GOGWiki:Standard product page layout

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This is the standard product page layout for use on GOGWiki, it explains what content is expected on product pages. For a detailed explanation of how to correctly format a product page, please consult the manual of style.

This is the lead section. After introducing the product, a brief description of what the product is should be provided.

Any very prominent issues with a product should be mentioned here, such as whether a game it contains is unstable for a large number of users, or requires a multiplayer key to be obtained from GOG support for online play. If a game has not been fully patched or there is a major fanpatch available, this should also be pointed out.

Official overview

The desciption on the GOG.com product page.

Release information

A detailed description of what the product includes, such as the games included and any expansions or addons it may contain.

The file version of the game should be provided, and information about which release of the game it is (e.g. region or specific package, such as Zork Anthology) should be included if known.

Extras

A list of the extras for each game (important in compilations). A detailed description of what extras are included, including the origin of the extras if known.

Patches and modifications

Patches or files in general that enhance the game.

Official patches

If there are any official patches that are not included in the GOG release, information regarding where to get them and how to install them should be provided.

Unofficial patches

Information regarding unofficial patches that improve the stability of the game beyond that of its last official version (such as Killap's Patch for Fallout 2), including how to get and install them.

Modifications

A list of major mods, this can be further divided if the game has a lot of mods. It should be restricted to those mods that are generally regarded as essential or have a major acclaim in the community (e.g. the stuff in the Baldurs Gate stickies). In cases of modifications on the scale of Oblivion, links to fanpages would be more effective.

Known issues

A rundown of all the bugs and hardware problems that are common in the GOG release of the game. If an issue requires a detailed step by step guide for resolution, a separate page should be created and linked from the article.

Official compatibility

This section is for operation systems that are officially supported by GOG. If detailed step by step instructions are required to get the game running, a new page should be created and linked from the article. Do not include this section for compilations; compatibility information should be included on the specific game page.

Windows 7

Any information that may be required for correct performance on Windows 7.

Windows Vista

Any information that may be required for correct performance on Windows Vista.

Windows XP

Any information that may be required for correct performance on Windows XP.

Unofficial compatibility

This section is for operating systems that are not officially supported by GOG. If detailed step by step instructions are required to get the game running, a new page should be created and linked from the article. Do not include this section for compilations; compatibility information should be included on the specific game page.

Netbook playability

Instructions for getting the game to run properly on specific types of netbooks that are known to experience problems with the game.

Mac compatibility

Instructions for getting the game to run properly on Mac computers.

Linux compatibility

Instructions for getting the game to run properly on specific Linux distributions.

Fedora

Ubuntu

Arch

GOG trivia

Trivia with a direct reference to GOG only.

Links

  • Mobygames link
  • Wikipedia link
  • Fanpage(s)