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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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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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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Mode 7 in xna/monogame

I want achieve a view like Mode 7 from snes games where the closer textures get stretched out more and more far away textures look smaller. Something like this: What I have in my project at the ...
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Difficult to implement Microsoft XNA Platformer Example Enhancement

I implemented the platform logic from the XNA Platformer Example, but it have few annoying bugs, like this one: I wasn't able to fix it by myself, so I searched a lot and found this question: ...
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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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Best way to draw 2D shapes on a 3D flat object

I want to draw shapes (arcs, circles, lines) on a table, which is in 3D space. The table top is at Y=0 level and oriented so it points to (0, 1, 0). There are some other 3D objects on the table, so ...
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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/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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Custom bitmap font in XNA 4

Hy, brains. I'm making custom bitmap font processor and have a trouble with correct rendering. In details I have a font presented as png tile map with white characters on magenta background and I draw ...
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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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Draw 3D ellipse in monogame/xna

I am programming a 3d solar system (simulator). To describe the path of a planet I wanted to add 3D rectangles.. and draw them. But this ; no surprise; decreased the frame rate extremly. Also it does ...
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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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Problem with collision detection also affecting collision resolution

Hi I am making a 2d scrolling beat em up, I am working on the collision with obstacles like drums and platforms. So far I have the player jumping and falling from platforms but having problem ...
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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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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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Is it possible to trigger a loop with key input

Ok I need to know if it is possible to trigger a gameloop with a key press? ex code if (GamePad.GetState(PlayerIndex.One).Buttons.X == ButtonState.Pressed || Keyboard.GetState().IsKeyDown(Keys.Up)) ...
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XNA's GameTime.ElapsedGameTime.TotalSeconds isn't working as expected

As I've seen at quite a few website, the best way to handle variable frame rate and movement (moving projectiles, monsters, swinging swords)... looks something like this: //This position += ...
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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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How do I make 2 players from one Class?

I am teaching myself XNA and only started a few days ago. I am making a clone of Pong and have made a class for the Paddle: I am wondering how I can create 2 paddles one for each player from the ...
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How to create a 2D region where sprites are automatically wrapped?

Edit Finally managed to get this to work, after two separate questions! Here's a video demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ7e0jegvs0 Will write an article about it later when I have a ...
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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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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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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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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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Supported Orientation, Monogame, Windows Phone 8

I am developing a game in which I need to rotate the screen on Landscape mode or Portrait, and lock it that way. In Monogame, targeting Windows Phone 8.1 adding this code: ...
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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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2D A* Path-Finding

I have this problem, which isn't really a problem, but I feel like it's some sort of glitch in my code maybe. My pathfinder, to find a path from A to B, does this: which is almost fine, it works ...
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Why my game is running slowly if it was launched from a wpf application?

i have some issues why my GameEditor. I would start my XNA project from it, like a debug-client. It opens and all works fine, but it runs on 45 frames until I hide the wpf form. then the framerate ...
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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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using loop to detect collision in XNA

Got a problem, with collision detection, I need to detect collision between bullets and meteors using nested loop for this, but it isn't working. } } ...
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Relation between game systems and components in a component-based architecture?

Based on a question I previously asked here regarding to decoupling input from other components of an entity I developed a small component architecture on top of XNA to understand how everything works ...
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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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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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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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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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XNA collision detection between Lists

I have 2 lists, one is for meteors and second is for bullets. I have problem with collision detection between them, this is my code for meteor spawning: public void LoadMeteors() { ...
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Custom game loop entirely in the Update method

I am attempting to implement a custom game loop in XNA/Monogame. I know that one can re-implement the Game class using WinForms (with the caveat of having to also redo the content manager, etc.). I ...
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XNA Texture2D Copy Error

I have a static class that I use to build a 3d character and render the results to a RenderTarget2D which I then return. I'd like to store the results for later use so I need to make a copy of the ...
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How to use OpenTK (OpenGL) with MonoGame?

So I've been making a snake game using MonoGame (DirectX Only). I added movement, controls, feeding and growing in length. I wanted to add smooth animations to the game because the snake is just made ...
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HLSL pixel inside a view (cascaded shadowmapping)

I'm figuring out shadowmapping in HLSL (see also this question). I understand that I need projection matrices for each cascading shadowmap. I use this code to create the projections: Matrix ...
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HLSL Shadowmap shader for large scale environments

I'm working on a racing game in Monogame. The game runs fine so far using Monogame's BasicEffect (link to video). I wanted to add shadows so I implemented a shadowmap using this as a base. and a ...
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MonoGame does not generate xnb from png

I am coming straight from XNA and I installed the latest version of MonoGame today (2015-12-22) for Visual Studio 2015 Community. I created a project from the windows Project template. I right ...
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Xna: Texture2D from a png file

I'm making a tile based game, and I'm working for support of tilesets. I'm trying to make it so that a Texture2D is set as a chosen PNG file. I can do this with no problem f I load the image into the ...
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XNA 2 3D Objects Depth Convergence Error

Gah! I have a scene with 2 3D objects - a plane and a sphere; the plane sits on the xy axis with a depth if -100 and diameter of 200; the sphere diameter is 32 and sits on the xyz = 0 position; ...
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How to restart the game when pressed enter in XNA

If the following code allows the game to exit when pressed esc .. if (gamePad.Buttons.Back == ButtonState.Pressed || keyboard.IsKeyDown(Keys.Escape)) { this.Exit(); } Then this code should ...
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XNA Shader working different on different PC's

I am working on a game in C#/XNA which uses custom shaders for drawing. When the code is compiled on my machine it works perfectly on all computers I tested, but when my team member tries to compile ...
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XNA Advanced font rendering (outline, shadows, etc) [closed]

I am looking for a tool that will output spritefonts for XNA consumption that have an outline effect. I know that this can be done by rendering the text multiple times, but I'd like to take care of it ...
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How can I apply an overlay effect to a sprite in XNA?

Suppose I have a character sprite and I want to apply some animating effect that overlays its color, how would I do it? What I desire is something along this line: (From final fantasy tactics) It ...