The video game has evolved a great deal since then, currently on it's fifth major version, and so too has it's online community. While there are a handful of regulars still around since the beginning, each new release sees an influx of a new fan base, and so the demands for online resources, features and functionality are ever increasing.
For it's forum, VFDC was originally running on wwwthreads forum software, which was later re-branded by UBB. It was a difficult decision for me to finally migrate to xenForo, but after having done so recently, I've not regretted it for a moment. In fact, I probably regret not having it done sooner, but I digress.
So the 'new look' VFDC went live a couple of weeks ago. Since then, I've been traversing the xF learning curve as I come to grips with all of it's new features. The attached screenshot is of the front portal (using XenPorta), but you're welcome to check the site out yourself:
Finally, I just wanted to publicly thank Jake Bunce for his support in converting my UBB threads forums across to xenForo. He was always timely with his responses and extremely patient with my enquiries. I would not hesitate in recommending Jake to anyone considering a similar migration.
There's still a lot of work ahead (e.g. populating the Wiki), but I'm excited to be a part of the xenForo community and, hopefully, look forward to contributing something positive back.