This is Part 1 of an introductory series on game programming using the Microsoft .NET Framework and managed DirectX 9.0.
WARNING: Managed DirectX is no longer supported. If you want to do 3D graphics with the .NET Framework, please use XNA (http://creators.xna.com)
In this article, we are going to look at another facet of DirectX, the ability to control sound devices.
Software: Visual Basic or Visual C# Express Editions
In this video, I'm running a preview version of QuakeLight a Silverlight-based port of Quake. Its very impressive to see an old-school classic game come to life in Silverlight 2. Stunned, along with others, I interviewed
Julien Frelat about the story behind QuakeLight,…
You may not be able to write
Quake in .NET, but with the UT3 Bots Starter Kit you could write your Bot in .NET for Unreal Tournament 3. James Lissiak demonstrates how to write a simple Bot and the Silverlight-based visualization for real-time
In this article, Brian Peek demonstrates how to connect to and use the Nintendo Wiimote from C# and VB.NET. The final output is an easy-to-use managed API for the Wiimote that can be used in any managed application.
is building games in Silverlight, but he also likes to build games in XNA. The obvious move then is to create a library that allows you to run XNA games within Silverlight. And no code changes to the XNA games would be ideal. That's exactly what Bill has
done, and the…
In the middle of the summer you might think Microsoft would take a break and kick-back but clearly that's not how we roll. In addition to Office 2010 and Windows 7- Microsoft made news in a few other ways...
Microsoft hired the Apple guy?
Linux is my homeboy
Xbox Handheld coming…
Coding4Fun Show is a new series dedicated to interviewing people creating fun and interesting projects with a bit of "how to" mixed in.
In this first episode, I interview
Andy Beaulieu, creator of the
Physics Helper for Silverlight, Blend, and Farseer. Learn a bit about…
I met with the folks from Carnegie Mellon who created the Dungeons and Dragons game
on Microsoft Surface called
Surfacescapes, which is a double helping of geek. I asked them about some of the challenges they faced, some of the decisions they made (like virtual dice), and where they hope…
Microsoft employees are often as passionate about their hobbies as they are with their work. Salvador Patuel is an ADM out of our UK office during the day, but he's a hobbiest commercial airline pilot at night. Salvador loves flying so much he decided to build an elaborate controller to make…