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Issue setting a MonoGame project from scratch on linux [on hold]

I'm using monodevelop 5.1, along with MonoGame 3.2. This is all in Ubuntu 14.04. Since I wasn't able to add the MonoGame template to monodevelop (maybe because my mono runtime has been compiled from ...
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Installing monogame 3.2 installing but not working [on hold]

Hi I have installed monogame onto vs 13 express but when I go to compile it it says "build failed restore previous sucessful build?" But whenever I click it the DLL becomes highlighted and says ...
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Conditional Defines and HLSL

Is it possible to use project level conditional defines in hlsl code? I'm trying to conditionaly compile a shader using MonoGame Content Procesor. Depending on project type (ie. Windows, Windows8...) ...
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How do I setup scoring system for my game? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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Issues compiling .fx shader to MGFX

I've been trying to port Catalinzima's 2D lighting example over to MonoGame to try and get some basic understanding around it and adapt it for use in my engine. I've been trying to convert the two .fx ...
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MonoGame hosted in a control/form

I would very much like to host my monogame window inside a Form so that I can take advantage of the nice gui elements in the C# framework when creating a simple level editor. I have looked online, but ...
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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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2D terrain with midpoint displacement and collision

I followed this theory Here to implement a simple scrolling 2D terrain for my running game. I am used to dealing with collision via a tile system but am looking for a good theory on how to perform ...
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Is there a build-in function to count the amount of sprites drawn by SpriteBatch per frame?

I'm hoping to find out how many sprites are on the screen at any given time. In other words, is it possible to find out how many times spriteBatch.Draw(); is called between spriteBatch.Begin(); and ...
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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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Resolution independent game world in 3D

I'm developing a game similar to Don't Starve - 2D billboards in a 3D world. Now I have encountered a problem with resolutions. I want the player to be able to change resolution, but I don't want to ...
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MonoGame - Fuzzy Pixels When Drawing (2D)

I apologize if this has been answered somewhere; I spent quite awhile searching but couldn't find an answer. I have any issue with my 2D sprites being drawn to the screen - either the non-moving or ...
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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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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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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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Tons of stuttering in XNA?

As stated in the title, my program stutters like crazy, even though my program for the most part runs for 60 fps. During the moments it stutters, FPS momentarily drops down to 59(stats from FRAPS). ...
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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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MonoGame: Can't compile effect

I'm having trouble compiling a very simple pixel shader using the content pipeline in MonoGame 3.2. Whenever I compile the shader using "ps_3_0" it works but when I try to load it using 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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XNA 3D cube rotation problem

I am new to game programming and still trying to clear up my basics. I am stuck with a problem and unable to resolve on my own knowledge. I am trying to rotate a 3d cube in MonoGame (Similar to XNA) ...
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How to mimic the same fixed-size horizon as in this racing game?

I am trying to replicate the same horizon (buildings and sky) as in the image below: As you can see, the player has advanced in a straight line, yet the horizon has still the same size: This is ...
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Zelda-style Top-down RPG. Storing data for each tile type

I'm creating a Zelda-style RPG using Tiled, C#, and MonoGame. When my code parses the .tmx file, it will get a number to associate with each tile type based off of their position in the tile sheet. If ...
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How can I port a MonoGame Windows Phone 8 game to iOS?

I downloaded the trial version of Xamarin Studio and installed it on my iMac. In addition, I installed Xcode on my iMac so that I can use the iPhone emulators in Xamarin Studio. But I don't know how ...
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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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XNA Load/Unload logic (contentmanager?)

I am trying to make a point-and-click adventure game with XNA, starting off simple. My experience with XNA is about a month old now, know how the classes and inheritance works (basic stuff). I have a ...
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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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Text contains characters that cannot be resolved by this SpriteFont

I'm trying to draw currency symbols in an Arial Spritefont. According to thissite, the font contains these symbols. I've included the Unicode character region for these symbols in the Content ...
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Zelda-style top-down RPG. How to store tile and collision data?

I'm looking to build a Zelda: LTTP style top-down RPG. I've read a lot on the subject and am currently going back and forth on a few solutions. I'm using C#, MonoGame, and Tiled. For my tile maps, ...
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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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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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How can I detect the screen resolution of a Windows Phone device?

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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Properly rendering transparent areas of textures

I'm rendering a tree that contains branch meshes with partially transparent textures. If I render it with AlphaTestEffect and set the ReferenceAlpha to something low, I'll get this. I want to ...
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MonoGame - 2x2 texture scaling issue

I've just recently switched from XNA to MonoGame and now I've run into something that has never happened to me in XNA before. I've created a 2x2 texture and filled it with a color by doing this: ...
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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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How do I load a model through AssimpNet into Monogame?

I am new to MonoGame and to 3d and I'm stuck on how to import a model. It seems the best way to import a mesh model and 3d animations in Monogame in Windows 8 is through AssimpNet. I can't find a ...
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Obfuscating Monogame assets

I'm obfuscating spritesheets. I've already encrypted the .txt file dictionaries. Now I'd like to perform binary serialization on the image files. Texture2D does not allow for this though, probably ...
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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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How should I draw the GUI if I use a 2D camera?

I have a camera in my 2D side scrolling game and I want to implement the GUI. How can I do that? For the moment, I draw everything like this: spriteBatch.Begin(SpriteSortMode.Deferred, ...
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Controlled rotation on 3D object with mouse movement

I've a scene with a cube that I can rotate around yaw, pitch and roll. I do this by click the circles and drag the mouse on x/y-axis. I want similar functionality as the Unity rotation tool in editor ...
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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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MonoGame and pragmatically loaded textures OnActivated [WP8]

I have a custom content format for my spriter animations. Within this format, I have a list of Texture2DContexts that are loaded splendidly upon starting the app with Content.Load(filename); However, ...
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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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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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Why is my cursor not working if I add a scaling matrix?

After moving the camera to any direction, my cursor isn't getting drawn on the correct position. For example: I move my camera to the right, after that I click on the screen, but the cursor isn't ...
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How can I use a camera matrix with different resolutions?

I created a little jump'n'run game. The character(Mario) is always the center of the viewport. The game is running correctly if I use the resolution 800x480 pixel. But when I use another ...
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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 ...