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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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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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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Smooth slow pixel art movement MonoGame/XNA

When ever I move a sprite that is scaling using point filtering slower then 1 pixel for example 0.1 pixels the movement becomes choppy/jerky instead of moving in sub pixel movement it jumps from pixel ...
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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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Yet another frustum culling question

This one is kinda specific. If I'm to implement frustum culling in my game, that means each one of my cubes would need a bounding sphere. My first question is can I make the sphere so close to the ...
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Is XNA still relevant? [on hold]

I am currently devlopping a game with XNA. But the community seems to not be active anymore. That's why I am asking if I should still go on... What's the advantage of using Unity3D ? Will I be able to ...
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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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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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Monogame can’t enable Anti Aliasing

I make a new project in Monogame with DirectX, run this example code and AntiAliasing does not enable. If I make an OpenGL project it enables correctly. Why is this happening ? How can i fix this ? ...
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2D graphics - why use spritesheets?

I have seen many examples of how to render sprites from a spritesheet but I havent grasped why it is the most common way of dealing with sprites in 2d games. I have started out with 2d sprite ...
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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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Spritebatch not working in winforms

I'm using the Winforms sample on the app hub and everything is working fine except my spritebatch won't draw anything unless I call Invalidate in the Draw method. I have this in my initialize method: ...
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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 ...
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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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XNA - Update vertices property stored in a VertexBuffer

I've a class that creates a cube using VertexPositionColor and these vertices are stored in a VertexBuffer. Now i would like to dynamically change the color of my vertices. In my class i have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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/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 ...
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Setup VertexPositionTexture array for a texture2D at a location

I am trying to adjust the following code to render a quad on a 2D texture at a specific location and specific size. Currently this code will render a fullscreen quad, which makes sense since the ...
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AI movement in 2D

I've got a prototype of a game I've been mocking up and found myself struggling to find a solution for AI movement in a 2D tile based game. Here's the issue: The player is free to roam throughout the ...
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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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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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Xna: Basic shadows

I have been programming in xna for quite some time now an I would really like to get real time shadows working. I have shadows already in my game which I got from "reimers shadow map tutorial". The ...
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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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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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Rendering a fullscreen quad is leaving a one pixel line on the left and top

I am rendering a fullscreen quad using XNA. I am having an issue where the top pixel line and left pixel line are not rendered. It should be black in the picture. Can anyone tell me why this might be ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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XNA C# 3D game Wall collision response glitch

I have been working on a reliable physics system in my code and so far it's ALMOST working. :D I am aiming for wall "sliding" style of collision response, like you'd expect it to work in commercial ...
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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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Problem with my camera2d

Hey im doing and smoonth camera for my game. My camera shake 1 pixel so this show horribol. Here is my code: Player Camera Rectangle first second Camera rectangle last the move method: public ...
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Disappearring instances of VertexPositionColor using MonoGame

I am a complete beginner in graphics developing with XNA/Monogame. Started my own project using Monogame 3.0 for WinRT. I have this unexplainable issue that some of the vertices disappear while doing ...
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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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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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Porting WP8 to IOS GraphicsDevice Error (Monogame/Xamarin)

I seem to be having a problem porting to IOS. I have my game working on WP8 and Android with any major issues but when trying to run on iPhone I seem to get an error when initialising the ...
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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 ...