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[Released] Chronicles 1.04 for phpBB 2.0.2 (updated!)

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Template name: Chronicles

Template version: 1.04

Compatible with: phpBB 2.0.2 and 2.0.1

Description: Chronicles is a fantasy style theme. It's the perfect choice for websites on fantasy games such as Dungeon Siege, Diablo II, EverQuest or websites on fantasy literature (as mine).

Screenshot:
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Demo: http://forums.eddingschronicles.com

Download:

Download Chronicles 1.04 (235 kB) (phpBB2.0.1/phpBB2.0.2 compatible)

Download Chronicles 1.03 (235 kB) (phpBB2.0.0 compatible)


Update: New version 1.04. Template updated for phpBB2.0.1/phpBB2.0.2 compatibility.

Update: New version 1.03. Even more minor changes. Read the revision history (below) for details.

Update: New version 1.02. More minor changes. Read the revision history (below) for details.


INSTALL.TXT from the archive:

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################################################################# 
##
## Template name:   	Chronicles
##
## Template Version: 	1.04
##
## Compatible with:	phpBB2 2.0.1 (FINAL) _only_
##
## Author:       	Jakob Persson (jakob (dot) persson (at) iname (dot) com)
##			(spammer safe address, replace (dot) with . and (at) with @)
##
## WWW:			http://www.jakob-persson.com
##			http://www.eddingschronicles.com
##
## Description:  	A fantasy style template/theme (wood, stone,
##		 	parchment etc.). Based on the original subSilver but with
##		 	several modifications.
##
## Localized:		NO, English language support only. Download the subSilver SDK
##			from http://www.phpbb.com to create your own localized graphics.
##
## Installation:	Regular template installation procedures. If you need instructions,
##			scroll down one page.
##
## Comments:		There are a number of minor problems, they're all just visual glitches
##			and there was no way of getting rid of those without having to
##			release this template as a MOD. You're free to fix those problems if
##			find it worth the time. Be aware that it involves editing the actual
##			phpBB2 code, so don't do this unless you know at least something about
##			PHP programming.
##			One of the problems is that some links are hard to distinguish due to badly
##			matching font colors and backgrounds with low contrast.
##			I won't offer any instructions on how to do it and which files to edit
##			and so on. Generally, these problems can be fixed by adding a class
##			attribute to the HTML tag that is generated by phpBB. Then create a
##			corresponding class in the style sheet file (Chronicles.css) and
##			control its visual appearance by editing that class.
##			If you haven't got the faintest idea about what I mean, go look for a
## 			CSS "get started" guide or some tutorials on the subject. Webmonkey
##			(http://www.webmonkey.com) is a good place to look for such things.
##
## Questions:		Questions by email will not be answered. Instead I suggest you post
##			your question in the Style Development forum of at http://www.phpbb.com
##			If I am unable to help you, it's likely someone else there will be able to.
##
## Comments:		Comments are always welcome. If you find an error, encounter a problem
##			or has general ideas, suggestions or even criticism (hey, doesn't everybody
##			love what I do? strange thought... ;-) ) feel free to contact me by
##			email or by sening me a private message at the phpBB forums (my nickname
##			is Kail).
##
## Credits:		Many thanks to Patty Herford (http://www.elfenvald.com/)
##			for her great stone textures.
##			Thanks to Tom Beddard of subBlue Design (http://www.subblue.com)
##			for releasing the subSilver SDK, it made the creation of this
##			template so much easier!
##
## Disclaimer:		I am in now way responsible for what problems this template or you
##			may cause. May it be a third world war or a dead bird. It's not my problem!
##			So be careful, backup the database, backup the files and when you're sure
##			the backup files are safe, install this template. Installation instructions
##			are available at the end of this file.
##			If you wish to use parts of this template for your own creations, designs, skins,
##			themes, templates or anything else you must receive an expressed written consent
##			from the author (Jakob Persson).			
##			Do not delete the credit notice at the bottom of the phpBB pages. Your license
##			to use this template, parts of this template or any template derived from this
##			template may be revoked at the author's (Jakob Persson's) sole discretion.
##			Removal of the phpBB copyright notice or the template credit notice revokes your
##			right to use this template.
##               
##
## Installation Level:  Easy
##
## Installation Time:   Less than a minute
##
## Files To Edit:       N/A
##
################################################################
##
## Example Screenshot: 	http://www.jakob-persson.com/templates/chronicles/screenshot.jpg
##
################################################################
##
## Example Screenshot: 	http://www.jakob-persson.com/templates/chronicles/screenshot.jpg
##
#################################################################
## 
## Revision History:
##
## v.1.04 (2002-06-04)
##  - Updated template for phpBB2.0.1 compatibility
##
## v.1.03 (2002-04-30)
##  - Fixed some font colors
##  - Fixed the black error box bug
##
## v.1.02 (2002-04-23)
##  - Set the font color for "Last replied by" to black
##  - cellpic3.gif and cellpic2.jpg edited to make them seem 
##    more seamless
##  - Changed the background color for the outer right
##    column in the forum index viem to improve readability.
##  - Index page background color set to dark gray
##
## v1.01 (2002-04-23)
##  - Fixed a number of minor problems 
## 
## v1.0 (2002-04-23)
##  - First release
##
#################################################################
##
## INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
##
################################################################ 
#
# Ready to go? Ok, Let's go!
#
#
#----[ UPLOAD (or COPY if you run phpBB on localhost) all of the files ]------
#----[ and folders to the templates directory of your phpBB directory ]-------
#
#----[ OPEN THE ADMIN PANEL ]-------------------------------------------------
#----[ CLICK Styles Admin -> Add ]--------------------------------------------
#
#    If you've successfully completed the previous steps, Chronicles should be
#    in the list. If it's not, redo the previous step and make sure all of the
#    Chronicles folders and files are located in the template directory of your
#    phpBB2 root directory. The Chronicles folder should contain a number of
#    .tpl, .cfg and .css files (see the file list above).
# 
#
#    If Chronicles is in the list, click "Install" to install it. The template
#    settings will now be inserted into your database.
#
#    When you've installed the template you may want to set it as default or make it
#    override the user's choice of template (not recommended). You can do so by
#    in the admin panel clicking General Admin -> Configuration.
#
################################################################
Last edited by Kail on Tue Aug 20, 2002 8:02 am, edited 14 times in total.

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Post by NickMahon »

WOW! Being a frequent templater, I can see how tough a job that would be. Very good work...

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Looks very very nice. Good job. :)

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Wow!

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VERY good work. I love it!!! 8O

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Very Nice.

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very nice work - very interesting graphics/design. again, good work.
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Post by talia679 »

There can never be too many posts saying that this is really great ... I love it :)
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Post by Kail »

Thank you all very much for the extremely positive feedback!

Well all know that even the sun has its spots :mrgreen: and this template is hardly perfect. I just discovered a few minor bugs that I've fixed and uploaded a new version of the template. Please read my original post above for details.

Thanks!

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Post by Orange-Crush »

1st: Love the theme!! Great work!!
Is it me or is the overall_header.tpl a little sparse? Did you use .css instead of templates?
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Post by Kail »

I threw out the style code, if that's what you mean. If anyone would like to have it back it's easy to do. Just copy the code from overall_header.tpl in the subSilver template and place it below the <link> tag.
If I recall correctly, the same code can be found in simple_header.tpl as well, which is included in the Chronicles zip archive.

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Post by Orange-Crush »

OK, that's what I was thinking as well. It seems to fit fairly decently. I'm giving my admins/mods a chance to vote on it for my main site. My demo of your work sits here: http://testforum.csgamerz.net

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Post by Kail »

Cool, I hope they vote in favor of it! BTW, I just fixed some more minor problems. New version 1.02 :mrgreen:

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Post by Orange-Crush »

Kail wrote: Cool, I hope they vote in favor of it! BTW, I just fixed some more minor problems. New version 1.02 :mrgreen:


Not sure what changes you did, but 1.02 looks just as nice as 1.01. Vote so far is in favor ... gonna open up the vote to the users as well!!

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Post by DAGTA »

I am EXTREMELY impressed! This is easily my new favorite theme. THANKS!! :)
-DAGTA

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Post by RMS »

...I like it 8)
...wish that there were more like it though :wink:

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