Codex Gamicus

Couple of things I picked up[]

Hello. Thanks for your work so far, but I was wondering if you could make some changes to your work going forward?

  1. ) If you see any "hiddenname", "title" or "requirements" variables, they can just be removed, they're not needed.
  2. ) Rather than SteamWindows, etc in the "dplatform" variable, "Steam" should be used, and then under the "steam" variable, the OSes are listed there "i.e. steam = Microsoft Windows,macOS,GNU/Linux". Any operating systems here should also be used in the "platforms" variable as well.
  3. ) For releases, please don't shorten to "Windows", or "Switch", etc. The full name needs to be used. While I did put in shortcuts, they're mostly designed so new users don't totally break the system; the reason why full names are needed is because on the release date list articles (January 1, etc), the full name we declare in the variable itself is what shows up, not the output that GameInfobox shows.
  4. ) The "Windows 95, "Windows 98", etc declaration should realistically only be used for the minimum operating system declared in the game's Minimum Specifications (so, if a game declared it worked on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, only Windows XP should be declared, with anything above technically a compatability issue), or where the box art shows a Windows version that the game was explicitly designed for.

Other than that, a few other minor issues, but they can be corrected later. Thanks for your work so far!--TwoTailedFox (talk) 08:59, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Huh, I didn't even realize GameInfobox had a "steam" variable. With all the times I looked at the code for the template, I can't believe I missed that. I'll keep these in mind, thanks. Aegiscamra (talk) 17:50, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Same also applies to Origin and (talk) 21:02, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Mac OS vs. macOS[]

Hello. Just to let you know that "Mac OS" refers to a different operating system than "macOS"; "macOS" is the current name for what has essentially been Mac OS X, while "Mac OS" refers to the 'classic' Apple Macintosh operating system (usually versions 7 to 9).--BritishCynic (talk) 14:01, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

I see. Thanks for the heads up. Aegiscamra (talk) 22:45, 6 January 2020 (UTC)