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Antrad

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    CD audio tracks

    1) This Wiki lists a lot of technical aspects of games like DRM, graphics and sound API, physics middleware, etc... so listing that the game uses CD audio tracks for music and/or sound effects would make sense. 2) Some older games can have issues playing CD tracks on modern Windows, so you need to use a custom winmm.dll, then rip them to OGG format and then put everything in the game installation folder (some old games are re-realeased like this on digital platforms, for example Extreme G-2). This info would be useful on pages of games with that problem.
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    CD audio tracks

    I suggest under audio settings to add a marker for games that came with CD audio tracks/CD music.
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    Shadow Warrior 2

    If a game is using some tech then that is interesting to mention if it can enhance user experience or cause technical issues if running the game on unsupported hardware and stuff like that. Adding that it was FIRST to use something is a fun fact, but that information isn't helpful to anyone in any technical way, it is more a thing for Wikipedia.
  4. I don't understand what this means ? I've seen Garrbot changing all my edits where I set "hackable - Can be forced in the GPU control panel" to "false - see the glossary for a possible solution". And worst thing is the glossary is just a large wall of text, and only at the very end there is a table which you need to expand to see all the possible ways to force AA, and the cherry on top is there you have AMD control panel called "Catalyst" which is not used for two years I think. I think if a user has confirmed forcing AA works through the control panel, there is no need to set it to false and point a random wanderer to that confusing glossary to search for a "possible solution". It should be left as hackable and instead point directly to the instructions how to use the GPU control panel.
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    NoCD Patches

    I wanted to make the exact same thread for some time now. "PCGamingWiki aims to list fixes and workarounds for every single PC game" Well, it is simply not possible to fulfill that goal without fully embracing things like No CD cracks. Microsoft doesn't support it on their new operating systems and since most games will never be patched by the developers themselves we have no choice. In this situation that makes various sites that have cracks available more important than sites that still have official patches for old games. The cracks are the fixes ! Similar to that, we also have Games For Windows Live, which was shut down. The rule of "no cracks allowed" is already broken. Most widescreen fixes that are linked here use a cracked exe. Similar to that there are GFWL games with links to dlls that disable it. With all that said I'm aware you can not fully embrace it also because of issues of "trust". What crack site can you fully trust and link to it ? Who will verify if everything is safe ? What I would suggest is to automagically add a note/warning on all games that have securom or safedisc listed as copy-protection and mention why it may not work on new windows version, and link to some official news article or something about that topic. I have personally left a note for Will Rock. The game was not patched, it is not being sold anymore, you can not buy a DRM free copy, so you have no other choice. You can find people all over Youtube and gaming forums claiming the game simply doesn't work on Win7 and later, but the only problem is the DRM: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Will_Rock
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    MobyGames

    In the area under the game cover art there are links to Wikipedia, SteamDB, Wine... and other stuff. I recommend to add MobyGames there too, since Wikipedia is a general online encyclopedia and MobyGame is basically an online encyclopedia for video games and people often already add the links to it in the general info section. Many old obscure and less known games don't have a Wikipedia page, but I have yet to find an old game without a MobyGames page.
  7. I don't know what to suggest, I played the game recently with no issues, but on Windows 7. Did you try using any compatibility settings like turning off desktop composition, visual themes, display scaling and that kind of stuff ? Did you try disabling DVR ?
  8. I think the game uses OpenGL for rendering and DirectX is just for input, so graphics wrappers wont work. But don't quote me on that. Did you try renaming fakk2.exe to quake3.exe ?
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    Call of duty 2

    What can't you find ?
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    Call of duty 2

    If everything else fails you might try using WineD3D for Windows. Download it from here https://fdossena.com/?p=wined3d/index.frag, then copy d3d9.dll, libwine.dll and wined3d.dll in the game's executable directory. It helped me with Starship Troopers on Windows 7 and Beyond Good And Evil on Windows 10.
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    Citation needed - how to verify stuff ?

    Thanks. You probably wont believe this, but I never actually saw that "Templates" button :P By looking at some other references, I also learned you can give a name to your reference, so if you verify more stuff, you can just write the name for the next one instead of writing everything again. What are the rules about verifying you own stuff ? For example, like skipping intro movies with a launch parameter, it's not really something major that others need to verify. Can I put a reference there and write a comment "i figured this out myself" or "found in the manual" ?
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    Citation needed - how to verify stuff ?

    On many pages in the references section I see "Verified by randomusernamehere". I don't know how to format this in text when I want to verify a fix, for example: {{Fixbox/fix|Install WineD3D|ref=<ref>{{refcheck|user=Suicide_machine{{!}}Suicide Machine|date=August 13, 2016}}</ref>}} Do I need to write all this, or some of it gets added auto-generated ?
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    This archive contains LegoRR.exe from the LEGO Rock Raiders Masterpiece Edition. With the instructions written on the PC Gaming Wiki page the game finally worked on my PC. Tested on Windows 7 64-bit SP1 with the standard edition CD, plus the CD music was also playing.
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    Remove WSGF from the Video Tables

    I would not remove it completely, maybe just make it optional, if there is no WSGF article available. The rating is not just a "rating" it's a link to the WSGF article which often contains the original instructions and widescreen fixes that are made by WSGF users themselves(shout-out to jackfuste) and gives the site and their users credit. It may not be that useful for new games, but WSGF is still important for fixing old games. When I see their rating on the page, I know someone more experienced might have already looked into fixing the game I plan to play, and I can track down that person and ask for help with other games, like I did several times before. Maybe it should be simply more clear that icon is actually a link to an article and not just a rating ?
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    Freeware game downloads

    I see you removed a ton of info on that page and I don't see a need for most of changes. You removed any mention of the free version even though it is legit and is available to download on several sites. Yes, it was originally ad supported, but the newest patch removes it. And you left Project Dreamland that has a custom DRM and can't even be launched without an internet connection. Also why remove the image that shows rendering issues when AA is forced ? It's a valid issue. Also you say "retail version is broken", no it's not, the installer only doesn't work on the latest versions of Windows. One might think they released a broken game. The original text was more accurate. "No Online MultiPlayer". One might think the game had no MP support at all, the original text saying Gamespy servers have been shut down, was also more accurate. There is also a lot of rephrasing on a lot of places that didn't improve anything. Also who does capitalize each word: "HUD Elements are Small at 4K Resolutions" ? That is probably against editing instructions. I think the article is less informative and less accurate than it was before. EDIT: I see someone already reversed it.
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