Help:Tutorials

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Introduction

Welcome to the Custom Track Wiiki!

Before you get started, we suggest familiarizing yourself with how to use a wiki if you haven't already.

Wikipedia also features an excellent tutorial that you may find relevant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial

Don't forget to read the Wiiki Rules! Failure to do so will result in warnings or bans if necessary.

Category Tutorial

On this Wiiki, user-created content is categorized for easy sorting. The table below depicts the possible categories that you may choose from:

Track Battle Character Vehicle Misc[1]
Custom Created by you or your team and only by you or your team.
Retro Any content from games within the Mario Kart series.[2]
Import Any content from other games not native to the Mario Kart series.
Texture Any texture or other modifications of existing content that are wifi safe.[3]
Edit Any other modifications of existing content that are not wifi safe.[3]
  1. Columns may expand as needed.
  2. All Mario Kart tracks, even tracks from Mario Kart 7 and on, are classified under this category, contrary to its name. This also includes the Arcade games.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wifi Safe - Modified content that behaves the same as the original content.
    Any modifications that change collision/solidity or significantly alter the performance of the game are not wifi safe.

First, choose 1 column entry and 1 row entry, e.g. Track/Custom, Misc/Edit, etc. Once you've classified your content, proceed down the page.

Track/Battle Page Tutorial

You may only proceed through this section if you've classified your content as either a Track or Battle.

Page Naming Scheme

Now you must make a name for your page. Depending on how you classified your content, you can choose from these templates:

  • Custom Track: The name of your Custom Track. Choose this if your content is an original Custom Track created and designed by you.
  • ABB Retro Track: Nintendo Platform Abbreviation (ABB) followed by the name of the Retro Track. Choose this if your content is a track from the Mario Kart series. However, if your page name is already taken...
  • ABB Retro Track (Your Name): Nintendo Platform Abbreviation (ABB) followed by the name of the Retro Track followed by your name (in parenthesis). Choose this if your content is a Retro Track that has already been made by someone else.
  • GAME Import Track: Game Abbreviation (GAME) followed by the name of the Import Track. Choose this if your content is a Track from another game outside of the Mario Kart series.
  • Texture Hack (Textured Track Texture): The name of your Texture Hack followed by the name of the Textured Track and "Texture" all in parenthesis. Choose this if your content is a Texture Hack of another Track.
  • Edit Hack (Edited Track Edit): The name of your Edit Hack followed by the name of the Edited Track and "Edit" all in parenthesis. Choose this if your content is an Edit Hack of another Track.

Existing Examples:

It is important that you first check if the page name you want is taken. The Wiiki offers search functions on the left sidebar to assist with this. If your page name is indeed taken, you must either make a different name or post in the page's discussion for permission to reuse it. Conflicts with naming can be handled by Wiiki Moderators and Administrators if necessary.

Now you are ready to create the page. Go to the Page Creation Tutorial next.

Character/Vehicle Page Tutorial

You may only proceed through this section if you've classified your content as either a Character or Vehicle.

Page Naming Scheme

Now you must make a name for your page. Depending on how you classified your content, you can choose from these templates:

  • Character: The name of your Character. Choose this if your content is a Character. Standalone Characters can be used with any Vehicle.
  • Character on Vehicle: The name of your Character on its Vehicle. Choose this if your content is a unique Character/Vehicle combination.
  • Vehicle: The name of your Vehicle. Choose this if your content is a Vehicle. Standalone Vehicles can be used with any Character.
  • Texture Hack (Textured Character/Vehicle Texture): The name of your Texture Hack followed by the name of the Textured Character/Vehicle and "Texture" all in parenthesis. Choose this if your content is a Texture Hack of another Character/Vehicle.

Examples:

  • Batman
  • Batman on Batmobile
  • Batmobile
  • Mr. L (Luigi Texture)

It is important that you first check if the page name you want is taken. The Wiiki offers search functions on the left sidebar to assist with this. If your page name is indeed taken, you must either make a different name or post in the page's discussion for permission to reuse it. Conflicts with naming can be handled by Wiiki Moderators and Administrators if necessary.

Now you are ready to create the page. Go to the Page Creation Tutorial next.

Page Creation Tutorial

Now that your content has both a category and a name, it is time for you to make the page:

  1. Type the name of your page in the Search Bar near the top of any page and click Search. Use a simple page name and not something long, such as Super Mario Double DS Dash 7 Kart Super Circuit Super Kart Super 64 Kart Wii: Gold Edition.
  2. If the page does not already exist, click Create the page "Page Name Here" on this wiki!
  3. Type the correct template code into the text box. Here is a list of template codes to choose from:
  • Generic: {{subst:Custom-Track}} , choose this for most content.
  • Character/Vehicle: {{subst:Custom-Character}} , choose this if your content is either a Character or Vehicle.
  • Texture Hack: {{subst:Texture-Hack}} , choose this if your content is a Texture Hack.
  1. Click Show Preview to see if you did it correctly. The page should have a template now.
  2. If you did it correctly, click Save.
  3. On your new page, click Edit.
  4. Edit the page to fill out needed information.
  5. Before you are finished, decide what category your page belongs in. See the Category Tutorial for more information.
  6. Click Save.