XNA 4.0 2D Point Sprite & Custom Texture Particle Demo

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Here’s a quick XNA 4.0 particle demo. It can use a custom texture or if no texture is passed, it’ll emulate point sprites by using a 1×1 similar to my previous post regarding SpriteBatch based lines. Check out the source code and take a look for yourself. Download Source Code [pro-player type=”mp4″]https://www.terrybutler.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Particle2D.mp4[/pro-player]

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MOD Monday #29

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Here is “Klim’s Theme” by Jim Young, also known as U4ia, who wrote the music that featured in the game LineWars II. This song is somewhat different to the majority of the songs I’ve posted so far in that it heavily features a piano. It also has a great bass line later into the song. […]

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Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP First Impressions

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What I should have mentioned was XNA 4.0 was just a part of the download mentioned in the last post. It also allows the writing of Silverlight applications and under the Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition. It’s been a while since I’ve used XNA in any form whatsoever, so coming into XNA 4.0 with a […]

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Getting Started with XNA 4.0

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I’m going to get started with learning XNA 4.0 especially as it allows development for the new Microsoft Phone 7 device, which for me, to leverage such an existing technology that I understand, at least to a small degree and can basically get straight into, is quite an exciting prospect. Here’s are the goodies: MSDN […]

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Alien Versus Predator (Asura Engine) Extraction Utility

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I’m currently trying to extract some stuff from a .PC file. These are ZLib encoded files and the data within seem to be uncompressed files of various kinds (.DDS, .WAV, etc). I hope to extract some of the model files and textures, probably of the Aliens, and have them rendered in either an XNA or […]

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Website Development – Internet Explorer Versions Testing

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While searching for how to check Internet Explorer 5.5 / 6.0 and so on in Windows 7, I came across this invaluable little tool called IETester. This application allows you to test a website on IE 5.5, IE 6.0, IE 7.0, IE 8.0 as well as whatever version you currently have installed all from within […]

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MOD Monday #28

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Here is “Ch2” by Vital. Download MP3 Download MOD

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New Heroes of Might and Magic III Map (H3M) File Compressor / Decompressor Tool Released!

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This new utility allows for Heroes of Might and Magic II Map (H3M) files to be compressed and decompressed for power users. Please see this page for more details and a download link.

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MOD Monday #27

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Here is “Into the Woods” by Reaper. Download MP3 Download MOD

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Lost S06E06 (Sundown) – Figure in the Smoke Monster

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While watching Sundown, I couldn’t help but notice something in the smoke, so I took a closer look and it definitely appears as though there is a human figure within the smoke as it passes over Kate and Claire. While it isn’t as obvious in the still below, the shape you can see toward the […]

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