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OK - so I've spent the last couple hours downloading XNA Game Studio Express, Visual C# Express, and a boatload of other stuff from Microsoft so I can take the plunge and start learning game development with XNA. Basically after talking with the guys at PodcastStudio.NET during Code Camp last weekend about old school games, and game development in general I got more interested in XNA.The thing that really drove me was a tiny little comment in the FAQ which stated:

Q: Does the XNA Framework support Windows and Pocket PC devices?
The XNA Framework currently does not support Windows Mobile or Pocket PC devices, but based on customer feedback this may be a direction we expand the XNA Framework in the future. We know that developing games for is a hot area of growth and one we would like to support in the future.

If there's a chance this will be available for Pocket PC's of the future, I want to get started now so I can take full advantage if (hope!) it does happen down the road!

Now that I've got all my stuff downloaded I'm in the process of setting up a Virtual PC for my XNA adventures. Hopefully I'll have better luck with this than I did when I got the bright idea to try installing Vista on a VPC....(yeah I know there are workarounds *now* but they sure were lacking back when I tried in the first place!)

Oh.....Theo - we might have to do a “Theo and Lou“ show on XNA in the future so let me know when you're ready ;)


Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:02 PM XNA | Back to top

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Yeah! Another GWB guy getting into XNA! I've been having a blast so far.

If you're looking for some XNA resources, I've collected a ton of links on my site. I've also been putting up some simple tutorials as I learn this stuff myself.

Looking forward to seeing what you end up playing with.
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Thanks for the tips and resources - I'm checking them out now!
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Ooooohhh....I think I feel another Game Design Contest brewing.
Left by Jeff Julian on Sep 19, 2006 8:28 PM

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