The one I have just has the one page in the admin panel that allows you set the displayed name of Announcments, Sticky's, and "Special". In mycase, Tutorial.
I tried looking at the newer verison, and combining them, and using the sorting feature, but with categories hierarchy and this topics_list mod with seperate topic types... it's just a heck a scramble of stuff.
I haven't been in the loop of my own forum's code in a few months, either, so it was little jambled. I almost got it to work, but normal topics stopped showing up, so I just reverted. I messed up somewhere a long the, but that's alright, cause I'll probably end up starting a new forum from scratch for when I start my websites "new image". Anyhow, if you can supply some kind of insight on the sorting possibility, would be interested still in seeing it.
*Edit* and yes, seems a bit of deja vu in this discussion