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XNA is a game framework by Microsoft that allows deployment for Windows, Windows Phone & Xbox 360.

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Could SDL be used to target Xbox 360?

We're looking at developing a 2D game that could target Xbox 360. Ideally, we'd also like to submit the game via the XNA program so that gamers could try out the game over Xbox Live. We really love ...
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XNA for multiplayer game?

I've made a few games without using XNA and recently started to see some documents and samples around and took an interest on it but i have a few doubts for going into it or not. What limitations do ...
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XNA: Deforming/Destroying a model

I want to be able to destroy and deform a car in-game. For example, I want two cars to crash and a) break the meshes apart (probably applying force to fly them apart) and b) deform the mesh (like ...
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XNA development tutorials [closed]

Can anybody guide me about where can I get the basic starter tutorials for developing using XNA framework?
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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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In XNA, how do I dynamically load parts of a large 2D world map?

I want to develop a huge world map; at least 8000×6000 pixels in size. I have broken it into a 10×10 grid of 800×600-pixel PNG images. To avoid loading everything into memory, the images should be ...
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Why does Farseer 2.x store temporaries as members and not on the stack? (.NET)

UPDATE: This question refers to Farseer 2.x. The newer 3.x doesn't seem to do this. I'm using Farseer Physics Engine quite extensively at the moment, and I've noticed that it seems to store a lot of ...
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How can I add a Silverlight menu/hud/interface to an XNA game?

There are some programs that allow you to design some menus/hud/interfaces in flash and then insert them into your game. But is there something similar for making all of this stuff in Silverlight and ...
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Feasibility of an XNA game on PC

A friend and I are doing a 2D XNA game. Thus far, the API seems really cool and performance is acceptable. My question is more towards the release of it though. As other developers how have done ...
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What is a good method for coloring textures based on a palette in XNA?

I've been trying to work on a game with the look of an 8-bit game using XNA, specifically using the NES as a guide. The NES has a very specific palette and each sprite can use up to 4 colors from ...
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What are some known 2D/3D physics engines for XNA? [closed]

I'm looking for a physics engine to use in an XNA project (2D or 3D). Because it's for XNA, it needs to fulfill some requirements: Not necessarily free, but close to it is obviously preferred Managed ...
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Is there any Lua API that works with C# for PC & XBox 360 Development? [closed]

I am reading a book on Game Development in which they show you how to make scripts for your game in Lua. They program Lua and use it from C++, but I was wondering if there is a library or API to use ...
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Is the XNA framework appropriate for server side programming?

I'm looking to create a text based MUD, so a lot of the elements of the XNA framework seem appropriate to what I need. Especially things like the general game loop, networking, etc. It looks like ...
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What are typical pitfalls when writing games with a managed Language like C#? [closed]

What pitfalls did you encounter when writing games for the PC with a managed Language like C# and how did you solve them?