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Title: Consoles in the Wiki?
Post by: crashwg on August 31, 2009, 06:37:58 pm
I've been looking for days now for a list of Dreamcast games that can be rotated on a vertical monitor (such as Ikaruga and Under Defeat) and found very little and I figured that the BYOAC wiki would be a logical place for a list such as that since it's easier to search than the boards.  Heck, even Googling "dreamcast rotate" returns little useful information...

From what I understand about Wikis, I can add the information myself but I wouldn't know where to put it or even if it would be something the community would want in there.

So, what do you all think?  Could someone more familiar with the wiki help me get this info in there?  Maybe just provide me with some guidance as to where to put it...

What I have so far:
Shikigami No Shiro 2
Under Defeat
Chaos Field
Triggerheart Exelica
Chaos Field
Psyvariar 2
Gunbird 2

*I have not confirmed all the games on this list but would say I'm pretty sure (80%) that they are all rotatable.

In addition to a list such as that might be (when it comes to the DC) hacking the DC controllers and outputting VGA among other things.

Of course this is just the start of what could end up in the Wiki relating to consoles...  There isn't some sub-section of the wiki that I'm missing that has this sort of stuff already is there?  Boy would I feel stupid...
Title: Re: Consoles in the Wiki?
Post by: crashwg on August 31, 2009, 11:16:06 pm
Well, I guess I'll give this Wiki thing a try on my own.  That's what it's all about right?

The only place that really makes sense to me to add this sort of thing is to the "Main Page" though which I'm a little weary of doing since we obviously don't want to clutter it up.  Please, if anyone has a better idea, go ahead and tell me or move it yourself.
Title: Re: Consoles in the Wiki?
Post by: crashwg on September 01, 2009, 12:26:07 am
I gotta say, I'm not a big fan of wiki-editing so far.  I just don't feel as though I'm organizing my thoughts in a way that is easily navigated and no too deep (folder structure wise) 

I've added "Using Consoles In an Arcade Machine"
Inside that "Dreacast Video Output Options"
Inside that "Composite, S-Video, SCART and VGA"

Then I realized that the "VGA" page that I just made is just called "VGA" and doesn't contain the rest of the file structure that got you there, so I decided to name them all "Dreamcast & Composite Video, Dreamcast & Etc...) but that looks like ass.

Anyone want to help me clean my mess up and maybe give me a few pointers in the area of wikiing?  I think I'm overthinking this and now I have a headache.  I'm going to bed.