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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Issues upscaling pixel art with SampleState.PointClamp

I'm developing a 2D game, and I'm striving to create a nice blocky low-res appearance for the game, yet allow it to be played at variable resolutions. So, I've researched resolution independency and ...
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Are there any guidelines/articles/tutorials for creating a network protocol for games? [closed]

I am currently developing a little 2D sandbox game with multiplayer functionality in XNA 4.0 and the latest lidgren-lib for networking. I found myself quickly at a point where sending a players ...
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XNA rendertarget sprite batch problem [closed]

When using this code: public static Texture2D ShowHealthBar(SpriteBatch spriteBatch,Texture2D empty, Texture2D full, float health) { spriteBatch.Begin(); RenderTarget2D ...
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XNA texture overlay with offset

Is it possible to overlay one texture over another and make them into a new texture? It should also work with an offset. Here's an example: This texture and this texture should make this ...
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Texture not carrying over to game correctly?

I have created my map for my game using 3DS Max. I have then applied textures to the map within 3DS Max, where the textures all show correctly. I export the map as a .fbx file to use within an XNA ...
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XNA texture GetData exception

When using this code: public static Texture2D MakeTexRed(Texture2D tex) { Texture2D drawTex = new Texture2D(Game1.graphics.GraphicsDevice, tex.Width, tex.Height); Color[] data = ...
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XNA model texture maps [closed]

Is it possible to make a texture maps for XNA .fbx models? Just one texture file for the whole model.
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XNA change a specific color of a model to another

Is it possible to change a specific color of a model to another? Example: Everything that's blue should be red or something like that. And is it possible to do this without the use of effects? I ...
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Reading text files XNA 4.0 on Xbox 360

I'm working on porting a game from PC to Xbox 360. When I want to create a level I read a .txt file that I store in my content I read the whole file as a string using this method ...
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Is there any physics engine for XNA? [closed]

I am an XNA game developer. I am now starting to develop physics games on XNA but the problem is that I don't know about any physics engine desinged for XNA. Please if you know about it kindly help ...
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Can I use a list to spawn enemies? [closed]

I need to have about 10 enemies in my game, can I use a list to spawn them all in? This is what I was working on but it only spawns 1 enemy in the coordinates of the last added to the list. Here are ...
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XNA effect lighting like basic effect lighting

Is it possible to make lighting in a normal effect work like the lighting in the basic effect? With a basic effect it's really easy: BasicEffect effect; effect.EnableDefaultLighting();
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Pixel Shader - apply a mask (XNA)

I'd like to apply a simple few masks to few images. The first mask I'd like to implement is mask like: XXXOOO I mean, that on the right everything is masked (to black), and on the left everything ...
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Distorted edges in model rendering xna

The edges of my model are not rendered smooth in xna. See here. What can i do for this, as when designer renders the same model in maya, edges are smooth. And is it possible to render models in xna ...
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Why would rotating the camera effect my pick ray?

So i'm trying to get terrain picking going. I set up my ray, and I can pick out models, or sprites, whatever I want, no problem. But when I try and get my 3D coords based off terrain collision it ...
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Compiling a Monogame Game into a single .exe

Is it possible to compile a monogame game into a single .exe? I know if you go in the debug or release bin, there is in fact a .exe your game, except you move this .exe's file location or try to run ...
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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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XNA 4.0, FBX and Texture Loading Failures

I've been going through several tutorials on how to use XNA and understand a lot thus far. I've got a screen, I've got 2D sprites working, got a shader system operational, so far so good. Now I've ...
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Implementing water effects (splashes) into XNA 4.0 game [closed]

I am creating a 2D XNA game and came across a tutorial on adding water effects (splashes) to an XNA game but after implementing it into my game I can't get it to scale down. Currently it takes up the ...
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XNA Framework doesn't recognise controller [closed]

So just a little bit of XNA code: if (this.IsActive && (Keyboard.GetState().GetPressedKeys().Length > 0 || Mouse.GetState().LeftButton == ButtonState.Pressed || ...
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XNA draw model partially

Is it possible to draw a model partially (along the X, Y or Z axis) to make an extending barrier or something like that? (Scaling doesn't work because of the textures)
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Weird behavior with XNA SpriteBatch.Draw origin

I have a texture with 256x256 pixels. Consider this piece of code: protected override void Draw(GameTime gameTime) { GraphicsDevice.Clear(Color.CornflowerBlue); ...
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How do I prevent XNA from pausing Updates while the window is being resized/moved?

XNA stops calling Update and Draw while the game window is being resized or moved. Why? Is there a way to prevent this behaviour? (It causes my network code to desynchronise, because network ...
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XNA Transparency depending on drawing order?

I am drawing two 3D objects, both of them can fade from opaque to transparent independently, and they can intersect between them (so you cannot say when one of them is before the other one). Look at ...
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Does this UV mapping method look ok? [closed]

i'm having a spot of trouble trying to get my voxels textures in the right place. I am using a very simple mechanism that assumes all sides of any given block are always individually specified (i'll ...
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World space and model space the dummies version [closed]

I'm by no means a 3d programmer but have recently taken it upon myself to build a Voxel based game and I'm having a little trouble understanding some of the concepts around matrices (what with my ...
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What is an efficient/safe way to broker head to head communication for a mobile game

I have a mobile game written in XNA/MonoGame with a wcf server and I am currently designing the head to head competition mode. Previously I have created a game that used UDP to set up communication ...
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Collision detection against large arbitrarily shaped textures

What is the most effecient way to do collision detection on strangely shaped textures in XNA? Here is an example texture: As you can see, it is far from a perfect square. I want the player to ...
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Should the networking of my game be a component or a service?

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 4.0 Plane size

Possibly a dumb question, but do planes stretch on to infinity? I can't define a spanning area for it, and would have to do some sort of check for collisions like if(x intersects BoundingBox and ...
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Is a HashTable the best way to store replay data in C#?

I'm looking to make a deterministic replay in my 2D game. I want to follow a similar approach to braid in storing the relevant information every frame (at 60 frames per second). I wanted to know what ...
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'perfect' platformer base Xna

When a player touches a ground peice in a game, he seems to sink through the ground then slowly rise back up, and when he has risen back up, he is very jittery. if (touchingTheGround()) { ...
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A view and projection matrix oddity?

I have a bit of a dilemma ... So i setup my scene how I want it with some bits in it and now I want to move all my camera related code in to a camera class however doing so is proving to be a pain in ...
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Extension method must be defined in a non-generic static class when adding static bool function [closed]

I try to use first answer of Checking for alternate keys with XNA IsKeyDown but the compiler shows me Extension method must be defined in a non-generic static class. How can I fix this issue?
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Moving A Sprite In The Direction Its Facing XNA [duplicate]

There are many questions on this site that explain this except they seem to all be in Java. I want to move a sprite in the direction it's facing, in XNA. I know you must use Radians and lots of ...
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XNA 4 Content Pipeline dependency

I tried to create something to parse XML with, which needs the inclusion of the Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Content.Pipeline; reference. This was fine and all, but as soon as I tried to debug, I got the ...
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Receiving server data inside game loop

I'm planning on how my multiplayer game client game loop should work. While I'm convinced that server should be moved from game loop into it's own thread, I'm not sure what should I do about receiving ...
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Creating rectangles from the inner part of a texture2D

Ok, this may be hard to understand, but I'll do my best. You will see that the first image is a normal mario, and the other is the result I am looking for. I'm trying to find a way to extract ...
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Incorrect colour blending when using a pixel shader with XNA

I'm using XNA 4.0 to create a 2D game and while implementing a layer tinting pixel shader I noticed that when the texture's alpha value is anything between 1 or 0 the end result is different than ...
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Client Server Multiplayer Project

I have reviewed the relevant WinForms/XNA samples here and here. However, my requirements are slightly different. Given the following: I am developing a multiplayer (Client - Server) game There ...
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Change opacity of a texture in XNA 4.0

I have created a terrain using VertexPositionNormalTexture in XNA 4.0, but now I would like to allow the user changing the opacity of the terrain (from 0%, totally opaque, to 100%, totally ...
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How to load a custom SpriteFont?

Is there any possible option where you can open a custom SpriteFont? Because I need to add to my game a font that is not in Windows already. I saw this page Custom Sprite Fonts and it's like I want ...
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How to get an affect for balloon bursting in XNA?

I am a noob in XNA. I want to create an effect which shows a balloon bursting? Any pointers would be highly appreciated.
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Returning The Position Of A Sprite Drawn & Updated By A List [closed]

My problem is this, when iceBoy hits any of the newGrounds in the ground.groundAmmount list, it will return the specific position of this newGround so that i can set iceBoy's position based on the ...
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Outline sprites

I'm currently working on a 2D game, and my current task is to outline selected object. I basically use a blur shader to do it fully runtime. I first draw my sprite using a vertical gaussian blur ...
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Xna custom mouse not allowing me to move its sprite past certain bounds

I have written a Custom mouse, with a Custom sprite, using MouseState, and getting the X and Y variables. However i also have a camera that i wrote, and this allows me to leave the initial box. One ...
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Sketchup model renders wrong in XNA

My XNA model renders wrong. It should render like that: But it renders like that: The background doesn't matter. It's just the model that renders wrong. Here is the drawing code: protected ...
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Applying Angular Acceleration in a Basic Physics Model

I'm attempting to use a basic physics system to create an arcade flight model. So far I have managed to get the aircraft moving forward, apply gravity, etc. However, after trying to implement torque I ...
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How to force playing attack animation until the end?

I rework the code to make it more easier to manage. How can I force the player cannot change the sprite animation by pressing any keys until the attack animation completely ends? class Player { ...
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Why does my sprite animation sometimes runs faster? [closed]

I don't know why each time I call the Update_Animation function, my sprite animation runs faster. Is it caused by gameTime? How to fix it? Here's the relevant code: class Character { // ...