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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Scaling sprites in XNA 4.0/Monogame

So I looked up a tutorial on how to scale sprites in XNA and I think I have it all figured out. The only problem is that I want to use a spriteBatch.Begin() method overload without changing anything ...
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XNA sound effect loop cancel

I'm using SoundEffectInstances in XNA to play a tone. This means I have ~.005 second clips playing on a loop. It sounds fine, but I can't gracefully stop them because XNA gives a ...
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How to remove the jitter from my pong AI movement?

I am developing Pong using Monogame / XNA and my AI paddle is really jittery when the ball is moving more horizontally than vertically. My AI is very simple and works as follows: If the ball's ...
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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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how to draw a “thick” line between two points on screen in xna wp8

/* private void DrawLin( Vector2 begin, Vector2 end, Color color, int width = 8) { Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Rectangle r = new Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Rectangle((int)begin.X, ...
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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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Adding SpriteFont in Monogame

My question is probably something you guys have heard before - "How do you add SpriteFont's in Monogame's content manager?" The simple answer to this is, right click the 'Content' folder, go on 'Add ...
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DrawBone Angle variable using Kinect

when we want to draw Bones into XNA (using KnectSDK and C#), you have to calculate differences between two joints and draw bones between them. this is the function for drawing Bones: private void ...
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XNA 3.1 to 4.0 Vertex Shader Not Drawing [closed]

I have recently been converting our XNA 3.1 game to XNA 4.0 and am stuck on the shaders. I have the game running, but nothing is drawing to the screen, except things not using a shader. This is only ...
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AI algorithm for avoiding bullets in a shoot-em-up game

I am working on a shoot-up-game in XNA, it is going to be my final project in school. I was thinking of utilizing the minimax algorithm for AI agents for making tactics. However, I realized that the ...
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Missing texture coordinates for channel 0 Fbx and XNA 4.0

I'm getting this error while trying to load a model in XNA 4.0 : Error 2 The mesh "transform1", using SkinnedEffect, contains geometry that is missing texture coordinates for channel 0. The model ...
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How do I make my sprite freeze on a frame? [closed]

I'm trying to make a working duck animation but the animation keeps looping, how do I make it so that the duck animation freezes on a sertain frame? Right now I use a variable to loop it so that it ...
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Should the networking of my game be a component or a service? [closed]

I am working on a windows game and I am trying to understand the XNA GameComponents and GameServices classes and use. From what I understand about a component is that it has an Update method that ...
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XNA Skinned Model - Keyframe.Bone out of range exception

I'm getting an IndexOutOfRangeException on this line of AnimationPlayer.cs: boneTransforms[keyframe.Bone] = keyframe.Transform; I don't get what it's really referring to. The error happens when ...
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How to draw Farseer destructable terrain XNA

XNA: 4.0 Farseer Physics: 3.5 I am struggling with drawing my Farseer Phyics terrain. Due to the fact that this terrain is destructable, I need to have a way to update the drawing of the terrain to ...
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Issue implementing proper collision in XNA Game Studio 4.0

I am building a game in XNA 4.0, where a player moves about a 2 dimensional (vertical perspective) map consisting of blocks. My issue is creating proper collision between the payer and the blocks ...
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Create a body of an irregular 2D sprite in Farseer

I'm trying to create a body of a irregular 2D sprite Farseer 3.3.1. The regular shapes that BodyFactory provides are not that I want. Is there a way that one can create irregular objects? Could it be ...
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Monogame. Xml files not included on deployment

We are making a XNA game and porting it with MonoGame. The game works fine on deployment, it finds without a hitch the xml files we need for the content. On publishing however, the files are never ...
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3D Model in the midst of tracking state inferred and tracked

I am developing Kinect motion capture application by using XNA framework.My 3d model's bones are sometimes at the state inferren and tracked ,so for example the hand is being at the very unrelated ...
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how to add .tif importer to skinned model pipeline

I have model which is occuring .tif components but XNA can not import .tif.Because of that I should add a .tif importer to my skinned model processor. How can ı add this? My SkinnedModelProcessor into ...
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How do I temporarily pause an XNA game?

Collision with an enemy should pause the game for 1.5 seconds. My failed attempt: bool tPause; float timer; public ovveride Update(GameTime gameTime) { if(!tPause) { // ... ...
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How can I test different TV display types for my XBLIG game?

The XBLIG submission check-list asks to ensure all gameplay-critical graphics be visible in the 'TitleSafeArea'. I've received a bug report during play-testing that says parts of my scrolling 2D map ...
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How do I enable higher FPS in XNA 4.0?

I created a FpsCounter DrawableGameComponent (linked to code, it's longish). It works great: It displays 60.0 fps normally. If I artificially slow down the game loop, it drops. My 'game' at the ...
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Odd Behaviour XNA Game Component

Inside of my main class file I am initializing a number of game components which are used to represent game scenes i.e. main menu and game. I am initilizing each component inside of XNAs LoadContent ...
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Handling menu input in the GameStateManager sample

I've been trying to get more customization out of the GSM sample and i'm a bit lost. I've made a new method in InputState.cs that returns true when a key is being held down. This is for scrolling ...
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Portable buffered keyboard input for XNA / MonoGame?

As a preliminary solution, I am currently using the Nuclex framework in an C#/XNA game project for buffered keyboard input. Sadly, nuclex relies on SlimDX.Directinput.dll and therefore to my knowledge ...
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XNA Texture.GetData “Size of the data passed in is too large or too small for this resource.”

I am attempting to retrieve the color data for a given sprite located on a texture atlas by creating a new color and passing a source rectangle width and height for the given sprite. I am then passing ...
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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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Is it bad practice to add GameComponents and DrawableGameComponents outside of the main initialization method?

I'm working on a snake game that has multiple game objects (snakes, apples, obstacles), and game modes (classic, adventure), that are DrawableGameComponents. Is it OK that I'm adding them as needed ...
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How do I make a health bar that drains when the player takes damage? C#/XNA

I've drawn a Health Bar before and had it drain/refill on a button press using if statements and rectangles. First I loaded the image, then I set a new rectangle to be equal to the image's height and ...
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Can you save a png in XNA larger than the backbuffer width?

I'm looking at using the 'savetopng' method of the texture2D class to draw out custom textures. My problem is that my viewport is quite small (the application runs in a window) and the textures will ...
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How do I open/edit a *.xnb file in XNA Game Studio 4.0?

I've downloaded a *.xnb font sprite, but I don't know how to open/edit it. I installed XNA Frameword 4.0 in VS 2010. Thanks for your help!
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Speeding up sprite the second time it passes the screen [closed]

I'm a student studying Games Development. I want a sprite to speed up on it's second passing of the screen. How do I do this? Code I wrote so far: public class Game1 : Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game { ...
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Collision detection implementation suggestions

I'm working on a simple 2D game involving a rotating octagonal ring where a sphere sprite moves up/down avoiding objects as the ring rotates faster and faster. I'm having a difficult time with the ...
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Issues with touch buttons in XNA (Release state to be precise)

I am trying to make touch buttons in WP8 with all the states (Pressed, Released, Moved), but the TouchLocationState.Released is not working. Here's my code: Class variables: bool touching = false; ...
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Get highest (Y-axis) vertices from primitive d20 dice in xna

I have created a d20 dice (icosahedron) in xna and used BEPU physics to roll it. But now I'm trying to get the value from the dice after its rolled. I was thinking about looking for the 3 vertices ...
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How To Approach 360 Degree Snake

I've recently gotten into XNA and must say I love it. As sort of a hello world game I decided to create the classic game "Snake". The 90 degree version was very simple and easy to implement. But as I ...
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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 can I simulate shattering glass?

I need to make a simulation with stone thrown through a glass window. How can I accomplish that? I mean, I was thinking about making a 3D model of a stone and glass in 3D Studio Max 2012, shatter the ...
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The XNA redistributable isn't in the prerequisites list; how do I include it when publishing?

So I created a small project in XNA 4.0, and wanted to try and publish it, and so I did. Yet when attempting to install it on a different computer it didn't seem to work. I've read and studied about ...
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graphics.IsFullScreen resetting to false after game constructor and graphics.ApplyChanges()

This is a MonoGame 3.2 Windows (DirectX) Project. I've tried setting graphics.IsFullScreen to true in the game's constructor and in the game's initialize function, both times running ...
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Set a 2d camera's position so that a building is under the players feet

My issue is this: i am making a scrolling game in XNA, and the camera updates based on the players velocity, but the player never actually moves, he is always in the center of the screen. When he hits ...
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Why am I getting a return value of zero from my position computation function?

Ok I have a Function int x(), which is used in new Rectangle(x(),a,a,a); in DrawMethod in XNA but when I use it I get x() = 0 as as the answer.Here is my CODE: int x() { int px ...
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Find world matrix

I'm making my first 3D-game with XNA (MonoGame) and have come to a point where I wish to add a crosshair for the player. To do this I need the on-screen coordinates of the location where my fighter ...
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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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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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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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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 ...