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Screenshots

Ah, and second thing: could you please put some screenshots on the page/ link to them from the MainPage? That's the first thing I'm always looking for if a page is about a program, and they tell a great lot about a program.

done

Add link to bug tracker

https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=544942&group_id=75752&func=browse

It was a pain to finally find a link to the bug tracker. Please add it to the main wiki page. Thanks, Derek aka damunzy

done



Link to SourceForge project page

Hello, I think there should be a link to the SourceForge project page on the main page.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freeorion/

Why? Any particular reason? --Yoghurt 21:04, 24 Aug 2005 (EDT)

Multi language support for this wiki

View days ago I saw a good approach for multi language support in wikis at opensuse.org (http://www.opensuse.org/Download). They just added a block of list entries at the begin, enumerating language links, that could/should be supported. Translation is done by the community. I'm willing to support it for the german language.

Here is the example from that site - still with original links from there ;-)

Translations:

They started this at second level of the wiki, where the subject pages begin (introduction, roadmap, ...)

  • That did you thing over that multi language support wiki?

http://wiki.openttd.org/Main_Page --DarkSide 10:53, 23 September 2011 (EDT)

omg

i remember when i got moo1 like a week after it came out and i have been playing the moo games since (and i mean like 4-6 hours a day alot of days for like 10 years now) and this is so cool. good luck and if u need any play testers sign me up!

nealarnett@gmail.com

We always need testers! Just Download FreeOrion and give it a try. And join us in the forums. -- Yoghurt 10:27, 8 Feb 2006 (EST)

Is it dead

Hello, is this project dead? No news for half an year, no new releases...

No it's not dead. Development is ongoing. The lack of releases is because none of the recent development has been of things that the player will see, and the lead programmer, tzlaine, doesn't think it's worth putting out a release until something player-visible is done (though I shall re-suggest doing it anyway). Check out the forums for ongoing discussions, including a recent spurt of art contributions. Geoff the Medio 14:01, 12 Sep 2006 (EDT)

Edit the front page

Typo fix: The front page says "Welcome to the FreeOrion Wiki. This is an online resource containing documentation for many areas relating to the project. FreeOrion is an open-source, platform independant galactic conquest game in the tradition of the Master of Orion games." It should say "FreeOrion is an open-source, platform independent galactic conquest game..." E, not A, in Independent. --65.66.84.25 01:30, 2 Feb 2007 (EST)

Spam

Please disallow anonymous editing. It just doesn't do any good and the spam is annoying. Also, I just removed spam from http://www.freeorion.org/index.php/User:Geoff_the_Medio/Requirements_Edit and had to remove some apparantly-non-unicode characters from the article to make mediawiki accept it. Please make sure you use a modern browser or and or text editor. Also check out http://wikiwatch.freegamedev.net/ maybe that's interesting for ya --Qubodup 07:57, 27 February 2008 (EST)

Anonymous editing already is disabled. If you check the recent changes, all spam edits are done by registered accounts. I'm using the latest version of FireFox, which doesn't have any trouble saving that page with those characters. I didn't put them in though; they're there because the page is a modification of another older page that has them, which was probably first written in MS Word. If you want to remove the bad characters, feel free, but I reverted your first attempt because you just removed the bad characters without replacing with better ones, and also deleted a few words between bad characters which left odd / confusing errors in the text. Geoff the Medio 15:52, 27 February 2008 (EST)
I see. The thing is, according tho the wiki watch mentioned above, this wiki appears to be the most spam-active. If you want to include some anti-spam extensions, here is the link to find them. --Qubodup 08:56, 3 March 2008 (EST)

Link to current Quick Play Guide

The main page should show a link to current Quick Play Guide instead of v0.3 Quick Play Guide. Then the former redirects to the latter, until there is another (v0.4 ?) guide. — MyttO 03:55, 4 March 2008 (EST)

A link on the main page that says just "Quick Play Guide" which links (indirectly or otherwise) to a very out-of-date guide is a bit misleading.
the Quick Play Guide redirects today to the v0.3 but will change its target as soon as there is a newer one. That's why we need to branch 0.3 and 0.4 documentation ASAP. — MyttO 19:54, 4 March 2008 (EST)
By calling it "v0.3 Quick Play Guide", it's clearer that the guide is specific for v0.3(.0) and not v0.3.8, isn't it? If there was an up-to-date guide available, certainly we'd link to that, but if there's just the older version that's linked to in such a way that it looks like it could / should be up-to-date, it might confuse people who aren't yet aware of the version we're at and that it's not the same as v0.3. "Quick Play Guide" could be a page of links (not a redirect) to specific versions of the guide, though, as these links could be specifically labelled with version numbers ... Geoff the Medio 04:52, 4 March 2008 (EST).
That page should exist but would rather be called Quick Play Guides, if we want to be consistent.
I tried to simplify the approach to the documentation for beginners. People who don't know the game want to open the current User Guide, corresponding to the current downloadable software. Then, when browing the guide, you should easily switch from one version to another, but here we're in the front page: as on every other project, my point of view is that you should have access to the latest revision of all stable content (binary + doc), and why not the latest revision of all development content. Then redirection will give you the information of exact numbers.
To be clear, I'm personally always looking for latest 0.stable.X or 0.dev.Y of a software at first glance, rather than 0.7.18 or 0.8.5. Above all, what annoys me is to have numbers on that first page. I found it abstruse and unaesthetic a welcome to the documentation, and would prefer very shorter texts with some nice screen shots rather than actual numbers. Again, it's a point of view... — MyttO 19:54, 4 March 2008 (EST)
Seems like there's a few separate points mixed in there... Do you want a much shorter guide, in addition to screen shots to illustrate?
If you want to make that Quick Play Guides page, feel free, and I'll update the main page once it's there. Also, you can probably link to external images in the wiki, so you could post screen shots on photobucket or something similar that allows embedded linking until you can get them into the wiki. I think all the stuff on the screeshots page is hosted on pd's own site.
Regarding stable versions, FreeOrion doesn't really have any yet. Major version numbers, like v0.4, are just when we've basically completed the requirements for that revision. As seen with v0.3, additional releases will keep building on that. There might not be anything special or stable until v1.0...
Also, did you pm tzlaine as I suggested? He might not have seen your forum post given the recent spike in number of posts. Geoff the Medio 06:29, 5 March 2008 (EST)

Videos

Please link to Videos from the main page (probably next to the Screenshots link--Qubodup 10:58, 11 April 2008 (EDT)

Thanks!--Qubodup 05:33, 14 April 2008 (EDT)