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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Performance issues when dynamically rendering playing cards [on hold]

My issue that I've ran into deals with the way I want to do the cards. I want to draw to a texture everything about the card then scale it down storing it into a texture to use to draw for the game so ...
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Multi-textured terrain xna-monogame

I'm developping a TerrainEngine for my project and i have some issues with the multi-texturing part. I already tried some techniques like ...
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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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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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function of spriteBatch and Game1.draw method in XNA

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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Smooth rotation [duplicate]

I would like to rotate my Player very smooth. At the moment the player stops rotating when I release the button. Also the rotation should get faster, if the player rotates longer. I use XNA and have ...
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Smoothing the scrolling path in 2D

I have the following problem: In a 2D game the screen can scroll in any of the 4 directions. Basically, the center of the screen during scrolling moves from (x1,y1) to (x2, y2) whereby (x1,y1) is the ...
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XNA - Drawing 2D Primitives (Boxes) and Understanding Matrices in Computer Graphics

I have two issues which I wish to solve by creating 2D primitives in XNA. In my game, I wish to have a "debug mode" which will draw a red box around all hitboxes in the game (Red outline, ...
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Cubic bezier for easing?

I would like to find out what Y is if X is a certain number from a cubic bezier curve to make a custom easing function, like it's done on this site: http://cubic-bezier.com/ Does anyone know a formula ...
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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 can a load and play an .x model using vertex animation in XNA?

From a game I developed years ago, I still have character models that my former 3D engine designer created and that I'd like to reuse in a Windows Phone project now. However, the files are in DirectX ...
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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

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 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 to show my XNA game in form C#

I have a game in XNA, I want to connect this game with WindowForm to show for example the distance and the position. I tried to apply many tutorials that talking about this. but here is my problem : ...
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Best way to go about collision between rectangle and bool array containing pixel data?

Basically, if I have an array along the lines of bool[] collision; Filled with a value for each pixel in the sprite I am checking collision against (pixel 1 = true, pixel 2 = false etc), how do ...
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How to get display resolution (screen size)?

How to get display resolution in XNA/Monogame ? I tried these on my monitor (1600x900): The below give me 800,600 //1. GraphicsDevice.DisplayMode.Width GraphicsDevice.DisplayMode.Height //2. ...
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Voxel Engine in XNA - Block as Class Renders, Block as Struct Doesn't

Edit: I almost forgot to mention - when I place NEW blocks they render, but nothing triggers the originals to render (I have a button assigned to recalculate/redraw for every block surrounding (and ...
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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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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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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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FPS Drops From 59 to 29

I am creating a 2d platformer and I am getting fps drops from 60 to 20. It might be my collision code, but this was the only way I could get it to work with slopes. private void CollisionCheck() { ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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YAW not working correctly with XNA

I successfully draw the model, and made it move forward and backward, but when I try to make it rotates (yaw) its not working correctly, like its moving too instead of only rotate. Here is my camera ...
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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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Add XNA math references to non-xna project

I'm developing some game with server/client structure, and the client will predict the movements, but it should be validated by the server. In the client part, I got it moving nice, but now I'm trying ...
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Controlled rotation on 3D object with mouse movement

I've a scene with a cube that I can rotate around yaw, pitch and roll. I do this by click the circles and drag the mouse on x/y-axis. I want similar functionality as the Unity rotation tool in editor ...
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How to position a Weapons model in a first person shooter with XNA

I am building a first person shooter and positioning the weapons is hard. I am trying to get the bat to look like you are holding it but I keep trying things and they don't appear in the positions I ...
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XNA: How does threading work?

I would like to implement threading in my XNA game but I'm not sure how things work when compiling for the XBOX 360. Could someone elaborate on this? For example, how many threads does XBOX support? ...
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How to rotate model 180º with XNA

I got a model, and a camera pointing at this model, I think my camera position is the problem. Its showing the front of the model, but I want it to show its back like in third person. My camera code ...
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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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2D Smooth Tile Lighting

I am currently working on a 2d platformer and have the general idea of how to apply 'lighting' to my level, but I am not sure at all how to make it smooth, similar to Terraria, as you can see here. ...
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fbx file asks for fbm file in xna?

I downloaded a bat model from the internet and I went to Blender, used texture and shading as I want, then I exported it as a fbx file. Next I placed it into my content pipeline and ran it but it is ...
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Should I use one line per .wav or one scene per .wav for character speech?

I'm building a game in XNA and I wanted to know how I would organize the character speech portions of the game. These would include both cutscenes and anything else where characters interact. I ...
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C# xna/monogame ghost trail effect

I would like some know how can someone make an animation like this, in Monogame specifically.Since i am completely clueless on how to go around this i how should i go about this ? I hate asking ...
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Stuttering Character When Colliding With Wall XNA 4.0 Help!

I'm trying to make a platformer game without tiles. I've made a collision handler to handle collision between Player and Stage(platform)and a collision checker, here's the code: public void ...
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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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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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C# - How to properly play background songs in XNA

So I'm using the game states (enum) to change my game screens. I have 2 songs for main menu and game playing states, respectively. To play songs, I'm using an old code example I saw at MSDN, like ...
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How can I map regions on a world map image?

I am trying to use a map of the real world, but I need to have a way to break it down by countries and regions. Ideally down to a province level. I figure that I'd need to be able to define ...
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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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Isometric Collision Detection

I am having some issues with trying to detect collision of two isometric tile. I have tried plotting the lines between each point on the tile and then checking for line intercepts however that didn't ...
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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 ...