Monday, August 20, 2007

Starting with game development for XBOX360

First start off with downloading Visual C# 2005 Express Edition, afterwards you will need to apply SP1 for Visual Studio Express Edition (Rather strange that you can't use Visual Studio 2005 Professional - fortunately you can just install the different versions side by side. ) Once you have installed VS2005, you will need to download XNA Game Studio Express 1.0 Refresh. Update:  I just learned that version 2.0 of XNA will be available end 2007 - that version will support all versions ov Visual Studio - For more info see Announcing XNA Game Studio


All tools are free of charge but when you want to debug and/or play games on your XBox 360 you will need a XNA creators club subscription . Steps you will need to go through to get the thing running:

Happy XNA-ing ...

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1 comment:

Servé Hermans said...

Funny. Yesterday evening I decided to dedicate my blog to Sharepoint and I deleted all the game development stuff. Today I see this article on your blog appearing. Anyway, I've another tip: have a look at the Garage Games TorqueX open beta. It's a great addition to XNA for 2D and 3D development. And it makes your life a lot easier. And the TorqueX engine is free. By the way: thanx for the great Sharepoint blog articles.