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criezy
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Help needed to write the ScummVM manual 

Even if you are not a developer, you can help the ScummVM team. There are a number of areas in which you may be able to help. For example with version 1.0.0 coming all the games need to be thoroughly tested (see this topic). Another area that requires some work is the writing of a manual for ScummVM. This was actually one of the reason why version 1.0.0 took so long to come.

We need a good manual helping new users (and to a degree also experienced ones) with problems they have. This starts with how to obtain and install ScummVM on your favorite device, to how to copy file data to it and how to add it to ScummVM, up to specific issues with the games. There is a work in progress manual. This is very incomplete, and we need your help to finish it!

If you can write in proper english and would like to help, please contact Sev to get a wiki account.

You can have a look at what we want to achieve and a list of task on this page.

Edit: to clarify the 'proper english' part of my message, we have no plan to enter the ScummVM manual into a literary contest. The ability to write correct simple english should be sufficient. What we don't want to see is slang, SMS language or sentences full of grammatical and spelling errors.


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Post Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:10 pm 
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garrythefish



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As you put it that way, I offer you my services. Say the word and I will help you in anyway I can. There must be something I can do to help. Very Happy

Of course, if I may join you. Wink

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beatlefreak9



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I would also like to help. I can lend a hand in writing the Nintendo DS and Wii bits.

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Post Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:47 am 
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sev
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Please, contact me privately.


Eugene

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jakayang



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i will help you for the windows CE port. just tell me what to do!

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Post Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:23 am 
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sev
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Smile Contact me.


Eugene

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Post Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:04 am 
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Poulpette



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Hi everyone,

I discovered the ScummVM project some months ago and first of all Iíd like to thank the Team for having created that software. Smile

Then hereís the point: Iím not a developer, I still do some mistakes when I speak in English (which would not do the trick for the English documentation) and I donít have so much time to helpÖ but if I can do so that would be a pleasure.
So I was wondering: would you be interested in translating the documentation into other languages? I mean it was done for the software (which is great but there were not so much incomprehensible things to read) so I was thinking it could be really helpful for non-English speakers if the documentation could be translated too.

Well, Iím French and can really properly write in my mother tongue (if I say that, thatís because French people know that more and more grammatical and spelling errors are doneÖ), so if I can help, donít hesitate to ask. Smile

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Post Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:08 pm 
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sev
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Yes, it would be not bad to have at least some of our manuals translated. There is one important thing, though, that is supporting those translations, i.e. it is not a one-shot job, but the person who is willing to do it has to join the team and maintain the documents.


Eugene

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Post Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:55 am 
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Poulpette



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I see and understand.

Well, like I said, I donít always have a lot of time to work on different projects, but as translation is not a one-shot job (youíre right on that point Smile), if you are interested I could help the project in the best possible way.
It depends on deadlines you would have for translation: if theyíre too short, I canít offer you my help. But if theyíre not, that would be OK for me.

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Post Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:08 am 
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sherry529



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I would also like to help somehow...

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