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I think in the availability section for each store we could list if the store has a demo available for download.

There are few problems.

This wiki does not make a difference between an actual store and just a key reseller and sometimes the store is both. How to handle a situation if GamesPlanet sells a key for Steam and a demo is available on Steam ? Maybe instead of a checkmark, put a platform logo in there (like Steam) where you download it from, like it is done for (Steam) DRM section.

Where to put links for demos available elsewhere, like on Moddb or Fileplanet ? I usually just put a link under the Availability table.

https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Twin_Sector

I think on Origin some games have trials that last few hours, so there should be some way to define different types. Maybe just put a "T" in the corner of an icon or something.

 

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Here I made a picture:

https://i.imgur.com/cwVuEkD.png

Also it is silly to say something is "rare". Should we remove all references to Linux settings, because those games are "rare" ? Also wiki supports entries for many random stuff like HDR, VR (even non-official third party solutions), Havok, Bink, borderless window, etc. You will find more games with demos than support for that kind of stuff.

If you go to Steam, the "New Demos" category has over 400 entries.

https://store.steampowered.com/demos/#p=0&tab=NewReleases

"Popular Demos" list new big games like Shadow Of Tomb Raider, Football Manager 2019, PES 2020, Wolfenstein YB... so it is still a thing even for AAA games.

https://store.steampowered.com/demos/#p=0&tab=ConcurrentUsers

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For Steam demo links, Steam always opens main game store page instead of some "demo page"(which does not exist).

Like this link

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{{ii}} A demo is available from {{store link|Steam|780490}}.

will lead to https://store.steampowered.com/app/779290

 

Maybe URLs for Steam demos should be like this, direct downloads? steam://install/780490

Not sure if "steam" web prefix is supported by wiki tho.

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On 9/27/2019 at 1:46 AM, Mastan said:

For Steam demo links, Steam always opens main game store page instead of some "demo page"(which does not exist).

Like this link

will lead to https://store.steampowered.com/app/779290

 

Maybe URLs for Steam demos should be like this, direct downloads? steam://install/780490

Not sure if "steam" web prefix is supported by wiki tho.

I think when a demo is available on the store a URL is not needed, just mentioning it in the table like in my picture would be enough. URLs should be posted only if the demo is available somewhere else directly like on Fileplanet, moddb or developer web page directly, anywhere where you don't need a client or account to download it.

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