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Tips

Tip #19

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.

Tip #17

If the description of a game is too vague or confusing, try checking the game's Advertising Blurb to see the original advertising copy, sometimes directly from the game's box or website. (Hey, we don't type 'em in for nothin'! ;-)

Tip #27

Entering a game and don't know what to enter in a particular field or checkbox? Aren't sure what the exact system requirements are for a game? Just leave it blank--we'll take care of it. :-)

Tip #22

MobyGames isn't just for commercial games, we also include shareware and freeware games as well. Check out the Commander Keen Series or Popcorn for examples.

Tip #38

Notice anything missing from a entry? Well, MobyGames is a site based on user contributed information and we could use your help in filling the gaps. Some entries are missing technical information, credits, covers, trivia, etc... So if you are able to contribute, make an account and get cracking. MobyGames is all about quality of information and you can help!

Tip #13

What features would you like to see--or improve--at MobyGames? Email to give us your suggestions.

Tip #32

Games that are related, even indirectly, are often grouped together in a Game Group. So check out any Groupings you come across in a game's Rap Sheet -- you may learn something new. For example, check out Cinemaware games. If you notice games that should be added to a group, just go to the group and click the add games link.

Tip #46

You can contribute technical details and platform-specific information to existing entries by entering the Add Game Wizard. Just enter the title of the game already in the database (make sure it's exact!) and you'll be whisked to a special screen where you can contribute platform and technical attributes. Again, make sure the title is exactly the same as the title in the database, otherwise you'll be adding a duplicate entry that we'll have to reject in the interest of keeping the database clean and consistent.

Tip #75

When assigning companies in release info items, make sure to spell the company name correctly. New companies are added every day, but most of them are already listed on the site. When multiple possibilities appear in the dropdown list, look up the differences between the names in the company profile pages. Some companies have separate divisions for developing, publishing, distributing, administration, localization or porting, often depending on the region. This is usually described in the company overview. Also, some names are used for specific timeframes - select the name that fits.

Tip #35

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!)