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Get to know Machaira...  Moderator
Full Name Jim Perry
Nickname Machaira 
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GD Gathering City Abingdon, MD, United States
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Some recent topics started on our forums
Shader for halo effect on 2D logo? I'm looking to create a shader to apply a glowing halo around a logo, something similar to the post corona shader in the nVidia FX Composer library. Can anyone point me to something that does this? Thanks! 
Posted October 7, 2010 9:21:29 AM
XNA Game Studio 4.0 Announced Kluch let's the cat out of the bag, finally! Jump on board now while the train is still at the station! [grin] 
Posted March 9, 2010 12:19:46 PM
XNA Game Studio 4.0 Announced XNA Game Studio 4.0 AnnouncedPosted by: Jim Perry at March 9, 2010 12:25:49 PMMichael Klucher lets a cat out of the bag as part of Microsoft’s GDC 2010 info - 
Posted March 9, 2010 12:25:49 PM
Microsoft's Game Room Surely, I'm not the first person to post this here? [grin] I'm normally the last one with news. 
Posted January 8, 2010 7:59:58 AM
Getting rid of stale/wrong metadata in web service OK, this is seriously ticking me off. I have a web service for allowing the entering of data through a WinForms apps. The web service references a DLL that contains an Item class where one of the members is an enum of bind types: None Bindon... 
Posted July 16, 2009 9:50:52 AM
Space Siege Demo Played it and thought "Meh." It was ok, but not spectacular. There wasn't enough of it to see how the enhancements you find affect the supposed relationships with other people or even how much better they make the character, other than being able... 
Posted July 30, 2008 11:15:56 AM
Dr. Horrible == good? The first two acts of this three part Joss Whedon production are up for viewing here. Pretty well done. Watch them before they disappear. I'm rooting for the good(?) Dr. [grin] 
Posted July 17, 2008 12:55:34 PM
Xbox Live Community Games Announcement Check out all the goodness here. I'm ready to let the money come rolling in! OK, maybe I'm overly optimistic, but this is very cool IMO. 
Posted July 22, 2008 1:05:53 PM
XNA Game Studio 2.0 beta released Clicky There's a new network enable starter kit, although I haven't looked at it yet. Start building those Live-enabled games. [grin] 
Posted November 19, 2007 9:29:30 PM
XNA Creator's Club Site Launched XNA Creator's Club Site LaunchedPosted by: Jim Perry at March 7, 2007 8:42:35 AMThe new site has samples, a new Starter Kit, mini-game, and new forums. The XNA Team blog post that talked about the new site also mentions several other interesting piec... 
Posted March 7, 2007 8:42:35 AM
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Some recent replies made on our forums
"Game devs should avoid forums." WHAAAA? Quote:Original post by stupid_programmer Its the community manager/moderators jobs to filter out all the crap and bring us the stuff that is worth looking at. QFT. And for the OP - way to misquote the guy. [sad] 
Posted January 7, 2011 7:36:18 AM
Xbox360 and XNA First, you need an App Hub membership. After you've joined you should read this. 
Posted December 9, 2010 8:27:30 AM XNA 4.0 Winter Workshop in time for DBP 2011! Quote:Original post by zee_ola05 I've seen some XNA 4.0 books in amazon. Why don't we just use a XNA 4.0 book as reference :) Just suggesting... Chad's book has gotten a lot of good comments by people in the community. Most of the XNA 4.0 books I'v... 
Posted December 8, 2010 9:01:14 AM
XNA 4.0 FuelCell Game Notifying the team. Hopefully they can get the URL fixed. 
Posted December 8, 2010 8:43:52 AM
Xna creators club online academic subscription You should talk with the person that handles DreamSpark for your school. 
Posted December 8, 2010 8:40:09 AM
Alright My ultimate goal is to make my own indie company and make the games I want. Quote:Original post by skytiger OP: Enter Microsoft DBP 2011 and try and win $40,000 ... if you don't win you will have something for your portfolio ... And something you can put on XBLIG and make money even if you don't win DBP. It's a win-... 
Posted December 8, 2010 8:37:45 AM
Windows Phone 7 - who's gonna get one? Quote:Original post by Dreddnafious Maelstrom I won't be getting a phone the day they roll out because my carrier hasn't rolled out a handset yet. Same here. You with Sprint? I plan on looking at whatever Sprite has available when they rol... 
Posted October 25, 2010 8:36:34 AM
XNA 4.0 near broke me spirit! Quote:Original post by Crow-knee I also use 3rd party libraries - most notably XNAnimation for skinned mesh animations. The breaking changes ensure that these no longer work either. I have to admit, I am not an XNA guru - never got too much into t... 
Posted October 12, 2010 10:26:41 AM
XNA 4.0 near broke me spirit! Quote:Original post by remigius It would be nice if a friendly MVP could check with MS how long 3.1 is going to be supported If one of us did tell you that person wouldn't be an MVP for long. If you have a project that's going to take any... 
Posted October 12, 2010 10:21:10 AM
XNA website problems Works fine for me. [grin] 
Posted October 12, 2010 10:18:01 AM
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