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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:13 pm    Post subject: 'Zarath Technologies' Reply with quote

I tried looking into Zarath tech, which is what runs a lot of the software on the site, (like the store) and I haven't been able to find anything on them, with their website being broke! Evil

http://www.zarath.com/

At the same time much of this website is run on extremely old and out dated phpBB free software, which leads me to think that to fix Mafiascene, it would require an entire restructure and fix from the bottom-up! Shocked So, in the end inevitably this site will probably need to be built again from scratch, and the question is:

How would one go about that? Thinking
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:37 pm    Post subject: 'Zarath Technologies' Reply with quote

Arath Echnologies. Laughing

It's like going back in time. I'm actually surprised someone still pays for its webhosting.

If we were to upgrade MS, it would basically be the entire software we use at the moment straight into the trashcan, and starting from scratch with the latest phpBB software and plugins. I think that would be easiest.

In the end it's all about the databases though. Luckily those should be compatible between different versions. Sticking out tongue

I guess when Mafia 3 comes out, we might consider a software upgrade. One that maintains the site's visual appearance as best as possible while featuring the latest technology.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:41 pm    Post subject: 'Zarath Technologies' Reply with quote

I feel something like this should be done sooner rather than later, Thinking
But with Mafia III incoming soon, I guess a software update can be done then. Very happy


EDIT: The Zarath website wouldn't respond so, its more of an anomaly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:07 pm    Post subject: 'Zarath Technologies' Reply with quote

I could try contacting Chris, but I doubt he has much time to do such a massive task. He barely had any time to maintain this current forum.

The problem is that not only the forum needs to be changed, there is a lot of static content on the main pages as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:19 pm    Post subject: 'Zarath Technologies' Reply with quote

Can some people pitch in and help in anyway at all? Very happy
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