SpacePilot3K Logo SpacePilot3K phpBB Template
Manual and Installation Guide
Last revised on Jan 6th 2006 

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Theme Information


Welcome to space, pilot!

SpacePilot3K was my second template, after Chronicles (which is also, at the time of writing, being updated) and as such, was by no means flawless. Ever since its release 3.5 years ago I haven't done anything about that, mostly because of a lack of time. Well, it's done now and includes several other changes and improvements. I hope the theme will be used by even more forum owners from now on and that it'll help bring more people to their online communities with its scifi look and blue coolness.

As for the name, as some have already guessed (kudos to you) the name comes from the first episode of Futurama, a show that met a too early demise though rumor has it they're blowing life back into it. Well, we'll see. Anyhow, enjoy the theme and if you like it, don't hesitate to send me an email or a few bucks, details follow below. :)

A lot of work and dedication has gone into the creation and design of this template. Because of that reason, certain terms of use apply, be sure you understand these as you by using this theme on your forums are legally bound by them. Should you have any questions, feel free to drop me a few lines. My website has my contact details.

If you like my work, please consider making a donation, it is much appreciated and helps me create new free themes. All contributors will be recognized for their contribution, unless they choose not to.

I hope you'll enjoy the theme. Should you have any comments, questions or ideas, review the FAQ below. If your question isn't answered, feel free to contact me by visiting my website. Because of a lack of time, I must ignore questions that are answered in the FAQ so make sure you read it carefully.

If you need support, the first place to post is here: phpBB Styles Development & Discussion. If the helpful people over there fail to answer your questions, post here. DO NOT EMAIL ME REQUESTING SUPPORT! I regret that I am unable to offer support by email due to my workload. I only offer it at my forums.

Be also sure to visit my other sites: and, great resources on web templates and design, where you can also download all of my themes.

SpacePilot3K | v1.11 | 2006-01-06

Version history

v1.11 (2006-01-06)

- Template updated for phpBB 2.0.19-compatibility.

v1.1 (2005-12-12)

- Major update. Template updated for phpBB 2.0.18-compatibility, redone graphics, new backgrounds and lots of small fixes.

v1.02 (2002-05-21)

- Updated template for phpBB 2.0.1 compatibility. A minor cosmetic change was made.

v1.01 (2002-05-19)

- Fixed a problem with the post reply button in the private messages view screen. The rollover effect had to be removed to allow this button to work properly. Added comments about the hard-coded image code.

v1.0 (2002-05-17)

- First release


Installing SpacePilot3K

In short: Unzip the archive, upload all its contents to the templates/ folder and use Styles Admin -> Add in your Admin Panel. Please view the follow tutorials fpr detailed instructions. This theme only works with phpBB and there are no plans to port it to any other forum systems

Creating your own forum logo
An important part in giving your forum its own identity is to make it a custom logo. The logo is the image at the top left. SpacePilot3K comes with a default logo that says "SpacePilot3K/a theme for phpBB". This logo is meant to be replaced by your own. Creating your own logo is very simple. I suggest you make it roughly the same size as the default logo above. Make sure the background (canvas) color is black, then set it as matte color when you save the file, save it as GIF and name it logo_sp3k.gif, save it somewhere and then upload it to your server in the phpBB2/templates/SpacePilot3K/images folder and overwrite the file there.
Frequenty Asked Questions

May I edit or alter the page footer?
You may neither remove nor alter the page footer. Removal or alteration is strongly prohibited.

However, I have on a number of occasions allowed removal of the footer credits for a fee. If you're interested, contact me. Please be aware that this will merely allow you to remove the visible notice, comments in HTML may not be removed. Important to know is that this does not constitute a transfer of intellectual ownership, it is merely an esthetic modification

*** Removal or alteration without buying said permission will revoke your privilege to use the theme at your forums! ***

May I have the graphics source files?
Source files are not made available but can be purchased. Price will be discussed upon inquiry but do not contact me unless you're serious.

I love this theme! Can I use it for my own website?
See below.

May I modify this template for use at my forums?
See below.

I would like to use parts of this design for my website/design/theme, may I?
Yes, you may. Providing the the page footers carry a clearly visible notice saying: "Design based on SpacePilot3K phpBB theme/template by Jakob Persson, copyright © 2005 Jakob Persson", the notice must be linked to Please use the code available here:

Can you provide me with TPL files for MOD Y?
Generally, no. However, all MOD-related TPL files that I know of will be made available at the download area of my website. If it isn't there then I don't have it. Also, if you've adapted a MOD to use with this template I'd appreciate it if notify me so that I can make it available for more people to use.

Terms of Use & Disclaimer

The following terms apply to all versions of this template and replaces any previous license included with the download files:

All free templates and all files ncluded in the distribution packages are Copyright © 2003 -2005 Jakob Persson unless else stated.

WARNING: Do not delete the credit notice in the page footers and source code! Removal of the phpBB copyright notice or the template credit and copyright notice revokes your privilege to use this template.

Your privilege to use thess templates, parts of them or any template derived from this template, can be revoked at the author's (Jakob Persson's) sole discretion. It is very unlikely that I'll take such action but in the case I find my designs being used at unsuitable websites that I do not wish to be associated with I retain the right to do so.

This template is provided free of charge, however some exceptions apply (see below), with no warranties whatsoever. I do not guarantee the quality of this work nor can I be held responsible what problems it may cause you. Use it at your own risk. Be careful, backup the database, backup the files before making any major changes to your phpBB installation, including installing templates!

If you wish to use parts of these templates for your own creations, designs, skins, themes, templates or anything else you must receive an express, written consent from the author (Jakob Persson). Note that"parts" include visual design, layout and shapes of objects and elements. Simply put, using different files does not make it exempt from requiring permission or being considered a derivative work in regards to applicable law.

You may not create derivative works without having obtained permission to do so. You may not hire, lease, sell or distribute these works, parts of them or works derived from them without an express, written consent from the author, Jakob Persson.

By downloading or using this template you acknowledge having read and understood the terms of the license agreement and understand that you are legally bound by them.

For questions regarding the license and its terms, view the FAQ or send me an email.


If you like my work please consider making a donation. It helps me cover costs of software licenses and hardware and helps me release more themes to the public.

Donors will be recognized for their contribution unless they choose not to.

Click here to proceed to the donations page.

Copyright © 2002-2006 Jakob Persson.
Space Pilot 3K v2 v1.11 template by Jakob Persson (forumthemes/bbstyles)