Contributing Guide

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Here at the Amicitia Wiki we welcome any meaningful contributions to our articles,
whether it's new information, tidying up presentation, or improving writing.

To get started, you can check out a list of pages that need expanding, pages with outdated information, or non-existent articles
linked from other pages. By editing pages, you'll get the hang of wiki formatting.

Templates[edit | edit source]

Templates are snippets of code that you can add to a page. They automatically link the page to an appropriate category (Archives, Games) in addition to a category named after the game (Persona 3, Persona 4).
While editing, you can change the box color and various info such as size, location, format and contents.
You can even provide an external image link for the thumbnail.
Pages created using the templates automatically shorten the display name to any characters following the last slash (but only when viewing the page). See Persona_5/data.cpk/model/character for an example.

Creating a Page[edit | edit source]

Type the name of the page you would like to create in the URL, replacing the name of the current page.
When asked, since the page doesn't exist yet, choose "create this page."

Creating a Page for a Game[edit | edit source]

A Game page should be about any Persona or Shin Megami Tensei title that has modding utilities.
Add &preload=Template:Game/Preload to the end of your URL once you are creating the page.
This will load a template for you to fill out.

Creating a Page for a Game Archive[edit | edit source]

An Archive page should be about a game file that contains other files.
Please name this page following the canonical path to the file, including the game name.
Example: Persona 4/DATA.CVM for the DATA.CVM file, since it's on the root of Persona 4's disc.
Pages for files inside DATA.CVM would look like Persona 4/DATA.CVM/FIELD/PACK and so on.

Also, when creating a page, add &preload=Template:Archive/Preload to the end of the URL.
This will load a template for you to fill out.

Creating a Page for a Game File[edit | edit source]

A File page should be about a game file that does not contains other files.
Please name this page following the canonical path to the file, including the game name.
Example: Persona 4 Golden/data00xx.bin for the Persona 4 Golden save file, since it is a standalone file (not a format). In this case, it's not contained within any archive.

Also, when creating a page, add &preload=Template:File/Preload to the end of the URL.
This will load a template for you to fill out.

Creating a Page for a Game Directory[edit | edit source]

A Directory page should be about a folder in the game's data that contains other files.
Please name this page following the canonical path to the file, including the game name.
Example: Persona_4/DATA.CVM/FIELD/PACK for the PACK directory.

Also, when creating a page, add &preload=Template:Directory/Preload to the end of the URL.
This will load a template for you to fill out.

Creating a Page for a Mod or Tool[edit | edit source]

A Mod page should describe a change made to a game (example),
and a Tool page should explain the features of a program that helps create mods (example).
Like the above page types, categories exist for each to make editing a breeze:
&preload=Template:Mod/Preload and
&preload=Template:Tool/Preload

Naming Scheme[edit | edit source]

When possible, try to match the capitalization of files and directories as they are found in the game's data.
Also include the full filepath in the page's name, even if it's long. When linking to pages from other pages, you can shorten the link by placing | between the full page name and your preferred shortened link name.
Example: [[Persona 4/DATA.CVM|DATA.CVM]] will show up as DATA.CVM but link to Persona 4/DATA.CVM.