After the Xbox team visited i have been dying to try out Microsoft XNA…Unfortunately i don’t have an XP computer and XNA doesn’t run on Windows Vista- Or does it?
So i downloaded C# Express and Microsoft XNA and tried the installs – not surprisingly the C# install went fine but the Micrsosoft XNA one failed. I fiddled with the install for a while and managed to extract the install files and get the templates loaded but with the class libraries not registed it just wasn’t going to go -sigh.
Then i remembered Jason Strayer said several times the primary reason XNA doesn’t run on Vista was due to fixes needed to C#.
Since C# sp1 was released this morning i thought i would try upgrading my C# install then retry the XNA install.
My first retry the XNA install completed fine -yeah!
But none of the XNA projects were visible -Boo!
This suggested the XNA installer didn’t have the permisions to register the templates.
To resolve this i opened a command prompt as administrator and launched the XNA setup from the Administrator user context (xnagse_setup.msi)
TADA! I now had all the project template and XNA running on my Vista Computer!
Note as Jason indicated during his visit despite running this is NOT a supported configuration.
Also Fair warning my install sat at “0 Seconds” for a couple of minutes