Silverlight: Get started DUDE!

It’s summer time, and you should be thinking: I CAN MAKE AN AWESOME Game company.  Ok, get started with Silverlight: http://www.silverlight.net/getstarted/ Freaking Awesome!

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Free: Silverlight Game Specification, Angry Dolphins, learning how to program

Let’s start building a game.  Game Title: A game title is critical, this is a working title, likely to draw fire from the Angry Birds.  So in the real world I would need a plan of action if I was hit with a suit.  In this case my plan is simply to change the title…


Silverlight 5 and HTML 5

A paper that was just posted comparing Silverlight 5 and HTML 5 has just been posted: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/eternalcoding/archive/2011/06/13/html-5-vs-silverlight-5.aspx Nicely done, and saves me from doing the same thing.  It is definitely worth the read, and make sure to vote it up in the DZone! The HTML 5 issue is heating up, watch out for free training…


Free and Freaking AWESOME: 3-D Sample for Silverlight 5

Wow, check out this sample of a 3-D realtime engine.  This is just freaking awesome! http://babylontoolkit.codeplex.com/ Download this immediately, that is if you are experimenting with Silverlight 5.  Otherwise, ignore it! It contains (and I cut and pasted this from the link above in case you missed it):         Babylon Toolkit provides…


Click, Click and Click again in Silverlight 5! Check out FREE 30 day Azure pass!

So you want to be about to count your clicks, you can now in Silverlight 5!  This means that for old people who I know always do that double click thing, so now you can make stuff just for them.  Someone beat me to doing a short video, below, nice job! With just a few…


3-D Drawing Surface, new in Silverlight 5 Beta

Link: What’s New in Silverlight 5 Beta The big one for many people is the ability to be able to create a 3D drawing surface using the DrawingSurface Class.  This is a big deal for the game design folks! Here is a link (as of June 8, 2011) that walks you through how to create…


Silverlight game design review: Clear Breeze Design

I admit it, I am a lazy programmer.  What can I say, if I find someone else that does a good job and let’s me copy their work, then that is a good day for me.  I can then modify it and change it into something that is more than I could do on my…


Silverlight game design: Upgrading examples from earlier versions

After talking with Dan Waters, I realized that I hadn’t written anything for Silverlightgames lately.  I have been reviewing some thinking processes that students use when they are exploring new ideas (and when I say student I mean hobbyists as well as professors, who are usually in learning modes).  So I did a Bing search…


Silverlight 5 Top Beta features

Top Beta Features XAML Debugging with breakpoints for binding debugging Implicit data templates for easy UI reuse Double (and multi) click support GPU-accelerated XNA-compatible 3D and immediate-mode 2D API Low-latency sound effects and WAV support Real operating system windows and multi-display support Significant performance improvements, fixes and much more WOW!  This is a big deal!…


Silverlight 5: Get the latest beta and watch the video!

What do you need to install or download for Silverlight 5 Beta?  First you are required to upgrade your Visual Studio Pro/Ultimate or Visual Studio Express 2010 to SP1, a good idea anyway, then you will need to install the Silverlight 5 SDK, Expression Blend for Silverlight 5, and so forth: Visual Studio 2010 SP1…