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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How to get file paths in XNA 4.0?

Is it possible to use OpenFileDialog in XNA 4.0 to get the file path? If not, what is the alternative? I'm using XNA 4.0 to create a graphic display (not a game) and I have a file that contains ...
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How to store “chunks” of tiles or How to make my implementation work

I asked a previous question about the loading and unload of chunk data and people noted that my way of storing chunks is weird and I was wondering how I would go about doing it properly. @Byte56 ...
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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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XNA objects not occluding properly

I have got simple 1x1x1 cube model. I draw 3 of them. They are located at: 1,0,0 2,0,0 3,0,0 I draw them in the same order every time. When I move the camera and look at them from one end everything ...
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Getting a black scene with XNA, what am I doing wrong?

I'm new to XNA (ver 4) and I'm obviously doing something wrong but I don't know what. So far I have managed to model my scene (quite simple, just a bunch of squares which are calculated--there are no ...
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SpriteFont Exception, no such character?

I have such spriteFont: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <!-- This file contains an xml description of a font, and will be read by the XNA Framework Content Pipeline. Follow the ...
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Protecting XNA Assets

With so many XNA asset viewers out there, how do I distribute my XNA game for PC without having my assets open for persons to steal or manipulate? I know i can create custom asset importer/processor, ...
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XNA 4.0 - Mixing 3D and 2D - SpriteBatch putting weird alpha texture over whole scene

I am working on a game in XNA 4.0 that has been entirely in 3D so far but now I want to incorporate a HUD. I have tried doing a simple test using spriteBatch as such: spriteBatch.Begin(); ...
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Lightning bolt effect with particles is not continuous

I am Drawing a lightning effect animation using this image: Below the result: As you can see the outcome is not a continuous purple color as I wanted it to be, but it has black spaces in ...
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XNA Arcball and moving model - the model is altered instead of the camera

I'm trying to implement an arcball type camera, I've got all controls working very nicely. I can rotate the X/Y axis with my mouse and zoom in and out with the Z/X keys. The problem is, that the ...
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Binding BoundingSpheres to a world matrix in XNA

I made a program that loads the locations of items on the scene from a file like this: using (StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(OpenFileDialog1.FileName)) { ...
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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 ...