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Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0

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  • Version: 4.0
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 makes it easier than ever to create great video games for Windows-based PCs, Xbox 360 consoles, and Windows Phone

  • XNA Game Studio 4.0 is a programming environment that allows you to use Visual Studio 2010 to create games for Windows Phone, the Xbox 360 console, and Windows-based computers. XNA Game Studio 4.0 includes the XNA Framework 4.0, which is a set of managed libraries designed for game development based on Microsoft .NET Framework 4.


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

  • To run XNA Framework games on a computer running a Windows operating system, you need a graphics card that supports, at minimum, Shader Model 1.1 and DirectX 9.0c. We recommend using a graphics card that supports Shader Model 2.0, which is required by some samples and starter kits. To execute and debug XNA Framework games for Windows Phone with the Windows Phone emulator, you need a graphics card that supports, at minimum, DirectX 10, with a supporting WDDM 1.1 driver. To develop XNA Framework games for Xbox 360, you need a hard disk installed on your Xbox 360 console. Other hardware requirements for XNA Game Studio 4.0 are identical to those for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

Installation Instructions

  • 1. Install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.2. Obtain the latest updates for Visual Studio from Microsoft Update.3. Download and run the Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 installer.4. Follow the setup instructions.5. Launch Visual Studio 2010 from Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 on the Start menu.

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