Thursday, October 06, 2011

XNA Game Studio v4.0 Refresh Released (Think "The Bug fix, Windows Phone 7.1 and VB.Net" Update)

Microsoft Downloads - Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh

"Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh updates XNA Game Studio 4.0 to fix bugs and add support for developing games that target Windows Phone OS 7.1 and developing games in Visual Basic.

Version: 4.0 Refresh
Date Published: 10/6/2011


File Name: XNAGS40_setup.exe, 40.0 MB



  1. Install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
  2. Obtain the latest updates for Visual Studio from Microsoft Update.
  3. Download and run the Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh installer.
  4. Follow the setup instructions
  5. Launch Visual Studio 2010 from Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh on the Start menu.


The future of XNA seems pretty currently kind of cloudy, but for now it's good to get this refresh/update...


Related Past Post XRef:
Windows Phone 7.1 SDK RTW

XNA Game Studio 4 News (GDC 2010)
XNA Game Studio 3.1 Zune Extensions Released – Get your Zune HD Dev On
As promised, XNA Game Studio 3.0 RTM’ed today

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