okay well, thank you so much jeff really appreciate it. ^^
then my first question is, now that i have visual studio 2010 and 2013, xna for 2010 and 2013, the repository for ultimaxna, and then have opened ultimaxna within visual studio 2013, hit "start" and then begun the compiling process, I only get 1 error and warning. Specifically, UltimaXNA.exe could not be found. I know this is a beginner's question and I'm sorry for asking it but I read the readme several times now and I realize the answer is probably obvious but I can't seem to figure it out so I can get started being of assistance.