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  1. Yes I'm happy for this to be switched to #556db3 Although it does make everything look the 'same' on the page, but at least it is consistent.
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    Send an email to help@pcgamingwiki.com and we'll be able to sort it out.
  3. EA Play is the new subscription service which replaces of Origin Access as of August 31, 2020. The biggest new change is that players now have a choice between subscribing to the service on either Steam or Origin. However the choice is nowhere near equivalent despite the fact that EA Play costs the same amount on both platforms: $4.99 per month / $29.99 per year. However there is a vast discrepancy between the numbers of games available for each: EA Play (Origin) currently counts approximately 216 games EA Play (Steam) currently counts approximately 47 games These figures constitute a drop of approximately 78% and the numbers are based on our tracking list of games on our 'Availability' table, which is subject to change. Furthermore these numbers will change in the future as games are removed and added to the service. EA state that EA Play Steam will be receiving these new games in the future: One might think that the remedy to this is to simply pay for EA Play on Steam and then switch to the Origin platform. However on the EA Play FAQ, EA state that the subscription service is exclusive to the platform being joined on. Therefore subscribing to EA Play on Steam won't transfer the same subscription to Origin (or any other console), see: The main issue with the marketing of EA Play is that the list of games available vastly differs based on the platform, console and even what country you are in - and there isn't a simple list to compare one set of games to the other. Instead the lists are presented as large thumbnails which requires the user to press 'Load More', which give the impression of a huge number of games. Better would be to list them in a clear table, as PCGamingWiki has done here, which makes it very clear that the much more cost-effective subscription is only available on Origin. Sources: Steam's EA Play library once subscribed screenshot. EA Play Origin's 'The Play List' screenshot.
  4. I have never played Minecraft before but my son (8) is quite interested (spurred on by recent family Minecraft Dungeons sessions on the Switch). My son has a personal iMac 2012 which he uses for basic 'work' (Zoom etc). In the same room is an old HTPC attached to the TV (i7 920 with GTX 970). I have my Windows gaming PC and my wife's Windows gaming PC which is in our office, plus a bunch of laptops (MacBook Pro 2019, MacBook Pro 2011). Questions: What edition - Bedrock or Java? What's the best way to host the server, self-host locally on a single computer, or on a LAN or online? Pay for Realms? Any tips or advice on how to get started?
  5. Yes this is a good idea, we should wikify this list of games. In terms of template position, perhaps it could fit in a new 'platform features' with 'achievements' section as proposed here?
  6. Does this help at all? https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Qe11vb4856fnlpmh - seems an expensive way to check whether a subpage exists. I'd be happy for RGB middleware and everything to be grouped under this one section Third-party tools. If we have lots of RGB stuff then becuase it's one template, we could output to its own subsection of the table in the future, e.g. Tools, RGB, etc. Subpages and navigation, we'd need some subpages to exist first and to have some kind of prototype e.g. what is will a /Special K subpage going to look like?
  7. Yes I think that would be covered similarly to Chaosbane - it's sort of irrelevant whether it's paid/free-to-play - as long as it's publicly available in some form (i.e. any member of the public can 'play/pay/opt-in' like an alpha/beta/demo/trial/pre-release then I'd consider it 'First available' even if it's not meeting the publisher's arbitrary 'Version 1.0 Release Day' marketing term.
  8. I am thinking now this could be adjusted to this new row: First available rather than Early access - this would cover: normal 'Early Access' with a capital A games situations like Chaosbane where there is pre-release window games like Star Citizen which are kind of playable/purchaseable now even though there is no 'full release'
  9. Yes I like the look of this table and it would expand our reach substantially, happy for it to be implemented. I think it would be appropriate under 'Other information'. Subpages - these can be linked from the Notes section of this new table, eg Special K links to Final Fantasy V/Special K, but in addition I think they could have a more prominent established navigation on each game page. Navigationally, It would be interesting to to see something like this: - Article: collapsed box under Seriesbox that lists all Subpages - Subpage: expanded box which also contains link back to the Article I'd like to use a similar template to help tie up different Guide sections which is what I'd like to work on next, and separate fixes out of the maiin Article, e.g. Windows 10 and Windows 10/Fixes
  10. This looks really good @Aemony It would be nice to use a similar method to quickly prototype lists of other settings e.g. DLSS, Raytracing which it would be nice to track but not necessarily integrate into our templates until we know it's an established setting. I know @Garrett is developing an Advanced video settings section but even when this is done, it would be nice to link up the 'DLSS article' with the 'List of DLSS supported games' easily too through navigation. I am not opposed to dedicated subpages, as long as it is presented correctly in a clean prominent navigation template. For example, we could have a 'Glossarybox'/'Subpagesbox' or 'Relatedpagesbox' underneath the Infobox which would could link to Final_Fantasy_XV/ReShade or Final_Fantasy_XV/Special K and back to their respective articles. This same navigation could apply to other non-game pages and not just third-party tools e.g. Linking Vulkan and List of Vulkan games. This could include other subpages too if an article gets too long - for example Mods for GTA:SA.
  11. It may be time for us to incorporate this into our own list and separate the Ultrawide category into 21:9 and 32:9.
  12. Previously we had a general strategy of mutual linking but I think we are moving towards utility for the user. I think GameFAQs would make a good addition, as we also link to StrategyWiki. WikiData would also be good since the hard work of adding our property has already done by @Nicereddy: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P6337 Just need to add the template rows in and someone with a bot can add all the data, any volunteers?
  13. OpenMW, the free open source engine, has announced implemention of the compressed BSA format to support the games Oblivion, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Skyrim. The modern BSA files can be loaded, but much work remains and we are still a long way off from being able to play through these games fully. It is incredible that so much progress had been made on this free open source engine and the possibilities are exciting. The engine, which was originally designed to re-implement and extend the 2002 Gamebryo engine for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, has now been ported to Android, to VR, and it even has a multiplayer fork called TES3MP. The implications of support for modern Gamebryo engine games are very interesting and could eventually see new VR implementations with crossplatform support. Perhaps one day support could extend to Creation Engine games like Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 and have them run on the macOS and Linux operating systems. Until more progress is made on development, you can check out some of the very interesting videos creating by developer cc9cii showing off the new BSA support: Fallout: New Vegas map running in OpenMW Skyrim map running in OpenMW Fallout 3 map running in OpenMW
  14. So just revisiting this again. Satisfactory released on Epic Games Store on May 19, 2020. However the release date on our wiki article is Windows: Early access - this doesn't really make sense to me - as this is more to do with Steam's Early Access. We also now have an Introduction template which helps to explain exactly what the history of the game's release date is. Proposals: Platform (Windows/Mac/Linux) release dates are the 'official' 1.0 date of release (unless they are still in Early access). New row called Early access where the first version of the game is playable/purchaseable and is specifically not a demo. Ignore any specifics about dates if it is within 7 days's margin of error. Examples: Chaosbane released June 4th, ignore the fact that it was available to preorders on May 31st as it was within 7 days - this could be covered in Introduction. Star Citizen has Early access row filled for the Hangar module on August 29, 2013. No Windows 1.0 release date, so Windows row states 'Early access' System Shock 3 demo is not Early access, it is just a demo. Example for Satisfactory:
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