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A guy who researched some of S3DB5 and works on sonic hacks

Regarding your Sonic 3D Blast 5 edits and screenshots

Hiyo, it's great to see you do more stuff with Sonic 3D Blast 5, especially how notoriously garbage the game and its derivatives are, but you really need to read these guidelines because those screenshot uploads are a mess:

  • Image tagging (e.g. "{{GBCSS|Sonic Adventure 7}}"), so screenshots are properly tagged and won't get lost in the sea of files.
  • Screenshot guidelines, because Game Boy screenshots should be clean, unfiltered 160x144 native-res screenshots. Oversized resolutions are ugly, so are screenshots downscaled in an image editor.
  • Naming files, because names like "Crash2.png" and "Thatonesection.png" are unsuitable for this kind of wiki. The guidelines have a specific format you should aim for, so have a gander.
  • PNG compression, to ensure screenshots are at their smallest size to help condense the size of the wiki.

Also, please use the Bug template for bug pages. For a good idea of how a bug page should look, there's a load of them here. --BSonirachi (talk) 12:35, 31 January 2022 (EST)

Cheers for fixing things up, but there's still some problems - what you did with the screenshots was simply downscale the existing screenshots in an image editor, which results in ugly downscaling artifacts and therefore are still poor quality.
I did notice you used mGBA to take these screenshots. You can press  F12  on your keyboard at any moment during gameplay and it'll save a nice, clean PNG screenshot at native resolution wherever it's been configured to save screenshots (use frame advance to help with more precise screenshots). That would mean having to suffer though the game(s) again, but I'm sure you'll be able to redo your screenshots. ;) --BSonirachi (talk) 11:36, 1 February 2022 (EST)