Sega Retro

Todo/Template changes

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Templates are complicated. There are things I want to do, but don't necessarily have the time or patience (or in some cases, knowledge) to get them done. I imagine it's similar for others.

So here's a list of template changes that need doing. Feel free to either fix them yourself, or request more. -Black Squirrel (talk) 14:11, 26 October 2018 (CDT)


  • Make Template:creditstable/Template:productionHistory cope with missing roles (e.g. GP Rider)
    • Fix all instances of 9999 being returned as a year
    • ProductionHistory isn't really listing by date order.
  • Invent a better alternative to Template:scanArcade
  • Cope with really long boxes in Template:scanbox (e.g. Car Antenna)
  • Cover as many of Sega Retro:Todo/Categories in the bob template (or elsewhere)
    • I really want to make note of ports - particularly if the game is a port of a port (see: Doom (32X))
  • Store event info in cargo table for use in development history (e.g. "xxx appeared at Summer CES 1991")
  • Template:VTimeline + dates automatically sourced from somewhere = development history
  • Store part numbers... somehow
  • Store technical details for console hardware - recall for hardware comparison pages
  • I'd like to be able to reference a magazine advert without having to keep track of every single time that advert was printed.
SegaVisions US 24.pdf
mentions unreleased games, but I don't know where it was printed first.
  • Clean solutions for development pages (e.g. Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi/Development)
  • Might want to keep better track of TV adverts - airdates, advertising agencies etc.
  • references links that don't point to a specific capture

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