XNA is a game framework by Microsoft that allows deployment for Xbox Live Indie Games as well as Windows Phone 7.

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Using obj file in an XNA game [closed]

Sorry if this is a bit novice but I am far more into engineering than game development but I just want to make a small 3D game for fun with XNA (well actually MonoGame). The thing is that I don't have ...
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Sprite collision with color?

Is this possible? To elaborate, I am making a PacMan offshoot. Essentially it is a "zoomed in" version of the game, but the board is randomly generated. I have 11 .png files each to be used as a ...
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FBX animation file - Fixing Multiple Roots

I have a collection of nicely animated fbx files that all have the same issue explained here http://www.unwrap3d.com/u3d/quicktip_xna.aspx under 'Fixing multiple roots' section. This requires ...
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Farseer: How can I calculate the needed velocity in this case?

I have two platforms and one ball. The ball should fly from the red platform to the blue platform. The ball should land somewhere in the purple rectangle of the blue platform. How can I know how ...
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Simple 2d tile based lighting in xna

I am currently trying to implement simple lighting into my game. My world is represented in a 2d array of numbers, each number being a certain tile. I am changing the color parameter in the ...
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A Sensor’s ContactList Keeps Old / Ignores New Contacts, When That Contact Is still

Okay this is a hard one to explain so I’ll try my best. Basically every time my enemy class updates, it runs a SightCone Sensor Contact List test, so this is every single frame it checks for all the ...
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Code to generate a color gradient within a texture using a diagonal line

I want to generate a color gradient between two colors from x1,y1 to x2,y2. I'm unsure how to do this though. I can use Color.Lerp to get all of the color steps, but the problem is that I don't ...
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XNA 4.0- Help with firing projectiles at the mouse cursor [duplicate]

I'm making a Zelda-esque RPG in XNA and I'm confused on how to fire a projectile from the location of the mouse cursor? I've been trying to find a solution on the internet but to no avail.
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Clamp the scroll wheel value [closed]

I'm having something like an inventory bar at the bottom of the screen. However, when the highlight square (indicates what object you are going to place) reaches the end. The value of the scroll wheel ...
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Update Camera manually after Camera's target updates, bypassing the game loop. Is this a good or bad practice?

This question may be suited better for codereview.stackexchange.com? I've been experimenting with a camera implementation / matrix SpriteBatch transformations and have run in to a bit of a snag. The ...
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Anti-aliasing a sphere

I render everything in my game in 2D with SpriteBatch with the exception of a spherical entity (orb) that I render as a spinning and dynamically lit (custom effect) sphere in 3D. I capture the sphere ...
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Matrix transforms with SpriteBatch overloading - how do you rotate/zoom around a point? [duplicate]

I have a transform matrix which works as intended for game objects I want to be completely controlled by my camera: _transform = Matrix.Identity * Matrix.CreateTranslation(-_position.X, ...
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If SpriteBatch.Draw's SourceRectangle is null does a rectangle still get created?

If you use the following SpriteBatch.Draw overload, does a Rectangle get created for the texture? spriteBatch.Draw(texture, textureRectangle, null, Color.White, 0f, textureOrigin, SpriteEffects.None, ...
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How can I add a bullet every time the player clicks?

I'm not understanding how to dynamically add object instances in my games. I'm really having trouble understanding the general concept. If I want to quickly generate unknown numbers of objects, going ...
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How to loop through objects in class (XNA)? [closed]

In my game I have an Enemy class, and in that I have a constructor which I use to make Enemy objects. How do I add all Enemy objects to a list or loop through all of them using a foreach loop? I ...
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How can I provide a scrollable inventory list?

Does XNA have a built in method for drawing a scrollable list? There would be a scroll bar on the right that can be selected and moved up and down to scroll the list inside the inventory screen. The ...
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Attaching a Body to another, without the new body impacting the physics of the first in ANY WAY

Basically I want to add a vision / sight cone to an enemy body, So I have the sight cone body, and enemy body, but every joint or weld I have tried so far has caused the sight cone to severely ...
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Scaling textures with nearest neighbour without having to use seperate sprite batches

I'm interested in being to scale textures up via nearest neighbour. I can do this via a SpriteBatch.Draw() overload however this means that any other sprites drawn within that batch will also have the ...
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“Fading” effect between different screens?

I'm not sure what the correct word for it is, but I'm thinking like the fading effects when you move between different screens in Powerpoint or Keynote; that the screen fades black before the new ...
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How to smoothly track and draw player movement?

I am currently using C# XNA Framework to simply connect some development concepts that I've learned/used over the past few months. Right now I have a Web Service that keeps track of connected clients ...
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In an XNA game object, what should I use to represent a texture for serialization?

While trying to save to a file a list of objects needed to run my game, I noticed that Texture2D is not serializable. Why? What was the purpose? The object I want to serialize looks like this: ...
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XNA 3D Unable to Position Bounding Sphere

I have a collision method which seems like it would work, and it does, but the bounding sphere is always at 0, 0, 0. How do I fix this? Any more code and or details are avaliable upon request. Any ...
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How can I develop in MonoGame without relying on .xnb files?

I'm new to game development, and MonoGame seems like a beginner-friendly framework, so thought I'd start with that. However, as I started reading tutorials on it, I noticed a common theme: That at its ...
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how to make a onMouseEnter events in xna

I have been trying different things all day to get the answer. What I need is a sound to play one time when I enter a given rectangle I need the sound to fire one time and never fire again until I ...
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Is setting the render target back to backbuffer supposed to take long?

I am creating a game in Monogame (XNA extension). I draw to a render target to display menu items for my game. Everything works fine, however... Whenever I set the render target back to the back ...
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What's wrong with using a static class to load and expose all of my assets?

What are the pitfalls associated with loading and storing all references to all of your content/assets within a single static class? I've been trying to ask myself why I would want to instantiate an ...
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Blurry Background Images When Player is moving

So I've been developing a platformer and the when the player moves around the world the background images and tiles become really blurry. I've tried a number of fixes. I've made sure that the position ...
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XNA Render Targets Depth Testing

I imagine this is a problem that gets asked quite often, but reading up on it I can't seem to get a definitive answer on how to solve it. I've got two HLSL shaders (I've simplified them in the ...
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Better way to handle ordering and visibility of renderable objects?

I'm just wondering whether there is a more effective way to handle the ordering and visibility of renderable components that fits into the design of my already existing engine. How I do it now: In ...
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What is the value of gameTime.ElapsedGameTime.TotalSeconds?

I was wondering what is exactly the value of gameTime.ElapsedGameTime.TotalSeconds in a second? Please explain it to me completely and as great as you can.
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In a semi-infinite procedural (chunk based) map, how do you handle objects larger than a single chunk?

I'll use an example to try and be more specific. Assume this is for a 2D top-down game. Chunks in this are made up of 32x32 tiles. If procedural buildings were to be generated based on some kind of ...
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Is the GraphicsDevice.Clear call in XNA necessary in 3D?

It's a touch embarrassing to ask I think, but I've just never paid it any attention before and used it as I've seen in tutorials or the like in the past I believe. Is there a need to use ...
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How can I measure the velocity of a drag gesture?

I want to measure the velocity of a drag(FreeDrag, VerticalDrag, HorizontalDrag) gesture on my Windows Phone. For example, if the measured velocity of a drag is 40 km/h, the player will shoot a bullet ...
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How to rotate model, around its own center?

I have a 3d Model that it wasn't made from the origin of the 3d program, lets say that it was built at (100, 100, 100), I know how to rotate a model, but around the model origin point, (0, 0, 0), now ...
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Was my horizontal drag performed from left to right or from right to left?

I want to determine if a horizontal drag was performed from left to right or from right to left. In addition, I want to do the same with the vertical drag. How can I do that? How can I check if the ...
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Encapsulating variable elements into one drawable object - XNA/MVVM

Ok so I'm building a game and there is a class for an Object which gets the Values of a specific card from a XML Table and stores them in varibles. Note: I will have many "Card"'s instantiated at any ...
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Cant get a Farseer Physics body’s rotation to follow the mouse

Here is what’s in my HandleKeyboard() method that is called from the Game1 Update method. MouseState mState = Mouse.GetState(); // the Vector2 that will hold the angle from the player ...
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Xna GraphicsDevice.IsFullScreen causes strange resolution stretching artifacts

Sorry for the non-descriptive title. So I've been trying to implement fullscreen mode into my xna-game, and I've hit a couple of roadblocks. My basic code setup for this functionality is the ...
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What can I safely do with the MonoGame GraphicsDevice on multiple threads?

I'm working on a UI system that does it's processing on a separate thread. However, the results of this processing must end up on the GPU eventually. A simplified overview of the system boils down to ...
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Implementing a Random Picker by Supplying an Outcome Table (Similar to a Drop Table)

Whilst trying to vary the draw color of some randomly positioned sprites, I really wanted to be able to just supple a table with 2 columns (colour and chance of picking) to some helper function that ...
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Where does the Game class come from in the DrawableGameComponent constructor?

I'm making a project to Windows Phone using Silverlight + XNA, but I don't know how I can use the DrawableGameComponent because the constructor requires a Game class, it looks like this: Planet.cs ...
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Spritefonts gets very messed up when scaling up

I'm recoding a retro video game, but because the original resolution is very low, I scale everything up. I render to a renderTarget and render the renderTarget to the target resolution. I'm using my ...
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Draw object to screen without being affected by rotation / zooming [duplicate]

I have a 2D game, with a camera that follows the main player. In the game the camera may also rotate the view around the player / zoom in or out on the player. Let's say I want to add a mini-map to ...
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Keep Mini map static after rotating / zooming with camera

Hi I am making a 2D game, where the Camera is able to rotate / zoom in or out on the camera focus (the player usually). However my game also contains a mini-map, and so far whenever I have to rotate ...
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How can I move an object with the Windows Phone accelerometer? [duplicate]

I want to move an object with the Windows Phone accelerometer. If the Windows Phone device is getting tilt to the right, the object should move 50 pixel to the right. The same with the other three ...
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How can I control an object with tilt gestures?

I want an object (for example a ball) to move right when I tilt my Windows Phone device to the right. The same with the directions left, up and down. If the Windows Phone device isn't getting tilt in ...
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Bounding box not right rotation XNA blender object (.fbx)

I am importing .fbx models (a simple cuboid), the model itself displays fine (and is repeated to make a wall) however the bounding box seems to be on the wrong rotation. Below is a screen shoot: ...
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How can I measure the velocity of a Farseer body?

I want to know how fast my body(a circle) is moving. How can I do that? How can I measure the velocity of a body? In addition, I want to limit the velocity of a body. For example, I want that a body ...
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Spritebatch Vertex shader world matrix change after each draw

I have a spritebatch where I draw some textures transformed in 3d space. The easy way was just Begin with the transformation matrix, draw, and end it right after. But that is silly, so I'm trying ...
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Why is XmlSerializer adding junk to the end of my file?

I'm making a game and I am serializing the save game data. The data is simply a few lists of bools, ints and floats. But about 50% of the time I get an error when the data tries to save or load that ...