Thoughts about setup and deployment issues, WiX, XNA, the .NET Framework and Visual Studio
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To go along with the recent release of the final version of XNA Game Studio 3.0, we have posted a set of updated starter kits that will work with Visual Studio 2008 or Visual C# 2008 Express Edition and XNA Game Studio 3.0.
You can find the download pages for the starter kits on the Creators Club site at http://creators.xna.com/en-US/education/starterkits/.
Each of the starter kits has download links for both XNA Game Studio 2.0 and XNA Game Studio 3.0 versions. When visiting the download pages, make sure that you download the MSIs that match the version of XNA Game Studio that you plan to use.
The installers for the 3.0 starter kits will check your system and verify that you have a Visual Studio 2008 edition installed and have XNA Game Studio 3.0 installed. After installing, the starter kits will appear in the My Templates section of Visual Studio new project dialog under the Visual C# node in the XNA Game Studio 3.0 sub-node.
Earlier this week, we released updated versions of the existing XNA Game Studio starter kits on the Creators