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Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:40 am
by Gochayer
Is there a way to install or convert a phpbb 2 styles so that it works on a phpbb 3 forum? I was tying to get ClanzDarkness2 installed on my new forum, but just noticed it was for phpbb 2.

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:56 am
by david63
Put simply - no

I don't know how many code changes were made between phpBB 2.0 and phpBB 3.0 but there have been close on 20k code changes from phpBB 3.0 to the latest version phpBB 3.2.8

I suppose you could convert it if you have plenty of time but it will be far easier to find a phpBB 3.2 style that is as near as possible to what you want and then adapt it using a "child style"

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:21 pm
by Gochayer
I'm a bit new to this so bare with me. How would I adapt it as a child style? Is there any documentation on this?

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:40 pm
by Raul [ThE KuKa]

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:29 am
by Gochayer
Thank you

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:09 am
by Lumpy Burgertushie
do you have a link to somewhere I can see or download ClanzDarkness2

I did a search but found nowhere you can still get it. the orignal domain name from the creator is no longer valid.


robert

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:14 am
by 3Di
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:09 am
do you have a link to somewhere I can see or download ClanzDarkness2
3 is here https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... darkness3/

http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/ClanzDarkness3

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:38 am
by Lumpy Burgertushie
I don't see anything special about that style ( other than it is ugly ) that would be worth the trouble of trying to duplicate it.

just go here and pick a dark style, add some gaming type images to it and you are done.
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/1982/demo/3.2

robert

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:47 am
by Dan Stylez
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:38 am
I don't see anything special about that style ( other than it is ugly ) that would be worth the trouble of trying to duplicate it.
That kind of negativity is a bit uncalled for and will put people off bothering to ask a question. The poster wasn't asking you to convert it or if you like it or not and he or she obviously likes it otherwise they wouldn't be asking if it's possible.

I would say the Acidtech style by Eejiwould be the easiest one to adapt into ClanzDarkness2.

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:05 am
by Lumpy Burgertushie
Dan Stylez wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:47 am
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:38 am
I don't see anything special about that style ( other than it is ugly ) that would be worth the trouble of trying to duplicate it.
That kind of negativity is a bit uncalled for and will put people off bothering to ask a question. The poster wasn't asking you to convert it or if you like it or not and he or she obviously likes it otherwise they wouldn't be asking if it's possible.

I would say the Acidtech style by Eejiwould be the easiest one to adapt into ClanzDarkness2.
you are right. it was uncalled for . at the time I thought it was amusing but it really wasn't.

sorry about that.

robert

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:23 pm
by Gochayer
3Di wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:14 am
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:09 am
do you have a link to somewhere I can see or download ClanzDarkness2
3 is here https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... darkness3/

http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/ClanzDarkness3
I preferred the version two (with the buildings on the side and on top) fitted better with the use of our forum. Although version 3 apparently doesn't fit the license and is for 3.0 so not sure it would work.

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:25 pm
by Gochayer
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:38 am
I don't see anything special about that style ( other than it is ugly ) that would be worth the trouble of trying to duplicate it.

just go here and pick a dark style, add some gaming type images to it and you are done.
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/1982/demo/3.2

robert
Yeah I went to that site before and didn't find one that fitted with what we were going to use it for. The one I have right now is not better as a fit, but it seems to be liked from my few users.

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:35 pm
by Gochayer
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:09 am
do you have a link to somewhere I can see or download ClanzDarkness2

I did a search but found nowhere you can still get it. the orignal domain name from the creator is no longer valid.


robert
http://www.themesbase.com/phpBB-Themes/ ... ess-2.html

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:54 pm
by 3Di
Gochayer wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:23 pm
I preferred the version two (with the buildings on the side and on top) fitted better with the use of our forum. Although version 3 apparently doesn't fit the license and is for 3.0 so not sure it would work.
Okay, next time please provide the link so we do not have to search, thanks. :)

Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:47 am
by Mick
Also, I notice the 3.0 version is based on subsilver2.