Topics about games made for Microsoft Windows products. These include Windows 7, Vista, XP.

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Kinect for Windows Commercial License

Kinect for Windows SDK 1.6 is available for users to download. What I enquire is: Can I publish a commercial game with it? Do I have to apply for anything? I've searched through the Microsoft's ...
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DX11 application running on Windows XP using only DX9?

I'm developing an application that utilizes DX11. I know that DX11 is only available on Windows 7 (and Vista with SP). I wonder if there is some way to run the application on Windows XP and use only ...
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How to give parallax backgrounds more depth

I have 3 tiled images of some sort of galaxy/space in the background of a 2D Game: The first one has an alpha of 100%, the second an alpha of 80% and the last one has an alpha of 60%. I scroll the ...
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Task Core dividing

How can I divide the tasks for diffrent cores? E.g. 4 Cores func1() -> core1 func2() -> core2 func3() -> core3 func4() -> core4 Is there special libary for this? Or do I have to use the old ...
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High Resolution Timer Options in Windows

I'd like to know what are my options for high resolution timer in Window. I want a timer with at least 1ms precision since I need it for a rhythm game. I'm using QueryPerformanceCounter now, but I ...
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Why am I getting a “multiple definition of *” error when initializing OpenGL extensions?

I'm creating a game engine using OpenGL, and I'm initializing the extensions manually, i.e. this: // .h file PFNGLACTIVETEXTUREPROC glActiveTexture; /* .cpp file, initialization function */ ...
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What are developers using for voice chat on Windows?

On Xbox360 XHV2 is used for dealing with voice data, and XAudio2 is used for the low-level processing of that data. What is the XHV2 equivalent under Windows, assuming FMOD is used for the low-level ...
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Can I change the order of these OpenGL / Win32 calls?

I've been adapting the NeHe OpenGL/Win32 code to be more object-oriented and I don't like the way some of the calls are structured. The example has the following pseudo-structure: Register ...
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Windows Class Library vs XNA Class Library

I'm going to start a library in C# for Navigational Meshes. I would like to use it in both WPF/Winforms and in XNA. Can I create a windows class library and still use it in XNA?
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Use of SpriteFonts without installing on host machine

I am working on a Windows game for my university project. In this project I am using a custom TrueType font which is not installed on any university computers. For submission my game is required to ...
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How can I use ARB_debug_output with SDL on Windows?

I'm trying to port a small GL program that I've been working on from Linux to Windows. I have the following: window_ = SDL_CreateWindow(...); SDL_GL_SetAttribute(SDL_GL_CONTEXT_FLAGS, ...
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Is it possible to use ALSA or OSS on Windows?

Has nobody written a wrapper over DirectSound or something yet?
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Moving the camera as in a first person shooter

I am trying to implement the movement of the camera with the mouse. The result I want to achieve is the same that you get when you move your aim in a first person shooter. Here is the code I wrote, ...
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Full screen blackout using allegro in codeblocks

I'm very interested in game programming and I'm taking my first steps alone. So I installed allegro. Although Dev-C++ didn't work, Code::Blocks compiled successfully. I started out with this basic ...
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How can i make my program use 2 windows?

I'm working in Xna 4.0 and iwant to make a program that uses the same code in 2 different windows. What i want out of this is that one player plays in one window and the other player to play in the ...
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Present fails randomly on mixed C++ Direct3D9 app

I have a mixed .NET application (managed and unmanaged code bridged by C++/CLI wrappers) which uses unmanaged Direct3D9 9.0c to do rendering inside a control which is wrapped inside a C++/CLI class ...
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When rendering on two different computers, the texture is glitchy

I am using Ogre3D, and have been using it for a while. Also lately, I have been using the Opengl Rendering system that is included in Ogre, only because Directx will not compile correctly(Will post ...
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Maya .IFF plugins for Gimp

Maya's preferred format for saving off a UV Snapshot is its own .IFF format, so I was hoping to find a plugin allowing Gimp 2 (Windows) to read it. I've found plenty of plugins for different linux ...
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Problem getting mouse events while keys held down in SDL2

I'm attempting to write input capturing code using SDL2 on Windows. However, I'm running into a problem. Whenever a key is held down, the SDL event queue has no mouse movement, nor will the mouse ...
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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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What's the best way to set up an OpenGL draw loop in windows?

On mac os x, there's a way to pass the system a function pointer that is triggered at an ideal time to start your drawing code. These are the CVDisplayLink tools. I'd like to understand how to do ...
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Installing PhysicsFS on Mingw

I am trying to install PhysicsFS (icculus.org/physfs/) on my Win 7 with MinGW. But I am having hard time doing it. I googled it as well but still nothing - I have used linux environment and make ...
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Help with Windows RawInput

I am having some trouble to receive and interpret mouse movement data from RawInput. Generally mouse input seems to work, I can query mouse buttons and receive updates of mouse movement. The problem ...
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Creating transparent image with localGraphicsConfig not always working

I'm trying to use GraphicsConfiguration.createCompatibleImage to create transparent images. This creates an empty image which I'm filling with a mosaic pattern later on in the code. This seems to ...
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Best Way To Develop Robust Cross-Platform Application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any tips for creating cross-platform games? Windows C programmer here (going back to 1992 and Windows95 back when it was called Windows93). Can function in C++, but ...
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Application window as polygon texture? [closed]

Is there a way, or method, to have some application rendered as texture in 3D scene on some polygon, and also have full interactivity with it? I'm talking about Windows platform, and maybe OpenGL but ...
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At this point in time, avoid XNA? [closed]

XNA seemed like a valid option a few years ago, but XNA was never a real success, and now it seems like a footnote, even Microsoft seems to treat it that way. Should I just go the DirectX route ...
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Does SFML render it's graphics using OpenGL internally?

By that, I mean that SFML has an abstraction for OpenGL? Sort of like SDL's blit functions, but using OpenGL internally? "Yes SFML uses OpenGL for all the graphical stuff. " Received this comment ...
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XNA Games running on Windows 8

Will Games developed on XNA work under a Windows 8 environment? I know the XNA project was killed off, and you can't develop it on Windows 8 (apparently), but will they still work under windows 8? I ...
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Is it possible to create a Facebook game that is a Windows executable?

I'm thinking of trying to make a game, and I heard Facebook is good place to make it popular, but I don't want to make a sprite-based Flash game, I want to use OpenGL for rendering to get nice ...
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How can I access game instance data in a window procedure callback?

In the window procedure message processing function, I have come across a couple of things where I just have no idea what to do apart from declare a class globally so that my window procedure can see ...
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Why is my application getting more CPU usage while it's halting the operation [closed]

I have a question about the way OS gives CPU time to the applications. Usually when I render my scene with a single object in it I get ~8% CPU usage, but when I stop the framework for further process ...
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Setting up cube map texture parameters in OpenGL

I see alot of tutorials and sources use the following code snippet when defining each face of a cube map: for (i = 0; i < 6; i++) glTexImage2D(GL_TEXTURE_CUBE_MAP_POSITIVE_X + i, 0, ...
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How to draw a rotatable and zoomable sphere?

My game is a sort of business simulation game of Earth, and I want the main interface to be just like a google earth view. Is there a way to do this with built in OpenGL features or do I have to ...
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In XNA, what symbols are available for conditionally-compiling platform-specific code?

In XNA, what defines are set to allow me to determine if my code is running on a PC with Windows, Xbox, or Windows Phone? Right now I am assuming it is these three: WINDOWS_PHONE WINDOWS XBOX360 ...
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What's the equivalent of wglShareLists for Mac OS?

I'm trying to share lists between two contexts on Mac OS but despite my research I couldn't come up with an answer so far. I've found that NSOpenGLContext was able to initialize a context with a ...
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How to request a specific OpenGL version?

I'm working on an OpenGL project, coming from D3D. They're organised in very different ways, so it's tricky going :) Is there any way for a Windows application to request a specific OpenGL context ...
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Accessing DualShock 4 motion sensor in Windows (ideally Unity)

I'm trying to use a DualShock 4's IMU as a motion controller in Unity, under Windows 7. So far I've tried: DS4Windows (1.5.11): reads motion sensor data, but does not expose them to Unity as axes ...
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Save Texture2D to file in Monogame

I'm working on a tilesheet builder tool for my game to speed up tile creation, and I need to save a generated texture2D as a png. I've tried using the .SaveAsPng function but it isn't implemented in ...
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Play video from StreamingAssets folder in Windows Media Player?(Unity 3D)

I can play video which is there in my StreamingAssets folder. But is there a way in which I click a button and the same video gets played in the Windows Media Player. I researched a lot on this but ...
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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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Using DirectX9 within Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8?

Asking the question here simply because my PC is down for the count for a while and wasn't able to stave a curiosity before that happened. I picked up a few books about programming Games in DirectX, ...
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DirectX 9.0c and C++ GUI

Well, I'm trying to code a gui for my engine, but I've got some problems. I know how to make a UI overlay but buttons are still black magic for me. Anything I tried was to compilcated ( if it goes big ...
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wglCreateContextAttribsARB is undefined

I've just downloaded the latest headers from the OpenGL registry and included them in my project. I am attempting to create an OpenGL 3+ context. Every tutorial/resource has used ...
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SetRenderTarget(null) clearing previous draw calls

I'm not sure if everything's working as it should be or whether I'm just not doing something properly, but I couldn't find anything that discussed this so I thought I'd ask here. I'm using Monogame ...
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Java2D Swing rendering off center on ONLY OSX

I'm having an odd issue with my animation that is happening only on OSX, and not on windows. On my windows computer, the animation occurs full screen in a JFrame, as it is supposed to - however on my ...
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How can I set the attribute index location?

I am trying to set up a shader which takes three input parameters. I have the following code: GLuint vert = glCreateShader(GL_VERTEX_SHADER); GLuint frag = glCreateShader(GL_FRAGMENT_SHADER); const ...
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Application to record sound effects for games

I'm having kids record sounds using their PCs (a few have Macs as well) for use in the games they create. The built-in windows 7 sound recorder is surprisingly poor, didn't older versions of windows ...
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Opengl tutorials [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good learning resources for OpenGL? Starting out with OpenGL when most tutorials are out of date I know that there are many questions like this, but i ...
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MVP Matrix * Vector3 = Black Screen? [closed]

I'm relatively new to computer graphics so please take it easy. I created a ModelViewProjection Matrix and I sent it to my shader: #version 330 core layout(location = 0)in vec3 vert; uniform mat4 ...