[Scummvm-devel] Wiki Per Game Compatibility by Platform

Max Horn max at quendi.de
Fri Mar 13 15:24:39 CET 2009

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Hi folks,

just some quick remarks:

* Indeed, I think we need at least 4 levels:
   - Completeable and essentially bug free
   - Completeable but with known issues
   - Playable, but serious issues
   - Under development

* I would suggest color coding this, and for that I wouldn't color the  
text (as on <http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/User:MetaFox>), because  
that is very hard to see. I very much prefer to color code the  
background, as on <http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Maniac_Mansion>,  
that makes it super quick to see which games are good and which are  
not. Note: So far we used red for bad and green for good. Quite a  
percentage of people (esp. males) are red/green blind. Therefore, we  
should still retain text in each table cell stating the status.

* Overall the table on <http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/ 
User:MetaFox> makes a lot of sense. It's probably to have multiple  
entries for the major Maniac Mansion variants, because these are  
really radically different games. An alternative (resp. a possibility  
for other games with variants): List the status of major variants, if  
there are more, mark this in the row heading with a "*", or the text  
"Only major variants" or so. The game title is already a hyperlink, goo.

* In the table head, "Wii & Game Cube" coulod be shortened to "Wii &  
GC". "Atari Free MiNT" -> "Atari MiNT". But I am wondering a bit about  
Symbian, WinCE and PalmOS. There are tons of different devices running  
these, and compatibility can vary a lot. E.g. memory and screen  
resolution may make it possible to play CoMI on a few devices, but not  
in general. So, I think we should point this out somehow. Like, adding  
a "**" to these platforms, and explain in the table legend that it  
means that one should go to the resp. page for details on supported  

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