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Mars icecream

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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"?
  2. 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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    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 Despite being out of date, the list was a great resource for me as I wasn't even aware that many of the games (Colin McRae Rally 2005, Cryostasis, Second Sight, XIII, Death Gate) have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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    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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    100% save files

    For some reason save files are absent on PCGW, I honestly don't know a single trustworthy website for downloading them. For example, completing the Worms Ultimate Mayhem campaign can take over 20 hours and is required for unlocking all multiplayer maps and customization items. I didn't have the patience and downloaded a save file from dark corners of the internet (a file host link in YouTube comments) and saved over 20 hours in the process. Can we have a new section for "100%" save files in articles?
  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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    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]]. }}
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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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    Size for uploaded files is imprecise

    http://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/761-silent-hill-2-remastered-corrected-widescreen-fmvs/ The actual size is ~ 2,6 GB after downloading. Is the size rounded?
  12. I found a way to unlock all (?) DLC in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012). I don't know if this is legal, but there's a similar tweak for Alice: Madness Returns under essential improvements: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Alice:_Madness_Returns#Unlock_DLC_Dresses_and_Weapons
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    Using several images as a reference

    How can I use multiple images as a reference? I have a couple of times created a gallery, but I'm hesitant as the community pages aren't a part of Mediawiki. I don't know if it is possible to "link" several Wiki images ("pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/File:*") together in any way. Merging images together will cause issues especially when there are a lot of files, and looks rude. example: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/gallery/album/117-deadly-premonition-brightness-setting-comparison-pcps3/
  14. Not long time ago I had an odd issue with Firefox, my browser randomly added line breaks to submitted text (I have now performed a factory reset). I was aware of the problem when editing PCGW articles, but thought that 'show preview' feature is infallible. Everything was fine when previewing, but after saving line breaks were added everywhere and entire articles were broken. I have only recently started editing, didn't know how to roll back changes.
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    File type restrictions for uploaded files

    I don't know if this has been discussed before. Many games have "in-house" file types, can be almost anything under the sun: .xom, .sve, .pro, .cde, .fqh The website doesn't allow uploading such files and I have to compress them for no real reason. Can the file type restrictions be disabled completely? I tried uploading `SaveGame.xom` today.
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    Subjective key points

    http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Editing_guide/Key_points_and_General_information#Key_points examples in articles (note that usernames in revisions aren't related): http://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Watch_Dogs_2&oldid=310275 http://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Gears_of_War_4&oldid=313741 http://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Forza_Horizon_3&oldid=309888 http://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Prince_of_Persia:_The_Sands_of_Time&oldid=322326 http://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Half-Life&oldid=312250 https://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Viva_Pi%C3%B1ata&oldid=310797 https://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Black_%26_White_2&oldid=412793 I think that certain subjective key points such as "a good PC port", "great performance" and "lots of options" shouldn't be added - users can make their own conclusions based on the available information. I try to remove them from articles, but some users keep reverting my edits and I won't engage in "editing wars". There has been some quite incomprehensible ones such as "Doesn't suffer the issues of previous Ubisoft PC ports" for Watch Dogs 2 (still on the front page as the featured article information is perhaps only fetched once).
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    Game changelog to general information

    The developers often don't post changelog to "news" on Steam and update notes can be difficult to find - in this instance, Frictional Games shared patchlogs on their forums for all of their games preceding Soma. I've started adding game changelogs under "general information", for instance: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Amnesia:_The_Dark_Descent Do you agree?
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    Large files

    Do you think that uploading massive files (several gigabytes) should be avoided to save bandwidth? http://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/835-condemned-criminal-origins-missing-sounds-fix-steam/ http://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/874-silent-hill-2-fmv-enhancement-pack/
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    FlatOut - missing car texture fix (GOG)



    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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    Manhunt 3

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    Manhunt 4