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Sacred (W32)

I created the page to add a music from this game. But I don`t know, have some tracks loops, and what kind of this is music. Can I upload some of this without correct order, without the number of track in the name of the file? And also, can you help me with a text for this page - I know English, but I`m only 14, so I can make mistakes in the texts. --M1911 (talk) 02:19, 22 August 2014 (MDT)

Hi M1911! I looks like you've got a great start to your first game page! I'll direct you to the Editing Rules page, specifically the Music Submissions section which talks about how and why music must be submitted in Vorbis format rather than MP3. Don't worry, it's really easy to do! This will make the music visible and playable on the page for other visitors. Also, if there isn't a soundtrack to use as a guide for track numbers, just make up your own track numbers based on the order in which the songs appear in the game. I will gladly correct any grammatical errors after you're happy with the finished page. It's wonderful having your help on this project! --TheAlmightyGuru (talk) 08:47, 22 August 2014 (MDT)

OK, thank you. I though, it will be the most correct to upload music files (after comveting mp3s to oggs, of course), without numbers of tracks, because the order of appearance of it seriously depends on passage. As soon the page will be created, it will be easy to rename it. Right? -M1911 (talk) 09:06, 22 August 2014 (MDT)

Songs should always have track numbers, even if they don't appear in a particular order in the game. Just use your best judgment to create a play order. Renaming the file is pretty simple. Just go to it's file page, for example 00 - Sacred - W32 - Fanfare.ogg, and at the top there is a little drop-down arrow which contains the "Move" option. Then just move the file to the new name. You can uncheck the "Leave a redirect behind" box since there won't be any need for a redirect.--TheAlmightyGuru (talk) 14:47, 22 August 2014 (MDT)

Dean, I worked today for this page. The most loving for me tracks are there. Sorry, but for some reasons I won`t be able to work this page before the next sunday. How the page is looking now? --M1911 (talk) 07:52, 23 August 2014 (MDT)

It's looking great so far! One thing I noticed about the track order though, rather than sort the songs alphabetically, try to put them in order based on the order which they appear in the game. That way, when people listen to them, it fits with the game. --TheAlmightyGuru (talk) 09:40, 2 September 2014 (MDT)


An idea about non-game music

How about the additional .ogg files for this pages to listen the variant of original music (not only video game variants)? Like this. I thought about it. IMHO, this is interesting and doesn't lacks the common sence. People should know the original. What do you think about it? --M1911 (talk) 08:11, 30 August 2014 (MDT)

Last week, I went through each of the non-game songs and included a link to a professionally composed version on YouTube. Each page also contains a link to their corresponding Wikipedia page which often has a professional audio recording. I think this is enough for fans of the song to appreciate. That's a good idea, but we only have so much server space and bandwidth, and I would prefer it to be all about videogames for now. --TheAlmightyGuru (talk) 09:40, 2 September 2014 (MDT)

Formats

Hello, Dean!

Some formats have no icons.

Can you give some instructions or rules about adding new formats to Wiki, especially how to create format icons? I think it isn't so hard, but I can't find correct font name and size for it :) Thanks. --binarymaster (talk) 08:16, 12 October 2014 (MDT)

Here you go. --TheAlmightyGuru (talk) 20:13, 12 October 2014 (MDT)

Dean

I added an icon for NBS format (for Minecraft Note Block Studio (W32)). But I didn't understand, how to change this black space around the logo - I badly know about PNG transparent colour. Can you fix it, please?

And also, here is some question. You are the first man for me who speaks English as native language (other were Russian, Arabian, Indian, Chinese people). Can you describe my the most frequent mystakes in language (grammatic, words, common sense, etc.)? If you'll do it, I will be know now to change my practise for better. And, if you will note any my mistakes, please, fix it or report me - sometimes I don't see my mistakes a point blank in my English. --M1911 (talk) 06:14, 16 October 2014 (MDT)

M1911, I already corrected your icon :) --binarymaster (talk) 08:30, 16 October 2014 (MDT)

Heh heh, binarymaster made the image fix before I had a chance to do it! Yes, I can help you speak English more accurately. I applaud you that your English is clear enough that I can understand what you're saying, but as you point out, there are still issues with syntax. In your first sentence you wrote, "here is some question." I know what you mean, but the grammar is incorrect because it uses both singular and plural words for the same object. If you could correct this by writing, "here is a question," if you only had one question, or, if you had more than one question, you could write, "here are some questions." Remember that "is" is used for singular objects, while "are" is for plural objects. For another example, if you're talking about one man, you would say, "he is tall," but if you're talking about more than one man, you would say, "those three men are tall." I will try to give you corrections on your edits as well. I hope this helps you out! --TheAlmightyGuru (talk) 10:40, 16 October 2014 (MDT)