Help:Templates

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Templates are special pages which reduce the need for writing the same thing multiple times. For general information on creating and using templates, see Meta-Wiki's page on templates. This page will list and explain the templates available on this wiki. Full information on a given template can be found on its talk page.

One important feature of templates is their ability to take arguments. A template with no arguments is called as

{{template name}}

Note that the "Template:" part of the name is left out. To send arguments, one writes

{{template name|argument1=value1|argument2=Some other value}}
Template:Clear
Makes sure that the following text will not overlap any floats.
Template:Tl
Displays the name of a template as a link to that template.
Template:Stub
Put at the bottom of a page to mark it as lacking in content. The page will be put into Category:Stubs.
Template:Moreinfo wikipedia
Makes a link to wikipedia to the page specified by the page variable given to the template.

Type of Page Templates

These go at the top of every page of a certain type to provide a common look and categories as well as providing some basic information relating to the subject of the page.

Template:Rommap
Should be at the top of every ROM map. Takes the argument game, which should be a wiki-link to the game which the page is a ROM map for.
Template:Rammap
Should be at the top of every RAM map. Takes the argument game, which should be a wiki-link to the game which the page is a RAM map for.
Template:Infobox table
Should be at the top of all pages documenting data tables. Takes many arguments, which are described on its talk page.
Template:Infobox utility
Should be at the top of all pages documenting ROM hacking utilities. Takes many arguments, which are described on its talk page.
Template:Infobox hack
Should be at the top of all pages documenting ROM hacks. Takes many arguments, which are described on its talk page.

Game Page Templates

These are specialized type of page templates for game pages of different gaming systems. They contain information specific to the system like the mapper number for NES.

Template:INES
Should be at the top of all pages documenting NES games. Takes many arguments, which are described on its talk page.
Template:SNES
Should be at the top of all pages documenting SNES games. Takes many arguments, which are described on its talk page.
Template:Genesis
Should be at the top of all pages documenting Genesis games. Takes many arguments, which are described on its talk page.
Template:GBA
Should be at the top of all pages documenting GBA games. Takes many arguments, which are described on its talk page.
Template:GB
Should be at the top of all pages documenting GB games. Takes many arguments, which are described on its talk page.