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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XNA doing a full screen negative colors effect

I'm trying to solve a bug I have in my XNA game. I have an Effect that I want to apply on the screen when I activate an Item. Currently, I have this weird bug where it throws an exception in the ...
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Scaling Skeletal values to be able to reach objects on the screen

I have created a game using Kinect + XNA and the game runs on full screen mode.. However when i try to touch or reach a certain area on the screen using hand.. I cant reach it.. I will already be ...
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XNA arcball camera steering issue

I have an arcball set up to follow my model in XNA. It rotates around the target correctly when holding in the left mouse button and moving the mouse. It zooms in and our correctly with the mouse ...
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Stencil mask with AlphaTestEffect

I am trying to pull off the following effect in XNA 4.0: The purple area has 50% opacity. I have gotten pretty close with the following code: public static DepthStencilState AlwaysStencilState = ...
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XNA Deserialization Error: XML element “Type” not found

I want to deserialize an xml file that contains a path for an image I have 3 projects: One with the Program.cs class and the main template stuff from xna, another with classes such as the default '...
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How can i show all edges in monogame?

I am using Monogame 3.5 and i have simple model of cube. I use BasicEffect to draw it. I want it transparent so i use effect.Alpha = 0.5f. Is it possible to show all edges something like on picture?
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XNA + Windows Forms: How make them work together without making the trick of the custom GraphicsDeviceControl?

What I've found is a solution where you have to code a custom GraphicsDeviceControl to put inside the form (the well known tutorial from the APPHub), but that's not what I'm searching for. I would ...
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MonoGame Gamepad Y axis flipped?

I'm following a book I bought on Google Play that is teaching me the ropes of MonoGame, and in Chapter 2 it introduces creating an input wrapper that takes care of all the input methods for a game pad ...
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Loading and unloading “chunks” of tiles in a 2d tile engine with 2d camera

I am making a 2d tile based game in C# and XNA 4.0. I am having trouble loading and unloading "chunks" of tiles(blocks). The whole world is randomly generated and is infinate on both axis. How would I ...
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Ultimate beginner's tutorial to 3d game dev using XNA Framework? [closed]

I'm looking for a tutorial that starts at square 1 for game development and moves up through intermediate/expert levels of 3D game development. I really want to get into 3D game dev and I've been ...
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Where would I find C# flocking tutorials? [closed]

Been looking for a while now and finding it difficult to find a good tutorial... Where would I find a good tutorial on how to implement flocking in a C# XNA game? Something easy to understand .. for ...
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How to restart the game when pressed enter in XNA

If the following code allows the game to exit when pressed esc .. if (gamePad.Buttons.Back == ButtonState.Pressed || keyboard.IsKeyDown(Keys.Escape)) { this.Exit(); } Then this code should ...
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Having trouble creating multiple sprites from one class

So I am trying to make more than one sprite using a single class but I cannot seem to get the sprites to be drawn at all or drawn in different places (they are all just on top of one another). In my ...
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Game State being skipped

One of my game states is being skipped (pressing space goes straight to the 'GameScreen' game state skipping the 'CharSelect' state). All help is appreciated. if (currentGameState == ...
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Adjust Aim Angle for Motion with Accelerating Bullet

So, here's my problem: I have a turret attached to a ship that moves at a variable speed through my game world, shooting at the centre of another ship travelling through the game world in a possibly ...
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How do I make 2 players from one Class?

I am teaching myself XNA and only started a few days ago. I am making a clone of Pong and have made a class for the Paddle: I am wondering how I can create 2 paddles one for each player from the ...
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Wall-Sliding, Stuck at Corners

I am having trouble with my 2-D wall-sliding. Namely, when the player avatar collides with the wall, it "snaps" to the corner (see screenshot, below) and sticks there. The red, transparent rectangle ...
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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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Creating or saving model (.fbx or .stl) file in XNA

I have drawn a 3-D Sphere in XNA with the help of vertices (without fbx file). Now I want create a .fbx file or .stl file of this 3D sphere from XNA, is there any way to do this? or how can I save ...
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add random walls with an array in 3D xna 4

I'm trying to add walls to my 3D game. I created a wall entity and added model array public Walls() { modelArray = new Model[10]; } public void Initialize(ContentManager contentManager) { for (...
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How to draw a sprite at a floating point xy coordinate with interlaced drawing?

I have a 2D game made in MonoGame (XNA 4.0 framework). Here's what I want to do: draw a 2d image at a floating point xy coordinate such as 125.5, 300.12 (and do NOT round them to an int). the image ...
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How can I compensate for camera rotation changing PCSS penumbras?

I am implementing PCSS and I am using a directional light. The directional light volume is clamped to the camera frustum (as is typical with directional lights). So when the camera rotates, the ...
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XNA How to detect collision between 2d sprites and 3d primitives (not models)

My current status I have already read some tutorials about 3d collision. I know how ray trace works and how to convert mouse follow a vector to track the closest object that collides with out vector ...
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How to link the game class to the main menu class in XNA?

So I got my game in another class and my main menu in another class. This is the update method in my Main menu class MouseState mouse = Mouse.GetState(); switch (CurrentGameState) ...
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Updating score in collision detection game in XNA

I created a collision detection game in XNA but I have a problem with the scoring. As online tutorials says, I initialised it score = 0; This is in the update section to check if the person hit ...
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How to draw the elements that are in a Texture2D list in XNA

I have a Texture2D list called blockTexture that has 2 elements in it. I use the following line to draw the first element. foreach (Vector2 blockPosition in blockPositions) for (int i = 0; i < ...
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XNA Platformer - Where should tile collision handling be?

I've started using XNA and am working on a simple 2D platformer (single level). However, I am stuck as to where the collision detection should be handled. Here is my current project structure: The ...
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WP 8.1 XNA custom game loop (render when dirty?)

I need to know whether it's possible to create a XNA game for Windows Phone 8.1 (which I've already) using monogame with a custom game loop. OpenGL ES has this possibility (GL_RENDERMODE_WHENDIRTY or ...
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XNA 4 game for both profiles

I am writing game in XNA 4 and this version have two profiles hi-def and reach. My problem is that I need to have my game code for each of these profiles and is very uncomfortable to have two projects ...
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XNA 4.0 - Using premade .xnb font files

Basically, for our college project, we need to use a font in xna. The only problem is that we are not allowed to install it due to admin rights. Is it possible to use and load the .xnb file that gets ...
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XNA game structure question

I see to be running into a problem here. I know it's easier to show code samples so here you go. This is my main game class namespace WindowsGame4 { public enum MoveDirection { Left, Right, Up, ...
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XNA - Efficient way to get pixel color from rendertarget2D

I'm stuck with a framerate perf down with getData from a rendertarget, what's your idea, what are the other options I can use ? I explain my problem : I'm making a board game, the objects or monsters ...
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Lightning bolt effect with particles is not continuous

I am Drawing a lightning effect animation using this image: Below the result: As you can see the outcome is not a continuous purple color as I wanted it to be, but it has black spaces in ...
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SoundEffect.Play and SoundEffectInstance.Play do not work

I am having issues playing a music file in MonoGame. The problem is, an old version worked fine, but I lost it to corruption. Basically, I create an instance, call instance.Play, and hear nothing. I ...
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Alpha blending not rendering properly XNA 4.0

I'm trying to render a tree made out of 2 rectangles intersecting in the center at a 90degree angle. The texture has an alpha channel but which ever rectangle gets rendered second causes a weird ...
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Why spritebatch.Draw shows blank output? [closed]

In my code below, I think it's correctly done. But idk, the image called by _bg is does not shown up. The screen only show White. Weirdly, there is 0 error message when I run it. (The RenderTarget2D ...
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Scaling 3D furniture while keeping the thickness constant

I am creating a program in WindowsForms and Xna that allows users to create a 3D room. By dragging and customizing different .fbx models, they can "build" a room or whatever and then look at it in 3D. ...
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Creating a Static function inside my class to handle small housekeeping tasks

I have used Unity 3D for quite some time, and a lot of my game programming experience originates from using UnityEngine. Writing in XNA, I am setting up a nested list of objects. Each object will be ...
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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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How can I achieve a zoom-like camera effect?

I have a top down 3D camera: view = Matrix.CreateLookAt(new Vector3(0,0,20), Vector3.Zero, Vector3.Up); Now I want to achieve the effect like when I zoom in the scene and only show a section at the ...
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Creating rectangles from the inner part of a texture2D

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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Can I export a model and texture from a terrain file built in Unity3D?

I am mostly familiar with building my level maps within unity, and have become quite use to its inbuilt terrain creator, in both generating my terrain, and spraying a texture on to it. I am making a ...
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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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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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Bounding Box for 3dModel

I've tried using the code from this post How do i create bounding boxes with XNA 4.0? to create a bounding box for a 3d model, but my bounding box is way smaller than my model. My model isn't scaled ...
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How to get rid of jerky movement in scrolling? C# / XNA

I'm having a bit of trouble with my code meant to create a scrolling background of random-ish ones and zeros. When moving to the right (or left), it scrolls smoothly for a few seconds, stops/jerks, ...
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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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Monogame - Not enough storage is available to complete this operation, on backgrounds

I am making a level selector, which works like a web slider. I am showing 12 levels per page, and I have a total number of 60, which means 5 pages of 12 levels. Each level has his on background image,...
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How do I make objects move along a path?

I'm trying to get something like the below image. As you can see, there's a highway and inside of it, there'll be some objects moving (millisecond). I guess the street behavior is like a pipeline. ...
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Cloth effect to boned model for XNA

I'm currently working in virtual dressing project using kinect. I'm using a dress model with bone created in blender and added that to xna, placed on the customer and controlled the product movements ...