped

I am new to Monogame. I am currently developing a simple game, just to learn some basics of Monogame development. The idea here is to detect whether or not the user has tapped on a a rectangle ...
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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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TypeLoadException when running a Monogame Windows Phone 8 game

Using Monogame, I'm trying to port a game to Windows Phone 8, but I'm having issues getting a basic example to run. When I create a basic Mono project and run it on my phone (to check everything's ...
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How to deform 2D tileable texture in XNA/MonoGame

I'm looking for a way to deform tillable texture in a 2D game I'm building using MonoGame but I'm not sure how this effect is called and searching the internet for "deforming textures" gives me mostly ...
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MonoGame SharpDX Error 'The Parameter is Incorrect' when using graphics.DrawUserPrimitives [closed]

Below is a small section of code that is meant to draw a multicolored triangle to the middle of the screen in a MonoGame game. This uses the basic function DrawUserPrimitives to draw the triangle. ...
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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 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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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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How can I detect the screen resolution of a Windows Phone device? [closed]

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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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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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. I converted my Effect1.fx file to Effect1.mgfxo. But the program doesn't work correctly. The screen of my emulator ...
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Could not load sound (MonoGame) [closed]

I am using the Window Project (in MonoGame 3.2) which is uisng DirectX instead OpenGL. If I run a game, so its show me: "Could not load wind asset as a non-content file" I think, that is no ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Monogame is not using GPU? [closed]

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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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 ...
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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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Should I be using Reach or HiDef profile if I have large spritesheets?

I'm working on a platformer in monogame, that I want to use a large number of sprites for making up items and objects in the background. The main spritesheet I've created is 4095x3734, when I tried ...
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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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XNA Monogame How to handle tile collision [closed]

I am working on a simple XNA side scrolling game as a learning exercise. It works by creating a level object which creates a matrix of tiles based on a map within a text file. The tiles are then drawn ...
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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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Strange rendering issue with monogame/WinGL with HD7670M

I'm having some strange rendering issues with latest monogame/winGL code as seen below; As you can see the xna and tomspilmans WinDX port seems just okay. I'm having this problem on my laptop ...
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Need help transforming DirectX 9 skybox hlsl shader to DirectX 11

I am in the middle of implementing a skybox to my game. I have been following this tutorial http://rbwhitaker.wikidot.com/skyboxes-2. I am using MonoGame as a framework and in order to support both ...
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Mono and/or MonoGame for Android and iOS Experiences [closed]

I was wondering if anyone has any experience of using Mono and/or MonoGame for cross platform game development, particularly with regards to Android and iOS games development. Key things are; What ...
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Collision detection with moving tilemap

I have a player whose who's sprite is 48* 32. I know the player's position. The player can move up and down based on user input. I have a tilemap which moves. Here is an example of the array I use to ...
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How can I map regions on a world map image?

I am trying to use a map of the real world, but I need to have a way to break it down by countries and regions. Ideally down to a province level. I figure that I'd need to be able to define ...
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C# xna/monogame ghost trail effect

I would like some know how can someone make an animation like this, in Monogame specifically.Since i am completely clueless on how to go around this i how should i go about this ? I hate asking ...
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Camera Matrix Transform to scroll through level - Monogame, XNA

I am trying to change the way I scroll through a level. Currently I have a static camera class which stores a direction enum and a vector 2 position. This class then has a method to move the position ...
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Drawing an arrow cursor on user dragging in XNA/MonoGame

I am writing a touch enabled game in MonoGame (XNA-like API) and would like to display a an arrow 'cursor' as user is making a drag gesture from point A to point B. I am not sure on how to correctly ...
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Question about segment of code in XNA [closed]

Basically when the code says public static Camera Instance { // Code and something with get statement } Is it declaring a method? I don't think it is a method because there is no parenthesis to ...
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How to get the MonoGame Templates working with Visual Studio C# 2013 Express?

I've been looking around forever, and I can't seem to find a way to install the MonoGame C# Templates for Visual Studio 2013 Express. These include things like "SpriteFont", etc. that pop up in the ...
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Using shader for cubes

I am trying to use a shader to get an effect like this. Notice how every cube has exactly the same lightning as every other no matter where it is on the screen if you look closely the lightning is ...
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Drawing 3D cubes with xna

I managed to draw a 3d cube using triangles like this: protected override void LoadContent() { basicEffect = new BasicEffect(GraphicsDevice); VertexPositionColor[] ...
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Drawing image with an angle

Edit: the images below aren't supposed to have whitespace. I am just trying to show you that i am trying to create a rectangle from a 1x64 image, positioned as shown in the second picture I know how ...
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MonoGame: Draw thousands of quads without hardware instancing

In my game, every bit of geometry is a textured quad billboard in 3D. I have many thousands of these things on screen at once, sometimes with overdraw. As I understand it, there are a few ways I can ...
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Drawing in a static location when using a camara transform

I'm using a matrix transform to move a 2d camera in Monogame, and I was wondering: How, if I initiated my spritebatch with a matrix transform, can I draw something in a static (non-moving) position? ...
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How do I get the mouse coordinates relative to my whole scene with Monogame? [duplicate]

I am making a topdown isometric real time game using Monogame. I know how to get the mouse position for my camera view. How do I get the mouse coordinates relative to the entire scene? My game's ...
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Varying spritefont quality depending on string

I'm using Kleymissky font size 26 made via Nuclex font renderer (Hinting Method: AutoHinter) - download Why the thickness of the font drawn on screen depends on the string itself? What can I do to ...
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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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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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Where is MonoGame's API reference?

I wanted to pick up Monogame, but I can't find documentation. All I see on GitHub is some tutorials. I'm looking for class reference like this from XNA.
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Port a WP7 game to WP8 with Monogame

I have a full working game for WP7, I want to port it to WP8 with Monogame. I have installed Monogame and I have done all tests to see that it is working inside Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows ...