Game Studio 4.0 beta notes

Game Studio 4.0 beta notes

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So, the XNA 4.0 beta is available for your downloading delight.

Nick has a great article about the new touch gestures API.

In other notes:

  • HiDef is now fully implemented on Windows
  • Profile validation is now implemented, so if you try to do HiDef stuff in a Reach game, you get a nice exception message
  • Why is this called the Windows Phone Developer tools now instead of XNA Game Studio, with XBox 360 support being delayed so considerably? Is 360/PC support being deprioritized for a push on Windows Phone? That's really disappointing if so.

  • Will the next release be RTM?

    Can't wait to play with 4.0 on Xbox 350! :)

  • And by Xbox 350 of course I mean Xbox 360.

  • @Kevin see Michael Klucher’s explanation of the fubar: [1]

    @Shawn Is it possible to select a profile at runtime (I haven’t had a chance to install the beta and remember some project setting only)? If so, yay! If not, why? Having to distribute two binaries and somehow launch the right one seems a bit annoying, even with my unconditional love for voodoo…

     [1]: klucher.com/.../hey-you-got-xna-game-studio-in-my-windows-phone-developer-tools

  • > Is it possible to select a profile at runtime

    Sure.

  • Is 360 support being delayed because you're adding Kinect support?  I'd be quite happy if you said that was the case...  :D :D

  • @Andrew I bet that's what "touch gestures API" is code for. Just hold a ragdoll against your multitouch device to simulate Kinect support.

  • Is XNA still going to be supported as a stand-alone Windows release without the mobile SDK?

  • > Is 360 support being delayed

    Who said it was delayed? It looks bang on schedule to me!

    re. Kinect in GS4, we've made no announcements about that. Given how much detail we have already announced, and that we just released a beta with no Kinect support, you could reasonably draw your own conclusions :-)

  • > Is XNA still going to be supported as a stand-alone Windows release without the mobile SDK?

    Check out Michael Klucher's article that Björn linked to above.

  • Hi, where do I find the "D3DX analysis" option?

    >>Developers must deselect D3DX analysis to run the PIX for Windows performance tool.

    Didn't find it in the dx control panel.

    Thanks!

  • > Hi, where do I find the "D3DX analysis" option?

    blogs.msdn.com/.../using-pix-with-xna-game-studio-4-0.aspx

  • Is there an easy way to get the project solutions from VS8 and GS3.X converted to VS10 and GS4?

  • help! i cannot install. it says:

    "Setup has detected that following incompatible version of products or components are installed on your machine. Please uninstall the followng produces or components in specified order:

    - Microsoft Windows Phone Developer Tools

    "

    however, that item doesn't appear in the 'Programs & Features' panel, so I can't uninstall it.

    what to do?

  • Same thing here,can't uninstall Microsoft Windows Phone Developer Tools

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