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Image Uploads[edit]

As per Yugipedia's image policy, please upload your images as PNG images. You can use this site if you don't know how: https://image.online-convert.com/convert-to-png MadRest (talkcontribs) 15:47, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

You've been uploading video game screenshots; it's better to save these directly as PNG rather than saving them as JPG and then converting to PNG. Alternatively, if they are saved as PNG when you take them, and you've been converting them to JPG before uploading, you can simply drop a step. In general, I recommend against converting JPG images to PNG since none of the information that was lost when the image was saved as or converted to JPG can be restored, and any compression artifacts from the JPG will be faithfully preserved in the PNG. It's always better to capture an original PNG image when possible. ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 22:04, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
I can replace most of those JPG format files with PNG ones easily enough, sure. Spirit Caller has a status screen where you can check your statistics against most opponents, and those come with a static screen that features opponent displays. However, that does not cover characters faced only once during the game, and replacing those files would need me to start the game from scratch. And I do not know when I will have the time to go through Spirit Caller again.
Modata (talkcontribs) 03:44, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
Don't worry too much about those one-off characters, then; we're currently (slowly) working through the games too, and we can get these whenever we finally reach Spirit Caller ourselves (though that will probably be some time off, so anyone who'd like to pick up Spirit Caller themselves to replace those images is more than welcome to). ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 09:42, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
I had enough time during the last few days to play through Spirit Caller enough to get to the Duelist in Disguise event. But rather than replace the picture in Beauregard's page silently, I decided to ask if these pictures are fine. If they are, I will continue taking the screenshots this way. https://i.imgur.com/fhUIKjb.png https://i.imgur.com/shc0fLC.png https://i.imgur.com/hlfyRXd.png Modata (talkcontribs) 21:52, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Those look fine to me, as long as they're being taken at the console's native resolution (it looks like Spirit Caller is an NDS title, so that should be 256x192), and as long as you don't upload the copies from Imgur (last I checked, Imgur applies lossy compression to all uploaded images, so using images from there isn't much better than just uploading JPEGs). ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 00:42, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Took those three screenshots again, now with proper resolution. https://i.imgur.com/cpUBAZ2.png https://i.imgur.com/ZCQHsXt.png https://i.imgur.com/NNRYusV.png As for the imgur part, I keep the original files on my computer. I simply used imgur to upload them for previewing here because I assumed picture testing could be seen as misusing file uploads for personal purposes. Modata (talkcontribs) 22:41, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
They look good! You can start uploading at your leisure; if you'd like to upload images in batches, you can use Special:MultipleUpload (pointing it out here since it isn't linked from the sidebar's toolbox). Let me know if you need help or have any questions. =) ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 14:37, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Image resolutions for uploads[edit]

I would like to know what is the desired resolution for screenshots of the PSP games.

Modata (talkcontribs) 15:54, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Whatever resolution the games run at natively. Checking the Wikipedia article, it looks like that's 480x272px. I've updated the image policy accordingly, too. ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 18:38, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Missing card texts from Tag Force 6[edit]

https://pastebin.com/kMdpua88 Wrote the text from the card "High and Low" in Tag Force 6. I also provided a translation. But my attempts at giving it a proper entry on my own did not go too well, so I have to leave that last part up to anyone else who might be up for it.

Modata (talkcontribs) 16:47, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Aah, the current page needs renamed first. Poke me later and I can rename and create the TF06 page, or if you'd like I can rename the page now and you can have another go at creating it. =) ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 22:04, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
I think I will go with the second option, if possible. Modata (talkcontribs) 22:40, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
Okay, I've renamed it and updated all links that were looking for the anime version specifically. Let me know if you need any help. =) ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 23:43, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
The navigation template for High and Low's pages is not connecting both of its card entries yet. (Unless that's because I accidentally deleted the redirect...) At any rate, thank you very much. I will be trying to provide the in-game text for all the game original cards introduced in Tag Force 6, as no game they were in was translated and several of their reported effects were incorrect. Modata (talkcontribs) 00:20, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Nothing some null edits couldn't fix. =) (For the record, I started at the anime page, then null edited the main page, then finally the extra pages.)
No problem, I look forward to your additions and corrections. ^_^
ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 00:45, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
I have the card texts for the last few Tag Force 6 cards ("Red Nova", "Chain Resonator", "Mirror Resonator", "Zushin the Sleeping Giant", "Hand-Holding Genie" "Scrum Force", "T.G. Drill Fish", "T.G. Metal Skeleton", "Jormungardr the Nordic Serpent", "Fenrir the Nordic Wolf") but these cards do not have pages for their Tag Force 6 entries. It does not really matter if they get those or not, at any rate, because all of those cards have been released in the card game since and their effects stated at the time are mostly correct.
"Converging Wishes" does not show its navigation template. Modata (talkcontribs) 15:45, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
In those cases, the Tag Force 6 lores should be added directly to the pages using the tf06_lore parameter. "Red Nova" already has a Tag Force 6 lore provided, though it's the only one I looked at. Eventually Tag Force 6 (and the other Tag Force titles) will get its own card template, at which point all of these will be split out, but there's no telling when we'll actually get to these games, given we're working more-or-less chronologically currently (and are stalled out around DM7 right now).
That's a known issue; the navigation template never got quite hooked up properly in {{CardTable2}} for these cases. I've looked at it before, but it involves touching some hairy code, so I haven't actually gotten it done.
ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 19:44, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Formatting[edit]

I have begun to take a look at the character profiles in the Tag Force series. They can probably be added to each page at some point in time, but I am more concerned about how to format it. Modata (talkcontribs) 21:16, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Discord[edit]

It occurred to me that I haven't asked this before, in spite of the discussions we've had here; would you be interested in joining the wiki's Discord server? We have a channel dedicated to our efforts to properly document video games, and you're more than welcome to contribute to any discussions there. =) ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 23:33, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

I have gotten drastically busier during the last few months, so I do not really have the time to add much or double-check anything. But I suppose I have no reason to say "no"? Modata (talkcontribs) 15:39, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
As with anything here, there is no demand for any particular activity level; contribute as you have the time and interest to do so. Being in the server is convenient for coordinating work and for rapid communication, though I figure you're already quite aware of those points. =) ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 16:30, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

Tag Force birthdays and voice actors[edit]

Do you know if Tag Force characters' dates of birth are ever mentioned? And are you able to easily find the voice actor for a given character?

Basically, would you be able to help verify if this edit is correct? -- Deltaneos (talk) 19:19, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

It's okay. Seems to have just been a hoax. -- Deltaneos (talk) 19:54, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
The game does not credit specific voice actors for voicing specific game original characters anywhere. The character profiles do not mention voice actors or birthdates, either.
However, I have not checked out the conversations every single character has with the player during their respective events, so some of them could be mentioning their birthdays. But I highly doubt it. It is the second time someone gives that specific character a birthdate, too, and they were different dates each time, so I am fairly sure both are fake. Modata (talkcontribs) 23:29, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Plans[edit]

I might go over the character profiles I transcribed and add the ruby characters I skipped over. I thought it would look bad in that small space, but I tried it out and it seems to be just fine. It will just take me yet another eternity to get it done.

After that, I might go over Tag Force 1, 2 and Special, and transcribe those games' profiles. The first two games would be more of a personal curiosity matter concerning their localization, so they might not really need the full treatment... The third game has no profiles in any version.

I heavily doubt I can get any further information on World Duel Carnival. I have no way to play it at an acceptable speed regardless of the language and I cannot find finished savefiles of the original japanese version to get the character profiles, and removed characters' storylines, from. I am also unable to get proper pretty transparent .png format pictures to replace the placerholder-y ones I uploaded back in the day to replace the early magazine scans. Modata (talkcontribs) 01:05, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Went over the games. The localization is much more accurate than I expected it to be, both in character dialogue and in profile content. It actually feels pretty redundant to write the profiles in both English and Japanese. Modata (talkcontribs) 21:47, 17 May 2020 (UTC)