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SUBJ1313:16, 10 November 2014
Banned002:21, 27 March 2013
Banned002:05, 27 March 2013
Impulse and Mac App Store123:37, 18 February 2013
Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace013:57, 5 September 2012
Private Servers for dead MMO's?219:20, 27 August 2012
New game categories and more templates.516:17, 6 March 2012
Old header threads011:30, 5 March 2012
Featured article?118:57, 1 March 2012
Edited by 18 users.
Last edit: 13:21, 10 November 2014

Wow this is neat, uses a lot of JS to do its job, but it does fall back very well, this will allow for reddit type comment threads in every talk page! This way in every game page a user can go into its talk page and make a forum post!

JRWR06:28, 25 February 2012

This works in talk pages and normal pages, to add a "Forum" or to disable one, just do the follow

Enable {{#useliquidthreads:1}}

Disable {{#useliquidthreads:0}}

JRWR06:50, 25 February 2012

Would this work if we made a template for it, ie Template:Forum or Template:NoForum (if you want it to default on)? Its just a little shorter and easier to remember.

Alphasite13:25, 25 February 2012

Might be better, its worth testing

JRWR - Your Friendly System Admin -19:33, 25 February 2012

Banned why?

Faster (talk)02:21, 27 March 2013

? I was banned, 27 March 2013

Impulse and Mac App Store

We need ID's for both of them. Various games including Cave Story+, Psychonauts, and NightSky HD are all on the Mac App Store and I frequently see games available on Impulse with only a retail image.

Nicereddy (talk)23:14, 18 February 2013

I've created the Mac App Store page on the Wiki. I've also found an image that could be used as the icon.

Nicereddy (talk)23:37, 18 February 2013

Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

Good Morning Ladies and Gents,

I've been trying to run an older game called, "Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" on my Windows 7 OS laptop and am running into a lot of problems. There are a few tutorials listed online, but I'm not sure I'm totally understanding the how to's. If there could be a wiki page dedicated to this matter and the solution posted, I would very much appreciate it.

I understand this isn't a killer title or anything, but it has a special place in my heart and I'd love to play it again. Thanks for your time.

Acekrn (talk)13:57, 5 September 2012

Private Servers for dead MMO's?

Hey, I'm wondering what the policy is for providing information for how to access private servers on MMO's (and perhaps other online games) which no longer have official servers? I'm not expert, but I'm pretty sure these servers are a legally grey area since the server software is usually copyrighted. But we would be essentially be providing people with information on how to play a game that they would ordinarily not be able to, which goes along with the aim of providing fixes and things for PC games.

MattyFTM (talk)13:29, 28 March 2012

Private servers on MMOs are always being pursued by the original IP owners, for example WoW servers and even things like AlterIW for Call of Duty.

I'm happy to post up links to communities, but we should draw the line at actually providing step by step guides to altering a game to play on non-sanctioned servers. What do you think?

Andytizer (talk)07:05, 30 March 2012

I with andy on this, Links to the communities that have info on how to join custom servers is fine, but step by step... too much to keep up to date

JRWR - PCGamingWiki Server Admin19:20, 27 August 2012

New game categories and more templates.

There needs to be categories for game types, such as FPS, RTS, RPG, flight sim etcetera.

Also, the current "System Requirements" template is completely inadequate for some games, particularly old games from the 90s in which they just had one set of requirements rather than the modern minimun/recommended requirement listings. The "System Requirements" double up the information and for those games that support multiple operating systems, having the default title being "Windows" is superfluous as well as exclusionary. Each part of the "System Requirements" template should be optional.

Thunderbolt18:19, 4 March 2012

In terms of categories, we have decided not to include them. The reasoning is written up here.

I will speak to my moderators about the Windows 'system requirement' header.

Thanks very much for submitting this thread!

Andytizer11:03, 5 March 2012

I agree with you about the categories. I think that is the best way to deal with them. I thought it would become a bit disjointed after a while.

Thunderbolt15:19, 6 March 2012

It's possible to add other OS families - Windows is default if nothing else is supplied. |OSfamily = Mac can be added to change the header to a Mac category. We're in the process of implementing a [Template:SysReqMultiOS] template as well which we will roll out once it is complete.

Andytizer11:27, 5 March 2012

I think it might be worth while implementing two types of templates. One for games from the 90s which had a single set of requirements and games from the 00s and onwards which saw a shift to minimum and recommended.

Thunderbolt15:24, 6 March 2012

Yes I support this move to create another template for single requirement games.

Andytizer16:17, 6 March 2012

Old header threads

Changed the appearance of the Main Page to make it more readable and appealing. Only problem is that the "Welcome to PCGamingWiki" appears twice. If the admin could remove the first title, that would be great. --Desideratus Bellum 22:57, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

IRC Channel[edit]

I went ahead and registered an irc channel on espernet. Connection details are on the front page. If you don't want it just say it, I'll remove it then. Lett1 22:23, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Is anyone interested in helping put together other OS guides? It should be quite helpful, especially with the upsurge for native ports and improved virtualisation/emulation. I think the best option is to segment the page into 4 main categories; Applicable to All, Windows Specific (at the top since its the largest group), Mac Specific and Linux Specific. I assume the actual config files and scripts would primarily be cross platform, but will have specific platform specific locations and configurations, so it may be bette rot place all at the bottom, for new users - since the entire point of this is to help people who don't know the ins and outs of the programs. It would be good to have a unified place for the all different methods for running games, Native, WINE, Virtualisation, emulation, etc. Maybe a table with compatibility for specific methods? Anyone have anything against it? -Alphasite 22:54, 10 February 2012 (BST)

Main Page organization[edit]

The Featured Article, etc. sections should be templates for easier editing. The source for the Homestar Runner Wiki main page should be a good example to follow. -Svetlana(talk) 14:20, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Page Suggestions[edit]

Since I'm terrible at wiki editing, but had an idea for some pages, I figured I'd stick it here. Feel free to add. I think we could use pages for tools, specifically but not limited to DOSBox, since some tools can require quite a bit of configuration.

Agreed. Tools like this do enable people to play those older games better. Newmansan 10:40, 22 February 2012 (EST)


Right now this website is a collection of general trouble shooting resolutions for the most common issues. I don't think that meets with the creator's original vision of being able to solve hard to resolve gaming issues, no matter how obscure they are. Therefore, I think we also need a forum (such as phpbb or something) for users to -ask- questions, so they can come here for help despite whether or not we have the answer immediately on file. That'll also help us get a collection of the harder to find issues. -DarkFoxTokoyami 10:40 24 February, 2012 (UTC)

- I Agree, I'm looking into what Mediawiki uses as their support forums, it integrates into the wiki, so we keep the overall style and keep the same user accounts :) --JRWR

-- Just a thought, but you might want to keep the main Mediawiki and the forums separate, including user accounts. That way you're not giving -everyone- who registers for the forums the ability to deface the wiki. Just voicing my side of paranoia, but it may help prevent issues with people trying to trash the site. -DarkFoxTokoyami 16:23 1 March, 2012 (UTC)

Existing Resources[edit]

Good websites that already cater to certain parts of the puzzle, please list any. --Ndavidow2 19:53, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Andytizer11:29, 5 March 2012

Featured article?

How often does this change?

Zenoxio17:56, 1 March 2012

I'll set a regular schedule for this soon - I'll try to do this every 2 weeks.

Andytizer18:57, 1 March 2012