XNA is a game framework by Microsoft that allows deployment for Xbox Live Indie Games as well as Windows Phone 7.

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Additional dependencies in XNA/Monogame

I made a game in monogame recently, using the XNA content pipleline. I then sent the whole folder (The release folder in visual studio) to a friend of mine who does not have visual studio or monogame. ...
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How can I achieve a pseudo-3D camera effect like this?

I am trying to achieve a pseudo-3D camera effect similar to this: I have gotten the following results using a 3D camera and billboards: I am now running into the following problems: In the ...
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How to play a video and run content at the same time

Alright, so I have a video loaded, and other game content. Earlier this morning, when I was just learning how to actually play a video, I magically happened to get the video running in the ...
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Can someone explain to me the difference between 2 XNA methods?

I was recently trying to make a boucing ball off the environment walls. I apparently had everything correct, except for one thing, that I corrected stupidly, which made my code work, but I don't ...
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How do I make a time lapse in my code so it updates slower?

I have made some collision if statements, but they didn't work. birdbox3.X += 5; birdbox3.Y -= 5; if (birdbox3.Intersects(Banner1)) { birdbox3.Y ...
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Is sidescroller movement just offsetting the background?, MonoGame/XNA

When I make a sidescroller game and what to move my character do I just offset the background, or is there another better way?
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Smooth slow pixel art movement MonoGame/XNA

When ever I move a sprite that is scaling using point filtering slower then 1 pixel for example 0.1 pixels the movement becomes choppy/jerky instead of moving in sub pixel movement it jumps from pixel ...
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HLSL Pixel Shader - Color depending on condition

I am new to shaders and HLSL so bare with me on this one. I have a 2D tile map in my game and want to create a mini-map, at first I was just copying all the data from one sprite batch to another and ...
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XNA Monogame - Move .dll and .xml root folder

I was just wondering if it's possible to move the dll and xml files into a subfolder, like in this picture: Thanks !
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Is XNA still relevant? [closed]

I am currently devlopping a game with XNA. But the community seems to not be active anymore. That's why I am asking if I should still go on... What's the advantage of using Unity3D ? Will I be able to ...
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Changing the texture filtering methodology within the same SpriteBatch Begin/End pair

How would I go about using changing the texture filtering method being used within the same SpriteBatch Begin/End pairing? I have this code so far. spriteBatch.Begin(SpriteSortMode.Deferred, ...
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XNA Billboards dont have correct depth

Im back again with yet another problem :( My current problem is with my billboard effect. Im having trouble trying to get the depth correct so that billboards that are closer to the player are ...
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Good way to support multiple types of triangles? (C# XNA)

[this question is somewhat long. here's my question in a nutshell] I want to use multiple types of Vertex data types for my triangle, interchangeably. So if I have a generic type T private void ...
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Vector2 to 3D world coordinates

I think I am almost there, but not quite. I am trying to transform a 2D point, (in the following example (100,100)) into 3D world coordinates, in order to draw my 3D Model named TestModel in ...
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How can I test if one point can “see” another point. (XNA)

I want to test if my enemy can see the player, however I want this to be pixel-perfect. I already have all of the solid objects drawing into a separate render state. It should be noted that every ...
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Event handling on own UI implementation in XNA

I´m creating a game in XNA with my own UI and its controls/components. Currently I have some problems with the event handling. Let me tell me the way I do it right now. Every object is handles as a ...
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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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XNA/DirectX: Advanced 3D Sound

Im currently working on an xna game with c#. Ive been looking into 3D Sounds recently as this is the next objective on my list. Ive found several tutorials online and they dont work to the standards ...
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Creating a queue for BeginInvoke method - loading chunks

I have a voxel game similar to Minecraft. I have a funciton PushLoadedChunks(Direction) that pushes all of the loaded chunks forward, backward, left, right. This is done with ...
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Xna: Basic shadows

I have been programming in xna for quite some time now an I would really like to get real time shadows working. I have shadows already in my game which I got from "reimers shadow map tutorial". The ...
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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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Center a 3D model to cursor's position

I am having a hard time understanding how to go about this. I have a 2D game with some 3D models in it. I want to move a 3D model to where the mouse cursor is currently at in every frame (In other ...
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XNA C# Adding objects to List in another class [closed]

Hi all i started creating this XNA/C# version of Space invaders to get better at xna since i've only been using it for about 4 days. I've managed fine till now.. So my problem is adding my Bullets ...
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Drawing the same model multiple times

I am looking ways to improve the efficiency of my draw method in XNA/Monogame and understand how things work. I have just a group of 4 models (bricks), (red, green, blue, yellow) I am drawing multiple ...
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XNA - How to use One Rectangle in sprites for collisions

I'm new to XNA and game development in general. If I want to make an object solid so my character cannot pass through it, I would use several Rectangles to make the collision more "realistic" What I ...
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How can I draw sprites in layers based on their Y position?

I am trying to figure out the most efficient way to draw sprites in a way that they layer properly based on their Y position. Lets say I have four objects of the same class named A, B, C, and D, and ...
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Most efficient way to hide out of bounds object in tile based environment [duplicate]

I am working on a desktop game in C#, with Monogame framework. I am storing the tile instances in a 2D Array, for the sake of easy collision detection. But the levels are big (often 100x100 or bigger) ...
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Problem with my camera2d

Hey im doing and smoonth camera for my game. My camera shake 1 pixel so this show horribol. Here is my code: Player Camera Rectangle first second Camera rectangle last the move method: public ...
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How do I rotate a skybox?

I am trying to find the way to rotate my skyBox. I have a vehicle at a static position (0,0,0) and I can rotate that, but it seems that rotating the skybox is a different operation. First I load the ...
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Camera movement constrained to pixel boundaries

So a friend and me, we are currently making a game in C# using XNA. We are trying to get the camera to move in full pixel motion, but we just don't get it right. This concept is hard to explain, but ...
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Rendering lighting only on specific objects

I have done something similar to this in monogame: My question is, what would I have to do to draw that lighting effect only on the pillar and not the background ? Is there something like ...
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XNA Distortion Shader problem

So I came up with a distortion pixel shader in hlsl, but it has some issues. First of all, here is how it works: The shader uses another texture generated by the program as a distortion "map" (if ...
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DynamicSoundEffectInstance get volume, pitch for each frame XNA

I'm seeking to write a neural net for simple speech recognition in c#, I recorded the speech using the DynamicSoudnEffectInstance class, I need to know how to convert it to a series of pitches and ...
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Loading Texture2d content in Monogame [closed]

I am using Monogame and following this tutorial series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agt9-J9RPZ0 I am trying to load a Texture2d into the window and despite not getting any error messages 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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Collision detection of cicle and rectangle [closed]

How to find the collision detection of a moving rectangle on circular object? Here i have tried to junp rectangular object but the collision detection of a small rectangular object while jumping ...
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How to correctly enable anti aliasing in XNA?

In my project when I add graphics.PreferMultiSampling = true; this line in the Game1 Constructor (as the msdn website suggests), anti aliasing does not enable. Any idea what I might be missing ? Here ...
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XNA/XACT publishing help

So I'm trying to send off a demo to a friend to check out my game I started in XNA. It plays well when I'm debgging it on my computer w/Windows8 (and my other computer w/Windows7). I went to publish ...
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Is there a way to scale a texture via GPU rather than by CPU?

For my game that I'm developing I want to have my cards dynamically drawn so if there is any changes done to them it could be drawn on the card itself. What I have currently is that the cards are ...
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Logic outside of game loop running slower than calculated

I've been trying to figure out what is happening when I run functions from the update loop in XNA that the game freezes for a few seconds until the function is done. When I do performance testing to ...
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How to DrawUserPrimitives after Drawing a separate Vertex List

I am currently making a voxel based game and so far I have chunk loading working well. My voxels are stored in an array, then pushed to a VertexBuffer, then drawn as a triangle list. My problem is ...
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How to get asset/model name from (custom) Content Processor in XNA 4.0

I'm trying to make multiple animations for multiple models in XNA 4.0 and I need to get the name of the model/asset from the content processor which is a custom one (XNA default I think), I'm trying ...
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How i can do colisions with irregular hitboxes [XNA]?

I'm developing my new platform engine and i don't know how to program collisions with slopes - I'm using hitboxes. For the collisions of rectangles i use this: if (player.rec(Position, ...
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Draw 3D model on top of another one

I am trying to draw a 3D model I made with Blender in Monogame/XNA and this is the result I get when I draw 2 of them on top of each other How can I make it so that the colors don't add up, but the ...
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XNA SoundEffect won't stop playing

For my HND I've got to re-create Frogger, and everything was going swell until I tried adding some collision detection and sound. Whenever my player intersects a vehicle, the sound file just starts ...
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XNA My Texture's Transparency is shown Black

I am trying to draw an image on to the screen. My image is drawn correctly but the background color which is transparent is shown black. Why is this so? My code: spriteBatch.Draw(Texture, Position + ...
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XNA Get height at players position from heightMap

So i got a server and a client, at the server I only got this on Terrain class: public class Terrain { int Id; float[,] HeightMapData; int Width; int Height; Vector3 Position; ...
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Multi-textured terrain XNA-monogame

I'm developing a TerrainEngine for my project and I have some issues with the multi-texturing part. I already tried some techniques but it doesn't match with my TerrainEngine's conception. My ...
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function of spriteBatch and Game1.draw method in XNA [duplicate]

I'm supposed te create a game for school in java but I already programmed games in XNA before this. Thats why I started reproducing the XNA framework (only gametime spritebatch and game1 class) I ...
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How to pass content through the project's structure efficiently?

so following situation. I have a project which is structured something like this. Game1 -> GameManager -> Module (multiple instances) During runtime units are being spawned in each instance of the ...