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Old 15 Sep 2010, 13:23
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what will I do when 3.8 is no longer supported?

This is a little random really, but I noticed that a lot of mods had been put into the graveyard, and then I remembered that 3.6 is no longer supported, thus no mods and such available anymore(a lot worked on 3.8)

Well, I'm not a big fan of v4, so I don't really intend on upgrading to it, and would like to keep using 3.8.x, but eventually it's going to go the way of the rest, and become unsupported, and lose all it's available mods, etc.

What does one do in such a case?
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Old 15 Sep 2010, 15:58
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You should always keep backup copies of the mods you install on your harddrive. A mod can go into the graveyard without notice at anytime (the developer just needs to ask).

As for the whole version being archived here, we have always made an announcement a few weeks in advance of archiving a whole section. I would guess that the 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8 sections would be archived at the same time since so many of the mods will work on any of those versions, but that is just my guess.
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Old 15 Sep 2010, 17:55
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Originally Posted by BigJohnny View Post
This is a little random really, but I noticed that a lot of mods had been put into the graveyard, and then I remembered that 3.6 is no longer supported, thus no mods and such available anymore(a lot worked on 3.8)

Well, I'm not a big fan of v4, so I don't really intend on upgrading to it, and would like to keep using 3.8.x, but eventually it's going to go the way of the rest, and become unsupported, and lose all it's available mods, etc.

What does one do in such a case?
No 3.6 mods have been moved to the GY unless the author has requested it (or removed the files themselves). The 3.6 section is not, currently, archived.

The next one to get archived will be 3.5, no date is set for that. The 3.8 section I would imagine to be around for a number of years still.
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Old 15 Sep 2010, 22:18
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No 3.6 mods have been moved to the GY unless the author has requested it (or removed the files themselves). The 3.6 section is not, currently, archived.

The next one to get archived will be 3.5, no date is set for that. The 3.8 section I would imagine to be around for a number of years still.
ya I kind of jumped the gun on that, I didn't really think the situation through fully.

I feel a little stupid now after reading this thread later.


Lynne: I used to have a full copy of all the mods I have installed, but I had a hard drive BIOS go bad, so now to get the stuff from the drive is going to cost $1000 because the HDD doesn't know what it is..... shows up as a MAXTOR FALCON 0MB
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www.vb3forever.org is a comminity of 3.8 admins dedicated to keeping 3.8 alive past it's official end of life. They will release community created security patches as needed.
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thats awesome.
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www.vb3forever.org is a comminity of 3.8 admins dedicated to keeping 3.8 alive past it's official end of life. They will release community created security patches as needed.
hum, interesting....

btw, i don't think such site will rise any interest, but i love to see others efforts, and see where that can go...
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hum, interesting....

btw, i don't think such site will rise any interest, but i love to see others efforts, and see where that can go...
I agree it's going to be an uphill battle and when Xenoforo was announced it let a lot of steam out of the enthusiasm for this project, admittedly I was spending a lot of time at XF too in the days after it was made public... but eventually reality set in and I'm not going to be moving my 3,8 forum to XF anytime soon, I would say a year out at minimum and I don't even know if ever... There were some talented people working on this and an admin cp interface which would allow easy applications of patches without manual file edits... I mean it may still be years before vbulletin/IB stops releasing security updates for 3.8, but we don't know- so this will be a backup.
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Lynne: I used to have a full copy of all the mods I have installed, but I had a hard drive BIOS go bad, so now to get the stuff from the drive is going to cost $1000 because the HDD doesn't know what it is..... shows up as a MAXTOR FALCON 0MB
I always try and keep copies in a few different places - a folder on the server, a folder on my computer, and then the backups I have of my harddrive. So far, I haven't actually needed a copy, but better safe than sorry.
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800mb CDs are now like 5, you can't avoid backuping anything....
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800mb CDs are now like 5, you can't avoid backuping anything....
Most CD's turn into what I like to call "coasters". The either don't burn, burn but aren't readable, or are not readable either way. I've never seen CD's as cheap as $0.05/ea. either.
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Most CD's turn into what I like to call "coasters". The either don't burn, burn but aren't readable, or are not readable either way. I've never seen CD's as cheap as $0.05/ea. either.
If most of your CDs are coasters, then you are doing something wrong. I have all my backup CDs (although I use DVDs) labeled and I go back and grab stuff off of them all the time (music) and it is just fine (I always have .md5s and .st5s with them to check them).
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If most of your CDs are coasters, then you are doing something wrong. I have all my backup CDs (although I use DVDs) labeled and I go back and grab stuff off of them all the time (music) and it is just fine (I always have .md5s and .st5s with them to check them).
I've been working with computers long enough to know how to burn a CD =) (I've been working with computers since '97) Oh, and CD's != DVD's.

When manufacturers try to make discs as cheap as possible, then it's easy to get a bunch of "coasters". Just read through a few Newegg, TigerDirect, Buy.com, etc reviews to get an idea on how some of the most common brands are doing nowadays
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I always bought Taiyo Yuden made in Japan ones. So, I was very careful to make sure I had good CDs. My whole U2 collection is on those and I still listen to them even though some were burned way back when I started collecting in '97.
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rofl... when someone give '97 as their year of reference, i mean... hum... damn you're young... rofl

so, what someone would do after 3.8.x ???
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