ModdingWiki:Contributing

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So you have some information you'd like to contribute to the ModdingWiki? Great! Have a quick look over the notes below to ensure your work fits in well with the rest of the wiki.

Discussion pages

The discussion pages should be used for raising issues with the wiki page rather than the content itself, for instance if the information might be wrong or it's unclear. Lengthy discussions about reverse engineering and figuring out new information should take place on the RGB Classic Games modding subforum instead. This is also the best place to go for general discussion about the wiki, or indeed about modding in general.

Basic page editing

When editing pages, try to follow these basic rules:

  • Try to avoid using = level 1 headings = as they're reserved for the page title. == level 2 == and below are fine.
  • If there are gaps in the information you are adding, use the TODO template to flag what's missing. This template automatically adds pages to the TODO category so it's clear which pages still need work. The template is used like this:
    {{TODO|The purpose of this field is not yet known}}

Adding new games

When adding a new game, keep the main page in the same style as other games. Halloween Harry is a good example you can copy and paste to get started.

Adding new file formats

Try to find a similar file format and copy it. Make sure you include the right infobox (which automatically adds your file format to the correct categories.)

Uploading images

  • Use image categories on images you upload. If you're unsure which categories to use, edit an existing image (click on it and go to the edit tab) and copy out the description text. Find an image being used in the same way your new image will be to get the correct categories, or browse the image categories.
  • Use native resolution for screenshots. Typically this will be 320×200 for the majority of games. Very small images (less than 32×32) may be double-sized if needed to illustrate a point, but generally it's preferred that all images be in their native style, with no filters or resizing applied.