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Avoid making multiple edits[edit]

Preview is your friend. :) — subtank 17:58, 17 May 2011 (EDT)

Thanks for the tip! :) I'll definitely keep that in mind. :) Xamikaze330

Wouldn't you?...[edit]

Wouldn't you rather edit on a nicer Stargate Wiki where they would appreciate your work? 150.203.222.57 04:10, 18 August 2011 (EDT)

I most certainly would be on that, but as it so happens, must of my work has already been done on stargate.wikia.com [1], and even then, this Stargate Wiki you posted, while it is much nicer, it is not like Halopedia--I don't know how to begin uploading new images to this, not to mention some of the pages here are lacking information. But, when I feel I should help this one out, then maybe I will. Xamikaze330 12:30, 18 August 2011 (EDT)Xamikaze330
Wouldn't you want to be part of this, its pretty obvious that my wiki is going to eclipse the one on wikia soon enough. The bureaucrat on the wikia one doesn't care in the slightest about your efforts to help out and is quite happy to ignore everyone. 150.203.222.57 01:21, 26 August 2011 (EDT)
And so I'm beginning to notice that. I am strongly considering becoming a part of the better Stargate Wiki (stargate-wiki.org). Though some users say my images are a welcome addition, others seem to not really appreciate what I'm doing, all the great images I've been contributing. Things are going to have to change soon. And yes, you are right--Halopedia (halopedian.com) has already easily eclipsed Halo Nation wiki, though I still put some effort into Halo Nation, simply because others have submitted images that are clearly done by myself, but has been changed--I do not like that! Still, the better Stargate Wiki needs the addition of more information, and not just nicer images like mine. --Xamikaze330

(only read the first post but,) What? This sounds like some kind of "employee stealing" attempt. No need to convince backstabbing, it's just a game, lol. Written with two hours of sleep. And don't forget: Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 18:58, 4 October 2011 (EDT)

When uploading images...[edit]

... make sure to add a {{delete}} tag on the old files. We wouldn't want old and unused files flocking the server and slowing the wiki's performance. :) — subtank 15:16, 26 August 2011 (EDT)

Okay. Sorry, I forgot to do that. I'll try to remember next time. Btw, what was wrong with the old file I submitted of H3-M808B-ScorpionMBT-Thumb800x494.png? Aside from the fact that I did upload a bigger image sized 1024x633, was it just because the file name was too long? --Xamikaze330
Well, partly yes on the filename being too long. Also the fact that the filename is misleading (as you stated, it's no longer 800px). I've already reuploaded the file as File:H3-M808ScorpionMBT.png. — subtank 15:30, 26 August 2011 (EDT)
Yes, I can see that. Thanks for letting me know. Next time could you please do the courtesy of attaching the new uploaded image to the articles it is supposed to be attached to, like the old ones? That would be much appreciated. --Xamikaze330
That is what I always do.— subtank 22:48, 26 August 2011 (EDT)
Don't take this the wrong way, but while do believe you normally do, I might point out that this time you forgot to do so. It's a common enough mistake, we all do it. But for now don't worry about it this time. I took care of it. So, Live long and prosper \V/. --Xamikaze330
Are you referring to the addition you made on M808B article? If so, that edit is wrong as the H3 Scorpion is the M808 and not the M808B. Hence why I didn't bother fixing that image... and also the fact that the article is getting a major reconstruction sometime today/tomorrow. :P — subtank 00:52, 27 August 2011 (EDT)
Oh. My bad. Good to hear though. But, thing is, they all technically look the same, well almost, I guess. Very small changes overall, one would be a little hard-pressed to really be able to tell them apart at a glance. But, I will not contest this. If there is a difference between the two, then so be it. FYI, fun fact: favorite real-world tank is the M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank. --Xamikaze330

Unrelated to Halo: Alternative Stargate Wiki[edit]

Did you sign up for an account on my stargate wiki? I only ask because the vandals have impersonated poeple before. 150.203.223.123 20:20, 29 September 2011 (EDT)

Yes, yes, I most certainly did. On my honor as a Christian, I am not a vandal. No one has been able to hack any of my accounts before, and with God on my side, that never will happen. --Xamikaze330

I couldn't help but notice that your still editing on Stargate Wikia? Your not gonna edit/upload the same things on both wikis are you? I intend my wiki to be a better source and if they have the same stuff, then thats not good. 150.203.223.123 21:03, 29 September 2011 (EDT)

Well, truth be told, I have been editing both on Halopedia and on Halo Nation, so I can't really make any promises. But, as a consolation, large quantities of data often is the key, not just the images. (Which means I may have to start buying Stargate reference books. FYI, I may also have to start borrowing and modifying data & images from the Stargate Wikia to get things started, and not forgetting GateWorld data.)That's my theory on how Halopedia (halopedian.com) become more popular than Halo Nation, also due in part to other users not being serious enough on Halo Nation, which is why Halopedia was created, to weed out the people who aren't serious, and to keep those who are. To me, stargate.wikia.com is like that. Some people just aren't serious enough about all this Stargate stuff. l Besides, Halo is at the top of my top ten favorites right now, and I don't expect that to change. In other words, I expect to be working on Halopedia more often than either Stargate Wikis. And keep in mind I may want to become an administrator at some point, just to keep things in line, and other such things like that. --Xamikaze330


What do you need help with?[edit]

Yo, I'm about to go on Halo for a screenshot extravaganza. So I was wondering if you could give me a list of EVERYTHING you need, so I can get that all done. Thanks! Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 01:41, 16 October 2011 (EDT)!!

Oh, hey thanks for the offer! I already have FatalSnipe117 working on getting me bunch of screenshots for me to edit, or simply to be submitted to Halopedia, but it is nice to have more people helping out. Here's the list:

Main article: User:Xamikaze330/ImagesList

List of Wanted Screenshots:[edit]

  • Cortana full-body portrait screenshot from Halo 3.
  • Moa full-body portrait screenshot from Halo: Reach. (pending, work in progress.)
  • Full-body screenshot of Sergeant Major Avery Johnson from Halo 3.
  • ODST BDU full-body portrait screenshot from Halo 3 or alternatively, Halo 3: ODST, with ODST unarmed, if possible. (File:H3 - ODST.png|Example image to be replaced]].)
  • M-Spec Reentry Pack on user's back (closeup screenshot from Halo: Reach) (File:HReach-MSpecReentryPack.png|Example image to be replaced]].)
  • Portable Jump-Jet Pack armor ability from Halo: Reach (File:Jetpack.png|Example image to be replaced]]) (active and inactive states) (pending, work in progess)
  • Halo: Reach Armor Abilities Powerup Mount Devices
  • Covenant storage device (closeup profile screenshot from Halo 3) File:Cortana Holder.jpg|Example image to be replaced.]]
  • Data Crystal Chip (full-blown closeup screenshot from Halo: Combat Evolved, and from Halo 3, if possible) (File:Data Crystal chip.jpg|Example HCE image to replaced]].)
  • M4 Field Disk (full-blown closeup screenshot from Halo: Combat Evolved) (File:Helmet Chip.jpg|Example image to be replaced]].)
  • Covenant data storage device (closeup screenshot from Halo 3) (File:Cortana Holder.jpg|Example image to be replaced]].)
  • Unggoy (Grunt) Methane Breathing Mask screenshot from Halo 3, without any greens sticking up through it. (File:Halo3-GruntAirMask.png|Example image to be replaced.]])
  • 7 Wood Golf Club (closeup profile screenshots from Halo 3 and Halo: Reach) (File:PuttPuttA.png|Example image to be replaced]].)
  • Super MAC Orbital Defense Platform (ODP) angled profile screenshot from Halo 2. (pending, work in progress, still looking also)
  • Combat Knife profile screenshot from Halo: Reach (preferably without the hand, if possible)
  • H-165 FOM Target Locator (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot from Halo: Reach)
  • M6 Spartan Laser (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot from Halo 3) (No shadows, please!)
  • LAU-65D/SGM-151 Missile Pod (profile screenshot from Halo 3) (mounted and unmounted, unwielded/unmanned)
  • MG460 AGL (Automatic Grenade Launcher) (profile screenshot from Halo: Reach, unmanned) (pending, work in progess)
  • M168 Demolition Charge face-on screenshots from Halo 3: ODST, one armed and the other disarmed. (pending, work in progess)
  • A Health Pack from Halo 3: ODST, face-on screenshot, and an angled screenshot to replace File:Healthpack.png|this image]]. (pending, work in progess)
  • Ark Installation 00 Terminal Orb head-on screenshot from Halo 3.
  • Activation Index, or the Sacred Icon by the Covenant (closeup profile screenshots/models from Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Halo 3.)
  • Sentinel Beam weapon from Halo 2, profile screenshot similar to File:8311761-Full.jpg|this image]] here.
  • Sentinel Aggressors variants ("Minors" & "Majors") from Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2, Halo 3, and from Halo 4, angled closeup profile screenshots.
  • Hunter Assault Cannon (closeup profile screenshots from Halo 2 (File:H2 hunter assaultcannon.png|Example Halo 2 image to be replaced]]) and from Halo: Reach, similar to File:H3ODST-HunterAssaultCannon.png|this Halo 3: ODST image]].))
  • Brute Plasma Rifle (profile screenshot from Halo 3: ODST, and from a larger one from Halo 2, if possible, with lighting similar to File:BPR Study.jpg|this Brute Plasma Rifle Study]] image.) (Image obtained, pending, work in progress, project completed.)
  • Type-52 Special Application Focus Rifle (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • Profile screenshot of Plasma Repeater w/ better lighting from Halo: Reach
  • Type-42 Directed Energy Support Weapon (T42 DESW) Plasma Cannon screenshot(s) from Halo 2.
  • Type-27 Shade Anti-Stationary Infantry Gun (T27 ASG) (larger screenshot(s) from Halo 2)
  • M41 Light Anti-Aircraft Gun (LAAG) profile screenshots from Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo: Reach.
  • M68 ALIM Gauss Cannon (profile screenshots from Halo 2 and Halo: Reach.)
  • M247T MMG (Medium Machine Gun) (profile screenshot of the M808 Scorpion MBT's machine gun, unmanned, in Halo: Reach and in Halo 3.)
  • M247 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) screenshot(s) from Halo 2.
  • M313 “Elephant” HRV (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot from Halo 3) (File:H3-M313HRV-Profile.png|Example image to be replaced]].)
  • M145D Rhino MAAP (angled closeup screenshot from Halo Wars, if possible) (pending, work in progress.)
  • B65 SOLR Shortsword Bomber (angled closeup from Halo Wars, if possible) (pending, work in progress.)
  • F-99 Wombat UCAV Multiviews (Side profile, top, bottom, fore, and aft screenshots from Halo 3: ODST) (File:H3ODST-F99UCAV-Overview.png|Example image to be replaced]].)
  • Covenant Artillery screenshot from Halo 2
  • Halcyon-class Light Cruiser Pillar of Autumn (angled and/or profile screenshots from Halo: Reach (of the opposite side without the cranes obstructing view (will need to use Pelican or Phantom to break camera out of map)), or more preferably, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, or alternatively, Halo: Combat Evolved.)
  • Marathon-class Heavy Cruiser angled and/or profile screenshots from Halo 2. (PROJECT COMPLETED)
  • C709 GATL1 Longsword Interceptor (Angled screenshot similar to File:Longsword-class_Interceptor.png|this Halo: Reach-era image]] and/or File:Longsword7.jpg|this image here]] from Halo 3, and a head-on screenshot from Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.)
  • UNSC Charon-class Light Frigate Forward Unto Dawn (FFG-201) from Halo 3. (Profile and angled screenshot(s) similar to File:Forward into dawn.jpg|this angled example image]] and File:UNSC Aegis Fate.png|this example profile image]] here, or forget the profile if unable to and just get the angled screenshot instead.)
  • Bubble Shield device, prior to activation, screenshot from Halo 3 (work in progress)
  • Regenerator device, prior to activation, closeup profile screenshot from Halo 3. (File:H3 - Regenerator.png|Example image to be replaced]].)
  • Energy Containment Units:
    • UNSC Fusion Core from Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo: Reach and Halo 4.
    • Covenant Plasma Battery from Halo: Reach and Halo 3.
    • Forerunner Energy Power Cores from Halo 2 and Halo 3 (closeup profile screenshots, standing upright) (File:H3-ForerunnerPowerCore.png|Halo 3 screenshot to replaced]], File:H2 - Power cores.jpg|Halo 2 screenshot to be replaced]], and File:Energy Core.jpg|Halo 2 Energy Core screenshot to be replaced]], and a full-view screenshot of the Forerunner Power Core in Halo 4's Forge World, if possible.)
  • Type-14 Magnetic/Anti-Tank Mine profile screenshots from Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 2 if possible. Must look something like File:Bomb Baby! edited.png|this image]] here. The aforementioned article could use some bigger additional images.
  • Prophet of Truth (face-on screenshot w/ good lighting for color from Halo 3) (pending, work in progress)

Halo 4 Wanted Screenshots[edit]

  • HRUNTING/YGGDRASIL Mark IX Armor Defense System "Mantis" (full-body portrait screenshot that emphasizes detail, and doesn't have too much light.) (Here's what I'm looking for: File:UNSC Mantis.png|Example angled standing Mantis image]], minus the lighting on upper body and viewed at eye level, or a File:H4-Concept-Mantis.jpg|front-facing Mantis]], but with lighting similar to File:H4-Ragnarok-Mantis-Assault.jpg|this image]] and File:H4-Ragnarok-Mantis-Attack.jpg|this image]], but not standing in water. Be sure to try and zoom in a little on the Mantis so it fills the whole height of 1920x1080 screenshot, but without cutting anything off.) (PROJECT COMPLETED)
  • M808 "Scorpion" Main Battle Tank (MBT) (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • Type-26 “Wraith” Assault Gun Carriage (AGC) (active, with turret extended up, unmanned, if possible, from Halo 4)
  • Type-26 “Banshee” Ground Support Aircraft (GSA) (Same image like present, except cockpit closed, not open) (PROJECT COMPLETED)
  • Z-110 Boltshot Pistol (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • Z-250 Lightrifle (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot) (PROJECT COMPLETED)
  • Z-040 Attenuation Field Generator/Localized (“Pulse Grenade”) (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • Z-2500 Automated Protection Drone (“Autosentry”) (high-quality, high-resolution angled profile screenshot)
  • M363 Remote Projectile “Sticky” Detonator (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot) (pending, work in progress)
  • ARC-920 Railgun (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot) (pending, work in progress)
  • M41 Rocket Launcher (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot) (pending, work in progress)
  • M6H Magnum Pistol (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • BR85 Heavy Barrel Service (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • M395 DMR (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • SRS99-S5AM Sniper Rifle (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot) (PROJECT COMPLETED)
  • MA5D ICWS AR (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • M247H Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) (detached) (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • M247T Medium Machine Gun (close-up) (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • M46 Light Anti-Aircraft Gun (LAAG) (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • M79 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) (high-quality, high-resolution angled profile screenshot)
  • M6 Spartan Laser (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot) (pending, work in progress)
  • H-295 FOM Target Locator (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • Type-33 GML Needler (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • Type-52 DESW Plasma Cannon (detached) (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • Type-55 DER/A Storm Rifle (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot) (PROJECT COMPLETED)
  • Type-27 SAS Particle Beam Rifle (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • Type-50 DER/H Concussion Rifle (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • Type-33 LAAW Fuel Rod Gun (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • Type-55 ASG Shade (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • MX-1050 Quantum Marker Beacon (closeup screenshot)
  • UNSC Ordnance Drop Pod (Resupply Canister) (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • UNSC Fusion Core (high-quality, high-resolution angled profile screenshot(s))
  • Forerunner Power Core (high-quality, high-resolution angled profile screenshot(s))
  • Forerunner Man Cannons (Ragnarok) screenshot from Halo 4.
  • UNSC Charon-class Light Frigate (Daybreak) (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • UNSC D82-EST Darter Dropship (Outcast) (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • UNSC F-41 Broadsword XMSF Starfighter (Landfall) (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • Civilian Transport Ship (Landfall) (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • Covenant CRS-class Light Cruiser/CCS-class Battlecruiser (Landfall) (high-quality, high-resolution profile screenshot)
  • (Please check all other miscellaneous weapons, vehicles and character pages, because I can't remember them all off the top of my head.)

Recommended Specifications for Great Screenshots:[edit]

  • Rule #1: The image screenshot(s) need to be of high-quality, high-resolution material. Nothing too small and blurry. High-definition screenshots is a must, so make sure that they are nice, big and no details obscured by blurriness. Weapons screenshots must also be as straight as can possibly be. Most vehicles screenshots need to be at an angle, but side and front views are acceptable. As for sizes, 1536x1152 and 1920x1080 are good sizes, but other numbers greater than this one standard size are also appreciated, especially if it is the difference between horizontal and vertical images.
    • Lighting has to be just right, not too dark and not too bright.
    • Must have little or no shadows to obscure essential details.
    • Background must be the right color in order to make the object, whether it be a weapon, vehicle, or character, to be able to stand out clearly with no details obscured.
      • With weapons screenshots, recommended background colors are a desert sand color, or metallic/stone grey, or a nice grassy green. Must be on the ground, not a Forge spawning point, it will have a "St. Elmo's fire"-type blue light teardrop!
      • For character screenshots, the background can be any light color, as long as the lighting is just right! Also, make sure character is seen at an angle, like this File:H3-Usze Taham Portrait.png|example image provided]] here.
      • For vehicle screenshots, specifications are the same as all the above, if it is remotely possible at all. Please do the same as you would with characters. If you're not sure, try looking at this File:H3-M831TroopTransportHog.png|example image provided]] here.

Hope this helps, and thanks for helping to improve the wiki!

NOTE: Some screenshots may not be able to be obtained through Theater mode and Panoramic Camera Mode, and therefore may require additional tools for modding and extraction, such as the Halo 3 Screenshot Extractor, the Liberty Mod Tool, and the Xbox 360 USB Storage Explorer.

NOTE 02: This help list is expanded in Recommended Specifications for Great Screenshots List.

These, I think, are all the most important screenshots I want to see uploaded to Halopedia and/or elsewhere, where I can go save them to edit later when I have the time to work on them. So hopefully this is relatively helpful, and to further ease any screenshot-taking guy's concerns, I will try to update this little list every time I remember something. Thanks, to all Halopedians! --Xamikaze330

Okay. But with the Spartan Laser, you said you couldn't find any with the correct lighting. Mind telling me what lighting you're looking for, exactly? Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 14:02, 16 October 2011 (EDT)!

Already done downloading. Standing by to await new screenshots. --'Xamikaze330

Something not too dark and not too much light, just about right in between. Something with the same kind of lighting as in the Halo Encyclopedia, or very similar. Do you have the Halo Encyclopedia? I do, but unfortunately I do not have a good enough printer with a big high-quality, dare I say, high-definition scanner to do the job just right, without any of that bothersome blurring that comes from scanning, something I'm still looking around for. A screenshot with something along those lines would be great, perhaps even better than. Does that help a little? (Don't forget to answer the other question too!) --Xamikaze330

1. [2], [3]

3.[4] Please notify as soon as you are done copying these files. As I don't have Bungie Pro and I want to use my other slots of my File Share for other things. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 17:46, 16 October 2011 (EDT)

Tell me when you're done with these. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 21:21, 16 October 2011 (EDT)!

Done. Standing by. --Xamikaze330

badabing Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 22:37, 16 October 2011 (EDT)!

Edit: Above link has been updated. Look again. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 23:05, 16 October 2011 (EDT)

Damnit! I forgot the Type-51 scope, and I've already turned off my Xbox for the night. Well, I'll get it tomorrow. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 23:12, 16 October 2011 (EDT)!

Done. Standing by, waiting until tomorrow. FYI, maybe try to get a couple other screenshots of M6 Spartan Laser, but with a better background, like not snowy? More like desert sand color almost, something like that. What is that funny glow-blur, that St. Elmo's Fire-type phenomena thingy? --Xamikaze330

? Where? Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 01:01, 17 October 2011 (EDT)!

How are you taking these screenshots? In Campaign or in Multiplayer? Whichever way make sure it's something like on the sands of Sandtrap, or maybe somewhere sandy and sunny in Voi, Kenya, or on the Ark maybe, or something. Surely this cannot be too much to understand (no offense), right? But if you are unable to, then these will have to do, just need to change a few things in Photoshop, hopefully with little or no problems. --Xamikaze330

No, I understand that. I was asking about "What is that funny glow-blur, that St. Elmo's Fire-type phenomena thingy?"? Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 18:04, 17 October 2011 (EDT)

The, uh, little blob of light near the handle or trigger. That's what I'm talking about. What is it? --Xamikaze330

It's a teardrop. It denotes where objects are placed by the player. Pretty much a complex thing showing where it will respawn. It was stupid so they removed it for Reach. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 18:14, 17 October 2011 (EDT)

Oh, that's good. Still, if it's not too much trouble, please take some more screenshots of the M6 Spartan Laser with a sandy-type background, or maybe some green grass, with lots of sunlight, and hopefully that "teardrop" of light will be slightly less noticeable. Do whatever works best. --Xamikaze330

Actually, lol, I finished like 3 hours ago, I just forgot to tell you :p. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 20:28, 17 October 2011 (EDT)!

Well, the Covenant Carbine scopes screenshots are excellent, but the newer M6 Spartan Laser screenshots from Halo 3 were not quite what I had hoped for, but I made do with the previous ones I already downloaded. So, all in all, thanks a lot! Please keep checking back with me on the above list! Btw, did you get the screenshots of the Type-31 Needle Rifle's scope and the M6 Spartan Laser from Halo: Reach yet? --Xamikaze330

No, and why is the current one not sufficient, respectfully. P.S. For all the ones that you have completed, you might consider crossing them out from the list above (<s>here</s>). Just a suggestion. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 21:13, 17 October 2011 (EDT)

A), your probably forgot to put up a new link, or B), If you referring to the current screens of the M6 Spartan Laser, then it is because they are not "perfect" dead-on profile shots. As for the Halo: Reach M6 Spartan Laser, I just don't like that bothersome black shadowy edges around them. Not to worry, though. Everything will be fine, you will see. I'm actually quite pleased with all the screenshots I downloaded, and I think you shall really like the end results. Just a few tweaks, and they are ready to go. Stand by, and prepare to be impressed, or whatever. Oh, FYI, they are on my DeviantART right now, if you want to view them (I make it so it is easier to find on the Internet, rather than just having them isolated to one site). --Xamikaze330


ShaBang! !

Done. Thanks. Check the New Images now. Most of them are there now. --Xamikaze330

What's wrong with this? Also, was there something wrong with the Fusion Coil, Forklift, and Sentinel images, because I can't help but to notice you have not removed them yet. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 13:41, 19 October 2011 (EDT)

First off, I changed your comment a little bit b/c the image you posted is way too big. And secondly, that image is not something I wish to edit in Photoshop without being accused of copyright infringement (because it belongs to Isaac Hannaford), something people do not seem to understand despite my official statement in my journal, and thus have been forced to take other measures to preserve what little is left of my honor as a Halopedian. So, if it is not too much to ask, could you please get me those screenshots I asked for, please? Besides, this image does not have the kind of color tones I wish to display, in fact, it lacks in color other than black, grey or white. That is another reason why I wish for these screenshots. So, please accept my humble apologies for any inconvenience I may have caused. --Xamikaze330

UPDATE: Just forget everything about DeviantART. I'm making a move to Tumblr, a website that is much more art-friendly than the former. I was really just doing a service, with no thoughts towards profit. It'll still be there, albeit with much less artwork posted. But still, for the sake of Halopedia, I would still like to have those screenshots, when you have the time to take them. Just wanted to let you know. --Xamikaze330

Oh sorry, I've been swamped for the past four days. I'll get on that tonight or tomorrow. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 19:53, 22 October 2011 (EDT)!

For your Plasma Launcher: http://halo.xbox.com/en-us/intel/featured/gallery/plasma-launcher/837af1ac-e46b-459e-aeaa-2ad463e0a21d Or does that conflict with your legal stuff too? Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 23:33, 23 October 2011 (EDT)

Yeah, I've already submitted it to Halopedia, but someone else keeps taking it off, claiming that it "looks exactly like the one(s) already on the page". As for the legal stuff, I'm going to try to find a way to contact both Bungie and 343i about what I've been doing on DeviantART, promoting and community interest in Halo (as well as effectively advertising for Halo), with absolutely no thoughts towards profit, only doing a service, as I've constantly insisted that I was. But that's only if I can find a way to successfully contact them, preferably by email. Otherwise, I may just have to stick to PhotoBucket--I'm just trying to make it easier for people who love great digital art such as myself to be able to find what they are looking for. Halopedia is of course the primary website for all things Halo, just sometimes what one is looking for does not pop up on a Google search, like getting Google hits, if you know what I mean. Let me know as soon as you have those three or four images ready for me to edit in Photoshop, so I can submit them to Halopedia. --Xamikaze330

Hey Vegerot, when are you going to deliver on those screenshots? You said you'd get on it "tonight or tomorrow". You haven't done it yet. What's going on? --Xamikaze330

Sorry, I've been REALLY swamped with homework lately. In fact, this is the last time I've gotten on Halopedia for a while, so yeah, sorry. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 15:41, 25 October 2011 (EDT)

Oh, okay. Well, please make sure you do it as soon as you have the chance. I'll try to be patient, but I don't know how much longer I can hold out. I haven't done much editing in awhile, partly because I don't have much to contribute right now. So please don't take too long. --Xamikaze330

Halo: Combat Evolved PC/Mac Screenshots[edit]

OK. And for all your CE pics, please tell me you have Halo Demo/Trial? Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 19:25, 25 October 2011 (EDT)!

Actually, I do not have the Halo CE Demo/Trial. I actually have Halo: Combat Evolved on CD for MacBook Pro. But I have no idea how to take screenshots while in-game, though I have tried everything. Besides, graphics aren't that great compared to other Halo games anyway. Why do you ask? --Xamikaze330

Oh, same here! You can either use Grab (app), or:

Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard
Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard
Space, to lock the size of the selected region and instead move it when the mouse moves
Sgift, to resize only one edge of the selected region
Option, to resize the selected region with its center as the anchor point Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 20:22, 25 October 2011 (EDT)

Interesting. This may actually help, when I do feel the need to take a screenshot, but only if my computer will let me. Sometimes it won't let me with certain applications, but who knows? Regardless, it doesn't really matter. I stand by what I said earlier. Hey, do you think you could make this weekend work for the screenshots? If you can, that would really be great. I do have some things to contribute right now, when I feel like taking some time to work on Halopedia. A little more to contribute would be nice too. Think you can do it? --Xamikaze330

If you need help with HCE screenshot, just let me know. :) — subtank 15:15, 16 November 2011 (EST)
I will, when I feel a screenshot from HCE is needed for an article. --Xamikaze330 16:34, 16 November 2011 (EST)Xamikaze330
I managed to figure out how to take a screenshot of Halo: Combat Evolved on my MacBook Pro laptop computer. The Cmd-Shift-3 trick worked. So I think I won't need help to take screenshots from Halo: Combat Evolved. Thanks for the help and the advice, everyone. --Xamikaze330 13:51, 8 December 2011 (EST)Xamikaze330

Do you already know how to null out the Heads-Up-Display? Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 23:49, 8 December 2011 (EST)

Not really. But I think I can manage. But just in case, whatever tips and tricks you know that might help would be great. --Xamikaze330 23:57, 8 December 2011 (EST)Xamikaze330

Well, 1st thing's first. Before you do ANY modding, you MUST have this (Fonzie's map pack) installed on you computer. Now, once you get this (you'll probably want to mess around with Eschaton before doing anything, just to get acquainted with it), there are actually multiple ways to null out the Heads-Up-Display. Just feast your eyes over here and look at some of them. If you have any questions, problems, or just want to have more information (even questions like "WHY does this null out the Heads-Up-Display), just post it right there. And for the future, if you have any questions that have nothing to do with nulling out the Heads-Up-Display, just post them here. And if you have any problems that has to do with just Macintoshes in general, and nothing to do even Halo, find the appropriate place to put it here. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 08:11, 9 December 2011 (EST)!

Or you could just download the Halo Screen Options and use it alongside HCE. Check out my HCE guide to know more of the easier tools to use.— subtank 08:18, 9 December 2011 (EST)

Or you could just do it my way because it will help you more in the future, and it's really easy. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 08:32, 9 December 2011 (EST)!

To Subtank: the ZIP file downloads you suggested work only for Windows, not Mac OS X. If you could somehow provide some other links to software that can be used with the Mac version of HCE, that would be great. To Vegerot: I'm afraid your way doesn't work for me, and I'm not sure why. To say things as simple as possible without giving away too much information, my copy of HCE is not an "official" licensed copy. So chances are some game features were "lost". --Xamikaze330 11:21, 9 December 2011 (EST)Xamikaze330

I too, have gotten my version at a "discounted" price, but it works for me. What happens when you try to open up Eschaton? How about this, do you have iChat? If so, then I will help you. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 12:08, 9 December 2011 (EST)

Actually, I got mine for free, from my uncle, who got it from a friend of his. But to answer your first question, I can't really answer because I don't know what Eschaton is other than the end of the present world as we know it, but I can answer your second question. I do have iChat, I just never got around to getting it set up, because I thought I wouldn't need it. I'm not much of a txt msgr, but I do indulge only when absolutely necessary. --Xamikaze330 13:37, 9 December 2011 (EST)Xamikaze330

Never mind. I'm having way too much trouble with inputting my password on iChat, it's just so fucked up, it won't accept it, not to mention these stupid constant Road Runner message pages I keep getting when trying to fix the damned problem... But on the other hand, do you think you could get AIM? --Xamikaze330 14:00, 9 December 2011 (EST)Xamikaze330

Yes. What's your AIM (don't worry, I don't think there is anybody on here that would spam your e-mail)? Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 18:02, 10 December 2011 (EST)

Uh, I think it's Xamikaze330@aim.com. I'm not entirely sure, but I think that's what it is. If not, use my real name instead. Evan Olsen. It should be there. --Xamikaze330 20:13, 10 December 2011 (EST)Xamikaze330

OK, I sent you a message, I'm not sure why you're not responding. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 20:31, 10 December 2011 (EST)!

Sorry. I signed off for a bit, because I saw you signed off. --Xamikaze330 21:16, 10 December 2011 (EST)Xamikaze330

Okay, we need to have a set time so I can show you. Because this isn't something we can do in three minuets, it's gonna take some time. But I was bored yesterday so I'll let you test my alpha version of the mod. [ http://www.mediafire.com/?tx3o48f00erklzk] 16:59, 12 December 2011 (EST)

First off, make absolutely certain your username is in there somewhere in your "signature". And secondly, while I was to successfully download the mod, I do not have the right application to view it, much less use it. Have any suggestions or ideas? --Xamikaze330 18:19, 12 December 2011 (EST)Xamikaze330

Hmm, that's odd that my name didn't show up, maybe I put one too many ~ in there. Also, are you available right now to do something? And third of all, if you aren't then what you do is go to package contents (in Halo)>(something)>Game Data>maps>then MOVE B30.MAP TO A NEW FOLDER, then put the b30 I just gave you into that spot. I know that's confusing, which is why I'll show u over iChat. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 20:38, 12 December 2011 (EST)

I'll do it all in the morning. My curfew's coming up, and I don't want to get caught staying up. My mother's very particular about what time I get up. --Xamikaze330 23:31, 12 December 2011 (EST)Xamikaze330

Hey, I'd like to follow up on our meeting a couple weeks ago. Please log onto iChat whenever possible, please. Vegerot goes RAWR! File:Icon-Vegito2.gif|21 Vegerot (talk) 20:36, 25 December 2011 (EST)!

Images and anti-aliasing[edit]

First off, you've done a fine job with most of your image cutouts so far, but looking over some of your reuploads, I have to ask - how exactly is making the edges more pixelated supposed to improve the image quality? To illustrate an example, before and after. All the difference I can see is that your version lacks the anti-aliasing of the original, making the edges more jagged. In the following File: before and after, even the colors in the new one seem lower quality when closely inspected. The color quality downgrade and the edge pixelation can also be seen in these: before and after. So what's the deal with that? To me, anti-aliased edges look much cleaner than the "sharpened" ones. --Jugus (Talk | Contribs) 16:31, 31 October 2011 (EDT)

I've wondered what all that "pixelating" thing was called. Now that I do, perhaps I can rectify that, with a little time and work. But to answer your question, especially with the H2V Elite Major and Minor, I just didn't like all the unnecessary blurriness around the edges, so I tried to change that by indexing it, and by default, the colors become anti-aliased. But maybe I can fix that now. Just need to do some research, though. This can be fixed. Oh, about my other renders I did myself, I used Refine Edge, with contrast set to 100%. So, sorry about any inconvenience I caused, I was just trying to help improve the quality of the images. What I did seemed to make them look a little better. Anti-aliasing isn't all that bad, I mean, they are plenty of indexed color images already on Halopedia that I did not already change to indexed color. I will try to fix this, without the anti-aliasing, if you like. And even if you don't, it may still come in handy in the future. --Xamikaze330

I, too, share Jugus' concerns. I was wondering why you removed the added anti-aliasing in several images; images look better with anti-alias rather than without. With regards with the Elite Major image, it appears you've added some noise onto the colour... is that due to the indexing? — subtank 20:19, 31 October 2011 (EDT)
Uh, yeah. That little part of indexed color is kinda hard to control. There is no checkbox for aliasing and/or anti-aliasing, and I kinda wish there was, or at least something like it. All I wanted to do was remove that blurriness. I have to admit, I do have perfectionist tendencies, although I do not consider myself a perfectionist, just a guy with perfectionist tendencies. Furthermore, I kinda like it a little bit better when it is aliased, because it makes the edges more sharply defined. Some people don't like that, and some others do like it. If you like I can re-apply the blurring to the images, albeit with a reduced blur. --Xamikaze330
When cropping image edges with Photoshop's cutting tools (such as the polygonal lasso, which I tend to use since it makes it rather easy) it anti-aliases the edges by default. I think it's for a good reason, since it makes the edges more smooth and thus more natural. See the Wikipedia article for a more detailed explanation on why it's a good thing. Also, there is some actual blurriness to be seen in the original Elite Major image, but the others didn't really even need any improvement. --Jugus (Talk | Contribs) 05:53, 1 November 2011 (EDT)

Very true. I actually use the Quick Selection tool, but I never really tried to use polygonal Lasso tool. Most of the images I've done have their edges "sharpened" by default when I set the Refine Edge contrast to 100%, without it being anti-aliased.It's a technique I'm still working on refining every time I do it. --Xamikaze330

UPDATE: I just tried the polygonal Lasso tool, and I must say I am very impressed with the results. Of course, by default, the checkbox for anti-aliasing was selected, but I was able to override it by (again) using Refine Edge, with Contrast set to 100%. Results still reasonably impressive. No aliasing or indexed coloring. Almost perfectly smooth, yet edges sharply defined, no blurriness. Beautiful. Thanks for the tip! --Xamikaze330

Inclusion of "transparent" in filename[edit]

Just wondering if you could avoid adding such as the above in future images/filenames. I personally think it's unnecessary and the best of practise to keep it as short as possible. :) — subtank 15:52, 3 November 2011 (EDT)

Duly noted. I only add the word "transparent" to keep them separate from my "whitebg" images. I will try to find an alternate method, or else will have to figure something else out while keeping my original system of categorization and separation. --Xamikaze330 16:22, 3 November 2011 (EDT)Xamikaze330
I suggest separate folders for whitebg and transparent images. Easier. :P — subtank 16:24, 3 November 2011 (EDT)
I will consider it, though I don't like separating image files with the same subject and filename, with their only difference having changed backgrounds. Hence the addition of the words "whitebg" and "transparent". --Xamikaze330 16:34, 3 November 2011 (EDT)Xamikaze330

Well, that didn't work according to plan...[edit]

So, I am unable to edit your sub-pages myself since it is limited to you and the Administrators. Here's what you should do on your part:

  • I've created nine dead links that would redirect you to your sub-pages. Since I don't have access to those sub-pages (even when they are red-links), you would need to click them and paste the relevant images to your own liking.
  • Click here to access the images data. Just copy them and then paste in the sub-pages.
  • Click save and you've finally create a sub-page. Repeat this step as much as you want.

subtank 15:43, 7 December 2011 (EST)

Thanks for the help, for whatever that's worth. Thank you immensely. Now I know how to go about this subpage business. I changed some of the original dead red links, primarily because I think my image categorization system needed changing and reorganization. Hopefully now this will put a stop to any and all the problems related to my userpage. --Xamikaze330 13:38, 8 December 2011 (EST)Xamikaze330

Assignment for you[edit]

There's been talks of introducing a new main image for Cortana, so I have an assisting request for you. Could you get a higher resolution version of File:Cortana's Profile.jpg|this image]] of Cortana from the Firefight voices menu? After that, blank out the background and apply any other touches it might need. Then we'll test it and see it works as a new profile image. Tuckerscreator(stalk) 14:11, 8 March 2012 (EST)

I appreciate the fact that you think I'm the man for this kind of work, and I would certainly do it, except for one problem. I do not currently own an Xbox 360 nor do I own Halo: Reach or any other Halo games. If I may be so bold, Fairfieldfencer would be a better candidate for getting a better screenshot, and then I can do the rest, or at least part of it. I'm still brushing up on my Photoshop techniques, but I'll do my best. But I cannot make any promises though as to the quality or how it turns out. --Xamikaze330 14:51, 8 March 2012 (EST)Xamikaze330
I get my screenshots through Theater Mode. Those pics aren't covered. If I may be so bold, see if Pan Cam works in the level The Package and take a pic of Cortana at the end of the level. Probably won't work, though and Cortana hasn't been seen in a game level since Halo 2, so no screenshots from regular Theater Mode will be available.Fairfieldfencer FFF 17:15, 8 March 2012 (EST)
A quick search of Bungie.net gave me these shots [5] [6] (there is way too much Forge porn if you look up Cortana).Fairfieldfencer FFF 17:22, 8 March 2012 (EST)
The first one has Cortana too far away. The second is alright but doesn't do anything the current pic doesn't. I'll try asking more generally on the Talk:Cortana page. Tuckerscreator(stalk) 17:40, 8 March 2012 (EST)

CSG[edit]

CSG Invite

Hope you can join us!--Spartacus TalkContribs 22:12, 23 October 2012 (EDT)

I would absolutely love to, but the only problem is that I still do not have an Xbox 360 of my own, nor do I have an Xbox LIVE account either. It won't really matter if I own the Halo 4 game if I don't have a gaming console to play it on. Sorry. :-( --Xamikaze330 (talk|contribs) 22:15, 23 October 2012 (EDT)Xamikaze330

Darn. :( --Spartacus TalkContribs 22:16, 23 October 2012 (EDT)
I'm still working out hard to lose the last 30 lbs. in order to reach 160 lbs in order to get the Xbox 360 my parents promised to buy me. It would be nice for me to simply buy it using my debit card (but not recommended due to my limited salary (but I could save up, which would take longer)), or on my credit card and work it off, but my parents would be angry with me if I did either. But in any case, I expect it to take awhile before I get it. Dammit all, why must it take so damn long? :-( --Xamikaze330 (talk|contribs) 22:21, 23 October 2012 (EDT)Xamikaze330
Just work hard to meet your goal and you will know it was worth it.--Spartacus TalkContribs 22:26, 23 October 2012 (EDT)
Oh, I know it will be well worth it. But it is kinda hard to balance dieting and exercising. It's difficult to do. Anyway, I might as well add, I never have been particularly great at playing multiplayer matches. Firefight and Campaign are one thing, multiplayer matches are another. I get killed, blown up, incinerated, and generally got my butt kicked. But I am practicing by using Counter-Strike: Source. Having a game guide also helps too. --Xamikaze330 (talk|contribs) 22:32, 23 October 2012 (EDT)Xamikaze330

A little question[edit]

Hey brother! I want to make you a little question ¿Do you know somebody called Sangheilihereje? I say this because he is re-uploading your rendered photos (they are great) on spanish Halopedia, and I wonder to know if he is doing it under your permission or I'll have to ki... mmmmmm... quarrel him. Thank you.

PD: Oh, I forgot. I would like to know your gamertag. Mine is Obliterador96. --Obliterador (talk) 15:12, 7 March 2013 (EST)

He doesn't necessarily need my permission, as it technically as not really my work, as in my claiming ownership. They all belong to Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries. The only thing I did was "extract" them in Adobe Photoshop CS5. But hey, feel free to use them too! They are all great renders. And I especially love all the screenshots you took yourself. I found your file share on Halo Waypoint, so I bookmarked it. I hope you don't mind. :-) --Xamikaze330 (talk|contribs) 16:16, 7 March 2013 (EST)Xamikaze330
Oh, and btw, to answer your original question, yes, I do know him, but only in name. Not like my friends and coworkers here on Halopedia.org. --Xamikaze330 (talk|contribs) 16:19, 7 March 2013 (EST)Xamikaze330

Outline vs rough cutout vs anti-alias[edit]

Hey Xamikaze,

Just to point out that black outlines on images with transparent background looks worse than with rough cutout. The best method to hide those rough cutout is by applying anti-aliasing effect (or through feathering). I know this, because I did a white outline on images with transparent background a while ago before receiving criticisms that it would look better without it. Just a heads up. — subtank 21:26, 13 March 2013 (EDT)

Okay, duly noted. I'll look into that anti-aliasing feathering effect. Always wondered how that worked anyway. --Xamikaze330 (talk|contribs) 22:45, 13 March 2013 (EDT)Xamikaze330
Might as well let you know why I did all that. I was worried that there may be too much white in some of the images I had previously uploaded and tried to update. I don't have much of an excuse or a real reason why I did this, other than to say, it's a pet peeve. And I do like seeing the edges. Not sure why other than that. --Xamikaze330 (talk|contribs) 11:38, 18 March 2013 (EDT)Xamikaze330

Re: Rank Insignias[edit]

I'd like to think so; although part of me also thinks they need a bit more work, mostly on getting the spacing between the elements uniform. Raven's wing (talk) 10:23, 13 August 2013 (EDT)

Yeah, well, there is that to consider... --Xamikaze330 [Transmission|Commencing] 10:24, 13 August 2013 (EDT)Xamikaze330

Scanning images[edit]

Hey Xamikaze330,

Just to inform you again to not go scan-crazy with the book mediums (I noticed you purchased the Art of Halo 3). You should only do so if there is no image of the subject. For example, the File:H4-JanusKey-ScanRender.png|Janus Key as a whole]] is within reasonable grounds to be scanned since it is impossible to obtain an intact image from the cutscenes of Spartan Ops. However, there might be an issue with the File:H4-PrometheanCryptum-ScanRender.png|scanned Cryptum]] since the wiki already has an image of the Cryptum from officially released media. The same goes with the scanned images of the Arbiter, Missile Pod, Cryotube, etc.. etc.. Just another heads up. — subtank 19:44, 16 September 2013 (EDT)

Yeah, thanks for the heads-up. Some media I had to scan because many users who have the ability to help with certain areas are unable to do so, namely, that they haven't been getting any of my messages, even when they're online, and sometimes simply don't have the time. Sorry I go all stir-crazy with new media. If there's a problem, I can create more image categories, of which I am already planning to do so. --Xamikaze330 [Transmission|Commencing] 19:51, 16 September 2013 (EDT)Xamikaze330
I understand your frustration, but that does not mean that you should scan the medium willy-nilly. Images should only be uploaded to the wiki if they are only necessary. As Halopedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information, it is also not an image hosting site. Users are given this notice when they arrive on the Upload page. That said, the wiki should only present image catagories if the article requires it and not to overload it with images.— subtank 20:18, 16 September 2013 (EDT)
Okay. Understood. I'm not planning on scanning everything in. Just the ones that are otherwise impossible to get. --Xamikaze330 [Transmission|Commencing] 20:46, 16 September 2013 (EDT)Xamikaze330

Navigation Box[edit]

Okay, below is the code I use for my navigation box for red and blue each. Blue:

<div style="background-color: transparent; border: 3px solid blue; padding: 2em; border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; margin-left: 3%; margin-right: 3%; margin-top: 3%; margin-bottom: 3%;">
<center><big>'''Navigation'''</big><br><font size: 100%; color=#0636FF>'''[[Example Link]] • [[Example Link]] • [[Example Link]]</font>'''<br></center>
</div>

Which will look like this:

Navigation
Example Link • Example Link • Example Link

Red:

<div style="background-color: transparent; border: 3px solid red; padding: 2em; border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; margin-left: 3%; margin-right: 3%; margin-top: 3%; margin-bottom: 3%;">
<center><big>'''Navigation'''</big><br><font size: 100%; color=#0636FF>'''Example Link • Example Link • Example Link</font>'''<br></center>
</div>

And that looks like:

Navigation
Example Link • Example Link • Example Link


Right, so that's pretty much it. If you don't want a transparent background in the box, simply change where it says "background-color: transparent;" to "background-color: <--example color here-->;." A list of available colors can be found here.--Spartacus TalkContribs 16:14, 17 February 2014 (EST)

Oh and as far as creating it, something like "User:Xamikaze330/Nav" or something like that. To place it on your individual subpages, use {{User:Xamikaze330/Nav}} or whatever you name it.--Spartacus (talk) 16:18, 17 February 2014 (EST)

Halo 5 full body Renders[edit]

Damn man where do you find these they are so dope! happen to have any of a Guardian, fully armored Locke, Cortanas new model, Exuberance and a Swords of Sangheilios Elite?--Guardian117 (talk) 19:39, 27 November 2015 (EST)

Some of these already exist on the wiki; all you need to do is know where to look. But there some images that still elude me, like Cortana, Exuberance, and the SOS. As for your question, I found the images on the Halo 5: Guardians eGuide on PrimaGames.com, of which I was able to access after purchasing the Halo 5: Guardians Collector's Edition Strategy Guide. And yes, they certainly are "dope"! --Xamikaze330, Halopedia Team Talk 20:45, 27 November 2015 (EST)Xamikaze330

hmm interesting. So is there a full render of a Guardian? i like the profile pic but i know thats from Xbox Avatar images. A shame theres no Cortana, Exuberant or a SOS Elite though.--Guardian117 (talk) 21:30, 27 November 2015 (EST)

Unknown. But maybe there'll be one I can scan into my computer from the Art of Halo 5: Guardians book. --Xamikaze330, Halopedia Team Talk 00:14, 28 November 2015 (EST)Xamikaze330


hmm. i found some nice pages you could upload, but sadly Cortana and Exuberant aren't present.--Guardian117 (talk) 02:16, 28 November 2015 (EST)

The images link you present are okay, but not quite up to my specifications. They must be clearer and sharper in definition. In any case, I will be expecting to obtain my copy of The Art of Halo 5: Guardians on Christmas. --Xamikaze330, Halopedia Team Talk 11:45, 28 November 2015 (EST)Xamikaze330

I'm not saying upload those specific images I'm saying you should scan those pages yourself from your book, in undoubtedly much better quality. Lol.--70.190.250.193 15:38, 28 November 2015 (EST)

A hard suggestion :([edit]

Hey there, I have a huge ask. And its gonna be a lil hard I know... you know your personal galleries. Could we clear them. My reasoning is as follows:

  • We have categories that do similar things. If one doesnt exist it could be made.
  • A lot (and this is to put them in a standard) need renamed and clearing them will assist in that via not needing to fix those pages every time one is renamed. (Dont want to also cause a Wanted image issue again, which renaming without fixing would do here)
  • Some scattered images also are only in them, so to find them easier clearing them will allow the images to go into the "unused images" area giving us a clear way to find all them. This also stops another scenario where someone uploads a image that was in a gallery you maintained, but didnt know about your galleries. Which has happened, even I have made that mistake in the past cause no duplicate warning was given.

I hope my suggestion is understood. I do plan to ask a lot of users the same thing also as this is a huge task to fix a image issue on the wiki, cause it was born off images not the best organised and badly managed till hopefully after a couple months now.-CIA391 (talk) 19:05, 31 August 2018 (EDT)

In response to your suggestion, I would prefer you not clear them. I confess I am rather attached to my galleries. Some images within could be considered "unused", and having them in my galleries is my way keeping them from being deleted if they appear unused, or have yet to be used. But if there truly is a pressing need, perhaps maybe they could be cleared if absolutely necessary. If worse comes to worse, I can simply make them discoverable on my Flickr (as PhotoBucket has now failed me). And yes, I am aware that Halopedia (and Destinypedia) are not image hosting sites. But I have already stated my reasoning for wishing they remain. Even if those same images are used in an image category or categories, and not actually used in an article, I feel like some might think that any image(s) may be unused. So for now, I'm not completely convinced that my galleries need be cleared (and for the record, are for the most part, organized). I hope this answer may be sufficient, and that I have read and understood your reasoning as best as I could. --Shazamikaze, Halopedia Team TalkShazamikaze
The thing is I wasnt planning on deleting the unused images unless they are dupes or truely bad quality and better ones exist, I wanna try and get most images that are 100% useful on the wiki instead of being well... hidden in a users gallery which a lot are. This one however is the easier of the two things I am wanting to do as I could of always "temporary" deleted the galleries to find them all within 3 days.
And we really do need to get all the images to a naming standard, galleries like these (there is many others mind you, I have a long week ahead of me to ask folks if I/them can wipe their galleries) really shot my foot when trying to fix them as they are simply too huge for me to manually fix them, the naming standards for files was a huge part of my Halopedia Improvement Project when I was writing that up which once finished will be easier to manage in the longer run.-CIA391 (talk) 00:51, 1 September 2018 (EDT)
Well to add to above cause it may expand a lil bit of stuff. If done correctly Categories would be great as a replacement. Some have been needing a master category, and some stuff in your galleries would be great as brand new categories. Keeping the galleries like almost the same but with more images and category branches not even in your galleries.
Like I am going to be honest and say your galleries have some great organisation in some areas that could fix/complete a lot of stuff in categories if it was pushed that way. I didnt dislike the ideas in those galleries after all.
I just think they are better as categories than user page galleries most folks wont see sadly, which I hope you agree is a issue also. Even I moved my gallery projects (The unofficial HW2 Blitz artbook for example) to places that folks will see cause it wasnt doing may folks good in my user space.-CIA391 (talk) 08:27, 1 September 2018 (EDT)
It is getting harder and harder to avoid your galleries in the images I am currently renaming... can this please by done at some-point during the week? I'd rather not use redirects as it kinda defeats the purpose of the image tidy up. And going through it manually is very unmanageable cause its a swamp of images.-CIA391 (talk) 10:58, 5 September 2018 (EDT)
(reset indent) Then my galleries can be cleared, if only temporarily, maybe (Still thinking on that last part). They probably need to reorganized offline anyway. I would like to know how to make my galleries to be edited by other people. Please tell me you're not messing with the chosen file naming scheme I went with for some of the images I submitted? --Shazamikaze, Halopedia Team Talk 11:17, 5 September 2018 (EDT)Shazamikze
Well the idea was to make all the images have this sorta thing with all images File:<SOURCE OF IMAGE> <DESCRIPTION>. What I am planning on doing is making it so all images from a specific piece of Halo media will share the <SOURCE OF IMAGE> which for example all images in Halo 3 will share "H3", Halo 2 "H2", so on. With improving the descriptions of many that are unhelpful. So pretty much a lot of your images "should" be fine. I hardly (Like maybe once or twice if ever) ever conflict on that front with your images you uploaded from the past year that is for sure, but its really a case by case thing.
A lot of this is groundwork for greater things regardless, like improving categories which sorely need a update in a lot of areas, a huge idea of mine is to make "Game image" categories that house images of a certain game using a bot to add the game category to files that have certain <Source of Image>. This however will need discussed after this lol.
On a related note: I actually have links to your galleries on the internet archive Favorited (I'll send you a dm of them, I just updated them to todays version, though they are going into my project page so you can find em easily enough regardless) to help improve categories actually once I was done fixing filenames of stuff, your galleries are certainly something I do wish to use in some form. Plus categories allows users (and us admins) to add to them.-CIA391 (talk) 12:15, 5 September 2018 (EDT)
I am ready for the wipe now. I hope its cool? I left it this long so you can at least do stuff with it prior but its simply to hard to avoid them now.-CIA391 (talk) 10:52, 21 October 2018 (EDT)

All the galleries[edit]

They are all still available here.

Hopefully this whole project wont take too long and we can get to making those categories soon.-CIA391 (talk) 07:27, 24 October 2018 (EDT)