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  • ForeverZero
    Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 62
    • 3.0.5

    Icon images pathing

    When switching between styles my forums insist on using the default image path forums/icons/ for the status icons which appear next to threads. The path to the correct icons is present in the modified styles. The styles have no problems finding the other modified graphics and images but for some reason they ignore the custom icon image path I type in in favor of the default.
  • Zachery
    Former vBulletin Support
    • Jul 2002
    • 59097

    #2
    Icons only have one path. As there are only one set of icons.

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    • ForeverZero
      Member
      • Dec 2002
      • 62
      • 3.0.5

      #3
      That doesn't make sense.... Why would we be able to alter buttons but yet we're forced to use the same icons for each style?

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      • Art Andrews
        Senior Member
        • Jan 2005
        • 143
        • 4.0.x

        #4
        So basically, if we want a dark backgrounded theme as well as the standard vb theme, we are just screwed, right because the anti-aliasing on the icon images will show up poorly in one or the other.

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        • Gator777
          Senior Member
          • Feb 2005
          • 159
          • 4.0.0

          #5
          I am running into the same issue with the anti-aliasing. The icons provided with 3.07 were made for light background themes, so I am getting white anti-alais flaking.

          I think it is great that you allow us to define the images paths for each image type, but I do not understand why you did not go another step further and define the "forums/icons" path as well.

          Your help would be greatly appreciated.

          Here is a link ot my site with a dark green theme:



          Click on the Main Hall forums and look at one of the "thumbs up" you can see the white fringe.

          If I color them for the dark theme, the users using the light themes will see dark fringe marks.
          Last edited by Gator777; Mon 28 Feb '05, 8:57pm.

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          • Jake Bunce
            Senior Member
            • Dec 2000
            • 46598
            • 3.6.x

            #6
            It is possible. See this thread.

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            • Gator777
              Senior Member
              • Feb 2005
              • 159
              • 4.0.0

              #7
              Originally posted by Jake Bunce
              It is possible. See this thread.
              Thank you sir, I hope they add this into the next version
              Last edited by Gator777; Tue 1 Mar '05, 2:34am.

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              • Gator777
                Senior Member
                • Feb 2005
                • 159
                • 4.0.0

                #8
                I tried it and it worked, for the most part anyway, but the images on the "Home page" were unaffected. The smilies are another issue as well, so I guess i will poke around vbulletin.org as you suggested. It really makes such a difference when you add dark images to a dark background.

                I hope that the Devs will add this functionality in the next release of VB3. There are just a few remaining image paths to adust. I still cannnot understand why they did not include these paths with the other images paths...it makes no sense ...

                I am a new customer, and I can vouch that these foums are really the best ...by far. We need just that one last little tweak to the code please

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                • Jake Bunce
                  Senior Member
                  • Dec 2000
                  • 46598
                  • 3.6.x

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Gator777
                  I tried it and it worked, for the most part anyway, but the images on the "Home page" were unaffected....
                  Ah, that would be the forumhome_lastpostby template:

                  Code:
                  	<div style="clear:both">
                  		<if condition="$show['icon']"><img class="inlineimg" src="[color=red]icons/[/color]$icon[iconpath]" alt="$icon[title]" border="0" /></if>
                  		<a href="showthread.php?$session[sessionurl]goto=newpost&amp;t=$lastpostinfo[lastthreadid]" title="<phrase 1="$lastpostinfo[lastthread]">$vbphrase[go_first_unread_in_thread_x]</phrase>"><strong>$lastpostinfo[trimthread]</strong></a>
                  	</div>

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                  • Gator777
                    Senior Member
                    • Feb 2005
                    • 159
                    • 4.0.0

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Jake Bunce
                    Ah, that would be the forumhome_lastpostby template:

                    Code:
                    	<div style="clear:both">
                    		<if condition="$show['icon']"><img class="inlineimg" src="[color=red]icons/[/color]$icon[iconpath]" alt="$icon[title]" border="0" /></if>
                    		<a href="showthread.php?$session[sessionurl]goto=newpost&amp;t=$lastpostinfo[lastthreadid]" title="<phrase 1="$lastpostinfo[lastthread]">$vbphrase[go_first_unread_in_thread_x]</phrase>"><strong>$lastpostinfo[trimthread]</strong></a>
                    	</div>
                    That worked ...thank you. Now, the only icons left are those displayed when you edit a post, but that is very minor. Now all I have to contend with is the ugly smiles

                    Thanks for all your help

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                    • Jake Bunce
                      Senior Member
                      • Dec 2000
                      • 46598
                      • 3.6.x

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Gator777
                      That worked ...thank you. Now, the only icons left are those displayed when you edit a post, but that is very minor. Now all I have to contend with is the ugly smiles

                      Thanks for all your help
                      That should have been fixed by editing the posticonbit template, I think.

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                      • Gator777
                        Senior Member
                        • Feb 2005
                        • 159
                        • 4.0.0

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Jake Bunce
                        That should have been fixed by editing the posticonbit template, I think.
                        No sir, I double checked it, and I entered it in correctly as far as I can see.

                        I am kind of new here, but how do you request to the Devs to add the paths in the next release? What steps should I take? Do you have contact with them? If you do, what did they say concerning this isssue?

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                        • Jake Bunce
                          Senior Member
                          • Dec 2000
                          • 46598
                          • 3.6.x

                          #13
                          I don't know why that isn't working. I can take a look if you send me a PM with a URL and admin login to your forum, as well as the name of the style you are working with.

                          Post in the suggestion forum to make suggestions.

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                          • Gator777
                            Senior Member
                            • Feb 2005
                            • 159
                            • 4.0.0

                            #14
                            Instead of doing all that code stuff, I found this in the vbulletin.org forums. It works like a champ



                            One of the oddest things about vbulletin 3.0.x is that it allows you to change the directory of all your icons except the post icons within each styleset. I and a few others have requested hacks around this but none have came

                            Well, I found a work around - the replacement variables editor.

                            Code:
                            Find: images/icons/Replace with: images/icons/directorythe directory should contain the post icons for that particular style. Of course you can name the directory whatever you like.

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                            • Jake Bunce
                              Senior Member
                              • Dec 2000
                              • 46598
                              • 3.6.x

                              #15
                              Nice. Much smarter.

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