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Help wanted: Update the wiki

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AUrankAdminGoogleFrog
5 months ago
(edited 5 months ago)

The wiki (http://zero-k.info/mediawiki/index.php?title=Manual) is quite outdated, especially the 'Getting Started' section. It shows outdated UI and many of the tips or pages are not useful anymore. A not-insignificant number of new players may go there for help and become more confused. We really need a group of volunteers to tackle the wiki.

The wiki is also a good place to document all the niche commands and abilities. If you think you know some niche workflow or command try to document it. Suggest new pages or ask obscure questions that should have a page of answers.

I made some rough tutorial videos on areas that seem important. I had screenshots and gifs in mind so I encourage clipping and gifing for the wiki. Suggest anything else that you'd like to see.




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DErank1a
5 months ago
I will making hovercraft playstyle.
On https://github.com/ZeroK-RTS/Zero-K-Infrastructure/issues/2041 existing site content is already marked as 100% complete??
The manuals are very bad it is true. :(
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PLrankzenfur
5 months ago
Lot's of this info could be used to make more tips screens during loading the game. I find them very useful.

Where are font and text-box graphics? It would be nice if they were with the same style if one wanted to make more.
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CHrankAdminDeinFreund
5 months ago
https://github.com/ZeroK-RTS/Zero-K-Artwork/tree/master/yak%20loadscreens/source
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CHrankAdminDeinFreund
5 months ago
I made some gifs for the Beginner Guide, but mediawiki hates gifs.





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MYrankAdminHistidine
5 months ago
CHrankAdminDeinFreund: I don't know if .gifv specifically is supported, but this page uses embedded .webms with player buttons.
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EErankAdminAnarchid
5 months ago
I tried to google whether that thing - `html5video` - supported looped autoplay and hiding controls, which would pretty much make it gifv.

I found this:


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CHrankAdminDeinFreund
5 months ago
(edited 5 months ago)

Kinda works.
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CZrankAdminLicho
5 months ago
Can you autoplay them?
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DErankAdminmojjj
5 months ago
(edited 5 months ago)

quote:
Can you autoplay them?


done. just add autoplay="true" into the element...
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AUrankAdminGoogleFrog
5 months ago
The zoom in the gifs is a bit nauseating. I was expecting more singular command examples such as left clicking and dragging to see a line move or area command.

On the wiki itself, I've decided that each command should have its own page.
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CZrankAdminLicho
5 months ago
Each command own page sounds .. meh .. you need to maintain index and it might be hard to get proper idea of what is possible.
I think some groupings are possible
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AUrankAdminGoogleFrog
5 months ago
It should be easy to write a few thousand words (of pictures) on each command.
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NLrankBlackdutchie
5 months ago
(edited 5 months ago)

Updated the Airplane Plant (http://zero-k.info/mediawiki/index.php?title=Airplane_Plant) page with more detailed bombing mechanics and tactics. Since a lot of bombing tips are equally applicable to each of the four bombers, it seemed overly complicated to put a copy on each bomber's page. Maybe a link?
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AUrankAdminGoogleFrog
5 months ago
Added some sections to the commands page https://zero-k.info/mediawiki/index.php?title=Unit_commands.
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