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Garrett

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    Overhaul of the editing guide?

    I have made an example update of the Section Table legend with reworked definitions. There is no "always off" in this example (features that can't be configured at all would be set to false as usual). Currently, true has sometimes been used to mean "this is active natively" (e.g. forced Vsync); with a reworking such as this, true/limited would always mean "this can be configured natively" while the proposed "always on" state would be used for any features that are active but cannot be configured. This would require rethinking the implementation or presentation of a couple of settings for consistency, e.g. frame rate (@Mirh has previously suggested FPS support should be redesigned).
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    Overhaul of the editing guide?

    Gamer Alex on Discord suggested having a separate setting state for features that exist but can't be toggled. I have made an example below of what an "always on" option might look like. Such a state would only be available for settings where an "always on" state can exist. I would have to disagree with this. Multi-monitor methods combine multiple physical displays into a single virtual display, so behavior beyond that is entirely handled by the game itself (just like ultra-widescreen) apart from a few games using the AMD/Nvidia APIs to determine HUD positioning.
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    Anisotropic filtering in 2D games

    Yes, you can set AA/AF/FOV to n/a for purely pixel-based games, text adventures, and other cases where those concepts can't apply. A note is not required but some pages have notes like your examples.
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    List of games pulled from GOG

    This information is on the GOG.com Enhancement Project page.
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    Borderlands Configuration Editor

    Version v2.1.4

    23679 downloads

    Configuration file editor for Borderlands. This tool was made by Gearbox Software Forums user Obli and was originally downloaded from WSGF.
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    Proposal: Automatic notes about VirtualStore

    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.
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    Proposal: Genres and Modes

    I would recommend referring to how MobyGames has determined genre naming/separation. A while ago they changed several terms that were ambiguous. 2D/3D should probably be avoided because this could be confused with the art style or presentation (e.g. many games from the '90s used 3D modelling to make pre-rendered sprites for a purely 2D game).
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    SimCity 3000 compatibility fixes

    Version

    4954 downloads

    Compatibility fixes for issues running SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited on Windows 8 and later. NOTE: This fix may cause the game to start in windowed mode the next time it is launched. To fix this delete SC3.cfg in the installation folder or run the game with the -f parameter. Extract anywhere and run install.bat to apply the fix. This fix works by applying the following compatibility fixes to SC3.EXE and sc3U.EXE: 16BitColor (forces 16-bit color depth; allows use of windowed mode with -w parameter) 8And16BitAggregateBits (fixes user interface frame rate drops)
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    OpenAL

    Version 2.1.0.0

    24274 downloads

    OpenAL 2.1.0.0 extracted from a Creative driver installer. This is an official update and is newer than the version on Creative's site. Games that include OpenAL32.dll will not use the updated file unless you delete or replace the game's own version to make it see the new one instead.
  10. Version 1.01

    22321 downloads

    This fixes the issue with some Tomb Raider games showing a window border when in fullscreen mode on Windows 8 and newer. This fix applies to Tomb Raider II, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider Chronicles and Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. Extract anywhere and run install.bat to install the fix. This fix works by applying the ForceSimpleWindow compatibility fix for the game executables.
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    Max Payne sound fix

    Version

    13563 downloads

    Fix for Max Payne sound/audio problems on Windows Vista and later. This fix was made by DarkjeThe2nd and was originally downloaded from Steam Users' Forums.
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    Rodent's Revenge

    Version

    46 downloads

    Freeware release of Rodent's Revenge. This game was originally downloaded from Microsoft's FTP server. The original self-extracting archive has been repackaged as Zip and updated to include the required DLL files (VBRUN100.DLL and WEPUTIL.DLL). This is a 16-bit game; for 64-bit versions of Windows a virtual machine or emulator is needed to run this game.
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    Rattler Race

    Version

    29 downloads

    Freeware release of Rattler Race. This game was originally downloaded from Microsoft's FTP server. The original self-extracting archive has been repackaged as Zip and updated to include the required VBRUN100.DLL. This is a 16-bit game; for 64-bit versions of Windows a virtual machine or emulator is needed to run this game.
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    Seriesbox: Linking to parent series

    I have made a sample implementation, see what you think. The only parameter is the name of the series.
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    SteamPlay/Proton Support

    I meant you can add it with "Steam" as the label for the path. I have reworded the path mention in the note.
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    Edits removed

    Do you remember what it was that you added? I'm not familiar with this game but it looks like most things that were added anonymously are still present except for a couple of alternate fixes such as launching the game with "/B /GDBShaders KKMaps.bf" to fix a "BigFile" error--maybe that is one of the fixes you're referring to? If you're not sure what your changes were you can click on the "History" tab at the top of the page to see the full revision history. Other users might have decided to remove a particular fix if they thought the instructions weren't clear enough or the fix didn't work on their end.
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    SteamPlay/Proton Support

    Steam Play Compatibility Reports provides functionality along those lines (this seems to be the main community site for this purpose). Additionally, games are also being logged (in a less structured way) on the GitHub Issues page. As a result I would not expect to see a database like this on PCGamingWiki in the near future (but these other sites might be linked to). Some games store data in a userdata path like that in addition to or instead of the Windows paths listed. I have reworded the note to make this clearer. If a "Steam" path such as this isn't listed for a game you can add it (this isn't automated because because use of this folder varies--even some games with Steam Cloud support actually store the files in the standard Windows locations and then upload to the cloud from there).
  18. This game starts after a couple of fixes: Download ogg-winmm. Extract everything to the installation folder. Download dgVoodoo 2. Extract the contents of the MS folder into the installation folder. The game should now start. If you want to disable the watermark you can change this in dgVoodooCpl.exe. EDIT: As noted on Discord, CD music seems to be broken even after these fixes (no music, music slider can't be adjusted in-game) despite following the ogg-winmm steps for ripping the music in OGG format.
  19. This game uses SafeDisc copy protection. SafeDisc has been disabled by Microsoft as part of an update due to security concerns. You could try starting the service manually before running the game (see MS15-097).
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    Latam language.

    Based on your suggestion I have renamed Mexican Spanish to Latin American Spanish (I delayed implementing this because I don't know enough about the situation for this language). Using either name on a game page will work.
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    Dungeons 3 - Saved Game and Config Location

    Great, I've added these paths to the page now.
  22. Version v5.91 (5.9.3.0)

    3737 downloads

    Unofficial patch for James Bond 007: Nightfire by click4dylan and team. ​ ​Use the "lite" version for non-English game versions or Minimal Installation. About This patch is mandatory for players who wish to continue to playing online after May 31, 2014. The online server browser will no longer function after this date unless you install this update. Changelog Nightfire now supports dynamic lights, the ability to download new custom maps off servers automatically when joining. Also, the game will notify you if there is a new update available and ask you if you would like to install it. Includes improvements to netcode, fixes numerous problems that would cause the game to crash to desktop, improves frame rate, heavily reduces lag and disconnects while playing multiplayer, adds the ability to change the field of view for widescreen monitors. The console is also enabled automatically when installing this patch. Many other improvements over the years have been made as well. Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Click here to download. If you receive an error message about .NET Framework and you have Windows 7 or Windows 8, please follow this guide: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2785188 Installation To install this, simply unzip the file and then run the Nightfire Patch Setup Wizard. Make sure you are running the game as administrator or automatic updates will fail to install. Be sure to install to the correct folder where your Nightfire installation is located or the update will have no effect. This patch does not require the CD to launch the game and will work with any version of the game. It is fully compatible with older servers, unlike the older 1.1 patch.
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    Confirmation Email Error

    This has now been fixed.
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    Confirmation Email Error

    I just checked this and it's definitely broken (as in your case my address is very ordinary so this is not the cause of the error). I've added a Trello card for this issue.
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    3D stereoscopic display

    This information is part of the VR support template. See the Editing guide section for further details.
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