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Mod Version: 6.0.9, by RS_Jelle (Coder) RS_Jelle is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.4 Rating: (269 votes - 4.79 average) Installs: 1644
Released: 28 Dec 2009 Last Update: 02 Dec 2011 Downloads: 10876
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DownloadsII

DownloadsII is a download database that integrates into vBulletin. It allows you to upload files, add images to them, create categories, link to external files - and more. It is very flexible and has many options.

It's also coded 100% XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid, just like vBulletin itself.



Instructions & Support

Requires vBulletin 4.0.4 or higher. Not fully compatible with lower vB 4 versions.
It works fine with both the new editor in vB 4.1.4 or higher and the old one in previous vB versions.

Read the instructions in the next two posts before installing/upgrading this mod!

You can find an installation/upgrade manual in the zip package (Readme.txt).

I try to answer most questions asked in this thread. Please don't send any pm's if I don't ask for them. Don't forget to click the install link, so you will receive important update notifications.

Screenshots & Live demo

At the bottom of this post, you can find some screenshots of the front-end and back-end (AdminCP part) of the DownloadsII software.

You can find a live demo on my own site: Minatica.be Downloads (Dutch).
Though keep in mind that we are running a restyled and modified version of it.

Changelog (version 6.0.9)

Jelle
  • Added support for vB 4.1.8 bit processing with 'each' construct (backwards compatible)
  • Fixed comma listing for vB 4.1.8 (using "old" method)
Older changelogs are included in the zip package.

Help!!! I can't upload large files??

This is probably the most asked question. It's mostly caused by some default PHP settings: check "PHP Max Post Size" and "PHP Maximum Upload Size" at your AdminCP home.

Then have a look at this post for the solution to up these values.
Also have a look at this post at vB.com (but ignore the MySQL part as DownloadsII is only using the file system).

Add-ons

There are currently no official add-ons. Unofficial add-ons are listed below.

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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

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Old 03 Jan 2010, 21:18
Bram H Bram H is offline
 
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The old add-on mod to create threads for each upload i still had that one installed (but on disabled status). when i try to remove it completely i get a database error. How to proceed uninstalling it? Or should i wait for an update?
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Old 03 Jan 2010, 22:33
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Error Message

Hi:

I'm getting the following error message

Database error in vBulletin 4.0.0:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT dl2_files.*, dl2_extensions.mimetype, dl2_extensions.newwindow
FROM dl2_files
LEFT JOIN dl2_extensions ON (dl2_extensions.extension=dl2_files.extension)
WHERE `files.category` NOT IN (4) AND
dl2_files.id = 1;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'files.category' in 'where clause'
Error Number : 1054


When I download files (as Admin) I don;t have any problems at all. The error message is being generated by normal registered users.

Any idea what might be going on?

Thanks

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Old 03 Jan 2010, 22:41
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Originally Posted by RogerA View Post
Hi:

I'm getting the following error message

Database error in vBulletin 4.0.0:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT dl2_files.*, dl2_extensions.mimetype, dl2_extensions.newwindow
FROM dl2_files
LEFT JOIN dl2_extensions ON (dl2_extensions.extension=dl2_files.extension)
WHERE `files.category` NOT IN (4) AND
dl2_files.id = 1;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'files.category' in 'where clause'
Error Number : 1054


When I download files (as Admin) I don;t have any problems at all. The error message is being generated by normal registered users.

Any idea what might be going on?

Thanks

Roger
OK - answered my own question, this was caused by trying to exclude a download section

I know, I should have read the first post
"•Exclude files/categories not working good. Could throw a database error."

It does.

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  #154  
Old 03 Jan 2010, 22:43
Gargi Gargi is offline
 
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Cool Mod! Now I just wait für the German final of vb4 and I'll move to vb4.
Just voted for thatr great mod!

Thanks for your work!

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  #155  
Old 04 Jan 2010, 08:25
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Originally Posted by teamshultz View Post
I've solved the issue. I was setting up your account when I decided to just disable addons one by one. The mod that adds extra options on the member action dropdown was interfering with your mod. That might be something to look into.

Thanks a lot for such a great product!
That's not a DownloadsII problem. That mod was interfering with all other mods using the postbit.
They just fixed it: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...0&postcount=37

Originally Posted by maidos View Post
well got an issue.. similar, how do i shorten the limi for the desscription.. it says its needed 15 characters.. but tahts too long for my part
It's using vBulletin's "Minimum Characters Per Post" setting. Change the setting, or edit the downloads2_file_addit template. Replace this code with the amount of characters you want (0 for disabling it):

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Originally Posted by allenewood View Post
I have an issue. In forum posts in the section that has user information, if shows the # of downloads / uploads multiple times.
That's not a DownloadsII problem. It's a problem with the BBR - Useful Links on Member Action Dropdown mod. That mod was interfering with all other mods using the postbit.
They just fixed it: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...0&postcount=37

Originally Posted by stationar View Post
RS_Jelle, I am in love with your product. It's a masterpiece. A few suggestions.
Do you plan to implement "Alphabetical view"? For now, I created my own, but my programming is far away from perfect.
Another suggestion - paid option, where users can set a price for their files. Can be integrated with any points system. Probably, this will never happen.
Thanks

- An alphabetical view is already possible. Just change the "Default Sort Field" (and "Default Sort Order) in the category admin (File Name / Ascending).
- Integration with a points system is much requested. It's high on my todo list. What points system do you use? Is there already a vB4 release of it?

Originally Posted by abdulbasitsaeed View Post
Apparently, it is a caching issue.

It has been mentioned earlier that to fix it, go to downloads.php?do=manfiles&act=updatecounters.

By the way, RS_Jelle, would you be adding an "Update Counters" button?

Better read the rest of the thread before mentioning a few other issues I can see.
The "Update Counters" button is part of "Manage Files", which is hidden at the moment. It will be back in the next release.
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 09:46
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Originally Posted by abdulbasitsaeed View Post
OK, I've gone through the whole thread. At the moment, I am facing 2 issues:

1. After upgrading, when I download any of the files which had been uploaded prior to the upgrade, the file downloaded has a number as a previx, something like this: 63073-Bin Roye Aansoo.rar. Previously, when downloaded, only the title would appear, i.e. Bin Roye Aansoo.rar. Is there some way to fix this?

...

That leaves only issue no. 1.
Fixed for next release

Originally Posted by jancarlo View Post
You could do that creates a thread for each file that is uploaded, it would be a good service ...... Thanks
That add-on will be updated somewhere in the future.

Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
Looks great. I used LDM on my 3.8x site, but I thought I'd give this a look-see on my dev build.

Seems to work OK except for when I try to add an image to a file:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function imagecreatefrombmp() in /www/enworld.org/production/htdocs/test/downloads.php on line 887

Any ideas?
That function is part of the GD library. Have you got it installed? Have a search for "gd" in your PHP info in the Maintenance AdminCP part.

http://php.net/manual/en/function.imagecreate.php

Originally Posted by Bram H View Post
An improvement suggestion: would it be possible to add a placeholder image for uploaders that forget to add an image to their files?
Isn't there already one in the category view? The thread status icon is used by default. You can change the image in the downloads2_cat_filebit template.

Originally Posted by Bram H View Post
The old add-on mod to create threads for each upload i still had that one installed (but on disabled status). when i try to remove it completely i get a database error. How to proceed uninstalling it? Or should i wait for an update?
You better wait for an update. The table names were changed, so it isn't recognising them any more. So if you uninstall it, the download table alterations won't be reversed.
+ If you uninstall, you loose the thread data of course.
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  #157  
Old 04 Jan 2010, 10:19
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DownloadsII 6.0.1 is the first bugfix release for the new version. While 6.0.0 was released as beta, 6.0.1 is marked as stable.

This version reintroduces "Manage Files", adds a new sub-category depth setting and gives an "Uploading File - Please Wait" message while uploading files.

DownloadsII 6.0.1 Changelog

Jelle
  • Manage Files is available again
  • New "Depth of Sub-Categories" setting
  • New "Uploading File - Please Wait" message
  • Renamed /includes/class_downloads.php to /includes/class_downloads2.php (remove the old one)
  • Updated upgrade instructions to include rebuilding the cache. This fixes the layout problem with the column bits.
  • Fixed settings phrase (the column is on the right now, not on the left)
  • Fixed database error on file page when excluding categories
  • Replaced "Fields marked in ..." error with errors for each individual field
  • Fixed copyright font color (uses its own class now)
  • Fixed a missing phrase error (wrong phrase prefix)
  • File images are targeted to a new window again
  • Fixed file name when downloading files

Btw: you can still vote for DownloadsII v6 in the MOTM (Mod of the Month) contest: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=231801
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 12:23
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Nice! Thank you very much! You are cool!
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 12:43
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Thank you for all the work your putting into it. Great mod and i've voted for MOTM
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  #160  
Old 04 Jan 2010, 13:05
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Originally Posted by RS_Jelle View Post
The "Update Counters" button is part of "Manage Files", which is hidden at the moment. It will be back in the next release.
Originally Posted by RS_Jelle View Post
Fixed for next release
Thank you very much, RS_Jelle. Going to upgrade right away.

Just in case you want to have a look at right to left language in action, feel free to check my website.
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 13:27
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Seems to be working fine. Is it normal that now when you click the Download button, it opens in a new tab / window which then closes on its own. Previously, I think it wasn't like this, so thought I'd ask.
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 13:28
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Originally Posted by abdulbasitsaeed View Post
Just in case you want to have a look at right to left language in action, feel free to check my website.
Thanks, but I can't access your downloads section as a guest
And vB itself is still in English. I need some feedback from a full RTL site.
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 13:40
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Is it possible for an admin in Download II, to upload files as an other user. If not would you be willing to make that possible. My current file share program has that feature.

Or is there a way to import user uploads from another file share mod to Download II?

I love Download II but hate the thought of losing all of the older uploads and asking my users to re upload all those files.
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 13:57
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Originally Posted by molieman View Post
Is it possible for an admin in Download II, to upload files as an other user. If not would you be willing to make that possible. My current file share program has that feature.

Or is there a way to import user uploads from another file share mod to Download II?

I love Download II but hate the thought of losing all of the older uploads and asking my users to re upload all those files.
That's possible. You need to edit the files after adding them. Then there's a field to change the uploader.

There are currently no importers for other download mods. I see you are using vBadvanced Dynamics, which is a commercial add-on. So I can't create an importer for it (+ vBa Dynamics has a very different setup, using the attachments system).
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