How install XNA 4.0 on Visual Studio 2013

  1. Download XNA 4.0 Refresh (Visual Studio 2013)
  2. Unzip archive
  3. Install DirectX from the archive
  4. Install Xna Framework 4.0 Redistribution from the archive
  5. Install Xna Game Studio 4.0 Platform Tools from the archive
  6. Install Xna Game Studio 4.0 Shared from the archive
  7. Install XNA Game Studio 4.0.vsix from the archive

Last edited Jan 25, 2014 at 5:42 PM by mklemarczyk, version 3

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Syncan Dec 28, 2014 at 1:07 PM 
The problem from me above was solved when I used the desktop version of Visual Studio 2013 which can be found by this link: http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs#DownloadFamilies_1
Just pick the one called "Visual Studio Express 2013 with Update 4 for Windows Desktop"

Syncan Dec 27, 2014 at 2:05 PM 
"Install XNA Game Studio 4.0.vsix "

This step does not work for me. It says "This extension is not installable on any currently installed products."
I want it installed on Visual Studio 2013 express.

The log is as follows:
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Microsoft VSIX Installer
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - -------------------------------------------
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Initializing Install...
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Extension Details...
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Identifier : bcc70cc4-703d-4f8b-98f5-d96bfc71335b
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Name : XNA Game Studio 4.0
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Author : Microsoft
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Version : 1.4.12
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Description : XNA Game Studio Package provides game development experiences for Xbox 360, Windows, and Windows Phone.
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Locale : en-US
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - MoreInfoURL :
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - InstalledByMSI : False
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - SupportedFrameworkVersionRange : [4.5,)
27-12-2014 15:35:54 -
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Supported Products :
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Microsoft.VisualStudio.VSWinDesktopExpress
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Version : [12.0,13.0)
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Version : [12.0,13.0)
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Microsoft.VisualStudio.Premium
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Version : [12.0,13.0)
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Microsoft.VisualStudio.Ultimate
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Version : [12.0,13.0)
27-12-2014 15:35:54 -
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - References :
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - -------------------------------------------------------
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Identifier : Microsoft.VisualStudio.MPF.12.0
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Name : Visual Studio MPF 12.0
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Version : [12.0]
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - MoreInfoURL :
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Nested : No
27-12-2014 15:35:54 -
27-12-2014 15:35:54 -
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Searching for applicable products...
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual C# Express 2010
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - Found installed product - Global Location
27-12-2014 15:35:54 - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
bij VSIXInstaller.App.InitializeInstall()
bij System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke()
bij System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()

Please help me out!

raptormax9585 Jul 7, 2014 at 10:28 AM 
Quick question, I got this to work successfully on my copy of Visual Studio 2013 Professional, but now XNA 4.0 stopped working on my copy of Visual Studio 2010. Is there a way to have XNA 4.0 working on both versions, or does XNA 4.0 work only for a single version?

Its not that big of a deal, its more for sentimental value, as I was using XNA under VS 2010 for a long time now, and I just recently got 2013 and liked and installed XNA on it.

Thanks!

navani Feb 26, 2014 at 9:25 PM 
On step 2, I had to remame the file to "xnafx40_redist.msi".
On step 3, I renamed the installer to "xnags_platform_tools.msi".
On step 4, I renamed the installer to "xnags_shared.msi".

BTW, all of them were "repair" installs, since I installed XNA Game Studio before.

In the end, it worked! Thanks!