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John R
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Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
« on: December 30, 2001, 06:05:50 PM »
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It's obvious from the posts that I have seen here that Mods are somewhat of a mystery to many people.  An enormous amount of confusion seems to exist on where to get them, how to install them or so forth.  I am about to dig deeply into the knowledge base and exterpolate the proper procedures to follow.

Where to get Mod Files

Currently, there is no one location in which Newly created Mods for YaBB SE are kept.  For the present the only way to find them is to look on the Forum and the best place to look is The Completed Mods Thread on the Dev Board.  Later on this will hopefully change and then will be a central location that mods will be downloadable from.

How to get the Mods

Once you have found the web address of a Mod file (ie: http://www.somewebsite.com/YaBBSE/Packages),  usually called a Package server by the Mod writer, you will now need to go to your admin section by clicking on the button in the top menubar.  You should see the following or something like it.

What you need to do is click on the Package Manager link (opposite the red arrow in the above picture).  The next screen you will see will be like the following or something like it.

The top part gives you a list of all files currently in your packages folder.  The bottom section lets you:
1 - create New packages
2 - download new packages
3 - browse installed mods
For the purpose of this tutorial we want to 'Download New Packages' so you need to click the link opposite the red arrow.  The next screen you will see will be like the following or something like it.

The top part of this screen lists the personal package servers that you already have addresses for.  The bottom section allows you to enter the name of the Package Server and the web address.  This is where you would enter the web address you found in the 'Completed Mods' thread.  Once you have done this you will be able to browse the Mods on that package server and download the mods you want.

How to Install Mods

Once you have entered the information to identify the name and location of the package server, you need to go back to your 'Package Manager'.  Once again the screen will look like the following or something like it.

The area you are now interested in is the area (circled in red in the above pic) that lists the packages that you have in your packages folder.  As you will see, with each package you have choices:
1 - apply mod
2 - list files
3 - remove mod
To install your newly downloaded mod, all you need to do is click on 'apply mod' and then follow any onscreen instructions.  If you are curious as to the files that make up the package, then you click on 'list files' and if you decide you don't want the mod afterall then click 'remove mod'.

I hope that this will clear up the confusion that seem to exist regarding finding, downloading and installing Mods for YaBB SE.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2001, 06:16:44 PM by John R » Logged

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Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2001, 07:59:33 PM »
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Way to go John R, I think somebody should make this a sticky topic! Or move it to the FAQ forum!
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2001, 01:21:09 AM »
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Tahnk you for putting this up- now if I could only figure out why I get errors when I try to uninstall
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2001, 08:45:22 AM »
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Very nice John :) Do note the package manager is still beta :)
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2001, 05:09:41 PM »
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yay! the next version is going to be easier to use anyway :)
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2002, 05:47:10 PM »
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can you only use the SE mods?

or can you use the Gold mod's?

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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2002, 05:50:14 PM »
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Just the SE ones, as SE is in PHP as opposed to Golds perl base code.
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2002, 03:20:00 PM »
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 :)
where kind i downlod the " add smiley mod ???? "
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2002, 05:46:58 AM »
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What are the URLs for those? I installed a package server and everything got deleted, inc. those default servers :-\

Cheers! ;D
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2002, 02:17:05 AM »
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the pictures wont load could someone fix them or repost new once
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2002, 08:29:20 PM »
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Yeah, could someone readd the pictures...
Looks kind of good and very useful, but it's a bit confusing to us new guys.
my screens don't match the images up, and also not sure where to install these packages, from the server, or from the computer, or where do I put them?
Do I have to dl a package manager or something??
Sorry, very new to this.
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2002, 06:52:37 PM »
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well, i think something has changed in 1.3.0. ;-)

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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2002, 09:27:34 AM »
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My people are complaining because the  :'( doesn't work since I upgraded to 1.3 (yes the file is in the right place)so I was going to put in the more smilies mod, but I can't figure out how to do it.  :-[
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2002, 03:03:48 AM »
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My people are complaining because the  :'( doesn't work since I upgraded to 1.3 (yes the file is in the right place)so I was going to put in the more smilies mod, but I can't figure out how to do it.  :-[


ah, open ubbc.js and Subs.pl, check if :'( filled correctly in there, I've got the same problem, and when open those two files, figured out that :'( had been filled in as :' \( , and thats why
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2002, 03:06:21 AM »
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If you want to use the crying smilie, change
Code: [Select]
:'(to
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:\\'(in both files.
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