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XNA Game Studio 4.0 Japanese language pack now available for download

XNA Game Studio 4.0 Japanese language pack now available for download

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At the end of last week, the XNA Game Studio team released the XNA Game Studio 4.0 Japanese language pack.  I wanted to provide some more information about this language pack and some download links to help you get started.  My colleague Yuichi Ito has also posted an introduction to the XNA Game Studio 4.0 Japanese language pack in Japanese on his blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ito/archive/2010/10/21/xna-game-studio-4-0-language-pack-released.aspx.

XNA Game Studio 4.0 Japanese language pack links

Here are some links to help you get started if you want to use the XNA Game Studio 4.0 Japanese language pack:

How to install the XNA Game Studio 4.0 Japanese language pack

You must first install XNA Game Studio 4.0 before installing the Japanese language pack.  You can install XNA Game Studio 4.0 by using one of the following installers:

  • Windows Phone Developer Tools – this will allow you to develop games for Windows, Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7.  The Windows Phone Developer Tools is currently only available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
  • XNA Game Studio 4.0 standalone installer – this will allow you to develop games for Windows and Xbox 360.  You must install a compatible version of Visual Studio 2010 (Visual C# 2010 Express or Visual Studio 2010 Professional or better) before installing the standalone version of XNA Game Studio 4.0.

What is included in the XNA Game Studio 4.0 Japanese language pack

The XNA Game Studio 4.0 Japanese language pack provides localized versions of the following XNA Game Studio 4.0 components:

  • UI components in the Visual Studio IDE that are installed by XNA Game Studio 4.0 including menu items, toolbars, property pages
  • XNA Game Studio 4.0 project templates and item templates
  • IntelliSense comments for XNA Framework APIs
  • XNA Game Studio 4.0 documentation
  • XNA Game Studio Device Manager
  • MSBuild tasks and targets
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