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Nicereddy

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  1. Steam just implemented these for the store pages themselves. Only about 30 currently say they support any of them, but the feature is only a few days old. It may be worth looking into implementing these for PCGamingWiki. For example Windlands uses a few of them. You can search for games that support the HTC Vive explicitly, or the Oculus Rift explicitly, or Seated/Room-Scale/Standing. Tracked motion controllers is also a new one we don't currently support (AFAIK). See here: Thoughts?
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    Using PCGW without JavaScript

    Nuke it and start over!
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    Partnership with StrategyWiki

    I think Neoseeker would probably work best, although I'll let others chime in first :)
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    Partnership with StrategyWiki

    http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/File:StrategyWiki.svg Happy now Soeb? :P
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    Using PCGW without JavaScript

    I'm actually not sure why this happens here, AFAIK the default is for MediaWiki to embed them inline without JS is it not?
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    Partnership with StrategyWiki

    Illustrator's Image Trace feature is magical :D
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    Partnership with StrategyWiki

    I'd like an SVG version of the site favicon if possible, other than that I'd support it.
  8. It's entirely up to you, one follower isn't really going to make the difference either way. Thank you very much for thinking of us, though :)
  9. There's more communication in this thread than the whole of Valve and GOG put together.
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    Controller button layout

    I jumped on the bandwagon! It's changing a lot, so information would need to be updated constantly. Also I think Valve considers OS X users second-class citizens, so all the problems I have are likely because I'm a Mac pleb :(
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    Database of 60 FPS console games

    My problem with this is that we'll never have enough users updating this information as Dolphin is updated over time. I started an initiative to get emulators and controllers articles with more thorough documentation, but they've mostly gone to the wayside due to lack of interest and difficulty in testing. Dolphin has their own wiki that tracks game compatibility, doesn't it? I think that'd be the best place to track this, otherwise we'll be thinning ourselves out to track tens of thousands of games across all kinds of platforms.
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    Color Blind Mode

    We should probably add this to the Editing Guide somewhere.
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    Add VR HMD Support, Play-space, and Inputs

    I like the solution of merging PSMove and the Hydra under tracked input, nice job Garrett!
  14. https://github.com/PCGamingWiki/overclocked We're happy to announce that we've published the Overclocked MediaWiki skin up on GitHub. If anyone would like to contribute improvements, it's mostly CSS/JavaScript with some PHP and HTML. Best, nicereddy - Lead Designer and Web Developer Minion
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    HTTPS

    Ruh roh: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2016/01/login-forms-over-https-please/
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    Text Editor Standards

    Unfortunately the in-browser editor isn't that great because Wikimedia has to support older browsers. Even with modern browsers, getting text areas working in any particularly advanced way is incredibly difficult to do with JavaScript. Trust me, I've tried.
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    Open sourcing the PCGamingWiki skin

    Windows' typography rendering is a pain in my ass :( I'll steal a friend's Windows computer later tonight and see if I can reproduce the issue. What page is this on?
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    Text Editor Standards

    Oh boy, bait for a text editor war. I'll recommend Sublime Text and Atom. Sublime Text caveats: Free, but will notify you with purchase reminders every couple hours (if you have it open) Not open source Atom caveats: It's an Electron app, meaning it's written in JavaScript, meaning it can be slow if you open too large of a file.So those are my recommendations.
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    Open sourcing the PCGamingWiki skin

    You can also report any issues you have there. :)
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    HTTPS

    Bumping thread to get Soeb more stuff to do :D
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    Uplay availability links

    Or: How not to build an online store.
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    PCGamingWiki's Projects and Lists overhaul

    I would definitely support an expansion and unification of our lists. Very happy to see my Local Multiplayer list used by so many :) The biggest things, I think, are: design, responsive design for mobile users, and making it easy to sort by platforms/controller support/other relevant fields. Unfortunately right now it's not very easy to sort by, say, OS X games on the Local Multiplayer list. Games which have dedicated servers anyone can host, which are useable over LAN would be a really good idea for a list. Definitely would be useful for my group of friends, we're pretty much just doing Team Fortress 2, Garry's Mod, Dota 2, and some Minecraft at our LAN parties.
  23. Development is the right forum for this, don't worry :)
  24. As always, you can support our work and help pay for the site's hosting costs by becoming a patron on Patreon. It'd be greatly appreciated! What's new A lot, to the say the least! Faster load times, decreased content payload The home page, for example, has gone from 92 requests, more than 1000 KB of content, and a load time of 8.97 seconds all the way down to 26 requests, 686 KB of content, and a 2.33 second load time. A huge performance gain! Game article pages have also seen significant improvement. Our article on Half-Life 2 has gone from 76 requests, 443 KB of content, and a load time of 4.47 seconds down to 26 requests, 370 KB of content, and a load time of 2.60 seconds. Your load times may differ slightly depending on network speed, how hard our servers are currently being hit by traffic, and device/browser. The above statistics were the average of 5 tests each in Chrome 43, with a logged-in user (therefore without ads) on August 23, 2015 using a 2014 Retina MacBook Pro. Based on Google's PageSpeed Insights test, we've made significant strides with regards to speed and UX on all platforms. Our previous home page's scores on Mobile Speed, Mobile UX, and overall Desktop were 64, 60, and 74 respectively. With the redesigned home page, the scores for Mobile UX and overall Desktop have become 96 and 82 respectively, an increase of 44 points overall! Mobile speed hasn't changed – and therefore isn't listed - because the majority of the points knocked off are from ads, which causes the score to jump randomly between as low as 55 and as high as 72. How did we manage to get such an insane speed boost? There were a lot of places where the wiki wasn’t doing things as optimally as we would have liked. We used separate files for every one of our icons, embedded information about posts on our forums in the sidebar of every page, and had a lot of extra, unnecessary stuff left over by MediaWiki. In order to decrease the number of resources browsers download to load our articles, we’ve embedded almost all of our icons into the CSS stylesheets, combining dozens of files into one stylesheet. We’ve also optimized the icons to be as small as possible while still looking essentially the same, credit to Soeb for his painstaking work on that front. A lot of unnecessary resources have been cut off, which also contributed significantly to the savings. Mobile support with responsive design We want to make our content accessible to as many people as possible, so now the site is optimized for mobile devices as well as desktop. If you run into a problem with a game, it’s probably a lot easier to get on your phone and follow a step-by-step solution from there than it is to constantly switch between your browser and a game. Or if you’ve got a Steam Machine hooked up to your TV, checking for a fix on your phone is a lot easier than trying to use the built-in browser/keyboard with a controller. There are lots of other use cases for PCGamingWiki on a phone or tablet, and we think this’ll be pretty useful for a lot of people. This also makes us, at least as far as we know, the first wiki ever to utilize a fully responsive design! Responsive design means that everyone gets the same content, no "m.pcgamingwiki.com", the content just changes to better fit the browser window. Editing guide After a year of work, ThatOneReaper deserves a huge amount of recognition, as well as congratulations, for his efforts in creating a comprehensive guide to editing PCGamingWiki. After multiple unsuccessful past attempts by other editors, this is a big deal, and will be a great help to future editors. Thank you to everyone who contributed to its development over the last year with their feedback and suggestions! If you’re interested in contributing information and fixes to the wiki, the Editing Guide is the perfect place to start. Comparison images Home page [compimg]http://i.imgur.com/hozXFqj.png|http://i.imgur.com/36ogGom.png|720|450|Before|After[/compimg] Half-Life 2 article [compimg]http://i.imgur.com/o63g3Uu.png|http://i.imgur.com/nczkUE1.png|720|450|Before|After[/compimg] Borderlands 2 Input Settings [compimg]http://i.imgur.com/Etdw3g4.png|http://i.imgur.com/ASq3WhN.png|720|450|Before|After[/compimg] Donate page [compimg]http://i.imgur.com/geYbyV1.png|http://i.imgur.com/jsU8tpj.png|720|450|Before|After[/compimg] Mobile site [compimg]http://i.imgur.com/QIcDbXD.jpg|http://i.imgur.com/wAaig1v.jpg|375|667|Before|After[/compimg] Miscellaneous improvements The header's user information has been condensed into a simple dropdown userbar, heavily inspired by a cancelled Wikimedia extension built for Wikipedia. The Table of Contents has been moved to a floating button which expands when pressed. If you're not a fan, this feature can be disabled in Preferences. Clicking images now opens them in a lightbox, thanks to the MediaViewer extension. And of course, every aspect of the wiki's design has been polished, improved, and iterated upon. Thank you Thank you to each and every of our editors – whether you’ve made five edits or five thousand – your contributions are greatly appreciated, by other editors as well as the community as a whole. If you’d like to support us, and help us better serve you all with faster servers, better loading times, and more comprehensive coverage of new titles, we’d love for you to check out our Patreon. Thank you for the tremendous support over the last three and a half years, we hope this update helps make the wiki even more useful to the PC gaming community. - The PCGamingWiki Team
  25. After more than six months in development, we’re very happy to announce that our new PCGamingWiki skin is ready for release! The skin has been developed primarily by our admins Nicereddy and Soeb, who handled the front-end design/development and back-end development (server, MediaWiki upgrades, etc.) respectively.As always, you can support our work and help pay for the site's hosting costs by becoming a patron on Patreon. It'd be greatly appreciated! What's new A lot, to the say the least! Faster load times, decreased content payload The home page, for example, has gone from 92 requests, more than 1000 KB of content, and a load time of 8.97 seconds all the way down to 26 requests, 686 KB of content, and a 2.33 second load time. A huge performance gain! Game article pages have also seen significant improvement. Our article on Half-Life 2 has gone from 76 requests, 443 KB of content, and a load time of 4.47 seconds down to 26 requests, 370 KB of content, and a load time of 2.60 seconds. Your load times may differ slightly depending on network speed, how hard our servers are currently being hit by traffic, and device/browser. The above statistics were the average of 5 tests each in Chrome 43, with a logged-in user (therefore without ads) on August 23, 2015 using a 2014 Retina MacBook Pro. Based on Google's PageSpeed Insights test, we've made significant strides with regards to speed and UX on all platforms. Our previous home page's scores on Mobile Speed, Mobile UX, and overall Desktop were 64, 60, and 74 respectively. With the redesigned home page, the scores for Mobile UX and overall Desktop have become 96 and 82 respectively, an increase of 44 points overall! Mobile speed hasn't changed – and therefore isn't listed - because the majority of the points knocked off are from ads, which causes the score to jump randomly between as low as 55 and as high as 72. How did we manage to get such an insane speed boost? There were a lot of places where the wiki wasn’t doing things as optimally as we would have liked. We used separate files for every one of our icons, embedded information about posts on our forums in the sidebar of every page, and had a lot of extra, unnecessary stuff left over by MediaWiki. In order to decrease the number of resources browsers download to load our articles, we’ve embedded almost all of our icons into the CSS stylesheets, combining dozens of files into one stylesheet. We’ve also optimized the icons to be as small as possible while still looking essentially the same, credit to Soeb for his painstaking work on that front. A lot of unnecessary resources have been cut off, which also contributed significantly to the savings. Mobile support with responsive design We want to make our content accessible to as many people as possible, so now the site is optimized for mobile devices as well as desktop. If you run into a problem with a game, it’s probably a lot easier to get on your phone and follow a step-by-step solution from there than it is to constantly switch between your browser and a game. Or if you’ve got a Steam Machine hooked up to your TV, checking for a fix on your phone is a lot easier than trying to use the built-in browser/keyboard with a controller. There are lots of other use cases for PCGamingWiki on a phone or tablet, and we think this’ll be pretty useful for a lot of people. This also makes us, at least as far as we know, the first wiki ever to utilize a fully responsive design! Responsive design means that everyone gets the same content, no "m.pcgamingwiki.com", the content just changes to better fit the browser window. Editing guide After a year of work, ThatOneReaper deserves a huge amount of recognition, as well as congratulations, for his efforts in creating a comprehensive guide to editing PCGamingWiki. After multiple unsuccessful past attempts by other editors, this is a big deal, and will be a great help to future editors. Thank you to everyone who contributed to its development over the last year with their feedback and suggestions! If you’re interested in contributing information and fixes to the wiki, the Editing Guide is the perfect place to start. Comparison images Home page Half-Life 2 article Borderlands 2 Input Settings Donate page Mobile site Miscellaneous improvements The header's user information has been condensed into a simple dropdown userbar, heavily inspired by a cancelled Wikimedia extension built for Wikipedia. The Table of Contents has been moved to a floating button which expands when pressed. If you're not a fan, this feature can be disabled in Preferences. Clicking images now opens them in a lightbox, thanks to the MediaViewer extension. And of course, every aspect of the wiki's design has been polished, improved, and iterated upon. Thank you Thank you to each and every of our editors – whether you’ve made five edits or five thousand – your contributions are greatly appreciated, by other editors as well as the community as a whole. If you’d like to support us, and help us better serve you all with faster servers, better loading times, and more comprehensive coverage of new titles, we’d love for you to check out our Patreon. Thank you for the tremendous support over the last three and a half years, we hope this update helps make the wiki even more useful to the PC gaming community. - The PCGamingWiki Team Click here to view the article
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