PCGamingWiki:Sample article

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games

Quick links to the base templates of PCGamingWiki

Cheat sheet

{{Infobox game
|cover        = Game cover.jpg
|developers   = 
{{Infobox game/row/developer|Developer}}
|publishers   = 
{{Infobox game/row/publisher|Publisher}}
|engines      = 
{{Infobox game/row/engine|Engine}}
|release dates= 
{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|Month dd, yyyy}}
{{Infobox game/row/date|OS X|Month dd, yyyy}}
{{Infobox game/row/date|Linux|Month dd, yyyy}}
|steam appid  = 000000
|steam appid side  = 000000
|gogcom id    = 000000
|gogcom id side = 000000
|strategywiki = Page name
|wikipedia    = Page name
|winehq       = 00000
|license      = 

'''General information'''
{{GOG.com links|support page|forum name}}
{{mm}} [https://steamcommunity.com/app/000000/discussions/ Steam Community Discussions]
{{mm}} [  ] for game

{{Availability/row| Steam | 000000 | Steam | notes |  | Windows }}
{{Availability/row| store | id | drm | notes | keys | os }}

{{DLC/row| name | notes | platforms }}

==Essential improvements==
===Skip intro videos===

==Game data==
===Configuration file(s) location===
{{Game data|
{{Game data/config|Windows|}}

===Save game data location===
{{Game data|
{{Game data/saves|Windows|}}

===[[Glossary:Save game cloud syncing|Save game cloud syncing]]===
{{Save game cloud syncing
|discord                = 
|discord notes          = 
|epic games store       = 
|epic games store notes = 
|gog galaxy             = 
|gog galaxy notes       = 
|origin                 = 
|origin notes           = 
|steam cloud            = true/false/unknown
|steam cloud notes      = 
|uplay                  = 
|uplay notes            = 
|xbox cloud             = 
|xbox cloud notes       = 

==Video settings==
{{Image|game settings.png|General settings.}}
{{Video settings
|wsgf link                  = http://www.wsgf.org/dr/game_name/en
|widescreen wsgf award      = gold/silver/limited/unsupported/incomplete
|multimonitor wsgf award    = gold/silver/limited/unsupported/incomplete
|ultrawidescreen wsgf award = gold/silver/limited/unsupported/incomplete
|4k ultra hd wsgf award     = gold/silver/limited/unsupported/incomplete
|widescreen resolution      = true/false/hackable/unknown
|widescreen resolution notes= 
|multimonitor               = unknown
|multimonitor notes         = 
|ultrawidescreen            = unknown
|ultrawidescreen notes      = 
|4k ultra hd                = unknown
|4k ultra hd notes          = 
|fov                        = unknown
|fov notes                  = 
|windowed                   = unknown
|windowed notes             = 
|borderless windowed        = unknown
|borderless windowed notes  = 
|anisotropic                = unknown
|anisotropic notes          = 
|antialiasing               = unknown
|antialiasing notes         = 
|vsync                      = unknown
|vsync notes                = 
|60 fps                     = unknown
|60 fps notes               = 
|120 fps                    = unknown
|120 fps notes              = 
|hdr                        = unknown
|hdr notes                  = 
|color blind                = unknown
|color blind notes          = 

==Input settings==
{{Input settings
|key remap                 = unknown
|key remap notes           = 
|acceleration option       = unknown
|acceleration option notes = 
|mouse sensitivity         = unknown
|mouse sensitivity notes   = 
|mouse menu                = unknown
|mouse menu notes          = 
|invert mouse y-axis       = unknown
|invert mouse y-axis notes = 
|touchscreen               = unknown
|touchscreen notes         = 
|controller support        = unknown
|controller support notes  = 
|full controller           = unknown
|full controller notes     = 
|controller remap          = unknown
|controller remap notes    = 
|controller sensitivity    = unknown
|controller sensitivity notes= 
|invert controller y-axis  = unknown
|invert controller y-axis notes= 
|xinput controllers        = unknown
|xinput controllers notes  = 
|xbox prompts              = unknown
|xbox prompts notes        = 
|impulse triggers          = unknown
|impulse triggers notes    = 
|dualshock 4               = unknown
|dualshock 4 notes         = 
|dualshock prompts         = unknown
|dualshock prompts notes   = 
|light bar support         = unknown
|light bar support notes   = 
|dualshock 4 modes         = unknown
|dualshock 4 modes notes   = 
|tracked motion controllers= unknown
|tracked motion controllers notes = 
|tracked motion prompts    = unknown
|tracked motion prompts notes = 
|other controllers         = unknown
|other controllers notes   = 
|other button prompts      = unknown
|other button prompts notes= 
|controller hotplug        = unknown
|controller hotplug notes  = 
|haptic feedback           = unknown
|haptic feedback notes     = 
|simultaneous input        = unknown
|simultaneous input notes  = 
|steam input api           = unknown
|steam input api notes     = 
|steam hook input          = unknown
|steam hook input notes    = 
|steam input presets       = unknown
|steam input presets notes = 
|steam controller prompts  = unknown
|steam controller prompts notes = 
|steam cursor detection    = unknown
|steam cursor detection notes = 

==Audio settings==
{{Audio settings
|separate volume          = unknown
|separate volume notes    = 
|surround sound           = unknown
|surround sound notes     = 
|subtitles                = unknown
|subtitles notes          = 
|closed captions          = unknown
|closed captions notes    = 
|mute on focus lost       = unknown
|mute on focus lost notes = 
|eax support              = 
|eax support notes        = 

 |language  = Language
 |interface = true/false
 |audio     = 
 |subtitles = 
 |notes     = 
 |fan       = 

|local play           = 
|local play players   = 
|local play modes     = 
|local play notes     = 
|lan play             = 
|lan play players     = 
|lan play modes       = 
|lan play notes       = 
|online play          = 
|online play players  = 
|online play modes    = 
|online play notes    = 
|asynchronous         = 
|asynchronous notes   = 
|matchmaking        = 
|matchmaking notes  = 
|p2p                = 
|p2p notes          = 
|dedicated          = 
|dedicated notes    = 
|self-hosting       = 
|self-hosting notes = 
|direct ip          = 
|direct ip notes    = 
|tcp  = 
|udp  = 
|upnp = 

==Other information==
|direct3d versions      = 
|direct3d notes         = 
|directdraw versions    = 
|directdraw notes       = 
|wing                   = 
|wing notes             = 
|opengl versions        = 
|opengl notes           = 
|glide versions         = 
|glide notes            = 
|software mode          = 
|software mode notes    = 
|mantle support         = 
|mantle support notes   = 
|metal support          = 
|metal support notes    = 
|vulkan versions        = 
|vulkan notes           = 
|dos modes              = 
|dos modes notes        = 
|shader model versions  = 
|shader model notes     = 
|windows 32-bit exe     = unknown
|windows 64-bit exe     = unknown
|windows exe notes      = 
|mac os x powerpc app   = 
|macos intel 32-bit app = unknown
|macos intel 64-bit app = unknown
|macos app notes        = 
|linux 32-bit executable= unknown
|linux 64-bit executable= unknown
|linux executable notes = 

|physics          = 
|physics notes    = 
|audio            = 
|audio notes      = 
|interface        = 
|interface notes  = 
|input            = 
|input notes      = 
|cutscenes        = 
|cutscenes notes  = 
|multiplayer      = 
|multiplayer notes= 
|anticheat        = 
|anticheat notes  = 

==System requirements==
{{System requirements
|OSfamily = Windows

|minOS    = 
|minCPU   = 
|minRAM   = 
|minHD    = 
|minGPU   = 

|recOS    = 
|recCPU   = 
|recRAM   = 
|recHD    = 
|recGPU   = 
|notes    = 

{{Fixbox|description=Description|ref=<ref>[http:// Reference]</ref>|fix=
See [[#Widescreen resolution|Widescreen resolution]].

See [[#Multi-monitor|Multi-monitor]].

See [[#Field of view (FOV)|Field of view (FOV)]].

See [[#Windowed|Windowed]].

See [[#Borderless fullscreen windowed|Borderless fullscreen windowed]].

See [[#Anisotropic filtering (AF)|Anisotropic filtering (AF)]].

See [[#Anti-aliasing (AA)|Anti-aliasing (AA)]].

See [[#Vertical sync (Vsync)|Vertical sync (Vsync)]].
==VR support==
{{VR support
|gg3d name                   = 
|native 3d gg3d award        = platinum/gold/silver/bronze/uncertified
|nvidia 3d vision gg3d award = 
|tridef 3d gg3d award        = 
|iz3d gg3d award             = 
|native 3d                   = 
|native 3d notes             = 
|nvidia 3d vision            = 
|nvidia 3d vision notes      = 
|tridef 3d                   = 
|tridef 3d notes             = 
|iz3d                        = 
|iz3d notes                  = 
|vorpx                       = 
|vorpx modes                 = 
|vorpx notes                 = 
|vr only                     = 
|htc vive                    = 
|htc vive notes              = 
|oculus rift                 = 
|oculus rift notes           = 
|osvr                        = 
|osvr notes                  = 
|windows mixed reality       = 
|windows mixed reality notes = 
|keyboard-mouse              = 
|keyboard-mouse notes        = 
|3rd space gaming vest       = 
|3rd space gaming vest notes = 
|novint falcon               = 
|novint falcon notes         = 
|trackir                     = 
|trackir notes               = 
|tobii eye tracking          = 
|tobii eye tracking notes    = 
|play area seated            = 
|play area seated notes      = 
|play area standing          = 
|play area standing notes    = 
|play area room-scale        = 
|play area room-scale notes  = 


Bullet point icons

  • The purpose of the bullet point graphics is to provide more brevity and clarity to article content.
  • All icons automatically indent onto a new line.
  • Virtually all sentences in all game fix pages should use these codes:
- {{ii}} - information.
- {{++}} - positive / advantage / recommend.
- {{--}} - negative / disadvantage / dissuade.

Style crib sheet

We have decided to not include genre information. The focus of the wiki is to provide information about fixing PC games, rather than the content of games.
Reference where the fixes come from using <ref> tags and templates ({{refurl}}, {{refcheck}}, {{refsnip}}).[1]
All headers and page names to use sentence case. This means capital letter at the beginning of a sentence, with no other capitals unless it is a proper noun or acryonym.


Use the Fixbox template to boxout fixes and instructions.


Fixbox header here

How to apply this fix.

Note: Fixbox titles MUST describe the fix method, e.g. 'Edit VideoSettings.ini' or 'Run in DirectX 9 through command line'. This helps the user make a choice between multiple solutions to the same problem.

Sample article
Sample article cover
Release dates
Windows Month dd, yyyy
macOS (OS X) Month dd, yyyy
Linux Month dd, yyyy
Sample article on Wikipedia

Key points

Key points are the first few things you might say about a game e.g. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords is vastly improved by the restored content patch.
Noteworthy comments about poor performance or stability.
Developer support, updates.
Technical comparisons to other games in the series.
Particularly obstructive DRM.

General information

Official Forum - this is a very active official forum
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
If still relevant, state where bugs can be reported.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Requires online activation
Example notes: SecuROM ∞ activations.
Mac OS
Icon overlay.png
Example: Amazon.
Developer website
Example: game released directly from website.
Icon overlay.png
macOS (OS X)
Example: GOG.com.
macOS (OS X)
Icon overlay.png
Icon overlay.png
Example: Steam.
macOS (OS X)
Which is the 'best' version of the game to get?

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Some DLC name Example: Only available in Japan
Some other DLC

Essential improvements

One can use subheaders as below, or simply list individual improvements as 3rd level headers.


Include If

There is a benefit in using an older patch. For example, Diablo II's latest patch is 1.13, but the high-res mod only supports 1.12.
There is a community or fan patch which is superior to the latest developer patch.
Patch install instructions

How to apply this complex patch installation.


Very important launchers, reputable save game editors, etc.


List mods that are very important and would be detrimental if played without the mod, e.g. DSFix, TSLRCM. Balance mods and aesthetic mods can also be included if they are stable, mature and popular.

Game data

(Linux only) State whether XDG is being followed (partially, completely, not at all)

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Vessel\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Vessel/
Linux ~/.config/Vessel/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\.minecraft\saves
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/saves
Linux ~/.minecraft/saves

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Syncs save games and settings.

Video settings

This game requires a virtual reality headset (see VR support for details).

Widescreen resolution



4K Ultra HD

Field of view (FOV)


Borderless fullscreen windowed

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Vertical sync (Vsync)

Color blind mode

Delete unnecessary headers and links.

Input settings


Mouse acceleration

Controller support

Controller remapping


Delete unnecessary headers and links.

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Download from here.


Do not include this section in games without Multiplayer modes.

Multiplayer types

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 1, 2, 30
UDP 500-600, 3500
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support

This game requires a virtual reality headset.
3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Native 3D
TriDef 3D
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
This game might be playable with the Revive Compatibility Layer (compatibility list).
Oculus Rift
Windows Mixed Reality
This game might be playable with the Revive Compatibility Layer (compatibility list).
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
See Input settings for details.
Traditional controller
See Input settings for details.
3RD Space Gaming Vest
Tobii Eye Tracking
Play area Native Notes
Use the Head Height mod.

Issues unresolved



Issues fixed


Fixbox header here

How to apply this fix.


Other information

Miscellaneous information, e.g.:

  • Visual enhancements.
  • Enabling minor performance increases.
  • Useful, but not essential utilities.


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11 Windows only.
OpenGL 3.3, 4 OS X and Linux only.
Mantle support
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX Lacks GPU acceleration on Linux.
Audio FMOD
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink
Multiplayer Steamworks

Console commands

System requirements

Avoid adding any prefixes and suffixes* to the OS parameter such as "Windows 7", "OS X Lion 10.7" and "7 64-bit". These do not apply to Linux as many distros are available. *For windows, service packs are the only suffix permitted.
64/32-bit only/recommended mention is noted in the notes parameter as a point.
The separator for more than one operating system is a comma (,) - nothing else.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
512 MB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.2
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
512 MB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Kernel 3.0
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
512 MB of VRAM


  1. PCGamingWiki - last accessed on 2012-12-21