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  1. Streaming services will be very popular in areas with good internet as long as it provides a "good enough" experience. Those wanting the best experience will still opt for native hardware as usual. Streaming is out of the question in many parts of the world due to data caps or poor internet speed. Microsoft's combination approach (streaming plus downloads) is much more accessible because it doesn't rely on internet speed or special server hardware. If your internet access is really slow you can buy the Xbox One disc and only download the latest patch. If Xbox Live (or your internet) goes
  2. I'd be in favour of this for the reasons you've outlined. @Andytizer If this change happens it would probably make sense to add "settings" to the site tagline in some way to aid incoming searches using that specific keyword. Yes this would make sense as well for the same reasons (it would also be a good idea to revisit other aspects of the VR template, but that's a subject for a separate topic). Cargo table names do not have to match the associated templates (see Special:CargoTables for several examples).
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  4. 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.
  5. That looks good @Aemony, some of the descriptions may need to be reworded a bit but the concept is solid. Tooltips could change based on the state that has been set (only explaining "always on" surround sound when set to that mode).
  6. The Wikimedia Commons uses UploadWizard, so that would probably be the one to go with.
  7. The new "always on" state is implemented. I have revised the Section Table legend state definitions. This state only applies to specific features in the Video settings, Input settings, and Audio settings tables. I have added the new state to the instructions for the applicable fields. This would be best implemented as two distinct rows since there is no similarity in implementation (a companion app involves a standalone device whereas a secondary display is connected directly to the computer). This could be part of a new "Technical information" sort of table (under Other
  8. Garrett

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    MobyGames

    MobyGames is still being updated. If you go to the "Updates" menu at the top of MobyGames you'll find links for pages such as New Games and Game Updates. New games show up more quickly on PCGamingWiki because of a difference in approach: PCGamingWiki has VetleBot automatically adding anything released on Steam whereas on MobyGames any crawled game data has to be approved before it shows up for regular visitors.
  10. It might be best to avoid anything that resembles the hackable state color (since this is quite the opposite of hackable). I have changed the color to the greenish-brown shade Suicide machine used for limited ticks, see what you think of that one. Poor wording on my part. For example, a game's anti-aliasing (AA) state: Game has AA setting, configurable quality: true. Game has AA setting, but only On/Off etc.: limited. Game always has AA (and no option): always on. Game has no AA (and no option): false. Game AA can be configured/improved/etc. with external/unofficial methods:
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. This information is on the GOG.com Enhancement Project page.
  15. 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.
  16. 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).
  17. 102 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.
  18. 79 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.
  19. I have made a sample implementation, see what you think. The only parameter is the name of the series.
  20. I meant you can add it with "Steam" as the label for the path. I have reworded the path mention in the note.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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).
  25. 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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