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{{Infobox game
|cover        = Game cover.jpg
|developers   = 
{{Infobox game/row/developer|Developer}}
|publishers   = 
{{Infobox game/row/publisher|Publisher}}
|engines      = 
{{Infobox game/row/engine|Engine}}
|release dates= 
{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|Month dd, yyyy}}
|steam appid  = 000000
|gogcom page  = game_name
|winehq       = 00000
|wikipedia    = Page name

'''General information'''
{{GOG.com links|support page|forum name}}
{{mm}} [http://steamcommunity.com/app/000000/discussions/ Steam Community Discussions]
{{mm}} [http Steam Users' Forums] for game series
{{mm}} [  ] for game

{{Availability/row| Steam | 000000 | Steam | notes |  | Windows }}
{{Availability/row| store | id | drm | notes | keys | os }}

{{DLC/row| name | notes | platforms }}

==Essential improvements==
===Skip intro videos===

==Game data==
===Configuration file(s) location===
{{Game data|
{{Game data/row|Windows|}}

===Save game data location===
{{Game data|
{{Game data/row|Windows|}}

===[[Glossary:Save game cloud syncing|Save game cloud syncing]]===
{{Save game cloud syncing
|origin                = 
|origin notes          = 
|steam cloud           = true/false/unknown
|steam cloud notes     = 
|uplay                 = 
|uplay notes           = 

==Video settings==
{{Image|game settings.png|General settings.}}
{{Video settings
|wsgf link                  = http://www.wsgf.org/dr/game_name/en
|widescreen wsgf award      = gold/silver/limited/unsupported/incomplete
|multimonitor wsgf award    = gold/silver/limited/unsupported/incomplete
|ultrawidescreen wsgf award = gold/silver/limited/unsupported/incomplete
|4k ultra hd wsgf award     = gold/silver/limited/unsupported/incomplete
|widescreen resolution      = true/false/hackable/unknown
|widescreen resolution notes= 
|multimonitor               = unknown
|multimonitor notes         = 
|ultrawidescreen            = unknown
|ultrawidescreen notes      = 
|4k ultra hd                = unknown
|4k ultra hd notes          = 
|fov                        = unknown
|fov notes                  = 
|windowed                   = unknown
|windowed notes             = 
|borderless windowed        = unknown
|borderless windowed notes  = 
|anisotropic                = unknown
|anisotropic notes          = 
|antialiasing               = unknown
|antialiasing notes         = 
|vsync                      = unknown
|vsync notes                = 
|60 fps                     = unknown
|60 fps notes               = 
|120 fps                    = unknown
|120 fps notes              = 
|color blind                = unknown
|color blind notes          = 

==Input settings==
{{Input settings
|key remap                 = unknown
|key remap notes           = 
|acceleration option       = unknown
|acceleration option notes = 
|mouse sensitivity         = unknown
|mouse sensitivity notes   = 
|mouse menu                = unknown
|mouse menu notes          = 
|invert mouse y-axis       = unknown
|invert mouse y-axis notes = 
|controller support        = unknown
|controller support notes  = 
|full controller           = unknown
|full controller notes     = 
|controller remap          = unknown
|controller remap notes    = 
|controller sensitivity    = unknown
|controller sensitivity notes= 
|invert controller y-axis  = unknown
|invert controller y-axis notes= 
|touchscreen               = unknown
|touchscreen notes         = 
|button prompts            = unknown
|button prompts notes      = 
|controller hotplug        = unknown
|controller hotplug notes  = 
|haptic feedback           = unknown
|haptic feedback notes     = 
|light bar support         = unknown
|light bar support notes   = 

==Audio settings==
{{Audio settings
|separate volume          = unknown
|separate volume notes    = 
|surround sound           = unknown
|surround sound notes     = 
|subtitles                = unknown
|subtitles notes          = 
|closed captions          = unknown
|closed captions notes    = 
|mute on focus lost       = unknown
|mute on focus lost notes = 
|eax support              = 
|eax support notes        = 

 |language  = Language
 |interface = yes/no
 |audio     = 
 |subtitles = 
 |notes     = 
 |fan       = 
 |fan notes = 

|local play           = 
|local play players   = 
|local play modes     = 
|local play notes     = 
|lan play             = 
|lan play players     = 
|lan play modes       = 
|lan play notes       = 
|online play          = 
|online play players  = 
|online play modes    = 
|online play notes    = 
|asynchronous         = 
|asynchronous notes   = 
|matchmaking        = 
|matchmaking notes  = 
|p2p                = 
|p2p notes          = 
|dedicated          = 
|dedicated notes    = 
|self-hosting       = 
|self-hosting notes = 
|direct ip          = 
|direct ip notes    = 
|tcp  = 
|udp  = 
|upnp = 

==Other information==

==System requirements==
{{System requirements
|OSfamily = Windows

|minOS    = 
|minCPU   = 
|minRAM   = 
|minHD    = 
|minGPU   = 

|recOS    = 
|recCPU   = 
|recRAM   = 
|recHD    = 
|recGPU   = 

{{Fixbox/fix|Description|ref=<ref>[http:// Reference]</ref>}}
See [[#Widescreen resolution|Widescreen resolution]].

See [[#Multi-monitor|Multi-monitor]].

See [[#Field of view (FOV)|Field of view (FOV)]].

See [[#Windowed|Windowed]].

See [[#Borderless fullscreen windowed|Borderless fullscreen windowed]].

See [[#Anisotropic filtering (AF)|Anisotropic filtering (AF)]].

See [[#Anti-aliasing (AA)|Anti-aliasing (AA)]].

See [[#Vertical sync (Vsync)|Vertical sync (Vsync)]].


  • Code sections can be copied using the edit link for this page.
  • Choose an appropriate category, which will normally be [[Category:Windows]].
  • The Fallout series of articles is an excellent reference point for example of good articles.

Bullet point icons

  • The purpose of the bullet point graphics is to provide more brevity and clarity to article content.
  • All icons automatically indent onto a new line.
  • Virtually all sentences in all game fix pages should use these codes:
- {{ii}} - information.
- {{++}} - positive / advantage / recommend.
- {{--}} - negative / disadvantage / dissuade.

Style crib sheet

We have decided to not include genre information. The focus of the wiki is to provide information about how to fix games, rather than the content of games.
Reference where the fixes come from using <ref> tags.[1]
All headers and page names to use sentence case. This means capital letter at the beginning of a sentence, with no other capitals unless it is a proper noun or acryonym.


Use the Fixbox template to boxout fixes and instructions.


Parameters include:
  • |link=false - no 'link here' text - if you want to make the header into a link itself.


Fixbox header here

How to apply this fix.

Note: Fixbox titles MUST describe the fix method, e.g. 'Edit VideoSettings.ini' or 'Run in DirectX 9 through command line'. This helps the user make a choice between multiple solutions to the same problem.

Sample article
Sample article cover
Release dates
The date "Month dd, yyyy" was not understood.
The date "Month dd, yyyy" was not understood.

Key points

Key points are the first few things you might say about a game e.g. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords is vastly improved by the restored content patch.
Noteworthy comments about poor performance or stability.
Developer support, updates.
Technical comparisons to other games in the series.
Particularly obstructive DRM.

General information

Official Forum - this is a very active official forum
Steam Users' Forums
Steam Community Discussions
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
If still relevant, state where bugs can be reported.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website Example: game released directly from website.
Amazon.com Example: Amazon.
GOG.com Example: Gog.com.
Origin Example notes: GFWL (SSA) x 15 activations.
Steam Example: Steam.
Retail Requires online activation Example notes: SecuROM ∞ activations.
Which is the 'best' version of the game to get?

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Some DLC name Example: Only available in Japan
Some other DLC

Essential improvements

One can use subheaders as below, or simply list individual improvements as 3rd level headers.


Include If

There is a benefit in using an older patch. For example, Diablo II's latest patch is 1.13, but the high-res mod only supports 1.12.
There is a community or fan patch which is superior to the latest developer patch.
Patch install instructions

How to apply this complex patch installation.


Very important launchers, reputable save game editors, etc.


List mods that are very important and would be detrimental if played without the mod, e.g. DSFix, TSLRCM. Balance mods and aesthetic mods can also be included if they are stable, mature and popular.

Game data

Save game location

(Linux only) State whether XDG is being followed (partially, completely, not at all)
System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\.minecraft\saves
OS X ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/saves
Linux ~/.minecraft/saves

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Syncs save games and settings.

Video settings

Widescreen resolution



4K Ultra HD

Field of view (FOV)


Borderless fullscreen windowed

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Vertical sync (Vsync)

Color blind mode

Delete unnecessary headers and links.

Input settings


Mouse acceleration

Controller support

Controller remapping


Delete unnecessary headers and links.

Audio settings

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Download from here.


Do not include this section in games without Multiplayer modes.

Multiplayer types

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 1, 2, 30
UDP (outbound) 500-600, 3500

VR support

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D
Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest
Creative Senz3D
class="generic-table-notes-cell" colspan="2"|
Leap Motion Controller
Novint Falcon
Oculus Rift
Razer Hydra

Issues unresolved



Issues fixed


Fixbox header here

How to apply this fix.


Other information

Miscellaneous information, e.g.:

  • Visual enhancements.
  • Enabling minor performance increases.
  • Useful, but not essential utilities.


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11 Windows only.
OpenGL 3.3, 4 OS X and Linux only.
Mantle support
64-bit executable
Only on Linux.


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX Lacks GPU acceleration on Linux.
Audio FMOD
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink
Multiplayer Steamworks

Console commands

System requirements

Avoid adding any prefixes and suffixes* to the OS parameter such as "Windows 7", "OS X Lion 10.7" and "7 64-bit". These do not apply to Linux as many distros are available. *For windows, service packs are the only suffix permitted.
64/32-bit only/recommended mention can be noted either above or below as a point like this instead of being included in the table.
The separator for more than one operating system is a comma (,) - nothing else.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7 7
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+ Quad core Intel or AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
512 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 285
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.2 10.6.4
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+ Quad core Intel or AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
512 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 285
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Kernel 3.0 Kernel 3.2
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+ Quad core Intel or AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
512 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 285


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