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TeX Plugin

Hi Bram, wondering if you have come across a plugin which enables LaTeX markup language within the code? It would make Resists page much prettier as it the server will generate the images for the page using our css files. Also I have a feeling its already in the Mediawiki release just needs enabling... δφ (delphi) 20:08, 31 July 2008 (BST)

Image Hotspots

Hey bram do you think it would be possible to do image hotspots within the wiki? Also another idea I had for a wiki extension, would be to have a list of people in a group - for example the admins/sysops, which when this page is edited (of course it would be protected) would send the same message to everyones talk page - do you think this would be possible? --δρDelphi (t)(c) 19:55, 5 May 2008 (BST)

here is a link to the basics of image mapping (or hotspotting) - I was wondering if we could extend it so that we could include jquery within the plugin so we could have images pop up when hovering over an image of a dungeon or sector - related to what is there? --δρDelphi (t)(c) 20:24, 5 May 2008 (BST)
Looks fantastic! I'll try and sort out a proper page for it today then we need to feature it on the front page! Then.... we need to do individual sectors and the stuff in each sector.... δρDelphi (t)(c) 10:45, 17 May 2008 (BST)


Your more than welcome too, I dont know java so wasnt going to go around cutting sections out! δρDelphi (t)(c) 20:23, 12 May 2008 (BST)


Hey Bram, here I was at work reading up about the server still being down, and people complaining about the lack of events being run within the neocron world for newer players and I thought, hmmm dont we (Pheonix) have a huge surplus of rare weaponry? Maybe what we could come up with is some kind of smaller event for low level players sponsored by Neocron Wiki, which we run ingame for the newer players (limit on the skill ranking of the character - If a vet wants to enter then they are still limited by the level cap!). δρDelphi (t)(c) 13:48, 28 May 2008 (BST)

Orig Auth

I have sorted the issue with the {{Orig_auth}} template - the url argument is now optional δρDelphi (t)(c) 13:08, 29 May 2008 (BST)

Quick thought about "Places of Interest"

Would it be possible to get an invisible category to the place when we use the places of interest tag within the maps? Im just thinking a nice page of all of the places of interest within the neocron would be a nice page to link people too when they are new and looking for adventure. Also dont know if you noticed the image Carnage posted on the forums of the old CS, but it might be worth talking to KK to see if we could get a package of all those images to use on the wiki/itemdb.... δρDelphi (t)(c) 13:48, 6 June 2008 (BST)

After a quick search this is the only reference I can find about removing categories, we might need to either make it an API call so we get
or wait for the new version of MediaWiki to be released with support for individual page CSS (although that could be a pain to maintain) δρDelphi (t)(c) 14:09, 6 June 2008 (BST)

Item DB updates

Something missing or wrong with the Item DB...

Please insert Item DB updates below here at the end

Hi, the genotoxic suits in the database are incomplete, the one with str 80 requirement is also only PE. (I noticed it when i went through all that trouble to get one, when it turned out my tank will never be able to use it..., welcome to neocron ey ;)) --Biglines 10:11, 11 June 2008 (BST)

Hi, thanks for the update, but you do know you miss the 3 other genotoxic suits in the db right? there's 3 for PE, and 2 for spy --Biglines 10:56, 11 June 2008 (BST)

Need the stats of them, before I can add them. --Brammers 16:52, 14 June 2008 (BST)

Hi, I don't know how to reach you, so I will try it here. It's cause of the Item DB :) In the TG Hacknet Database are two items. The Special Raygun Cannon with Requirements STR: 115 Faction: Twilight Guardian H-C 122 T-C 89 and the Ryker "Vulcano" Grenade Launcher. The Raygun Cannon is not in the list. Thx -- Wolver    talk 15:54, 14 June 2008 (BST)

Updated --Brammers 16:52, 14 June 2008 (BST)

Thanks and I will remind the wiki tip :D But I need to annoy you again, cause the Grenade Launcher is only named Ryker now and the icon is a Rocket Launcher. But nice work with the Interface -- Wolver    talk 14:50, 16 June 2008 (BST)

Hey brammers, pretty much all the vehicle keys are messed up, componentwise, havent got a resser tho so cant be sure --Biglines 18:01, 17 June 2008 (BST)

well, at least the doy gliders are all componentwise different, there's a lot more required, I used to buy parts, but the resser gave me a bp that said i needed a lot of different and more parts, im not a resser so I can't check, and if your bps are from old patches maybe they are wrong? or his might be wrong I suppose... --Biglines 11:28, 19 June 2008 (BST)

Template Fix

The {{nft}} template was designed to allow more than one template to be placed with a mission without ending up with a series of thumbs going down the page. I did this, I think, by removing the float on the image. I dont think there is anything wrong with your fix, so make it live if you want! δρDelphi (t)(c) 13:12, 11 June 2008 (BST)

Another template fix

I have had a good look for the culprit and I cant seem to find it, there looks to be a div issue or maybe a span issue within the {{Documentation}} template, it seems to work one minute and not the next... If you get a chance to check my code I would really appreciate it :) δρDelphi (t)(c) 00:55, 13 June 2008 (BST)

See {{Clan}} to see what I mean, on some pages like {{Deletion}} it is working fine, and on others not....


Hi Brammers, is it possible to get some kind of vendors list either in the itemDB or on the wiki? like in the style of Chez Sypher, but if possible also able to search them (now item database stuff isnt searchable with the wiki search, is it possible to add that?)

I mean, this is something that could be especially usefull, since the itemdb show stats, but not where to get them --Biglines 13:41, 19 June 2008 (BST)

Is there a namespace kind of thing or category I should work with if I start making pages about smugglers? make a page for every smuggler, or put all smugglers on one page, or one kind of shop and then the different locations/variations as headings? --Biglines 14:36, 19 June 2008 (BST)

I was thinking about making a subpage for each type of salesNPC inside the shop, for example Archer & Wesson/Low Tech Ammo and then on the Archer & Wesson make a list of locations with the vendors linked there --Biglines 15:48, 19 June 2008 (BST)

TY for the praise ;) It will be slow going though, because I don't know all the locations, and sorting out the item ids is a real pain in the ass, but User:Reaction has already offered to help out a bit with the in-city vendors, and most of the smugglers use the same inventory with some additions I believe, so this should work out fine, mostly checking then. Maybe some announcement for people willing to help out making lists of the item ids of different vendors? --Biglines 01:44, 20 June 2008 (BST)

The link_icon comand

Oh no, your awaiting my thoughts? hehehe.... Well I am happy to have the size attribute in the command, I dont forsee any issues with it, people will just have to learn the new command - although I would recommed pre warning Biglines, so he can be prepared and maybe even change all his current pages to fit the new scheme. I agree that bringing the command in line by merging the two will lower the resources and make the command easier to use. So all in all go for it!

On a side note, I am not particularly active in anything at the moment as I am working towards my transfer viva, and writing my report and presentation. Once that is over I will look to dedicate some serious time to the wiki, especially as the monthly charge will be lower for NC so might even look at reactivating ;) Just so you guys dont think I have abandoned the site! δρDelphi (t)(c) 08:31, 21 June 2008 (BST)

So how do i do the vendor pages now? --Biglines 19:05, 21 June 2008 (BST)

My THN account

All seems to be well with my account. I've had no problems browsing and posting on the forums. My rares db is completely intact too. Should anything play up, I shall let you know about it. Great job and thanks once again. --Reaction 14:49, 23 June 2008 (BST)

DoY Tunnels

Hey brammers, could you add icons for a upgoing tunnel entrance, downgoing entrance, and a Wasteland Tunnel entrance? that way it's a bit clearer which ones go up and down and such, ill keep on doing it the same way in the maps, so you can overlay them with icons, because it would be too difficult finding the right positions. --Biglines 14:35, 24 June 2008 (BST)

If you want I can look into making some icons? can they just be overlayed if I make transparent gifs or pngs? --Biglines 15:08, 24 June 2008 (BST)

Item db and thn api

Talk:Rocco's_Seafood it seems there might be a bug? --Biglines 22:57, 25 June 2008 (BST)

Nice work on the itemdb being linked to the wiki as well, now people searching for places to buy shit can just click the vendor pages, very nice, and gives me a new impulse to try to get most vendors up ;) --Biglines 13:00, 28 June 2008 (BST)

Via Rosso

Hi Bram, I left the comment on the page. I was working away last night and added a final comment about the NC1 manual version being "Via Rosso"after i had already voted for the "viarosso" version see [HERE].

Then when i checked back this morning to see (I mark items as patrolled to keep my log clean so i can track which pages i need to check) i noticed the historical version contained the removal of a comment by Delph, the amendment to Bigllines comment removing the link to the NC Page and the removal of the end date for voting, also my vote had been deleted!

This all shows as one amendment under my name!! I'll admit i had a beer last night m8 but no way would i delete other people's comments ever. Highly confused, i changed my login password today. No idea what has happened but i know i did not make that amendment even though the WIKI seems to think i did!

Look [Here] For example, too the right is my amendment to the bottom of the page around 1 this morning and to the left is a host of amendments i was meant to have done at 22.17. I only added my Vote and a baa baa comment as a joke of the following sheep :p --[admin] Logan Ford • (talk) 18:23, 28 June 2008 (BST)

Heya Brammers, J 04 needs an asg_new map icon with an overlay --Biglines 20:16, 30 June 2008 (BST)

Oops sorry to create more work on the THNapi guide :p just thought i should link it to FAQs --[admin] Logan Ford • (talk) 13:16, 7 July 2008 (BST)

itemDB Error?

hey Bram, I have seen an error in the past and thought nothing of it yet i have been getting it more and more lately when viewing pages with a lot of itemdb links for example Smuggler (Psi Equipment) will not always load the images. Instead i get a call rate error? asking me to refresh the page.--[admin] Logan Ford • (talk) 14:00, 8 July 2008 (BST)

  • This is by design, and to do with the cache layer - 50 items is the max that can be loaded from the DB per page in one request. These 50 are then cached, so the next time the page is loaded, the next 50 are loaded (and cached) from the db. If you get this problem again, refresh the page a few times and you'll see those tricky bleeders perish. Unless I'm totally wrong with this, and am talking rot... that wouldn't surprise me, it happens more often than not :p --StevenJ 12:07, 9 July 2008 (BST)
  • nope you are totally right δφ (delphi) 13:02, 9 July 2008 (BST)
  • Thanks StevenJ, Bram left a message to that effect on my talk page. Just wanted to check with you code guru's :) --[admin] Logan Ford • (talk) 13:04, 9 July 2008 (BST)
  • Yeap thats spot on Steve! --Brammers 13:06, 9 July 2008 (BST)
  • Ahh, I thought it was odd that Bram hadn't detected a question with his spidey-sense - sorry!... slow day at work today, terribly bored, want to go home and play NC or something. Be warned, MSN spamming may commence this afternoon... --StevenJ 13:33, 9 July 2008 (BST)