PbWoW - Original theme

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dragonfirebg
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PbWoW - Original theme

Post by dragonfirebg » 24 Jan 2018, 13:47

Hello,

I would like to congratulate you guys for creating this amazing theme.
Great projects like this are the core reasons why we need to continue pushing for open-source!

I remember that years ago there was an original theme which resembled the game's retail forums.
Here is how it looked like:

Original PbWoW Theme (PhpBB 3.0.x):
http://img163.imagevenue.com/img.php?im ... _783lo.jpg

Here is where I've found the original theme as well.

Original PbWoW Theme Re-edited (PhpBB 3.0.6) - Source code:
https://github.com/dragonfirebg/blizzard_forum

I respect the copyright of all content, but still I'd like to ask the following questions:

Questions:
  1. I would like to ask what has happened to the original PbWoW RC4, which is compatible only with PhpBB 3.0.x.?
    Is there an effort to port PbWoW RC4 to 3.1.x / 3.2.x PhpBB?
  2. I've found some semi-dead modifications around the internet, but is there an official release links for the old version? With and without the protected images?
  3. For the above screenshot (http://img163.imagevenue.com/img.php?im ... 783lo.jpg#) could you let us know from where the background image comes? It's a really nice transition between the sky of Outland and the Dark portal, which I've searched but could't find anywhere (not even in the modified versions of old PbWoW).
  4. Does PhpBB require any additional modifications (like extensions and else) in order to get the full look and functionality shown in the screenshot (http://img163.imagevenue.com/img.php?im ... 783lo.jpg#)
I'd be very happy if I am able to get a moment of your attention and answers.

Keep up the good work with the new versions of PbWoW3!
Last edited by dragonfirebg on 28 Jan 2018, 16:51, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: PbWoW - Original theme

Post by Sajaki » 28 Jan 2018, 11:08

hi,

I think the original RC4 files were lost. I was looking for them allover the web but all i found was dead links. i even checked the wayback machine for pbwow.com. http://web.archive.org/web/201504281707 ... 58394b1062.

I'm glad someone picked up the original pbwow style, it's great that you found that repository. maybe it can be ported to phpBB 3.2.

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Re: PbWoW - Original theme

Post by dragonfirebg » 28 Jan 2018, 16:50

Hello,

In an effort to give back to the community, I apply the original PbWoW theme.
It took me a lot of effort and coding to do so.
It is confirmed to work with PhpBB 3.0.6. Do not try with other versions, because there is a high risk it will break.
The archive has a guide inside it (A PDF file).
You need to also open a MOD file (.XML) which you need to open with your browser (Firefox for me).

You need to edit a lot of files which is described in the MOD file.
NOTE: When creating the 'module' make sure to use .MOD (not "General" or something else).

Below is the code on Github:
https://github.com/dragonfirebg/blizzard_forum

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Re: PbWoW - Original theme

Post by Underground » 01 Feb 2018, 18:16

Would be absolutely fantastic to see this theme for phpBB 3.2 8-)

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Re: PbWoW - Original theme

Post by dragonfirebg » 12 Mar 2018, 07:40

If someone has the background image from the original theme (http://img163.imagevenue.com/img.php?im ... _783lo.jpg#), please do share!

Would be much appreciated! :)