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Installing Game Studio 3.0

Last post 11/19/2009 5:08 PM by Aaron Stebner. 20 replies.
  • 5/19/2007 10:09 PM

    Installing Game Studio 3.0

    XNA Game Studio requires you to do the following IN ORDER

    1. Install Visual Studio 2008, or C# 2008 Express
    2. Finally you can install XNA Game Studio 3.0

    All downloads should come from the official Microsoft site - be very wary of any sites claiming to have mirrors.

    Troublehooting:

  • 11/18/2008 1:31 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio Express

    Hi there i'm completely new to this,ihave installed c# express 2008 SP1 and visual studio SP1 for vista. When i go to install game studio express it tells me i need visual studio 2005 SP1? Please help as im really looking forward to getting started.
  • 11/18/2008 1:36 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio Express

    this FAQ is a little outdated [I'll edit it later, when I get home]. You should install XNA Game Studio 3.0, from here.
  • 11/18/2008 1:39 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio Express

    You're installing the wrong version of XNA Game Studio. Try this version.
  • 11/24/2008 12:30 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio 3.0

    Hi is this all compleatly free to use and make games?.

    Thanks
  • 11/24/2008 1:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio 3.0

    On Windows yes. For the 360, you need to purchase the Premium Creators Club membership to be able to deploy and test your game on the 360.
  • 12/10/2008 12:42 AM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio 3.0

    i have windows xp and i guess i need the sp2 for the xna game studio to work cause when i go to new project it doesnt let me select to make it on windows or zune or whatever
  • 12/14/2008 1:24 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio 3.0

    I couldn't get XNA Game Studio to install. It took me a little while to figure out the problem. The install logs showed this:

    Action start 4:55:44: PublishProduct.
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:421]: Resolving source.
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:437]: Resolving source to launched-from source.
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:468]: Setting launched-from source as last-used.
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:484]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding SourceDir property. Its value is 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft XNA\XNA Game Studio\v3.0\Redist\XNA FX Redist\'.
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:515]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding SOURCEDIR property. Its value is 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft XNA\XNA Game Studio\v3.0\Redist\XNA FX Redist\'.
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:546]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding SourcedirProduct property. Its value is '{3898934B-05AE-41CD-96BE-70DA9BFBCE1F}'.
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:562]: SOURCEDIR ==> C:\Program Files\Microsoft XNA\XNA Game Studio\v3.0\Redist\XNA FX Redist\
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:593]: SOURCEDIR product ==> {3898934B-05AE-41CD-96BE-70DA9BFBCE1F}
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:609]: Determining source type
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:640]: Note: 1: 2203 2: C:\Program Files\Microsoft XNA\XNA Game Studio\v3.0\Redist\XNA FX Redist\XNA_Framework30.msi 3: -2147287038
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:671]: Note: 1: 1316 2: C:\Program Files\Microsoft XNA\XNA Game Studio\v3.0\Redist\XNA FX Redist\XNA_Framework30.msi
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:687]: Product: Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.0 -- Error 1316. A network error occurred while attempting to read from the file: C:\Program Files\Microsoft XNA\XNA Game Studio\v3.0\Redist\XNA FX Redist\XNA_Framework30.msi

    Action ended 4:55:44: PublishProduct. Return value 3.
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:750]: Machine policy value 'DisableRollback' is 0
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:765]: Note: 1: 1402 2: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Rollback\Scripts 3: 2
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:796]: Note: 1: 1402 2: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Rollback\Scripts 3: 2
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:828]: No System Restore sequence number for this installation.
    MSI (s) (10:50) [04:55:44:859]: Unlocking Server
    Action ended 4:55:44: INSTALL. Return value 3.


    The solution ws to uninstall XNA Framwork 3 and reinstall it. Just posting this for anyone else who runs into the problem.

    Creaper

  • 12/30/2008 3:17 AM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio 3.0

    Creaper:
    The solution ws to uninstall XNA Framwork 3 and reinstall it. Just posting this for anyone else who runs into the problem.

    Creaper



    That's what worked for me, I also helped another friend out who had the same exact error. Thanks man. (My bad in advance if my posted uber bumps this topic)
  • 1/30/2009 5:09 AM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio 3.0

    Can someone help me? I'm really confused, i downloaded the C# thing and the Xna Game Studio Express 3.0. But then I dont get any shortcuts or anything just files that i cant run. Ive tried looking for them and this is a new laptop and I also heard that you need something like an microsoft express thing. I'm really new to programming (thought of doing it yesterday) and I hope to be a game programmer when I grow up (I'm only 13). Someone please help me.
  • 1/31/2009 3:09 AM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio 3.0

    If you have already installed Visual C# 2008 Express Edition and XNA Game Studio 3.0, then you can do the following to get started using XNA Game Studio 3.0:

     

    1. Launch Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition using the shortcut on the Windows start menu
    2. Go to the File menu and choose New Project...
    3. In the Project types box, look under Visual C# and select the XNA Game Studio 3.0 node underneath it
    4. Select one of the XNA Game Studio 3.0 templates on the right side to create a new project

    There is also some introductory information in the XNA Game Studio 3.0 documentation at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/bb203928.aspx.

    Hopefully this helps.

    Thanks!

     

  • 2/1/2009 10:01 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio 3.0

    Aaron Stebner:

    If you have already installed Visual C# 2008 Express Edition and XNA Game Studio 3.0, then you can do the following to get started using XNA Game Studio 3.0:

     

    1. Launch Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition using the shortcut on the Windows start menu
    2. Go to the File menu and choose New Project...
    3. In the Project types box, look under Visual C# and select the XNA Game Studio 3.0 node underneath it
    4. Select one of the XNA Game Studio 3.0 templates on the right side to create a new project

    There is also some introductory information in the XNA Game Studio 3.0 documentation at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/bb203928.aspx.

    Hopefully this helps.

    Thanks!

     

    Thanks man, hope to learn how to program soon ^^
  • 9/22/2009 10:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio 3.0

    I cant seem to find the registration for my visual studio 2008 anywhere.  It says free download... do I need to buy something to get the registration number
  • 9/22/2009 10:09 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio 3.0

    No purchase needed. Just go to the Help menu and there should be an option for Register or Registration. Click that and it'll take you to a website. Fill out some stuff and it gives you the code to enter into Visual C# 2008 Express to register it.
  • 10/1/2009 7:32 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio Express

    Hello I am new here and I also got a similar problem. I have instaled Visual basic express ed and Visual C++ express ed, but When I try to instal XNA game studio it keeps telling me I have to instal visual C# express or visual studio. I cant instal 3.0 or 3.1
  • 10/1/2009 7:39 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio Express

    The solution is simple - install C# 2008 Express, then install XNA GS 3.1
  • 10/1/2009 8:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio Express

    XNA Game Studio only integrates with Visual C# Express Edition or Visual Studio Standard Edition or higher.  If you only have the Visual Basic and Visual C++ Express Editions installed, this error is expected.  You need to do as Jim (and as the instructions in the setup error dialog) suggests and install Visual C# Express Edition.  It can be installed side-by-side with the other Express Editions you already have.  Please let us know if you have any additional installation problems after doing that.

    Thanks!
  • 11/18/2009 11:49 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio Express

    I've ran into a bit of a problem that I could use some help with.  When I go to setup Visual Basic, it gives me an error saying, : "An earlier version on Microsoft Visual Basic Studio has been detected on the system that must be updated to SP1 before installation can proceed." 
    It then gives me a link to SP1, but when I attempt to run that it gives me an error saying something about it can't run on the express edition.  So, as of right now I'm stuck as to what I should do.  Any help is appreciated.
  • 11/19/2009 12:46 AM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio Express

    XNA Game Studio does not integrate with Visual Basic Express Edition at all.  There is a forum specifically focused on Visual Studio Express Edition installation issues that would probably be a better place for you to post this question.  You can find it at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Vsexpressinstall/threads.

    It sounds like you already have another edition of Visual Studio 2008 installed on this system though.  What are the exact names of the Visual Studio versions that you see listed in Add/Remove Programs?

    Thanks!
  • 11/19/2009 1:19 AM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio Express

    Aaron Stebner:
    XNA Game Studio does not integrate with Visual Basic Express Edition at all.  There is a forum specifically focused on Visual Studio Express Edition installation issues that would probably be a better place for you to post this question.  You can find it at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Vsexpressinstall/threads.

    It sounds like you already have another edition of Visual Studio 2008 installed on this system though.  What are the exact names of the Visual Studio versions that you see listed in Add/Remove Programs?

    Thanks!

    Sorry for posting in the wrong thread.  Here's the next strange part of the problem I'm having, I can't seem to find any Visual Studio programs on my system.  I don't ever recall downloading it, and it's not in the Add/Remove programs section or program files.  
  • 11/19/2009 5:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Installing Game Studio Express

    You can use the tools and steps described in this blog post to see if you can find any Visual Studio products installed that are not appearing in Add/Remove Programs.

    Thanks!
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