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proposed update along with redirection of 'prototype' to the list


Per bilka, Prototype used to go to the page that is now PrototypeBase -- and so folks who have used that for a long time will expect that relationship.

On the other hand, I believe that the full list of prototypes is vastly more valuable to most users, and makes a lot more sense as the target of the redirect.

To make that transition, but ease the pain of older users while they get used to it, I propose altering the text of the list page as follows, as well as updating the redirect (or just making the Prototype page the content of) the current Prototype_definitions page.


This is an attempt to emulate the upstream mediawiki Template:Did you mean box

Using that, which has a parameter for the destination page, highly advised. :)

In any case this is intended to be displayed on the Prototype_definitions page, so that people who expect Prototype to show up here at PrototypeBase get pointed in the right direction.

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This is a list of all available prototype types in the game. Each point lists the link to the prototype page which is named after the class in the code, and the string that is used as the type name. Prototypes that have the type name <abstract> cannot be directly created, they simple exist as classes that multiple prototypes can inherit properties from. This list is updated to 0.17. All existing prototype pages are for 0.17. Pages with the Types/ prefix are not guaranteed to be up to date.

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Prototype previously redirected to PrototypeBase, the abstract base for all prototypes.

General info for prototype creation:

  • Prototype objects are specified in the data phase: [1]
  • Only the properties listed on the page of a prototype, and the properties the prototype inherits, are recognized by the game. Any additional code will be discarded at the end of the data phase.

Slippycheeze (talk) 16:01, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

For now I have changed the redirect without adding the box. As you say, prototype definitions is the entry point the prototype documentation, not the prototype base page which doesn't link to any other prototypes. -- Bilka (talk) - Admin 15:24, 5 August 2019 (UTC)