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#Actualdilyan_rusev

Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:19 AM

We use XNA for our game, and it works quite well on all supported platforms. We've got problems with other things, not XNA. We aren't going to switch to anything else in the foreseeable future... there's just way too much code to port, and so long as our clients are happy, we don't care if there aren't gonna be updates for the XNA runtime. Which is even better, cause we'll then have to figure out an update strategy for clients with poor internet access.

Anyway - go and use XNA. When Monogame is ready (and by ready I mean they've got fully functional content pipeline), it might be sensible to do the switch. If you're just starting out - it doesn't really matter. Also, please do consider engines and not frameworks.

 

EDIT:

Don't do C++ if you are a lone dev, apart from purely academic interest. In C++, you've got nothing (in terms of standard libraries). Take for example validation/activation logic. You have to look for REST/JSON/HTTP client/encryption libraries. True, you can code all the shit in sockets, but you'll waste weeks doing meaningless boilerplate instead of getting ahead of your competition. And don't forget the debugging bliss of stepping through assembly for every serious problem that you've got istead of the friendly .NET stack trace. C++ is an option only if you've got the experience AND existing code base you can take advantage of. Plus, you need bigger teams with C++ (which are more expensive in case you're hiring).


#1dilyan_rusev

Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:10 AM

We use XNA for our game, and it works quite well on all supported platforms. We've got problems with other things, not XNA. We aren't going to switch to anything else in the foreseeable future... there's just way too much code to port, and so long as our clients are happy, we don't care if there aren't gonna be updates for the XNA runtime. Which is even better, cause we'll then have to figure out an update strategy for clients with poor internet access.

Anyway - go and use XNA. When Monogame is ready (and by ready I mean they've got fully functional content pipeline), it might be sensible to do the switch. If you're just starting out - it doesn't really matter. Also, please do consider engines and not frameworks.


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