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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Equivalent to Draw() method in Unity project?

I have been using xna/monogame before this. So I read tutorials about unity, made some classes, loaded some sprites, everything "seems" to be going good, but I can't figure out how to add things into ...
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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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Additional dependencies in XNA/Monogame

I made a game in monogame recently, using the XNA content pipleline. I then sent the whole folder (The release folder in visual studio) to a friend of mine who does not have visual studio or monogame. ...
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How can I achieve a pseudo-3D camera effect like this?

I am trying to achieve a pseudo-3D camera effect similar to this: I have gotten the following results using a 3D camera and billboards: I am now running into the following problems: In the ...
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How to play a video and run content at the same time

Alright, so I have a video loaded, and other game content. Earlier this morning, when I was just learning how to actually play a video, I magically happened to get the video running in the background,...
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Can someone explain to me the difference between 2 XNA methods?

I was recently trying to make a boucing ball off the environment walls. I apparently had everything correct, except for one thing, that I corrected stupidly, which made my code work, but I don't ...
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How do I make a time lapse in my code so it updates slower?

I have made some collision if statements, but they didn't work. birdbox3.X += 5; birdbox3.Y -= 5; if (birdbox3.Intersects(Banner1)) { birdbox3.Y ...
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Is sidescroller movement just offsetting the background?, MonoGame/XNA

When I make a sidescroller game and what to move my character do I just offset the background, or is there another better way?
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HLSL Pixel Shader - Color depending on condition

I am new to shaders and HLSL so bare with me on this one. I have a 2D tile map in my game and want to create a mini-map, at first I was just copying all the data from one sprite batch to another and ...
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XNA Monogame - Move .dll and .xml root folder

I was just wondering if it's possible to move the dll and xml files into a subfolder, like in this picture: Thanks !
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Changing the texture filtering methodology within the same SpriteBatch Begin/End pair

How would I go about using changing the texture filtering method being used within the same SpriteBatch Begin/End pairing? I have this code so far. spriteBatch.Begin(SpriteSortMode.Deferred, ...
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XNA Billboards dont have correct depth

Im back again with yet another problem :( My current problem is with my billboard effect. Im having trouble trying to get the depth correct so that billboards that are closer to the player are ...
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Good way to support multiple types of triangles? (C# XNA)

[this question is somewhat long. here's my question in a nutshell] I want to use multiple types of Vertex data types for my triangle, interchangeably. So if I have a generic type T private void ...
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Vector2 to 3D world coordinates

I think I am almost there, but not quite. I am trying to transform a 2D point, (in the following example (100,100)) into 3D world coordinates, in order to draw my 3D Model named TestModel in XNA/...
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How can I test if one point can “see” another point. (XNA)

I want to test if my enemy can see the player, however I want this to be pixel-perfect. I already have all of the solid objects drawing into a separate render state. It should be noted that every ...
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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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Getting back to game page from xaml page problem. (Windows Phone 8.1)

I have implemented a xaml page where user can submit his score. I have managed to get the user to the xaml page, after 2 hours of struggling but I do not know how can I navigate the user back to the ...
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XNA/DirectX: Advanced 3D Sound

Im currently working on an xna game with c#. Ive been looking into 3D Sounds recently as this is the next objective on my list. Ive found several tutorials online and they dont work to the standards ...
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Creating a queue for BeginInvoke method - loading chunks

I have a voxel game similar to Minecraft. I have a funciton PushLoadedChunks(Direction) that pushes all of the loaded chunks forward, backward, left, right. This is done with sfd.BeginInvoke(...
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Collision detection with moving tilemap

I have a player whose who's sprite is 48* 32. I know the player's position. The player can move up and down based on user input. I have a tilemap which moves. Here is an example of the array I use to ...
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Center a 3D model to cursor's position

I am having a hard time understanding how to go about this. I have a 2D game with some 3D models in it. I want to move a 3D model to where the mouse cursor is currently at in every frame (In other ...
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XNA C# Adding objects to List in another class [closed]

Hi all i started creating this XNA/C# version of Space invaders to get better at xna since i've only been using it for about 4 days. I've managed fine till now.. So my problem is adding my Bullets ...
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Drawing the same model multiple times

I am looking ways to improve the efficiency of my draw method in XNA/Monogame and understand how things work. I have just a group of 4 models (bricks), (red, green, blue, yellow) I am drawing multiple ...
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XNA - How to use One Rectangle in sprites for collisions

I'm new to XNA and game development in general. If I want to make an object solid so my character cannot pass through it, I would use several Rectangles to make the collision more "realistic" What I ...
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How can I draw sprites in layers based on their Y position?

I am trying to figure out the most efficient way to draw sprites in a way that they layer properly based on their Y position. Lets say I have four objects of the same class named A, B, C, and D, and ...
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Most efficient way to hide out of bounds object in tile based environment [duplicate]

I am working on a desktop game in C#, with Monogame framework. I am storing the tile instances in a 2D Array, for the sake of easy collision detection. But the levels are big (often 100x100 or bigger) ...
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2d camera shaking back and forth

I'm trying to create a smooth moving 2d camera but the camera is shaking back and forth 1 pixel. Player camera rectangle: public Rectangle recCamPosition(Global global) { return new Rectangle((int)...
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How do I rotate a skybox?

I am trying to find the way to rotate my skyBox. I have a vehicle at a static position (0,0,0) and I can rotate that, but it seems that rotating the skybox is a different operation. First I load the ...
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Camera movement constrained to pixel boundaries

So a friend and me, we are currently making a game in C# using XNA. We are trying to get the camera to move in full pixel motion, but we just don't get it right. This concept is hard to explain, but i'...
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Rendering lighting only on specific objects

I have done something similar to this in monogame: My question is, what would I have to do to draw that lighting effect only on the pillar and not the background ? Is there something like ...
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XNA Distortion Shader problem

So I came up with a distortion pixel shader in hlsl, but it has some issues. First of all, here is how it works: The shader uses another texture generated by the program as a distortion "map" (if ...
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DynamicSoundEffectInstance get volume, pitch for each frame XNA

I'm seeking to write a neural net for simple speech recognition in c#, I recorded the speech using the DynamicSoudnEffectInstance class, I need to know how to convert it to a series of pitches and ...
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Loading Texture2d content in Monogame [closed]

I am using Monogame and following this tutorial series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agt9-J9RPZ0 I am trying to load a Texture2d into the window and despite not getting any error messages the ...
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SpriteBatch passing textures to GPU

How exactly (or, how often) are textures passed to the GPU shaders in MonoGame/XNA? I am asking because I was profiling a MonoGame/XNA application and noticed that the memory controller load (using ...
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Collision detection of cicle and rectangle [closed]

How to find the collision detection of a moving rectangle on circular object? Here i have tried to junp rectangular object but the collision detection of a small rectangular object while jumping ...
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How to correctly enable anti aliasing in XNA?

In my project when I add graphics.PreferMultiSampling = true; this line in the Game1 Constructor (as the msdn website suggests), anti aliasing does not enable. Any idea what I might be missing ? Here ...
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Is there a way to scale a texture via GPU rather than by CPU?

For my game that I'm developing I want to have my cards dynamically drawn so if there is any changes done to them it could be drawn on the card itself. What I have currently is that the cards are ...
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Logic outside of game loop running slower than calculated

I've been trying to figure out what is happening when I run functions from the update loop in XNA that the game freezes for a few seconds until the function is done. When I do performance testing to ...
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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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How i can do colisions with irregular hitboxes [XNA]?

I'm developing my new platform engine and i don't know how to program collisions with slopes - I'm using hitboxes. For the collisions of rectangles i use this: if (player.rec(Position, level.scale)....
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Draw 3D model on top of another one

I am trying to draw a 3D model I made with Blender in Monogame/XNA and this is the result I get when I draw 2 of them on top of each other How can I make it so that the colors don't add up, but the ...
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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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function of spriteBatch and Game1.draw method in XNA [duplicate]

I'm supposed te create a game for school in java but I already programmed games in XNA before this. Thats why I started reproducing the XNA framework (only gametime spritebatch and game1 class) I ...
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How to pass content through the project's structure efficiently?

so following situation. I have a project which is structured something like this. Game1 -> GameManager -> Module (multiple instances) During runtime units are being spawned in each instance of the ...
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Using shader for cubes

I am trying to use a shader to get an effect like this. Notice how every cube has exactly the same lightning as every other no matter where it is on the screen if you look closely the lightning is ...
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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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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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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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Multiple models not drawing

I got Camera, Terrain and player working, moving around, etc. When I try to add another player (another model to draw) it just dont any of the models. Here is my code; public class World { public ...
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Drawing image with an angle

Edit: the images below aren't supposed to have whitespace. I am just trying to show you that i am trying to create a rectangle from a 1x64 image, positioned as shown in the second picture I know how ...