Scarred Sun

From Sega Retro (xref Dotterer with Senate report) get this ad photo of Richard Stewart OK honestly this is minor but I think it's cool so there Rock-ola ad OK this makes some other stuff make sense David Rosen Inc.? Ad

Dating tips

  • Wide A logo starts appearing mid-76, disappears around 83
  • Sega JP leaves Tokyo Airport PO either 81 or 82

Sega Retro and NIWA

I'm the same Axiomist that owns WiKirby and staff of NIWA, a Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance. Our organizations seem similar and rather different. I was one of the Zelda Wiki people on the slate of cofounders of NIWA. We worked with Bulbapedia and Super Mario Wiki to share technical solutions, links, resources, and lately have been getting new member wikis to grow the organization. We never intended for it to be fanboyism, simply a matter of related content and how it falls under Nintendo's umbrella. We want to work with similar groups such as SGNW, instead of our members creating their own using the NIWA model. We envision a larger network of independently hosted sites and wikis that would become the standard go-to hub for gaming content, especially wikis. Wikifarms have dominated for quite a while now, and Wikia's policy and skin changes are ripping that domination apart. But other wikifarms still exist and some other such as ShoutWiki may simply assume the role of the top freely hosted competitor. Our trouble with wikifarms is that while they control several sites, they allow plagiarism and other complaints to go unchecked; there's a responsibility dodge from both the paid and unpaid staff; and these sites are rarely done by people with the technical expertise and resources to maintain a quality site compared to independent sites.

To sum it all up, I'm wondering if SGNW is interested in an affiliation with NIWA. We'd like to see more wikis as well done as Sonic Retro's wiki (for instance) and would be interested in having a roundtable discussion from time to time to share wiki tech tips; as we find MediaWiki unresponsive and few working examples of extensions can be found. Hope to hear from people about this. Axiomist 05:48, 18 October 2010 (UTC)


It seems there are some bugs in the publish scripts. If you save, on top of the page is

Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home/sonicret/domains/ on line 343

Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to (php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known) in /home/sonicret/domains/ on line 343

While the main page says:

Error in the database

A error happened in the database. The cause can be a timeout, the defect of a server or a bug. The last database query was:

   (SQL-query hidden)

from the function „“. MySQL says „1054: Unknown column 'id' in 'field list' (localhost)“

--Debug Mode 07:36, 16 July 2011 (CDT)

We know. - Andlabs 08:58, 16 July 2011 (CDT)
Sorry, haven't seen it. If there's something I can help with let me know ^^ --Debug Mode 09:19, 16 July 2011 (CDT)


Is there any extension installed for embedding videos from YouTube? Also, if wanted, what resolution would you like (original, 2x, 720p, 1080p, ...)? Would it be okay to integrate them from my channel or shall I create a dedicated SRWiki one?

--Debug Mode 20:31, 16 Dec 2012

We host videos ourselves (the only issue right now for non-admins is uploading large files). I'm not 100% sure what the reasoning is but I do know X-CulT (before it died) lost a lot of their videos due to someone taking down their YouTube channel (they only got the account back now). If you do get something uploaded here, Sega-Vision has an example of how to include it in the page. - Andlabs 13:52, 16 December 2012 (CST)

in case it goes unnoticed

you've uploaded Bust-A-Move 2's manual twice. 3's is in there but it starts at page 21

top stuff otherwise -Black Squirrel (talk) 13:05, 1 September 2013 (CDT)

Sonic Retro Wiki

I believe you're an admin in there as well so, I have scans of brazilian Sonic stuff but I can't login on Sonic Retro. On Firefox and Chrome simply nothing happens when I type in the correct info and on IE it says something about server misconfiguration or something. --AllisonKidd (talk) 16:54, 17 October 2014 (CDT)

Captcha: What is the international name for the Sega Genesis?

Hi, Is there any correct answer for this? Previously it would give a different question after an incorrect answer, but now it just repeats this one over and over again, and doesn't seem to accept any answer despite attempting multiple spelling and capitalisation variations.--Pirate Dragon (talk) 13:42, 30 November 2014 (CST)

What about Sega Power?

Thanks for the S the Sega Mag and Sega Magazine (UK) PDFs. I'm just wondering if you actually have Sega Power PDFs to post here. -Firbin4576

I have scans for issues 46 and 62. - Hivebrain (talk) 16:54, 26 December 2014 (CST)

MD Template missing

Why did you delete that template?

Issues with PDFs

All the PDFs uploaded recently have their size recognized as 0x0 pixels, and thus are not generating thumbnails. The problem seems to be with PHP rather than the PdfHandler extension though, and apparently can be fixed manually as described here. --AllisonKidd (talk) 20:45, 5 July 2017 (CDT)

Combat Cars

Hey Scarred Sun! Do you have the Combat Cars manual? Cheers. --CombatCars (talk) 13:05, 29 August 2017 (CDT)

In case it gets lost

Sega Retro:Magazine check - Template:MagCheckAlt is a bit more "visual" -Black Squirrel (talk) 13:24, 16 May 2018 (CDT)


100px File:Megadrive Fan 1991-08.pdf

-Black Squirrel (talk) 05:53, 8 December 2018 (CST)

if you're playing with tables

Virtua Tennis - blue links in headers is something I've forgotten to report for months/years -Black Squirrel (talk) 11:42, 10 August 2019 (EDT)

Cover Upload problem

hi, i uploaded a new cover for Altered Beast, Mega Drive, US (Made in Taiwan) but i can only see my upload when i log in, otherwise i can not see my upload, also now can not see existing one too. i scan my sega covers at 600dpi, and PNG format, so when i upload a new version of existing one i upload as .png format but page shows it as .jpg format. samething happened for 688 attack sub cover both MD and Genesis version. and i am new on sega retro is this the only way to contact with users? or do you have chat room or mail address?

It displays fine for me, maybe clear your cache? You have named it the same as the previous file, so it had jpg in the name, but it was still a png image. I've changed it to png now to avoid confusion.Pirate Dragon (talk) 15:01, 16 November 2020 (EST)
Also those images at 600dpi show a lot of moiré patterns, it might be worth descreening them. That's not really my area of expertise though.Pirate Dragon (talk) 15:05, 16 November 2020 (EST)

Skin broke, may need to configure

The Vector skin doesn't look the same with the Wikimedia counterpart (could be outdated or without appropriate javascript?), and applying the SegaRetro skin will make every page on this wiki unable to load (HTTP ERROR 500). Thankfully the method of adding "?useskin=" in the URL worked, so I could go to Special:Preferences and change the skin back. Please consider reinstall these skins, or for the SegaRetro skin, temporally remove it, preventing other users from accidentally applying it and breaking their experiences. Thank you. Sincerely, Ericliu1912 (talk) 06:33, 21 June 2021 (EDT)