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 - Offscreen Vertices Optimization

Okay, I have a set of vertices that is around 10,000,000 (it's a long story, but it seems that it is needed), however only a few thousand of those will be onscreen at a time. It's currently setup as ...
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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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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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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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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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Xna remove DiffuseColor

I'm drawing my model multiple times with the follwing method. I need tiles to be yellow if they are selected. private void DrawTile(int x, int y, int z, bool selected) { foreach ...
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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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2D HLSL World position

I'm trying to get world position from my vertex shader to my pixel shader so that I can disable the shader once a preset X coordinate has been passed (no shading once I'm over X). Getting the screen ...
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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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Partially colorizing a sprite in XNA

I'm looking for a clean way of making sprites that look like the following glowing circle, except in any arbitrary colour. Originally we thought we could start with a gray-scale version of the ...
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Question about installation of FNA

I am following this tutorial to install FNA: http://gamasutra.com/blogs/MichaelHicks/20140623/219612/Converting_an_XNA4_Game_to_FNA.php In the tutorial it says too: "Make sure SDL2#, TheoraPlay# ...
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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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Creating 2D billiard game with realistic movement [closed]

I'm new to XNA and game programming. I'm creating a 2D billiard game and I want to add balls with realistic movement (like 3D). Is it possible to achieve this without using 3D models? I only want to ...
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How to play more than one background song in XNA?

The current tutorial I am using to play background songs only allows me to play one song throughout the entire game. Link to tutorial --> http://rbwhitaker.wikidot.com/playing-background-music I ...
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How to make my installer install XNA framework and .NET 4.0

I have made a simple Monogame game. Right now I am using this installation-package maker: http://installforge.net/ Currently my installer only installs my "game". (All the output files generated by ...
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XNA - debugging

I know how to debug step by step in XNA however when I do that the screen is gray and the console does not give out any output. This is a problem because it greatly limits my ability to find problems. ...
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How can I draw some of my XNA models semi-transparent? (C#, XNA 4.0)

I've recently made some basic Blender models without transparency for a new game I've been working on, but I'm having some problems rendering them semi-transparently. Namely, I haven't been able to ...
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Question about segment of code in XNA [closed]

Basically when the code says public static Camera Instance { // Code and something with get statement } Is it declaring a method? I don't think it is a method because there is no parenthesis to ...
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xna - Render background and multiple sprites to a single texture

I currently creating a game and I am trying to render my background and a sprite to a texture. Currently I have the background being rendered to a texture. But I am needing to render both my ...
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2D animated sprite jumping and gravity physics [duplicate]

I'm currently writing a Megaman clone for my school project. So far all I did was making the character run and stay put when needed. Know I want to be able to make him jump using the 'X' button. I ...
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How to prevent constant adjustments form collision?

I'm try to clone a popular 2D platformer as a project. For both the player character and enemies, whenever I constantly check to see if they are walking on the ground or floating platforms, they ...
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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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How can I remove Magic Pink from an image at runtime using GraphicsDevice?

In XNA 4.0, I want to load all my textures at runtime, which means I will not be able to take advantage of the content processor. (This is fine because it would allow people to change graphics and ...
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How to do animation of XNA model integrated with WPF?

Back with another weird question I managed to find a XNA Model viewer integrated with WPF which is this one https://xnamodelviewer.codeplex.com/ So I had a custom processor which sort of run multiple ...
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Create a big image out of several other small images in MonoGame/XNA

How can I create one big Texture2D out of several other small Textures2Ds? Then display that image instead of all the small images.
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Apply shader to only a part of a sprite

I'm trying to make an image blur when a transparent image overlays it, I am wanting it only to blur the section that is being overlayed. So if half of the original image is not being overlapped, that ...
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Choppy edges with sub pixel movement MonoGame/XNA 4

When I move a texture slower that one pixel it moves using sub pixel movement inside but the edges jumps from pixel to pixel. Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcai1PUfzzA Sorry for the low ...
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Wrong distance in Depth-buffer

I am currently trying to get the Depth Buffer as a texture to use it for edge detection algorithms. Since XNA4 does not allow direct access to the Depth Buffer as texture i have to render it into a ...
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How to get asset/model name from (custom) Content Processor in XNA 4.0

I'm trying to make multiple animations for multiple models in XNA 4.0 and I need to get the name of the model/asset from the content processor which is a custom one (XNA default I think), I'm trying ...
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Exported FBX Blender Model not showing up in XNA

I really do apologise if this question has been asked before, but I recently created a model in Blender 2.63, exported it to an FBX file, and tried to display it in XNA (using 4.0 Refresh), but all ...
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Play soundeffect only once?

I am creating a game in XNA and when there is a collision between two objects a siren will sound. I have pixle-colliding between the objects and if several pixles collide the sound plays several times ...
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XNA SoundEffect won't stop playing

For my HND I've got to re-create Frogger, and everything was going swell until I tried adding some collision detection and sound. Whenever my player intersects a vehicle, the sound file just starts ...
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Drawing 3D cubes with xna

I managed to draw a 3d cube using triangles like this: protected override void LoadContent() { basicEffect = new BasicEffect(GraphicsDevice); VertexPositionColor[] ...
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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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XNA draw texture/font and DrawIndexedPrimitives at the same time [duplicate]

When i Draw a texture2d or a font with spriteBatch and also draw GraphicsDevice.DrawIndexedPrimitives, the frame is draw weird SpriteBatch spriteBatch = new SpriteBatch(GraphicsDevice); BasicEffect ...
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Scaling sprites in XNA 4.0/Monogame

So I looked up a tutorial on how to scale sprites in XNA and I think I have it all figured out. The only problem is that I want to use a spriteBatch.Begin() method overload without changing anything ...
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XNA sound effect loop cancel

I'm using SoundEffectInstances in XNA to play a tone. This means I have ~.005 second clips playing on a loop. It sounds fine, but I can't gracefully stop them because XNA gives a ...
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How to remove the jitter from my pong AI movement?

I am developing Pong using Monogame / XNA and my AI paddle is really jittery when the ball is moving more horizontally than vertically. My AI is very simple and works as follows: If the ball's ...
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SetRenderTarget(null) clearing previous draw calls

I'm not sure if everything's working as it should be or whether I'm just not doing something properly, but I couldn't find anything that discussed this so I thought I'd ask here. I'm using Monogame ...
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how to draw a “thick” line between two points on screen in xna wp8

/* private void DrawLin( Vector2 begin, Vector2 end, Color color, int width = 8) { Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Rectangle r = new Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Rectangle((int)begin.X, ...
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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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Adding SpriteFont in Monogame

My question is probably something you guys have heard before - "How do you add SpriteFont's in Monogame's content manager?" The simple answer to this is, right click the 'Content' folder, go on 'Add ...
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DrawBone Angle variable using Kinect

when we want to draw Bones into XNA (using KnectSDK and C#), you have to calculate differences between two joints and draw bones between them. this is the function for drawing Bones: private void ...
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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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AI algorithm for avoiding bullets in a shoot-em-up game

I am working on a shoot-up-game in XNA, it is going to be my final project in school. I was thinking of utilizing the minimax algorithm for AI agents for making tactics. However, I realized that the ...
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Missing texture coordinates for channel 0 Fbx and XNA 4.0

I'm getting this error while trying to load a model in XNA 4.0 : Error 2 The mesh "transform1", using SkinnedEffect, contains geometry that is missing texture coordinates for channel 0. The model ...
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How do I make my sprite freeze on a frame? [closed]

I'm trying to make a working duck animation but the animation keeps looping, how do I make it so that the duck animation freezes on a sertain frame? Right now I use a variable to loop it so that it ...
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Should the networking of my game be a component or a service? [closed]

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 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 ...