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  • Blog Post: DLLs: Important stuff, and questions about Angelina Jolie’s use of DLLs

    Original title for this blog:   OMG: I appeared to have made a commitment to show how to build a dll in a previous blog and Angelina Jolie tells her story about DLLs I am sorry, I made the statement: “In this blog, we will create a simple DLL that works in both Windows 7, Vista and the like, as...
  • Blog Post: Class Diagram: Star Trek Enterprise as Love Boat

    Using Class Diagrams Check out the video to see how to use class diagrams! Now I am thinking that this racing game, was a bad choice due to it’s requirement for excellent processing, and doesn’t run well on laptops in debug mode.  I initially started this series of blogs using a “gaming” machine...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: New Zune Review: Create games on the Zune

    Wow, with the new CTP release of the XNA Game Studio 3.0 you can create games that work on the Zune. Since we only talk about things you can do using the Express products on this blog, you will need to download VC# 2008 Express. However, if you have access to the Visual Studio 2008 Professional or VSTS...
  • Blog Post: Pong in 5 Minutes and a careful analysis of Point

    Investigating the Point concept in XNA and Pong What is the Point in XNA? Take a look at this video, and use the code snippets below to follow along, the simple graphic is included. ";" mce_src="http://blogs.msdn.com/blogfiles/devschool/WindowsLiveWriter/cec3fdfd5651_EBBF/video23e853588e26...
  • Blog Post: Code Snippets: Again with the code snippets

    Well the space aliens were asking me about code snippets again, and they were curious if they had to create a separate file for each of the code snippets and put them in the same folder, or could they put them all in the same file. Then again, if you think that these space aliens might be able cross...
  • Blog Post: Pong: The adventure begins again, join in NOW, ADD Graphics

    To use code snippets make sure to download the file attachment to this blog! Use the text to follow along with the video, if possible use two monitors for this to really make sense. PONG: The adventure continues ...
  • Blog Post: Building an XNA game and having fun!

    Ok, ok, I have been having some mental issues, now that I have repaired my aluminum foil hat, and added some new features, I can get back to writing about the writing programs to communicate with space aliens. Gee whiz, in one of my past lives, I used to design satellite systems, so I guess this works...
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