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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Get screen bounds of 3D object

I'm trying to draw a 2D plane that has minimum dimensions to contain a 3D model (a sphere). How do I calculate the minimum size and position of the rectangle to completely cover a 3D model on screen?
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What are some ways to texture map a terrain?

I'm working with XNA on a 3D Game, and I'm trying to have a proper and nice environnement. I actually followed a tutorial to create a terrain from a heightmap. To texture it, I just apply a grass ...
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Avoiding lag when rendering Texture2D for first time

I have found a similar question here, but it is about playing sounds. I am using 2048 x 2048 textures for sprite sheets and every time I call spriteBatch.Draw using a sheet for the first time in game ...
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What's the difference between Textures and VertexTextures in XNA?

The GraphicsDevice class of XNA has the properties Textures and VertexTextures. What is the exact difference? I don't really understand what MSDN tells me about this. I usually use Effect parameters ...
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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 ...
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The physics equation for a perpetual seesaw

I am trying to create a game that involves two or more people jumping on a seesaw and propelling each other in the air. I need help with the physics equations Assume no friction and no air ...
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Changing enum in a different class for screen

I'm trying to make a start menu for my game and my code uses Enum's to moniter the screen state. Now i want to change the screenstate declared in the main class, in my Background class Screen screen ...
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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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XNA - Where should I start playing a song?

I am just wondering where is the best place to start playing the background song for a game. In the loadContent() method, Draw(), or Update() methods or when I initialize it? I am trying to make it ...
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Collide with rotation of the object

I'm developing a mirror for lazer beam(Ball sprite). There I'm trying to redirect the laze beam according to the ration degree of the mirror(Rectangle). How can I collide the ball to the correct angle ...
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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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Parallax scrolling with 2D camera [duplicate]

I'm developing a 2D Platform game, I have a 2D camera, some backgrounds, and everything is working good. Now I want to implement parallax scrolling to give the illusion of depth in my game, but i ...
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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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XNA 4.0 - stretch full screen window?

I have an issue with resolution in XNA 4.0. I'm running fullscreen. The game runs standard at 1920x1080, and can be scaled down to 1280x720. The resolutions are both 16:9 (1920/1,5 = 1280, 1080/1,5 ...
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Resize texture in code

I need to change texture size from for example 800x600 to 80x60. I have two ideas of how to do that, but i have problems with both approaches. 1) changre render target then draw and save resized. the ...
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render sprites with a transparent background (XNA)

For my game I want to make a map of the world. Per country I made a file with the border of the country and the rest of background is transparent. This way all my files have the same width and height. ...
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How can I animate the stretching of a sprite over time?

My goal is to find the function to stretch a sprite like my example below, and then get it to animate during a certain time. It is like an interpolation, where the starting point is the original ...
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What does Rectangle.Intersect means/do?

Ok I have two rectangles one is the ball and other is the paddle. 1. if(ball.rectangle.intersects(paddle.rectangle)) y = -Math.Abs(y); and 2. ...
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How to use elapsed game time for timing

I want that my ship shoots beam after every 2 seconds. How do I make that happen? and also I want that after 50 shots I want to give 10 seconds to reload the gun. I know both of my problems can be ...
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Shared Texture2D in XNA

I am trying to define texture2d objects as shared. The reason of why I am trying to do is, I made an xna user control and my project loads unlimited (as much as the user wants) my XNA User Control. ...
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Texture2D can't find my sprite - how to setup the content directory in XNA

So I keep getting told that spr_lives can't be found. I'm working out of a book and using the samples given to me (have not changed the code or folder structure, so it /should/ work) but nothing's ...
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Monogame working with Krypton

I am trying to make a simple 2D game engine using Monogame and the Krypton 2.0 lighting engine. So far I have succeeded in rendering a light but I am unable to generate any shadows from any hull's. ...
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Collision Issues

When I run the collision code, there are no errors, but when I shoot the enemy nothing happens..... Any problems that are blindingly obvious? Class Level Variables public Model model { get; ...
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First person shooter camera movement

I am making an FPS in XNA. I cannot seem to make a FPS camera that I can move Forward, Back, Side to Side using the keyboard. How do I do that?
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What is the best way to follow this book using XNA 4.0 instead of XNA 2.0

I found a reference to this book on the Microsofot Indie games forums: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1430209798/ref=pe_385040_30332200_pe_309540_26725410_item I'm really interested in it, because the ...
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C# XNA4 2D Collision Detection

I am working on a 2D engine in Xna and am running in a bit of trouble with Collision implementation. What I want to do is have an interface ICollidable that I can add to GameObjects that are ...
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Where to put Entity Death Events in a Component/System Design

Entities in my game are nothing more than a collection of components, tied together with an entityID. I have (near) data-only components, and systems that work on the data. One of these components is ...
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Using a Vertex Buffer and DrawUserIndexedPrimitives?

Let's say I have a large but static world and only a single moving object on said world. To increase performance I wish to use a vertex and index buffer for the static part of the world. I set them ...
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How to control in the vertex shader where pixel ends up in the renderTarget?

What if I have an arbitrary renderTarget, that is smaller than the screen (say it is 1x1 pixel) and I want to make sure in the VertexShaderFunction that all my pixels end up exactly in that 1 pixel ...
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Should Draw method calculate the element's screen location?

Should Update take care of calculating the drawing position of element or should it be done exlusively in Draw method? If I calculate the drawing position of element in Update and then store it as ...
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DepthStencilState System.ObjectDisposedException [closed]

I developed a Windows Phone 7 & 8 game and released it already. Having integrated BugSense, I received a handful of errors mainly from specific versions of Windows Phone 8 OS (mainly ...
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How do I generate a mipmap for a texture loaded from a stream?

I am loading a Texture2d from a stream: public static Texture2D GetTexture(GraphicsDevice dev, System.Drawing.Bitmap bmp) { Texture2D texture; using (MemoryStream s = new MemoryStream()) ...
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XNA 4.0 Pixel Shader 3.0 Exact Texture Lookup/Sample Issue

I am stuck on trying to solve this problem. I originally had some shaders written that worked for XNA 3.1, but after converting to XNA 4.0 they would no longer compile due to instruction counts, flow ...
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XNA Framework Reach profile does not support separate alpha blend

Yesterday I released my app 'Pic Words' to the windows phone store. It is an Silverlight/XNA app that runs on Windows Phone 7.1 & 8. I have BugSense incorporated into my app. Today I started ...
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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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Best way to load texture2d tiles in xna?

I am making a test xna game as a learning exercise and I have a small question about using 2d textures. Basically the game is a grid of different 'tiles' which are taken from a text map file. I ...
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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 ...
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2D Camera doesn't work when I have split my code into DrawableComponents

I have the following camera written: public class Camera { public Vector2 Position; Viewport Viewport; public Matrix Transformation { get { return ...
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World to Pixel Transformation

My objects have a location in world coordinates (basically 1.0f is a meter). If I simply draw my objects using their world coordinates, each meter will correspond to a pixel. Obviously that's not what ...
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How can I actually understand Instanced Geometry Rendering - so that I can implement it the way I need it

I'm stuck trying to implement instanced mesh rendering in my project. Particularly because I am failing to understand how certain components actually function - and how the drawing routine is actually ...
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Refractive blur in XNA?

I'm writing a 2D hack-and-slash game using XNA. I really want to implement the blur-like, refractive effect of a sword or such moving really quickly, seen in such games as Dust: An Elysian Tail and ...
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How do I target a tank turret with an offset barrel?

I have a tank model consisting of multiple parts, a body, a turret and the barrel of the gun. The turret is offset from the body origin and can rotate around the Y axis(up). The barrel is connected to ...
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How to know if the player is signed in?

I was wondering if there's any way to know if the "player" is signed in or not? Something like this: if (GamePad.GetState(PlayerIndex.Two).IsConnected && !Gamer.PlayerTwo.IsSignedIn) So ...
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Resizing a parallax background (bug)

I'm attempting my first 2D vertical scroller and can't seem to get the background size to work. For some reason, it stays small. I think in the beginning of the parallax scrolling class, I was told to ...
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XNA matrix order problem

I want a matrix that scales first and then rotates. I tried the code below, but it didn't work. zRotation, yRotation and xRotation are rotations that shouldn't be affected by the origin. allrot should ...
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Certain grid lines not rendering as expected

I am drawing a simple quad (a triangle strip with 4 vertices) as the floor and then drawing an 8x8 grid over top (a collection of vertex pairs for a line list). The vertical grid lines work fine ...
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stretch images when window is re-sized in XNA

Is there a way to re-size all the images inside the view port in a XNA project. At the moment when I re-size the view port the background stays at the same size of the image when I want it to re-size, ...
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Loading images in XNA 4.0; “Cannot Open File” Problems

Okay, I'm writing a game in C#/XNA 4.0 and am utterly stumped at my current juncture: Sprite animation. I understand how it works and have all the code in place, but my ContentLoader won't open my ...
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Windows Phone XAML and XNA Apps with Game Components

I am using the Windows Phone Template "Windows Phone XAML and XNA Apps" and targeting Windows Phone 7/8. Most examples show your game inheriting from Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game and then adding ...
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ways to program glitch style effects [closed]

Most tutorials for generating glitch art usually has to do with some form of manipulation of the compression of files. Should my goal instead to replicate the look of these glitches in shaders or is ...