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Monogame Startup Memory Spike

I am currently porting a game from WP7 using XNA to WP8.1 using MonoGame. I have been putting considerable effort into optimizing my game to be under the 185MB memory limit for low-memory phones. I ...
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Polygons vs sprites rendering performance in Unity for windows phone 8

I'm currently building a windows phone 8 game with unity, having 111 (no more no less) sprites being updated each frames. I have a strong overhead in the profiler (70% to 90% minimum) I tried the ...
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How to use the Windows Phone SDK Namespaces in my Unity project?

I'm developing a game with Unity and using C# as the language for the scripts. I want to use the Device Vibration in my Microsoft Phone which is easily available for Windows Phone Development in ...
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How can I use voice commands to control my Windows Phone game?

Is it possible to use simple voice commands like "run right", "run left", "jump", "stop", "attack", "defend", "finish" to control the player in a Windows Phone 8 game? How can I implement voice ...
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Cocos2dx Windows Phone 8.1: Seperate Characters in RTL Label

I use below code to show a text : auto label = Label::createWithSystemFont("سلام و خداحافظ", "BTitrBold", 24); ( RTL text like Persian, Arabic and Hebrew) This ...
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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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Ingame notification - Windows Phone

Im working on a simple game for windows phone. There is one item in the game where the player can click on a enemy and shoot him. Well there is a 1:2 chance for the user to shoot the enemy and when he ...
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WP 8.1 XNA custom game loop (render when dirty?)

I need to know whether it's possible to create a XNA game for Windows Phone 8.1 (which I've already) using monogame with a custom game loop. OpenGL ES has this possibility (GL_RENDERMODE_WHENDIRTY or ...
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Extrapolating performance on cheaper devices

I am in the final stages of developing a game with XNA and MonoGame and am planning to release it on Windows Phone and Android. I personally have a Blu Win HD LTE and my father and sister have a Nexus ...
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Per pixel collision for scaled textures in Monogame Windows Phone 8

I have some serious trouble with pixel-collision in my game. I am using the Matrix Scale parameter in Spritebatch.Begin method, to scale the content for each device'...
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Why spritebatch.Draw shows blank output? [closed]

In my code below, I think it's correctly done. But idk, the image called by _bg is does not shown up. The screen only show White. Weirdly, there is 0 error message when I run it. (The RenderTarget2D ...
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Back button press on Windows Phone 8.1 Monogame

I am developing a simple game for windows phone and I got stuck when at the handling the back button press. I have been searching for a while on google but I have not found anything that could work ...
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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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Monogame - Not enough storage is available to complete this operation, on backgrounds

I am making a level selector, which works like a web slider. I am showing 12 levels per page, and I have a total number of 60, which means 5 pages of 12 levels. Each level has his on background image,...
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Adding shadow and other effects on a spritefont Monogame

Is there a way that I can add shadow effect on text drawn in monogame? Because you cannot add shadow effect when creating a new spritefont file in Monogame Content Pipeline. Thanks.
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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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SharpDX - Character Skinning Different in Windows Phone 8.1 Emulator and Real Device

I have an engine written using SharpDX, that can load a character mesh and animation stored in a FBX file, then it renders a scene and animates a character. It is written as an Universal Windows Store ...
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Creating a steady rhythm for music-based game in XNA

I'm looking to develop a game for Windows Phone which involves the user building notes into a sequencer while playing a puzzle game. While my implementation is very close to being on-beat there is an ...
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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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Set an scaled image rectangle coordinates

I have used the Origin parameter to draw the image (the image is also scaled) in center of the screen, and created a rectangle to detect whether user tapped on that image. The problem is that if I tap ...
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How to gradually decrease opacity of model?

I have been searching for this matter for a long time and slowly I begin to think that this option is not available in XNA for Windows Phone. I am trying to get a 3D-Model to be drawn at 50% opactity/...
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Monogame Windows Phone 8

I want to port a WP7 XNA game to WP8 using MonoGame. The thing is that I have Windows 7. So here's the questions (if some sound dumb, please bare with me). Do I need to have Windows 8? Do I need to ...
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How to detect when a moving rectangle (sprite) is tapped

I am new to Monogame. I am currently developing a simple game, just to learn some basics of Monogame development. The idea here is to detect whether or not the user has tapped on a a rectangle (...
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TypeLoadException when running a Monogame Windows Phone 8 game

Using Monogame, I'm trying to port a game to Windows Phone 8, but I'm having issues getting a basic example to run. When I create a basic Mono project and run it on my phone (to check everything's OK)...
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What is the speed difference between cross platform HTML5 games and native mobile games? [closed]

Microsoft is advertising and promoting cross platform HTML5 game development. I am thinking of creating a simple 2D side scroller game and I am trying to decide what engine should I use for creating ...
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Issues with touch buttons in XNA (Release state to be precise)

I am trying to make touch buttons in WP8 with all the states (Pressed, Released, Moved), but the TouchLocationState.Released is not working. Here's my code: Class ...
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How can I create a 2D camera with zoom and parallax scrolling that works on every Windows Phone resolution?

Mario game that uses parallax scrolling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de5f3mvRyIY I want to create a Windows Phone jump-and-run game with parallax scrolling. The parallax scrolling should be like ...
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Monogame: Why is my sprite looking the same on every resolution?

I want that my sprite(Mario) don't look the same on every Windows Phone resolution. If I use this code, the sprite is on every resolution on the right position but it also has the same size on every ...
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How can I move bodies in Farseer, using touch input?

The player should be able to move a Farseer body with it's fingers. How can I do that? What is the best way to create a Farseer body for the player's finger so that the player can move other Farseer ...
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Does every Windows Phone 8 device have one of a fixed set of resolutions?

Does every Windows Phone have one of the following 4 resolutions? 800x480, 1280x768, 1280x720, 1920x1080 pixels Or is it possible that some devices only have a resolution of 1280x719 or 1279x720 ...
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How can I scale Farseer bodies so that they work on different screen resolutions?

I created a little Windows Phone 8 game that supports multiple resolutions. If the resolution of the device is less than 720p, then the sprites and their corresponding Farseer bodies need to be scaled ...
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How can I detect the screen resolution of a Windows Phone device? [closed]

I want to detect if a device uses WVGA, WXGA, 720p or 1080p resolution. In addition, I want to store the resolution of the device in a variable. For example, if the resolution is 800x480 pixel, then ...
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How can I use a filter to scale down my sprites?

I want the best visual result on my Windows Phone if I scale down my sprites from 1920x1080 pixel resolution to 800x480 pixel resolution. How can I use a filter to scale down my sprites? Which ...
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How can I support different screen resolutions without scaling the sprites?

I already tried to support different screen resolutions with scaling the sprites. But if I scale my sprites from 800x480 to 1920x1080 pixel, then the sprites look blurry. I want to use different ...
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How should I draw the GUI if I use a 2D camera?

I have a camera in my 2D side scrolling game and I want to implement the GUI. How can I do that? For the moment, I draw everything like this: ...
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How can I use custom shaders in Monogame?

I wrote a shader in XNA and I want to use it in a Monogame Windows Phone 8 project. I converted my Effect1.fx file to Effect1.mgfxo. But the program doesn't work correctly. The screen of my emulator ...
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Cocos2d-x cross platform development

I want to make a game with my friends on iOs, Android, WP operating systems. We decided to use a cocos2d-x and develop the core of the game on C++. What will be the right way of developing so that we ...
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How can I increase the return from from ads?

I made a little Windows Phone game and I want to use AdRotator to show ads in the game. My game has 50 levels. Some levels take 30 seconds, other levels more than 3 minutes to complete them. Will I ...
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Can I use the inclinometer and accelerometer on every Windows Phone device?

I want to do a little game that uses the Windows Phone inclinometer to control an object's pitch, roll and yaw. In addition, I need the accelerometer in another project to let an object jump. Can I ...
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How can I measure the velocity of a drag gesture?

I want to measure the velocity of a drag(FreeDrag, VerticalDrag, HorizontalDrag) gesture on my Windows Phone. For example, if the measured velocity of a drag is 40 km/h, the player will shoot a bullet ...
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Was my horizontal drag performed from left to right or from right to left?

I want to determine if a horizontal drag was performed from left to right or from right to left. In addition, I want to do the same with the vertical drag. How can I do that? How can I check if the ...
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How can I control an object with tilt gestures?

I want an object (for example a ball) to move right when I tilt my Windows Phone device to the right. The same with the directions left, up and down. If the Windows Phone device isn't getting tilt in ...
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How can I move an object diagonally on Windows Phone?

I want to pull a sprite from point A(vector2) to point B(vector2) in my Windows Phone XNA game. GestureType.HorizontalDrag moves it horizontally and GestureType.VerticalDrag moves it vertically, how ...
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How can I support more than one resolution/language on WP7/8?

I want that my Windows Phone game runs on the following three resolutions: 480x800, 768x1280 and 720x1280. And maybe later on 1920x1080. But in the XAP file information, it's just written "Resolution(...
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How to fix Monogame WP8 Touch Position bug?

Normally below code will result in X:Infinity, Y:Infinity ...
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MonoGame WP custom vertex decleration

How do I go about implementing and using a custom vertex deceleration in monogame for windows phone 8. I want to be able to store a position, a colour and a normal?
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Game performs poorly when sideloaded [closed]

My game runs smooth when I deploy it to my windows phone directly from Visual Studio 2012 in debugging mode. But when I sideload/deploy the same .xap file with the Application Deployment Tool, the ...
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Physics for moving blocks

I'm working on a 2D game for windows phone where the player moves blocks around to bounce a laser beams. I need to create some simple physics for moving the blocks. For the moment I have a simple ...
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Mobile (bluetooth) connection to wiimote/controller [closed]

Looking to make a game for cross-platform mobile game. (Android, iOS, Win8) Playing with a controller is a pretty important feature. Bluetooth connecting with a Wiimote works, but there are a few ...
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Port a WP7 game to WP8 with Monogame

I have a full working game for WP7, I want to port it to WP8 with Monogame. I have installed Monogame and I have done all tests to see that it is working inside Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows ...