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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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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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 ...
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Unable to create suitable graphics device?

I've been following the Eye of the Dragon tutorial, which is basicly a guide to making a 2D RPG game, obviously. I recently finished the tutorial about making pop up screens in the menu and changed ...
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extremely frustrating yet noob question [closed]

This is incredibly embarrassing but.. I musta hit a key or something but whenever i go to edit a line of code i have, i can't just add extra code in.. it always writes over the top of my code and ...
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How to grab textures from a texture atlas to be applied to 3d objects

Fairly basic question, but I'm having trouble on finding information on this sort of thing for beginners. I'm just trying to make cubes with different textures on the sides as a starting point. I have ...
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What is the status of Monogame now that XNA has been discontinued?

XNA has officially been discontinued, with support no longer being offered by Microsoft. Does this mean that Monogame has died also? I see that the site still says it is based upon XNA 4. What is 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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Do I need to rewrite my HLSL shaders when porting from XNA to MonoGame?

I'm looking at porting an XNA project I have to monogame, but I have a fair number of HLSL shaders. It seems that Monogame for PC uses OpenGL as the rendering backend, and I'd rather not have to ...
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XNA PC vs Monogame Online Multiplayer [closed]

I've got a mostly working PC game in XNA 4, and am looking to make it networked. From the documentation it seems that I can use XNA Networking through GFWL to do LAN sessions, but not online sessions ...
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How to calculate the Screen Position of a bounding sphere/box?

Synopsis: What I have is an object rendered on the screen. I need to calculate the top-left / bottom-right of it's location on the screen in Screen Coordinates. Explanation: The object is ...
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XNA 4.0 thick triangle strip to fix aliasing issues upon rotation

My triangle strip based lines are disappearing intermittently when I rotate my camera around the X axis. I was advised that this is due to aliasing issues and that "At a certain angle when its edge ...
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How to create / draw clickable object (such as Button in WinForm) in XNA WP8?

I am developing a 2D (No 3D in every aspect) Windows Phone 8 turn based tactical games for my college project. I use Monogame. I want to draw an object similar to Button in windows form, that if the ...
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Collision avoidance (AI)

Now my 3D model has complete AI behaviours, but my model has no collision avoidance while he is moving towards the player! Because of this, he gets stuck in front of 3D blocks sometimes. I think the ...
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Sharing the effect [closed]

my problem is : If I load 2 models ( the same model zombie ) and give them the same effect I got the following error : for(int i =0 ; i<2 ; i++) { dwarfModel[i].model ...
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center point of a text?

i'm drawing a text using a spritefont and the draw.string function of the spritebatch object. in some point, i need to augment the size of the text, so i use a variable to scale it. all this is ...
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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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International Font in XNA?

I'd like to know are there some international fonts? I mean a font for all European languages including Russia. The question is about XNA fonts.
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Damage indicator screen overlay

I want to make something already done by a lot of games , which is when I am taking so much hits from enemy red screen drawn like the following , using XNA 4.0: after it's drawn and I am still alive ...
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Can't show an object in a tapped coordinate

So hi, I have a problem. I want to show an object (Texture2D) in an area tapped by user. This is my fields : List<Texture2D> list = new List<Texture2D>(); List<Vector2> list2 = new ...
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How do I convert my XNA game to Android without using MonoGame?

I want to convert my XNA Game to Android, but I don't want to use MonoGame or ExEn. How can I do this?
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My Sprite Rectangle moves, but my sprite doesn't

Here's the issue, When I build, everything loads fine, everything works, but then, when you enter the game, the sprite is there. However, The sprite does not move, the sprite RECTANGLE does. Meaning ...
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Trying to get enemy sprites to move on C#

In my XNA game, I'm have the enemy sprites loaded and in the game screen. However, I put in the code to update their position in the Update method of the main class. The objective is to get the ...
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Where to put input detector?

So below is the usual XNA Game Component override method. If I want to add a touch input detector (lets say, I want to draw a rectangle under touched screen area), where do I put it and how? Googled ...
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XNA Scale and Render Targets

I'm working on a top down Strategy/RPG/Tower Defense XNA Game for Windows, and I'm running into an issue while scaling. My display mode is 1680 X 1050, and that is what I'm setting the ...
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Include a custom font when publishing in Visual Studio XNA

I have a custom font called "Gold Box Games" that I want to use in a game I'm making. I have the font installed on my computer and it works just fine in the program when I run it in test. However, ...
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Transparent RednerTarget2D afrer blending [closed]

How to get transparent bacground in RenderTarget2D after alpha blending? I use Color.Transparent to clear the render target, but I get black color after blending where alpha is 255 even that there is ...
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What's involved in resetting the graphics device?

I'm playing with XNA 4.0, VS2010. I've created a window (not maximized) and drawn some sprites. All is good until I resize the window, after which the sprites stop displaying or only partially ...
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XNA - 2D Rotation of an object to a selected direction

I'm trying to figure out the best way of rotating an object towards the directional input of the user. I'm attempting to mimic making turns on ice skates. For instance, if the player is moving right ...
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How to prevent the player from clicking too fast [closed]

I'm having trouble with some bullets in my game, the M1911, which is supposed to be semi-auto is only capable of shooting one projectile per mouse click (trying to learn how to do multiple ones at ...