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Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by PY004, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. PY004

    PY004 Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the new MSremake.com forums!

    Due to unfortunate and unavoidable reasons, we have had to migrate the forum software from phpBB to XenForo. The migration should have successfully imported all content from the previous forums except for the content from the past few days.

    Permissions however are a different story and they had to be generated from scratch. As a result, you may notice that your permissions are set incorrectly. If that is the case, please send me a pm (conversation) and I shall try to fix it for you.

    I would greatly appreciate it if you guys would provide feedback and suggestions regarding this forum software by replying to this thread. It will help to try to improve the site and make the transition better.

    Thank You!

    PS Expect sporadic downtime lasting a few minutes at most while we configure this forum.

    PPS Those who can't log on, use password recovery!
     
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    PY004 Administrator Staff Member

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    Updated Post.
     
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    A$AP Matt New Member

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    When will the game servers be back up?
     
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    A$AP Matt New Member

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    Nevermind, they are back up for now. Thank you!
     
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    Lucifer Majiskus Sons of Babel

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    Looking good! :cool:
     
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    PY004 Administrator Staff Member

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    Glad to hear.
     
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    TheOysterHippopotami Source Developers

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    Awesome work. Some of these brighter background images are kind of taxing on the eyes, I think. Is there any way some of these could be replaced or maybe have the images only change when you change pages or something so it's less distracting?
     
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    PY004 Administrator Staff Member

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    Image change times were shortened intentionally for testing purposes. It's been put to the default values now. The background images are mostly temporary place holders until we can get more.

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    zeus9860 The True Followers of the Lost

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    The background images are a nice addition. Tbh, the entire change looks good to me, it nearly feels like the game itself just got patched. Except, not really!

    So yeah, good stuff.
     
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    Seriously impressed with what you did with the forum migration theme! I got scared to death when the test forum had such a generic blue look to it that it gave me 80's store-brand flashbacks.

    In regards to an actual patch, hopefully everyone I was chatting with manages to re-register right quick.

    (Hrmm... gotta change my
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    Malachite Heroes of Dawn

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    This is actually, quite fortunately.. The style of forums gaming groups and people tend to use, it's like the style now.. and Nice work actually, but I can't decide which is better.. but this is although really great!
     
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    Glad you all approve. Let me know of any issues! Thanks.
     
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    greatguys1 Developers

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    Love the new forums :eek:
    I find it a bit difficult to navigate topics given that I'm used to the old forum layout. The "Downloads" under the "General Forums" seems a bit pointless when there's already a tab for it.
    I'm real glad all the old posts made it over; a lot of history was saved. I really appreciate everything you've done to keep MSC alive!
     
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    Oh, you can see that? Hrmmm... It used to be a admin only section used to add downloads to the front page, but I don't think that functionality works anymore. Guess maybe we should axe it.

    Then again, now it seems to go to a nicely organized little page, that could be easily referenced as a forum post to boot... So... Maybe it should just have its own section so as to better separate it from the other forums.
     
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    I deleted the old download forum since we had no use for it. I added that link to the download page because the default theme had very difficult to see download link. That was just meant to increase visibility until we got ourselves a better theme. With that accomplished, I think it's safe to delete it now. Your call on that Thothie.
     
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    I suppose that download link at the top is sufficient, so we can axe it. Makes it look like there's new posts where there aren't any, as it is now.

    I also suppose I should eventually do something about that title text logo in the upper left corner... That old metallic beveled raspitna font with a sword running through it has kinda become our unofficial letterhead. I'm sure my photoshop skills haven't decayed so badly I can't come up with something a bit less NASAlization but still legible. The only other theme-wise tweak I see I'd like to make is those generic status icons to the left of each forum section, but after inspecting them, I think they are actually a font, so there maybe nadda I can do.

    Also seems I need to cook up a new avatar... And signature.
     
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    Download link removed.

    Agreed that the top left logo is the weak point. Let me know when you manage to create a better one.

    The status logos are using image sprites to speed up loading. It can be changed, but I would just leave what's already on there in place. It would be hassle trying to make those work.
     
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    I love it, thanks for the new forums =)
     
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    looks cool :)
     
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    Thank you Truewarrior and Kermit.
     

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