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

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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I optimize a parallax effect consisting of multiple transparent layers?

I have a parallax effect in MonoGame consisting of multiple semi-transparent layers of textures. The effect is simple, but rendering multiple transparent layers on top of each other is rather slow. ...
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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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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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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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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; ...
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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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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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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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Why isn't this UIButton visible in Xamarin.iOS?

I'm trying to implement buttons into my game. I noticed iOS has the UIButton class, which I tried, but upon drawing it nothing is shown. The asset image is properly loaded, I've checked this. The ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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C# Collision Math Help

I am making my own collision detection in MonoGame. I have a PolyLine class That has a property to return the normal of that PolyLine instance. I have a ConvexPolySprite class that has a List ...
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IOS monogame 17 seconds debug timeout

I'm trying to debug a monogame application using xamarin studio and breakpoint. Is it possible to disable the 17 seconds timeout on the FinishedLaunching function?
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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 ...
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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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Loading sound file into monogame

I'm trying to load sound into my game. I downloaded an .mp3 sound (a second long) and tried to load it both as Song and as SoundEffect, but it didn't work, so I tried loading the same sound but as ...
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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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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 ...
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GetData() error creating framebuffer [closed]

I'm currently porting a game written in C# with XNA library to Android with Monogame. I have a Texture2D and i'm trying to get an array of uint in this way: Texture2d textureDeform = ...
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MonoGame crash trying to load font from .xnb file

My MonoGame project uses a pre-compiled .xnb file to load a sprite font, and it works fine on Windows XP. The .xnb file is marked as content and copied to the output directory. I've copied the ...
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Monogame minimum hardware requirements?

What are the minimum hardware / driver requirements for running a Monogame 3.x game, on each of the various Operating Systems?
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Reusable top-down collision class

I've recently picked up monogame and am working on a simple top down game to get me started and learn the basics. I've got the movement and the rotation to follow the mouse sorted out but I'm stuck ...
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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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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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Monogame/SharpDX Texture2D doesn't hold value

The problem I have discovered is most likely between classes, so I dont really have much option but to post the whole code here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/smyw9t1ap3by2vd/pBX-aJJ-Qx I have been ...
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Rotate 2D Isometric World

Games like RollerCoaster Tycoon allow you to rotate the view at 90 degree intervals. I'm wondering how I could apply this to a game I'm making. I'm using MonoGame... but I'm wondering more if anyone ...
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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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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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Detecting “Any Button Press”

I'm trying to allow the player to press any button to continue from the main page. I was able to do this by making a List of Buttons and looping through these and checking for one of them being down; ...
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Recommended aspect ratio for android / smartphones?

I'm making a game for android and would do it in 720p, but the phones got all different aspect ratios. Also thinking about a ios and windows phone port later. When the aspect ratio does not match, ...
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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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Is there any “object” in monogame for windows phone 8, that is similar to Toast in Android?

The title pretty much sums it all. Is there any "object" in monogame for windows phone 8 (for monogame to be exact), that is similar to Toast in Android? My purpose is to give a notification / hint ...
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Measuring GPU time from managed code

To measure CPU code, I use a Stopwatch. Using a Stopwatch in the Draw method is meaningless for the GPU side of things since the CPU and the GPU run asynchronously. The questions is simple: Is it ...
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Learning Web Development and Game Development at the same time? [closed]

I'm a junior-level developer, currently working full time and trying to get experience with working with ASP.NET MVC. I love web development, and want to continue to pursue it as my career, but I also ...
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Problem converting FBX file into XNB

I create a Monogame Content Project to convert assets into XNB. For FBX file without texture there is no problem: the file is correctly converted and when I load XNB into my project everything is ok. ...
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XNA 2d Camera Scrolling - why use matrix transform?

I am making a test game where I want the level to be constantly scrolling. To create this effect I have established a camera class which simply stores a vector2 position and an enum direction. It also ...
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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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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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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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Ambiguation between multitouch geistures tap and free drag in Windows Phone 8 Emulator (Monogame)

I am making a 2d tile based tactic game. I want the map to be slided around (because it's bigger than the screen) with FreeDrag (It's perfectly done, the map can moved around, that's not the problem). ...
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Efficient Way to Draw Grids in XNA

So I am working on a game right now, using Monogame as my framework, and it has come time to render my world. My world is made up of a grid (think Terraria but top-down instead of from the side), and ...
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How to make image bigger than the screen to be slideable in the screen in monogame for windows phone 8?

(Idk if my title is correct, because when I google it, there is no related result I guess) I am not sure how to explain it correctly, but I am making a plain 2D, tile based, tactic game in windows ...
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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 ...