[READ ME] Game Uploading Rules [2018-12-07]

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Uploading Rules:
  1. When using third party sources other than the developer, virus check the file.
  2. You must provide 3 or more mirrors where possible, using only .
  3. All images should be uploaded , do not use third party image hosts.
  4. There must always be a 'cover image', with a max file size of 500KB, or 5MB if it's an animated GIF.
  5. Please ensure games are properly tagged, tags should only include content which is currently in game. You can find a list of tags . The Genres section can include more specific tags/genres/fetishes.
  6. Ensure you use the correct engine prefix, VN prefix where applicable (definition below), and Completed/Onhold/Abandoned where appropriate.
  7. Password protected archives are not allowed, and avoid excessive archiving splitting (1-2GB minimum parts).
  8. Any dates should follow the (YYYY-MM-DD).
  9. When creating Collections or SiteRips, add the date which you ripped the content to the thread or title and DO NOT use the COMPLETE prefix unless they're defunct or no longer producing content.
  10. When posting unofficial ports or compressed versions, include the following disclaimer: "This unofficial port/version is not released by developer, download at your own risk."
  11. Compressed versions should hyperlink to a comment as to not clutter the OP with mirrors (check template).
  12. Torrent files must be hosted outside of f95zone. Do not attach them to threads, please use NOPY or ZIPPYSHARE.
  13. Any older game versions should be removed from the OP except when no newer version is available, these should be properly marked with the version number inside parenthesis with a smaller font; example: "Win(vX.XX):"
  14. Note that "PC" in the Ren'py engine means both "Windows" and "Linux" OS, please tag them as such, not "PC".
  15. Do not use double line breaks between lines.
  16. Completed games should not have a version number on the title.
  17. Japanese visual novels should use their English titles and not their Romaji title; alternative titles will have a field for search reasons in the OP.

Title Format:
Game Name [Version] [Developer]​
eg: Dreams of Big Milfy Saga [v1.0] [Biggus Dickus]
Version Variations:
[v1.5], [2018-07-18], [Ch. 1.5], [Ep. 1.5], [Ch. 1-5], [Ep. 1-5], [Ch. 2 v3.0], [v1.0 Alpha], [Day 3], [Part 1-5], etc​


Prefix Definitions:
Visual novel: Focus on story, minimal choice:text ratio, vast majority of choices are dialogue based.​
Non VN: Open world/sandbox, lots of choices available, clear gameplay mechanics.​
Completed: The game has been confirmed by the developer to be completed, and no further updates are expected.​
Onhold: The game has been confirmed to be on hold by the developer.​
Abandoned: The game has been abandoned or the developer hasn't been heard from for at least 3 months.​

Thread Template:
Please make sure to follow the below template, it'll automatically appear when you attempt to create a thread in the Games forum.​

(COVER ART; DELETE THIS)

Overview:
(STORY OVERVIEW GOES HERE AND USE A SPOILER TAG IN-CASE OF A WALL OF TEXT; DELETE THIS)​

Thread Updated: (USE "YYYY-MM-DD" NUMBERS ONLY, DATE ADDED TO F95ZONE ; DELETE THIS)
Release Date: (USE "YYYY-MM-DD" NUMBERS ONLY, DATE RELEASE BY DEV; DELETE THIS)
Original Title: (FOR VISUAL NOVELS ON VNDB; THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE TITLE; DELETE LINE IF NONE)
Aliases: (FOR VISUAL NOVELS ON VNDB; THE ROMAJI TITLE OR OTHER ALIASES E.G: MAJIKOI; DELETE LINE IF NONE)
Developer: DEVNAMEHERE Patreon - Website - BuyMeACoffee - Discord (DELETE TEXT WITH NO HYPERLINK)
Publisher: (DELETE LINE IF SELF-PUBLISHED, MAINLY FOR JP VNS WITH PUBLISHERS)
Censored: (YES/NO/PARTIAL; DELETE THIS)
Version:
OS: (REN'PY GAMES WITH "PC" IN THE TITLE INCLUDE BOTH WINDOWS + LINUX, MAKE SURE TO TYPE BOTH; DELETE THIS)
Language: English
VNDB: (FOR VISUAL NOVELS ON VNDB; DELETE LINE IF NONE)
Length: (FOR VISUAL NOVELS ON VNDB AND/OR WESTERN GAMES WITH INFO AVAILABLE; DELETE LINE IF NONE)
Prequel: (DELETE LINE IF NONE)
Sequel: (DELETE LINE IF NONE)
Voices: (JAPANESE, ENGLISH, FRENCH... DELETE LINE IF NONE; IT'S REDUNDANT)
Store: (DELETE LINE IF NONE)
(ADD ANY OTHER FIELDS YOU NEED FOLLOWING THE SAME FORMATTING; DELETE THIS)
Genre:
(GENRE TAGS HERE, CAPITALIZE EACH TAG FOR PARITY, DELETE THIS)

Installation:
1. Extract and run.

Changelog:
(CHANGELOG GOES HERE. IF NO CHANGELOG IS AVAILABLE, USE "vX.XX Release" OR SIMILAR; DELETE THIS LINE)

Developer Notes:
(IN CASE THE DEVELOPER WISHES TO SHARE SOME INFO REGARDING THE GAME; DELETE THIS ENTIRE BLOCK IF NONE)

(ADD ANY OTHER BLOCK FOLLOWING THE SAME FORMATTING AS ABOVE IF NECESSARY HERE; DELETE THIS LINE)
DOWNLOAD
Win: TORRENT - MIRROR - MIRROR - MIRROR
Linux: TORRENT - MIRROR - MIRROR - MIRROR
Mac: TORRENT - MIRROR - MIRROR - MIRROR
Others: COMPRESSED - ANDROID (OR UNOFFICIAL ANDROID)


Patches: INCEST PATCH - BUGFIX
Extras: WALKTHROUGH - 100% SAVE - MOD - MOD2 - MOD3

(THANK YOU NOTES AND UNOFFICIAL ANDROID MESSAGE GO HERE; EXAMPLE: "Unofficial build by @F95. Thank you @Bloo for sharing the game and @TCMS for the walkthrough."; DELETE THIS LINE)

(SAMPLES/SCREENSHOTS; DELETE THIS)​
Code:
[CENTER](COVER ART; DELETE THIS)

[B]Overview:[/B]
(STORY OVERVIEW GOES HERE AND USE A SPOILER TAG IN-CASE OF A WALL OF TEXT; DELETE THIS)[/CENTER]

[B]Thread Updated[/B]: (USE "YYYY-MM-DD" NUMBERS ONLY, DATE ADDED TO F95ZONE ; DELETE THIS)
[B]Release Date[/B]: (USE "YYYY-MM-DD" NUMBERS ONLY, DATE RELEASE BY DEV; DELETE THIS)
[B]Original Title[/B]: (FOR VISUAL NOVELS ON VNDB; THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE TITLE; DELETE LINE IF NONE)
[B]Aliases[/B]: (FOR VISUAL NOVELS ON VNDB; THE ROMAJI TITLE OR OTHER ALIASES E.G: MAJIKOI;  DELETE LINE IF NONE)
[B]Developer[/B]: DEVNAMEHERE Patreon - Website - BuyMeACoffee  - Discord (DELETE TEXT WITH NO HYPERLINK)
[B]Publisher[/B]: (DELETE LINE IF SELF-PUBLISHED, MAINLY FOR JP VNS WITH PUBLISHERS)
[B]Censored[/B]: (YES/NO/PARTIAL; DELETE THIS)
[B]Version[/B]:
[B]OS[/B]: (REN'PY GAMES WITH "PC" IN THE TITLE INCLUDE BOTH WINDOWS + LINUX, MAKE SURE TO TYPE BOTH; DELETE THIS)
[B]Language[/B]: English
[B]VNDB[/B]: (FOR VISUAL NOVELS ON VNDB; DELETE LINE IF NONE)
[B]Length[/B]: (FOR VISUAL NOVELS ON VNDB AND/OR WESTERN GAMES WITH INFO AVAILABLE; DELETE LINE IF NONE)
[B]Prequel[/B]: (DELETE LINE IF NONE)
[B]Sequel[/B]: (DELETE LINE IF NONE)
[B]Voices[/B]: (JAPANESE, ENGLISH, FRENCH... DELETE LINE IF NONE; IT'S REDUNDANT)
[B]Store[/B]: (DELETE LINE IF NONE)
(ADD ANY OTHER FIELDS YOU NEED FOLLOWING THE SAME FORMATTING; DELETE THIS)
[B]Genre[/B]:
[SPOILER]
(GENRE TAGS HERE, CAPITALIZE EACH TAG FOR PARITY, DELETE THIS)
[/SPOILER]

[B]Installation[/B]:
[SPOILER]
1. Extract and run.
[/SPOILER]

[B]Changelog[/B]:
[SPOILER]
(CHANGELOG GOES HERE. IF NO CHANGELOG IS AVAILABLE, USE "vX.XX Release" OR SIMILAR; DELETE THIS LINE)
[/SPOILER]

[B]Developer Notes[/B]:
[SPOILER]
(IN CASE THE DEVELOPER WISHES TO SHARE SOME INFO REGARDING THE GAME; DELETE THIS ENTIRE BLOCK IF NONE)
[/SPOILER]

(ADD ANY OTHER BLOCK FOLLOWING THE SAME FORMATTING AS ABOVE IF NECESSARY HERE; DELETE THIS LINE)
[CENTER][B][SIZE=6]DOWNLOAD[/SIZE][/B]
[SIZE=5][B]Win[/B]: TORRENT - MIRROR - MIRROR - MIRROR
[B]Linux[/B]: TORRENT -  MIRROR - MIRROR - MIRROR
[B]Mac[/B]: TORRENT - MIRROR - MIRROR - MIRROR
[B]Others[/B]: COMPRESSED - ANDROID (OR UNOFFICIAL ANDROID)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=5][B]Patches[/B]: INCEST PATCH - BUGFIX
[B]Extras[/B]: WALKTHROUGH - 100% SAVE - MOD - MOD2 - MOD3[/SIZE]
[SIZE=1](THANK YOU NOTES AND UNOFFICIAL ANDROID MESSAGE GO HERE; EXAMPLE: "Unofficial build by [USER=1]@F95[/USER]. Thank you [USER=2222]@Bloo[/USER] for sharing the game and [USER=92]@TCMS[/USER] for the walkthrough."; DELETE THIS LINE)[/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER](SAMPLES/SCREENSHOTS; DELETE THIS)[/CENTER]

These rules aren't ironclad and we understand that each game may have its own necessities; as such, feel free to add and/or change any fields you feel are necessary, but only if necessary.
 

Twistty

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Updated the upload rules to also include the title. Small change but it looks bloody fucking nice :D
I agree - much better!!!
Should be easier to search also - but haven't tested that out yet?
 
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*Variations of titles allowed:
[v1.5] | [18-07-2018] | [Ch. 1.5] | [Ep. 1.5] | [Ch. 1-5] | [Ep. 1-5] | [Ch. 2 v3.0] | [v1.0 Alpha] | etc*
We've added rules to title variations.
 

Bloo

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#10
Updated rules to reflect template changes and current practices in place.
 

TCMS

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#11
Added rule 16 which was missing from our changes
 

Bloo

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Added some missing fields to the template for visual novels and rule 17.
 
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