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Image Tagging

From Sega Retro

Sega Retro uses image tagging to help make its system easier to use and maintain. With the tens of thousands of images Retro contains, it is important to make sure we know what an image is so it can be properly placed in the series of categories we have exclusively for images. The process of tagging is very simple: when using Special:Upload, you will see a field called "Summary." From there, you add a simple string to call a template, which will place information about the image underneath the image and put it in its correct category. The tagging system can seem complex at first, because there are many different tags, but is simple once the proper tags are known.

Uploading a photo of hardware

Sega Retro recognizes two types of hardware photos: core hardware photos, such as pictures of consoles, the mainboards inside them, or chips/ICs inside the, and accessories, such as controllers and peripherals. Use the following syntax to upload either one:

Template Description
{{Hardware|System Name}} Adds a photo of hardware for System Name (fill in the blank for the correct system)
{{Accessory|System Name}} Adds a photo of an accessory for System Name (fill in the blank for the correct system)

Uploading screenshots

Template structure System Description
{{16SS|Game Name}}
Arcade
System 16
Adds System 16 screenshot of Game Name
{{32SS|Game Name}}
Arcade
System 32
Adds System 32 screenshot of Game Name
{{32XSS|Game Name}} 32X Adds Sega 32X screenshot of Game Name
{{360SS|Game Name}} Xbox 360 Adds Xbox 360 screenshot of Game Name
{{3DSSS|Game Name}} Nintendo 3DS Adds Nintendo 3DS screenshot of Game Name
{{ASS|Game Name}}
Arcade
Arcade (misc.)
Adds arcade screenshot of Game Name
{{DCSS|Game Name}} Dreamcast Adds Dreamcast screenshot of Game Name
{{DSSS|Game Name}} Nintendo DS Adds Nintendo DS screenshot of Game Name
{{GBASS|Game Name}} Game Boy Advance Adds GBA screenshot of Game Name
{{GCSS|Game Name}} GameCube Adds GameCube screenshot of Game Name
{{GGSS|Game Name}} Game Gear Adds Game Gear screenshot of Game Name
{{MCDSS|Game Name}} Mega CD Adds Sega Mega CD screenshot of Game Name
{{MDSS|Game Name}} Mega Drive Adds Mega Drive screenshot of Game Name
{{SMSSS|Game Name}} Master System Adds Master System screenshot of Game Name
{{PCSS|Game or App Name}} PC Adds PC screenshot of Game or App Name
{{PSPSS|Game Name}} PlayStation Portable Adds PSP screenshot of Game or App Name
{{PSS|Game Name}} Pico Adds Pico screenshot of Game Name
{{SGSS|Game Name}} SG-1000 Adds SG-1000 screenshot of Game Name
{{SatSS|Game Name}} Saturn Adds Saturn screenshot of Game Name
{{Screenshot}} Other Adds screenshot for other systems or non-specified items
{{WiiSS|Game Name}} Wii Adds Nintendo Wii screenshot of Game Name
{{XSS|Game Name}} Xbox Adds Xbox screenshot of Game Name

Uploading game-related media

Game media uses a unique three-tier structure for sorting and classifying any box/cover, cart/disc/media or manual that falls under the scope of project. This allows the community to track what scans have been completed and at what quality. This structure is as follows:

{{SystemBox|CC|quality=good}}

Where "System" refers to the originating gaming system, CC refers to the two-letter country code (i.e., US, UK, EU, JP), and quality refers to the value of the image itself (i.e., does the scan have rips/blemishes, is it 300DPI or higher, etc.)

Uploading boxes or covers

Template structure System Description
{{360Box}} Xbox 360 Adds Xbox 360 cover
{{3DSBox}} Nintendo 3DS Adds Nintendo 3DS cover
{{DCBox}} Dreamcast Adds Dreamcast cover
{{DSBox}} Nintendo DS Adds Nintendo DS cover
{{GBABox}} Game Boy Advance Adds GBA cover
{{GCBox}} GameCube Adds GameCube cover
{{GGBox}} Game Gear Adds Game Gear cover
{{MCDBox}} Mega CD Adds Sega Mega CD cover
{{MDBox}} Mega Drive Adds Mega Drive cover
{{SMSBox}} Master System Adds Master System cover
{{PCBox}} PC Adds PC cover
{{PS2Box}} PlayStation 2 Adds PS2 cover
{{PS3Box}} PlayStation 3 Adds PS3 cover
{{PSPBox}} PlayStation Portable Adds PSP cover
{{PBox}} Pico Adds Pico cover
{{SG1000Box}} SG-1000 Adds SG-1000 cover
{{SatBox}} Saturn Adds Saturn cover
{{cover}} Other Adds cover for other systems or non-specified items
{{WiiBox}} Wii Adds Nintendo Wii cover
{{XBox}} Xbox Adds Xbox cover

Uploading a cartridge, card or disc scan

Template structure System Description
{{32XCart}} 32X Adds 32X cartridge
{{360Disc}} Xbox 360 Adds Xbox 360 disc
{{3DSCard}} Nintendo 3DS Adds Nintendo 3DS card
{{DCDisc}} Dreamcast Adds Dreamcast disc
{{DSCard}} Nintendo DS Adds Nintendo DS card
{{GBACart}} Game Boy Advance Adds Game Boy Advance cartridge
{{GCDisc}} GameCube Adds GameCube disc
{{GGCart}} Game Gear Adds Game Gear cartridge
{{MCDDisc}} Mega CD Adds Mega CD disc
{{MDCart}} Mega Drive Adds Mega Drive cartridge
{{PCDisc}} PC Adds PC disc
{{PS2Disc}} PlayStation 2 Adds PS2 disc
{{PS3Disc}} PlayStation 3 Adds PS3 disc
{{SG1000Cart}} SG-1000 Adds SG-1000 cartridge
{{SMSCart}} Master System Adds SMS catridge
{{SatDisc}} Saturn Adds Saturn disc
{{WiiDisc}} Wii Adds Nintendo Wii disc
{{XDisc}} Xbox Adds Xbox disc