Hey there. I’m trying to set up a MonoGame project for the first time. It seems like this was a pretty simple task at one time, but I’m guessing with the community having advanced past the setup for so long has probably caused some drifting away from that. I mean, even the main documentation shows the setup process in VS2015.
Anyway, I’ve downloaded VS 2019 (the only VS that I can download without registering for some new dev service on Microsoft). As seems to be a fairly repeated question around here, I need the Monogame template. Plenty of people say you can copy it from VS2017, which of course assumes you have that (which I don’t). I’ve got the link to the github page that theoretically structures it correctly, but it’s 2 years old, and doesn’t even seem to get recognized by VS2019 when I put it in the ProjectTemplates folder. Shortly put, none of those tickets help my situation.
I know that this can be done without a template, but all of the tutorials online start with a template. Furthermore, I have yet to find any walk-through of starting it up without a template. Thus, also preventing me from moving forward.
I know this question has been asked a lot, so it’s probably mutually frustrating to hear it, but short of asking here my only real option is find an alternative; and given what I’ve seen from tutorials, I very much like how this library works and would like to use it.
To the point, can someone please walk me through setting up MonoGame on VS2019. Please, PLEASE not a link to a deprecated setup, not links to tickets that answer half of my question but leave me without any way to make progress… I need an up-to-date, step-by-step installation process for MonoGame that sadly seems to have been ignored for years now.