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Mainframe98 Mainframe98 28 days ago
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Portable Infoboxes - See the Progress!

Wikia moves to new Infoboxes, called Portable Infoboxes. In short, these infoboxes use a much easier system with XML tags which can be customised by using css, and are fully compatible with mobile devices.

I have been working on rewriting both the templates and CSS for the infoboxes to make sure we can make the change as quick and painless as possible. On my sandbox I have added a section where examples of these new infoboxes are visible. For reference they also have been included at the end of this blog.

While the switch can be made without too much changes on the individual articles, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The align parameter has been deprecated.
  • The website parameter now requires complete input, something like
  • 1 Read More
    • 1.1 Help Pages
    • 1.2 Blogs/Threads on Community Central
  • 2 Examples

A lot of documentation is available, both here on the help pages as in blogs and threads on Community Central, and on the Infobox wiki.

  • Help:PortableInfoboxes
    • Help:PortableInfoboxes/CSS
    • Help:Portabl…
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Solarmech Solarmech 9 December 2019
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New BioShock Game Announced!

Well, it's finally happened a new BioShock game is in production. The Full announcement from 2K

2K Announces Newly-Formed Studio – Cloud Chamber™ – Developing Next Iteration in Acclaimed BioShock® Franchise

Studio to establish team across two locations: Novato, Calif. and Montréal, Québec

New York, NY – December 9, 2019 – 2K today announced the founding of Cloud Chamber™, the newest, wholly owned game development studio under the Company’s publishing label. A collective of storytellers eager to push the frontlines of interactive entertainment by making unique, entertaining and thoughtful experiences that engage the world, Cloud Chamber will build its team at two locations: 2K’s San Francisco Bay Area headquarters in Novato, Calif., as well as in Montréal, Québec, which marks the first-ever Canadian office for a 2K studio. In addition, 2K announced that Cloud Chamber has started to work on the next iteration of the globally acclaimed BioShock® franchise, which will be in development for t…

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Mainframe98 Mainframe98 16 February 2019
5

Fixing Template:Games

As you might've seen, has been broken for quite a while now, working not quite right. Its main issues are its, now awkward, placement, the tendency to cover content that resulted from the move and the fact that it would mostly show an empty square with no icons in it.

Luckily for us, the handy folks over at the Fandom Developers Wiki have a replacement for us. Using the EraIcons script, we can now place the icons where they originally were. I've created a demo at Template:Games/replacement, which you can see in action on BioShock Wiki:Sandbox. The icon in the top right, above the edit button, is the icon added by the new template. The one within the box in the article is our current solution. Stupidly enough functions fine on that page, so for a malfunctioning version see, Rapture.


  • The maintenance load is much, much lower as the current solution is unmaintainable. The original author/importer is no longer active here and nobody here actually knows how the JavaScript powering the templ…

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Solarmech Solarmech 23 February 2017
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Irrational Games announces new studio name.

Well, after so long being know as "Formerly Irrational Games", we know now the new name for the company. Ghost Story Games. The old Irrational web site still exists, but a new site is now up at: Ghost Story Games. Some stuff there but nothing on the new game yet. I don't know if they are going to pull the old site or not, so if there is anything you want from it, get it now. sm

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Unownshipper Unownshipper 21 September 2016
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A Serious Consideration

Friends, Rapturians, contributors, lend me your ears. I've been seriously considering a potentially large change that will impact the BioShock Wiki and I need your input.


All Wikis have optional features that impact the user experience including enabling/disabling things like polls, blogs, forums, etc. One of these Features is called "Require All Contributors to Log In;" it's exactly what it sounds like:

Do you want all contributors on your wikia to be logged in? When this feature is enabled, no anonymous visitors will be allowed to edit pages or participate in comments, Forum or Message Wall without logging in. Anyone can still create a Wikia account to join your community!

I've seen many Wikis that have this Feature turned on, the question is do we want to count ourselves among them? Recent events have prompted me to say "yes," but this is not a dictatorship and I don't want it to be. Please, please, PLEASE share your thoughts, feelings, and concerns regarding this proposed change below. S…


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Unownshipper Unownshipper 29 June 2016
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BioShock to Receive "Remastered" Makeover

"Good news, Mister or Missus citizen Rapture!"

Ten years is a long time, nonetheless BioShock remains a thrilling, thoughtful, and beautiful game. Still, time marches on and technology improves, and while the city of Rapture may deteriorate, it's about to become even more gorgeous.

BioShock The Collection has been announced. What does this mean? It appears that BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite will be enhanced and remastered for current platforms! So far only hints from 2K, the BioShock Twitter page, and a few screenshots have been released, but an official announcement is expected. Is this all a hoax? A vicious rumor drummed up by the Parasites? Hopefully we'll know soon enough. Stay tuned for more updates!

"Yes, we thought you'd like the sound of that!"


http://www.pcgamer.com/bioshock-the-collection-page-appears-on-2ks-website/?utm_content=bufferf4e78&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamer

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Rapture Historian Rapture Historian 25 April 2016
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Fake copies of Breaking the Mold BioShock Art Book

Counterfeit copies of the Breaking the Mold artbook have been spotted on eBay - this is a public service announcement from Rapture.

Someone out there is making a nice profit by misrepresenting and illegally selling fake copies of Breaking the Mold.

It kills me that fans may have bought these copies without knowing it, and unfortunately there's no way to warn people on eBay.

If this info can be spread, and linked as a warning on the Breaking the Mold page, it would be appreciated, to help warn our fan community.


The first seller is 555canada and the second seller is playcanada.

The first auction shows 6 sold for $49.99 with 1 more available, and who knows how many more have been sold already.

The second auction from a different seller has the SAME photos and shows 1 sold for $49.99 with 1 more available.

Both sellers live in Calgary, Alberta, so they're undoubtedly the same person. Remember, the auctions use the same photos!

Here's what their auctions look like on April 25, 2016:



And here's the…




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Unownshipper Unownshipper 15 April 2016
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BioShock Bingo

April can be a stressful time for many, especially here in America. Tax season, end of semester exams, the weather is still completely nuts, etc. We could all use a momentary distraction... how about a game of Bingo? The classic game of chance was invented in 1929 and certainly would have been played in Rapture. With that in mind, I present...

BIOSHOCK BINGO!


We've all completed BioShock, but maybe we've made two or more save files on different levels. So load up the game, or start from the beginning, and fill out the card every time you see, hear, or encounter something on the card.

Single Player Mode:

Time yourself. How long does it take you to get 5 in a row? How long until can you fill out all the spaces?

Single Player Mode:

The standard game. (Coming Soon)


Group Participation

One card is nice, but you really can't play without more than one. Help me come up with more things to put in the boxes and I'll make more cards. If you come up with some different observations, put them in the commen…



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Mainframe98 Mainframe98 1 April 2016
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Botflag for MainframeBot

You may have seen my bot MainframeBot editing several file pages in quick succession. I'm using AutoWikiBrowser to achieve this. It makes replacing categories, adding templates etc much easier. It does flood Special:Recentchanges and Special:WikiActivity however. By getting a bot flag, edits by an account flagged as a bot are hidden from the aforementioned special pages. A bot flag has to be requested from staff and usually requires community consensus. The question thus is:
Does the BioShock Wiki community agree with MainframeBot obtaining a bot flag?

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Unownshipper Unownshipper 3 February 2016
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BioShock Wiki Adminship Update

One might describe the future of the BioShock series as similar to the fate of Rapture: murky at best. What is certain is that this Wikia will carry on. Everyday it feels like we learn a little more about the development and creation of this series as Ken Levine or other developers slowly reveal more insight. Additionally, the fandom only seems to increase as the franchise ages like fine wine. Bearing this in mind, what this site needs is the right people in a position to maintain and enhance it so that it remains in pristine condition for all who come here.


So, it is with great pleasure that I announce that Mainframe98's Request for User Rights has been approved. With this upgrade, he joins Willbachbakal, myself, and our fellow senior editors in the ranks of Administrators for the Wikia. Together, we will ensure that the site continues to be aesthetically pleasing, easily navigable, and conducive to an active and supportive community. I hope that you all will join me in offering him a hard…

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