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Downloading and Installing Development Tools

To use MonoGame and follow along with this book, you will need the Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system and three additional pieces of software:

  • An IDE: We will be working with the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE. This is the software with which you will edit, compile, and run your games.
  • A game library software development kit (SDK): We will be working with the MonoGame V3.0 (or higher) SDK. With proper installation, we will be able to access MonoGame functions from the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE and build our games.
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