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2D Collision Detection XNA C#

I've read all around the net, watched videos, tried things and in the end I can't make a decent platform collision detection. I've followed this tutorial. It didn't work out at 100%. My object stops ...
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Advice on how to store level design info?

I'm building a 2D tile-based puzzle game in C#, using Monogame. The game board is an 8x6 grid of tiles, each of which can contain a number of objects. Conveniently, the number of possibilities for ...
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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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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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How animated block in voxel engine?

In my voxel engine (XNA 4.0) I'm use a vertex buffer for the entire chunk and update it after the set block, changing block metadata or light level. This is not too frequent operation compared with ...
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Why is my deferred lighting implementation so expensive?

I've implemented deferred lighting and I tried to put about 20-26 lights on the viewable space of my map, and it brings down the FPS from 61 to 28-31. It also makes my VGA temperature to go from 68°C ...
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Pass-through pixel shader not displaying properly

I'm new to shaders, HLSL and XNA in general. I'm trying to write a pass-through pixel shader but I'm experiencing some odd behaviour. I created a simple texture, shown below: Here's what I see when ...
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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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Sprites not showing (C# - XNA 4.0)

I'm following a tutorial from XNA GPA, but in my project, none of the sprites are loading. I've followed all of the instructions exactly, and the code works as expected when I copy it from my project ...
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How can I make this style of 2D “glowing” graphics?

I'm comfortable with the basics of building a 2d sprite based game in XNA, where all my objects are simply .png images that I move around. What things do I need to learn next to be able to develop a ...
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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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What's wrong with my HLSL depth shader?

I'm trying to render depth texture in XNA 4.0. I'm read few different tutorials several times and realy cannot understand what I'm doing wrong. Depth shader: float4x4 WVPMatrix; struct ...
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Keyboard.GetState() only work first time, and Memory increase (not Disposing) [closed]

EDIT UPDATE 3 I been searching the web for a solution and found several people struggling with Memoryleak using MonoGame while trying to dispose objects. It could be the case that MonoGame should be ...
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XNA 2D Tile Baseed Map Collision Messing Up On Inside Corners

I'm creating a 2D Over the head game and the collision system works fine for straight walls and outside corners although not for inside corners. The walls are done by each solid tile having a ...
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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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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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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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Problem restoring the game preffered buffer size after navigating from a XAML page. Monogame

I have implemented to my game a simple leaderboard and submit score pages, which are pages in XAML. I used PreferredBackBufferHeight/Width to set the buffer to be equaly on all devices, whether their ...
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XNA: How to capture precise time of button press?

I'm guessing the default XNA model encourages checking for button presses in Update(). However, I am developing a game-like application for research and need to measure reaction times as quickly as ...
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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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Reading messages from a certain client in Lidgren

I'm setting up a game with Lidgren, and I was wondering if there was a way to read a message from a certain client instead of just from the server as a whole, such as- //Why doesn't this exist? ...
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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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How to generate Spritefonts for monogame

I just want to render some text to the screen using: monogame 3.0 MS Visual Studio 2010 C# Express In XNA, you were able to add fonts to the content pipeline quite easily. But this doesn't seem to ...
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XNA realistic water: How to clip along a mesh instead of a plane

I hope you can help me with the following problem: I'm developing a 3d game (in XNA) with an ocean. I want it to look semi-realistic. So far, I'm rendering 4 things: The ocean floor (terrain) on ...
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How do I letterbox a C#/Monogame viewport within a resizeable window?

I am making a 2d game with xna/monogame. I want the main view area to always show 15x15 tiles, or 480x480px. I've got something that sort of works, following this guide. It expands the view range ...
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Math behind XNA's spriteBatch.draw() color parameter?

I'm trying to make a shader that changes the color of a sprite the way the XNA spriteBatch.draw() color parameter changes color. I don't know exactly what it is called (the closest word I can think of ...
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XNA Texture mapping on model

I have a cube as my model and want to map a texture on every side of the cube. I have been searching for a while and most answers suggest using 3D max or using VertexPositionTextures. I am not ...
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How to order objects with the same depth in the spritebatch cycle?

I have a tilemap in a isometric 2.5 view and i have also many objects moving and static. The problem is many statics are standing in a "integer" place for obvious reasons and the depths of each object ...
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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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How can I disable mipmapping on textures loaded from .X files?

I'm trying to render a plane mesh textured with a simple grid pattern. The problem is that XNA keeps mip-mapping the texture in horrible, horrible ways. What I'm trying to achieve is to get this ...
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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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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 ...
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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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In MonoGame, how can I disable font anti-aliasing?

I am building a game with a "low resolution" aesthetic, so I would like to disable the default font anti-aliasing. The text is drawn using the built-in SpriteFont and SpriteBatch classes. Here is ...
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Rotation before scaling image/Lower resolution rotation? (XNA/C#)

Currently, when I rotate the image using SpriteBatch.Draw() the image is rotated after it is scaled. Resulting in: Which is using the code public override void Draw(GameTime gameTime) { ...
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Remove item after crafting

I'm having one last problem with my crafting system. Say an item takes 2 rocks, 1 twig, and 1 vine. When I craft the item, only 1 of each item is removed instead of the correct amount of items related ...
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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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Clipping polygons in XNA with stencil (not using spritebatch)

The problem... i'm drawing polygons, in this case boxes, and i want clip children polygons with its parent's client area. // Class Region public void Render(GraphicsDevice Device, Camera ...
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Rectangle Collision Not Correct

As you can see on the top corner it says COL: False/True. This is if the player bounds and the tiles which are solids. The rectangles for the tiles and players are checked if they intercept ...
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Adding 2D vector movement with rotation applied

I am trying to apply a slight sine wave movement to objects that float around the screen to make them a little more interesting. I would like to apply this to the objects so that they oscillate from ...
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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 multiplayer movement

So I have a tcp sockets network setup with the ability for clients to connect to the server. I'm currently trying to do movement. And iv discovers that tcp is terrible for sending out the x and y ...
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Incomplete mesh using DrawIndexedPrimitives after rotating mesh

Through help on this site I was able to draw the triangles of an unrotated, nonscaled nontransformed mesh created in Blender and exported to OBJ, accurately imported through Assimp and rendered in XNA ...
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XNA C# Texture Atlases

Fairly new to XNA and not an expert on C# either. So I was following a tutorial, specifically this one http://rbwhitaker.wikidot.com/texture-atlases-1, and there is a bit of code I am unfamiliar with. ...
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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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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, ...