What is the CryWiki?
The CryWiki is Crytek’s official community resource for all things to do with CryENGINE2 modding. Be it setting up weather effects in Sandbox2 to importing your 3D art into the engine, this site aims to provide both community and official references, guides and more to help you on your way to creating a successful project with all the modding tools provided. Containing everything from complex code samples to easy video guides, the content caters for all stages of modding aptitude across the board. Check out the CryWiki Navigation sidebar for all the sections related to Crysis modding that you can use whilst browsing the site.
How can I add content to the CryWiki?
There are a number of different ways you can contribute your knowledge to the fast-growing community resource, with the list below outlining some of the key methods of adding content.
- Creating New Articles - You can add new articles to each community section of the Wiki. By simply browsing to the appropriate category from the main documentation topics, you can enter your desired article name and click “Create Article”; from there, you add the content as you see fit.
- Editing Existing Articles - Do you feel that a certain subject or page is inadequately covered in the current community documentation? Do you see any incorrect information on a topic that you feel needs to be amended? All you need to do is hit the “Edit” button at the top of the page and start your changes.
- Submitting Useful Links - Here on the CryWiki we have a dedicated Useful Links page where users can submit links that will benefit the community, covering a wide range of modding related topics. If you have a link you want to share, simply click the button that links to the “Links Talk Page” and from there you can submit your link and its description. The CryWiki staff will then verify the link and add it to the page.
- Creating Code Samples - The Code Samples section on the Wiki aims to provide samples of code on the main coding and scripting languages that are used within CryENGINE2. Head over to your desired category in the Code Samples section, fill out the name of the sample, and then you are free to describe and explain the sample, where you can also upload the code itself for others to see and utilise.
Do I need to be registered to use the CryWiki?
If you would like to add your own content to the Wiki, you will need to be registered at Crymod.com, Crytek’s official modding portal. Once registered there, you can use the same username and password on the CryWiki to add your own content to the site.
I don’t understand the Wiki mark-up language, is there anywhere to go to learn it?
There are a number of resources provided by Wikipedia themselves for learning the mark-up that formats articles on Mediawiki powered websites such as the CryWiki. Listed below are a few of the more helpful ones that will settle you into the mark-up style that Mediawiki uses to successfully format its pages.
- How To Edit A Page – The basic guide on Wikipedia that shows you how to edit and add everything that makes up a Wiki page, from URLs to tables.
- Your First Article – If you’ve never created an article before, this reference will help you choose to what omit and what’s important about creating an article.
- Editing – A useful reference article that lays out a few Wiki editing conventions to help you through the process.
What are the “User” and “Talk” pages?
User pages are articles set up by a user on the Wiki to post information about themselves and their projects; they often also contain contact information regarding e-mail and messenger details. A user page is also known as 'Personal Namespace' or simply 'Namespace'. You can find it at: http://wiki.crymod.com/index.php/User:[yourname] - (replace [yourname] with the username). However, advertisement for other websites or unrelated projects is not allowed, and if any unsuitable content is found in user pages they will be removed by the CryWiki staff.
Talk pages are essentially discussion areas on articles of interest. Use this page for convenient areas to discuss amendments to articles with other users; this also allows others to see explanations and thought processes behind certain points of articles if they have been controversial before.