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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
|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 |}}
{{Availability/row| store | id | drm | notes | keys}}

{{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           = 
|gamesave manager      = 
|gamesave manager 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                = 
|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        = 

 |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:
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.


Information Use the Fixbox template to boxout fixes and instructions.


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


Fix 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
Game article layout.jpg
Release dates
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 obstructive 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 bugs can be reported.


Source DRM Notes Keys
Developer website DRM-free Example: game released directly from website. Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Amazon.com Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg Example: Amazon.
GOG.com DRM-free Example: Gog.com.
Origin Availability Table Icons - Origin.svg Example notes: GFWL (SSA) x 15 activations.
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Example: Steam.
Retail Requires online activation Example notes: SecuROM ∞ activations.
Advantage 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 Windows
Some other DLC WindowsLinux

Essential improvements

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


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 instructions

How to apply this complex patch installation.


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


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)
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).
High frame rate Hackable See High frame rate.
Color blind mode Native See Color blind mode.

Widescreen resolution



4K Ultra HD

Field of view (FOV)


Borderless fullscreen windowed

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Vertical sync (Vsync)

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 support Native See Controller support.
Full controller support Hackable
Controller remapping Impossible See Controller remapping.
Controller Y-axis inversion Native
Touchscreen optimised Native See Touchscreen


Mouse acceleration

Controller support

Controller remapping


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


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 Download from here.


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

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play Native 2
LAN play Impossible
Online play Native
Asynchronous multiplayer Native

Connection types

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


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 Native GG3D platinum.svg
Nvidia 3D Vision Unknown GG3D gold.svg
TriDef 3D Impossible False icon.svg
iZ3D Hackable GG3D bronze.svg
Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest Native
Creative Senz3D Hackable
Leap Motion Controller Native
Novint Falcon Hackable
Oculus Rift Native
Razer Hydra Native
TrackIR Native

Issues unresolved



Issues fixed


Fix 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 Native
64-bit executable Native Only on Linux.


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

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.
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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