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Suggested new infobox parameter: titleimg[edit]

An example fix. The thumbnail div (highlighted on the right) has been inserted between the two infoboxes.

I came across a glitch in some of our page layouts that have a title screen image at the start of the article. Check out Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon for an example of an affected layout. This does not affect {{marquee}} like on Donkey Kong because that does not use CSS' float.

The title screen appears below credits, not because of a header issue, but because we added the social media text box table without combining it into a single div. Since the infobox class has the clear:right attribute, the social media text box table is forced downwards and it starts a new block on the page (forcing all other in-line objects downwards). To get around this, I propose adding a titleimg parameter that would add the thumbnail div between the main infobox and the social media infobox tables. See the image on the right for a highlighted fix (code and layout-wise). Can you find a better fix or propose a different solution? --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 05:08, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

I may have found a superior solution. I wrapped both tables in a div, floated right, and that seemed to do the trick. Anyone have an even better solution before we add it? --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 05:16, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
I do! A one-cell invisible table. See the "Dragon Slayer II: Xanadu" or "Ultima III: Exodus" main pages, as examples.
But I would support your idea of "title images" instead of "box artworks" in the infobox. I always considered the title shown by the game itself as the "TRUE title", and the title on the box or elsewhere (if different) just as a mere "official title". This is just my humble opinion, and nothing more. --Abacos (talk) 14:30, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
The boxart is what people see when they're looking to buy the game, or have the box on the shelf. It's generally more recognizable than the first splash screen from the game. My view is that all those extra images can just be put in a gallery below. -- Prod (talk) 22:47, 27 May 2017 (UTC)
I agree with Prod. Indeed, I only play very old games, mostly abandonware, where you can get the software only. Still, when the titles on the screen and on the box are different, I consider "true" the one on the screen and "wrong" the one on the box (and again, maybe this affects only the old games I play). ---Abacos (talk) 14:05, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Star Wars templates[edit]

First, a heads-up that the following guides are in the Star Wars category but don't match wanted pages in the {{Star Wars}} series template:

Guide Wanted page
Star Wars: Starfighter Starfighter
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed The Force Unleashed
Star Wars: Episode I Racer Star Wars Episode I: Racer

Star Wars: Lethal Alliance and Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels are in the category but not the series template. There are also many wanted pages that look like they should be prefixed with Star Wars: or Star Wars, but I'm not sure how to proceed (I'm much more interested in contributing to specific guides, rather than researching SW titles in general).

Wanted pages for Star Wars: Racer Arcade and Racer Arcade may also be the same game, and there may be more sub-series (like Super Star Wars, or per episode or trilogy), particularly if a series is defined as just more than one (Rebel Assault, Force Unleashed, Angry Birds and possibly Starfighter).

Second, I'm thinking of creating a template for opening crawls, since based on the 14 (yikes) SW titles in my own library most, if not all, SW games have these. I've previously added opening crawls with yellow text on a black background to the Walkthrough pages of five guides, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, although I now think they'd be better placed on the main game page, below {{Continue Nav}}. Using KotOR as an example, something like this:

Four thousand years before
the rise of the Galactic
Empire, the Republic verges
on collapse. DARTH MALAK,
last surviving apprentice of
the Dark Lord Revan, has
unleashed an invincible
Sith armada upon an
unsuspecting galaxy.

Crushing all resistance,
Malak's war of conquest
has left the Jedi Order
scattered and vulnerable
as countless Knights fall in
battle, and many more
swear allegiance to the new
Sith Master.

In the skies above the Outer
Rim world of Taris, a Jedi
battle fleet engages the
forces of Darth Malak in a
desperate effort to halt the
Sith's galactic domination....

Any feedback appreciated! Onderduiker (talk) 19:44, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing out these issues! This was initially a copy-paste of the wikipedia template output, rather than the original game names, so some of them were missing the "Star Wars". I've corrected a bunch of them now, but there are still a few missing games, and some ambiguous names.
  • I'm not sure what we should use for the official name of Star Wars: Episode I Racer.
  • Racer Arcade does appear to be one game, so I've moved it to the racing section in the template.
  • Series are generally defined as 3+, otherwise we'd be splitting things up too much. I'm not sure I want to split those ones off, since they're mainly just separated by the console they were built for. I think it's a bigger problem that they're not even listed!
That template should be pretty cool and make it easier for other users to add them in other games. -- Prod (talk) 00:59, 28 May 2017 (UTC)
I'd since noticed the similarity to Wikipedia's Star Wars game template and had planned to try editing {{Star Wars}} myself, but you beat me to it: thanks!
Just over four years ago you supplied me with this link (although this archived copy is now needed for the older games) after I mistakenly renamed a game, but Star Wars: Episode I Racer only seems to be listed as Star Wars Racer (whereas the box art title clearly contains Star Wars, Racer and Episode I). This and other inconsistencies are part of why I'm reluctant to edit the template myself.
I'll most likely create {{SWOC}} when I next edit a main game page, and add it to other guides when I contribute to them: I'm unlikely to complete guides for all 14 SW games in my library, but it is likely that I'll at least create or edit Getting Started pages (and possibly some Appendices) whenever I start playing a game. Onderduiker (talk) 21:09, 30 May 2017 (UTC)


What should we do with {{DoubleJump}}, it seems their store is gone. -- Prod (talk) 16:57, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Nintendo Switch controls[edit]

I finally managed to make a template and control images for the Nintendo Switch. See {{switch}}. Wanderer (talk) 23:39, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

I can't thank you enough for this Wanderer, beautiful work. Procyon 01:47, 13 June 2017 (UTC)