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[[category:templates]]
 
You can fill in and add the following code into an article in order to generate a standardized "infobox":
 
You can fill in and add the following code into an article in order to generate a standardized "infobox":
  
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|platforms =  
 
|platforms =  
 
|interface =  
 
|interface =  
|gamelength =
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|length =
 
|site =  
 
|site =  
 
}}
 
}}
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|updated = 3.4.3, on Month 1st, 2003
 
|updated = 3.4.3, on Month 1st, 2003
 
|licensing = [[Open source]]
 
|licensing = [[Open source]]
|language = [[C]]
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|language = C
 
|platforms = Amiga, Atari, Linux, Mac, Msdos, OS/2, Windows, Windows CE
 
|platforms = Amiga, Atari, Linux, Mac, Msdos, OS/2, Windows, Windows CE
 
|interface = [[Graphical tiles]], [[ASCII]], [[Keyboard]], [[Mouse]] (limited)
 
|interface = [[Graphical tiles]], [[ASCII]], [[Keyboard]], [[Mouse]] (limited)
|gamelength = average: ?, to-beat: weeks or years
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|length = average: ?, to-beat: weeks or years
 
|site = http://www.nethack.org/
 
|site = http://www.nethack.org/
 
}}
 
}}
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|updated = 3.4.3, on Month 1st, 2003
 
|updated = 3.4.3, on Month 1st, 2003
 
|licensing = [[Open source]]
 
|licensing = [[Open source]]
|language = [[C]]
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|language = C
 
|platforms = Amiga, Atari, Linux, Mac, Msdos, OS/2, Windows, Windows CE
 
|platforms = Amiga, Atari, Linux, Mac, Msdos, OS/2, Windows, Windows CE
 
|interface = [[Graphical tiles]], [[ASCII]], [[Keyboard]], [[Mouse]] (limited)
 
|interface = [[Graphical tiles]], [[ASCII]], [[Keyboard]], [[Mouse]] (limited)
|gamelength = average: ?, to-beat: weeks or years
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|length = average: ?, to-beat: weeks or years
 
|site = http://www.nethack.org/
 
|site = http://www.nethack.org/
 
}}
 
}}
  
== Genre Issue ==
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== Please note ==
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<del>The template uses the "language" parameter to autogenerate "games written in __" categories. Do not wrap that parameter in [ [ brackets ] ], or things will get broken.</del>
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:Removed pending discussion
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== Comments ==
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=== Genre Issue ===
 
The "genre" field isn't displayed - at least on my system (WinXP, FireFox 1.5)  --[[User:Copx|Copx]] 22:54, 29 Sep 2005 (CEST)
 
The "genre" field isn't displayed - at least on my system (WinXP, FireFox 1.5)  --[[User:Copx|Copx]] 22:54, 29 Sep 2005 (CEST)
  
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They are hiding, and the instructions here are now outdated. They're easier to restore (if need be) if they're commented out. [[User:Shedletsky|John Shedletsky]] and [[User:R|R]] brought up some points for and against them, so I'll be removing features and changing genre to theme. I'll also add influences and length. [[User:M|<b><i>[[User:M|&ndash;M]]<sup>[[User_talk:M|T]]</sup></i></b>]] 02:56, 30 Sep 2005 (CEST)
 
They are hiding, and the instructions here are now outdated. They're easier to restore (if need be) if they're commented out. [[User:Shedletsky|John Shedletsky]] and [[User:R|R]] brought up some points for and against them, so I'll be removing features and changing genre to theme. I'll also add influences and length. [[User:M|<b><i>[[User:M|&ndash;M]]<sup>[[User_talk:M|T]]</sup></i></b>]] 02:56, 30 Sep 2005 (CEST)
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=== Autocategorization by language ===
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I added a category link to the template that uses the language parameter to add the game to a category. We should really be doing this ourselves, I think, but if this will keep things consistent... [[User:M|<b><i>[[User:M|&ndash;M]]<sup>[[User_talk:M|T]]</sup></i></b>]] 05:52, 1 Oct 2005 (CEST)
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And now I've removed it. Looks like most games link the language, and this ends up breaking the category inclusion. Going through and changing them to this, which is a bit non-standard, looks like it'd take as much work as just adding the category to the bottom. I'd rather not break articles for the sake of adding this feature, which might be a bit confusing to use anyway. [[User:M|<b><i>[[User:M|&ndash;M]]<sup>[[User_talk:M|T]]</sup></i></b>]] 06:07, 1 Oct 2005 (CEST)
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=== Style ===
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{| align="right" width="225px" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2"  style="clear: right; padding: 6px; margin: 0 0 1em 1em; font-size: 10px; border: 1px solid #0000FF; background-color: #f7f8ff;"
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! align="center" bgcolor="#CCCCFF" colspan="2" | <font size="4" color="white"> ''{{{name}}}''
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|- bgcolor="#CCCCFF" valign="top"
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! align="left" | [[Developer]]
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| {{{developer}}}
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|- valign="top"
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! align="left" | [[Theme]]
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| {{{theme}}}
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|- bgcolor="#CCCCFF" valign="top"
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! align="left" | [[Influences]]
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| {{{influences}}}
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|- valign="top"
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! align="left" | [[Development status|Status]]
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| {{{status}}}
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|- bgcolor="#CCCCFF" valign="top"
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! align="left" | Released
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| {{{released}}}
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|- valign="top"
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! align="left" | Updated
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| {{{updated}}}
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|- bgcolor="#CCCCFF" valign="top"
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! align="left" | [[Licensing]]
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| {{{licensing}}}
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|- valign="top"
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! align="left" | [[Programming language|Programming<br />language]]
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| {{{language}}}
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|- bgcolor="#CCCCFF" valign="top"
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! align="left" | [[Platforms]]
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| {{{platforms}}}
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|- valign="top"
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! align="left" | [[Interface]]
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| {{{interface}}}
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|- bgcolor="#CCCCFF" valign="top"
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! align="left" | Game length
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| {{{length}}}
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|- valign="top"
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! colspan="2" align="center" style="line-height:12px" | <small>[{{{site}}} Official site of {{{name}}}]</small>
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|}
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I've toyed a bit around with the template. Do you think this design looks better? - [[User:Poulpy|Poulpy]] 10:57, 13 Oct 2005 (CEST)
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Sorry, but I think I prefer the original look...  --[[User:JeffLait|JeffLait]] 17:56, 13 Oct 2005 (CEST)
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I prefer the original look, too --[[User:Copx|Copx]] 18:52, 13 Oct 2005 (CEST)

Latest revision as of 14:28, 14 June 2007

You can fill in and add the following code into an article in order to generate a standardized "infobox":

{{gameinfo| name = 
|developer = 
|theme = 
|influences = 
|status = 
|released = 
|updated = 
|licensing = 
|language = 
|platforms = 
|interface = 
|length =
|site = 
}}

Not all of the fields need to be filled in, but all of them should be included. Those that are not filled in will display as blanks on the infobox.

Contents

[edit] Example

{{gameinfo| name = NetHack
|developer = [[The NetHack Dev Team]]
|theme = fantasy, some modern
|influences = [[Hack]]
|status = [[Stable]] 
|released = 1987
|updated = 3.4.3, on Month 1st, 2003
|licensing = [[Open source]]
|language = C
|platforms = Amiga, Atari, Linux, Mac, Msdos, OS/2, Windows, Windows CE
|interface = [[Graphical tiles]], [[ASCII]], [[Keyboard]], [[Mouse]] (limited)
|length = average: ?, to-beat: weeks or years
|site = http://www.nethack.org/
}}

...will add this box:

NetHack
Developer The NetHack Dev Team
Theme fantasy, some modern
Influences Hack
Status Stable
Released 1987
Updated 3.4.3, on Month 1st, 2003
Licensing Open source
P. Language C
Platforms Amiga, Atari, Linux, Mac, Msdos, OS/2, Windows, Windows CE
Interface Graphical tiles, ASCII, Keyboard, Mouse (limited)
Game Length average: ?, to-beat: weeks or years
Official site of NetHack


[edit] Please note

The template uses the "language" parameter to autogenerate "games written in __" categories. Do not wrap that parameter in [ [ brackets ] ], or things will get broken.

Removed pending discussion

[edit] Comments

[edit] Genre Issue

The "genre" field isn't displayed - at least on my system (WinXP, FireFox 1.5) --Copx 22:54, 29 Sep 2005 (CEST)

I see that the 'genre' and 'feature' rows are commented in the template; is there any reason for this??? --Slash 23:02, 29 Sep 2005 (CEST)

They are hiding, and the instructions here are now outdated. They're easier to restore (if need be) if they're commented out. John Shedletsky and R brought up some points for and against them, so I'll be removing features and changing genre to theme. I'll also add influences and length. [[User:M|–MT]] 02:56, 30 Sep 2005 (CEST)

[edit] Autocategorization by language

I added a category link to the template that uses the language parameter to add the game to a category. We should really be doing this ourselves, I think, but if this will keep things consistent... [[User:M|–MT]] 05:52, 1 Oct 2005 (CEST)

And now I've removed it. Looks like most games link the language, and this ends up breaking the category inclusion. Going through and changing them to this, which is a bit non-standard, looks like it'd take as much work as just adding the category to the bottom. I'd rather not break articles for the sake of adding this feature, which might be a bit confusing to use anyway. [[User:M|–MT]] 06:07, 1 Oct 2005 (CEST)

[edit] Style

{{{name}}}
Developer {{{developer}}}
Theme {{{theme}}}
Influences {{{influences}}}
Status {{{status}}}
Released {{{released}}}
Updated {{{updated}}}
Licensing {{{licensing}}}
Programming
language
{{{language}}}
Platforms {{{platforms}}}
Interface {{{interface}}}
Game length {{{length}}}
[{{{site}}} Official site of {{{name}}}]

I've toyed a bit around with the template. Do you think this design looks better? - Poulpy 10:57, 13 Oct 2005 (CEST)

Sorry, but I think I prefer the original look... --JeffLait 17:56, 13 Oct 2005 (CEST)

I prefer the original look, too --Copx 18:52, 13 Oct 2005 (CEST)

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