Gamepedia was upgraded to MediaWiki version 1.31 on Wednesday November 14th. To learn more about the upgrade and its effects click here.

User talk:Game widow

From Witcher Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search


RE: ‎Changed spellings for the English releases[edit source]

Ummm, the section is just a documentation of changes the developers have made to name spellings, it's not any intent to change the titles and I would have signaled that a long time ago. Unless that's not addressed to me? I'm also at a loss as to why my comment was replaced, I thought it was fairly reasonable. If a mistake, all good :) — DunBanner (talk) 11:51, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

oh, ok. Thanks for clearing that up — Game widow ( talk ) 11:58, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Working for Curse[edit source]

Hello, Game widow. Random question, I know, but I was wondering what working for Curse, Gamepedia specifically, is like? Do you actually have to convene with your colleagues in real life or is it a solely online-based job? Would you say the pay is enough for a single, young man with no plans for family? What does it take to get a job working for Curse (Gamepedia)? 01:30, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

I enjoy my job here. As for getting more information, it would minimally require you to register. I am not inclined to give out information to random IP addresses — Game widow ( talk ) 09:04, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
I can't make an account. Every username I have entered in has been taken, yet when I type them on one of Gamepedia's wikis, it says they're unregistered. 00:21, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
The user names are registered on so any registered name exists there, but since wikis are only one part of what we do, they may not exist as wiki user names. All i can suggest is that you try adding a number to your preferred name or swapping out some letters for other characters. — Game widow ( talk ) 18:21, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Wiki project[edit source]

I'm thinking about working on a wiki project for a new IP with a lot of potential. However, I don't know if I should lay the groundwork for the wiki here on Gamepedia or at Wikia. There are definitely more pros than cons in Gamepedia's favor. However, it seems that Wikia has superior SEO, and I'd hate to have a superior wiki that still garners fewer page views than the competition, like with this wiki and Wikia's Witcher wiki, as well as with the Vault Fallout wiki and Nukapedia.

There's also the issue of active users; Wikia seems to always have the most active communities. Any insights?

By the way, the wiki has already been made both on here and on Wikia, with both being in very, very early stages (about 10 articles each). One just needs serious development in preparation for the game's release. With that in mind, would searches be in our favor if we create content articles first, or would Wikia still take page views away? — Vapid (talk) 14:32, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

I honestly have no idea what is up with SEO. I'm beginning to suspect some back door deals but of course, i have no proof of any such thing. I would certainly never advocate working on a wikia wiki though. — Game widow ( talk ) 14:36, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
If I may put my two cents in: here, on Gamepedia, it is you who'll have a power. On Wikia it is always a danger that its staff could introduce some changes in the entire service afflicting your wiki without even asking you, someone "from the top" could intervene in your content claiming it to be "against friendly rules" or even... ban you if you decided to move your wiki into another place.
Here you can read some discussions with not so pleasant examples of Wikia staff's actions: [1] [2]
Regards, — SMiki5five (talk) 14:53, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
Well, would I have to deal with vastly inferior SEO if the articles were to be made here first, before they are created on Wikia? I mean, I know Wikia is a terrible, terrible host, but, when it's all said and done, viewers don't care about the political matters of editors; they only care about content and what shows up first. Even if a wiki has superior style and content, they'll just go with the first result and cut their losses with the inferior first result. I won't want to waste my time, especially on a wiki pertaining to a game that could either be the next hit action RPG or a new The Order: 1886. Like I said, both wikis are currently lacking in any real content, so, yeah: Would SEO be a problem if the articles are created here first? Would Wikia still beat us even if their articles are newer? I'm asking because, in my mind, this wouldn’t be a problem for a wiki that wasn't forked, like with this wiki, the Vault, Wowpedia (sometimes), etc. — Vapid (talk) 22:51, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
I cannot guarantee you anything on the SEO side. I can assure you that we have done and continue to do our level best to improve it — Game widow ( talk ) 10:12, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Witcher 3 Modding Pages[edit source]

Game Widow, I've been looking for a place to start some documentation (including setup/tools/tutorials) for Witcher 3 modding (that is, actually writing mods, similar to the documentation on wowpedia on interface addons), would anyone object to expanding in that direction? The wiki already has pages for Witcher 1 modding and a little bit of Witcher 2 modding, but almost nothing for the third game, and frankly the information is extremely hard to find online. --— Mpstark (talk) 11:23, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

I have no objection at all, i welcome the additions. You can either expand any of the pages found here, or create new more TW3-centric pages — Game widow ( talk ) 13:42, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
I'll start there and work my way into creating new pages, I might need your help later in organizing larger additions, for example I've got a 6MB text dump of all of the games script's public functions (just the signatures) as well as a smaller dump of enums which have proved invaluable to me, but need some finessing to get into a proper, wiki format. I'm going to try to follow the example of the WoW interface documentation at wowpedia but I'm new to the whole content-creation-on-a-wiki thing, so poke me if I'm doing something wrong! --— Mpstark (talk) 14:08, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
That will be my pleasure. I need the info, but i love to mark up wiki text :D — Game widow ( talk ) 14:11, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
Working away at it, I've not yet created much actual content, but I've got some articles planned out on my talk page. I've mostly been working on extracting data from the game's scripts and then converting that to pages on the wiki. I'm pretty pleased with how Witcher 3 Enums turned out and while I'm still working on getting Witcher 3 Global Functions sorted and formatted correctly, I'm fairly pleased with that one as well. Both of those pages need love from a description standpoint, but I'm hoping to recruit other modders to that cause once things are a little bit more stable. However, Witcher 3 Classes is an abomination; it's just too much information to fit on that page, so big that editing it simply doesn't work half the time. I've been thinking instead of the single giant page that I could split it into many different pages: there are around 3000 classes, perhaps too many for a page each, but many of the classes are uninteresting and could be included with their parents page (perhaps with a redirect from where their page would have been?), which probably brings us down to below 1000 pages. Each class page would have a listing of its public and protected functions and variables as well as information about it's relationships as well. I can extend my existing parsing scripts to automatically generate these pages (probably), but I have no idea how to upload them to the wiki, nor do I know if creating that many pages is even a good idea. I can understand if you're skeptical about the whole thing, and I can certainly just start working on my planned out articles instead, but I think that doing things this way would be invaluable for modding, especially if the object pages were hyperlinked to across the modding part of the wiki. Thoughts? --— Mpstark (talk) 19:09, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Wow, that's ambitious :D I think the redirections for minor classes makes sense. Pardon my ignorance, but i'm not sure what an enum is, so perhaps you could have a quick description at the top of that page explaining the term ? I also have one page i had started based on other sources called The Witcher 3 console mode, not sure how that fits in with your work — Game widow ( talk ) 19:14, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Regarding The Witcher 3 console mode, I've got a raw list of all of the possible commands here that I parsed out earlier today. These are without any documentation and likely many of them don't work (gametestdummy does literally nothing) or are so specific that they have very little meaning to anyone but the particular CDPR developer that added them. A lot of them have to deal with outputting to the debug window (like stats) or doing something bizarrely specific like eatapple. Sorting through the raw list and picking out the important ones to add to your nicely formatted list is probably the best thing to do. With regards to a description on Witcher 3 Enums, I just haven't gotten around to it yet, I'll make sure that I try to keep things tidy. --— Mpstark (talk) 19:37, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
In programming languages, enum is enumeration, or enumerated type. It's a type that has a set of named values. — Gilrond (talk) 00:39, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
Great! and thank-you for all the hard work :) — Game widow ( talk ) 20:17, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Mpstark, your work looks insane so far <thumbsup> :) — »»Dove«« (talk) 19:23, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Progress continues, parser is coming along, just needs to output a wiki page with the correct templates instead of the debug stuff it's spitting out now as well as some tidying/tightening up. I've got a page on my talk that shows a little of what I'm aiming for: User talk:Mpstark/Test/W3UsableItem, it's manually created with output from my parser. I did create two new templates, {{W3ClassMember}} and {{Infoboxw3class}}. What do you think? I'm particularly interested if I'm using templates correctly. I've been trying to follow something along the lines of other api documentation. Also, I'm guessing that we don't want pages named "W3UsableItem" and would prefer something like they do at wowpedia where they have a prefix. I was thinking something along "W3API W3UsableItem" or something. --— Mpstark (talk) 17:24, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
I've got my parser dumping out wiki pages now, check my recently edited pages for a couple sample ones that I've uploaded to my talk page. I'm going to look for some feedback regarding usabilty of these pages for modders so I can modify stuff before they go up live. — Mpstark (talk) 16:31, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
I'm at a point where I'm pretty much ready to upload all of the pages, I just don't know how. I know that there are several types of bots for doing this but I'll need help setting things up. — Mpstark (talk)
For a mass upload of pages, typically Special:Import is the way to go, but it expects xml. I can export one of your test pages so you can see the format. would that be helpful? Also, the prefix you suggested seems fine to me — Game widow ( talk ) 18:08, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
Just looking at the documentation for Special:Import, it seems as if uploading more than a hundred files at a time is recommended against, wikimedia recommends using a bot like pywikibot for mass uploads of pages. The gamepedia bot page suggests AutoWikiBrowser. I have zero experience with either tool, I was hoping that you knew more. I suppose that we could import batches of ~100 pages at a time for Special:Import, if you want to take that route, then, yeah, I'll need the format, though a fresh page would be better, since apparently the XML dumps also include all changes. For reference, I've got ~1700 pages of "interesting" classes, which is about half of them, but we'd need to create redirects for all of the "uninteresting" classes to their parent classes. Regarding the prefix, I'd been playing around with subpages and we could do something like: Witcher 3 Classes/CLASSNAME instead of W3API. — Mpstark (talk)
I use AutoWikiBrowser all the time and it's very easy to use, but to be honest, i've never uploaded a bunch of pages with it. I'll look into how it's done if you want to download the client. It's windows-based and menu-driven — Game widow ( talk ) 10:52, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
Here is the manual explaining a mass upload using AWB. If you decide to go that way, i would prefer that you create a second account for your bot (eg. Mpstarkbot) so as not to flood recent changes with the uploaded files. I'll grant the account bot rights — Game widow ( talk ) 12:33, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
Bot created, mind shooting flagging as a bot? — Starkbot (talk)
Account flagged. You may have to make 3 smaller edits (perhaps a user page for the bot and yourself) before it stops complaining — Game widow ( talk ) 18:00, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
Class pages are up, little more than 2000 of them, I found a small bug that was excluding some classes, so that's why the number is a little bigger than my earlier ~1700. I'll take a better look through them later to make sure that everything went alright with the upload, but I've spot checked 50 or so pages and they look fine. I'll get redirects up for the excluded classes as well as a page on structures up. I've been filling in actual articles here and there as I've had time, as well. I hope to get a getting started page up soon, that sort of leads people towards the other articles. Again, thanks for the support! — Mpstark (talk)
Wow, well done. Any chance you can find a correlation between the console codes and the actual items? I'm having a heck of a time with that — Game widow ( talk ) 00:39, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

Regarding items, they've got three identifiers:

  1. An unique id, presumably numerical, stored as SItemUniqueId
  2. A language independent item name, stored as a name
  3. A localized name, stored as a string

When you use the debug console to give you an item, using additem, you give it #2, but when you mouse over that item in the inventory, you'll get #3. As to how to get a list of all of them, #2 is stored as the "name" for each item in the item definitions xml files (you can get these by uncooking the game, they're all in \uncookdir\gameplay\items\ or also in \uncookdir\gameplay\items_plus\. Getting the #3, the localized version is a little tricker, you'd have to grab the "localisation_key_name" from that xml entry, then associate that with an entry in one of the vanilla w3strings files. The keys are hashed, so you'd need to hash the key, then look for the entry that matched that hash, and that'll be your #3 matched up with your #2. Honestly, you should talk to the person that dumped the item database to get a hold of whatever scripts that they used, it look like it was: User:Tagaziel. They've probably got something that will dump all of the items info and match it with a localization key, since that was originally done for the item dump. — Mpstark (talk)

I have the numerical IDs, i was hoping for some sort of mapping from those to the "localization_key_names", i have all the strings mapped to the numerical IDs, just not necessarily to the localization_key_names, which i can make out most of the time, but not always, witcher gear is relatively easy to figure out, but the rest of the items are not so easily matched. I'll try Tagaziel again, but beyond the initial dump, he's been of little help — Game widow ( talk ) 13:31, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I should have been more clear. The xml contains the language independent item "name" (#2 from before, used with the debug console) and the "localisation_key_name", which is, I guess, identifier #4, and isn't used for anything except getting the displayed name in game for the item. You look up the hashed version of #4 in the w3strings files to get the localized name. As to getting a mapping for all of them, I don't know any easy way to do it, I'm sorry. I suspect that you'd have to have a script that went through the xml and pulled out each items "name" and "localisation_key_name", decode all of the vanilla w3strings files, then hash the "localisation_key_name" and find the w3string entry that matched that hash. There might be an easier way, but I don't know it. --— Mpstark (talk) 23:45, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

PRO flair near the user name?[edit source]

Hi Game Widow. I noticed that user names now all have bright orange "pro" flair near them (for instance in the history log). Is it supposed to indicate some subscription status? The color looks very out of place and breaks general look-n-feel of the page. Thanks. — Gilrond (talk) 21:07, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

it is new and is a subscription service that was "comped" for prolific editors. We are still working out some kinks in the system. But perhaps there's an email explaining it in your spam folder? Here is a description — Game widow ( talk ) 23:23, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. May be just using a more neutral color will make it easier on the eyes. — Gilrond (talk) 17:44, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Suggestions for copying full articles to Wikia and etc?[edit source]

Since it's not the first time that whole articles are copied (A Night To Remember for example was copied to Wikia), even if they are transformed there, according to CC there still should be attribution. I pointed it out to Juraj103, since he is doing it periodically. May be there should be some recommended method how to do it that everybody would agree upon? Then there won't be a need for asking to fix it and etc. I think a good way is to put some template in the copied article which will 1. say where used materials come from 2. provide a link there. What do you think? — Gilrond (talk) 17:49, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

That would work for me, but that template would have to live on the other (target) wiki, if i understand you correctly — Game widow ( talk ) 11:56, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
Yes, it should be some template on the target I suppose.— Gilrond (talk) 23:18, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Continuity - chronological or not?[edit source]

Hi. Which is the proper order in articles - chronological (TW1 -> TW2 -> TW3) or "depending on popularity of the game" (TW3 -> TW2 -> TW1)? I see that some articles have the first (e.g. Letho or Vernon Roche) while some have the second option (e.g. Vesemir or Eskel). Which one is correct? — SMiki5five (talk) 11:21, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

I've been switching them over to Tw3 -> tw2 -> tw1 because people are most likely to be looking up information on the latest game, not the oldest — Game widow ( talk ) 12:17, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

Election[edit source]

In one of the first chapters of Time of Contempt, Fenn reads that Hoët was chosen during free election after Akerspaark's death. Choosing a king during an election was actually a real custom in Poland, especially since Sigismund II Augustus' childless death - so it isn't so unusual :)
SMiki5five (talk) 18:45, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

OK, just checking :) that's why i asked rather than changing it — Game widow ( talk ) 18:48, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Ebbing and Northern wars[edit source]

Hi,i'm new. I noticed that the date of the conquest of Ebbing is 1239. Can you tell me where did you get it? I can't find it in the books. — Steeler28 (talk) 13:44, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

I didn't personally find all those dates, so contributors have used the books, interviews with Sapkowski and other Polish witcher sites to deduce all the dates provided — Game widow ( talk ) 14:20, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
Northern Wars begin in 1239 as stated in Encyclopaedia Maxima Mundi. It was calculated from Vysogota's story that the annexation of Ebbing happened somehow around this date. — SMiki5five (talk) 10:42, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

I'm finally playing TW3 for the first time[edit source]

Since it works in Wine on Linux now decently well enough. So hopefully I'll be able to contribute, at least in the context of the parts of the game I've played already :) — Gilrond (talk) 03:36, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Awesome! — Game widow ( talk ) 11:56, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Now with Wine+dxvk fixing all remaining issues in TW3 (for the first time it's fully playable on Linux with 100% correct graphics), I can finally continue playing it :) So hopefully I'll contribute as I play along. — Gilrond (talk) 01:26, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Have you been enjoying it? I still think it's the finest game i've ever played — Game widow ( talk ) 02:02, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Sure, I was up to some quests in Velen when I had to interrupt to wait for graphics fixes. For example quests with Keira in the elven caves (Wandering in the Dark, The Magic Lamp and etc) are outstanding. Reminded me of The Secrets of Loc Muinne in TW2, which is one of my favorite quests there. — Gilrond (talk) 02:30, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Advice on structuring multi-game Wikis[edit source]

Hi Game Widow. You probably don't remember me, but I used to frequent the CDPR forums back in the days, before it kinda went downhill and I left. Anyhow, I'm new to this wiki editing business, but have recently worked a little on the Pillars of Eternity wiki. With Pillars 2 coming out in the near-ish future, I'm thinking the wiki needs some structural changes in preparation for Deadfire. I'm thinking more templates and such, but I've little idea how those beasts work, and how they interact with each other. It's difficult to get an overview of the whole thing, with complex coding and so on. Since you have worked extensively on the Witcher Wiki, do you have any advice for how we can go about doing this for Pillars of Eternity?

I've made a few comments on the Pillars_of_Eternity_Wiki:Admin_noticeboard over there. Would be grand if you could take a peak and offer some feedback :) (Looks like I was banned from using a link, so I'm trying without it...) — Pangaearocks (talk) 21:01, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

I'd be happy to help out. I'm a fan of keeping multiple games within a series on a single wiki, but some people prefer to split them into separate wikis. If you keep everything together in a single wiki, i suggest going through all your categories and adding separate, but analogous categories for the new game (in preparation). An example of this here would be Category:Plants. As you can see, that category has subcategories for each of the Witcher games. I also decided to colour code the infoboxes, but that's just a personal choice, it's not necessary, but if you look at Celandine, for example, you can see what i mean. Other wikis, like the Fallout, have gone a very different route and added qualifiers to the page names and separated items by game (viz. Category:Nuka-Cola). You could also simply add a field for the source (which game does it come from?) of the item. For more info, just ping me, or join us on SlackGame widow ( talk ) 21:35, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. It's a little disheartening to write on the Admin board and discussion pages, and not hear a peep for days, so thanks for keeping my spirits up :) Thank you for the examples you provided as well. I've browsed around on the Witcher wiki and tried to learn from some templates, but it's hard to wrap my head around the unique code (I'm more used to PHP, Java, etc). There are many games in the Fallout franchise, so maybe it's more difficult to keep everything in one page there, but that said, I see they have done that on some pages, like [[[fallout:Strength]]. One of the reasons I like the idea of one page for the same topic across different games is simply practical: that it's easier for 'randoms' to make edits when they can use a simple link instead of a long and unwieldy one. I prefer
for instance, and even more so when talking about shorter pages like items, loot, locations, talents. Having recently started editing wikis more seriously, I have to admit that the syntax is a stumbling block.
Looking through more of the Pillars Wiki, there's a lot of missing information (even about quests and creatures, and for some reason there isn't a page per creature (but creature categories 'top pages')), and I think work needs to be done to prepare for the next game, which probably also includes templates, and like you say, categories. Personally I like the approach of the Witcher wiki (and the tabs on the first page is simply brilliant!). It's very nice to be able to read about e.g. Verbena is all games on one page, and characters when they appear in more than one game, with infoboxes for each 'variant'. For larger collections like weapons, we probably need a page for each game (like you have on Witcher weapons, though I must say that one thing I dislike about that wiki is all the categories, like when I want to see silver weapons, I go through 2-3 category pages before arriving at the page I want -- sorry). May need to redo the current infoboxes for instance, to cater for more games, or create new ones. Right now there is an added in property, with values base, wm1, wm2 (base game, plus 2 expansions). However, it's not up to me to make these calls, and it sounds like the Pillars leadership may go with another approach, given what the Vault looks like.
I spent hours yesterday trying to understand templates, but things like the Witcher infoboxbestiary2 is still a serious headscratcher. Same with infoboxes on Pillars. Is there a good guide somewhere that explains it? I've looked at help pages, but it hasn't helped a great deal :( Have asked for acceptance on Slack btw, and got an auto-mail from Alianin. Interesting to think about these things, but re-structuring so many pages and templates is probably a bit of a nightmare task, and I don't even understand how the darn things work :blush:
Pangaearocks (talk) 17:08, 18 August 2017 (UTC)—
I agree and thanks for your kind words about my pet wiki :) I am at your disposal to try to demystify the templates and i can help create some on the pillars wiki for you. For large-scale restructuring, i like to use a third party tool called AutoWikiBrowser or just AWB for short. That makes these kinds of jobs much easier and I would be happy to run some jobs on pillars to help you do that. The caveat is that these automated jobs do require easily quantified/specified targets to replace or change. — Game widow ( talk ) 17:16, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the AWB link, it looks like an excellent tool for mass-editing, for instance if we were to swap base with poe-base on ~200 pages. I looked at template subst for something similar, but this must be easier :) Also great thanks for offering to help with templates, that is very kind of you. I'll try to understand some more with some sandboxing, but if I can't make head or toe out of it, I'll poke you again ;) — Pangaearocks (talk) 17:36, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
I sent you an email (via the wiki, maybe it went to a spam folder?) with more template info — Game widow ( talk ) 17:42, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Witcher[edit source]

Hi. Awesome video was released today by CDPR. Definitely "must have" on the wiki. Though not sure where to put it — John Miles (talk) 08:38, 4 September 2017 (UTC) :

I exchanged the video on the main page. — »»Dove«« (talk) 10:22, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
Good call :) — Game widow ( talk ) 12:46, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Issue with Infoboxcharacter3[edit source]

Hi, Game widow. It seems the "appearance" field of Template:Infoboxcharacter3 doesn't display anything when filled. I just noticed this on the Aamad page, but it seems to be an issue with the template itself as the example in the documentation doesn't display appearances either. — 1857a (talk) 22:01, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Fixed — Game widow ( talk ) 12:05, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks very much — 1857a (talk) 21:56, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Better usability of embedded images?[edit source]

Currently, when clicking on embedded image, it simply redirects to the page of that uploaded media. That's a bit cumbersome, and more common use case is someone simply trying to zoom in, without actually intending to leave the page. Compare it to Wikipedia for instance. There clicking on the image zooms it in, but you can hit Esc, and it will close and instantly return to the actual page. I think such kind of preview widget would be really neat here as well. Is it hard to add it here? — Gilrond (talk) 02:54, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

I'd like it, too. — »»Dove«« (talk) 10:48, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
It is actually on our list of near future improvements — Game widow ( talk ) 11:36, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
Great, thanks! — Gilrond (talk) 00:50, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Converting game data dds to png[edit source]


I'm checking some of the DDS texture files, and while I can convert them to PNG with image magic, some of them seem to have distorted aspect ratio. Is that expected, or it's imagemagick glitching out for me? For example: wanted_noticed_posters_d_02 shows me DDS 256x512 256x512+0+0 8-bit sRGB. While here it's 384x512. Do I need to apply some expected coefficient during conversion? — Gilrond (talk) 17:43, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

I'm EnderMamix[edit source]

Hello. I'm a user of Russian Minecraft Wiki. I was banned forever for creating a page that can only remove MediaWiki Admins.But I did not create it. I guess I was hacked. I really did other vandal-like edits, but it was a couple of months before and I was basically banned for this page.I have written to the administration many times that I am not guilty. Then they changed the lock for 3 years. Did this bureaucracy AttempToCallNil. In the description of the lock, he wrote "I'll change the time hoping that the child will improve." How can her call me a child?Calling me a child is an unbecoming behavior for the administrator. Yes, and I wrote to him a couple of days ago that I did not create this page, and that other vandal-like edits were made mostly from ignorance of unwritten rules. He removed this edit. I wrote to him to return and answer. He removed the editing by writing "No". Help me, please, I want to re-edit the wiki

I will see what can be done — Game widow ( talk ) 15:08, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, and I have another problem. The Rusy233 ms member was banned, although he was hacked, and also made edits on his IP, which was used by another participant. He wrote a message on the wall of AttempToCallNil, and he did not respond. Distress me and him please.
Hello. I am a user of Russian Minecraft Wiki. I was blocked forever for systematic subversive activities, but I did not do it, but the participant with the user BabylonSP. I was also hacked. Also AttemptToCallNil states that the accounts Virys233, Nihilo13, EnderPearl25, MrIndustrialCraft, MrIndustrialCraft2 are my virtuals. But I only have one virtual - Rusy233 sm. Also EnderMamix has the only virtual - EnderMamiks. Please answer this question. Rusy233 ms 18:52, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Investigations done have all shown that the edits were at least suspicious, if not outright malicious, so the blocks will stand — Game widow ( talk ) 12:41, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
Please remove the global block, because I need to edit other wikis that are not considered vandal. I promise, Will not use other wikis for the unlock request. Rusy233 ms 20:06, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Hello[edit source]

As I see did you already clean-up my nooby edits in the time sensitive quests page. Nice to meet you and to see there is still an active person on this wiki!

I may do some other changes during the next days/weeks so we might read more often now.

With best regards --— HazardMutation (talk) 04:07, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Font and background layout[edit source]

Hi Game widow,

Thanks for the modify for the overkill page. It's more clear now.

Hope you can also consider the suggestion I post on Admin noticeboard. Thanks.

Paioshau (talk) 03:21, 17 August 2018 (UTC)paioshau

PS: I have posted 2 times the similar content and del them again, they disappeared temporarily.

The title of "The Witcher 3 upgrades"[edit source]


The title of "The Witcher 3 upgrades" seems a little vague.

Maybe "The Witcher 3 Runestone and Glyph" or something similar will be batter.

Looks like I can't change the title :(

I won't change the title, but i can add a redirection — Game widow ( talk ) 15:16, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response. Yet may you tell my why? Since it's hard to connect the title to it's content.
It may cause big modification across too many page ?
Paioshau (talk) 16:20, 17 August 2018 (UTC)paioshau
The game interface uses "upgrades" so that is what we use here. However, if you search for rune, runestone or glyph, any of those will lead you to the correct page — Game widow ( talk ) 16:36, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks[edit source]

Hi Game widow,

I like your modify of my edit. Not only correcting the wrong grammar and reading more fluently, but also keeping the information I want to share. I especially like the Runewright page that you rewrite. Thanks.

Paioshau (talk) 17:36, 17 August 2018 (UTC)paioshau

You're very welcome. I appreciate that you took the time to add some good information — Game widow ( talk ) 17:49, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Page of The Witcher 3 quests[edit source]


I find the head list on these pages are very inconsistent and diversity. Not sure if you have time to fix them all?

If go to the page below. Can't go back to The Witcher 3 quests

These page have different format with others.

Appropriate title ?[edit source]

Hi Game widow,

For the info 1. Relative to the quest 2. "Minor". So that if player don't know they can still pass the quest smoothly. 3.If player know the info may have more fun. 4. The info show how CDPR focus on detail design.

What is the suitable Title you think? I feel "Note", "Trivia", "Additional note", "Additional information", "Little Note" are all not very suitable :(

Paioshau (talk) 06:34, 20 August 2018 (UTC)paioshau

Appropriate Font format ?[edit source]

Hi Game widow,

Sorry, Another question. I guess you will forgive me since I'm very new here ^^

(Or it's there a Guide for the page style format ?)

Could you tell me when to use Italic and Bold. I can find regularity from previou page. It's seems not well consistent here.

Paioshau (talk) 09:18, 20 August 2018 (UTC)paioshau

In general, italics are for book titles and bold is used once for the page name within the page content, or on occasion, for emphasis — Game widow ( talk ) 10:49, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. I found that italics is also used for info which come from the book, right? And also for the Journal entry? — Paioshau (talk) 07:16, 22 August 2018 (UTC)paiosau

The order of Section for "Blood Ties"?[edit source]

Hi Game widow,

Sorry, I didn't discuss with you first and change the order of section of "Blood Ties". Next time I have ideas about this kind of change, will ask your opinion first.

For "Blood Ties" page. Here is a question. I notice most page, "Note section" is right after the "Walkthrough". The "Video Section" is almost at the bottom. And "Map Location" is rare on most pages but important for solving the quest.

So maybe the "Title order: Journal entry → Walkthrough → Notes → Map location → Video" is better?

PS. I'm also sorry for changing the Title "Walkthrough" to "Objective". It's because "Walkthrough" have two different kind of style of content. 1st is written by player with detailed info and like a article. 2nd is bullet list from the game. So that I misunderstanding and think 2nd kind of Walkthrough is Objective.

Paioshau (talk) 08:05, 22 August 2018 (UTC)paioshau

No need to apologise. I know you were only trying to help. You make a good point about making the map more prominent, so I have added a field to the infobox where it can be moved. I updated Blood Ties to reflect this change — Game widow ( talk ) 18:53, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind feedback^^ And I very like the new page design. Good work.
Paioshau (talk) 15:18, 25 August 2018 (UTC)paioshau