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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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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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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Repeatedly Shooting Bullets

I'm making an XNA shooter game. How do I have my sprite repeatedly shoot bullets instead of waiting for one bullet to go off the screen. Do I do this with and array?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2D XNA Tile Based Lighting. Ideas and Methods [closed]

I am currently working on developing a 2D tile based game, similar to the game 'Terraria'. We have the base tile and chunk engine working and are now looking to implement lighting. Instead of the tile ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Load SpriteFont in XNA

I'm planning on my game using multiple backgrounds so I'm trying to use spritefonts to draw the text. Every time I load my spritefont I get a error. Line1 = content.Load<SpriteFont>("Courier ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...