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Mod Version: 1.00, by Logician (Coder) Logician is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.9 Rating: (2 votes - 4.50 average) Installs: 151
Released: 26 May 2004 Last Update: 12 Dec 2005 Downloads: 39
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This hacks allows you to download a forum thread into your computer (desktop etc.) as a text file with one click.

The hack adds a "DOWNLOAD THREAD" link inside Thread Tools pop-up and when clicked entire thread is downloaded to your computer. (See Screenshot)

It's useful when:
a) You want to archive and save the thread,
b) Want to read it offline,
c) It's a long thread and you want to browse it faster as a text file, use better searching features of your text editor.

The hack is tested with vB3.0.0 And vB 3.0.1, it is NOT tested with versions prior to 3.0.0. (vB2.x version is here). It is very easy to install. As a matter of fact it is an add-on, not a hack so you can install to your board without modifying any vb files. Just upload dt.php to your forum directory and make a easy change in showthread template and it is installed. Simple as that.

VERSION FOR VB 3.5 is released here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=97217

If you install it, please click INSTALL, thank you.

Note : Download function is tested with IE v.6.0, Netscape v.4.7, Mozilla 1.2a and it's working fine in these browsers. I dont know other browsers or older versions though.
27.May.2004 Bug Fix : A small bug is fixed in file dt.php which effect users with prefixed tables in database.
29.May.2004 Bug Fix : A small bug in dt.php is fixed to cure post titles with special characters ("'?&) in it. Attached dt.php file is uptodate.
12.Dec.2004 Bug Fix : A small bug which causes soft deleted posts to be included in the downloaded text is fixed. Attached dt.php file is uptodate.


Note 1: If you want to use a different download thread image, see this post.
Note 2: If you want to save threads as .rtf, instead of .txt, see this post.


Enjoy the hack,
Logician

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Old 26 May 2004, 09:02
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great work
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Old 26 May 2004, 11:09
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Sinan, Do I need to add the htmlspecialchar like I did in the vB2 version or will this automatically handle that? And thank you, sir. I have been waiting for this one.
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Old 26 May 2004, 11:17
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The master has done it again. Good job.
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Old 26 May 2004, 12:26
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Very nice
/me clicks install
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Old 26 May 2004, 12:35
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Great Tool!
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Old 26 May 2004, 12:45
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Thnk you kindly quite ahandy wee addon
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Old 26 May 2004, 13:50
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Nice one
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Old 26 May 2004, 13:54
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Ohhhh I cannot wait to install this!!!!!!
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Old 26 May 2004, 16:11
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wow .Its cool Mod.I will install it right now
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Old 26 May 2004, 17:13
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great idea, nice hack
/me click install
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Old 26 May 2004, 18:29
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Very useful - especially for forums that have a writers area.
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Old 26 May 2004, 19:20
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Does it work with multi page threads?
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Old 26 May 2004, 19:22
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Originally Posted by djohn
Does it work with multi page threads?
Yes of course. It is the whole point, right?
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Old 26 May 2004, 21:15
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Logician, my forum tables have the prefix vB3_. Your hack assumes there is no prefix and can't find the post table. I sifted through the code but can't figure out what I need to change to fix this. What should I do?
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