Guide:Game Making Tools Wiki

From Game Making Tools Wiki

Information about editing this wiki.

If you have any more questions make a post on the Talk page.

General Tips

  • Editing a wiki can always seem a bit daunting at first, but don't worry, you can't break anything :)
  • Some good things to do to get used to things is to fix any errors like broken links or typos you see. It's also really helpful!
  • You can create pages under your username by added a forward slash '/' and whatever you want to call the page. For example User:Rjt/draft. This is useful for drafts and experiments or whatever; maybe you want to put an essay there or something!

Basic Syntax

Headings

Links

Lists

Styling Text

Advanced Syntax

Code

For blocks of code you can use the <pre> tag. For inline code snippets, or keyboard/inputs you can use <code>. A bit wrong-sounding, I know!

Categories

Categories should be on the bottom of a page.

I tend to order them (Software kind, 2-D/3-D, genre, x, operating system. 'X' being space for whatever else), but it doesn't matter. And sometimes I use linebreaks after groupings of categories to make it a bit easier to read, this doesn't effect how it appears on the page.

Example:

[[Category:Game Builder]][[Category:2-D]]
[[Category:Adventure]]
[[Category:Browser]]
[[Category:Browser_Export]]

Media

Embedding

You can embed videos using the installed EmbedVideo extension.

The simplest way to use it is: {{#ev:youtube|videourl}}. You can also leave out most of the URL and just add the ID string fro mthe end.

Images

To keep things organised please start an image's filename with something like the name of the section it's used in, then an underscore, then a description of the file.

EG:

blender_decimate.png
solarus_logo.png
Galleries

I've just inserted my first gallery! I think they look a bit better without the lines, but otherwise use them as you see fit.

I used this simple code:

<gallery mode="packed">
File:filename.png|caption
File:filename.png|caption
File:filename.png|caption
</gallery>

Does seem to centre it though. Would look nicer left-aligned.

Captions can have links and w/e

Conventions

Trivia

  • The colours used in the logo are: #ed1c24, #ffaec9 and #fff200

See Also