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Drawing Farseer Fixtures

Is there any way how to draw a Polygon / Fixture from Farseer Physics with XNA? As I deform these polygons at runtime I can't take any texture from my Content folder, the texture must be generated at ...
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Choppy movement

So, I'm trying to write some code in C# XNA to make an enemy move in a random direction for 0.5 seconds, then switch direction and once again move for 0.5 seconds. However the problem I've discovered ...
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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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What is the best way to render a 2d game map?

I know efficiency is key in game programming and I've had some experiences with rendering a "map" earlier but probably not in the best of ways. For a 2D TopDown game: (simply render the ...
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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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XNA/Winforms - Nothing being drawn after calling SetRenderTarget(null)

I'm creating a basic scene/level editor using XNA/Winforms using the base classes from http://xbox.create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/winforms_series_1 Everything works fine and gets drawn ...
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XNA - Drawing zoomed 2D sprites

I have a tile based game. Each tile texture is loaded and then I draw each one next to the other, forming a continuous background. I actually followed this tutorial for the xml files. ...
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How do I clear up artifacts between aligned faces when using AA in XNA 4.0?

I'm working on a graphics engine that lets you walk around a world that is made up of cubes (voxel engine) and I'm having some difficulties getting the results I want. I'm not the best at 3D ...
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Display crosshair that is diplaying where the ship is aiming at

I am creating a 3D asteroids game. I got the bullets, asteroids, and ship all done. They work perfectly. Now I want a crosshair to display where the ship is pointing at. The crosshair will be a 2D ...
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XNA - positioning after rotation

I have a turret with a 2 gunbarrels. The turret rotates towards my mouse. So far no problem. When it creates a few bullets and positions them at the end of the gun barrels. Here is the problem. It ...
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Keeping the meshes “thickness” the same when scaling an object

I've been bashing my head for the past couple of weeks trying to find a way to help me accomplish, on first look very easy task. So, I got this one object currently made out of 5 cuboids (2 sides, 1 ...
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XNA 2D Spritesheet drawing rendering problem

I'm making a tile-based game, using one spritesheet containing all tile graphics. Each tile has a size of 32x32 pixels. The main problem is: when I draw the tile to the screen, if the tile position ...
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Black Rectangle instead of texture

I am trying to draw a textured ractangle like in this example. But instead of a texture the rectangle is just black. Draw method: protected override void Draw(GameTime gameTime) { ...
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Monogame / XNA - Multple 2D Cameras (Rectangle) on screen

I recently started building a simple 2D roguelike game using Monogame 3.4. I was keen on building the game "engine" myself as I saw it as a fun learning curve. Monogame was pretty much the best option ...
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Why do meshes show up as bones in the Model class? [on hold]

Right now I'm working on a 3D game and I've come across something very weird. When I created the model in Blender, I added an armature named "MyBone" to the stage and attached a cube ("MyCube") to it, ...
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Real-time movement client to server to client(s)

So the way that I tried to create a MMO like server communication was by sending strings to every-player containing information and making the client split the string. Example "John" , 42, 64 : ...
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XNA My Texture's Transparency is shown Black

I am trying to draw an image on to the screen. My image is drawn correctly but the background color which is transparent is shown black. Why is this so? My code: spriteBatch.Draw(Texture, Position + ...
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Bone pivot mirroring problem in 3dmax

Im make model with animation in 3dsmax and port it to XNA game. All works fine except one character hand. I suspect its all about pivot and kinematics. When I create hand bone from scratch the ...
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Drawing 2D Images “3D-Like”

So, I want to use textures for weapons in my FPS game instead of actual models. However, if I just draw the texture onto a square in the game, it has the rotation and stuff, but it looks "2D". How ...
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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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How to transform a matrix's local space position into another's local space

When looking at an example to learn how to do per pixel collision, I came across this: // Calculate a matrix which transforms from A's local space into // world space and then into B's local space ...
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Shadow map depth error makes all light be covered and hidden

I've been following the tutorials listed below: http://www.riemers.net/eng/Tutorials/XNA/Csharp/Series3/Shadow_map.php http://xbox.create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/shadow_mapping_1 ...
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How can I implement screen transitions like in the 2D Zelda games?

I want to implement a screen transition in the style of the 2D Legend of Zelda games (like this). That is, I'd the screen to remain static until the player moves to an exit, at which point the next ...
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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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XNA 4.0 - Normal mapping shader - strange texture artifacts

I recently started using custom shader. Shader can do diffuse and specular lighting and normal mapping. But normal mapping is causing really ugly artifacts (some sort of pixeling noise) for textures ...
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Draw mesh with multiple bones

I currently have an object made up of only one mesh. And this object contains three bones. One for stretching the mesh left, one for stretching the mesh up, and a center bone, which moves the object ...
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XNA 2D game fullscreen issue

I am creating a 2D farming game using XNA - just today I have tried applying full screen to it, and I realized I failed badly with something. It cuts off a bit of the lower part [item hotbar and a ...
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How to design the scenarios in a platform game?

I am developing a 3D platform game like Metroid Fusion with XNA. I have many classes for different elements as models, game screens, post-processing and so on. Now I want to start designing the ...
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XNA4\ Monogame 3d Collision detection Help please

i have been trying to get 3d collision working for a while and i think(hope) you people can help me so for my project i have created a 'sprite3d' kinda class which is called ModelEntity and there ...
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Problem disposing content from a screen's content manager

I have a problem with my game. I am using multiple classes for different screens, for exemple: Main Menu is one screen, When playing is another, and so on... I decided to use multiple ...
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Understanding how texCUBE works and writing cubemaps properly into a cube rendertarget

My goal is to create accurate reflections, sampled from a dynamic cubemap, for specific 3d objects (mostly lights) in XNA 4.0. To sample the cubemap I compute the 3d reflection vector in a classic ...
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Monogame / XNA - Is there a limit when drawing at far position (> 1 billion ? = strange behavior)

So I'm making an "unlimited" 2D Tile-Engine with procedural generation (simple noise based) in Monogame, and I'm loading/unloading Chunck by Chunck as you go along. It's working pretty well now. ...
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XNA renderTarget, how to convert mouse coordinates to world position when upscaling

I'm currently developing a monogame game with a tile engine. I have been experimenting with different tiles and sprites sizes : 16px, 32px, 64px I have settled for 32x32 pixels tiles rendered at a ...
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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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Mapping “Color” parameter from SpriteBatch.DrawString() function to a custom shader

I've recently found a nice way to render text in XNA with custom font AND custom shader. Here is the game code**: using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using ...
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Change in direction should slow down object and accelerate in new heading

I'm trying to implement some sort of faux space physics in my 2D game. I have a top down view of my space ship. You can change direction and set a speed up to a maximum which then accelerates the ship ...
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How can I read the color of a specific pixel in XNA?

I want a way to find out if, for example, the pixel at Vector2(2, 5) on the game window is color Color.Red, or some other color or set of coordinates. How can I do this?
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Drawing Shape in DebugView (Farseer)

As the title says, I need to draw a shape/polygon in Farseer using debugview. I have this piece of code which converts a Texture to polygon: //load texture that will represent the tray ...
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Monogame Startup Memory Spike

I am currently porting a game from WP7 using XNA to WP8.1 using MonoGame. I have been putting considerable effort into optimizing my game to be under the 185MB memory limit for low-memory phones. I ...
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Event handling on own UI implementation in XNA

I´m creating a game in XNA with my own UI and its controls/components. Currently I have some problems with the event handling. Let me tell me the way I do it right now. Every object is handles as a ...
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Draw transparency

I want to draw a terrain in a Texture2D at runtime in order to make collisions work with Farseer Physics later on. What I need is to make some parts of my original texture, which is just a colored ...
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XNA 2D rotation Matrix offset/origin

I'm currently struggling with finding the offset for my original camera translation after I have applied a rotation for it. transform = Matrix.CreateScale(new Vector3(1, 0.75f, 1)) ...
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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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How should we begin to create our 2D Tower Defense? [closed]

Me and my friend are going to make a 2D Tower Defence game as our last assignment in highschool that has to be finished april/june next year. We both know a handy bit of Java and C# but our game is ...
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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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Reflections on moving water

I've been working on a simple game with semi-realistic water. I followed some tutorials to get: a flat water surface reflection and refraction (blended using fresnel term) ripples using a ...
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Monogame/XNA Making animations play once per click

I'm currently making a #gbjam entry and everything has been going smoothly up to this point. My issue being that I've implemented a shooting mechanic and along with it an animation to play as a shot ...
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MonoGame - Left/Right Sided Collision Not Working

I'm working on a platformer as part of my course, the problem I have come across is Left/Right sided collision is not working very well. I already have bottom & top collision working. Here is an ...
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Background Scrolling like Zelda - A Link To The Past with XNA [duplicate]

i am trying to create a background that scrolls like the one in zelda - a link to the past. in other words: i have a bigger "screen" than the camera covers, so i need to scroll over it, when moving. ...