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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)
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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)
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== Genre Issue ==
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== Please note ==
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The template uses the "language" parameter to autogenerate "games written in __" categories. Do not wrap that parameter in [ [ brackets ] ], or things will get broken.
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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They are hiding, and the instructions here are now outdated.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They are hiding, and the instructions here are now outdated.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)

Revision as of 05:52, 1 October 2005

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

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


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.

Comments

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)

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)

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