Installing XNA Game Studio for Windows XP 32-Bit

Some of us need to install XNA Game Studio — but we’re not using Windows Vista or Windows 7; in fact, we’re on (aging) Windows XP — and 32-bit XP, of all things. For example, I use Flat Red Ball for Deen Games development. FRB is built upon the XNA API.

If you try installing XNA 3.1, XNA 4.0, or the redistributables, you’ll get an error; likely because the EXEs weren’t made for your OS and CPU architecture.

So what do we do?

This post by Travis Gockel makes it easy; he’s dug into the Microsoft site to find the 32-bit XNA installer, and linked that (as well as prudently uploading it onto his own server).

You can find the download from his page; the MSDN page he referenced is here.

About Ashiq Alibhai, PMP

Ashiq has been coding C# since 2005. A desktop, web, and RIA application developer, he's touched ASP.NET MVC, ActiveRecord, Silverlight, NUnit, and all kinds of exciting .NET technologies. He started C# City in order to accelerate his .NET learning.
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