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English User Help => FAQ => Topic started by: John R on December 30, 2001, 06:05:50 PM

Title: Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: John R on December 30, 2001, 06:05:50 PM
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 (http://www.yabb.info/community/index.php?board=141;action=display;threadid=2706).  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 (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.
(http://66.183.68.240/tut01.gif)
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.
(http://66.183.68.240/tut02.gif)
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.
(http://66.183.68.240/tut03.gif)
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.
(http://66.183.68.240/tut04.gif)
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.
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: edwin on December 30, 2001, 07:59:33 PM
Way to go John R, I think somebody should make this a sticky topic! Or move it to the FAQ forum!
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: sydney078 on December 31, 2001, 01:21:09 AM
Tahnk you for putting this up- now if I could only figure out why I get errors when I try to uninstall
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: Zef Hemel on December 31, 2001, 08:45:22 AM
Very nice John :) Do note the package manager is still beta :)
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: Matt Siegman on December 31, 2001, 05:09:41 PM
yay! the next version is going to be easier to use anyway :)
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: Joe on January 01, 2002, 05:47:10 PM
can you only use the SE mods?

or can you use the Gold mod's?

Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: Jeff Lewis on January 01, 2002, 05:50:14 PM
Just the SE ones, as SE is in PHP as opposed to Golds perl base code.
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: Diesel on January 09, 2002, 03:20:00 PM
 :)
where kind i downlod the " add smiley mod ???? "
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: chrisb on January 23, 2002, 05:46:58 AM
Quote
(http://66.183.68.240/tut03.gif)


What are the URLs for those? I installed a package server and everything got deleted, inc. those default servers :-\

Cheers! ;D
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: ^ATOMIC^ on March 29, 2002, 02:17:05 AM
the pictures wont load could someone fix them or repost new once
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: shiva on April 02, 2002, 08:29:20 PM
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.
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: atosch on April 04, 2002, 06:52:37 PM
well, i think something has changed in 1.3.0. ;-)

cu atosch
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: thedeeve on April 07, 2002, 09:27:34 AM
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.  :-[
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: savavn on April 22, 2002, 03:03:48 AM

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
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: Daniel D. on April 22, 2002, 03:06:21 AM
If you want to use the crying smilie, change
Code: [Select]
:'(to
Code: [Select]
:\\'(in both files.
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: mediman on April 22, 2002, 09:52:13 AM
@nosmile thats not a solution the / is there for magic_quotes reasons!

@daniel hmm, a solution but, better:

http://www.yabb.info/community/index.php?board=163;action=display;threadid=6790

btw: thedeeve has not longer not working cry smileys!
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: Mr. B on July 31, 2002, 09:54:58 PM
Pity Boardmod doesn't list YaBB SE.  I wish there was such a site for this board.
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: Mach8 on August 04, 2002, 07:39:27 AM
There is, it's being developed and isn't supposed to be viewable to the public yet, although some people have posted the address in the past ::)
Title: I'm STUCK, can anyone help?Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: egoldhost4u on September 02, 2002, 10:44:33 AM
oh boy... can anyone help me please?

I've just upgraded yabbse 1.3.0 to 1.4.0/1.4.1 on another forum board on my domain.
The first time I'd made this upgrade, everything went excellently well, and considering my coding experience is very limited, I was well chuffed to see that I upgraded it okay... first time!

Now I thought this would be too good to be true, so I just upgraded another forum of mine to the lastest edition of this fantasic forum boards that the developement team and vulunteers have put together... ;D Well done lads & lassies ;)

Question...

I click the ADMIN button, I then click "YaBBpak Center"
I'm then presented with this:
Main Menu
[ Browse YaBBpaks ]
[ Create a new YaBBpak ]
[ Download new YaBBpaks ]
[ View Installed YaBBpaks / Uninstall YaBBpaks ]

which also has a rather nice blue smiliey face on it too! ;D but unable to find out how to get that graphic to be used when making posts, etc... anyways, that's one of  my many questions, but I need help understanding what I'm meant to do from here onwards...

Now... from what I gather from the initial post here, I'm to click on [Download new YaBBpaks]
Okay, I click this and I'm presented with this page:
Package servers
YaBB.info Avatars [ Browse ] [ Delete ]
YaBB.info Mods [ Browse ] [ Delete ]
YaBB.info Language Packs [ Browse ] [ Delete ]
Matt [ Browse ] [ Delete ]
Chris [ Browse ] [ Delete ]

Add server
----------
Now this is where I'm totally lost...
I click browse, on all of them to see what's behind the pages, I'm presented with quite a few entries of options that one can download...
what started the initial confusion is this:
IMAGES PACKS

1. Buttons that work on dark backgrounds -- by UD_UL_DeViL [ Download ]
Description:  Fixs the SE button so they work on dark backgrounds
Location of file:  http://www.mattsiegman.com/YaBBSE/Packages/Buttons_that_work_on_dark_backgrounds.mod.yp

2. All the images [ Download ]
Description:  A package of ALL the images in YaBB SE - release 1
Location of file:  http://www.mattsiegman.com/YaBBSE/Packages/images.mod.yp

3. All the YaBB 1 Gold Avatars [ Download ]
Description:  A package of the old YaBB 1 Gold avatars
Location of file:  http://www.mattsiegman.com/YaBBSE/Packages/y1gold.as.yp

-----
now if I click the download link, it says this:
Package downloaded successfully
Package has been downloaded successfully

-------
but where has it installed it to?
And this link and others alike:
http://www.mattsiegman.com/YaBBSE/Packages/y1gold.as.yp

some come up as a file to download, some just come up with a page that shows all the coding....

where and what do I do next to install all images, avatars, mods, etc...

I've been on this board today for the last 2 or so hours, and I can not find anything that helps me in this sticky moment...

can anyone spare some time to run through some examples that I can try out, which are same process as the rest so I can get them all installed and have a complete updated forum....

Many thanks in advance

e-goldhost4u

Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: mediman on September 02, 2002, 11:35:57 AM
The Smiley in YaBBpak Center is not defined as an UBBC-Smiley! if you will use them, then you have this smiley to use like a regular picture! (http://Yabb.info/community/YaBBImages/boardmod_main.gif)

itīs on YaBBImages/boardmod_main.gif

mediman
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: egoldhost4u on September 02, 2002, 01:47:55 PM
hee hee, thanks,

but any clues on how i can get these errors that have popped up out of the blue?

I've been hanging around just in case there were anyone here that could help us...

regards

Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: supplanter on October 22, 2002, 10:46:06 PM
i juz installed YaBB SE 1.4 and i can't get this to work...
i get this error:
Quote

2: php_hostconnect: connect failed
(/var/www/public_html/yabbse/Sources/PackageGet.php ln 131)

even for the default servers.

hELP! :'(
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: tuntis on April 06, 2003, 08:21:07 AM
To install as. .yp files?  :o
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: CONFIQ on April 24, 2003, 06:42:24 PM
But i still don't get it... What's difference between .yp. and .mod mods/files?  :(
I don't know how to install .mod file, do i need manualy to edit those files or there is some wizard like Yapp packet center has :/

Plz help
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: Chris Cromer on April 26, 2003, 09:28:11 AM
.yp is a yabbpak file, it can be run in the admin center in the yabbpak center.

.mod is for boardmod, use the program called boardmod at: http://www.boardmod.org to install .mod files.
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: tuntis on May 01, 2003, 10:52:55 AM
But i want install repair mods in a Tripod,can anyone help?
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: Daniel Hofverberg on May 01, 2003, 08:16:28 PM
But i want install repair mods in a Tripod,can anyone help?
To install mods on Tripod and all other hosts which run PHP in safe-mode, you'll need to use BoardMod. YaBBPak do not work in safe-mode.
Title: Re:Mods - How to get and install them with ease!
Post by: eteune on May 22, 2003, 12:04:05 PM
Hmmm, no screenshots appear on the original post.