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It's been quite a while since oldunreal had an overhaul, but we are moving to another server which require some updates and changes. The biggest change is the migration of our old reliable YaBB forum to phpBB. This system expects you to login with your username and old password known from YaBB.
If you experience any problems there is also the usual "password forgotten" function. Don't forget to clear your browser cache!
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EvilGrins
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Re: New forums online

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I prefer this new version, having a "new posts" option makes things so much easier.

Especially as I can run an "egosearch" now to find only my own posts.

Although signatures don't seem to be working.
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Rikia
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Re: New forums online

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Can I get explaination, why it's needed to clean browser cache?
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Rikia wrote: Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:26 pm Can I get explaination, why it's needed to clean browser cache?
Because I noticed during transition that the new page/forum often wasn't loaded correctly otherwise (Ctrl+F5 for the corresponding page works usually also)- it's just to avoid issues.
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Re: New forums online

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EvilGrins wrote: Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:58 pm I prefer this new version, having a "new posts" option makes things so much easier.

Especially as I can run an "egosearch" now to find only my own posts.

Although signatures don't seem to be working.
The old forum did have these things as well? Perhaps not that obvious though...
Anyway, you are right about the signatures, they have been working at first but at the moment they seem to be gone. Will have to check that.
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Re: New forums online

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@signature: for me it appeared that automatically add signature was disabled in UCP. There is an option to add it automatically, otherwise you have to check "Attach a signature (signatures can be altered via the UCP)" below the editor field.
(Although it makes the forum way better readable without all these signatures I have to say).
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Re: New forums online

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Wow! Congratulations on the successful migration! I hope the email notification feature is working here, I couldn't figure out if it even worked on the old forums, let alone how to use it. PhpBB though is something I am quite familiar with. :)
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yes, tested that as well :)
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Would it be possible to (have an option to) uncheck "Notify me when a reply is posted" by default when posting a reply? I will no doubt forget to uncheck this on multiple occasions.
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Sometimes you have to lose a fight to win the war.
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Re: New forums online

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Whoops! My bad. Was looking under notification settings. :D
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Re: New forums online

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I noticed the first news on the frontpage of OldUnreal is dated 18-01-2020. I'm pretty sure we're in 2021 now. :P
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Hellkeeper wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:22 pm I noticed the first news on the frontpage of OldUnreal is dated 18-01-2020. I'm pretty sure we're in 2021 now. :P

Uhrm...ehhrrr....ah...I only wanted to see if somebody really reads it.
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Re: New forums online

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suscribe via rss feature is missing in new forum ?
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Re: New forums online

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Gooodluck to the new forum, Unreal is my greatest gaming love and oldunreal has kep it alive for so long. I wish they would remaster Unreal with Unreal 4 engine, the game would be a massive hit if remastered/rebooted like Doom and Call of Duty Black Op. So many new gamers are missing out of this old classic, and they are brainwashed to think HD graphics = good game, its the quality that matters and remastered Unreal can prove them in their face. Anyway will be busy again the coming days, all the best!
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BobIsUnreal wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:56 pm suscribe via rss feature is missing in new forum ?
I was wondering myself, found out that one can get atom feeds from app.php/feed

and some information here:
https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=2487966


But I installed Smartfeed extension which will hopefully satisfy all needs.
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Re: New forums online

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wfank30 wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:49 am Gooodluck to the new forum, Unreal is my greatest gaming love and oldunreal has kep it alive for so long. I wish they would remaster Unreal with Unreal 4 engine, the game would be a massive hit if remastered/rebooted like Doom and Call of Duty Black Op. So many new gamers are missing out of this old classic, and they are brainwashed to think HD graphics = good game, its the quality that matters and remastered Unreal can prove them in their face. Anyway will be busy again the coming days, all the best!
Thanks, its been some work and some old topics are still messed up due to html entities which couldn't be properly migrated, but I'll fix anything I can find or being reported.

Not sure about UE4 though, often its that games lose their specific feeling if being ported to newer engines, although can't deny that the idea has it's charm.
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Re: New forums online

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Smirftsch wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:17 am
wfank30 wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:49 am Gooodluck to the new forum, Unreal is my greatest gaming love and oldunreal has kep it alive for so long. I wish they would remaster Unreal with Unreal 4 engine, the game would be a massive hit if remastered/rebooted like Doom and Call of Duty Black Op. So many new gamers are missing out of this old classic, and they are brainwashed to think HD graphics = good game, its the quality that matters and remastered Unreal can prove them in their face. Anyway will be busy again the coming days, all the best!
Thanks, its been some work and some old topics are still messed up due to html entities which couldn't be properly migrated, but I'll fix anything I can find or being reported.

Not sure about UE4 though, often its that games lose their specific feeling if being ported to newer engines, although can't deny that the idea has it's charm.
I jusst wish new players who are prejudice to old games would enjoy this classic, they are brainwashed to think that enhanced graphics = good games. Personally I always prefer 3D over modern HD which makes it too realistic, we are playing games not watching movies, 3D drawing was an art of its own. I will always prefer the original Unreal, but a remastered Unreal with the same gameplay but modern graphics can bring so many new playes as the gaming population has now increased yet so many are unaware of this old wonderful classic and are unlikely to try it out due to the prejuice.
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Re: New forums online

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Man did I pick the wrong day to try to restore my oldunreal account lol. Ended up just making a new one. Hope the update serves you guys well.
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Re: New forums online

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This thread does not seem to be correctly converted:
https://oldunreal.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=3737
The Unreal Firestorm project thread.
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Re: New forums online

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Hyper wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:25 pm This thread does not seem to be correctly converted:
https://oldunreal.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=3737
The Unreal Firestorm project thread.
Thanks, fixed this one, the images however are not existing anymore at imageshack...
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Re: New forums online

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mister__prophet wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:08 pm Man did I pick the wrong day to try to restore my oldunreal account lol. Ended up just making a new one. Hope the update serves you guys well.
could have restored your old one :)
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Re: New forums online

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Smirftsch wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:28 am
Hyper wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:25 pm This thread does not seem to be correctly converted:
https://oldunreal.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=3737
The Unreal Firestorm project thread.
Thanks, fixed this one, the images however are not existing anymore at imageshack...
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Re: New forums online

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Smirftsch wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:29 am

could have restored your old one :)
I thought about it but figured it was no real loss. I do not think I had much of a post history.
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Re: New forums online

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Wiki dead again. :(
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Re: New forums online

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seems to work fine for me?
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