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  • Blog Post: Using FarSeer Physics helper in Windows Phone 7 NO CODE development

    First you will need to have Visual Studio Pro or Ultimate or Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone 7.1 on your system, and Expression Blend. In any case, install the Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone 7.1 SDK , unless you have already downloaded it. Now you can use FarSeer Physics Helper is now...
  • Blog Post: Free information on how secure your code: Prism and Windows Phone 7

    With WikiLeaks, and Christmas, I am certain that you may be thinking about what you should be learning during that time between Christmas and New Years.  How about how to write secure code in Windows Presentation Foundation?  How do you create code in a way that is repeatable.  If you...
  • Blog Post: Data Structures on the Windows Phone 7: Reading & Writing Isolated Storage

      How do you put data into isolated storage, how do you read data that is in isolated storage?  You’re right, I have been a big tease around the phone and lists and reading/writing to isolated storage.  In a later example, I will cover the use off lists into and out of isolated storage...
  • Blog Post: Data Structures: Creating Isolated Storage Files and Directories

      In how to use an isolated storage to store a list that can then be used when your project tombstones or you need to save information.  In this example, we will take a look at the file structure formed as well as why the file looks the way it does.  Isolated storage is the only way you...
  • Blog Post: Taking it up a notch: Saying Thank You for that XBox you got for Christmas

    Or for whatever reason you got that wonderful XBox.  Now make an Avatar say thank you, this will really get them talking about how mature, smart and creative.  Unless I am at the table, but I’ll keep quiet, if you bring me another piece of pumpkin pie and the good coffee, not that crud that...
  • Blog Post: You got the XBox, and now you want to put a simple game on it!

    You got the new XBox, you signed up for the Silver version of XBox Live and you get your free one month Gold level membership, what should you do? Well, first, go to http://creators.xna.com and download all of the premium material before your free Gold Level membership dries up at the end of January...
  • Blog Post: Using Functions in C#

    In the video that I have embedded in this blog post, I am restarting my blog and will work out the curriculum issues that I have been talking about.  Got caught up in the Imagine Cup, it all worked out really well for the team I am on, have to shout out for Cy Khormaee, Bradley Jensen and Krishna...
  • Blog Post: Building a Breakout game and Steve Jobs

    Taking a slight diversion, the rumors about Steve Job's health do not seem to be confirmed, and let's hope this innovator is healthy. I hope that he is just sick of MacWorld and is hanging around with his wife and four children, working on the next new thing to give Microsoft a run for the money. See...
  • Blog Post: Why start game design by using Popfly to do your design?

    You have basically two choices in getting started with your game: 1. Pull out the crayons and start drawing game levels, if you are wanting to get started quickly, you will need to make it a side scroller like the template game: Platformer, which shows up when you do File-New Project and it has an image...
  • Blog Post: Installing XNA 3.0 Game Studio getting ready to build a Christmas Gift!

    It's Christmas time and what better thing to do than to build a game to give away as a Christmas gift? Especially one that works on many different devices? To get started you will need to make sure you have one of the versions of Visual Studio Express, Visual Studio Professional or Visual Studio Team...
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