[ABD] PBWoW RC4 for phpBB 3.0.6

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[ABD] PBWoW RC4 for phpBB 3.0.6

Post by PayBas » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:52 pm

PBWoW RC4 for phpBB 3.0.6
Tags: World of Warcraft, WoW, Diablo, Battle, Battle.net, Alliance, Horde, XMas, Burning Crusade, Wrath Lich King, TBC, WotLK, Sunwell, Blizzard, ModX.

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Status: Release Candidate 4 (RC4)

Warning! PBWoW is not for rookies. This stuff isn't 1-2-3-presto!
It is one of the hardest styles to set up properly you will probably ever see. PBWoW is currently in a release candidate stage. You can use it on a live phpBB board but we cannot guarantee a bug free experience. Board features may be broken and my source code modifications have not been thoroughly tested for security vulnerabilities. Make a backup of all your files before installing PBWoW.

The PBWoW.com staff is not responsible for any damages related to the use of PBWoW software.

But don't let the above text scare you. If you are a (semi-)experienced phpBB user and have installed mods before you will be fine. In return for taking to the time to properly install PBWoW you will get quite simply the best WoW themed board there is (or was that too cocky :roll:).

Features:
  • Multiple themes included, all handled by template inheritance. So no tons of necessary dupes. For a list, look below. Also features a fast styleswitcher based on PQS.
  • Total transformation of phpBB. If the footer didn't say it was running phpBB, you probably would have never known 8-).
  • Complete reproduction of look and feel of official Blizzard forums like WoW and Battle.net.
  • Customizable profiles with avatars based on user input (class/race/level/rank etc).
  • Keeps almost all phpBB functionality intact.
  • Needed modifications are all neatly organized in a ModX file.
  • No database changes needed... at all.
  • Needed modifications are almost all code additions, not changes. This means that other styles and mods besides PBWoW will continue to function as they should. Although I cannot guarantee this ofcourse, considering the vastness of the mod community.
  • Easily customizable. Making your own theme by changing the background, logo and header makes your board unique and it's surprisingly easy. There is even a PBWoW Customization Pack with all the PhotoShop files you need.
  • Support for Board3 Portal.
  • Easy configuration using dedicated ACP module.
Subthemes:
PBWoW includes several sub-themes. As of Beta 4, these themes can be installed/uninstalled and activated/deactivated seperately so you can make your own selection. Current themes: Screenshots (Warning, large images!)

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Changelog: http://pbwow.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=44

Demo: http://www.pbwow.com/forum/

Download: http://pbwow.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=3

Why isn't this style in the Styles Database Releases section? Because PBWoW simply cannot comply to the strict phpBB Styles Submission Policy. PBWoW offers way more than just a simple style and requires code changes (mods), has copyrighted material, is not fully IE6 compatible, has an unconventional filestructure, etc. All this is needed to deliver the best experience possible, but unfortunately means we will never be recognized as an officially released style. :cry:
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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by jonny-b » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:59 pm

if you'd like any help, im down for a challenge.

BTW, you're theme is amazing!
You can download my themes from mergenine, site requires registration.

I've made themes for phpBB2, phpBB2 Plus, Orion 2, phpBB3, EQDKP, EQDKPlus, WoW Raid Manager, phpRaid, MGL, EGL.

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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by proton2112 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:00 am

pretty neat.

and there's one thing so closely following blizz's design gives you: a wow theme that actually looks professional :D (most make me cringe).

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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by Greybird » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:55 am

Amazing job, Paybas!

Do you currently have an estimation of the time you will need to release this theme? Would you say days, weeks, months ?

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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by PayBas » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:28 am

I would say a first version that is actually usable in daily life will take 6 weeks.

Not that it actually takes that long to develop, but I'm way too busy to spend more then an hour each day on this.

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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by mickaldinho » Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:41 am

Looking good mate keep up the work :)

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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by Jaiibee » Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:46 am

a...amazing.
I have never seen a style for World of Warcraft that has been so epically made.
The whole thing is amazing, if it were a practical solution for my theme problem, I would use it without hesitation.

Good job on the theme, keep it up, mate.

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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by darthice16 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:30 am

I am an avid vbulletin user and was wondering if you could update your pb-wow skin for vb to the newest version of vbulletin. They implemented csrf protection for the software and the original skin is not compatible with the newest version of vbulletin. you can contact me at vbulletin dot org my display name is tuaguild. I would love to see this happen for both vbulletin 3.7.1 and phpbb3

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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by jamienicholson » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:24 am

wow, obviously a lot of custom code in there. great job so far.

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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by rhythm1 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:25 am

:shock:
that style look pretty neat :geek:
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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by Relyt » Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:03 am

You're truly talented PayBas.

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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by darthice16 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:09 pm

Paybas i would like to speak to you about the vbulletin version i would love to take up development for the vbulletin side if you do not want to do it unfortunatly i have no idea how to implement the WOTLK content into the vb styles currently released. If you would pm me about this

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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by PayBas » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:18 pm

darthice16 wrote:Paybas i would like to speak to you about the vbulletin version i would love to take up development for the vbulletin side if you do not want to do it unfortunatly i have no idea how to implement the WOTLK content into the vb styles currently released. If you would pm me about this
Changing all /bc/ to /wrath/ in all stylesheets will probably do 90% of the job :) (although you will still need all the WotLK css and image files), I'll send you a PM about the other stuff later.

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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by darthice16 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:42 am

cool i will be waiting for your response

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Re: [DEV] PBWoW for phpBB 3.0.1

Post by PayBas » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:07 am

For those that want to help, here are a few things I need:
  • A variable that determines if a postrow in the viewtopic_body.html was made by a certain usertype. I need this for example to make all posts made by admins/mods to look like blizzard posts.
  • A variable that defines the post number in the viewtopic_body.html. This is not the same as postrow.POST_ID because POST_ID gives the board-wide postnumber, I need a topic-wide postnumber.
  • The direct link to the avatar of a user, also in viewtopic_body.html. I can only find {postrow.POSTER_AVATAR} and that has additional attributes in it and besides renders it as an <img> whereas I need it as a <td style="background: url('avatar_url_here')">. So I need something like {postrow.POSTER_AVATAR_SCR} instead of {postrow.POSTER_AVATAR}.
  • I need to use {FORUM_IMAGE_SRC} outside of the forumlist_body.html template which is not possible atm.
I wan't to keep source code modifications to a minimum (none so far) so if the above could be done within the templates only, that would be best ofcourse.
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