Archive for category XNA Game Development

Finally, proper browser support for WebGL thanks to Google Chrome!

Google released Google Chrome v9 a few days ago with native WebGL support- no more having to hack around hidden browser settings, WebGL will now work, out of the box, on one of the “main stream” browsers.

In light of this I’m doing a round up a bunch of WebGL 3d engines available at the moment (which I shall put up here when I’m done) to help me select which engine to use as the base for my next 8weekgame competition entry. I think I shall stick with the re-make of Desert Strike, but will be moving away from the original XNA I started out with, to make it totally web based (No flash plugins!) like my previous submission, Manic Spaceman

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Microsoft Creators Club – Premium Account Cancellation- Microsofts best kept secret!

So I signed up for an Microsoft creators club account a while back and it just auto-renewed. I’ve not used it for a while so figured I would cancel it from robbing me of any more money! I hopped over to their site at https://windowsphone.create.msdn.com/support and after an hour of hunting through EVERY part of that site, and various forums posts with other people complaining of the same thing which pointed me to a bunch of “Account Cancellation” links which all ended in “Oops, this page has been moved!”. I was even directed to billing.microsoft.com which acknowledged the fact that I had this £30 payment going out every 4 months; I clicked on the row and then clicked to disable the service, which brings up a bunch of links to various websites, but nothing about the creators club!? So, the site basically told me what I already knew, and did nothing to help solve the problem.

I eventually came across a forum post which pointed me in the direction of a contact form: https://windowsphone.create.msdn.com/support?redirectToUrl=%2FApp. Upon completing the forum I was redirected to the app creator home page- no “thank you, we will get back to you” page, so now I can only wait and hope that someone actually picks up my mail!

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