matlock85

I just downloaded XNA Express 1.0 and I looks just like Visual C# Express Edition that I downloaded a week ago. It even says Visual C#.......... and I dont understand why. Also I could never start a new project because there were no templates to select. Does anyone know what my problems are and how I can
fix them.



Re: XNA Game Studio Express Is the XNA Game Studio Express supposed to look exactly like Visual C# 2005 Express Edition?

Kristofer L

Hi,

XNA Game Studio Express relies on Visual C# Express. If you don't have any templates installed you might have experienced the same problems that I had. Perhaps you are running Vista I do... And Visual Studio, Visual C# Express or XNA Game Studio Express isn't supported on Vista yet.

Here is how I managed to make it work anyway:

1. Install Visual C# Express (ignore the warnings)

2. Install XNA Game Studio Express from an elevated Command Prompt:
2.a Find the Command Prompt from the Windows Start Meny and right click it and select "Run as administrator" (or press <Ctrl>+<Shift>+<Enter>)
2.b Change directory to the directory where "xnagse_setup.msi" is located (i.e. cd \MyDownloadFolder)
2.c Execute the file "xnagse_setup.msi" (i.e. xnagse_setup.msi <Enter>)

When the installation is done I hade the templates installed and working.

If you don't have Vista, then this is not the solution to your problem.

/Kristofer





Re: XNA Game Studio Express Is the XNA Game Studio Express supposed to look exactly like Visual C# 2005 Express Edition?

Brandon Paddock MSFT

To properly install on Vista, you'll need the SP1 beta release of Visual C# Express (available on MSDN) before installing XNA Studio.

You don't have to start an elevated command prompt or anything like that. Just double-click the MSI or hit Open in the Open/Save dialog and it will ask you to elevate during the installation process.






Re: XNA Game Studio Express Is the XNA Game Studio Express supposed to look exactly like Visual C# 2005 Express Edition?

matlock85

I'm not on windows vista just good old XP. Thanks for trying to help out though.





Re: XNA Game Studio Express Is the XNA Game Studio Express supposed to look exactly like Visual C# 2005 Express Edition?

Ceej100

The only visible difference is the addition of XNA game & XBOX 360 game templates.

Also, when you start a new game project you will be setup with a basic "engine" with a game1 classs incorporating some graphics members & methods to initialise, load graphics content, update, and draw... Do you get this

Regards

Chris Johnson





Re: XNA Game Studio Express Is the XNA Game Studio Express supposed to look exactly like Visual C# 2005 Express Edition?

brandonesquire

matlock85 wrote:
I just downloaded XNA Express 1.0 and I looks just like Visual C# Express Edition that I downloaded a week ago. It even says Visual C#.......... and I dont understand why. Also I could never start a new project because there were no templates to select. Does anyone know what my problems are and how I can
fix them.


I have this same issue. I am on XP, too.




Re: XNA Game Studio Express Is the XNA Game Studio Express supposed to look exactly like Visual C# 2005 Express Edition?

Jim Perry

Did you have one of the betas installed If so, did you uninstall it first

Failing all else, uninstall everything (C# Express and GSE), install C# Express then GSE.






Re: XNA Game Studio Express Is the XNA Game Studio Express supposed to look exactly like Visual C# 2005 Express Edition?

neogir

Have you done everythihg as described in the Readme
F.e.
"You should run Visual C# 2005 Express Edition at least once before installing XNA Game Studio Express. Otherwise, features of XNA Game Studio Express may be missing from the user interface."





Re: XNA Game Studio Express Is the XNA Game Studio Express supposed to look exactly like Visual C# 2005 Express Edition?

Malmer

Oh, and the "Windows Game" and "XBox 360 Game" won't appear at the top of the dialog. Look towards the end of the list of icons...



Re: XNA Game Studio Express Is the XNA Game Studio Express supposed to look exactly like Visual C# 2005 Express Edition?

flypp3r

XNA Game Studio Express shortcut is nothing more than a different shortcut for VC# 2k5Express renamed "XNA Game Studio Express" ...check the shortcut path for both- you'll see theyre the same.

as far as it not actually adding the templates, what someone suggested of running VC# at least once before installing GSE might help. I'm new to it, so I can't help you tehre.





Re: XNA Game Studio Express Is the XNA Game Studio Express supposed to look exactly like Visual C# 2005 Express Edition?

Kevin Cogger MSFT

Yeah, XNA Game Studio Express integrates into your existing Visual C# Express install, so the shortcut launches the same application. In addition to new project templates, this provides features like the content pipeline integration and ability to deploy to an Xbox 360.

If you're not seeing any project templates in the New Project dialog, one other thing to try is running "vcsexpress /installvstemplates" from the Run window under the Start menu. Wait a couple minutes after doing this (it won't show any UI), then start C# Express normally. If this doesn't work, a full reinstall may be your best option. Note that you really do have to wait a couple minutes after entering that command--if you start C# Express too soon, no project templates will appear, but they should be there after a little while.