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Dave247

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  1. A simple solution is just have it under its own subheading without a table or any parameters, but then you wouldn't be able to search for or track it. Giving it it's own table and/or parameters would be a bit tricky trying to decide what to and what not to include and would require a lot more working creating a template for it.
  2. Ah thanks for picking up on that. It was because I changed the heading after I had made the link but forgot to update it here as well.
  3. Hey there @darius1911. No don't worry you didn't do anything wrong, there was a bug with Captcha on discussion pages which I had discovered previously but didn't get fully patched out. If anything due to you making a post about it here was better as it meant I happened to come across it a lot sooner! Anyway as for the lighting fix for Batman Arkham City, I've gone ahead and added it as a fixbox to the article page and uploaded the graphic cache files to the downloads section so that they will remain easy to access for anyone in the future.
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    For those who have a lighting issue when using Direct X 11 when playing the GOTY version of the game, the solution is to replace two bin files from the Games for Windows Live version. If you own the original version yourself, you can simply copy and replace the files yourself. A download of the two files are provided here for your convivence. Included in the archive is the following two files, GlobalShaderCache-PC-D3D-SM3.bin GlobalShaderCache-PC-D3D-SM5.bin After downloading, simply extract the two files to <GAME_FOLDER>/BmGame/CookedPCConsole/ and replace any existing files. Link to game article fixbox.
  5. Ah don't worry too much about a program/fancy GUI. That was just me putting some ideas out there when thinking about the possible reason how and why something like Special K for example came into existence. A batch file can still do a lot including having options for user input just without a fancy GUI and as you said can be a lot simpler to create. Still, if it's something that you are really interested and dedicated to doing then it would serve as a perfect opportunity to learn and get into it! It's the reason why I never was able to commit to learning a programming language, as I never had something in the future that I wanted to do to make use of all the time I spent gain all that knowledge. Anyway back on topic. By "database" I was actually referring to PCGamingwiki itself, as by using the Semantic MediaWiki extension different variables are able to be stored in predefined parameters using templates, which can then be searched, downloaded, or even referenced on a external website I believe using an API. From my understanding, it's the reason why articles are set up the way they are, with most fields required to follow a strict and specific example or simply just be "true" or "false". I'm only just coming to understand how it works more myself the longer I spend time editing and participating here. The only problem with this though is that it would take a fair bit of time to set up and get working correctly, not just to work as a database but also still as a typical Wiki article which is made harder by the fact that all of this that PCGamingWIki actually does isn't what the Semantic MediaWiki extension was designed to do in the first place. I'm sure if @Aemony read all of what I was suggesting they would have a heart attack as I can only imagine how complicated and time consuming it would be to set up. 😛 That being said I still think it would be well worth the time and effort to get something like this up and running on the Wiki. Not just because it could be used as an actual database with all of the possibilities that would bring, but at the same time have all that data displayed in a neat and user-friendly way. Unfortunately, that's about where my own experience and knowledge ends on the subject. Like I said I'm still learning a lot about how the Wiki works, and only have basic knowledge when it comes to programming due to dabbling in it. I don't know if something like Microsoft Access would be good or even useful to you, but I do know that as an actual database program (abit a simple one), though you'd need to own Microsoft Office to be able to use it. Aside from that, any kind of spreadsheet program like Excel/Google Sheets would work as a way to store the data you collect and potentially use it in some way, though it would be a lot more difficult as it's not really designed to work that way. Plus you'd still need some other program to be able to mass search/capture path names like you said, which I don't know of any but I'm sure sure a thing would exist.
  6. I think the logical conclusion for a problem like this would be to create a simple program with a GUI that would be able to detect which games are installed, and present the user with a simple and easy way to select which files/packages they want to remove. Kinda makes me think of those programs where you can edit and create your own WIndows installation ISO's. Until then though it would be important to start some kind of list/database of games and the related files that can be removed as it would make any possible future improvements (such as a standalone program) that much easier. Considering PCGamingWiki's subject matter and its ability to store and use data it would be very fitting for an idea like this to be essentially pioneered from here.
  7. It appears to be working now, so I'm not sure if it was just a temporary glitch or you were trying to do something that isn't supported.
  8. This would probably be really tricky to do (if even possible) but one way to display a minor developer in the currently existing table could be to simply list it at the very bottom of the one of the developers cells, with a bolded heading that says something like "Minor" and underneath it the names of the companies. This would only show if there of course was a value to show. The idea here is that, seeing as there is a strictly limited width but indefinite length, then why not use that? Maybe the value could be put into it's own cell, and then through styling that cell merged in the table if such a thing is even possible? Just thinking about it though it seems unnecessarily complicated, crazy and likely not even needed... I can't help thinking about it like its a Excel spreadsheet for some reason. Also if a row does need to be removed to make up some width space then personally I'd argue to remove the engine row from some or even all of the tables, as it is the least useful value when compared to all of the others, especially considering how it won't always have a value in it while every other single row will.
  9. There does appear to be another alternative known as Mpdf which only requires PHP and a few modules for it to work which would be a lot less invasive and completed, though I can't speak for it personally.
  10. I was thinking more along the lines of using the Store feature template as like how it is currently used to denote a game being part of Xbox game pass/play anywhere and be put inside the availability notes table. Not that I disagree with the idea of putting it in it's own table as it would also give more merit as it would solve both proposals, but I happened to come across an old proposal form 2019 for the inclusion of a property for Xbox game pass/play anywhere, and it too had an idea for its own table made by @Aemony, that I assume was never used. Due to the similarities between the two (or three) ideas I would call into question the need for a seperate table, though maybe it could also be seen as an opportunity to finally use it? I've also discussed on Discord how there is the potential for this to be automated using a bot, as SteamDB has the game property "exfgls" to denote if a game is excluded from family game library sharing or not. Though it would still need to be decided how to display this first.
  11. Thanks for the update! I've gone ahead and added the page to the list category as looking at other similar pages that seems to be how the wiki is structured. ALso while doing so I did notice how most of the list pages are auto generated however, so regardless of whatever the choice ends up being I'm hoping that it can be done in a similar way where the data entered on the game's page would get automatically populate the list page as it won't be sustainable in its current form.
  12. Fair enough, figured time was the most likely reason, something that we never have enough of. Good to know it's on the list of things to be worked on though as it will make for a much needed convenience.
  13. This is follow on from my post on the Special K Steam Discussions, but expanded to include other third party tools such as Re:shade. Link to Steam Discussion thread: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1157970/discussions/0/2650881941771332222/ Reply from: @Aemony
  14. Currently the option to Remember Me when logging in only has it so you don't have to visit the login screen and type in your account details, but it doesn't seem to keep you logged in the next time you visit the wiki when you close the window or browser, making it somewhat annoying and easy to forget when editing a page that you weren't logged in. This doesn't affect the forums however and only the wiki itself it would seem, and I have tested it across multiple browsers (including the age old Internet Explorer) that I highly doubt it is just me. Is it a purposeful design decision, something that simply hasn't been implemented yet or is it really just a bug on my end?
  15. Ah there you go, glad to see the functionality still exists even if it is a bit simplistic to what you would ideally like it to do. I'm sure you could have it do more by writing a custom script but at that point but at that point I wonder if it's really worth all that effort. 😅 Anyway glad to help even if it is just a minor thing!
  16. Ah sorry I missed that, though that is different (though admittedly more useful) to what I was referring to which was this section on a user's profile itself. My original suggestion was being able to click the name which would act as a URL in the same way, though as I admitted it wouldn't be as useful as it's much more likely that someone would come across a user by a post they have made, over directly visiting their profile through some other method.
  17. I noticed a field to enter some optional contact info on your forum profile, mainly the Steam however it's just a plain text entry field that offers little to no use or functionality. A better and reasonably simple way to improve this would be to edit the field to automatically add the Steam community URL to before whatever it typed in the field, so say a user has created a custom URL, they could simply enter that into the field and the forum software would automatically add "https://steamcommunity.com/id/" and make it so on a user's profile page, the name would be clickable and take you directly to their Steam profile, instead of someone having to manually search for the listed name. Depending on the forum software I know some allow and have it built in to add a URL prefix to a profile contact field, and I want to say IP Boards is one of them but it's been a long time where I can't remember for certain or have any idea what they might have changed in the meantime.
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