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  • I have just bought a huge hacked forum on 3.7

    I want to upgrade it to 3.8 patch 2 but am woried that the hacks wont work.

    Its really full of dodgy scripting.... I was told from a friend who is moving it to a new server: 'I have never seen such a disasterous example of hacked around VBulletin in my life..'.

    The question is this.. If I upgrade, is the upgrade likely to affect the hacks which are pumped into the site? Or would you recommend that I wait till the scrips are fixed up?

    Is a immensly hacked VB like this one able to be ugraded to vb 4?

    http://www.getastake.net

    Matt

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    Originally posted by Skivey View Post
    Is a immensly hacked VB like this one able to be ugraded to vb 4?
    Yeah, but only because the upgrade works on the core, meaning you lose every 'hard-coded' hack (where modifications have been made to the files), as well as any modification to the Templates/Style System.

    Most hacks for vB3 will not work for vB4 out of the box, especially if they involved any calling of templates, as the systems have changed.
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    • #3
      ok, i might put that one on hold for now then.. how about 3.7 to 3.8? or is this the same answer?

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      • #4
        If the modifications have been made to the files, you would have to carry those modifications over by modifying the new files. Otherwise, it's generally painless going from 3.7 -> 3.8.

        You'd be doing this on a copy of your site and database anyway, so can see what if any issues crop up first, right?
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        • #5
          ill do a complete backup then try it, ill have a go tonight. My friend is scanning through all 50odd files to try and clean up some of the hacks first. Thanks for your help.

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