Ive figured it out now, was the cookies.
Had to change it to this for future referance to other people who have the same problem:
Cookie domain: 22.214.171.124
Cookie name: phpBB2_forum (gave it something different to before)
Cookie path: /swiftowners.org
Cookie secure: Disabled
Session length: 3600
none of the settings and/or advice you get from here will work properly on a NUKE site.
if you follow any advice you get here, it could very will break your board.
the version of phpbb that NUKE uses is not the same one that you get from here.
you need to go to a NUKE support site for help with your NUKE installation.