Upgrade Guide: XNA Game Studio 2.0 to XNA Game Studio 3.1

XNA Game Studio 3.1
Describes how to upgrade your XNA Game Studio 2.0 game to XNA Game Studio 3.1 in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.

XNA Game Studio 2.0 game projects require upgrade to the new format for development in Visual Studio 2008 and XNA Game Studio 3.1. This upgrade is necessary in every case, regardless of the complexity or simplicity of the project.

For a quick understanding of the new features introduced in XNA Game Studio 3.1, see What's New in XNA Game Studio 3.1.

Upgrading Your Projects

Projects that were created in XNA Game Studio 2.0 must be upgraded to work with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and at least XNA Game Studio 3.0. There is no direct way to upgrade a project from XNA Game Studio 2.0 to XNA Game Studio 3.1. However, to upgrade a project to XNA Game Studio 3.1, it must first be upgraded to XNA Game Studio 3.0.

To upgrade a project from XNA Game Studio 2.0 to XNA Game Studio 3.1

  1. Upgrade the project from XNA Game Studio 2.0 to XNA Game Studio 3.0, using the procedure in Upgrade Guide: XNA Game Studio 2.0 to XNA Game Studio 3.0.
  2. Upgrade the project from XNA Game Studio 3.0 to XNA Game Studio 3.1, using the procedure in Upgrade Guide: XNA Game Studio 3.0 to XNA Game Studio 3.1.

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