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1answer
40 views

How to use camera transformation without depending on (1,-1) scale during spriteBatch.draw()

I am creating a 2D platformer type game in XNA. I currently have a camera object, with a position/rotation/zoomlevel that I use to generate a transformation matrix to pass to SpriteBatch.Begin(). ...
3
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2answers
454 views

How can I tell what a rectangle intersects with?

I understand XNA's Rectangle class is rather limited, but surely there is a way to tell what a Rectangle is intersecting with? If I had Rectangle boundingBox = new Rectangle(stuff here); how would I ...
0
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1answer
96 views

Tile System with moving Platforms

I am using a tile based system where the level is stored in a char: char[,] Level2 = {{'.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.'}, ...
2
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1answer
85 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
43 views

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 ...
1
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2answers
136 views

XNA blurring moving images

Why does XNA blurs the images which moves less than 1px in between two draws? It is quite annoying, because everything looks really blurry. Is there a way to disable it? I have tried to set the ...
0
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1answer
141 views

XNA 2D Camera, zoom into player

My 2D camera follows the character fine without any zooming. However, when I tried adding a zoom feature using the Matrix.CreateScale(), the camera no longer follows the character properly. public ...
2
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1answer
123 views

2D lighting causes black rings to appear

A year ago I implemented 2d lighting in XNA using sprites. The sprites I used were created by placing a soft white photoshop brush on a transparant background. The result was this: (lights only) ...
2
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1answer
112 views

How to smoothly track and draw player movement?

I am currently using C# XNA Framework to simply connect some development concepts that I've learned/used over the past few months. Right now I have a Web Service that keeps track of connected clients ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
83 views

Better way to handle ordering and visibility of renderable objects?

I'm just wondering whether there is a more effective way to handle the ordering and visibility of renderable components that fits into the design of my already existing engine. How I do it now: In ...
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0answers
51 views

Draw object to screen without being affected by rotation / zooming [duplicate]

I have a 2D game, with a camera that follows the main player. In the game the camera may also rotate the view around the player / zoom in or out on the player. Let's say I want to add a mini-map to ...
1
vote
1answer
202 views

Lighting Covering Up Sky ( XNA / C# )

I have a 2D tile-based lighting system which is drawn onto a Render Target. I am also drawing a background which involves mountains, sun/moon, and clouds. There is also the unlit game; blocks, ...
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1answer
123 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

Why do I get an exception when accessing my sprite members in this fashion?

I'm getting a NullReferenceException error on the line where I do new Vector2(...). I think the problem is with the variables I'm using even though they're working to control the player sprite, so ...
1
vote
1answer
251 views

Grid-Based 2D Lighting Problems

I am aware this question has been asked before, but unfortunately I am new to the language, so the complicated explanations I've found do not help me in the least. I need a lighting engine for my ...
0
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0answers
64 views

movement of sprites with kinect and xna

im working on a proyect with kinect sdk and xna 4.0. i need take the position of the hands and draw a sprite over it. im doing it directly and, because of that, i get a "trembling hands" effect. so, i ...
0
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0answers
155 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
131 views

Obtain rectangle indicating 2D world space camera can see

I have a 2D tile based game in XNA, with a moveable camera that can scroll around and zoom. I'm trying to obtain a rectangle which indicates the area, in world space, that my camera is looking at, so ...
1
vote
1answer
142 views

generating complex maps in xna

I just wonder how does these maps like in this video are made. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM6kcOau5oQ I was looking for some tutorials on the web but no success. All I found was some 2D Vectors ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

How to draw texture to screen in Unity?

I'm looking for a way to draw textures to screen in Unity in a similar fashion to XNA's SpriteBatch.Draw method. Ideally, I'd like to write a few helper methods to make all my XNA code work in Unity. ...
1
vote
2answers
194 views

What am I missing? (Converting 2D mouse coords to 3D space)

I'm making a networked game which has a birds-eye view and I'm trying to convert the 2D mouse coordinates into 3D space. Right now I have a perfectly flat grid and it intends to remain perfectly flat, ...
3
votes
1answer
123 views

Smoothing the scrolling path in 2D

I have the following problem: In a 2D game the screen can scroll in any of the 4 directions. Basically, the center of the screen during scrolling moves from (x1,y1) to (x2, y2) whereby (x1,y1) is the ...
9
votes
1answer
308 views

How do I implement 2D shadows cast between layers?

How could I implement 2d shadows that are cast by objects in a different layer? NOT like the dynamic lighting in the well known tutorial from Catalin Zima : But like the shadows of the pipes in ...
1
vote
1answer
327 views

How can efficiently I edit my 2D tile-based maps?

I've been developing a very basic 2D tile-based game for my own experience. I read what must be hundreds of tutorials on what I found on Google with "tile based maps". Almost every tutorial I see is ...
0
votes
1answer
127 views

Formula throwing a ball to destination [duplicate]

I am throwing a ball using this: double v, vx, vy, alpha, t2 = 0; if (Keyboard.GetState().IsKeyDown(Keys.Up)) { alpha = MathHelper.ToRadians(60f); v = ...
1
vote
0answers
125 views

scale rotating boundingbox

I want to use basic rectangular collision detection. I have a rotating sprite and a method that calculates the bounding box every time in the Update() method. I simply check for intersection between ...
1
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2answers
221 views

XNA spritebatch.Draw: Which part gets colored by the color parameter?

Which part gets colored and how can I control it? I have a rounded block and my goal is to have the center filled with a certain color chosen by that parameter. Here's the picture: ...
1
vote
1answer
449 views

2D Scrolling Background on XNA

How do I create a scrolling X and scrolling Y background without weird things happening like the player disappearing or not getting the offset correct? I have code at ...
2
votes
1answer
186 views

Issues upscaling pixel art with SampleState.PointClamp

I'm developing a 2D game, and I'm striving to create a nice blocky low-res appearance for the game, yet allow it to be played at variable resolutions. So, I've researched resolution independency and ...
1
vote
3answers
326 views

Splitting tileset into individual tiles

I'm trying to split a tileset (from here) into individual tiles. For debugging purposes I wrote some code to split the tileset into individual tiles and display them on screen, but some aren't being ...
1
vote
2answers
544 views

Resolving 2D Collision with Rectangles

For about a week I've been trying to grasp the basics of collision, but I've been driven to the point of wanting to just give up on everything when it comes to collision. I just don't understand it. ...
1
vote
3answers
187 views

Creating an update “Tick” on tiles for simulating growth of plants

In my 2D tile based platformer I have added plants to be able to farm such as the simplest, grass, to other things like corn. Now each of these speacial tiles must be updated to show how much it has ...
7
votes
1answer
654 views

Implementing water effects (splashes) into XNA 4.0 game [closed]

I am creating a 2D XNA game and came across a tutorial on adding water effects (splashes) to an XNA game but after implementing it into my game I can't get it to scale down. Currently it takes up the ...
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votes
1answer
117 views

XNA 2D Particle in 3D world [duplicate]

Is it possible to make 2D-sprite particles in a 3D world that always face towards the camera?
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votes
1answer
126 views

My 2d Shader in XNA falls apart the second I put it into Farseer [closed]

I wrote a simple light shader that I tested in a simple 2d spaceship shooter and it worked fine. Once I imported it into my friend's farseer project with rotatable shapes, it doesn't seem to work ...
0
votes
2answers
270 views

Making The Player Stop Bouncing And Stop Sinking In The Ground In A Platformer XNA

Heres a problem i've been having. I have a platformer, and whenever my player hits the ground he keeps bounding. Here's the falling code iceBoy.moveY++; iceBoy.position.Y += moveY; Now heres the ...
1
vote
1answer
585 views

2D tile-based collisions: using different methods by tile?

I'm trying to write a collision handling method that handles each of the 9 potentially colliding tiles (the player's and the 8 around him) differently according to a "CollisionType" value attached to ...
0
votes
1answer
170 views

xna: Methods for having sprite characters in 3d game?

Methods for having sprite characters in 3d game? I am making a game much like Doom. The world is 3d but objects and characters are 2d sprites. I am not asking about billboarding objects. I am asking ...
5
votes
2answers
916 views

XNA 2D: How to load/unload specific content by level

I'm writing a 2D room-based* platformer using XNA, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to load resources based on what the current map requires. Basically, I need to (want to) dispose of the ...
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votes
1answer
603 views

How can I make sprites like diablo's for my soon-to-be isometric rpg? Like in all directions [closed]

(xna newcomer)I can use blender(3d modelling tool). I just can't make people, but if I have to, I'd learn it. How can I do that? I plan on making a lot of armor sets, equipments too. How would I go ...
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votes
1answer
516 views

2D XNA Shooting Game [closed]

im doing a XNA game for a school project but im having trouble with the bullets. I can´t find any way to draw them or "invoque" them went i want. It is a modified Space Invaders that im trying to do. ...
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votes
3answers
637 views

Why use textures that are Power of Two? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are textures always square powers of two? What if they aren’t? I am using C# and XNA (also MonoGame for other platforms than Windows) to create a game in 2D. ...
5
votes
2answers
421 views

Ball bouncing infinitely and constantly

Alright, so I've got hold of some simple physics mechanics, and am currently trying to implement bouncing. Based on the first answer of this question, I've developed the following algorithm: ...
2
votes
2answers
142 views

Create a variety a sprites from a single image in XNA?

I want to be able to take a single image and cut them up into a lot of images to make the sprites. How would I do that in XNA since I only know how to load the texture then use it without changing it? ...
3
votes
1answer
182 views

Figuring out which direction my object is facing on a 2D plane?

My friend and I were messing around in XNA 4.0 making a 2D racing game. Kind of like this one: Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off Road. The problem we are having is knowing which direction the car is ...
0
votes
0answers
317 views

Stacking Drawing Matrix for SpriteBatch in XNA

I'm trying to make a 2D engine for XNA with SpriteBatch. My object unit is Entity, which can include other Entities as its children. However, when drawing them, the rotation and scaling stacking do ...
2
votes
2answers
624 views

Background blur in 2D game?

In an XNA 2D game, I am thinking about blurring the background slightly to increase the feeling of depth? I am already using parallax scrolling which works pretty well in terms of enhancing depth ...
1
vote
1answer
488 views

Tongue pull effect

I've been searching on the net for several days and can not find nothing about this effect. Even a name for this effect. I want to make a character that can use his tongue to pull objects objects it ...
4
votes
2answers
574 views

XNA Why is Texture.GetData one dimensional?

This is question has been really killing me. In XNA when you want to convert an image to color data using Texture.GetData, it only lets you make it a one dimensional array instead of a 2D one. This ...