Can I test Monkey=>XNA without a dev account?

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MikeHart(Posted 2011) [#1]
Hi folks,

I am writing a beginners book for monkey and in my next chapter I need to cover XNA. My question is if I can test XNA, with the simulator, without being signed up for a developer account at microsoft. Do to money reasons I can't do that and would need quickly to do a different chapter at first till I can sign up next month.

A quick answer would be awesome.


Soap(Posted 2011) [#2]
You can download the Windows tools and play with them without a paid account. You can't test on a 360 without paying.

Raz(Posted 2011) [#3]
You can develop and test on a PC without a developers membership. You will need a membership to deploy and test your game on an Xbox.

dopeyrulz(Posted 2011) [#4]

If you are going to test on Windows Phone emulation you can do this without an account. You just need a WDDM 1.1 compliant video card to do gaming (or 1.0 for Silverlight).

The emulator is fully hardware driven so it is apparently very good considering.

MikeHart(Posted 2011) [#5]
Thanks guys,

for this info. That helps alot.