Sorry, updated the link
Actually we're making a Forum where downloads can be uploaded. Then you can access those downloads through two places:
1) Through the forums, where you'll see a "Downloads forum" like every other forum (similar to phpbb.com's Mod releases) where downloads can be discussed.
2) Through a "Downloads page" where all the downloads are listed in a format that would make sense for a download's page. The actual information is pulled from a forum but displayed differently (and only downloads would be displayed).
Through Permissions this will allow powerful customisation as shown above. So you could easily have a page invisible on index.php that handles downloads so the downloads page will appear to be seperate from the rest of your board.
We're unsure exactly how a "description" is handled. In my oppinion I want to keep as much as possible in phpbb3 the same. Therefore when you upload a download you'll put the download name in "Subject" and the description in "Post text". In a Forum this will be displayed normally. But in the downloads page you'd see the column heading as "File Name" and "File Description".
My friend who is helping to develop this prefers an upload downloads page that is different to a "Posting" page. So you'll have titles like "Download Description". We're hoping to support an integrated tagging system, integration with a content management system, a powerful method of organising downloads on the downloads page, and advanced downloads permissions, works with many different file and download types (will function slightly different for word documents, programs and podcasts for example) and ability through prosilver to intuitively add metadata (as well as tags, for example audio files may include artist information).
We're hoping to release a version of this in the next couple of weeks for Taiwai. It will be much simpler in terms of organisation (He only needs 4 categories) and will include a couple of features just for his site which we won't release to the general public (available on request but not supported). Include integration with Highway's points mod (being rewritten at the moment) so downloads have to be "bought". A "Your Downloads page" that shows everything you have downloaded (and bought in the past so is now free) and then some downloads statistics. This mod will be available for subsilver2 only but eventually our mod will work much better on prosilver (Because of its amazing use of tabs on the posting page).
also make it automaticaly get the uploaders username and place it with it..