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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How to create shockwave of objects in other shapes than circle?

Basically, I'm making a bullethell / I wanna be the guy inspired game for where I'm currently creating different methods of spawning bullets into the game. One of the few methods I've created is ...
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XNA makes the console flicker

I create a Window XNA game project from the template in Visual studio 2015. Then I right click and set the property to console application because I think it is convinient to use Console.WriteLine() ...
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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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How to fix my camera collision, C# XNA

I am having some weird issues with my camera. I am trying to make it so it is a first person camera, that when the user presses the W or Up key, it moves towards where the camera is looking. My issue ...
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Correctly creating/handling events for keypress in MonoGame C#

I'm having trouble finding the best approach to registering an instantaneous user key-press with MonoGame (where the key has been held down and then released), using events in C#. Unlike the click of ...
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Can I use a BlendState object to emulate a draw call's blending color?

I'm working on a lighting system for a tile-based game. What I want to do is draw my tiles to the screen, then draw a single Texture2D object (my light map) over top of them. However, doing it in ...
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XNA + Windows Forms: How make them work together without making the trick of the custom GraphicsDeviceControl?

What I've found is a solution where you have to code a custom GraphicsDeviceControl to put inside the form (the well known tutorial from the APPHub), but that's not what I'm searching for. I would ...
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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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.XNB file reader

I'd like to open an XNB file on Linux. It should be an XNA Game Studio Express XNA Framework Content Pipeline Binary File. Any tool to open it? (also for windows which I can emulate on wine)
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Calculate ticks for animation delay

Hi guys I am trying to calculate the correct elapsedTime for each frame in my animation. Example I have a sprite called stance that has 20 frames I want to give each frame a tick delay property that ...
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Drawing on an image before drawing on screen in XNA using VB.NET

I'm programming a game in XNA, using VB.NET. I want to create an intro to the game that zooms in/out the whole screen and scaling each image to accomplish this is cumbersome at best. I like to be able ...
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XNA - SoundEffect with SpeedOfSound

SoundEffect has SpeedOfSound property. I'm trying to use it, but it doesn't work: SoundEffect.SpeedOfSound = 600.0f; SoundEffectInstance soundEffectInstance = stepsSound.CreateInstance(); ...
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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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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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transfer 3d model processing from Xna to Android?

I developed xna scenario in Desktop application and i need to make the same scenario in android app I we need to make processing in desktop and just display it in android app using socket programming. ...
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3d Wall sliding collision

I'm working on collision for walls in my game and the way I currently have it I get stuck walking into a wall. I'm trying to make my character slide on the walls but still collide. My character moves ...
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XNA HLSL Shader Color Swapping based on lightness

I'm trying to achieve a similar effect to the image below in HLSL. [Ignore the inbetween state, currently I'm only trying to achieve the final phase, which is black and red] What I tried so far is ...
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2D lighting causes black rings to appear

A year ago I implemented 2d lighting in XNA using sprites. The sprites I used were created by placing a soft white photoshop brush on a transparant background. The result was this: (lights only) ...
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How can I efficiently render to multiple screens?

I know XNA is long dead, but I need it to update an old project. (I would have ported to MonoGame, but can't get multi-monitor support in it.) My game does the following: Wait for some objects ...
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How can I use an HLSL pixel shader to peek at other pixels?

I think this is like a pixilation shader but I had a hard time trying to find one online, and one that I could manipulate specifically. I want to create a pixel shader for my monogame project that ...
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XNA (BEPU) Physics Performance

Im using XNA 4.0 with the BEPU physics engine v1.2 and I have encountered some performance problems on Xbox. Im not sure if the my mesurements are an expected result of the Xbox (with alot of dynamic ...
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MonoGame Gamepad Y axis flipped?

I'm following a book I bought on Google Play that is teaching me the ropes of MonoGame, and in Chapter 2 it introduces creating an input wrapper that takes care of all the input methods for a game pad ...
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Rotation Continuity help

First the issue im having: Basically its the fact that the angles of a circle aren't continuous, they rise from 0 to 2pi then immediately fall back to 0. I want to make a game where the player ...
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Game crashes when sound is finished

I'm trying to code a simple audio playback test game (which will be used in my actual project), and everything works fine, except for the fact that after the audio has finished playing, the game will ...
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How can I access the translation part of a skinned Model object's bone transformation?

I have an animated Model, which I process with the SkinnedEffectProcessor. How I can access translations of that model during animation? It's always a BoneTransform I am working with, but I'd like to ...
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Lidgren not starting server properly

I have a server set up for my game with Lidgren, and it works well when I have it set up on one machine, but if I try to run the server on another machine, I am unable to connect from other machines. ...
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XNA 4.0 - Bounding Boxes

So i'm kind of new to programming and im trying to check collision using bounding boxes. i'm currently stuck as to how to call my bounding box within my bounding box function as shown below public ...
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3DS Max MassFX — Animation to XNA without bones/skins?

I made a model in which a number of cobble stones fall into a hole using the rigid bodies in 3DS Max 2012 MassFX. They are just editable polys, no skin, no bone. I want this to play (Take 001, 0-100 ...
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Loading and unloading “chunks” of tiles in a 2d tile engine with 2d camera

I am making a 2d tile based game in C# and XNA 4.0. I am having trouble loading and unloading "chunks" of tiles(blocks). The whole world is randomly generated and is infinate on both axis. How would I ...
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Gaussian blur spritesheet/texture atlas without clipping edges

I'm trying to apply a Gaussian blur to a shadow to soften them a bit. I can apply the blur fine, but the problem is that I end up with this: Instead of this: Which isn't great. The image is part ...
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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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Different game resolutions on emulator and on a real device (which has the same resolution) on Windows Phone 8

I have a big problem with game resolution, when I'm running my game on emulator (which theoretically has the same resolution as my real windows phone device: 800 x 480). I'm making the game with ...
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Multitexturing depending on given variables?

Im having trouble with rendering multiple textures. Using XNA gamestudio: working with 3D meshes and texturing. Effect.fx HLSL I do have a map/level that loads from a heightmap. - This works I have ...
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C# XNA AABB vs AABB collision resolution, AABBs ghost through each other

I've been learning a bit of collision resolution through a tutorial here and I can't seem to get the AABBvsAABB resolution working, I have CirclevsCircle and AABBvsCircle resolution working with the ...
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Can I develop a game using C++ and deploy to XBOX 360?

I'm a C# developer and an enthusiast of XNA, but I'm really disappointed with the game engines available for XNA. I was using Torque X, which is really good, but GarageGames no longer supports ...
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How can I use web browser controls for non-browser game GUI?

I'm looking for a way to get a modern browser's level of customization and rendering quality in my c# monogame to avoid using roundabout/limited/buggy GUI toolkits and to get better fonts without ...
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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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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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HLSL texture not reading from register S1

I made a simple post processing shader, that draws scanlines. This all works perfectly. I wanted to make it a bit more interesting by applying a shadowmask instead so I wanted to pass a texture to the ...
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How to change XNA coordinates directions?

Usually XNA increases X coordinate to right and Y to down. Like this: But in my project i have 2D map. Drawing tile with bigger Y coodinate below OX looking strange (usually people imagines these ...
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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/MonoGame screen scale and keeping aspect

My aim is to make a simple 2D platformer, the idea is that it will be a base resolution of 480x270 (16:9) which can scale x2, x4(1920x1080) or go full screen. I basically do: graphics....
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Resolution-Independent Rendering squishes view field

For the last couple of days, I've been trying to get a resolution-independent renderer going on an XNA game. I have a camera and a renderer class that I added, based on this tutorial Here's the ...
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Lerp velocity in specific time

How to lerp velocity to 0 in specific time? For example in two seconds? I need this for jumping. velocity.Y = MathHelper.Lerp(velocity.Y, 0, [time]);
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Collision detection doesn't register until player sprite jumps

I have implemented a shooting mechanic into my game, and the act of shooting works fine. The shooting work is done in my "game1" class. The issue that arises is when I incorporate collision detection ...
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C# XNA :Snake Game, direction problem

I am trying to do a snake game in XNA but I have some little problems... I explain : The Snake has a direction (Enum Type : Haut(=up), Bas(=down), Droite(=right), Gauche(=left)) When the player ...
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Error on MonoGame Content Pipeline: Texture Importer Error

I just encountered this kind of error when using the MonoGame Content Pipeline and it's my first time to use it to convert png to xnb files (I use a stand alone app for converting files to xnb in the ...
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Microsoft XNA Platformer Example, is the Collsion Detection implemented accurately?

The example provided by Microsoft seems as if the collision detection (from what I can see) will have a small error. When the user collides with an Unpassable tile, the depth of the intersection is ...
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How to make a top down shooter? [closed]

I want to know is with XNA 4.0 (and C#) How do I exactly make a top down shooter? I have been looking for ages, but have been unable to find out how. If someone could tell me how to get started with ...
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Ultimate beginner's tutorial to 3d game dev using XNA Framework? [closed]

I'm looking for a tutorial that starts at square 1 for game development and moves up through intermediate/expert levels of 3D game development. I really want to get into 3D game dev and I've been ...