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How to make a windows installer for Monogame/F# game?

Alright, I have several questions that I haven't been able to find answers to yet. It looks like WiX and Inno Setup are pretty standard solutions for making the installer. WiX looks pretty ...
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How to display unicode text in monogame?

I'm looking for ways to draw any characters that may be entered in any language, on any keyboard, so that I don't have any trouble with limited language support in a monogame project. So far I've ...
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How should I structure a Shared Library for different platforms for my MonoGame project?

I am quite new to the MonoGame/XNA framework and i have some structuring questions right now. One of the reasons I use MonoGame is because there is still that feeling to create a game from scratch ...
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How to create a second Window in OpenGL/GLFW

I would like to have 2 windows. 1 for display purposes and one for settings / buttons (for example to change the color of the background in my main display). How would I go about having a second ...
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Can I Create A Windows Package to Submit to the Window Store using the Mac Version of Unity 5.3?

Note: New to App Development. I'm using a Mac for building my three 3D puzzle apps with Unity 5.3.2. I want to create Windows versions to sell in the Windows Store. I attempted to transfer the ...
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Black Screen when using High-Performance NVIDIA Processor

I have an issue where my program renders a black screen on other computers. I narrowed it down to when a different graphics card is being used. When I run the program using Integrated Graphics (...
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How to make a triangle move and rotate using GDI in C++

I want to make a triangle move from one place to another then rotate it 270 degrees using Polygon() function does anyone knows how to?? Just a simple one.
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How to access the players XBOX account from your Windows 10 game app?

We want to release a game that was previously an Android game for Windows 10 (Store / Desktop). Could you tell me how we can access the players XBOX account, see his friends and compare their scores? ...
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How should I construct a Facebook Login Flow for a server-less Windows App in Unity?

I am game programmer with limited web experience that was tasked to figure out how to make our game interact with Facebook. We are building a Unity Windows standalone app (maybe MacIntosh later), and ...
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OpenGL Applications Bring computer to halt

Whenever I run any application that utilizes the OpenGL interface, my entire computer comes to a halt, but it doesn't do this when it utilizes the DirectX interface. I run both Linux (Ubuntu 15.10) ...
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MinGW Windows Cross-Compile Error

While I was developing my game on Linux (I'm using an ARM system), I decided that I want to cross-compile it to Windows. Yet, I get an error while I try to link Allegro (version 4.2) to the compiler. ...
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C++ Multi-Platform (Windows, Linux, Android) OpenGL(ES) Solutions or Tutorials? [closed]

I'm sorry if this has been asked recently and I'm not Googling it right, but I've been digging all week for something. I've got a game prototype I made in Unity, and I have some decent experience ...
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What's the reasoning behind using “redistributable” packages?

On Windows, many if not all games require some DirectX package and some VC++ runtime. Others also need OpenAL, wmfaredist, nvidia physx, windows live and probably others. I'm trying to figure out why ...
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Gamepad default trigger identification in Windows

I'm currently writing an interface driver for my Moga Power Pro controller on Windows. I'd like to release it for others to use, but first I have some questions on expected default mappings for the ...
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Where do you put the game window in fullscreen mode?

My game, like most games, supports running in fullscreen exclusive mode. And I'd like to give my players the choice of which monitor the game will display on. In order to prevent the player from ...
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How can I get direction or link of file in computer

I want to import an .obj file in my Engine or open some files : To do that I write a link or direction of that file in my computer. Like this ...
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LNK2019 unresolved external symbol __imp_ glDrawArrays@12 referenced in function _main [closed]

I try this code from tutorial for learn Modern OpenGL in Visual Studio 2015: http://www.opengl-tutorial.org/beginners-tutorials/tutorial-2-the-first-triangle/ With GLUT (from other tutorial), it ...
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How can I ensure a Unity game continues to run in RAM, even if the disk it loaded from is removed?

I'd like to make a game with Unity, put the build with all the data on a USB key, plug it in another Windows computer, and run the game from the USB drive, then remove the USB drive, but keep the game ...
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In Unity, how can I register a custom file type that is always opened with my game?

I want my players to be able to create their own scenes as custom levels, save them as files (say custom1.gamelevel), and open them directly in my game program by ...
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Java LWJGL Windows 10 native files

Hello I made a simple game and I want to share it to my friend but he cant run it. I'm assuming it's because he has windows 10 and the LWJGL 2 native files don't support that (I've asumed that based ...
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Separating rendering from HWND

I'm considering separating my game simulation from the message loop. It seems odd to me to have other systems tied directly to the window in which my game is running. Most examples I see are ...
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How to avoid ghosting when pressing multiple keys?

I am working on a 2d side-scrolling pc game that uses SFML game library. The problem that I am not able to solve is that in many keyboards combination of three or more keys (like w + d + k) is not ...
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How to compile with OpenGL ES on Windows?

I downloaded OpenGL ES 3.1 sdk here. But when I tried to run (or compile and run) the executable in "samples" directory, I got the following message: The program can't start because libGLESv2.dll ...
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Is there a practical reason for saving game data in %UserProfile%\Documents instead of %AppData%?

My documents folder is flooded with subfolders of various games, including those of some very recent AAA titles. As a professional application developer with no experience in the gaming industry this ...
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Compile cocos2d-x Windows games without Visual Studio

I want to use cocos2d-x to make a Windows game. I used the cocos console: cocos compile -p WIN32 And apparently it needs Visual Studio. Is there an alternative ...
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How do I make games that interact with desktop windows?

I want to know how games like desktop pet games like Sheep work, so I can make my own: In this game, the creatures are being rendered directly to the desktop or over top other windows. How do they ...
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Zooming In SDL 2.0

I'm currently working on a project in which I render pictures raw. That is I use simple IMG_LoadTexture(), SDL_RenderCopy(). I want the program to be able to zoom in/out and textures to be scaled to ...
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Implementing a modal dialog from scratch with C++

Right now I'm implementing my modal dialogs in windows with a separate message loop after popping up the dialog. This straightforward an approach won't work with other systems that don't have message ...
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Touch taps only on very short flicks on Win7 with Monogame

I have an application on win7 which needs to support touch and mouse input using monogame. But reading touch taps proves to be a very hard thing. The TouchPanel is initialized like this: ...
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Screen tearing in emulator

I'm trying to make a game boy emulator, and I'm using Windows for the graphics (StretchDIBits). I'm getting screen tearing like this. I tried enabling vsync in ...
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hosting a windows game on a linux server [closed]

there! I am currently working on a game on Unreal 4, and although im still in early production(barely any code written, mostly visual assets at this point), i want to ask this now, so that i know how ...
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Where are the files UnityEngine.dll and UnityEditor.dll located on a Windows filesystem?

Visual Studio can't find the UnityX.dll files after I copied my assets folder from one computer to another. Where can I find these .DLLs? UnityEditor.dll UnityEditor.iOS.Extensions.XCode.dll ...
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Circle Depth Penetration

I'm resolving some collision between circles and I keep getting this problem. Note: The rectangles are perfect squares fitting the circles so when I type rect.Width I mean the radius of the circle. ...
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Why does the 3D window go blank on resuming from sleep/lock?

I have a 3d window hosted inside a WPF program. This is written in C#, using SlimDX. It uses a D3DImage subclass to support dx10 & dx11 rendertargets, like this site recommends: http://jmorrill....
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Native vs Desktop Resolution

I have code set up that finds the native resolution of a monitor and uses that to determine the resolution for (DirectX exclusive) fullscreen mode, using SetupAPI: ...
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ThreadAffinity being changed by OpenGL / ChoosePixelFormat

If I change thread affinity and then create the window used in my OpenGL game it changes the thread affinity to something else. I tracked down the exact API call (...
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3ds Max Skeleton Import into Unreal Engine Fail

I tried following the "Introduction to UE4 Animation and Rigging Tools" tutorial with maya but I dislike maya and don't under stand it so I tried importing the skeleton from the "3rd Person Game with ...
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Are SDL games trivially portable from Linux to Windows?

I have a small game made with SDL2 and I want to port it to Windows. Would I hav eto write a lot of #ifdefs to port it or will the very same code work on Windows ...
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What is the highest quality way to render warped text on Windows?

I need to render highly readable text, on par with DirectWrite+Cleartype+Truetype. The Cleartype system uses sub-pixel anti-aliasing. DirectWrite takes things a step further and moves letters around ...
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Why does glBindVertexArray sometimes fail (but mostly not)?

Quick outline: Test program that loads and displays big (3k x 4k) 16bit gray scale images (ca. 32MB). Using modern OpenGL (eg. 3.3 or so) with shaders VBOs VAOs etc. Running on Windows with OpenTK (...
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Unity3D - Cancel a build process (Windows, Unity 5)

I accidently pressed build for iOS and just realized that it might take a few hours to build the project. I tried to kill the unity process in the task manager, but on next start up unity instantly ...
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Cocos2D-JS Windows App in fullscreen mode (Win32)

I've been looking for a way to make my Cocos2D-JS app go into fullscreen mode, but there doesn't seem to be much documentation on Cocos2D-JS (or Cocos2D-x-js as some seem to call it.) This app is to ...
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SFML - How do I create an OpenGL context before showing the window?

I want to create an OpenGL context to initialize some assets before actually showing the window with SFML. How can I do this?
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How can I implement a real-time game loop in a text-based game?

I am trying to make a short text game with c++ to help me learn the language. I have made a version that basically displays texts, waits for an input, once the input is received it displays text, and ...
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Farseer physics engine: save world simulation and load at a later time

I have created a windows desktop game using monogame and the Velcro (formermy Farseer) Physics engine (Velcro Physics). In this game I would like to the user to be able to save the game and continue ...
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Problem getting mouse events while keys held down in SDL2

I'm attempting to write input capturing code using SDL2 on Windows. However, I'm running into a problem. Whenever a key is held down, the SDL event queue has no mouse movement, nor will the mouse ...
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Where to save game data?

For my game, I'm currently considering where I should save the player's information (configuration files, state saves, player generated content). 'Where' refers to the physical location on disk. I ...
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Bevel outline algorithm in 2D

I'm writing a program that creates animated blobs in 2D, to simulate cells. In order to beautify these objects, I'd like to give them a 3D look by adding a bevel-effect. How can this be achieved? ...
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Accessing DualShock 4 motion sensor in Windows (ideally Unity)

I'm trying to use a DualShock 4's IMU as a motion controller in Unity, under Windows 7. So far I've tried: DS4Windows (1.5.11): reads motion sensor data, but does not expose them to Unity as axes ...
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wglCreateContextAttribsARB is undefined

I've just downloaded the latest headers from the OpenGL registry and included them in my project. I am attempting to create an OpenGL 3+ context. Every tutorial/resource has used ...

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