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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
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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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Old 26 Dec 2008, 03:18
foopy foopy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Marked as uninstalled. You can write me off. There's too many other free chatboxes out there that don't require advertising.
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  #3392  
Old 26 Dec 2008, 03:37
mattpist mattpist is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
im sorry, but how much is the branding free version? you should post that, as it's a pain to sign up for yet another forum, and it's not posted anywhere until you click buy now...
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  #3393  
Old 26 Dec 2008, 04:16
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Digital Jedi Digital Jedi is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Real name: Mark Daniel Martinez
Originally Posted by foopy View Post
Marked as uninstalled. You can write me off. There's too many other free chatboxes out there that don't require advertising.
And very few that do as much as this one.
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  #3394  
Old 26 Dec 2008, 04:46
Ranger187 Ranger187 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Eh eh no problem up to you dude
Originally Posted by Honk0815 View Post
Nice Chatbox,

This Version have not funktion on my Portal.

old Version good funktion.

What can i do?

I hav vbCMS 1.3.0 and VB 3.8.0 RC2

Can you Help me VbDev
You need to see the author for the Vba addon. STangger. It's listed in the very top here.

Originally Posted by foopy View Post
Marked as uninstalled. You can write me off. There's too many other free chatboxes out there that don't require advertising.
And they don't have the active support like MGC does. Tell me, when's the last time you know of that that someone spent 40 hours during a weekend helping all the people installing the chat and made $0 and has no affiliation with the chatbox itself? WEll, it was me. And we have others here that do that as well.. So you see a 1 line advertisement, it's not like googleads are being displayed. Take some vicodin and a beer and smile.
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  #3395  
Old 26 Dec 2008, 06:01
HTMMinion HTMMinion is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Originally Posted by ispots View Post
Why did you take away the smilies and formatting buttons on the chatbox? My users use that pretty extensively.
I'm missing these as well, I'm using version 3.7.4.

*EDIT* I found the culprit! In usergroup manager the smilies and bbcode selections were defaulted to "no".


Last edited by HTMMinion; 26 Dec 2008 at 06:08.
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  #3396  
Old 26 Dec 2008, 06:15
pnosko31 pnosko31 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Originally Posted by Ranger187 View Post

And they don't have the active support like MGC does. Tell me, when's the last time you know of that that someone spent 40 hours during a weekend helping all the people installing the chat and made $0 and has no affiliation with the chatbox itself? WEll, it was me. And we have others here that do that as well.. So you see a 1 line advertisement, it's not like googleads are being displayed. Take some vicodin and a beer and smile.
I agree. People sure like to whine about something they get free - probably be a different story if he was the one that spent days coding it....
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  #3397  
Old 26 Dec 2008, 06:16
pnosko31 pnosko31 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Originally Posted by mattpist View Post
im sorry, but how much is the branding free version? you should post that, as it's a pain to sign up for yet another forum, and it's not posted anywhere until you click buy now...
BF is 20
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  #3398  
Old 26 Dec 2008, 06:21
SnapOff Racing SnapOff Racing is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
For the new version to take the second alternating color into account, you need to activate the option which I think you did ?

The option I am talking about for the select box is a new dropdown menu on the left in the archives.
Ahhhh sneeky sneeky
Alternate colors
Alternate the chats background color

OK I enabled that and now it's working perfect. I also figured out that since I had edited the archives template in the old version that when I upgraded it did not overwrite the new template. I reverted the template and now I see the drop down box that you were talking about. Thanks!

Originally Posted by ispots View Post
Why did you take away the smilies and formatting buttons on the chatbox? My users use that pretty extensively.
They are still there but you have to ENABLE the options for each usergroup. Goto "UserGroup Manager > Registered Users > MGC Chatbox Evo : Custom permissions > and then you will see the two options that say...
Can use the BBCODE (if active)
Can use the smileys (if active)

Originally Posted by Ranger187 View Post
You need to see the author for the Vba addon. STangger. It's listed in the very top here.

And they don't have the active support like MGC does. Tell me, when's the last time you know of that that someone spent 40 hours during a weekend helping all the people installing the chat and made $0 and has no affiliation with the chatbox itself? WEll, it was me. And we have others here that do that as well.. So you see a 1 line advertisement, it's not like googleads are being displayed. Take some vicodin and a beer and smile.
I must admit that MGC is a hard worker and does stand by his mod! Guy is a hell of a person to deal with all the hassle. But on the flip side I have noticed more donations for this mod than damn near any other mod that I have seen. Personally I am a little disappointed in the new branding that is below the chatbox. I have had quite a few offers from local motorsports shops that want to advertise for cash but I won't do it because I just don't like looking at all that garbage, I don't think anyone else does either . Especially people that get on the forum on a daily basis, it just becomes a nuisance to look at. The branding in the ARCHIVES is fine with me but the one under the chatbox looks just a little tacky IMO. Honestly I think the one under the chatbox should have been used for some kinda announcement feature or something

Last edited by SnapOff Racing; 26 Dec 2008 at 06:50.
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  #3399  
Old 26 Dec 2008, 07:08
Cybershaolin Cybershaolin is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Using 3.6.8, installed as described but no go for me.

Looks like Javascript is not working or Ajax, I'm not sure because I know nothing about coding.

I have set up all the options, redid my usergourps, etc and also cleared my cache.

1 - Looks like the cookies are not working to get rid of the bbcodes or smilies

2- Can type a message but as soon as I press Enter or click Go, the entire page reloads and my forumhome page disappears completely leaving me with a Empty chatbox (without even having the message I just typed).

3- Get a database error when clicking on my portal page (vbAdvanced CMPS)


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

So, many issues here. Just too bad because I wanted to try the long await new posts/threads option.
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Old 26 Dec 2008, 07:32
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by entertain View Post
Bugzilla shows the following error. But for me the chatbox is working fine.
I don't understand your problem. You mean there is an error in bugzilla but then it still works ?

Originally Posted by yakuza35 View Post
what is this error can u help me?
You have certainly an older version of vB (prior to 3.6.10), check the readme file for explanation.

Originally Posted by ispots View Post
Also....after installing this, my chatbox shows all of the correct history, but when I go into the archives there are only a few lines there and none of the full history.
It's because now archives are limited by date (showing 1 day archives by default) but then you have a dropdown to select to see more.

If you don't see that dropdown it's because you haven't reverted all your chatboxes templates.

Originally Posted by foopy View Post
Marked as uninst alled. You can write me off. There's too many other free chatboxes out there that don't require advertising.
Up to you... Bitwise it's not advertising it's just copyright for long hours of work...

vBulletin has a copyright at the bottom, do you remove it ? I don't think so...

Originally Posted by mattpist View Post
im sorry, but how much is the branding free version? you should post that, as it's a pain to sign up for yet another forum, and it's not posted anywhere until you click buy now...
Sorry should put it here in the first thread the BF is 20$ but will not be just a BF version as I said.
It will be updated regularly with small plugins (like other notifications for blog, and so on).
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Old 26 Dec 2008, 07:34
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by Cybershaolin View Post
Using 3.6.8, installed as described but no go for me.

Looks like Javascript is not working or Ajax, I'm not sure because I know nothing about coding.

I have set up all the options, redid my usergourps, etc and also cleared my cache.

1 - Looks like the cookies are not working to get rid of the bbcodes or smilies

2- Can type a message but as soon as I press Enter or click Go, the entire page reloads and my forumhome page disappears completely leaving me with a Empty chatbox (without even having the message I just typed).

3- Get a database error when clicking on my portal page (vbAdvanced CMPS)


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

So, many issues here. Just too bad because I wanted to try the long await new posts/threads option.
Hi Cybershaolin,

I think you have not followed the correct instructions.

Seems like you are still having the old version of the php files from the 0.1.1 version of the chatbox. Hit me up on my new forum in the chatbox.
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Old 26 Dec 2008, 07:40
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by SnapOff Racing View Post
I must admit that MGC is a hard worker and does stand by his mod! Guy is a hell of a person to deal with all the hassle. But on the flip side I have noticed more donations for this mod than damn near any other mod that I have seen. Personally I am a little disappointed in the new branding that is below the chatbox. I have had quite a few offers from local motorsports shops that want to advertise for cash but I won't do it because I just don't like looking at all that garbage, I don't think anyone else does either . Especially people that get on the forum on a daily basis, it just becomes a nuisance to look at. The branding in the ARCHIVES is fine with me but the one under the chatbox looks just a little tacky IMO. Honestly I think the one under the chatbox should have been used for some kinda announcement feature or something
About the donations, there are not so much you know compared to all the hours of coding spent on the chatbox you know.

I have always tried to make the chatbox better and better for you users and I didn't thought a simple copyright would make such non sense to all of you...
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Old 26 Dec 2008, 08:09
SnapOff Racing SnapOff Racing is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
About the donations, there are not so much you know compared to all the hours of coding spent on the chatbox you know.

I have always tried to make the chatbox better and better for you users and I didn't thought a simple copyright would make such non sense to all of you...
It's cool man don't get all worked up, I wasn't trying to imply that you have received millions of dollars in donations and that should be enough, I was simply stating that compared to other mods people love this one and it's obvious that people appreciate your hard work hence all the donations compared to other mods. Being a fellow software dev I speak from experience when I say "WRITING CODE SUCKS!" and I understand where your coming from. Trust me, if your branding bothered me that much I would just remove it. You did a good job encoding it but it wasn't that hard to find

Do what you gotta do man, I think everyone would agree when I say that we all appreciate your dedication and hard work. It certainly doesn't go unnoticed as far as I'm concerned
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Old 26 Dec 2008, 08:12
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by SnapOff Racing View Post
It's cool man don't get all worked up, I wasn't trying to imply that you have received millions of dollars in donations and that should be enough, I was simply stating that compared to other mods people love this one and it's obvious that people appreciate your hard work hence all the donations compared to other mods. Being a fellow software dev I speak from experience when I say "WRITING CODE SUCKS!" and I understand where your coming from. Trust me, if your branding bothered me that much I would just remove it. You did a good job encoding it but it wasn't that hard to find

Do what you gotta do man, I think everyone would agree when I say that we all appreciate your dedication and hard work. It certainly doesn't go unnoticed as far as I'm concerned
Thanks for the kind remarks

Yeah It's very well hidden hahaha
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Old 26 Dec 2008, 08:13
Honk0815 Honk0815 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ranger187 View Post
You need to see the author for the Vba addon. STangger. It's listed in the very top here.

I have vbCMS and not VBa
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