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Heads up

Not that I know what the solution is, but, Star Trek:

Arcade
Apple II
Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 8-bit Family
Commodore 64
Sega Electronics

This might not look so hot. Although given that it already looks like that (albeit with spaces between the icons), maybe it's fine. -Black Squirrel (talk) 14:11, 27 November 2018 (CST)

There is the option to hide icons:

Sega Electronics

Also, if you don't specify the system, it'll grab whatever's in the template:bob system list (for the cargo table only; no icons are displayed in that case). I could add an option to use text instead of icons with "|icons=text". - Hivebrain (talk) 15:52, 27 November 2018 (CST)

Pages to use this template

May contain false positives. - Hivebrain (talk) 20:44, 20 November 2018 (CST)

  • 1992 Sega Genesis Buyer's Guide (company: Mega_Play_(magazine))
  • 1993 Sega Genesis Game Directory (company: Mega Play (magazine))
  • 2 Spicy (company: Sega AM1 (2005-current))
  • 360 (magazine) (company: Imagine Publishing (UK))
  • Action 52 (company: Nu Romantic Productions (sound))
  • Alexandria Bloodshow (company: Sega AM1 (2005-current))
  • Anetto Futatabi (company: Madhouse (animated cutscenes only))
  • Arcade Smash Hits (company: Climax (as Images Ltd))
  • Astal (company: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (animation))
  • Astron Belt (company: Bally Midway (US))
  • Astron Belt (company: Bally Midway (US))
  • Astron Belt (company: Sega (JP/EU))
  • Astron Belt (company: Sega (JP/EU))
  • Atsumare! Guru Guru Onsen (company: Overworks (Web Money Card))
  • Azel Panzer Dragoon RPG Guide Book (company: Aspect (publisher))
  • Bay Route (company: Sega (JP))
  • Bay Route (company: Sunsoft (US))
  • Beach Spikers: Virtua Beach Volleyball (company: Infogrames (Europe))
  • Beach Spikers: Virtua Beach Volleyball (company: Infogrames (Europe))
  • Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS: Various Emotion (company: Angel (company))
  • Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS: Various Emotion (company: Angel (company))
  • Blade Arcus from Shining EX (company: Sega CS3 (2008-current))
  • Blade Arcus from Shining EX (company: Sega CS3 (2008-current))
  • Blue Almanac (company: HOT-B (Translation Super Fighter Team))
  • Blue Almanac (company: Kodansha Research Institute (Translation Super Fighter Team))
  • Bomber Raid (company: Activision (US))
  • Brett Hull Hockey '95 (company: Radical Entertainment (Team R or Team R-? TODO))
  • Brick People (company: Sega AM1 (2005-current))
  • Brick People (company: Sega AM1 (2005-current))
  • Brick People (company: Sega AM1 (2005-current))
  • Buggy Heat (company: CRI (US localization by FWS?))
  • Cadash (company: Samsung (KR))
  • Cadash (company: Taito (US))
  • Cartbusters 2 (company: Sega Zone (UK))
  • Cartbusters! (company: Sega Zone (UK))
  • Centipede (company: Hasbro Interactive (under the Atari)
  • Centipede (company: Mondo Media (graphics and cutscenes))
  • Chain Chronicle (company: Gumi (US/EU))
  • Chain Chronicle (company: Gumi (US/EU))
  • Chain Chronicle (company: Sega AM1 (2005-current))
  • Chain Chronicle (company: Sega AM1 (2005-current))
  • Champion Football (company: Sega AM1 (2005-current))
  • Champion Football (company: Sega AM1 (2005-current))
  • Championship Pro-Am (company: Midway Home Entertainment (re-release))
  • Chi Chi's Pro Challenge Golf (company: sound supposedly by Varie (TODO))
  • Chiki Chiki Boys (company: Visco (sound))
  • Clockwork Knight: Pepperouchau no Daibouken Gekan Koushiki Guide Book (company: Aspect (publisher))
  • Clockwork Knight: Pepperouchau no Daibouken Joukan Koushiki Guide Book (company: Aspect (publisher))
  • Club Kart: European Session (company: Sega Mechatronics (cabinet))
  • Code of Joker Pocket (company: Sega AM1 (2005-current))
  • Code of Joker Pocket (company: Sega AM1 (2005-current))
  • Columns III: Revenge of Columns (company: Minato Giken (programming))
  • Columns III: Revenge of Columns (company: Minato Giken (programming))
  • Columns III: Revenge of Columns (company: Minato Giken (programming))
  • Cyborg Hunter (company: Activision (US))
  • Cyborg Hunter (company: Toho (JP))
  • Dahna Megami Tanjou (company: SJC (South Korea))
  • Daihoushinden (company: Flashback (company))
  • Decap Attack (company: Graphic Research (sound))
  • Decap Attack (company: Graphic Research (sound))
  • Decap Attack (company: Graphic Research (sound))
  • Decap Attack (company: Graphic Research (sound))
  • Deep Fear (company: ISCO (movies and PAL conversion))
  • Deep Fear (company: SIMS (some CG movie design))
  • Delisoba Deluxe (company: Sega (cooperation))
  • Dendy Novaya real'nost' Katalog Sega (company: Dendy(company))
  • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (company: Sega CS3 (2008-current))
  • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (company: Sega CS3 (2008-current))
  • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (company: Sega CS3 (2008-current))
  • Dennou Senki Virtual-On Marz Koushiki Guide Book (company: Aspect (publisher))
  • Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (company: Atlus (Atlus R&D1?))
  • Die Hard 2 (company: Grandslam (company))
  • Donald no Magical World (company: Treasure (some assets))
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge (company: PALSOFT (Quest?))
  • Earnest Evans (company: Madhouse (animated cutscenes only))
  • Earnest Evans (company: Madhouse (animated cutscenes only))
  • Eliminate Down (company: sound supposedly by Varie (TODO))
  • Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders (company: Cédric BourseCategory:Bad external reference (as Orion_))
  • Eternal Champions: Sega Genesis Official Power Guide (company: Prima Publishing (US) Virgin Books (UK))
  • F-Zero AX (company: Sega Mechatronics (cabinet))

More...

  • Emblemas do Meu Clube (company: Europer-Edições e Comercialização de Cromos, Lda)
  • Gold Flags (company: Europer-Edições e Comercialização de Cromos, Lda)
  • Last Bronx Radio Drama Vol. 1 (company: i NOKS, Pony Canyon)
  • Last Bronx Radio Drama Vol. 2 (company: i NOKS, Pony Canyon)
  • Last Bronx Radio Drama Vol. 3 (company: i NOKS, Pony Canyon)
  • Last Bronx Radio Drama Vol. 4 (company: i NOKS, Pony Canyon)
  • Phantasy Star Nova Perfect Bible (company: Kadokawa, Enterbrain)
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 1 & 2 Settei Shiryoushuu (company: KADOKAWA Co., Ltd.)
  • Policenauts Koushiki Guide (company: Konami, NTT Publishing)
  • Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (company: Kadokawa, Enterbrain)
  • Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (company: Kadokawa, Enterbrain)
  • Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (company: Kadokawa, Enterbrain)
  • Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (company: Kadokawa, Enterbrain)
  • Sonic & Knuckles Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (company: Alfa Music, Inc.)
  • Sonic Dance (company: Arcade, Magnum (Netherlands))
  • Sonic Forces Original Soundtrack - The Vinyl Cutz (company: Wave Master, Wayô Records)
  • Sonic Mix (company: Sony Music Spain, Arcade Music Company)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog - Remix (company: Alfa Music, Inc.)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 10th Anniversary (company: Sonic Team, Sega)
  • The Official Sega Mega Drive Power Tips Book 2 (company: Prima Publishing (US), Virgin (UK), Chippendale (AU))
  • The Official Sega Mega Drive Power Tips Book 3 (company: Prima Publishing (US), Virgin (UK))

An idea

RE: I want to get rid of the originaldevelopers/originalpublishers fields.


Here's a thought - trees:

Double Dragon (development)

Arcade

Technos Japan
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Sega Mega Drive

Accolade
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Sega Master System

Arc System Works


Doom (32X) (development)

IBM PC compatibles

id Software
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Atari Jaguar

id Software
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Sega 32X

Sega of America


Even though development teams didn't necessarily work on Sega versions of a games, I think it's still important to credit them as developers, as they "developed" something that formed a foundation for the Sega port.


Tetris (publishing)

AcademySoft-ELORG
DownRightArrow.svg Mirrorsoft
    DownRightArrow.svg Atari Games

        DownRightArrow.svg

Arcade

Sega

        DownRightArrow.svg Tengen

            DownRightArrow.svg

Sega Mega Drive

Sega

With publishers, those not directly involved in a port are probably more likely to be considered "licensors". You don't usually license a specific verison of a game though - just the IP, so no format icons needed.


This would neatly show the relationship between all the different companies involved, and the porting history without needing any more than two bob fields. The problem(?) is that it takes up a lot of space.

This way the licensor= field can be reserved for things like FIFA or Formula One - non-game properties.

-Black Squirrel (talk) 14:00, 23 December 2018 (CST)

I wonder if it might be better to make a new template for this stuff, and put it in the article itself (in the "Versions" section probably).
{{porttable|system=Arcade|company=[[Atari]]
|{{port|system=MD|company=|comment=|branch=1}}
|{{port|system=Steam|company=|comment=Emulation|branch=1.1}}
|{{port|system=PS3|company=|comment=Emulation|branch=1.2}}
|{{port|system=SMS|company=|comment=|branch=2}}
}}
This is just a quick idea. There might be better ways to do it. It could pull companies from the cargo table if "company=" is left blank. - Hivebrain (talk) 15:31, 23 December 2018 (CST)

Regions

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I've spent four months putting the above off, but there's another issue that will need addressing:

Streets of Rage 2 Original Soundtrack

There needs to be a way of letting the cargo table know that there are two record labels responsible here, Alfa Records for Japan and Mars Colony Music for the US. Currently I think it adds the company name as "Alfa Records (JP), Mars Colony Music (US)" - something will need to be written so that there are two additions to the table, and the regions in brackets are stripped away (assuming we still want to use this sort of notation to denote region).

Incidentally this has no way of knowing if the music being published is on CD or cassette or vinyl or whatever. Doesn't matter a massive amount in this case because "recordlabel" is unique to music, but it breaks down when trying to do the same for videos (some of the early stuff was distributed on VHS, Betamax and LaserDisc - again there's only one addition to the table when ideally we'd want three).

I haven't looked at this properly because it's awkward and I hate it -Black Squirrel (talk) 14:22, 18 April 2019 (EDT)

{{company|[[Alfa Records]]|region=Japan}}, {{company|[[Mars Colony Music]]|region=US}} - This should work. There isn't a separate cargo column for regions, so it just saves the role as "Whatever (Japan)". If you want to specify a format then add "system=CD". I only wrote the template with games in mind, but it'll probably work for everything. - Hivebrain (talk) 14:50, 18 April 2019 (EDT)

lordy lord

I need some time to get my thoughts together, but I don't think this is working, both literally and figuratively.

See: trying to store and recall Model 3 games. I can't tell if it's the "step x.y" causing problems, or if the whole thing is becoming too confusing and unmaintainable. I suspect we'd be better off working in format codes for everything, but that might need a bob rethink.

In other news I'm not sure writing

====[[Mega Drive]]====
{{CompanyHistory|Sega AM2|format=Mega Drive}}

====[[Saturn]]====
{{CompanyHistory|Sega AM2|format=Saturn}}

====[[Dreamcast]]====
{{CompanyHistory|Sega AM2|format=Dreamcast}}

...

is really solving the whole "let's automate it so I don't have to type things" issue. I think I want to be able to do

{{CompanyHistory|Sega AM2}}

and get eeeeevvvvverrrrryything. But auto-generated headers haven't worked out cleanly in the past. Hmm. -Black Squirrel (talk) 15:25, 3 January 2020 (EST)

-Black Squirrel (talk) 15:25, 3 January 2020 (EST)

Okay I think I've fixed some bugs
  • Using template:company would evaulate MD as "Mega Drive". Not using it would set the system as "Sega Mega Drive" - I've got it to strip any instances of "Sega " in the latter case (except ST-V).
  • If only one system was specified in the bob and template:company was not used, nothing would be stored. It would only work if multiple systems were specified.
Check I ain't broke nout -Black Squirrel (talk) 14:16, 4 January 2020 (EST)
Things this isn't handling properly
  • Model 3 games (the Step x.y thing). Model 2A/2B/2C too.
  • Multi-platform dates - the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Virtua Fighter 2 are coming through as 1994. Maybe because they're not being specified properly in pages?
  • there are problems if a game has more than one developer
-Black Squirrel (talk) 15:18, 4 January 2020 (EST)
Monday report
  • Dates seem fine now
  • Multiple developers are sort-of handled - things break if it encounters brackets and you're not using template:company as intended. Fought this for a bit (see template:StripBrackets) - brain hurts
  • there are false positives - Red Entertainment lists the wrong alias for the Dreamcast version of Sakura Taisen 2 and I don't know why.
  • My apologies to future code maintainers. For everything. -Black Squirrel (talk) 17:03, 6 January 2020 (EST)
Tuesday report
it's stopped paying attention to the "system" field, and is now adding all companies to all systems. How wonderful -Black Squirrel (talk) 15:59, 7 January 2020 (EST)