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MGC Chatbox Evo
Mod Version: 3.4.0, by VBDev (Coder) VBDev is offline
Developer Last Online: Feb 2021 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (301 votes - 4.64 average) Installs: 2477
Released: 28 Jan 2008 Last Update: 02 Sep 2013 Downloads: 46205
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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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  #2791  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 08:16
Koidl Koidl is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Revert customized templates if any.
Refresh your browser cache.
have done that already still same problem
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  #2792  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 09:11
Markos Markos is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
did any one test the £ and the % to see if it works im still having probs with them if i type them in and hit enter they will disapear and then i cant type anything else till i refresh the forum
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  #2793  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 09:16
SnapOff Racing SnapOff Racing is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
OK I dunno what the deal is but I have unintalled and reinstalled EVERYTHING like 4 times now and I keep getting the same error over and over everytime I type a message in the chatbox and hit enter, rather than display the chat it takes me to a new page and says this.

vBulletin Message

Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing.

If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error.
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  #2794  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 09:25
zelnik zelnik is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
There ain't such possibilities. But I could do as for the ban command, would like that ?
Having an option to stop users having admin/mods on ignore would be very useful I feel, so yes that would be a great addition when you have time of course. Thanks!
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  #2795  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 09:34
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by Koidl View Post
have done that already still same problem
Ok then give me the url of your forum along with test account plz (admin rights would be appreciated).

Originally Posted by Markos View Post
did any one test the £ and the % to see if it works im still having probs with them if i type them in and hit enter they will disapear and then i cant type anything else till i refresh the forum
I would be interested in knowing if this issue is also experienced by others.

Originally Posted by SnapOff Racing View Post
OK I dunno what the deal is but I have unintalled and reinstalled EVERYTHING like 4 times now and I keep getting the same error over and over everytime I type a message in the chatbox and hit enter, rather than display the chat it takes me to a new page and says this.

vBulletin Message

Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing.

If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error.
Really ? Where you using an older version of the chatbox before ? (If yes you should refresh your browser cache).

You are using vB3.7 right ?
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  #2796  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 10:23
SnapOff Racing SnapOff Racing is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Originally Posted by VBDev View Post

Really ? Where you using an older version of the chatbox before ? (If yes you should refresh your browser cache).

You are using vB3.7 right ?
Yes I was using 0.5.0 on 3.7.3 PL1, I tried clearing ALL my private data including cache, cookies, saved passwords, authenticated sessions etc. I even tried using two different browsers and they both do the same thing. Any other ideas?
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  #2797  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 10:40
lolo² lolo² is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Originally Posted by SnapOff Racing View Post
Yes I was using 0.5.0 on 3.7.3 PL1, I tried clearing ALL my private data including cache, cookies, saved passwords, authenticated sessions etc. I even tried using two different browsers and they both do the same thing. Any other ideas?
Have you revert your template ?
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  #2798  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 11:15
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by SnapOff Racing View Post
Yes I was using 0.5.0 on 3.7.3 PL1, I tried clearing ALL my private data including cache, cookies, saved passwords, authenticated sessions etc. I even tried using two different browsers and they both do the same thing. Any other ideas?
Originally Posted by lolo² View Post
Have you revert your template ?
I think he did as he was forced to uninstall the chatbox before.

Can you please send me by pm your admin account info and forum url ?
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  #2799  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 11:32
Koidl Koidl is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Ok then give me the url of your forum along with test account plz (admin rights would be appreciated).
thx for your support pm with details on the way
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  #2800  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 11:39
jerx jerx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
  • The save bbcode and smilies status problem might be an individual problem. It only acts this way on the pc I mainly use. Another pc does not have any problems with it on IE7.

    Funny is that the behaviour now changed after I have deleted all temp data in my browser. It won' t expand those lines any more, but collapses them (save status turned on of course).

    Anyways, this setting is not very important for me. I can live with collapsing those lines on page load.
  • What bothers me much more, is that I cannot figure out how to adjust the chatbox to vbadvanced portal' s side columns. I hope the other user tells us how he got rid of the horizontal scrollbar on IE7.

    And how do you change the display of the bbcode line? It does not line break in IE7 and therefore stretches the whole portal.
  • Here is another issue. Does anyone experience the following problem? If you delete a chat and the chatbox is open in another browser and get refreshed, that browser will not update the chatbox correctly. It will replace the deleted message with an older message. I have also deleted older messages through the archive page, then I was presented 3 old message of another user on top of the message list.

    I hope you understand what I mean. To experience it, you basically open two browsers, have more total messages than the maximum displayed amount in your chatbox, delete a message in one browser and see what happens in the other browser after ajax refresh.

Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Originally Posted by Markos
did any one test the £ and the % to see if it works im still having probs with them if i type them in and hit enter they will disapear and then i cant type anything else till i refresh the forum
I would be interested in knowing if this issue is also experienced by others.
All special characters on my keyboard display fine. Since I do not have £ on my keyboard, I could only test it with copy and paste and it displayed correctly, too.

Here are the characters I tested: !"§$%&/()=?`´^°@€~µ\}][{|äüöߣ


Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Now that the new version of the chatbox is out I was wondering if all of you would you be interested in the creation of a forum for the chatbox ? An external one.
I don' t think it is a good idea to create an external forum for the chatbox. You would need to keep an eye on both forums (this topic and the external forum) and you might have to deal with cross posting. If you leave the whole discussion here, there are better chances that frequently asked questions can be found in this topic and that users who have installed the chatbox assist in supporting the mod.
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  #2801  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 11:40
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Angel-Wings Angel-Wings is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SnapOff Racing View Post
Yes I was using 0.5.0 on 3.7.3 PL1, I tried clearing ALL my private data including cache, cookies, saved passwords, authenticated sessions etc. I even tried using two different browsers and they both do the same thing. Any other ideas?
Doesn't the description from the README works ?

Last edited by Angel-Wings; 21 Oct 2008 at 12:24.
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  #2802  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 12:48
Skyrider Skyrider is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Got everything to work, thanks! It's even better and faster than the previous versions which is very awesome! Though, I do have a small request if possible. Is it possible you can add specific announcements in different channels?

Oh, and if possible. Can you create the channel images for black themes as well?
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  #2803  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 13:04
TMH63 TMH63 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Real name: Pat
I was wondering if someone could comment on server resources used with this mod. I'm running cyb chat currently and it's just chewing up tooooooo much bandwidth.

I need to look at other options....SOON.


Thanks!
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  #2804  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 14:37
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by jerx View Post
  • The save bbcode and smilies status problem might be an individual problem. It only acts this way on the pc I mainly use. Another pc does not have any problems with it on IE7.

    Funny is that the behaviour now changed after I have deleted all temp data in my browser. It won' t expand those lines any more, but collapses them (save status turned on of course).

    Anyways, this setting is not very important for me. I can live with collapsing those lines on page load.
I don't understand the second part of your message. What do you mean exactly ?

Originally Posted by jerx View Post
  • What bothers me much more, is that I cannot figure out how to adjust the chatbox to vbadvanced portal' s side columns. I hope the other user tells us how he got rid of the horizontal scrollbar on IE7.

    And how do you change the display of the bbcode line? It does not line break in IE7 and therefore stretches the whole portal.
I am going to create a new template for the next chatbox version, a small version which will fit in vbadvanced side columns.

Originally Posted by jerx View Post
  • Here is another issue. Does anyone experience the following problem? If you delete a chat and the chatbox is open in another browser and get refreshed, that browser will not update the chatbox correctly. It will replace the deleted message with an older message. I have also deleted older messages through the archive page, then I was presented 3 old message of another user on top of the message list.

    I hope you understand what I mean. To experience it, you basically open two browsers, have more total messages than the maximum displayed amount in your chatbox, delete a message in one browser and see what happens in the other browser after ajax refresh.
That's normal and is supposed to do so until there is a full refresh unfortunately. This is due to the feature I implemented to make the chatbox less ressource hungry.

I'll add this to the todo list and see what I can do.

Originally Posted by jerx View Post
I don' t think it is a good idea to create an external forum for the chatbox. You would need to keep an eye on both forums (this topic and the external forum) and you might have to deal with cross posting. If you leave the whole discussion here, there are better chances that frequently asked questions can be found in this topic and that users who have installed the chatbox assist in supporting the mod.
You are globally right. My idea was in order to build up a place where users could also shares buttons set and so on.

And also because this thread is starting to become massive and really hard to follow for other users that don't come everydays.

Originally Posted by FF|Skyrider View Post
Got everything to work, thanks! It's even better and faster than the previous versions which is very awesome! Though, I do have a small request if possible. Is it possible you can add specific announcements in different channels?
No currently it's not possible and I am not sure this feature would be very good. I will see if others ask for that.

Originally Posted by FF|Skyrider View Post
Oh, and if possible. Can you create the channel images for black themes as well?
I unfortunately don't have the buttons psd anymore I lost them and the guys who made them is gone.

Perhaps someone could work more cool buttons, I will try to do some as soon as I have the time as I really would like to provide users with more buttons set.

Originally Posted by TMH63 View Post
I was wondering if someone could comment on server resources used with this mod. I'm running cyb chat currently and it's just chewing up tooooooo much bandwidth.

I need to look at other options....SOON.


Thanks!
My chatbox is normally less agressive on bandwidth as I have implemented an intelligent way of retrieving shouts.

Shouts are loaded on startup and then only new shouts are retrieved. There are no full reload upon each refresh.
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  #2805  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 17:31
SnapOff Racing SnapOff Racing is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SnapOff Racing View Post
OK I dunno what the deal is but I have unintalled and reinstalled EVERYTHING like 4 times now and I keep getting the same error over and over everytime I type a message in the chatbox and hit enter, rather than display the chat it takes me to a new page and says this.

vBulletin Message

Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing.

If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error.
OK I see that this is only happening for my custom style but not the default style. So what could be the difference between the two and where should I start looking?
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