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Cheat sheet


{{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
|wikipedia    = Page name
}}
{{Series|game}}

'''General information'''
{{mm}} [http://www.gog.com/forum/game_name GOG.com Community Discussions]
{{mm}} [http://www.gog.com/support/game_name GOG.com Support Page]
{{mm}} [http://steamcommunity.com/app/000000/discussions/ Steam Community Discussions]
{{mm}} [http Steam Users' Forums] for game series
{{mm}} [  ] for game

==Availability==
{{Availability Table|
{{Availability Table/row| [http://store.steampowered.com/app/000000/ Steam] | {{ID|Steam}} | notes }}
{{Availability Table/row| [http id] | {{ID|id}} | notes }}
}}

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

==Game data==
{{Game data|
{{Game data/row|Save game location|}}
{{Game data/row|Configuration files location|}}
}}

===[[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           = 
|gamesave manager      = 
|gamesave manager notes= 
}}

==Video settings==
[[File:game settings.png|290px|right|thumb|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                = 
|oculus rift                = unknown
|oculus rift notes          = 
|high frame rate            = unknown
|high frame rate notes      = 
|color blind                = unknown
|color blind notes          = 
}}

==Input settings==
{{Input settings
|key remap                 = unknown
|key remap notes           = 
|acceleration option       = unknown
|acceleration option 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    = 
|invert controller y-axis  = unknown
|invert controller y-axis notes= 
|touchscreen               = unknown
|touchscreen 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        = 
}}

{{L10n|content=
{{L10n/switch
 |language  = Language
 |interface = 
 |audio     = 
 |subtitles = 
 |notes     = 
 |fan       = 
 |fan notes = 
}}
}}

==Network==
{{Network/Multiplayer
|local play           = 
|local play players   = 
|local play notes     = 
|lan play             = 
|lan play players     = 
|lan play notes       = 
|online play          = 
|online play players  = 
|online play notes    = 
|local co-op          = 
|local co-op players  = 
|local co-op notes    = 
|lan co-op            = 
|lan co-op players    = 
|lan co-op notes      = 
|online co-op         = 
|online co-op players = 
|online co-op notes   = 
|hot-seat             = 
|hot-seat players     = 
|hot-seat notes       = 
|asynchronous         = 
|asynchronous notes   = 
}}

{{Network/Connections
|matchmaking        = 
|matchmaking notes  = 
|p2p                = 
|p2p notes          = 
|dedicated          = 
|dedicated notes    = 
|self-hosting       = 
|self-hosting notes = 
|direct ip          = 
|direct ip notes    = 
}}

{{Network/Ports
|tcp  = 
|udp  = 
|upnp = 
}}

==Other information==

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

|minOS    = 
|minCPU   = 
|minmem   = 
|minHD    = 
|minGPU   = 

|recOS    = 
|recCPU   = 
|recmem   = 
|recHD    = 
|recGPU   = 
}}

{{References}}
{{Seriesbox|title={{SUBST:PAGENAME}}|entries=
{{Seriesbox/row|[[game]]|yyyy}}
{{Seriesbox/dlc|DatadiskDLC}}
{{Seriesbox/row|[[]]|}}
{{Seriesbox/row|[[]]|}}
{{Seriesbox/row|[[]]|}}
}}<noinclude>[[Category:Series]]</noinclude>
{{Fixbox|1=
{{Fixbox/fix|Description|ref=<ref>[http:// Reference]</ref>}}
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'''Notes'''
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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)]].

Instructions

  • 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:
Information - {{ii}} - information.
Advantage - {{++}} - positive / advantage / recommend.
Disadvantage - {{--}} - negative / disadvantage / dissuade.

Style crib sheet

Information 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.
Information Reference where the fixes come from using <ref> tags.[1]
Information 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.

Fixbox

Information Use the Fixbox template to boxout fixes and instructions.

Fixbox/fix

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

Example

Fix Fixbox header hereLink

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
Game article layout.jpg
Developers
Publishers
Engines
 
Release dates
Windows
The date "Month dd, yyyy" was not understood. The date "Month dd, yyyy" was not understood.
 Sample article at Wikipedia

Key points

Information 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.
Information Noteworthy comments about poor performance or stability.
Advantage Developer support, updates.
Disadvantage Technical comparisons to other games in the series.
Disadvantage Particularly obtstructive DRM.

General information

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

Availability

Source(s) Store unlock Notes
Developer Website DRM-free Example: game released directly from website.
Amazon Amazonstore.png Example: Amazon.
GOG.com DRM-free Example: Gog.com.
OnLive Onlive.png Example: OnLive.
Origin Origin.png Example notes: GFWL (SSA) x 15 activations.
Steam Steamicon.png Example: Steam.
Example GFWL.png Example notes: CD check.
Example Steamicon.png Example notes: SecuROM ∞ activations.
Example Steamicon.png DRM-free Example: x2 unlocks.
Advantage Which is the 'best' version of the game to get?

Essential improvements

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

Patches

Include If

Information 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.
Information There is a community or fan patch which is superior to the latest developer patch.

Fix Patch install instructionsLink

How to apply this complex patch installation.

Utilities

Information Very important launchers, reputable save game editors, etc.

Modifications

Information 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

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Origin Impossible
Steam Cloud Native Syncs save games and settings.
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor Hackable WSGF MM Silver.svg See Multi-monitor.
Ultra-widescreen Impossible WSGF UW Bronze.svg See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD Impossible False icon.svg See 4K Ultra HD.
Field of view (FOV) Native See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native See Vertical sync (Vsync).
Oculus Rift Native See Oculus Rift.
High frame rate Hackable See High frame rate.
Color blind mode Native See Color blind mode.

Widescreen resolution

Multi-monitor

Ultra-widescreen

4K Ultra HD

Field of view (FOV)

Windowed

Borderless fullscreen windowed

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Vertical sync (Vsync)

Oculus Rift

High frame rate

Color blind mode

Information Delete unnecessary headers and links.

Input settings

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Unknown See Remapping.
Mouse acceleration Hackable See Mouse acceleration.
Mouse input in menus Impossible
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Native See Controller support.
Full controller support Hackable
Controller remapping Impossible See Controller remapping.
Controller Y-axis inversion Native
Other
Touchscreen optimised Native See Touchscreen

Remapping

Mouse acceleration

Controller support

Controller remapping

Touchscreen

Information Delete unnecessary headers and links.

Audio settings

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Not applicable
French Native Native Not applicable
German Native Impossible Not applicable
Italian Native Impossible Not applicable
Spanish Native Impossible Not applicable

Network

Information Do not include this section in games without Multiplayer modes.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play Native
LAN play Native
Online play Native
Local co-op Impossible
LAN co-op Impossible
Online co-op Native
Hot-seat Native
Asynchronous multiplayer Impossible

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Impossible
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Self-hosting Impossible
Direct IP Impossible

Ports

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

Issues unresolved

Issue

Issue

Issues fixed

Issue

Fix Fixbox header hereLink

How to apply this fix.

Issue

Other information

Miscellaneous information, e.g.:

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

Console commands

System requirements

Information 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.
Information 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.
Information The separator for more than one operating system is a comma (,) - nothing else.
Windows
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
OS X
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
Linux
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

References

  1. http://www.pcgamingwiki.com