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MGC Chatbox Evo
Mod Version: 3.4.0, by VBDev (Coder) VBDev is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (301 votes - 4.64 average) Installs: 2477
Released: 28 Jan 2008 Last Update: 02 Sep 2013 Downloads: 46205
Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  



This mod is automatically compatible with vB3.6.x, vB3.7.x, vB3.8.x and vB4.x.x


Overview

MGC Chatbox Evo is the most ever installed chatbox for vBulletin !


It offers a new enhanced online experience to your members leading to increased time spent online of more than 25% by providing them with a new, more interactive, way to interact with each other.
  • Important number of features
  • High level of configurability to fit each users needs
  • Channels system
  • Many commands
  • Bot system
  • and more...
... makes MGC Chatbox Evo a must have for your forum !

Detailed features

Following is a non-exhaustive list:
  • Simple install
  • Ajax based with:
    • Fast and Intelligent chats retrieval through javascript calls to server files (refresh delay configurable per usergroup)
    • Edit/update by double-clicking on a chat
    • Interact on chats through menus and javascript
  • Many usergroup permissions to limit features according to usergroups
  • Full configuration of the chatbox display:
    Size, position on forum pages, editor layout (either top/bottom input or left/right textarea) and position, number of chats displayed, ...
  • Full configuration of the chats display:
    Authorized bbcodes selection, date/time options, avatar display, ...
  • Possibility to create channels (unlimited number) with multiple configuration options:
    • Warn user of new message when not active through blinking image and eventually sound notification
    • Possibility to select on which specific page each is displayed
    • Option to display the channel only for selected languages
    • Usergroup/User permissions to access the channel
  • Many commands available with usergroup/user permissions to access them:
    • /me: well known IRC command
    • /del: remove shouts (different possibilities of removal)
    • /ignore: ignore shouts from another user
    • /ban: ban user from chatbox
    • /pm: send a private chat to another user
    • /announcement: modify the announcement on top of the chatbox
    • /slap: allow user to slap another user
    • /team: chats sending between specified usergroups
    • /l33t: I33t-ify a message
    • /banchan: ban user from specific channel [PRO only]
  • Forum activity notifications system in the chatbox:
    • Different display options:
      • In the chatbox melted with chats
      • In the chatbox in a separate column
      • In the vB4 sidebar or a custom sidebar for vB3
    • Multiple notifications:
      • New thread creation
      • New post creation
      • Post thanked (Abe's)
      • New registrations (not included - separate product)
      • IBProarcade highscore (not included - separate product)
  • Bot system with set of predefined trigger chat and corresponding answers and automatic bot chats [PRO only]
  • Archive system with statistics as well as download and search capabilities
  • Possibility to display the list of users online in the chatbox
  • Force anynomous to enter a username before chatting if they can access the chatbox
  • Antiflood system
  • Private chats feature through PM in tabs
  • Optional sound notifications
  • Inactive mode feature for server load optimization
  • User statistics display in posts and profile
  • Chatbox statistics display on forumhome
  • Create thread from a chat [PRO only]
  • CMS Integration (not included - separate product)
    • vBAdvanced CMPS
    • vBulletin 4 CMS
  • Importers from other chatbox systems:
Install

Refer to the readme for the chatbox install.

Demo

Live demo on MGC Products forum

Languages
  1. French
  2. English
  3. German [Not yet updated]
  4. Serbian [Not yet updated]
Support

On my website mostly and in this thread


Intégration

Integration in IBProarcade is described in the readme.
vBAdvanced CMPS and vBulletin 4 CMS integration are available as additional modules.


Compatibility

This hack is compatible with vB3.6.x, vB3.7.x
, vB3.8.x and vB4.x.x

Changelog

First part:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=221

Second part:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=5429

Third part:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=8469

How to set the channel images


Thanks to princeedwards for this little how to : click here

PRO version and additional addons available on my website

This mod is automatically compatible with vB3.6.x, vB3.7.x, vB3.8.x and vB4.x.x

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  #2626  
Old 10 Oct 2008, 21:23
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Hi VBDev,
I'm back with an update on my problem where my chat disappeared during the vB3.8.0 Beta 1 update.
I'm sorry to have cried, "Wolf!"
I did NOT lose any of my chat when I did a 2nd testvb upgrade to vB3.8.0 Beta 1. I had Plugins turned OFF when I did the upgrade this time. Whatever... I'm glad the chats disappearing did NOT happen a 2nd time.
And, thanks again for this fantastic, robust mod, vBDev. You're the Man!
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 23:39
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
You mean that they are parsed but don't show in the smilies line right ?
Nope, they plain aren't shown period. Just the smiley code. Which works fine in posts, blog comments, visitor messages, etc but not the shoutbox.
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 23:44
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Originally Posted by theOZer View Post
Hi VBDev,
Thx for the response.
Yeah, I'm not sure why my previous chat disappeared. I going to try another testvb upgrade this weekend with PlugIns Turned OFF before I do the actual upgrade testing and see if my chats still disappear after the upgrade. I'll let you know how it goes.
Has anyone else experienced this glitch after updating to vB3.8.0 Beta 1?
I should try one of my forums on this soon. I'll post my results.... Thanks for letting us know....
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 23:46
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Originally Posted by Hidden_Gamma View Post
Inactive.
Like VBDev said, disable that option. Let me know if that resolved it.
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  #2630  
Old 11 Oct 2008, 01:09
ShiZoPhreN ShiZoPhreN is offline
 
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Real name: Maik
Any News about the new version?!

The "bug".. "[Medium] Banning user only start applying if the banned user refreshes his browser. " is really bad.
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Old 11 Oct 2008, 06:51
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Originally Posted by shot2bits View Post
Cannot see show rules but just tried clicking the help icon which resulted in the same explorer "page not found 404" error..
If both don't works then it's perhaps because the file mgc_cb_evo.php is not on your forum otherwise both would works.

Please try uploading files again.

Originally Posted by theOZer View Post
Hi VBDev,
I'm back with an update on my problem where my chat disappeared during the vB3.8.0 Beta 1 update.
I'm sorry to have cried, "Wolf!"
I did NOT lose any of my chat when I did a 2nd testvb upgrade to vB3.8.0 Beta 1. I had Plugins turned OFF when I did the upgrade this time. Whatever... I'm glad the chats disappearing did NOT happen a 2nd time.
And, thanks again for this fantastic, robust mod, vBDev. You're the Man!
So It means that perhpas it does remove all chats when the plugins are not off ?

Originally Posted by cheat-master30 View Post
Nope, they plain aren't shown period. Just the smiley code. Which works fine in posts, blog comments, visitor messages, etc but not the shoutbox.
Smilies are activated for you in the chatbox ?

If they don't display then it's perhaps because the mySmilies mod uses a specific hook for his smilies parsing which is related to the posts and threads and this is why it doesn't work in the chatbox.

Originally Posted by ShiZoPhreN View Post
Any News about the new version?!

The "bug".. "[Medium] Banning user only start applying if the banned user refreshes his browser. " is really bad.
This bug is corrected in the new version. It's going on, as you can see I have started adding features (see list above, all items in green are done).

The bug with the PM popup shall be corrected I think, there was a stupid JS error. However this will need to be checked during the beta test of the next version. I will as for beta testing help when I'm ready.

I hope to be releasing the new version soon.
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Old 11 Oct 2008, 07:11
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Originally Posted by jerx View Post
Yes, that is what I like to achieve. But I think 15x15 is too small. I had a shoutbox on phpbb. I think there I had 40x40 (or 30x30).

I have set up my vb to have avatars of 80x80. That would be too big. But you might be able to use the custom avatar thumbnails. On my forum it is set to 60x60. I have no idea where you can set that size to your liking.

I have read that you could call the avatar picture with this code:


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Unfortunately I have no clue which file generates the chat messages. I was not even able to find my chat messages in the source code of the generated page.
I have checked but this feature is not possible anymore for vBulletin with the code you gave.

It would need further coding and I don't think a complicated code is really the point for such a small feature.
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Old 11 Oct 2008, 09:02
jerx jerx is offline
 
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Thanks for looking into it!

How about this code? This will only work if you have stored avatars in file system.


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(suggested here: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showp...56&postcount=5)

Here are two threads suggesting to use fetch_avatar_url function:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...=custom+avatar
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...ared+avatarurl

Do you think any of these will make it easier?
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Old 11 Oct 2008, 12:46
iNRoC iNRoC is offline
 
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Real name: Kyle DeMattia
Ok ive installed it and activated everything but it wont show. What am i doing wrong.
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Old 11 Oct 2008, 13:14
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Originally Posted by iNRoC View Post
Ok ive installed it and activated everything but it wont show. What am i doing wrong.
Perhaps usergroup permissions, have you set them ?

Otherwise it could be a style issue. On some styles the automatic template insertion don't work due to missing vars. There is an howto in the readme for that.
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Old 11 Oct 2008, 13:18
iNRoC iNRoC is offline
 
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Ok. I'll see that now.
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Old 11 Oct 2008, 13:34
iNRoC iNRoC is offline
 
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Ok ive done that but now the images wont appear.
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Old 11 Oct 2008, 14:37
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Originally Posted by iNRoC View Post
Ok ive done that but now the images wont appear.
Have you uploaded the images in all your styles images directory ?

Originally Posted by jerx View Post
Thanks for looking into it!

How about this code? This will only work if you have stored avatars in file system.


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

(suggested here: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showp...56&postcount=5)

Here are two threads suggesting to use fetch_avatar_url function:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...=custom+avatar
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...ared+avatarurl

Do you think any of these will make it easier?
Nope but I figured it out in another way.

However, the thumb size is a fix parameter of resize in vBulletin and can't be changed.

I have thus added 3 options :
  • Activate avatar display
  • Avatar width
  • Avatar height
This will lead to fix size for each avatar. As a consequence, an image which hasn't the same ratios could seems strange, you see what I mean ?

But as these are really small sizes of avatar I don't think it's a major problem.
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Old 11 Oct 2008, 15:43
iNRoC iNRoC is offline
 
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Yes ive uploaded the images and still nothing happens.
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Old 11 Oct 2008, 15:58
jerx jerx is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Nope but I figured it out in another way.

However, the thumb size is a fix parameter of resize in vBulletin and can't be changed.

I have thus added 3 options :
  • Activate avatar display
  • Avatar width
  • Avatar height
This will lead to fix size for each avatar. As a consequence, an image which hasn't the same ratios could seems strange, you see what I mean ?

But as these are really small sizes of avatar I don't think it's a major problem.
That sounds great. I don' t see any problem with the wrong aspect ratio of the resized avatars, either. This happened on the other shoutbox, too, and nobody complained about it. But I think they would have screamed out loud if the avatars had not been shown any more.

Looking forward to your new release. Thank you very much for your hard work!
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