Uploads tutorial

#1. Post Posted: 11-03-2018, 06:40 PM
Tutorial out-dated, so i spoiler it until time comes for to be updated and posible transfered to new location.
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I made little tutorial to help less expirienced memers to properly upload games .
(in this tutorial, i will use ISO of  Final Fantasy Tactics (FFT) as example)


1. It is recommend to first compress game with 7-zip , less time needed  to upload and download for future users .
2. Upload game to host (Mega for example) , make sure upload is not password protected and that is not set to private. You can change upload name to confuse witch hunters , for example instead "Final Fantasy Tactic" , name upload something completely harmless , like "pictures of nature" .Once done, copy link of game (you will be told where to paste it later in tutorial).
3. Go to our download section, select coresponding section and sub section (for FFT , go Sony Playstation series /Playstation (PSX) ISOs ,then click on SUBMIT icon: 

[Image: Eg6C_WSksJt-g358fbegShctzGLxHD-_Sw1rvTtA...26-h935-no]

4. In SUBMIT section enter all requested info , example: 

[Image: OScFIJIvJXtppNxj4_RaqaPt4lBvLZ6wR1UIvBPf...26-h935-no]

GAME NAME(GAME REGION)-use proper game name and region tag .

GAME DESCRIPTION-usually Wikipedia  copy and pasted game info is enough, just filter some out of place things , like numbers  [19] all over place there . Gameplay video is welcomed but not necessary. Personal game notes and tips are also welcomed. 

GAME CATEGORY/SUBCATEGORY-already set if you chose correctly so far.Otherwise set it manually to match game you upload .

Download URL - here you you paste that link i told you to copy (under 2.) , look on image to see example .
You can also put additional URL links if files are split , or if there is multiple ISOs under URL2 , URL3 etc.

TAGS- select appropriate tags .In this case , Strategy and RPG .

VERSION- lots of games have more that one version( v1.1 for example ) ,if you know exactly what version you upload , write it , otherwise leave empty .

BOX ART- find original box art of game on net and link its location here .Example , for FFT , google Final Fantasy Tactics PAL  box art.

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EDIT :
may as well explain what  exactly DIRECT link means , and post answer how to properly post Box Art as well ...

 DONT  post link to PAGE to where box art is , post direct link to IMAGE  , so in this case of this Box Art :


https://goo.gl/images/mDRvTQ


DONT post this , this is link to page where image is :

Code:
https:oo.gl/images/mDRvTQ


because you end with this :

[Image: mDRvTQ]


post direct link , go to that page ,right  click on image and select "copy image location" , NOT "copy link location" , paste it in "insert an image" and  it will look like this :

Code:
[img]http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/l/155703-star-trek-conquest-playstation-2-front-cover.jpg[/img]



That is DIRECT link (in this case to Box Art) BIG difference !

and here is result :

[Image: 155703-star-trek-conquest-playstation-2-front-cover.jpg]


All set ? 

Click SUBMIT and you are done , thank you for contributing to.Retro Zone !



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#2. Post Posted: 11-03-2018, 08:25 PM
Note to uploaders, you MUST put direct link to images, otherwise the game's box art doesn't appear!
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#3. Post Posted: 11-04-2018, 08:29 AM
Thank you SasaPinjic. Is helpful in finding my way with a new layout. Screenshot reg. boxart is helpful. Hopefully on my next upload I can get the image to appear unlike the last one I tried.

Will there be a spot where we can add screenshots? I normally like to try to make things complete.

Now I need to find the suggestion box to ask to be able to edit my own uploads. I proved I was trustworthy at TIZ and I would never try to nuke this place.

Got off topic, sorry.

Thanks again for the tut.

Big Grin
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#4. Post Posted: 11-04-2018, 08:42 AM
Yeah, screenshots wuld be nice to have ,as for EDIT function , it is in  "to be fixed" list.
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#5. Post Posted: 11-04-2018, 09:47 AM
Followed example regarding box art link and is not working for me. Still confused.
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#6. Post Posted: 11-04-2018, 11:05 AM
(11-04-2018, 08:42 AM)SasaPinjic Wrote: Yeah, screenshots wuld be nice to have ,as for EDIT function , it is in  "to be fixed" list.
I think atm we are able to add some urls links to some screenshots inside the descripción box when submitting, as far as i know it works well, although idk if theres a "size/number screenshot" limit, Devs haven't posted a thing regarding that matter, but I'm sure they're working on it, there's still too much work ahead so no worries.
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#7. Post Posted: 11-04-2018, 11:25 AM
When u submit pics or a gif use the H/W option set it to like 300x300 and it might fix your pictures, sorry I should have saved the links before dicking with it lol
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#8. Post Posted: 11-04-2018, 12:12 PM
(11-04-2018, 09:47 AM)Randummy1 Wrote: Followed example regarding box art link and is not working for me. Still confused.
Try this .
Test post box art  in forums before uploading .
Find box art , copy link , Go to any post on forum , click new replay, then post image and click prewiew (no need to post replay) . If box art is shown fine here , it will work in downloads to.
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#9. Post Posted: 11-04-2018, 12:24 PM
(11-04-2018, 12:12 PM)SasaPinjic Wrote:
(11-04-2018, 09:47 AM)Randummy1 Wrote: Followed example regarding box art link and is not working for me. Still confused.
Try this .
Test post box art  in forums before uploading .
Find box art , copy link , Go to any post on forum , click new replay, then post image and click prewiew (no need to post replay) . If box art is shown fine here , it will work in downloads to.
Thanks Brother, they show up fine in Google url box. Not sure why not here.

Will try Star Trek Conquest boxart again. One of my uploads that didn't like my pic. Wink

No dice. This is what I got.


https://goo.gl/images/mDRvTQ


This is what I typed in Google.

star Trek conquest ps2 box art

Image I got from the very first listing and then clicked on the share button to get link.

I know I'm missing something like when you can't find your car keys and they are right in front of you and they are saying " Look at me, stupid. " Lol

Thanks for your help.

Was much easier when all I had to do was upload image from my computer.

Don't know why the pic don't work. Kind of makes me wonder if the game link is correct. Could someone please download Star Trek Conquest to verify I did this right?

Thanks.
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#10. Post Posted: 11-04-2018, 01:37 PM
Tutorial out-dated,will update first chance i get.
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