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    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/
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    Proposal: Genres and Modes

    For anyone who is following, we are collating Modes and Genres in this page and will eventually introduce definitions: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/List_of_game_modes_and_genres
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    Many thanks to Garrett for the use of Garrbot and deprecating the SysReq template in favour of the System Requirements template. I'm wondering if anyone else can think of any mass edit type actions that the wiki could benefit from?
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  5. These stores need work: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Category:D ... stribution Individual store pages are great because each store has their unique quirks (e.g. Amazon.com digital games can be bought from any country, you can activate Ubisoft games on Uplay using a hack, etc.) However, we should try to standardise some of the information, by implementing a new table - e.g. Template:Digital Distribution Table Some things to checklist: central client - does it have a client for buying? patching - automatic patching? standalone installers - does it offer as an alternative? international/regional - can you buy or activate the games from another country? Interested in hearing what else would be involved.
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    Digital distribution template

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    Add Early Access Date as well as Release Dates

    This is interesting - I don't see why we couldn't do this, we could also have a counter to show how many days a game is/was on Early Access before being released. It's a good indicator of the development cycle of a game e.g. Star Citizen.
  8. Xbox Game Pass - this is the subscription service for Xbox One + PC. PC games are currently limited but is going to grow with plenty of exclusives including the first official release of a Halo FPS since Halo 2 - Halo: Infinity. It would be helpful to have a property so that we can build a proper list (instead of this manual one: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/List_of_games_on_Xbox_Game_Pass) Xbox Play Anywhere - also a property to show cross-platform Xbox purchases - so that we can standardise this notes field. This isn't 100% identical to the Windows Store property, but will have a lot of overlap. Thoughts - advantages/disadvantages?
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  10. Marking this topic as completed thanks to Aemony's hard work! Tables now looking very tidy.
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    Without the patcher, black bars display for ultrawidescreen displays. Instructions: 1. Extract the file using 7-Zip: https://www.7-zip.org/ 2. Copy the corresponding resolution patcher 3. Paste the patcher inside the Steam installation folder of Devil May Cry 5 (<Steam-folder>/steamapps/Devil May Cry 5) 4. Run patcher, press Start and then press OK. 5. Select the correct resolution in-game. Source: http://www.wsgf.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=95&amp;t=33038&amp;start=30 Note: the hosted version is the 'steam' version of the patcher, not the Denuvo-free version which is hosted on WSGF.
  12. Yes this is very interesting.. this could work especially if we have more subscription services come about - however it is very unlikely that one game would appear in multiple services at the moment. To be more concise, ideally the info should be in the 'Notes' field of the Windows Store row - is this impossible? Same with Origin.
  13. Rumour is that Xbox games will have a single binary that runs on Xbox/PC, making this property even more important:
  14. Yes this makes sense to put as a Windows Store property. Not sure about the UWP as a separate platform.
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    Demo hosting

    Most hosts are acceptable as long as the content is verified as not containing viruses/malware. I have no qualms with uploading demos to PCGW as you have been doing, we are not currently hitting any practical space limits.
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    Slow Windows load even with SSD

    Do you have fast startup enabled/disabled? Try toggling it. I would personally just buy a new SSD and install fresh Windows on it to check whether there's a hardware issue as well.
  17. Thanks for your post eddmanx - we've renamed the page here and in the future we could add more graphics APIs: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/List_of_games_that_run_on_DirectX_12 Are there any missing from the list?
  18. I would prefer that PCGamingWiki not host files which the game developer/publisher might find questionable, as the future of the website depends on complying with various copyright holders. However I have no qualms with offsite linked version of files being used in our articles in this particular grey area.
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  20. Just looking at Ray Tracing - doesn't seem worthwhile.
  21. Thanks - it saddens me that Nvidia cards have better computational power per £ at the moment, and the 1070Ti is at a great price point. I've just ordered a 1070Ti for £299.99 from Amazon. However, now that the 2060 GTXs are in the wild for a similar price (lowest at £330 new) I'm in a bit of a bind and not sure whether to refund and switch!
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    CSS fixes

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  23. PCGamingWiki was founded back in 2012 with the aim of fixing PC gaming. We now serve over 8 million pageviews per year and growing. We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented server administrator to help maintain our website, including: MediaWiki - which powers the main wiki where 90% of traffic comes IP Board - which runs our forum, blog and files download system Job specifications: Update and maintain MediaWiki and IP Board Maintain installed MediaWiki extensions such as Cargo/SMW Maintenance of regular automated backup Maintenance of other aspects including the dev site, Matomo (analytics) and ‘sidewikis’ Other bug fixes and requests when required Keeping documentation up to date Provide basic training for a backup secondary administrator Essential technical requirements: Basic Linux knowledge LAMP stack Some MediaWiki experience Desirable technical traits: Experience of hosting other similar projects will be an advantage. To see examples of problems that the server admin might need to address in the future, see our Trello board. Tech stack: “high availability” Ubuntu mySQL/MariaDB Apache PHP Varnish (caching) HAProxy Hetzner (cloud hosting) - the new server admin will inherit a load balancing multi server cloud setup MediaWiki IP Board Person specifications: Have an interest in PC gaming Availability to fix emergency downtime in a timely manner Good problem solving ability Good communication skills Available via email, Discord and Trello Must follow our code of conduct and be professional, courteous and discreet Follow strict best practice for password security Speak or write English well Further details: This role that will begin December 2018/January 2019, with fully completed documentation and a handover from the previous system administrator. This is a part-time contractor role which mostly involves light maintenance of existing systems, with most of the work being concentrated on major updates of MediaWiki and IP Board once a year. We are paying for at a negotiable monthly rate (in the low hundreds of USD per month) depending on experience, please get in touch for more details. Please send either a resume/CV and/or email to andytizer@pcgamingwiki.com Interviews will begin from December 17th onwards. If you have a specific question or would like to discuss further it will most likely be fastest to contact Andytizer on Discord via private message.
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    PCGamingWiki Server Administrator Job

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  25. I think you are probably right - the 1070Ti at £309.99 is too good a deal for £ per performance. It’s a shame AMD aren’t competitive in this particular space at the moment.