XNA Game Studio 4.0 is a programming environment that allows you to use Visual Studio to create games for Windows Phone, the Xbox 360 console, and Windows-based computers.

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XNA Texture2D storage question

Are Texture2D objects stored on the graphics card or on system memory? I am thinking that the backbuffer is located on the graphics card (by default) and that the textures are on the system memory. I ...
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XNA - Autodeploy .exe of game upon succesfull commit to GIT

I know of ClickOnce which creates an .exe file so a user can play my XNA game. However, I have to manually go through a wizard in order to create this file. I would like for the new .exe to be ...
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Loading and storing content efficiently

So for example I have a class called TypingKeyboard. It allows you to display a string while it's being typed by the computer with sounds. I need one in the menu, for the title. And one for the ...
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How can I determine whether a unit is in range or not?

I'm programming a small game that's going to be somewhat like a tower defence. I was playing around with how I determin whether a unit is in range or not. public void Update(GameTime theGameTime) ...
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Should I Open/Close SpriteBatch with different settings?

I'm still new in game developpement, and I'm trying to complete my 1st game. Its a simple 2d game, but i'm trying to add lots of differents techniques in it. It's all good when you take a single ...
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Any easier way to add networking to an XNA game? [closed]

I know that the MSDN has an article on this but I'm not developing for Xbox so I'm not sure if I should use NetworkSession or LocalGamer etc etc because I think they are Xbox only. But I haven't tried ...
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Removing something on Collision?

I have my collision detection code working so how would I tell my HealthPickup to disappear when my Player collides with it? I haven't played around with it yet but I think I may have to somehow ...
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Detecting Hitbox Collisions (Rectangle)

So I have some Hitboxes set up on 2 classes, HealthPickup and Player. public static Rectangle Hitbox; public override void Initialize() { Hitbox = new Rectangle(Pos.X, Pos.Y, 32, 32); } That's ...
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How to Calculate Velocity in a 2D space game

I am currently using screenpos.X = (float)(screenpos.X + velocity * Math.Sin(r)); screenpos.Y = (float)(screenpos.Y - velocity * Math.Cos(r)); For my Movement with r being the Rotation in Radians. ...
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XNA 4: RenderTarget2D textures getting transparent on fullscreen

I'm generating a Texture2D object using RenderTarget2D as in the following code public static Texture2D GetTextTexture(string text, Vector2 position, SpriteFont font, Color foreColor, Color ...
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XNA tempory pause

I need to do a temporary pause. If I do a collision with an enemy I want to pause the game for 1.5 seconds. Take a look here to my code: bool tPause; float timer; public ovveride Update(GameTime ...
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Rotation matrix for a 3D vector

I have a direction vector on which I have to apply some rotation to align it to positive z-axis. To use Matrix.CreateRotationX(angle) of XNA, I need the angle for which I'd have to compute cos or tan ...
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Sprite sheets, Clamp or Wrap?

I'm using a combination of sprite sheets for well, sprites and individual textures for infinite tiling. For the tiling textures I'm obviously using Wrap to draw the entire surface in one call but up ...
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How can I make an object's hitbox rotate with its texture?

In XNA, when you have a rectangular sprite that doesnt rotate, it's easy to get its four corners to make a hitbox. However, when you do a rotation, the points get moved and I assume there is some kind ...
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Applying textures to 3D models

I want to apply textures to a 3D Model in XNA 4. Whatever I saw on the internet was to apply the textures in the modeling tool and then load the model (*.fbx) into XNA. Is it possible to load the ...
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XNA Windows Resolution / Mouse Position Bug

In XNA, when in windowed mode and resolution (set via PreferredBackBufferWidth/Height) is close to the resolution of the display, the view is distorted (zoomed in a bit)and the mouse coordinates are ...
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RenderState in XNA 4

I was going through this tutorial for having transparency which can be used to solve my problem here. The code is written in XNA 3 but I'm using XNA 4. What is the alternative for the following code ...
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Transparency in XNA-4 primitives

I'm using XNA 4 with Visual Studio 2010. I'm trying to create a simple 3D world with walls and doors in which the user to free to roam around. A wall is just a rectangle which is currently being ...
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XNA, how to draw two cubes standing in line parallelly?

I just got a problem with drawing two 3D cubes standing in line. In my code, I made a cube class, and in the game1 class, I built two cubes, A on the right side, B on the left side. I also setup an ...
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XNA 4.0 HLSL - strange depth map

I want to draw my pre-rendered depth map to the scene. I get my depth value in the following way: basically (Pixel Shader) // Depth is stored as distance from camera / far plane distance, 1-d for ...
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SpriteBatch, trying to reduce draw calls

This my main draw call: Matrix Camera_transformation = player_camera_.GetTransformation(); // Background - AlphaBlend spritebatch.Begin(SpriteSortMode.Deferred, ...
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When to get input state: multiple times or one time in a static class?

Let's say I have these classes: Player Here I want to make the player jump: current_state_ = Keyboard.GetState(); if ((current_state_.IsKeyDown(Keys.Space) || ...
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XNA alpha channel mask

I'm trying to highlight a portion of the screen, such that the entire screen is covered with a semi-transparent black mask but part of that mask is "cut out", kind of like it's being lit up while ...
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XNA 4.0 displaying .fbx texture problem

Here is my image. I have Steve from MineCraft I exported it to .FBX format. After Googling for a while, I changed sampling mode to PointClamp and turned off anti-aliasing, but somehow the texture ...
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Player's camera, how to obtain smooth movement

In a 2D platformer, I have a player that can move both horizontally and vertically. I also have a camera that moves in relation to player. In every update I do this: public void RepositionCamera() ...
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Make the player run onto stairs smoothly

I have a 2D Platform game, where the player Always runs to the right, but the terrain isn't Always horizontal. Example: I implemented a bounding-box collision system that just checks for ...
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Loading dynamically created files with XNA

I'm trying to implement a structured save/load functionality so if the user saves, it will take up one of 10 slots, and if the user loads, they would select one of these slots. To do this, I need ...
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Explanation of matrix transformations

I've been looking for something that can help me understand matrix transformations. I've been to multiple different sites, including Wikipedia and quite a lot of related questions on SE and other ...
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XNA 4.0 - Strange Behavior when using RenderTarget2D

My Problem is similar to XNA 4.0 - Why does using a RenderTarget2d cause transparency on models?. I want to render my scene to a Texture2D and then draw the texture. If I set no RenderTarget at all ...
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How can I deploy a Xbox 360 game onto a disc?

I'm making some games for Windows now since about 3 years using the Microsoft XNA Framework and C#. Now I finally came to buy myself a Xbox 360 and now I want to deploy some games I converted to Xbox ...
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Can I render some vertices as an object instead?

I am generating vertices at runtime that represent terrain. I've always drawn the vertices as triangles with GraphicsDevice.DrawUserPrimitives<VertexPositionColor>, but I'm wondering: Can ...
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Store custom data against XboxLIVE Gamer in XNA?

If I am using Xbox LIVE Gamer Services for a networked XNA game, is there anyway to store custom data against the Gamer or GamerProfile so should they sign-in again even on a different machine I can ...
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Grid patter appear over bloom when resolution is lower than 1366x768

The bloom post process in our engine is done via consecutive downscaling of the treshhold texture down to 1/64x1/64 of the main size. Every texture we use is R16G16B16A16 FP16. Afterwards, we ...
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Implementing Exponential Shadow Mapping

I've been following the tutorials (link1) and (link2) to implement Shadow Mapping. However, I'm getting shadowing artifacts which are quite ugly. I've done some research, and found that ESM ...
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explosion spritesheet is not working [closed]

I want to do a simple explosion on a collision.Here is my code... public explosion(Texture2D newTexture, Vector2 newPosition) { texture = newTexture; position = newPosition; ...
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Sprite won't travel properly to a point

I am creating a game in which I would like the player to be able to click a location and have the character travel to it. This is the code I am trying to use for this: if (Mouse.GetState().LeftButton ...
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XNA Move List of Rectangles

I have a game in which sprites will be removed and added under different circumstances, and so I created Rects of type List<Rectangle> to hold the bounding rectangle for each sprite. ...
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Xna 4 Model Rotation with inertia not working as expected with variable updates

I am trying to rotate a model with inertia damping with the keyboard. The code works great with a fixed time step but it doesn't behave the same with a variable update frequency. Update method: ...
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Multisampling Gamma Correction Problem

I have multisampled rendertarget where I use red channel as stencil data, but the problem is I get incorrect results around borders if "Antialiasing - Gamma Correction" is set to on in Nvidia Control ...
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Proper Directional light on multiple models

I've been trying to implement a Directional light into an XNA game I'm working on, but for what ever reason, I cannot seem to get the directional light to be a true directional light. Instead, I am ...
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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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Monogame apply tint to only some parts of sprite [duplicate]

Each player is a different colour (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow) and I want a small part of each piece of armour to be tinted to the player colour. Is this possible without using a second armour sprite ...
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Scale adaption based on distance to object

I have situation illustrated on image above, name displayed over the player. Text is rendered as 3d rectangle and rotated to face camera as billboard. (I am using this article ...
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How can I position different size creatures in a group automaticly

I'm doing a game (in xna) on my free time, as I'm not in the game market, I'm pretty sure I'm missing something that would help me get this right. Think of Ogre Battle. A group of unit moves, and ...
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Issue with calling Spritebatch in XNA 4.0 Game [closed]

So, I am creating a game in XNA 4.0, using the program Microsoft Visual C# Studio Express 2010. The issue I am having: I have the entire game done, and there is no reason why it should not be ...
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Monogame/Android: Using content from PCL

I'm quite new to Monogame and PCL, but I hope someone can help me with my question. I have a Monogame/Android project with references a PCL which targets .NET 4.5, iOS and Android. The PCL has ...
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Dealing with angles in 3D

In 2D everything is easier to understand. I'm not enought experienced to join people who say that 3d is the same: you JUST need to add a dimension - THAT adding a dimension is my problem, bacause I ...
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How can I project a vector on another vector?

I have a generic not normalized Vector3 v1 and I want to calculate its component along another Vector3 v2. I used to normalize the vector I want to be the direction and then multiplying the other ...
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Interactions between camera and procedural terrain

QUESTION REWORKED I need to update every frame camera position along a surface with hills and drops. In this picture you can see a particle of the surface terrain (just one triangle) and a sphere ...
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Can I rely on SoundEffects being stopped when unloaded?

I am using XNA's SoundEffect class to play sounds. I have to unload all sounds from the corresponding ContentManager for technical reasons, while some of them are still playing. What happens to ...