uv face selection in 2.47

how would we get texture onto an object just like u would using the uv face select mode in older versions.

You’ve not really picked the correct sub-forum to post this question in. But the UV Mode has since been integrated into Edit Mode; it works exactly the same, selecting faces and unwrapping; only now through Edit Mode.

You’ll find the face select in the header when in edit mode. You have a choice between three modes. Vertex, line, and face. When in face mode, just left-click a face (like you would a vertex) to select it and make it active.

Here’s info about the new UV editing in mesh edit mode:
UV/Face & Edit Mode Merged

thank you, sorry about the late reply.