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Here's to a New Year and a New Decade! --Ben41 (talk) 12:06, 31 December 2019 (EST)

Welcome to the '20s! ;D StanTheMan (talk) 13:00, 31 December 2019 (EST)
Still 2019 where I live, but hey, screw it. Here's to a bygone decade, and a roaring 2020s for us all. Pyr0m4n14c (talk) 15:15, 31 December 2019 (EST)

2020 is turning into a very strange year.--Jcordell (talk) 00:09, 5 April 2020 (EDT)

2020 has been the strangest three years so far. StanTheMan (talk) 17:18, 5 April 2020 (EDT)
So, how many of us are now using the site again while we’re stuck at home quarantining? -MT2008 (talk) 19:01, 5 April 2020 (EDT)
I've been wondering the same thing. --Jcordell (talk) 21:01, 5 April 2020 (EDT)
If we had been stuck at home in 2015, I'd be cranking out pages. But not so now with a toddler and a baby at home. --Funkychinaman (talk) 22:05, 5 April 2020 (EDT)
Ironically enough, I feel like I've been less active here since the shutdown. Probably since I've finally abandoned any attempts to maintain a somewhat healthy sleep schedule. Pyr0m4n14c (talk) 23:35, 5 April 2020 (EDT)

A lot of guns... A many lot of guns.

Well, does anyone dare to identify this? As I understand it, almost all of this is target guns (probably as the only available source of a large number of western handguns). --Slon95 (talk) 15:30, 1 January 2020 (EST)

3rd guns 1.jpg
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3rd guns 3.jpg
3rd guns 4.jpg
3rd guns 5.jpg
3rd guns 6.jpg
From left to right: ?, Ruger Blackhawk, Smith & Wesson Model 29, Smith & Wesson Model 25, ?, ?. --Pyramid Silent (talk)
On that first screencap.. I agree on the Blackhawk ID. The center two revolvers are stainless S&Ws. That said, I believe the center one is a smaller K-frame gun - likely a long-barrel (8 3/8") Model 66, while the one next to it is a larger N-frame - likely a Model 629. Next to it looks like a Model 29 with 8 3/8 barrel. Can't quite make out the revolvers at the top or the far left.
The second screencap, only one I can make out is the stainless one, which looks to be a full-lug Smith & Wesson Model 686 (though it looks to be lacking both sights for some reason.. I suppose it could be the fixed-sight Model 681).
Fourth screencap the one laying on the counter on the right is a S&W Model 586. Fifth screencap shows a couple of 3rd Gen S&W automatics. All-in-all looks like on giant S&W ad to me, lolz (not that there's anything wrong with that). StanTheMan (talk) 21:11, 1 January 2020 (EST)

Rules on video game emulation?

I was wondering if there are any rules against screencaps from emulators like Dolphin or PCSX2, as I can't find anywhere on the site that addresses this. Specifically, I wanted to get higher quality pictures for the TimeSplitters pages once my new PC is up and running.--Tomakazi (talk) 20:26, 19 February 2020 (EST)

I believe emulators are legal as long as you have the original game. We'll have to take your word for it. --Funkychinaman (talk) 21:33, 19 February 2020 (EST)

Mysterious Revolver

This is very similar to the 1st gen Colt DS, but has a high rear sight, and a cylinder swing-out to the right side (although this is - perhaps - a consequence of the mirroring of the scene). Does anyone have any idea what this might be? --Slon95 (talk) 11:34, 29 February 2020 (EST)

SR R1.jpg
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After a lot of googling for right-swinging cylinder I found this obscure gun: Clerke First starter revolver. It has raised rear sight, but other features seem different, so this version is hardly correct. --Greg-Z (talk) 13:35, 29 February 2020 (EST)
Not even close. This is closest to this: [1], [2], although this sample has an exposed hammer. --Slon95 (talk) 14:28, 29 February 2020 (EST)

Lupin III / Lupin the Third / Lupin the 3rd Template

I was just wondering if this 'series' qualified for a template? There's a lot missing from IMFDB on it (I've been trying to source good DVD copies of the individual TV parts to get screencaps), and I'm planning to tackle the 1995 movie Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus next, but it looks like there's already five titles here. I think even if it doesn't qualify for a template, a disambiguation would be perfectly alright.

Oh, and also, should we universalize which form of 'Lupin III' we're going with? Currently we have pages with "Lupin III", "Lupin the Third", and "Lupin the 3rd"! (if we do, my vote is for "Lupin III") - SeptemberJack (talk) 04:30, 31 March 2020 (EDT)

Anyone know this?=

This one looks like a S&W 642. Ominae (talk) 11:46, 1 April 2020 (EDT)

Looks like a 296 to me. --commando552 (talk) 18:54, 1 April 2020 (EDT)

Small question regarding screenshots for video game pages

Are fan-made renders (or the ones taken from artists' Artstation pages) of models and screenshots that were taken with the help of mods allowed? Lunar Watcher (talk) 22:00, 20 April 2020 (EDT)

Case Closed page (maybe split up slowly)

Noticing that the page is getting longer and longer especially with the next episode is by May 23. I'd help, but I have a laptop right now and I'm not sure if the show has Blu-Ray versions or Hi-res versions for the first 15 seasons. Ominae (talk) 10:30, 3 May 2020 (EDT)

Shotguns list classified by the Latvian Police

Well, as I always climbed the Internet and found this: [3]. This is an extremely unique document, full of characteristics that are nowhere is easy to find. The text is in Latvian, but it's easy to translate through CTRL+C and a translator. --Slon95 (talk) 11:39, 13 May 2020 (EDT)

It claims the SPG-9 is originally Polish, is that correct? --AgentGumby (talk) 14:17, 13 May 2020 (EDT)
Very interesting document. Actually classify launchers too, so maybe a list of no-rifled weapons? Wonder what the misterious P38 is...

--Dannyguns (talk) 03:40, 4 July 2020 (EDT)


Is it okay to edit another person's sandbox? I ask in part because I've noticed some cross-editing of sandbox pages before (namely the Modern Warfare Online sandbox page) and because somebody started a sandbox page for Girls' Frontline (which they haven't done anything with in a while) that I'd like to contribute to. BrandonColeford1992 (talk) 01:11, 12 June 2020 (EDT)

I'd check with the owner first. If it's truly abandoned, then I'd say go ahead. --Funkychinaman (talk) 01:40, 12 June 2020 (EDT)
Well, it’s been 3 days since I asked, and about 3 months since he used the site. I’m gonna say that that’s an all-clear. Worst-case scenario, he reverts the page to its former state. BrandonColeford1992 (talk) 22:58, 15 June 2020 (EDT)

About mobile games

Are mobile games allowed in here if they are notable enough? Garena Free Fire for instance is a famous mobile game published by a legitimate company, could I perhaps create a page for it? --Dan San (talk) 20:31, 30 June 2020 (EDT)

Mobile apps are not allowed. --Funkychinaman (talk) 00:41, 1 July 2020 (EDT)
Well, at least not on main pages; if you want, you can create a personal sandbox for the game. Pyr0m4n14c (talk) 08:06, 1 July 2020 (EDT)
Thanks for answering, I just wanted to be sure. --Dan San (talk) 10:37, 1 July 2020 (EDT)

ID this pistol (SIG?)

Manofmedan sig 2.jpg Manofmedan sig 3.jpg

I think it's from the SIG-Sauer P220 series but I don't know what exact model it is. --Dan San (talk) 15:57, 2 July 2020 (EDT)

S&W? --Slon95 (talk) 18:26, 2 July 2020 (EDT)
I don't think so. The shape of the trigger guard and grip don't match. I'm guessing it's either a P220 or a P226 but it's hard to tell without knowing the capacity. --Dan San (talk) 18:45, 2 July 2020 (EDT)
Looks like a total mix. The rear of the slide, the grip, and the double stack step on the frame all look vaguely P226ish, but then the front of the slide and frame is totally flat a featureless like a S&W Sigma. Then you have the fact that the slide stop appears to be from a Browning Hi-Power. --commando552 (talk) 19:34, 2 July 2020 (EDT)
I think the featurelessness is just from the quality of the model and textures. Since you said it's a double stack then I'll list it as a P226. I appreciate the help. --Dan San (talk) 20:44, 2 July 2020 (EDT)


Would you folks be interested in an official IMFDB Discord server? I think it could be interesting, but I'm not sure if it would be redundant with the presence of the forum, so I'd like to get everybody's opinion on the matter first. Pyr0m4n14c (talk) 21:08, 6 July 2020 (EDT)

I think it'd be cool. Discord is a lot more modern than the traditional forum and I think it'd be fun to have a place to shoot the shit about guns, movies, and games or whatever with fellow enthusiasts.
Interesting idea indeed. Discord is more engaging and modern. But then again, we already have the forums and talk pages for discussion. I support this idea but I'll wait until more users show interest. --Dan San (talk) 21:26, 6 July 2020 (EDT)
Never actually used Discord before, but I'd be down for it too.--AgentGumby (talk) 10:58, 10 July 2020 (EDT)
If you guys want access to the forum, please do so on the Forum Request page. I'm pretty quick processing the requests. --Funkychinaman (talk) 15:16, 10 July 2020 (EDT)

Just One Quetion...

I would just like to ask - is it possible to add games where weapons are not used directly by the player, but have a noticeable role, and are directly real-life models? --Slon95 (talk) 16:56, 17 July 2020 (EDT)

Which game did you have in mind? --Funkychinaman (talk) 17:37, 17 July 2020 (EDT)
Well, I was thinking about Hard Truck 2. It is really very well done, especially for its age, and considering that it is from Russia (a reputation for games that is usually laughed at, including from the inside). Although the weapon is not used directly by the player, this is evident in a number of cutscenes. In addition, the police KA-50s are visible carrying their Shipunov 2A42 autocannons, which they will not hesitate to use if something happens (if the player reaches the appropriate wanted level). Not like all these subsequent over9000 games "about trucks", which, by the way, actually "parasitize" on what was created by this game (the same "18 wheels of steel" or "euro truck simulator"), while, oddly enough, actually they being below this for the quality of the gameplay. --Slon95 (talk) 17:51, 17 July 2020 (EDT)
I'd say go for it. If the guns present are real and visible enough then it should be eligible for a page. --Dan San (talk) 17:54, 19 July 2020 (EDT)

Snowpiercer (2020 TV series) gun identification thread

So there's this new TV show (also available on Netflix) based on the novel and film of the same name, and I'd like to ID all of the guns before uploading screenshots or creating a page.
Here's an Imgur link with all screenshots I took:
I gotta say, the gunplay on the show is atrocious. Firearms are far and few between in the story and they're rarely given much screen time, but they do occasionally play very significant roles. I'm struggling to identify these guns so I'd like some help here. --Dan San (talk) 18:09, 19 July 2020 (EDT)

Will it really be as bad as the series from The Mist? --Slon95 (talk) 18:40, 19 July 2020 (EDT)
I'm enjoying it so far. It is a very political show but the politics are pretty easy to ignore most of the time. --Dan San (talk) 21:40, 19 July 2020 (EDT)

Any objections to this?

I know there are rules on this site about pages for non-descript guns featured in cartoons. However, would anyone object to me covering the Army Men games? Their weapons are simplistic but do indeed resemble actual weapons, most notably the M16, M9A1 Bazooka, and M2 Flamethrower (featured on the cover of Army Men 3D). The games also have numerous vehicles with mounted weapons such as Browning M2 machine guns. Theakker3 (talk) 15:58, 22 July 2020 (EDT)

M2 Flamethrower featured on game cover.
Loading screen featuring M9A1 Bazooka, M16, and an unknown machinegun.
Browning M2 mounted on a green jeep.
I'm leaning towards no, because "resemble" is a slippery slope. There's a just a lot of other eligible titles out there. --Funkychinaman (talk) 16:03, 22 July 2020 (EDT)
I made a quick search for actual gameplay screenshots. These or this show too small and generic images of weapons. --Greg-Z (talk) 16:18, 22 July 2020 (EDT)
I vote no. --Jcordell (talk) 00:04, 23 July 2020 (EDT)
I mean, my page for Superhot was allowed even though the guns are textureless, and some only bear slight resemblance to actual guns (but most of them are real). You should get a good screenshot of the guns in-game and not just cover art, though. --Dan San (talk) 16:53, 23 July 2020 (EDT)
Superhot was on the fence for me, and even then it still has far more detail than this. --Funkychinaman (talk) 02:15, 28 July 2020 (EDT)
The one I am interested in doing first is Army Men 3D, which probably has the least featured weapons in the Army Men franchise. But there is still a lot to cover in terms of weaponry. I can get better screen shots than this if I have to, and this isn't nearly every weapon in the game. Theakker3 (talk) 02:01, 28 July 2020 (EDT)


M16 with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
M16 featured in your inventory.
Green Soldiers armed with M16's.
The Green "Sarge" and the Grey Colonel with their M16's.
Sarge with his M16 in the final cutscene.

M9A1 Bazooka

M9A1 "Bazooka" - 2.36 inch
M9A1 Bazooka in inventory.
Taking aim with the Bazooka.
Tan Soldier running with a Bazooka.

Browning M2

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Browning M2 machinegun mounted on a Green Jeep.
Target practice with the Jeep-mounted Browning M2.
Browning M2 mounted on a Green Half-track.

These screenshots are looking nice. I guess you can go ahead and create a page if you want to. --Dan San (talk) 14:47, 4 August 2020 (EDT)

Three admins already said no. Case closed. --Greg-Z (talk) 14:55, 4 August 2020 (EDT)
They did? Oh well then. --Dan San (talk) 12:40, 5 August 2020 (EDT)
Administrators --Funkychinaman (talk) 15:05, 5 August 2020 (EDT)