eleazar wrote:Yeah, i think it would be useful if the 'pedia could support arbitrary articles and catagories.
Categories no, but you can show arbitrary stringtable entries in the pedia by making a link to it using the internal link format.
A normal bit of content reference looks like [[tech TECH_NAME]] which will make a clickable link out of the stringtable replacement for TECH_NAME to an article about that tech. Internally, this works by being replaced by some text like <tech TECH_NAME>Human-Readable Tech Name</tech>. This is interpreted by the encyclopedia as a link, and Human-Readable Tech Name gets underlined with a link to the article on the tech TECH_NAME.
Something similar exists for arbitrary text, though not with the understanding of what the text means. You can add some text like <encyclopedia SP_GYISACHE_DESC>[[SP_GYISACHE]]</encyclopedia> which will be replaced by Gyisache underlined as a link. Clicking the link will go to a page that is the text in the stringtable entry SP_GYISACHE_DESC, but with no title or other information.
To make proper encyclopedia entries fully customizable, there'd probably need to be a separate file listing the articles, with separate title and main text fields, and probably something about how to index or categorize them.
eleazar wrote:What do you all think of changing the pedia entries to something like this:
"... adds +1 population capacity per planet's size level.."
instead of the current,
"Increases the population capacity of Poor planets to 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 for Tiny, Small, Medium, Large and Huge planets, respectively."
I think it's better as it is. Introducing extra concepts that require a linked page to explain is needlessly complex when a single line of text explains it on its own.