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Mars icecream

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  1. 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:
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    Anisotropic filtering in 2D games

    What is the correct way to fill in AF (in the article video settings table) for two-dimensional games? Can I use "n/a" (not-applicable)? And how to formally write (in "notes) "this is a 2D game", or "this game doesn't use 3D graphics"?
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    What's up with all the broken images ?

    How many files have been lost in total?
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    List of games pulled from GOG

    http://www.gogwiki.com/wiki/List_of_games_removed_from_GOG gogwiki.com has been in read-only state for a long time. Despite being out of date, the list was a great resource for me as I wasn't even aware that many of the games (Colin McRae Rally 2005, Cryostasis, Second Sight, XIII, Death Gate) have received a digital release. I hope that the page can be officially moved here. I've cloned the page on my profile, updated two games which have been returned for sale.
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    MobyGames

    I also wish for MobyGames to be added to the article infobox. The website excels in high-quality cover and disc scans.
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    Proposal: Metacritic or equivalent

    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.
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    Unreal Engine 3 frame rate unlocking template

    ===[[Glossary:Frame rate (FPS)|High frame rate]]=== {{Fixbox|description=Change frame rate smoothing|fix= # Go to the [[#Game data|configuration file(s) location]]. # Open <code>configuration file</code>. # Search and change <code>bSmoothFrameRate</code> to <code>false</code> '''or''' raise <code>MaxSmoothedFrameRate</code> value. # Save changes. {{ii}} For more information, see the [[Engine:Unreal Engine 3#Smoothed frame rate|Unreal Engine 3 page]]. }}
  8. Can you provide a general article template for unlocking frame rate in Unreal Engine 3 games, similar to the sample article? I have seen something along the lines of [...]"please refer to the Unreal Engine 3 page for additional information" in UE3 game articles, may be official to a certain degree.
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    image host

    Image host to be used with images I share on PC Gaming Wiki forums. Created to avoid third-party services.
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    FlatOut - missing car texture fix (GOG)

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    In the GOG version of FlatOut one of the car textures in the gold cup races (and some bonus events) is missing and the vehicle appears in black. The other versions of the game shouldn't be affected. Extract the archive to your game folder and overwrite the existing files. source (I've renamed the archive and added the correct file path)
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    NoCD Patches

    SecuROM appears to work on Windows 10 (I've played at least two legitimate games with SecuROM on my system) despite contradicting reports (also confirmed on the forums), but Safedisc and older builds of Starforce never do as far as I know.
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    Form-based editing test

    Source editor should certainly always be accessible. I find it easier and simpler to use when doing minor changes. Visual editor has been the default setting on Wikipedia since 2015 and editing in text "will always be an option":
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