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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How can I determine whether a unit is in range or not?

I'm programming a small game that's going to be somewhat like a tower defence. I was playing around with how I determin whether a unit is in range or not. public void Update(GameTime theGameTime) ...
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How To Approach 360 Degree Snake

I've recently gotten into XNA and must say I love it. As sort of a hello world game I decided to create the classic game "Snake". The 90 degree version was very simple and easy to implement. But as I ...
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Mouse input not updating in custom XNA/Winforms panel

I have a custom Panel residing within my WinForm. the custom Panel holds the XNA rendering. So far, I've rendered an 3D test model. What I'm doing now is trying to handle the input.Using a camera from ...
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XNA 3.1 to 4.0 Vertex Shader Not Drawing

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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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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Stencil mask with AlphaTestEffect

I am trying to pull off the following effect in XNA 4.0: http://eng.utah.edu/~brendanw/question.jpg The purple area has 50% opacity. I have gotten pretty close with the following code: public ...
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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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Should I Open/Close SpriteBatch with different settings?

I'm still new in game developpement, and I'm trying to complete my 1st game. Its a simple 2d game, but i'm trying to add lots of differents techniques in it. It's all good when you take a single ...
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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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XNA: Rotating Bones

XNA 4.0 I am trying to learn how to rotate bones on a very simple tank model I made in Cinema 4D. It is rigged by 3 bones, Root -> Main -> Turret -> Barrel I have binded all of the objects to the ...
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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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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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Any easier way to add networking to an XNA game? [closed]

I know that the MSDN has an article on this but I'm not developing for Xbox so I'm not sure if I should use NetworkSession or LocalGamer etc etc because I think they are Xbox only. But I haven't tried ...
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XNA Skinned Model - Keyframe.Bone out of range exception

I'm getting an IndexOutOfRangeException on this line of AnimationPlayer.cs: boneTransforms[keyframe.Bone] = keyframe.Transform; I don't get what it's really referring to. The error happens when ...
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Removing something on Collision?

I have my collision detection code working so how would I tell my HealthPickup to disappear when my Player collides with it? I haven't played around with it yet but I think I may have to somehow ...
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Detecting Hitbox Collisions (Rectangle)

So I have some Hitboxes set up on 2 classes, HealthPickup and Player. public static Rectangle Hitbox; public override void Initialize() { Hitbox = new Rectangle(Pos.X, Pos.Y, 32, 32); } That's ...
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How to Calculate Velocity in a 2D space game

I am currently using screenpos.X = (float)(screenpos.X + velocity * Math.Sin(r)); screenpos.Y = (float)(screenpos.Y - velocity * Math.Cos(r)); For my Movement with r being the Rotation in Radians. ...
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XNA 4: RenderTarget2D textures getting transparent on fullscreen

I'm generating a Texture2D object using RenderTarget2D as in the following code public static Texture2D GetTextTexture(string text, Vector2 position, SpriteFont font, Color foreColor, Color ...
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How can I make an object's hitbox rotate with its texture?

In XNA, when you have a rectangular sprite that doesnt rotate, it's easy to get its four corners to make a hitbox. However, when you do a rotation, the points get moved and I assume there is some kind ...
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XNA tempory pause

I need to do a temporary pause. If I do a collision with an enemy I want to pause the game for 1.5 seconds. Take a look here to my code: bool tPause; float timer; public ovveride Update(GameTime ...
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Rotation matrix for a 3D vector

I have a direction vector on which I have to apply some rotation to align it to positive z-axis. To use Matrix.CreateRotationX(angle) of XNA, I need the angle for which I'd have to compute cos or tan ...
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Sprite sheets, Clamp or Wrap?

I'm using a combination of sprite sheets for well, sprites and individual textures for infinite tiling. For the tiling textures I'm obviously using Wrap to draw the entire surface in one call but up ...
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Make the player run onto stairs smoothly

I have a 2D Platform game, where the player Always runs to the right, but the terrain isn't Always horizontal. Example: I implemented a bounding-box collision system that just checks for ...
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Applying textures to 3D models

I want to apply textures to a 3D Model in XNA 4. Whatever I saw on the internet was to apply the textures in the modeling tool and then load the model (*.fbx) into XNA. Is it possible to load the ...
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RenderState in XNA 4

I was going through this tutorial for having transparency which can be used to solve my problem here. The code is written in XNA 3 but I'm using XNA 4. What is the alternative for the following code ...
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XNA Windows Resolution / Mouse Position Bug

In XNA, when in windowed mode and resolution (set via PreferredBackBufferWidth/Height) is close to the resolution of the display, the view is distorted (zoomed in a bit)and the mouse coordinates are ...
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Transparency in XNA-4 primitives

I'm using XNA 4 with Visual Studio 2010. I'm trying to create a simple 3D world with walls and doors in which the user to free to roam around. A wall is just a rectangle which is currently being ...
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XNA, how to draw two cubes standing in line parallelly?

I just got a problem with drawing two 3D cubes standing in line. In my code, I made a cube class, and in the game1 class, I built two cubes, A on the right side, B on the left side. I also setup an ...
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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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When to get input state: multiple times or one time in a static class?

Let's say I have these classes: Player Here I want to make the player jump: current_state_ = Keyboard.GetState(); if ((current_state_.IsKeyDown(Keys.Space) || ...
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XNA 4.0 HLSL - strange depth map

I want to draw my pre-rendered depth map to the scene. I get my depth value in the following way: basically (Pixel Shader) // Depth is stored as distance from camera / far plane distance, 1-d for ...
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SpriteBatch, trying to reduce draw calls

This my main draw call: Matrix Camera_transformation = player_camera_.GetTransformation(); // Background - AlphaBlend spritebatch.Begin(SpriteSortMode.Deferred, ...
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XNA alpha channel mask

I'm trying to highlight a portion of the screen, such that the entire screen is covered with a semi-transparent black mask but part of that mask is "cut out", kind of like it's being lit up while ...
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XNA 4.0 displaying .fbx texture problem

Here is my image. I have Steve from MineCraft I exported it to .FBX format. After Googling for a while, I changed sampling mode to PointClamp and turned off anti-aliasing, but somehow the texture ...
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Player's camera, how to obtain smooth movement

In a 2D platformer, I have a player that can move both horizontally and vertically. I also have a camera that moves in relation to player. In every update I do this: public void RepositionCamera() ...
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Loading dynamically created files with XNA

I'm trying to implement a structured save/load functionality so if the user saves, it will take up one of 10 slots, and if the user loads, they would select one of these slots. To do this, I need ...
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Explanation of matrix transformations

I've been looking for something that can help me understand matrix transformations. I've been to multiple different sites, including Wikipedia and quite a lot of related questions on SE and other ...
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XNA: Non-overlapping shadows

I want to create an effect similar to the following in XNA / MonoGame: There's a background and a semi-transparent shadow consisting of several objects (two circles in this example). However, the ...
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XNA 4.0 - Strange Behavior when using RenderTarget2D

My Problem is similar to XNA 4.0 - Why does using a RenderTarget2d cause transparency on models?. I want to render my scene to a Texture2D and then draw the texture. If I set no RenderTarget at all ...
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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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How can I deploy a Xbox 360 game onto a disc?

I'm making some games for Windows now since about 3 years using the Microsoft XNA Framework and C#. Now I finally came to buy myself a Xbox 360 and now I want to deploy some games I converted to Xbox ...
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XNA Platformer Sample: Supporting multiple resolutions?

I have been looking at the XNA Platformer Sample and noticed that, when you change the resolution, the game world still renders at 800x480 and not the new width and height of the display. Can anyone ...
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C# XNA Is key toggled?

I've got a question about toggling keys. How do You check if the key is toggled? Here's my quick and easy code: public class KeyToggle { private bool isEnabled = false; ...
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XNA: How to make particles face the camera but not alter the pitch

I'm using the particles sample from create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/particle_3d which by default, has all the particles look straight at the camera. I'm trying to modify it so that the ...
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Can I render some vertices as an object instead?

I am generating vertices at runtime that represent terrain. I've always drawn the vertices as triangles with GraphicsDevice.DrawUserPrimitives<VertexPositionColor>, but I'm wondering: Can ...
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Monogame/Android: Using content from PCL

I'm quite new to Monogame and PCL, but I hope someone can help me with my question. I have a Monogame/Android project with references a PCL which targets .NET 4.5, iOS and Android. The PCL has ...
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Store custom data against XboxLIVE Gamer in XNA?

If I am using Xbox LIVE Gamer Services for a networked XNA game, is there anyway to store custom data against the Gamer or GamerProfile so should they sign-in again even on a different machine I can ...
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Grid patter appear over bloom when resolution is lower than 1366x768

The bloom post process in our engine is done via consecutive downscaling of the treshhold texture down to 1/64x1/64 of the main size. Every texture we use is R16G16B16A16 FP16. Afterwards, we ...
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explosion spritesheet is not working [closed]

I want to do a simple explosion on a collision.Here is my code... public explosion(Texture2D newTexture, Vector2 newPosition) { texture = newTexture; position = newPosition; ...
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Implementing Exponential Shadow Mapping

I've been following the tutorials (link1) and (link2) to implement Shadow Mapping. However, I'm getting shadowing artifacts which are quite ugly. I've done some research, and found that ESM ...