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This page contains The Command & Conquer Wiki's command & Conquer Wiki:Image and video policy. It describes rules for images and videos which are uploaded to the wiki.
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  • Policies set general rules for the wiki's administration and its content.
  • Any registered editor is free to edit this page to improve its readability as long as the essence of the article remains unchanged.
  • If you would like to suggest content changes or propose a new policy or guideline, please use the wiki discussion forum.
  • See the policies and guidelines page for an overview of this wiki's policies and guidelines.

General[edit | edit source]

  • Images and videos are subject to the general content criteria. In addition, there are some specific rules for this type of content outlined below.

Images[edit | edit source]

  • Images may only be uploaded for use in articles and on user pages. On talk or forum pages, please link external images instead. Images for use in one's signature are considered user page images.

Article images[edit | edit source]

  • Images should be of good quality.
  • Images should never include parts of the UI (HUD, crosshair) unless the point of the given image is to illustrate the UI itself.
  • Images should have a descriptive name.

User page images[edit | edit source]

  • Only 5 user page images are allowed per user. If you wish to free up "slots", you need to mark old images for deletion.
  • The file names of user page images have to start with "User" in order to avoid confusion with images for use in articles.
  • User page images violating any of these rules will be deleted without warning.

Videos[edit | edit source]

  • Embedded videos may only be used in articles if they illustrate issues which cannot be expressed by written text at all or only with difficulty. Examples for acceptable videos are game trailers or a video illustrating how to find an item which is in a hard-to-find location.
  • Videos for user pages may not be uploaded to the wiki; please use the YouTube extension if you wish to place videos on your user page.

Naming[edit | edit source]

Files should take the following format:


Note the existence of underscores. The <Extension> represents the extension of the image file type and is only included here for completeness. Aside from that the extension is irrelevant to the naming convention.

Source[edit | edit source]

This is an identifier for the C&C product the file came from.

CNCTD Tiberian Dawn and expansions
CNCTS Tiberian Sun and expansions
CNCTW Tiberium Wars
CNCKW Kane's Wrath
CNCRA1 Red Alert, expansions receive an additional CS or AF suffixes.
CNCRA2 Red Alert 2. Yuri's Revenge gets an additional YR suffix.
RA3 Red Alert 3. Uprising gets and additional U suffix.
Ren Renegade
Gen Generals. Zero Hour receives a ZH suffix.
Gen2 Generals 2. Could also be named to CNCF2P/CNC2013.
Tib Tiberium, concept art and the like for the unreleased game.

Image Names[edit | edit source]

This is the name of the primary focus of the image. Refer to the appropriate image categories to find names already in use. : Minigunner, AttackCycle, Obelisk, Toxin Tractor Note the capitalization.

Type[edit | edit source]

This identifies the nature of the image. Use common sense when naming; this is not an exhaustive list.

Code Type
Art General 2D art from in-product sources.
Render 3D art.
Cinematic Art from cinematics.
Concept Art Concept art.
WIP Static images of in-game objects during product development (work-in-progress).
WIPAnim Animations of in-game objects during product development (work-in-progress).
InGame Static images of in-game objects. Only use this category for the final release.
Animation Animations of in-game objects. Only use this category for the final release.
Cameo Side bar unit portraits.
Cutscene Recorded Cutscenes

Every type identifier should be followed by a number, as there may be multiple images of the same type. For example, a category might have images named as follows: : CNCTW Grenadier Concept Art 1.jpg, CNCTW Grenadier Concept Art 2.jpg

Ensure that file extensions and numbering is consistent. Avoid using the same filename with a different extension, it causes unnecessary confusion.

Case Sensitivity[edit | edit source]

Names are case sensitive. CNCTW Grenadier Concept Art 1.jpg is not the same as CNCtw grenadier concept art 1.jpg.

Image Categories[edit | edit source]

All images should be categorized within the Category:Images tree. Like articles, images may belong to multiple categories.

See also[edit | edit source]