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Welcome aboard!

We are pleased you'd like to contribute to the Wiki. The sections on this page will advise you on some tips as well as providing our own help documentation if you are new to contributing to Wiki's altogether.


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Registering for an account

You can login at any time by clicking the Login link at the bottom of any page. However, our user system is not integrated with the Community Forums and hence, you will need to register for an account for the first time. We recommend using your forums' account name for consistency and familiarity.

While the MediaWiki software will never store your password in plain text, it is recommended for security reasons to use a different password for your Wiki account as you should with different services.

Once you have a Wiki account, you're ready to start contributing!


Editing pages

For editing a specific section, click on the [Edit] link or the button at the top of the page for full page edits. If you are new to Wiki's in general, you'll soon become familiar with the syntax system, particularly if you're use to a WYSIWYG interface (What You See Is What You Get). The Wiki also implements its own designs and features, as explained on this page.


Detail preferred.

When creating a new page, please enter as much detail as you can straight away. This way, we can avoid infuriating a visitor if they were expecting to read details about that specific topic. No placeholder pages please, as they make it harder to spot what needs writing, is less efficient for you, and bloats the database and RSS feeds unnecessarily.


Take another moment to proof read.

Nobody's perfect, but please do take another moment to proof read sentences and check for obvious spell or grammars errors to ensure your contributions are of high quality. As the previous paragraph briefly mentioned, editing multiple times at once only bloats the database and clutters RSS feeds with the tiniest of mistakes.


MediaWiki Syntax

The syntax is like a standard unformatted text document, except includes certain characters set out in a way that changes the look of the page. There is a lot of official documentation a search away on the web if you would like to study the syntax into detail. However, this page will list the basics that you'll most often use.

Type Code Preview Description
Text
 This is a sample sentence
This is a sample sentence Quite simply displays text as-is on the page.
New line
 Text 1
 Text 2
Text 1 Text 2 New lines require a space between two lines. Without this, the text will stay on the same line.
 Line 1
 
 Line 3
Line 1


Line 3

Headers
 == Heading 2 ==
=== Heading 3 ===
==== Heading 4 ====
===== Heading 5 =====

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

Heading 5

Creates different headings to your page, as well as adding them to the Table of Contents.
Bold text
 '''Probably important to note.''' 
Probably important to note 3 hyphens around text will bold text.
Italic text
 ''I'm the sidekick text.'' 
I'm the sidekick text. 2 hyphens around text will make it italic.
Bulleted list
 Items:
* Item 1
* Item 2
* Item 3
Items:
  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3
An asterisk will create a bullet list of items.


Note that double spaces are not necessary for this.

Numbered list
 Items:
# Item 1
# Item 2
# Item 3
Items:
  1. Item 1
  2. Item 2
  3. Item 3
A hash tag will create a numbered list of items.


Note that double spaces are not necessary for this.

Table of Contents
 __TOC__ 
Displays the table of contents of a page. This goes after an introduction paragraph.
Link to another Wiki page
 [[Multimedia Fusion 2]] 
Multimedia Fusion 2 Creates a link to another page with this name of the Wiki. It's important to check the spelling. Red links indicate the page doesn't exist yet, again please check the spelling in case of a typo.


You can also type an alternate name for the page if desired.

 [[Multimedia Fusion 2 | MMF2]] 

Becomes MMF2 while still linking to the same page.

Link to an external page
 [http://www.clickteam.com Clickteam] 
Clickteam Creates an external page. You can also give the page a name after leaving a space.
Embed an image
 [[File:Icon MMF2.png]]
[[File:Icon MMF2.png|100px|Caption goes here.|link=Multimedia Fusion 2]]
Icon MMF2.png

Caption goes here.

Embeds an image. The first one is very simple and shouldn't be considered. The second example improves the presentation as the user can specify the size (in pixels), a caption (when the mouse is over) and specify a link.


If a page should not have a link (by default links to the image's page itself) then type:

 link=

If the image does not appear and does not exist, you can click on it from the preview or live page to upload it. If using existing images, be sure to check spelling or how it's phrased to avoid unnecessary duplicate images.

Superscript
 5<sup>th</sup> of April 
5th of April Makes a string of text smaller towards the top line.
Subscript
 January 2015 <sub>(1 month ago)</sub> 
January 2015 (1 month ago) Makes a string of text smaller towards the bottom line.
Simple Table
 {| class="wikitable"
! Header 1
! Header 2
! Header 3
|-
| Cell 1
| Cell 2
| rowspan="2" | Cell 3
|-
| colspan="2" | Cell 4
|
|}

Help ExampleWikiTable.png

To start the table, type:
 {|

To give the table borders, also type:

 class="wikitable"

For header cells, start a new line with an exclamation mark, plus the contents:

 ! Header 1

For new cells, start a new line with an exclamation mark, plus the contents:

 | Something inside the cell.

To start working on a new row, type a pipe character followed by a hyphen:

 |- 

You can also specify optional syntax, followed by a pipe character with the cell's actual contents.

To merge a number of rows:

 | rowspan="2" | Cell 3

To merge a number of columns:

 | colspan="2" | Cell 3

Finally, to close the table:

 |}
Code Block
 _C:\> RUN\DOS\RUN
C:\> RUN\DOS\RUN
Add two extra spaces at the start of the line for a code block. This is useful for demonstrating actual code or command lines.


Using Templates

There are also elements that greatly enhances the presentation of the Wiki called templates. These automatically add additional syntax to the page you are editing and brings benefits such as a consistent look across the Wiki.

Templates can be used by calling the name, for example:

 {{Yes}}


Some templates may also make use of parameters using the pipe ("|") character. They could be arranged in one of two ways:

 {{Partial | Limited}} 

-- or --

 {{InfoBox
| Author = Clickteam
| Status = Released
}}


Here is a list of the templates you can use:

  • Alerts
    • {{InfoBox}} - Display important information about a particular page or section.
  • Table Cells
    • {{Yes}} - Turns a table cell green. Optional text can be specified. Default "Yes".
    • {{Partial}} - Turns a table cell yellow. Optional text can be specified. Default "Partial".
    • {{No}} - Turns a table cell red. Optional text can be specified. Default "No".
    • {{Unknown}} - Turns a table cell grey. Optional text can be specified. Default "?".
  • Formatting
    • {{Quote}} - To display a quote box when referring another source.

Visual Looks

    • Event Editor - To build an event editor view for demonstrating conditions and actions.
    • Event List - An alternate method to build a more detailed event list for conditions and actions.

Special Icons Reference

These are primarily used for tables and summary boxes. Instead of writing "Windows", considering typing {{Windows}} which will display the icon This product is compatible with Microsoft Windows instead.

Products
Klik & Play {{K&P}}
Click & Create {{C&C}}
The Games Factory {{TGF1}}
{{TGF}}
Multimedia Fusion 1.5 {{MMF1.5}}
{{MMF1}}
{{MMF}}
The Games Factory 2 {{TGF2}}
The Games Factory 2 (Newgrounds Edition) {{TGF2Newgrounds}}
Multimedia Fusion 2 and The Games Factory 2 Demo Multimedia Fusion 2 and The Games Factory 2 Demo Multimedia Fusion 2 and The Games Factory 2 Demo {{MMF2Demo}}
Multimedia Fusion 2 Standard {{MMF2}}
Multimedia Fusion Developer 2 {{MMF2Dev}}
Clickteam Fusion 2.5 Free Edition {{CF2.5Free}}
Clickteam Fusion 2.5 Standard {{CF2.5}}
Clickteam Fusion 2.5 Developer {{CF2.5Dev}}
Exporters
Windows Runtime {{EXE}}
Compatible with the Mac Runtime {{MacApp}}
Flash Runtime {{Flash}}
iOS Runtime {{iOS}}
Android Runtime {{Android}}
HTML5 Runtime {{HTML5}}
XNA Runtime (now deprecated) {{XNA}}
Java Runtime (now deprecated) {{Java}}
Vitalize! (now deprecated) {{Vitalize}}
UWP Runtime {{FusionUWP}}
Platforms
This product is compatible with Microsoft Windows {{Windows}}
This product is designed for older versions of Microsoft Windows. {{Windows9x}}
This product is compatible with Mac OS X {{Mac}}
This product is compatible with GNU/Linux {{Linux}}
Available on Steam {{Steam}}
This App is compatible with the Windows Phone OS {{WinPhone}}
This App works on PCs running Microsoft Windows through Microsoft XNA. {{WinXNA}}
This App is compatible with the Xbox 360 Console. {{Xbox360}}
This App is compatible with the Xbox One Console. {{XboxOne}}
This product is compatible with the Universal Windows Platform {{UWP}}
Chowdren
Powered by Chowdren. Runs on Windows. {{WinChowdren}}
Powered by Chowdren. Runs on OS X. {{MacChowdren}}
Powered by Chowdren. Runs on Linux. {{LinuxChowdren}}
Compatible with the PlayStation 4 {{PS4}}
Compatible with the PlayStation Vita {{PSVita}}
Compatible with the Wii U {{WiiU}}
Compatible with the 3DS {{3DS}}
Distribution
Purchase the Steam version {{ShopSteam | http://url_goes_here }}
Purchase the stand-alone version from the Clickteam Shop {{ShopStandAlone}}
Extension Attributes
These are placed before the description text on the Extensions page.
Only available for the Developer editions of Clickteam Fusion 2.5 and Multimedia Fusion 2. {{DevOnly}} Only available in Developer.
Optimised for Hardware Acceleration. {{HWAOptimised}} Optimised for Hardware Acceleration.
Incompatible with Hardware Acceleration. {{HWANotSupported}} Incompatible when used in Hardware Acceleration.
Official extension or is supported by Clickteam. {{ClickteamExtension}} Created/maintained by Clickteam.
Old extension that should be used for legacy purposes. {{LegacyExtension}} An old extension recommended to use for legacy applications (for instance, created for MMF1).
Extension Sources
These are in their respective columns on the Extensions page.
Information
About this extension
{{ExtPage | url_goes_here }} Extension's corresponding thread or web page.
Download
Download this extension
{{ExtDownload | url_goes_here }} ZIP links preferred, or a page (ie. a web folder) containing working links.
View extension on the ClickStore
{{ExtPurchase | url_goes_here }} Extension can be obtained or purchased from the ClickStore.
Downloadable via the Extension Manager
{{ExtManager | url_goes_here }} Extension can be downloaded via Fusion 2.5's Extension Manager.

Summary and Page Watching

To help identify your changes, at the end of every edit (even the tiniest ones), type what you did. For instance, if it was for fixing spelling errors, you could put "Typo", or if it's a new page you started but you'll work on it later, type something like "Started new page, work in progress".

You also have a personal watch list should you wish to track changes made to a page (particularly useful if you are the developer of a third party service and would like to keep it accurate) Your watch list can be accessed from the user menu (on the top-right)


Talk page - Suggestions and discussions

Should you wish to raise questions or post a suggestion for consideration, you can do so on page's talk page. This can be reached by clicking "Page" in the top-left and selecting "Discussion".

The behaviour is the same as editing any other page. Please be considerable to other user's talk unless deletion is necessary (such as being out of date).

To track conversations, it is important to sign off with:

 --~~~~

This is replaced with your signature upon saving, which by default is your username and timestamp.


Uploading images

You can click the link of any image place holder that does not yet its image. Alternatively, if you wish to upload manually or beforehand, visit Special:Upload.

Consider the format of the image. PNG is best suited for small graphics and transparency, whilst JPEG is usually ideal for larger images, like screenshots.

Express Tip

When you create new pages, there is no need to write them from scratch. In other words, for most pages, copy and pasting will save you typing unnecessary keystrokes.

Product pages: Multimedia Fusion 2

Exporter Pages: Windows Runtime

Extension Pages: String


Looking after the Wiki

Wiki's can be complex, but they don't have to be.

Be frugal when saving edits

Each time you save, extra information is added alongside to the Wiki's database for its features (like Recent Changes and the RSS Feed). While there is capacity for the database to grow, there are long term disadvantages like any database if it becomes bloated. Maintenance will be routinely carried out to compact this.

To prevent unnecessary overhead, please avoid saving your changes one by one, but instead save them all at once if you intend to edit the same page again a little while later. Clicking "Edit" at the top is preferred than individual [Edit] boxes should you wish to edit multiple sections of the same page.


Avoid unnecessary redirects

Arguably to avoid too many redirects, you could write your links to use the full title, but display something different on the link.

For example:

 [[Multimedia Fusion 1.5#Version_1.0|The original Multimedia Fusion]]

Becomes The original Multimedia Fusion.

Most of the redirects in place are for common abbreviations (eg. MMF, K&P, Fused!, IC, etc) or for similar titles (eg. Fused, Fused! for Fused E-Magazine) or when pages have been re-organised, and we don't want to break those links.


JPG vs PNG

To help reduce bandwidth, choose whether JPEG or a PNG file is smaller, and upload that one. Do take care when naming the file name's extension. Generally, PNG's are an excellent choice for small icons and transparency, and JPEG for screenshots and larger images.


Caching

You may notice that uploading a newer image succeeds (which it does) but thumbnails do not reflect this. Don't worry, this is part of the caching performed by the MediaWiki software. To force a refresh of any page, add the following to the end of the URL:

 ?action=purge 

And finally...

Thank you for taking the time to help us build the Wiki.. Together, let's build a fantastic place to discover knowledge around Fusion, the community and of course, Clickteam and their products.


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