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How can I run a shader over the entire screen without interfering with other running programs?

How can I run a shader over the entire screen without interfering with other running programs? Specifically, I'd like to adjust the screen output with usability tweaks for my severely colorblind ...
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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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Use of SpriteFonts without installing on host machine

I am working on a Windows game for my university project. In this project I am using a custom TrueType font which is not installed on any university computers. For submission my game is required to ...
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MVP Matrix * Vector3 = Black Screen? [closed]

I'm relatively new to computer graphics so please take it easy. I created a ModelViewProjection Matrix and I sent it to my shader: ...
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Saving Game Data In Windows Store App

I am creating a windows store game using unity . I want to save the current high score data . I most probably use StreamReader / StreamWriter for saving data but when i build the executable for ...
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SetRenderTarget(null) clearing previous draw calls

I'm not sure if everything's working as it should be or whether I'm just not doing something properly, but I couldn't find anything that discussed this so I thought I'd ask here. I'm using Monogame 3....
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problem loading Collada DAE model using Assimp in OepnGL 4.4

I am loading a model in my OpenGL application using Assimp library like this : ...
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Save Texture2D to file in Monogame

I'm working on a tilesheet builder tool for my game to speed up tile creation, and I need to save a generated texture2D as a png. I've tried using the .SaveAsPng function but it isn't implemented in ...
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SDL_AddTimer + SDL_GL_MakeCurrent not working on Windows [closed]

I'm messing around with C++, OpenGL and SDL doing a game that should be able to run in Windows and Mac OS X. I have a problem that only happens on Windows. Let me describe the scenario. First I ...
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Why is my application getting more CPU usage while it's halting the operation [closed]

I have a question about the way OS gives CPU time to the applications. Usually when I render my scene with a single object in it I get ~8% CPU usage, but when I stop the framework for further process ...
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OpenGL setup on Windows

I have been trying to use OpenGL for two days now. First on Mac, then on Windows. The problem with Mac is that it doesn't support the newer versions of OpenGL. I ran a tutorial that actually did get ...
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What is Windows' software rendering API?

We usually use OpenGL or DirectX to work with the GPU. If I want to use the CPU to render 2D/3D graphics, how does it work and what API can I use for it on Windows? I know there is no benefit in ...
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What's the best way to set up an OpenGL draw loop in windows?

On mac os x, there's a way to pass the system a function pointer that is triggered at an ideal time to start your drawing code. These are the CVDisplayLink tools. ...
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How to make OpenGL rendering resolution independent from its window context resolution?

Can the rendering resolution of OpenGL and the window size (at least for the Windows OS) be separated? For example, I may only want to render at 400x300 resolution, but I want my window size to be ...
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Play video from StreamingAssets folder in Windows Media Player?(Unity 3D)

I can play video which is there in my StreamingAssets folder. But is there a way in which I click a button and the same video gets played in the Windows Media Player. I researched a lot on this but ...
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Is IDirectInput8::FindDevice totally broken on Windows 7?

I'm developing on Windows 7, and using DirectInput8 for my input needs. I'm tracking gamepad additions and removals (that is, GUID_DEVINTERFACE_HID devices) using ...
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How can I set the attribute index location?

I am trying to set up a shader which takes three input parameters. I have the following code: ...
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How can I use ARB_debug_output with SDL on Windows?

I'm trying to port a small GL program that I've been working on from Linux to Windows. I have the following: ...
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How do I deal with timeout detection and recovery in D3D?

What is exactly measured when checking TDR in Windows? What do I need to do in my D3D11 app to tell TDR that long rendering is okay? I've already split the workload into smaller batches, but how do I ...
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Setting up cube map texture parameters in OpenGL

I see alot of tutorials and sources use the following code snippet when defining each face of a cube map: ...
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How to draw a rotatable and zoomable sphere?

My game is a sort of business simulation game of Earth, and I want the main interface to be just like a google earth view. Is there a way to do this with built in OpenGL features or do I have to ...
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Finding the monitors orientation in XNA for Windows

Just to be clear this is not for Windows Phone 7. =) I've got some interesting requirements for a project and I'm having trouble trying to find the information I need. I have two monitors. The ...
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Is it possible to use ALSA or OSS on Windows? [closed]

Has nobody written a wrapper over DirectSound or something yet?
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MonoGame crash trying to load font from .xnb file

My MonoGame project uses a pre-compiled .xnb file to load a sprite font, and it works fine on Windows XP. The .xnb file is marked as content and copied to the output directory. I've copied the ...
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In XNA, what symbols are available for conditionally-compiling platform-specific code?

In XNA, what defines are set to allow me to determine if my code is running on a PC with Windows, Xbox, or Windows Phone? Right now I am assuming it is these three: ...
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Monogame crashes without any change

I've written a game in MonoGame, which works great on my desktop computer. It's running Windows 8, has a good graphics card and can be assumed to be up to date with everything. However, when I run on ...
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Large resolution differences

I want to develop a game on multiple devices such as PC, Android or IOS. Want it to be in 1080p, but that means a massive scale down for the smartphones. I know how to do that, just render everything ...
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Game loop on windows

I have seen different "basic" game loops both from books like "Introduction to 3D game programming with DX11" or online tutorial ( Rastertek ) and if we take off all the fancy stuff to control ...
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Do I need to ask Microsoft for permission to use their products logo?

I am currently making a trailer of my game for my college project, I would like to note that my game is cross platform. Do I need to ask for permission to use those images in such situation? - When I ...
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What's the equivalent of wglShareLists for Mac OS?

I'm trying to share lists between two contexts on Mac OS but despite my research I couldn't come up with an answer so far. I've found that NSOpenGLContext was able to initialize a context with a ...
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Windows wchar_t to char conversion errors [closed]

I have been following this code from "Introduction to 3D Game Programming with Directx 10" and I am typing out the main class. While I was typing I noticed a few errors. I tryed googling them but ...
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How can I debug _why_ glDrawArrays is very slow?

I'm working on a game that uses CEGUI and Ogre. Recently, we've discovered that some of our customers with GeForce4 MX 4000's, performance is terrible. After a night spent debugging, I've tracked ...
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.NET in Windows ME [closed]

So I'm used to work with C# and I recently started studying C++. So I have a Vista computer, which I'm using right now, but I also have an old Windows Millennium Edition Computer, and I also wanna ...
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How can I access game instance data in a window procedure callback?

In the window procedure message processing function, I have come across a couple of things where I just have no idea what to do apart from declare a class globally so that my window procedure can see ...
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Installing PhysicsFS on Mingw

I am trying to install PhysicsFS (icculus.org/physfs/) on my Win 7 with MinGW. But I am having hard time doing it. I googled it as well but still nothing - I have used linux environment and make ...
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How to remove text from a command line box?

I'm currently writting a text based game and am currently having a slight issue where all of the text on the screen keeps going up and have had a couple of the testers complaining that it makes the ...
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Kinect for Windows Commercial License

Kinect for Windows SDK 1.6 is available for users to download. What I enquire is: Can I publish a commercial game with it? Do I have to apply for anything? I've searched through the Microsoft's ...
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Augment an existing game with touch gestures

I want to enhance Homeworld 2 gameplay with touch gestures. The game is running on Windows. So, two questions: Is it possible to wrap the game with a program that would capture touch gestures, ...
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DXGI and 2+ full screen displays on Windows 7

I am developing a program that needs two full screen Direct3D dispalys. According to the documentation I should create the swap chains in windowed mode and then switch to full screen mode. While this ...
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Using DirectX9 within Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8?

Asking the question here simply because my PC is down for the count for a while and wasn't able to stave a curiosity before that happened. I picked up a few books about programming Games in DirectX, ...
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Packaging XNA game studio with project

I published an XNA game (for Windows only) using Visual Studio's publish feature which is supposed to handle dependencies and all that. When I installed it on myself it verified system requirements ...
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Moving the camera as in a first person shooter

I am trying to implement the movement of the camera with the mouse. The result I want to achieve is the same that you get when you move your aim in a first person shooter. Here is the code I wrote, ...
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XNA Games running on Windows 8

Will Games developed on XNA work under a Windows 8 environment? I know the XNA project was killed off, and you can't develop it on Windows 8 (apparently), but will they still work under windows 8? I ...
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Unity game onto Windows 8 store

I've been searching around the web to see if it is possible to submit a unity game onto the windows 8 store. All I have found so far are articles months old saying it is coming soon, can anyone give ...
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Why do most game devs prefer OGL for OS X and D3D for Windows? [closed]

Today I decided to check what Diablo 3 developers used to do graphics: OpenGL or Direct3D? My mind was completely blown: For Windows, they've used D3D and for OS X they've used OGL. I did some ...
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Help with Windows RawInput

I am having some trouble to receive and interpret mouse movement data from RawInput. Generally mouse input seems to work, I can query mouse buttons and receive updates of mouse movement. The problem ...
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Creating transparent image with localGraphicsConfig not always working

I'm trying to use GraphicsConfiguration.createCompatibleImage to create transparent images. This creates an empty image which I'm filling with a mosaic pattern ...
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D3D/DXGI handle fullscreen transition

I have a D3D11 application, and I want to add proper fullscreen suport. Now I can let DXGI switch my window to fullscreen for me, and I'm under the impression that DXGI will take care of everything ...
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DX11 application running on Windows XP using only DX9?

I'm developing an application that utilizes DX11. I know that DX11 is only available on Windows 7 (and Vista with SP). I wonder if there is some way to run the application on Windows XP and use only ...
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At this point in time, avoid XNA? [closed]

XNA seemed like a valid option a few years ago, but XNA was never a real success, and now it seems like a footnote, even Microsoft seems to treat it that way. Should I just go the DirectX route ...

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