Thanks but I do like phpnuke and want to stick with it for now.
I did get it working by changing the mysql from 4 to 5 in the DH control panel.
There are still problems though. Nothing seems to want to work that has to do with adding input to the database. Like my games section, all works fine but scores won't submit to the database. Same with my chat module, you can type in chat but after hitting post, it does not appear in the chat box nor the database table??
I know it is something simple that I need to change but I don't know what?