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Help! I cannot modify pages.
- You need to register and log in first.
I just registered, but now all of a sudden I'm banned! What's up with that?
- We apologize because we thought you were a bot and accidentally banned you. Please send an e-mail to Sparky or leave him a message at the HDM forum topic and he will resolve the situation for you at his earliest convenience.
I am registered, but I cannot upload files?!
- Uploading files is a privilege reserved for MGM modders and those in the HDM "modders" group. If you would like to upload mods, tools or other Halo-related files to HDM, read How to upload mods to HDM.
I am in the MGM but I can't upload files!?
- Even if you are registered in MGM, you still need to request to be a modder on HDM.
I made a page! Now what?
- Read Using Categories and glance through the Templates used here to understand when they might apply to what you do here.
I'm in the HDM modders group now, and I don't understand the rules about how to upload my mods. How should I upload mods?
- All you do is use the top right HDM wiki search field to search for the title of your mod (remember to use capitalization where appropriate) and click the red link that lets you start a new page. Copy this template for new Mod pages and paste it onto your page: Templates#Mods. Then add the mod's information to that template. Then view the page and scroll to the bottom and attach your mod as an uploaded .zip file. Inside that .zip file you should have a folder named after your mod -- inside that folder should be your .map file. Name the .map file after your mod or call it "bloodgulch.map", either way is ok. The .zip file should be named as my_mod <demo/trial/full/ce>.zip, so for example, a .zip file containing the Halo Demo version of the Yoyorast Island map would be named Yoyorast Island demo.zip. You should modify the name of the folder before you zip it, so the name is consistent throughout. Then just attach this file to the bottom of your mod's wiki page.
Mod Database - download Halo Demo mod files
Installing Mods - read about how to install mods (it's very easy)
Uploading Mods - learn how to share your mods here at HDM.
Tools - download tools that you can use to make your own mods
Category:Tutorials - Link to the tutorials category where you can learn about Halo Demo and how it is modded!
How to write a tutorial
This section gives you the step-by-step process that you should use when writing a tutorial at HDM:
Naming your Tutorial
The first step is to develop a specific page name for your tutorial. Think about exactly how much information is covered and what techniques you will be using.
Starting a new page
To the left, there is a search box. Once you've determined the proper title for your tutorial, type in the name and click "Go". You will see a page that says:
- "There is no page titled "[your tutorial name]". You can create this page."
You can create a page if you are a registered member and are logged in. For more information about registering, look at the very top of the website.
Categorizing your Tutorial
Please read Using Categories for the new methods of categorization at HDM.
But in general:
First, check the tutorials page to see if your tutorial fits within a pre-existing category, like a Weapons or Vehicles category. If it does, you should link to those subcategories. You can add a page to a category by adding this text anywhere on the page (traditionally at the bottom):
- [[Category:Your Category Name]]
- Example: [[Category:AI Tutorials]]
Pages can be added to multiple categories. Just add another category code and use the additional category name that you want.
If you want to link to a category somewhere in your document, the code is slightly different from adding a page to a category. Use a colon before the word "Category":
- [[:Category:Your Category Name]]
- Example: [[:Category:Weapon Tutorials]]
Then write and save your tutorial, and you're done!
Customizing Your Sidebar
HDM Default Introductory Materials
Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.