Template:Non-free use rationale video game screenshot

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Description

Screenshot showing [type of image] [Game title or Page Link] (for the [system])

Source

[determined by type - Emulator or Box Art Photo]

Article

Page Name

Portion used

[determined by type - Single screenshot or Box Art Photo]

Low resolution?

[determined by hires=yes]

Purpose of use

[purpose]

Replaceable?

No free equivalent of this image exists. Other non-free images can be easily provided.

Other information

This image does not allow users to make illegal copies of the software, and does not diminish the copyright holder's ability to market the software.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of Page Name//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Non-free_use_rationale_video_game_screenshot

Use of this template[edit]

{{subst:Video game screenshot rationale|Page|subst=subst:}}

This template must be substituted in the manner described above. For this to work properly, the final subst=subst: parameter MUST be provided in order to prevent the template code from spamming itself into the target page. This template uses ParserFuncs, so make sure you include "subst=subst:" in the subst call. This requirement is due to a MediaWiki limitation. (Thanks to Patrick for clarifying this!)

Optional parameters[edit]

  • title=The title of the game or program, if different from the Page link
  • system=The system to which the image applies (Atari 2600, Commodore 64, et al)
  • source=The source of the image (website URL, magazine, etc.) - if not specified, the "type" parameter will indicate a default source or description of the image.
  • copyright=The name of the original copyright holder of the image. This information is added to the Source field. You may include a wikilink in this parameter if appropriate.
  • type=One of the following:
    • gameplay: Typical gameplay screenshot ("typical gameplay of")
    • title: Title screen art ("the title screen of")
    • port: Graphics from a port of the game ("a port of")
    • boxart: Box art ("the box art of")
    • logo: Online logo art ("logo art of")
    • character: Art of a character in the game ("a character in")
    • (default/other): Generic graphics ("graphics from")
  • purpose=One of the following:
    • compare: "To compare this game or program to other similar games and programs"
    • platform: "To show an example of software on a given platform"
    • genre: "To show an example of software in a given genre"
    • series: "To show an example of software within a series"
    • example: (generic) "To show an example of software relevant to the article"
    • (default/other): "To identify and illustrate the game or program in its own article or a closely related article"
  • hires=yes/no: Specify to indicate the image is high-resolution. By default, the template will indicate that the image size is reduced.
    • If yes: "No: Image is high-resolution"
    • If no or omitted: "Yes: Screen size is reduced, though pixel-for-pixel resolution is preserved."

Example[edit]

{{subst:Video game screenshot rationale|Pong|title=PONG|system=Atari 2600|copyright=[[Atari]]|type=port|purpose=compare|hires=yes|subst=subst:}}

This yields:

Non-free media information and use rationale for Pong
Description

Screenshot showing a port of PONG for the Atari 2600

Source

Video-game or computer emulator (Original copyright holder: Atari)

Article

Pong

Portion used

Single screenshot

Low resolution?

No: Image is high-resolution

Purpose of use

To compare this game or program to other similar games and programs

Replaceable?

No free equivalent of this image exists. Other non-free images can be easily provided.

Other information

This image does not allow users to make illegal copies of the software, and does not diminish the copyright holder's ability to market the software.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of Pong//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Non-free_use_rationale_video_game_screenshot

See also[edit]