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comment Can a standalone WPF application create an interface that looks like a Flash interface?
Mono and Moonlight are MIT-licensed, so embedding one or both of them in a game is certainly doable (and is being done, for instance in Second Life). There has been at least one planned attempt at doing such an embedding of Moonlight itself for a game: tirania.org/blog/archive/2009/Nov-12-2.html#comment-22844845 (No idea if it happened/was successful or not, though.)
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comment Graphical Interface Design
Your best bet may be to look for general advice guidelines on flash and/or website design and work from there. Game interfaces aren't that far removed from any other sort of UI graphic design. Unfortunately graphic design is an art, not a science, and ultimately its going to be that well-known mix of inspiration and perspiration that builds what you are looking for.
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answered How were cartridge-based games programmed?
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comment XNA or SlimDX (DirectX 10) for multitouch rhythm game simulator
Also some searching turned up this library: multitouchvista.codeplex.com It sounds like it may be the most useful managed, multitouch library out there. It is focused on WPF, and I do still think that WPF may be the best solution that you aren't considering for your game, from your requirements.
Sep
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comment XNA or SlimDX (DirectX 10) for multitouch rhythm game simulator
The explanation I have heard that XNA Touch API doesn't support Windows is that Windows Multitouch API works quite differently than Zune/WinPhone 7 (fewer HW differences, simpler APIs), and Zune/WP7 was the priority for XNA. The Windows 7 Touch API is linked in my answer and will be equally hard to work with in XNA and SlimDX, so you may want to pick the one you prefer to work with or know better. Here's an example I found in Google for using XNA with Windows 7 multitouch: xna-uk.net/blogs/randomchaos/archive/2010/02/10/…
Sep
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answered Difference between Vorbis OGG and M4A/MP4/AAC?
Sep
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comment Zooming and panning a camera simultaneously causes a swooping effect
At first glance I don't see anything obvious. My first check would be that order of operations matter with Matrix multiplication and simply re-ordering the operations could be a starting point to try. I'd try moving the Scale first. Also I think you can just use the scalar Scale * Matrix.Identity rather than needing CreateScale. On the other hand, you could probably just use the CreateScale entirely instead of Matrix.Identity.
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answered XNA or SlimDX (DirectX 10) for multitouch rhythm game simulator
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answered Mastermind type versus system
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Sep
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comment Is Google App Engine a good platform for an online MMO?
This is the issue tracker for the Comet support (since I couldn't embed the link in the actual post just yet-- need more reputation points apparently): code.google.com/p/googleappengine/issues/detail?id=377
Sep
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answered Is Google App Engine a good platform for an online MMO?
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answered Which network engine/library/system to use in a .NET turn-based game?
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answered Can Google App Engine communicate with a stand alone program?