DOWNLOAD MICROSOFT XNA GAME STUDIO 4

Preface

I typically teach this course once each year in the Summer session via Distance Learning. For the past several years, students have sầu reported that it has become increasingly difficult to lớn find and download the necessary Microsoft software for the course. In preparation for the Summer năm nhâm thìn session, I decided to vì the following:

Clean the old software off of my computer.Download and install new software.Document the process for the benefit of students who may need khổng lồ vì chưng the same.Software upgrade

I also decided khổng lồ upgrade from XNA 4.0 to a newer hàng hóa named Microsoft XNA trò chơi Studio 4.0 Refresh. Here is what Microsoft has khổng lồ say about the newer product:

Microsoft XNA trò chơi Studio 4.0 Refresh updates XNA Game Studio 4.0 lớn fix bugs và add tư vấn for developing games that target Windows Phone OS 7.1 và developing games in Visual Basic.

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XNA installation instructions

Microsoft"sinstallation instructions for the new software read as follows:

Install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Obtain the latest updates for Visual Studio from Microsoft Update.Download & run the Microsoft XNA trò chơi Studio 4.0 Refresh installer.Follow the thiết lập instructions.

As you can see from the installation instructions, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is required. This has been a big part of the student"s problems in downloading và installing the software in previous semesters.

However, adifferent page indicates that Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express Edition will suffice in place of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. That page reads as follows:

XNA trò chơi Studio 4.0 Refresh works with any of the following Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 products.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express Edition Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition

I will have more khổng lồ say about this later.

Cleaning off the old software

I began by using the software removal procedures in the Control Panel lớn remove sầu three different Microsoft XNA items và one item titled Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express - ENU. At that point, my computer had no XNA capability and no Visual C# capability.

Downloading Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express Edition

A big part of the student"s problems in previous semesters has been the difficulty of finding & downloading Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express Edition.

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The only way that I have sầu found to lớn download it is by clicking the following link:Visual Studio 2010 Express All-in-One ISO and saving the tệp tin named VS2010Express1.iso that is downloaded.

This file not only contains Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express Edition, it also contains the express editions for several other languages as well. However, it is not an installable product at this point.

Preparing the ISO tệp tin for software installation

There is more than one way to install the software in the ISO file. You might benefit by doing some online retìm kiếm inkhổng lồ how to install the software in an ISO tệp tin. Here is how I did it with Windows 7:

Insert a blank DVD in the DVD burner. (A blank CD would probably also work but I didn"t have one.)Right-cliông xã on the ISO file.Select Open With...Select Windows Disk Image BurnerFollow the disk burning instructions.Remove sầu the DVD from the burner when complete & label it Visual Studio 2010 Express or something similar.

The resulting DVD contains an installable version of Visual Studio 2010 Express, which in turn contains Visual C# 2010 Express and some other programs as well.

Installing Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express Edition

Insert the DVD in the DVD reader & select Setup.hta. You should then be given a choice as to lớn which of the express edition programs you want to lớn install.

Select Visual C# & follow the installation instructions.

When the installation is complete, you should be able to lớn see Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express if you open the Start menu và enter 2010 in the tìm kiếm box.

At this point, you can run the program, open the Help thực đơn, & select Check for Updates to lớn satisfy the second thành tựu underXNA installation instructions.

Downloading và installing XNA 4.0 Refresh

This is the easy part. Clickhere khổng lồ visit a page where you can download the setup file named XNAGS40_thiết đặt.exe for Microsoft XNA trò chơi Studio 4.0 Refresh. Download, save, double click the tệp tin, and follow instructions to install the software.

When the installation is complete, XNA should be merged with Visual C# và you should be able to begin creating the programs for the course at XNA Game Studio.

I have confirmed that all of the assignment and sample program for this course, which were originally written using XNA 4.0 exexinh đẹp properly under XNA 4.0 Refresh.