Is there a premodded-PhpBB3?

theone759

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I've searched for one but found nothing, I know there used to be one but can't find it, so if anyone knows of one can you let me know?
 

theone759

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Thanks, I guess I kinda overlooked that site if it showed up:whistle:
 

Musical_frog

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I've never found one of these, thanks for the link. And if you every finish that phreakwars post it so we can check it out. :)
 
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larmay25

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www.phpbb-fm.com

Grab the top 2 files under 'latest build'... install both to get v3.0.4 with 516 mods.
Hey guys, I've ran into a problem... I'm still new at this, I installed phpbb3 originally on my site, then I found the fm versions, so I purged the original phpbb3 installed and I installed the original version FullyModdedphpBB2-90409 (phpbb2) with the links given above, that board installed perfectly and worked fine, but I created a new table because it told me the table (phpbb_) already existed (I just learned yesterday how to delete tables a bit too late), i changed it to phpbb2_, then I uploaded the FullyModdedphpBB2-to-phpBB3.0.4 upgrade, changed the table to phpbb3 during the install because I thought it would interfere with the phpbb2 install (I think this might be where I went wrong) and it installed fine, but none of the mods were anywhere to be found. Can anyone help me figure out what I did wrong with the upgrade?

Basically what I need to know is how to install the upgrade files to phpbb3 without losing the mods. I know this has got to be simple and I'm just overthinking things here.

Hope you can understand this hodgepodge post I just made, lol.

Thanks! :tiphat:
 

phreakwars

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You CAN'T upgrade without removing the PhPBB2 Mods. It's impossible. The phpbb3 version would have to be using different MODS with different SQL names, the prefix doesn't make any difference at all, except that it needs to be a different one then the current PhPBB2 install.
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larmay25

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You CAN'T upgrade without removing the PhPBB2 Mods. It's impossible. The phpbb3 version would have to be using different MODS with different SQL names, the prefix doesn't make any difference at all, except that it needs to be a different one then the current PhPBB2 install.
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Ok, so now I'm really confused, lol. Thanks phreak for the reply btw... if that's the case, what's the deal with the FullyModdedphpBB2-to-phpBB3.0.4 files and no mods inside the zip? It's just the basic install files, nothing else. How does this fit into the picture?
 

Alex.

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I would assume the mods are inside the "executable". Funny this topic springing up, only about 2 years ago this kind of install was warranted as bad. Meaning that the software was bound to have major flaws that would be a hacker's paradise. I guess that's not the case anymore.
 

phreakwars

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I would assume the mods are inside the "executable". Funny this topic springing up, only about 2 years ago this kind of install was warranted as bad. Meaning that the software was bound to have major flaws that would be a hacker's paradise. I guess that's not the case anymore.
That's because back then, you didn't know if what you were getting was say an older version of phpbb2 moddded up or a newer version which was patched for all the latest security issues. Plus there is, and STILL is, the issue of the 3rd party MOD you install CREATING a vulnerability.

You would have to just take the original mod author, and PREMOD author's word for it that everything was secure.

Since the install is now a MODDED install, that's why it is NOT supported by phpbb.

Think of it like this. Lets say you have a dodge truck with a hemi V-8 and your regular mechanic was a seasoned hemi expert, knew it inside and out... well one day your engine seems a bit boring to you and so you throw a mazda rotary engine inside that another dealer is offering in a conversion kit. Then one day, your new engine breaks down.. You can't expect your hemi mechanic to know how to fix it accurately, it isn't his job to know.

But still, pre-mod's are good for some people... these are usually the one's that say "BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO ALL THAT STUFF LIKE YOU DO".

And that's fine, I mean, I can see wanting to have a decent forum, not a plain vanilla out of the box one. Just gotta see what's out there, who has used it, how it has worked out for them.

Gotta keep in mind phpbb3 as a gold release is STILL fairly new. You don't have quite as many MODS out for it, and some of the MOD features from the older version, are simply either built in or not available.

Plus you need to keep in mind, a PREMOD means you can only use PREMOD styles, or MOD the other styles yourself

As for www.phpbb-fm.com I have mixed thoughts on it. The phpbb2 version is OK I guess, not to my personal liking, the phpbb3 needs serious work, and more commitment.

The safer bet, is install XAMPP on your PC/MAC/LINUX machine, Install phpbb3 on your local drive, and practice doing it yourself.

Otherwise, you'll tend to make yourself a complete pain in the butt without even realizing it, because you haven't learned how to modify your own code or install your own updates.

It really isn't that hard if you start out slow, and give it a bit of time. If I can teach my son how to do it at 6 years old, I have confidence ANYBODY can learn to do it.
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larmay25

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Well said Phreak. It seems like a daunting task initially, when someone (like myself) has had very little programming experience, to take up php modifications. I've learned so much a small amount of time, and learning more everyday. You make a very valid point in the fact that using a premodded board could create headaches for yourself in the future because by doing so you've learned nothing, and therefore will have a devil of a time fixing a problem down the road should one arise. I guess I was looking for the easier quick road to walk down by installing a premodded board instead of installing the exact mods I am really looking for, and now I'm having second thoughts about going back to the original phpbb3 install and learning from scratch. I know you guys are here to help me if something becomes too much to figure out, and your walkthrough is a tremendous assistance.

Thanks a bunch!
 
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