Template:Infobox game/Documentation

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Description

This template needs to be present on every game page on the wiki. It contains the basic information on who developed, ported and published the game, as well as what engine was used and when was it released on different file systems. In addition, it can hold a cover or box image for the game, as well as information on the location of the game's page on several other websites.

Arguments
  • title
Optional. Add if game title is stylized in some way and therefore varies from page name.
  • cover
Only include this if a cover for this game is present on the wiki or on Wikimedia Commons. The contents of this line should be just the filename, excluding the namespace.
  • developers
All information included under this argument must be related to developers and porters of the particular game. Possible rows include:
{{Infobox game/row/developer|1|2}}
This row defines Property:Developed by. The first argument should contain the name of the developer, and the second, if necessary, a subtitle as to what the developer was responsible for.
{{Infobox game/row/winporter|1}}
This row defines Property:Ported to Windows by. The only argument should contain the name of the porter.
{{Infobox game/row/osxporter|1}}
This row defines Property:Ported to OS X by. The only argument should contain the name of the porter.
{{Infobox game/row/linporter|1}}
This row defines Property:Ported to Linux by. The only argument should contain the name of the porter.
{{Infobox game/row/macporter|1}}
This row defines Property:Ported to Mac OS by. The only argument should contain the name of the porter.
{{Infobox game/row/dosporter|1}}
This row defines Property:Ported to DOS by. The only argument should contain the name of the porter.
  • publishers
All information included under this argument must be related to publishers of the game. Possible rows include:
{{Infobox game/row/publisher|1|2}}
This row defines Property:Published by. The first argument should contain the name of the publisher, and the second, if necessary, a subtitle specifying the region or the OS the publisher was responsible for.
  • engines
All information included under this argument must be related to engines used in the game. Possible rows include:
{{Infobox game/row/engine|1|2}}
This row defines Property:Uses engine. The first argument should contain the name of the engine used, and the second, if necessary, what component was it responsible for.
Never list the engine as Custom, Inhouse or similar. This provides no additional information to the user.
  • release dates
All information included under this argument must be related to release dates of the game. Possible rows include:
{{Infobox game/row/date|1|2}}
The first property should define the OS the date is related to. Possible options include:
DOS - defines Property:Release date DOS;
Windows - defines Property:Release date Windows;
OS X - defines Property:Release date OS X. Remember that OS X isn't the same thing as Mac OS!
Linux - defines Property:Release date Linux
Mac OS - defines Property:Release date Mac OS. Remember that Mac OS isn't the same thing as OS X!
The second property should specify the date the game was released on the system in question. The date must be in a valid format to be recognized ("21 February 2001", "February 21, 2001", "2001", "February 2001" and additionally "TBA" will work but will not define a property).
Correctly using the property (that is, with the appropriate OS name) will result in the appropriate categories being automatically placed on the page.
Regional release dates should never be listed. Only ever list the relevant OS release date, always choosing the earliest it was made available in any region on that specific platform. Similarly, release dates for digital distribution services should also be ignored.
  • steam appid or steam appid main
The AppID of the game on Steam. This is used for the SteamDB and SteamCharts favicons. Defines Property:Steam AppID.
  • steam appid side
Additional AppIDs the game is available under on Steam. This takes a comma separated list for input. Defines Property:Steam AppID.
  • gogcom page
The page name of the game on GOG.com. Defines Property:GOGcom page.
  • winehq
The ID of the game on WineHQ.
  • strategywiki
The game's StrategyWiki page name
  • wikipedia
The game's Wikipedia page name (not the full URL). The Wikipedia favicon will appear when it's defined. Defines Property:Wikipedia.
Syntax
{{Infobox game
|cover        = 
|developers   = 
{{Infobox game/row/developer|}}
{{Infobox game/row/osxporter|}}
{{Infobox game/row/linporter|}}
|publishers   = 
{{Infobox game/row/publisher|}}
|engines      = 
{{Infobox game/row/engine|}}
|release dates= 
{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|}}
{{Infobox game/row/date|OS X|}}
{{Infobox game/row/date|Linux|}}
|steam appid  = 
|steam appid side = 
|gogcom page  = 
|strategywiki = 
|winehq       = 
|wikipedia    = 
}}