Codex Gamicus


Template:GoodUser I've been monitoring your edits the past couple weeks and thought I'd let you know that you've been doing a great job thus far, and we ask that you please keep up the good work! If you need help/have a question/or just want to talk, feel free to contact me. Zmario 00:42, September 13, 2015 (UTC)

Thank you! Out of curiosity, what are categories like these for? They seem to show up automatically whenever I create certain pages. N. Harmonik (talk) 00:53, September 13, 2015 (UTC)
Those categories are automatically generated because they are part of the navigation/subpage system. Zmario 11:26, September 13, 2015 (UTC)
The templates can create categories automatically. I did have categories for video games, but I removed in the wake of the Semantic MediaWiki rollout. The reason why I got rid of them was the sheer number of categories we started to get, which didn't look intuitive at all. Removing categories also allowed me to consolidate code and remove duplication; Semantic properties do similar a thing of listing items matching that criteria (and lists are being created for some platforms to list games released on those platform(s). Categories for Navigation pages are less intrusive.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 12:42, September 13, 2015 (UTC)

IW Link[]

Sorry, they're being removed from pages that were imported from Wikipedia (as they're part of Wikipedia's naming system). If it actually exists on a Spanish Gamia mirror, I'll add it back.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 18:23, September 26, 2015 (UTC)


Hello. The template was originally designed to use a separate delete variable. I have now amended it to use the method you've been using.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 10:41, September 28, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks :)[]

Thanks for correcting my typo :D George (Talk · Contribs · Edit count) 14:20, October 3, 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome! N. Harmonik (talk) 17:14, October 3, 2015 (UTC)


In an ideal world, we wouldn't have any Walkthrough pages, because I think that function can be better served by proper Wiki communities. The option was preserved in the Infobox system because an agreement was made to preserve the content. There is no set policy on how to handle Walkthroughs, if you have ideas, I'm open to them.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 18:09, October 3, 2015 (UTC)

It's OK to do, yes, but I wouldn't call it a long-term solution.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 18:53, October 3, 2015 (UTC)

New rights[]

Just to let you know, I have granted you Mover and Rollback rights, which should allow you to do more without being restricted.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 10:55, October 4, 2015 (UTC)

No idea[]

Sounds like rubbish, and Google turns up nothing. I've deleted it.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 17:54, October 13, 2015 (UTC)

I have recovered a previous version of the page, though it needs some cleaning up.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 19:23, October 13, 2015 (UTC)
We keep both, as they technically refer to different game releases. We also have a policy that allows us to keep two articles if they have different names (which means both would show up in our Game Index if people are looking for them).--TwoTailedFox (talk) 07:26, October 14, 2015 (UTC)
Those are database entries that don't actually allow us to access them (due to how they're named). I'll see if Wiki can dive into the database and delete them manually.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 18:07, October 14, 2015 (UTC)

Games with same name[]

In situations like this, the title released first out of the two would lay claim to the full name. Any subsequent titles would append the year of release in parenthesis to the article name e.g. (1991). Titles released in the same year for different platforms would append the name of the platform in parenthesis to the article name e.g. (Atari 2600).--TwoTailedFox (talk) 12:32, October 18, 2015 (UTC)

No.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 18:35, October 18, 2015 (UTC)
No idea what that it. Will look into it a bit more later.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 09:09, October 27, 2015 (UTC)

Do we need this?[]

I think those were created by someone a long, long time ago. It might be possible to integrate them back into the wiki, but they should not be sub-pages.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 10:18, November 8, 2015 (UTC)


The first four can't be deleted because of a bug in the software. The remaining ones are just redirects to an article we don't have; they can be safely deleted.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 08:37, December 26, 2015 (UTC)


No, it is not. It's in the same category of fan-created works such as mods, but we list the developer who made the changes.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 20:25, December 27, 2015 (UTC)

They are, but that's because it's impossible to separate them from "mods".--TwoTailedFox (talk) 20:31, December 27, 2015 (UTC)


No, the refer to the exact same game. Why we have two pages on it is a mystery.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 10:46, January 1, 2016 (UTC)

Whichever has the most content; if the other page has content we can use, include it after the page move.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 19:55, January 1, 2016 (UTC)
Eh, you could probably keep it, or have it as a sub-article under /Story.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 21:02, January 2, 2016 (UTC)
Card games.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 09:35, January 5, 2016 (UTC)
We cover all games. Pen & paper, PBEM, and other such games fall under our scope.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 09:52, January 6, 2016 (UTC)
Keep Clock Tower: The First Fear, but copy across anything you think is useful from the other article.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 20:39, January 13, 2016 (UTC)
The series. Should probably make that a rule somewhere.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 20:58, January 13, 2016 (UTC)
I'll be getting to those in a bit.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 21:58, January 16, 2016 (UTC)
Patches can list unofficial patches, and can host download links and historical importance of patches, while changelogs are for the listing of confirmed changes and bug fixes from official patches.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 10:26, January 17, 2016 (UTC)
Yes. The best way to think about this is "Did this game have downloadable patches for the players to self-patch?" If yes, use /Patches. If not, use /Changelogs.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 19:31, January 18, 2016 (UTC)
Ikari III: The Rescue; this seems to be the correct name, even MobyGames uses it.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 19:04, January 19, 2016 (UTC)
Monkey Island (series) should be the name, as we put series or franchise into parenthesis.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 09:57, January 24, 2016 (UTC)
For the moment, Sub-Zero.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 10:02, January 31, 2016 (UTC)
For the moment, duplicate them; because the Pokémon you can catch are different, it should mean a theoretical difference in how a walkthrough is handled.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 00:39, February 6, 2016 (UTC)
Due to how MediaWiki works, it only links back to the top of an article exists at the point the / starts. There is an article at Super Mario Bros., so it shows the link at the top, but as there is no current Tennis article, it will not link back.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 09:06, March 4, 2016 (UTC)

Edit with form[]

It's a new system currently being tested. It allows you to create an article by entering fields in a form, and ticking checkboxes where necessary. When finished, it will allow articles to be created much easier than making a template from scratch.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 19:38, January 24, 2016 (UTC)

Re: What's wrong with the infobox here?[]

Hey N. Harmonik, it seems as though a user put the wrong values in the infobox (i.e |foundation instead of |founded) I fixed it, however, that template should no longer be used as TTF has been working on updated infoboxes. Zmario 11:37, February 26, 2016 (UTC)

The new infobox for companies is located here. Zmario 11:38, February 26, 2016 (UTC)


The 1-Player tag was supposed to be specific to PlayStation pages, since it uses the image found on the back of the CD case.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 08:40, July 10, 2017 (UTC)

The original goal was to have feature notifications that matched what you'd find on the back of the box or jewel case. As for trophies, etc, they actually link to subpages, since games often have different achievements between platforms.--TwoTailedFox (talk) 09:19, July 13, 2017 (UTC)