Using FarSeer Physics helper in Windows Phone 7 NO CODE development

First you will need to have Visual Studio Pro or Ultimate or Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone 7.1 on your system, and Expression Blend. In any case, install the Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone 7.1 SDK , unless you have already downloaded it. Now you can use FarSeer Physics Helper is now working…


Please view these videos on how to design a game using Farseer

There are six videos that you will need to review, these are shown when you hover over the video controls: You download the assets etc. from the site. I have reviewed the first 4 videos and all work as described.


Adobe announced on Nov. 8 that they are ending Flash on mobile support

Oh wow.  They are going to focus on HTML 5. Nice. Adobe has 99% of the PCs in the Marketplace running Flash, but not the mobile marketplace.  iPhone on one side, Microsoft Silverlight on the other side, it would appear that the Flash play would only be for Android, and with the multiple platforms it…


Is it XAML or Silverlight? And what is going to happen to various technologies at Microsoft?

As a technology evangelist I must make an unofficial statement: “I have no idea”. But I can look at history, which considering my advanced age, occurred during much of my life.  Excel: First produced to run on the Apple O/S, in fact many people bought Apple just to use Excel BASIC: Microsoft was started by…


Unity Skipping Windows Phone 7

Oh well, let’s hope Unity will support Windows Phone 8, it is a nice tool, a little dependent on Adobe. At Microsoft with Expression Blend and XNA the “free” tools from Microsoft are pretty close to being as useful as Unity in my opinion. (Get started developing Windows Phone 7 by going to )…


A splash screen and then your game screen: Zombie Santa Claus Level Programming

It’s so simple that you might now quite get it, there is a first screen, like a splash screen, then the main play screen appears.  You could add code to include a help screen, etc.  Or not. In this case a splash screen appears for 3 seconds, total time, then another screen appears that has…


USC: Background Image and Orienting a background image

With some software considerations, you can easily move the background image around to fit the orientation of the phone. To get to the attached zip file, you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page. Code Snippet using System; using Microsoft.Xna.Framework; using Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Graphics;   namespace OrientingYourDarnSelf {     /************************************************************      * ##Intro      * Comments…


USC: Screen Orientation

Here is a simple example that shows how to determine the Screen Orientation on Windows Phone 7 The example project is zipped at the bottom of the code. You may need to scroll down to see it. Leave a comment if you do download it! Orientation using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using Microsoft.Xna.Framework; using…


UCLA Material: Using Gestures

This is the code that is used at the pre-Hackathon training session on Thursday. The code is explained using the “Flower” type of comments (don’t use this in production, it is used by me to illustrate many points in the code). If you do not open the attached (scroll down to the bottom of the…