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Current notices

File Upload Bug

Apparently there is a {known bug} which rejects any uploaded file which contains the characters '<?' within the first 1024 character block. Bugzilla indicates that there is a patch for this error, however the VDC appears to be unpatched as yet.

Thanks for the report. We'll look into this. --JeffLane 22:23, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

New standards for mod articles

I didn't know how to run things by you until now, so I went ahead and set some official standards for creating mod articles here, to prevent "noobs" from spamming the wiki with things they'll typically never even finish. ...but it's ultimately your wiki, so let us know if you disagree on this. --MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen) 11:44, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Seems reasonable. ModDB already does an excellent job at this function, and a mod and game database is not really part of the scope of the VDC currently. Documentation specific to a particular mod (how to use its entities, for example) seems more suited to the site. --JeffLane 22:23, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Please unprotect Making a Mod

The protection of Making a Mod has been desputed for six YEARS now, without so much as a comment from Valve. (Read its discussion page.) You could also check what other protected pages are being disputed/needs updating. --MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen) 15:37, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

There are very few pages that we would prefer to remain protected; this is one of them. We wish this particular page to remain as coming from a Valve perspective. If others in the community want to expand the topic from their perspective with additional pages, that is not a problem. Multiple pages can be linked from the appropriate locations and we can add links to this page on request.
If there are requests for unprotection, they can be tagged with a request and found here: Category:Pages to be unprotected --JeffLane 22:32, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Are russian non-localized pages allowed?

It appears (from what I understand) that Kostya won't bother writing unlocalized pages in english because he's not that good at english, and online russian-english translators gives too poor results.

(Quote from my talk page and his russian pages: "otherlangs I didn't make. Here I will write stuff in Russian language, If You wont translate. Me pester. Translators bad, good results I don't get. I will write in Russian")

I think both me and him would like to know if this is allowed.

--MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen) 16:45, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Ideally, the page has a version in Russian with the pagename:ru format, and a version in English with no suffix. From a practical standpoint however, if you're referring to his likely Russian-language mod page, I don't see much of a problem with it co-existing in one page as long as there is an introduction in English. This will not work on other pages, however. --JeffLane 23:53, 10 February 2011 (UTC)


This article needs to be confirmed or denied by a Valve employee. I tried out the console commands, and they don't even seem to exist, but it still might have worked at some point. Rumors say you need Episode 1, and then when Episode 1 was released, suddenly it's Episode 2, and then people tell you that you would need a certain map. This wouldn't be the first time where people got together to promote something that doesn't exist. (You'll see what it looks like in the video: Like a rollermine that creates a vortex.) --MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen) 23:02, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

--I believe the hopwire was only available from the leaked HL2 beta and the 'Missing information' mod based on its content. --Tehrasha 22:47, 14 February 2011 (UTC)