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Mod releases - a quick guide?

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:37 pm
by iankent
Hope somebody can help, I'm tearing my hair out here! New to all this modding stuff and trying to package a simple mod with a modx file, but there's far too much info out there and none of it is making any sense lol!

Can anyone give step by step instructions on taking changes made to the core phpbb3 build and turning them into a mod package? Most of the changes are contained within new files (e.g. a new functions file, new templates etc.) though there are one or two changes to existing files.

Where do I start?! Do I have to hand write all the changes for the MODX and include the new files in the root folder, or is there a quick way to identify the changes and make the MODX? Is that even what I have to do? lol

Thanks :)

edit:
I've now discovered I can compare files using WinMerge which makes life easier - that creates the mod's root folder without a problem, what else needs to be done? reading as much as I can but I'm just getting more confused :(

edit2:
Right, getting somewhere I think! Am I right in thinking that my mod package .zip file should contain the following:
/root/[any new files]
/modx.prosilver.en.xsl
/license.txt
/install.xml
Where install.xml is the MODX file detailing file copy (for /root/) and sql inserts/core phpbb code changes?

Re: Mod releases - a quick guide?

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:09 am
by DavidIQ
iankent wrote:edit2:
Right, getting somewhere I think! Am I right in thinking that my mod package .zip file should contain the following:
/root/[any new files]
/modx.prosilver.en.xsl
/license.txt
/install.xml
Where install.xml is the MODX file detailing file copy (for /root/) and sql inserts/core phpbb code changes?
You got it 8-)

Re: Mod releases - a quick guide?

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:11 pm
by RMcGirr83
This should also help quite a bit

http://www.phpbb.com/mods/utilities/creator/

Re: Mod releases - a quick guide?

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:09 pm
by iankent
Thank you :)

I had come across the creator somewhere along the way (seen so many pages now I cant remember a lot lol), but at the time it meant nothing. Having had a second look and with a slightly better understanding of how a phpbb mod works, I think I've got it! Just posted my first DEV mod so fingers crossed.