I need help figuring out what to do with the source code.

Aug 17, 2012 at 5:09 AM

I finally got the source code up in Visual Studio but I am not sure what to do from here. I've only had about a year of programming experience with C++ and couldn't find any way to run anything from the source code (like with Ctrl-F5). Even a quick comment as to how I can learn to use this would be greatly appreciated, as I am not quite sure what the code does specifically.


Aug 20, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Download the release source from the Downloads tab above - extract the Zip file and navigate to the extracted files and into the Techcraft folder. You should see 2 folders and a VS solution file - Open the solution file with Visual Studio and run the project. (Ctrl F5) - should just run.

If you're unsure about how to get the project to run i would suggest that Techcraft isn't really the best project to start learning C#/XNA with - I'd start by going the the Microsoft XBLIG website and downloading some of the examples on there http://xbox.create.msdn.com/en-us. Also the tutorials written by Riemer are a way a lot of people got into XNA http://www.riemers.net/