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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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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2D HLSL World position

I'm trying to get world position from my vertex shader to my pixel shader so that I can disable the shader once a preset X coordinate has been passed (no shading once I'm over X). Getting the screen ...
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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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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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Having trouble getting shader to work with sprite batch in XNA #4

I found a neat "CRT screen" effect shader on the web, but I've never used shaders before and I can't seem to get it working properly. If I do the second sprite batch in my code here normally without ...
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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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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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2D animated sprite jumping and gravity physics [duplicate]

I'm currently writing a Megaman clone for my school project. So far all I did was making the character run and stay put when needed. Know I want to be able to make him jump using the 'X' button. I ...
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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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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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Water Physics In top down 2D game

I have been making a game like Minecraft or Terraria in which you add blocks and such to the world, and I came across this interesting debacle, the game is in a top down 2D perspective, and I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...