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Old 05 Aug 2008, 15:15
vile2006 vile2006 is offline
 
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is there a garage other than vbgarage?

We're seriously considering buying VBulletin and converting our forum over from SMF using impex. However, there's only one thing preventing us from doing so and we're hoping you all can provide solution information.

We are aware that vbgarage is available. However, this just really isn't a garage as garage's are known on forums. It's really nothing more than a gallery, which we will already have using photopost. We're looking for something that can allow our users to submit as many pics as we allow in the admincp as well adding modifications from different categories that they have added to their machine.

The garage on our ATV site is very popular, although it's not very well supported by the designer. It's called smfgarage and it does what we need it to do, just not in the best way it could be done.

However, this is a deal maker or breaker on our purchase as our members would be very upset to see these feature be lost by going to another forum software.

I found thumpertalk.com, which is a motorcycle site, runs VB 3.6 and has a perfect garage. However, I can't get anyone from there to respond to my question as to what garage they're running.

I saw this thread where e1320 apparently was working on one but no updates have been posted in a week or so.

Does anyone have an idea of if there's an add-on out there that can do what we're looking for and if so, what it's called?

Thanks!

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Old 05 Aug 2008, 17:28
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It looks like they made their own
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Old 05 Aug 2008, 17:38
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I don't know. It's similar to phpbbgarage and smf garage so I was wondering if somehow there was a hack out there to port either of the 2 into VB.

From searching the forums for days, it seems this is a highly desired mod. I can't understand it not being available. Yes I know, it requires a lot of time to build but there are tons of posts from people wanting it, not just here, but on other webmaster forums as well.

It's the one thing that our members requested for quite a awhile and we finally installed it on SMF. There's no chance at this point as popular as it is, that we can swap over and make them lose it.

Of course I would post over in the other thread I linked to see if I could get an update frm e1320.com but without owning a license yet, I can't post and I'm not gonna buy a license until I get the issue resolved. Kind of a catch22 situation.
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 16:02
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That is definitely a port from Fusion Scripts.. phpbbgarage and smf garage are made from FusionScripts. The owner of FS has the code out there available to all, but there is nothing to port the information over. That is what is needed - and no one seems to be able to or willing to do.

I've contacted e1320.com - I even added a car in his garage to help, he hasn't replied.

I've attempted to hire people, contacted FordForums and DodgeTalk, just attempted to contact ThumperTalk but the admin has PMs turned off (they don't have 1/4mi and dyno number columns though since it's a bike board).....

It's all very frustrating.
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Old 09 Aug 2008, 21:36
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It's now called vbPicGallery
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Old 10 Aug 2008, 23:18
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vPicGallery is not a garage. It is a picture gallery (as the name implies).

Just because the coder wants you to think it's a garage doesn't mean it is.
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Old 11 Aug 2008, 11:01
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We are using vbpicgallery as a garages system at the moment and it does the job fine until something more suited comes out.
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Old 11 Aug 2008, 12:48
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That is your opinion and you are entitled to is - as I am entitled to mine that it is not a garage module.
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Old 11 Aug 2008, 18:21
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I can't understand how a forum that is so popular doesn't have an add-on or hack out there for a module that is so popular.

Very frustrating!
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Old 11 Aug 2008, 18:44
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What are the intrinsic differences between a garage and a typical gallery? What features are need to truly classify something as a "garage"?
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Old 11 Aug 2008, 18:55
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What are the intrinsic differences between a garage and a typical gallery? What features are need to truly classify something as a "garage"?
With a real garage the images are just one little piece, the one I built has area's to add modification data, dyno run data, track lap times, 1/4 mile times, etc.
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Old 11 Aug 2008, 19:15
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A real garage also has selction boxes for adding modifications. There is a category type (ie, suspension, engine, protection, etc.) then manufacturers under that, and then another selection menu to choose a specific item. Once the item is chosen, you can enter purchase price, installation price, product rating, etc.
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Old 11 Aug 2008, 23:13
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So, more simply put, your looking for a dynamic gallery? Because that sounds like it could have multiple uses beyond just a garage. I'll have to look into that more, because it sounds like what your looking for is something I'm looking for as well. Something with extremely manageable dynamic content.
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Old 12 Aug 2008, 00:09
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Go here and look at the smfgarage to get an idea. That link shows you the home page of that quad. You can then click the modifications tab for a break down of the mods done to it. This is the home page for the garage.

That should give you a better understanding.
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Old 12 Aug 2008, 01:38
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That is your opinion and you are entitled to is - as I am entitled to mine that it is not a garage module.
If you are talking to me then i never stated in my post that it was a garage module, i simply said that i use it for my garages.

Read it properly please before jumping the gun next time.
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