vgm.wiki by hcs at 2:45 AM EDT on September 27, 2018
I just bought vgm.wiki, anyone interested in standing something up there?

edited 2:48 AM EDT September 27, 2018
by AnonRunzes at 5:45 AM EDT on September 27, 2018
what kind of content is that wiki going to be though?
by hcs at 6:59 PM EDT on September 27, 2018
Anything! There's been discussion over the years about a repository for technical writeups, like the Multimedia Wiki. It could be used to publish tracklists for renames, perhaps. And I think it'd be a nice dumping ground for ripping instructions for particular games or engines.

But I don't have any intention of setting it up myself. I can provide the hosting and the domain, but if no-one expresses any interest I'll just let it expire.

edited 6:59 PM EDT September 27, 2018
by AnonRunzes at 8:12 PM EDT on September 27, 2018
heh
by Missingno_force at 9:29 PM EDT on September 28, 2018
This sounds like a neat idea, could probably be a good way to get all the interesting info pulled out of the depths of the source of vgmstream, vgmtrans and vgmtoolbox.
by icecream at 6:56 PM EDT on October 3, 2018
What if we used the site to advance the wiki idea for the VGM instrument sourcing project? This idea was tossed around for a bit way back when, and the only reason it fell flat was that no one wanted to host it (not sure about others but I distinctly recall strongly opposing using Wikia). As it stands, with no website, people instead started using Google Spreadsheets, and I hope, later rather than never, we can put down our findings on a formal document like it was originally intended. Of course, that was years ago, and the spreadsheet method eventually became the dominant method of documentation, and admittedly this is only a small subset of the forum (not to mention that, if I recall correctly, most of the other attempts to get VGM resources on a website fell flat, due to lack of either awareness or motivation), but I figured I could throw that idea back out there.
by ArcticJaguar725 at 4:27 AM EDT on October 4, 2018
I would personally love to see this come to fruition. It would be great to see some proper, organized documentation of many of the streamed formats (especially the more obscure ones) rather than relying on the vgmstream source for everything. Heck, the site would similarly be a great place for sequenced music to be documented as well. Of course, setting up the site and getting it up to speed would be a bit of an arduous task, but I think the end result would be worth it in the end.
by abuse of circ at 4:57 AM EDT on October 4, 2018
The above suggestions are good, and the desire to contribute is clearly there. The real problem is finding someone genuinely (and sanely) invested in setting up and maintaining the wiki itself, which can be an arduous and frequently underappreciated task, I kind of doubt this topic alone will be enough to attract a person willing to do it. It might require seeking out and soliciting potentially interested individuals.

Some of the documentation of formats and tools would fit right on the VGMPF wiki, but it isn't exactly a robust and user-friendly site. It's pretty much a hobbyist free-for-all.
by Basillica at 2:26 AM EDT on October 5, 2018
Maybe if we could get some help from the people who run tcrf.net, but they probably have enough on their hands as-is.
by 1337haXXor at 11:32 PM EST on November 5, 2018
My knowledge of ripping is moderate, lacking the heavier skills about the more obscure formats, but I'd love to help if there was a wiki! I'm a former Bureaucrat of one of the biggest gaming wikias, so thought it's been a bit, I definitely have lots of experience with that aspect. I also have a lot of time I'd be willing to dedicate to such a project. I have basic coding experience, but probably wouldn't be suited to the wiki setup as much the maintenance.

Anyway, just wanted to throw that out there, not sure if this is still a possibility, but like others, I think it would be amazing to have a centralized resource for information on ripping, formats, unique cases, and more, as opposed to my current favorite link of all time: https://hcs64.com/mboard/forum.php?searchmode


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