When performing a Keyword Search, you don't have to type the full name; just type a few words (if that's all you can remember) and click the magnifying glass to display all partial matches.
Just because an entry already exists in the database doesn't mean you can't snag some contribution points for it. :-) Many entries still don't have screenshots, trivia, box covers, or developer credits. Go to any of these entries and click "contribute" to get started.
Bored and having nothing to do? Click the Random Game
link located under User Actions in the top left frame to waste some time, this just might bring you back to games you've long forgotten. -- Corn Popper
Most attributes have a description of what they mean. So the next time you look quizzically at "CGA (Tweaked)
ahead and click on it to learn what it means.
Don't like a description we have on file for a game or feel that you can add more to it? Revise it! From the game's page just click the "edit description" link at the end of the description and you'll be able to revise the description and get credit for it. (Just make sure to keep it objective!)
Having trouble capturing screenshots for MobyGames? We've written an extensive answer to that problem in the MobyGames FAQ
If one of our cover scans stinks, feel free to replace it! Just because we have a cover scan on file doesn't mean it's decent; if you feel you can submit a significantly better one, go right ahead.
Creating a user account allows you to contribute to the database and get a warm fuzzy feeling at the same time. :-) If you haven't already done so, click on "Create New Account" on the left-hand column to get started. You've got nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
Early games had such simple graphics that screenshots were not effective in marketing the game, so conceptual
illustrations were used instead. For an example of this, take a look at boxes from
compare them to their screenshots. (This is not to say that Funtastic and IBM games aren't fun--they are--we're just
using them as an example.)
When scanning a disc it is preferred that the background be white. Place the disc on the glass and then place a blank piece of white paper over the disc. If you scan a lot, then tape the paper to inside of the scanner's lid.