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The PlayRoom Ultimate
« on: February 12, 2010, 09:07:16 AM »
The PlayRoom Ultimate




PlayRoom Ultimate By Shortie

Finally "PlayRoom Ultimate" has been released Based on the original PlayGround Ultimate theme for RC1.2  it contains 15 colour variations, performance enhancements in the dock operation and a number of layout tweaks to make it even smoother and sleek. 

All the icons included to ensure a consistent look "n" feel across all schemes additional icons have been added to accommodate the following functions / mods

The Rules
Contact
Arcade
Quiz
Buddies
Friends
Forum
Downloads
Gallery
Favorite

Resulting in a large number of icons all colour coordinated and consistent in design

PM Notification is achieved via a changing of Dock Icon indicating that new posts are available.

It still has a fully fluid design and will validate against XHTM standards to ensure compatibility across all main stream browsers (testing has included the use of the following browsers - IE 8 and 7 - Firefox - Opera  - Safari.

Via a number of simple edits the look can be customize further to make it even more unique and flexible to your needs.

So please emjoy and post any comments or suggestions.


The Techy Bit


In order to use this theme you require some basic knowledge of FTP and intermediate SMF administration skils. This has mainly arisen due to the size of the Theme (Approx 10MB)

Installation Instructions

Download the package and extract to a known place on your hard disk

Once extracted - navigate to the extracted files and you will find a directory called "UpLoad_EveryThing_Below_Here" change to this directory and upload all the files to your site the target location will be /YOUR_FORUM/Themes/ so that it would look like this once the upload has taken place /YOUR_FORUM/Themes/The_PlayRoom_Ultimate

Now the last stage

Log in to your forum and go

Admin > Themes and Layout >

And from the options provided -  near the bottom there is one called

"From a directory on the server:" leave all the text in place but append to the end the following "The_PlayRoom_Ultimate" so that the input box looks something like the following

"/home/iamjoe/public_html/somewhere/forum/forum1/Themes/The_PlayRoom_Ultimate"

Click install and away you

I have tried to make this as easy as possible but if there are any issues let me know

Shortie

For any support issues please use this Thread


How to add supported Mods

Simple Portal

Open The Theme's Index.template.php

And find

Code: [Select]
//echo '
//   ' . $txt['gmforum'] . '' . $txt['gmforum'] . ' ';

And replace with

Code: [Select]
echo '
  ' . $txt['gmforum'] . '' . $txt['gmforum'] . ' ';

The Rules Mod

Open The Theme's Index.template.php

And find

Code: [Select]
//if ($user_info['is_guest'] ? !empty($modSettings['rules_enable_guest_access']) : !empty($modSettings['rules_enable_member_access']))
// echo '' . $txt['gmrules'] .'' . $txt['gmrules'], '';

 And replace with

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if ($user_info['is_guest'] ? !empty($modSettings['rules_enable_guest_access']) : !empty($modSettings['rules_enable_member_access']))
echo '' . $txt['gmrules'] .'' . $txt['gmrules'], '';

The Contact Form Mod

Open The Theme's Index.template.php

And find

Code: [Select]
//if ($user_info['is_guest'] ? !empty($modSettings['contact_form_enable_guest_access']) : !empty($modSettings['contact_form_enable_member_access']))
// echo '' . $txt['gmcontact'] .'' . $txt['gmcontact'], '';
 


 And replace with

Code: [Select]
if ($user_info['is_guest'] ? !empty($modSettings['contact_form_enable_guest_access']) : !empty($modSettings['contact_form_enable_member_access']))
echo '' . $txt['gmcontact'] .'' . $txt['gmcontact'], ''; 


The AEVA Mod

Open The Theme's Index.template.php

And find

Code: [Select]
// $context['view_gallery'] = allowedTo('aeva_access');

 And replace with

Code: [Select]
$context['view_gallery'] = allowedTo('aeva_access');
And again find

Code: [Select]
//if ($context['view_gallery'])
// echo '' . $txt['gmgallery'] .'' . $txt['gmgallery'], '';

And replace with

Code: [Select]
if ($context['view_gallery'])
echo '' . $txt['gmgallery'] .'' . $txt['gmgallery'], '';

The Downloads Mod

Open The Theme's Index.template.php

And find

Code: [Select]
// $context['view_downloads'] = allowedTo('downloads_view');

 And replace with

Code: [Select]
$context['view_downloads'] = allowedTo('downloads_view');
And again find

Code: [Select]
//if ($context['view_downloads'])
// echo '' . $txt['gmdownload'] .'' . $txt['gmdownload'], '';

And replace with

Code: [Select]
if ($context['view_downloads'])
echo '' . $txt['gmdownload'] .'' . $txt['gmdownload'], '';

« Last Edit: February 12, 2010, 09:11:03 AM by Shortie »

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 09:08:36 AM »
Here are some additional Screen Shots of the theme in action








* sshot00072.png (152.55 kB, 1398x1521 - viewed 32 times.)
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* sshot00074.png (160.15 kB, 1398x1717 - viewed 27 times.)
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« Last Edit: February 12, 2010, 09:14:50 AM by Shortie »

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 09:56:54 PM »
Will this work with 2.0 RC3?   

I'll answer my own question in case it is useful to anyone.  I just upgraded a live site, albeit a test site, from RC2 to RC3, and Ultimate Playroom works just fine by all appearances.   8)8)  Which is awesome!!!! 
« Last Edit: March 08, 2010, 10:03:52 PM by DMHolt57 »

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 01:48:20 AM »
Good to hear

I will upgrade after a day or so just in case there is any fall out

Will probably do DemoGraphics today as a test as it is not really live :D:D

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 01:58:32 PM »
Again, should this info come in handy for anyone:

I did this on a larger forum, and did run into some issues.  The solution was simple however.  Just uninstall the theme, and then reinstall.  It is NOT necessary to delete the files from the server. 

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010, 02:55:36 PM »
At a guess that is to do with the cache - as the JS script is cached

BUT please keep me informed

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010, 06:41:43 PM »
It's working beautifully on two of my forums using the PlayRoom.   8)


You're welcome to take a look!


http://www.koolimportoffroad.com/forum

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2010, 09:46:10 PM »
I've now noticed one thing:  there are no bars in the stats or in polls.   If I switch back to the SMF default there are bars. 
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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 03:00:44 AM »
Will look into it

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2010, 06:18:47 AM »
Okay

All fixed

You can now download the whole theme from the download section or if YOU ALREADY have it installed just download the attached ZIP file extract the contents and FTP the css folder to your site

Let me know how you get on

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2010, 04:27:40 PM »
Cool....I'll give that a try!  Thanks Shortie!   8)



Update:   works perfectly!  If anyone else does this, I had to empty the cache in the Admin area, then a hard refresh (F5). 


Thanks a million Shortie!  I'm so happy this works with RC3.....I offer other themes on my sites to give users choices.....but for me there is no other theme!!   ;D
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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2010, 05:42:37 PM »
Good to hear

I will upgrade after a day or so just in case there is any fall out

Will probably do DemoGraphics today as a test as it is not really live :D:D

Shortie

My i upgraded to RC 3 also shortie but still i need some issues that i must fix.






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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2010, 01:56:01 PM »
This theme is great shortie.

Dont know if any one wants these but i wanted a better graphic for my dicon image that better represented the arcade  with this in mind i made a batch,i thought other users may also have a acade so here they are if others require them.

(have included a blank joystick image if any one wants to make there own)



To use just add them to the appropiate folder -  images/dicons and rename them arcade.....either delete origanal or add a ~ to  the end of its name.
* dicons.PNG (166.21 kB, 625x466 - viewed 135 times.)
* dicons.zip (337.38 kB - downloaded 11 times.)
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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2010, 03:34:48 PM »
Nice one ozzie

And many thanks for sharing

Think they are a keeper - you know what it is like when you are creating 400 plus icons creativity goes out the window some time :D:D


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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2010, 08:47:05 AM »
Here are some additional Screen Shots of the theme in action

the images u took shortie are realy some nice work m8
« Last Edit: April 17, 2010, 09:04:57 AM by DMHolt57 »


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