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Learn how to download, install, and test Microsoft's XNA Game Studio.

Revised: Wed May 04 10:15:51 CDT 2016

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Preface

This module is one in a collection of modules designed primarily for teaching GAME 1343 Game and Simulation Programming I at Austin Community College in Austin, TX. These modules are intended to supplementand not to replace the textbook.

The modules were originally published for use with XNA 3.1 , were upgraded for use with XNA 4.0 , and as of May 2016 are being upgraded for use with XNA 4.0 Refresh .

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According to Microsoft, "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."

The purpose of this module is to help you get started programming using the XNA Game Studio.

Download and installation instructions

The download and installation information regarding the Microsoft website changes frequently. The information in this section is current as of May 2016.

Introduction

I typically teach this course once each year in theSummer session via Distance Learning. For the past several years, students have reported that it has become increasingly difficult to find and download thenecessary Microsoft software for the course. In preparation for the Summer 2016 session, I decided to do the following:

  • Clean the old software off of my computer.
  • Download and install new software.
  • Document the process for the benefit of students who may need to do the same.

Software upgrade

I also decided to upgrade from XNA 4.0 to a newer product named Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh . Here is what Microsoft has to say about the newer product:

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh updates XNA Game Studio 4.0 to fix bugs and add support for developing games that target Windows Phone OS 7.1and developing games in Visual Basic.

This course doesn't address Visual Basic or Windows Phone, but bug fixes are always welcome.

XNA installation instructions

Microsoft's installation instructions for the new software read as follows:

  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 Refresh installer.
  4. Follow the setup instructions.

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