I haven’t dealt with XNA heavily as a game platform. My language of choice is C#, but I just never really liked XNA. At any rate, I decided to give it a serious go. My initial dislike is mostly because for 2-D you can’t really draw lines or shapes yourself, instead you basically just draw and rotate some sprites. It’s not awful by any measure. My project in this case is called “BCDodgerX” and is just a re-implementation of BCDodger, the C#/GDI+ implementation of which can be found on my downloads page.
After using it for a bit, (enough to get a playable basic version of the game down, with score display, etc) I have to say I still don’t really like XNA; at least for 2D games. It works, no doubt, but there is something… unnerving.. about it. I can’t put my finger on it.
This version will try to be more “complete” than the C#/GDI+ implementation, which was basically just me messing around with a dual-threaded model (the gameproc() routine looping continuously on one thread, and using Invoke to get the paint routine to draw). BASeBlock further refines the same model, too.
And this is a very short post. it’s a NEW SHORTNESS RECORD!
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