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SWA Nova Fork

It's no secret that we here at the SWA love Anodyne Productions' Nova and we thank them for creating such a wonderful product in the first place, but even the best product can be made better. That's what we feel we've done with the SWA Nova Fork. We strove to create a more customized product for the needs of the SWA family as a whole - not just for current members, but for all future and potential members. That's why we're making it available to you, the general public, as well. As of now, only the below installs are available but if requested, other installers will be made.



Here's a list of some of the features and modifications to stock Nova 2.5.1 that we've included.

  • Security system php7.2/7.3 error fixes
  • Email system php7.2/7.3 error fixes
  • All Saved Entries admin tab in the Writing Control Panel
  • Enhanced Manifest pages
  • Built in reCaptcha (instructions on how to enable in the root folder)
  • Eight customized built in themes
  • Custom SWA rankset
  • Email template enhancements
  • New Awards Page
  • Enhanced editing pages
  • [18+] post naming mod (with (18+) in the post title, you must be logged in to read it)
  • **Requires the use of php7.0 to 7.3 but 7.2/7.3 is recommended
  • Many more minor improvements!


The eight themes include:

  • Pulsar - Customized to include the new features
  • Titan - Customized to include the new features
  • Titan Plain - As featured on the USS Hera, this showcase theme shows off everything that we've ever done at the SWA, including randomized banners
  • Red Alert - This theme has been almost completely rewritten to be brought into the ecosystem
  • Mythos - An elegant theme similar to Red Alert, but with more class
  • MythosSilver - A simpler theme for a simpler age - Class and Elegance rolled into one
  • Exodus - High Contrast, High Visibility - if you have poor vision or have a hard time seeing, this is the theme for you
  • Mobile - If you're a simmer on the go, this scalable theme will resize for any device and save your bandwidth


While all current SWA sims have been upgraded using this package, they were already using the AZ1 packages previously. If you upgrade an existing site based on stock nova, it is recommended to rebuild your site from scratch with this installer, import your data and theme from the old site, and proceed from there to get the full benefit of the new database and page functions.

If upgrading from a prior version or a stock version of Nova 2.5.1, you will need to backup the old site and database, delete the old database, install Nova-AZ1 fresh, install the custom theme, then restore the database backup inside cPanel. From there, if you have any mods installed, you may install them again and enable the reCaptcha at this time.

swa_nova.txt ยท Last modified: 2020/04/24 02:56 by azmariadei