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phpBB2 to phpBB3 smilies converter

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:10 am
by Gamall

A new, cross-platform, opensource version is available here : -> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=321


-> On STG : ... =26&t=1036

Classification: Stand-alone program.
phpBB Part: None/Smilies

MOD Name: phpBB Smilies Packs Converter
MOD Version: 1.1
Author: Gamall
MOD Description: Converts .pak smilies packs from phpBB2 to phpBB3 and vice versa.
Language: English
Platform : Win32

Features :
- Automatic width and height detection for GIF, PNG and BMP. (missing for JPG but nobody has jpg smilies anyway...)
- Optional randomization of "display on posting" attribute.

Screenshots: -> Screens

Download : -> here

edit 30/12/06 : added DLLs needed for Winows 98
edit 15/02/07 : added link for troubleshooting
edit 22/02/07 : recompiled with static links, so as to avoid dependancies
edit 23/02/07 : given a nive icon to the file. Added sample .pak file.

Re: phpBB2 to phpBB3 smilies converter

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:16 pm
by Shanti
Hello...thanks for the great application! I had a huge smilie pack on an old phpbb2 board that I wanted to import into a new phpbb3 board for a different community, and this application was just what I needed!

Unfortunately, phpbb3 isn't liking the file that's been generated. I've posted a support request on the 3.0.x boards, but they're so swamped with other issues right now that I haven't had much help. Here's the link: ... 6&t=567715 Is there any input you might have that could make this work?

Merci beaucoup!

Re: phpBB2 to phpBB3 smilies converter

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:36 pm
by Gamall
That's strange. Generated files worked fine with the betas and RC1... (the smilies on this forum are imported from a pack generated through this program :?)

So I guess that's something they have touched since RC1... :?

I may have an idea, I'll just check something...

Re: phpBB2 to phpBB3 smilies converter

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:46 pm
by Gamall
A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote:There is no space after that last comma, and in order to recognize the pak, it must be there.
Files generated by my program DO have that final space. I just checked and I remember distincly having lost some time over that nitpick when writing the app.

The only difference I can find is that my app uses CR+LF for each new line, while an exported pack uses LF only.

Try importing the conversion of the example phpBB2 pack shipped with the program, which I know for sure works. If it fails to import, then it's probably the CRLF thingy, if not, it's probably someting with your pack...

Re: phpBB2 to phpBB3 smilies converter

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:57 pm
by Gamall
Well from what I see on, you altered the output, hence the 'bug', ergo the program works and all is well, false alarm... :pan

Good day.