Welcome to the Gameboy Development Wiki.
Editing actually works
As of 2/27-2010, editing actually works, and you will no longer get those pesky "mangled edit token" errors. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, it took me a while to figure it out.
A few articles up
There a couple of articles up on the Wiki. To follow the process, check out Special:Allpages. If you want to contribute, you need to register an account. (See below) For an introduction to the MediaWiki platform, please see these articles: Starting a new page and How to edit a page.
What goes into the wiki?
- Technical documents that exist as text documents should be converted to Wiki formatted pages.
- Emulators, debuggers, compilers and other tools should have their own page with a short description. If applicable, screenshots and other useful information should exist on the same page.
- Hardware information, such as schematics, pinouts and other information. One problem here is that I have a limited space so, adding too many images will make me run out of space. Using free image hosts is not a good option either, since they will sooner or later expire, and thus it is counter-productive to the mission of this Wiki.
Games- This is not a game database, alas no (commercial) games should be added. If information about a game is added, there should be a good reason. A couple of possible exceptions: Pocket Music, Gameboy Camera, documentation of games that are using interestig programming techniques.
- I officially support the idea of adding information about Gameboy music and related software here. However, this Wiki should be more of a technical database, not a general chiptune Wiki. So no artist bios and the like here. The 8bitcollective Wiki is better suited for such articles.
What about the structure?
Here are some suggestions of categories/article series:
- Gameboy models (Where each model has a page with information, release year, model number, quirks etc)
- Music software
- Other homebrew
- Development tools
- CPU and I/O reference
- Peripheral devices, both official ones (Such as the Gameboy Printer) and homebrew devices (Like FirestARTer's MIDI converter) Where applicable and possible, such articles should contain some information on how to interface the peripheral.
I expect most information added to this Wiki to be implicitely or explicitely in the public domain, or being an original creation for the Wiki. But nevertheless, I want all information to have a source. (Even if that source is yourself) This is not only a copyright issue, but I aso want all information to be traceable. However, if in doubt whether to add a certain piece of information, ask me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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