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  1. 3 points
    This is a great idea. Notes about VirtualStore redirection are now displayed for Windows paths pointing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, %WINDIR%, and <path-to-game>. Feel free to suggest any improvements to the wording or other path types that need notes.
  2. 2 points
    Proposal: Restructure articles with 'Overview' to replace Key Points, Essential Improvements, General Information Key points was designed to be a way to add statements that would be quantitatively verifiable and individually moderated easily. It occupies the top of the article and is the first thing visitors read when viewing an article - it implies that this is the headline top information. However it currently suffers from an issue where people fill out lines for the sake of having a line, and includes information that is far from ‘key’ eg {{++}} Game uses 7.1 audio. Or to include {{--}} negative points just to 'balance' out the top of the article, where it is not warranted. Secondly I would like to push PCGW to contain more Wikipedia-like information that is qualitative, with a focus on technical and quality of life information. Back in 2012, I was afraid we wouldn’t have the policies and manpower to correctly moderate large blocks of text. However I think we are in a good position to do this now with a healthy active moderation team. This would also vastly improve its 'SEO' quality and push PCGamingWiki articles from average slot of 11th space on Google to possibly the front page. This will attract visitors and editors and make the entire site more useful. Here's a draft General section example (no 2nd level header), that would go at the top of the page: General information - instead of a long rambling list of everything, we move this under the Infobox. Rename to "Support Resources". Remove things like wikis, official websites - this section should be for things like 'authoritative threads', forums, etc. where users can expect to find answers to technical questions about the game.
  3. 2 points
    Actually, your request has prompted us to start cataloguing all the DirectX 12 games we already have on the wiki: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/List_of_Graphics_APIs If you want to help, just follow the instructions on the page, and create a wiki page if a game on the Wikipedia list isn't on the site. (If you need help creating a wiki page, reach out to us either in this thread or, for more immediate help, on Discord.)
  4. 2 points
    Suicide machine

    Sound and Windows 10

    ZZZzzZZZzzzZZzzzzzzz Just let Windows 7 die in peace with it having pretty much a killdate set up... since it's pretty much the only way Microsoft can "convince" people nowadays. Even if it's all true, difference is really not that "huge" and making a note "upgrade to Windows 10" is not a solution, either.
  5. 2 points

    Version v1.1

    167,433 downloads

    This fixes the following issues with Gothic and Gothic II on Windows 8 and later: Window border visible in fullscreen mode Low frame rate in fullscreen mode Extract anywhere and run install.bat to apply these fixes. Any previous versions are automatically replaced if present. This works by applying the following compatibility fixes to Gothic.exe, Gothic2.exe and GothicMod.exe: ForceSimpleWindow (hides window border) DXPrimaryEmulation -DisableMaxWindowedMode (fixes frame rate isssues) This fix does not remove Gothic's default frame rate cap; refer to its page for a separate fix for that issue. This fix will also work with Gothic Multiplayer (other mods that change the executable might not be affected).
  6. 1 point

    Version 1.2.0

    42 downloads

    Changelog: 1.2: Added support for ELiTE cracked exe Bug fixes Features: Allow custom resolutions Allow 30 FPS in cutscenes Fullscreen fix for DirectX 8 on Windows 10 Increase the resolution of background screens Fix FOV (Automatic or manual) Fix map aspect ratio Disable system check Disable safe mode Disable cutscene borders Modify blur effect Patch CreateImageSurface (Enable this to improve the look of the game, but may cause some visual issues) Disable DirectX fog Wallhack (F1) Wireframe mode (F2) Invert X and Y axis (F3 and F4) Controllable gamma (F5, F6 and F7) Modify sensitivity (Page up and Page down) Use HKEY_CURRENT_USER instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Install: 1. Copy all the files to your Silent Hill 4 install folder. 2. Configure the width and height and other options in Silent_Hill_4_PC_Fix.ini. 3. Start the game with DLLInjector.exe. Credits: dns - Silent-Hill-4-Wide-Screen-Patch WidescreenFixesPack team
  7. 1 point
    I have remade this patch using the clean, DRM-free GOG version executables, if anyone wishes to play at higher frame-rates without DRM data, here is the patch: http://www.mediafire.com/file/9307hi3nkyhrdke/FPS_Fixes.7z/file Also, to the uploader, if you could update your upload with these files it would be very appreciated to me.
  8. 1 point

    Version 2.30.0.0

    209 downloads

    This is an hex-edited executable for the Steam version of Dungeon Siege 2. It should fix the missing cursor when playing fullscreen on Windows 10 v1703 or later. The only downside is that it creates a bug when playing in windowed mode where the camera rotates way too fast when using middle-click (see https://steamcommunity.com/app/39200/discussions/0/1643164649220168122). Just use the Steam executable if you wish to play in windowed mode. Credits to Killah for originally making this fix for the Broken World expansion
  9. 1 point
    Antrad

    MobyGames

    In the area under the game cover art there are links to Wikipedia, SteamDB, Wine... and other stuff. I recommend to add MobyGames there too, since Wikipedia is a general online encyclopedia and MobyGame is basically an online encyclopedia for video games and people often already add the links to it in the general info section. Many old obscure and less known games don't have a Wikipedia page, but I have yet to find an old game without a MobyGames page.
  10. 1 point
    penlandia

    Outer Wilds resolutions unlocker

    Thank you Rose! It worked perfectly. Really appreciate you creating this and making it available to the community! Edit: I should add that I'm using it for 3440x1440 and there's not screen cutoff that I can tell. Everything appears to be scaled perfectly.
  11. 1 point
    Garrett

    E3 2019 Megathread

    Microsoft is running the MixPot promotion again: watch the Xbox E3 stream on Mixer (from the Mixer Xbox channel or through the app) and sign in with a Microsoft account to get free games/DLC. See the Xbox MixPot FAQ for details. Last time it was only games/DLC for consoles, but since they will be talking about the PC this time there might be some PC goodies.
  12. 1 point
    The case of Chaosbane is confusing because there were reports by people buying the standard edition and playing it on the 31st. In general, I don't think it's of much value to have a separate field for games that have this type of pre-order early access. Even if we do implement it, unless we name it "pre-order release date" or something as clear, we'd still need notes on how the date is tied to pre-orders only, and this need for extra notes means we might as well just keep delivering this information through notes only. I don't think it's that common to offer early access as part of pre-orders but you can correct me if I'm wrong.
  13. 1 point
    There are more specific date possibilities too - e.g. Chaosbane which was available 4 days earlier as a pre-order bonus. I'd arguably say that the 31st May 2019 was the true release date (even reflects this on Steam) even though the 'official' date was 4 days later. Perhaps this could be 'Date first available' @Rose I'd say 'Date first available' means the 1st day you could pay money for the 'full' game.
  14. 1 point
    DeRiften

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 Mega Patch collection

    The Music Volume mod doesn't work if you use the JP VO as is. To make it work, you hafta edit the .bat file and remove all mentions of "/usa". Big copypasta derp right there 😛
  15. 1 point
    Key points give too much power to new accounts (I'm mainly referring to unregistered users) and some very questionable information has even been featured on the front page's "featured articles" . I don't often know what can be added either and a significant portion of my key points have been quickly removed from articles. The editing guide is more of a guideline. I've compiled some examples of subjective edits here:
  16. 1 point
    I'm against adding Metacritic or Opencritic scores because the vast majority of outlets issue the same score for all platforms (prominent when the 100-point scale is used), presumably not comparing the platforms extensively, or not much at all. The PC platform universally has lower amount of scores than the console platforms which have roughly 100 ratings for major releases — the Metacritic average also tends to be lower despite objective technical advantages. More significant issue is that practically every publication listed on Metacritic ignores the technical aspect: 30fps lock, locked resolution, mouse acceleration, key-rebinding, available configuration options (if any), gamepad-friendly HUD, mismatched X and Y sensitivity are so rarely mentioned that I might as well say that they never are. I skimmed through every English review for Alice: Madness Returns (when online, some pages haven't been archived by archive.org) and the game's 30-fps lock was never noted.
  17. 1 point
    Andytizer

    Proposal: Metacritic or equivalent

    Individual reviewers might write reviews with a political stance, however aggregators like Metacritic and Opencritic normally contain a balance of different opinions. PCGamingWiki is politically neutral, however this shouldn't stop us from balancing this with new features and to make a better resource for PC gamers. For example Wikipedia PC game articles including a Reception section citing reviews or review aggregators doesn't necessarily compromise its neutrality. Users can choose to ignore review scores on this website if necessary. I am open to Metacritic, OpenCritic and any others. However Metacritic has a lot of old games where OpenCritic doesn't. I am also open to Steam reviews however the issue becomes how to keep these up to date. It also may stabilise due to changes being made to the Steam review system: https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/valve-takes-steps-against-steam-review-bombs/
  18. 1 point
    Played around a bit in Firefox's inspector tool. If we solely plan to keep this limited to "alternative sources" of obtaining access to games right now, then I can whip up an extension to the Availability template, and add notes to boot. Example mockup: Base source code, so I don't forget it 😅 <tr class="template-infotable-head"> <th scope="col" style="width: 230px;">Alternative sources</th> <th scope="col" style="width: 50px;"> </th> <th style="width: 540px;" scope="col" colspan="3">Notes</th> </tr><tr class="template-infotable-body"> <th scope="row"><abbr title="asdsad">Xbox Play Anywhere</abbr></th> <td><div title="Native support" class="svg-icon svg-25 tickcross-true"></div> </td> <td colspan="3">Does not apply to the 2016 re-release.</td> </tr><tr class="template-infotable-body"> <th scope="row"><abbr title="asdsad">Xbox Game Pass</abbr></th><td><div title="Native support" class="svg-icon svg-25 tickcross-true"></div> </td> <td colspan="3">Comes pre-packaged with cosmetics DLCs.</td> </tr><tr class="template-infotable-body"> <th scope="row"><abbr title="asdsad">Origin Access Basic</abbr></th> <td><div title="Native support" class="svg-icon svg-25 tickcross-false"></div> </td> <td colspan="3">Limited to 10-hour trial.</td> </tr><tr class="template-infotable-body"> <th scope="row"><abbr title="asdsad">Origin Access Premier</abbr></th> <td><div title="Native support" class="svg-icon svg-25 tickcross-true"></div> </td> <td colspan="3">Deluxe Edition</td> </tr>
  19. 1 point
    Are you putting the reference in the "direct3d versions note" section? Putting it directly with the version number is going to cause more issues than just not showing up on the DX12 list. Also, out of prudence, I would label any suspect API listings using the {{cn}} (Citation Needed) tag in the same way you would place a reference for a particular API version. If it goes too long without the API listing being confirmed, a wiki user will delete it.
  20. 1 point

    Version 1.01

    254 downloads

    The Dark Tide is arguably the most popular campaign mod for Star Wars: Dark Forces. These archives contain all known "official" content related to the mod. Episodes 1-4 are the main campaign, and require Dark Forces to run. DarkXL is also supported, although not required. Beyond the Ancient is the bonus material released after Episode 4. It contains scrapped content from Episode 5, and even has some playable levels. Twilight on Tatooine is a multiplayer map for Jedi Academy, and as such requires Jedi Academy to run. It is inspired by the second episode, and includes compositions from the mod intermixed with music from the classic trilogy and Shadows of the Empire. The soundtrack was unfortunately only released for the first two episodes. Nonetheless, it was released in General MIDI format, so I have converted it to Apple Lossless using an SC-55 soundfont and properly tagged it (I recommend dBpoweramp if you need FLACs). The original .mid files are also included, as well as the nice track from Twilight on Tatooine. Originally downloaded from df-21.net.
  21. 1 point
    At this point, no. As I mentioned to another PCGW regular on Discord, don't focus on the RTX part - focus on the performance, and think of RTX as an added 'bonus'.
  22. 1 point
    I have updated the comparison image slider and tidied up the formatting due to upgrade from IPB3 to IPB4.
  23. 1 point

    Version 1.3

    1,181 downloads

    Changelog 1.3: Fixed quicksave Added option to use checkpoints as savepoints Features: Allow 60 FPS Window mode (Recommended, makes the game not crash when using alt-tab) (The game will will appear to be in fullscreen mode if the resolution matches) Patch hard-coded 720p resolution values Patch shadow resolution Up to 8x multisampling Force VSync in fullscreen mode Disable DirectX fog (F1) Wireframe mode (F2) Wallhack (F3) Controllable map and item size (F4 and F5) Controllable sensitivity (F6 and F7) Controllable gamma (F8 and F9) Speedhack (F10) Quick save (F11) Use checkpoints as savepoints Controllable FOV (Page up and Page down) Invert controls Fix for a common crash Enable DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on SilentHill.exe Allow the game to use 4GB of RAM Use XInput 1.4 if available Set custom save file path Install: 1. Start the game normally and set the resolution of your monitor in the options menu. Exit the game. 2. Copy all the files to "steamapps\common\Silent Hill Homecoming\Bin" 3. Configure the width and height and other options in Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.ini 4. Start the game with Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.exe.
  24. 1 point
    Beastman95

    dgVoodoo 2

    Version 2.54

    22,543 downloads

    Original file: http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2.html dgVoodoo 2 is a wrapper for old graphics API's for Windows Vista/7/8/10. This wrapper uses Direct3D 11 at GPU feature level 10.1 as wrapping output.
  25. 1 point

    Version 5.1.2600.0

    20,586 downloads

    Microsoft DirectInput Mapper needed on Windows Vista and newer for some older games that show a DirectInput registry error or fail to remember key/button mappings. This download contains the following DLL files: Microsoft DirectInput Mapper (dimap.dll) Microsoft DirectInput Mapper Framework (diactfrm.dll) Extract somewhere temporarily and run the install batch file as an admin (right click, Run as administrator). These DLL files were extracted from a genuine Windows XP installation CD.
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