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Cave Wiki
« on: November 24, 2009, 05:02:10 PM »
Has anyone considered putting a wiki together for Cave games?  Would make a perfect one-stop reference point for all the various strategies, rules, etc.  I know we have the Strategy section on the forum, but not all games are covered and it's a bit much having to read through whole threads as everything is rarely in the first post/page.  Would serve as a great resource for potential new-comers (the number of which is likely to increase given the number of Cave titles being released on the 360) and such a resource would be a great reference for those of us who have forgotten or have holes in our knowledge.

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Re: Cave Wiki
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 06:20:52 PM »
Why not just focus on building healthy cave articles on a preexisting shmup wiki poject instead of making a separate site

Especially since information will just get copied from one site to the next anyway, if not entire articles

Either way, this would be a great alternative to having random information strung out between multiple posts in multiple threads in multiple forums for all kinds of information, strategy included.

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Re: Cave Wiki
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 06:29:46 PM »
I didn't know about the shmups wiki.  Sure, that's probably the best place to get all this info.  Trawling through 50+ page threads for scraps of info is a total nightmare.  There are just too many Cave shmups knocking about now to be able to memorise absolutely every single strategy, rule, trick, etc.

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Re: Cave Wiki
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 07:54:44 PM »
If you want to learn about the strategies, tricks, and rules for Cave games, just visit the strategy forum here. Lots of info condensed in small threads without much filler.
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Re: Cave Wiki
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 08:10:43 PM »
Yeah, they're a good start, but not all games are covered though.  Also, I noticed that some games have already spilled into different threads.

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Re: Cave Wiki
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 08:15:34 PM »
Yeah, for the older games (most stuff pre-SH3), shmups.com has the best info archived, but it can be hard to sift through the threads there as some are rather large.
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Re: Cave Wiki
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009, 07:22:36 PM »
Wiki allows much better navigation and easy formatting of the information, with tables, illustrations, cross-linking and other features built-in. Factual errors can easily be corrected by anyone in the know. The strategy threads, while having all or most of this info already, don't allow any of such luxury.

I have been maintaining a lot of gameplay-related articles on the Touhou wiki, so I can say from my experience this is a really good idea. The downside is that it requires a lot of time to maintain.
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Re: Cave Wiki
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009, 10:47:25 AM »
Yeah, it's some effort, but the additional facilities offered by the wiki format make it much more suited to this kind of thing.

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Re: Cave Wiki
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2009, 01:33:04 PM »
I had planned on doing this a while ago but I never got around to actually working on it

The fragments are over at http://cave-stg.wikia.com if anyone wants to make something out of it. Most of the info there was based off a few edits I made on some CAVE Wikipedia pages a while back, and I've more or less abandoned it so it's certainly not current (Jacob Poon, you fiend)

Maybe picking Wikia was a bad idea, maybe