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MGC Chatbox Evo
Mod Version: 3.4.0, by VBDev (Coder) VBDev is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2015 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (307 votes - 4.63 average) Installs: 2477
Released: 28 Jan 2008 Last Update: 02 Sep 2013 Downloads: 46162
Not 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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Old 10 May 2008, 22:23
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In the Archives anyone may see the other people's PM.
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Old 11 May 2008, 01:15
Astrof Astrof is offline
 
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Hey, everyone.

I am really sorry if this has been asked here before, but I have absolutely no time to read through so many pages, so in case this has been reported and resolved here before, please link me the post.

My Chatbox Evo had been working fine on my newely installed forum. However, I just started translating vBulletin to my language and when I switch to that language Chatbox Evo stops working. The language in the chatbox switched to French if I'm not mistaking and I am unable to send any messages and basically do anything at all.

Does somebody know why this is happening and what I can to to solve it?

Thanks in advance for any input you may give me and, again, sorry for not having time to search through the thread.

EDIT: Figured it out. I entered the wrong code for the HTML character set. The dash was missing, I typed in ISO 639-2 instead of ISO-639-2. And now everything works and I am happy.

Last edited by Astrof; 11 May 2008 at 01:39.
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Old 11 May 2008, 01:27
Lindsey Lindsey is offline
 
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Im sorry to say this but I have went with the Cyb chatbox for 3.7 .. It runs faster also


http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=177552
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Old 11 May 2008, 17:00
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
okay, so is there a new release? my shoutbox has stopped working
What is exactly stopped working for you ?

Originally Posted by XiZa View Post
Check http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.mbstring.php for multibyte safe functions.. Could be a setting to use the mb_ equivalent, since not everyone has this extension enabled.

It then simply becomes mb_substr
Thanks ! I'll see what I can do with that.

Originally Posted by weedheaven View Post
I wanted to set default chat color, cause the white text was apearing if there is a option to change that. I don't have a problem with different templates. Having same color as the template does.
Oh you mean that you want to be able to set default color per usergroup on a per style basis ?
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Old 11 May 2008, 17:06
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by Wachtmeister View Post
I also cannot setup channels.

I have created 2 channels and i have also done the setup for the allowed usergroups. But those settings are not saved. (see screenshot)

Everytime i call the settings for the channel, the settings for the usergroups are empty. Maybe thats why users cannot switch channels?

Any helpwould be appreciated.

Thanks, Wachtmeister
I don't have a chatbox installed yet I am sorry I can't check that.

However some users reported that the settings were still taken into account even tho ?

Have you applied the patch for the channels bug ?

Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
These images are missing...


mgc_cb_evo/menu_open.gif
mgc_cb_evo/progress.gif
They aren't missing and shouldn't be in that directory, they are vbulletin default so perhaps you don't have them in your custom style.

Originally Posted by Y-ZOOM View Post
Hello

thank you man .. it's really great

but i got a problem .. ChatBox so slow

it's really slow not fast .. that make me sad

is there any solution to fix and make it very fast

and this is my settings :
auto refresh : on
time to refresh :1 sec

please help me n show the way to make it fast

Thank You Boss
1s is far too small for a refresh rate. It's less thatn the ajax call duration so this is logical that the chatbox lags when setting a such low rate. You should consider using a higher refresh rate (5s at least, 10s would be good).

Originally Posted by XiZa View Post
People read fast and they might see F5 first.. It's just wrong.. It's not a correct statement I don't know why you don't want to correct this..
Ok I will
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Old 11 May 2008, 17:10
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by RYoBiOS View Post
In the Archives anyone may see the other people's PM.
Are you sure of that ?

Originally Posted by Astrof View Post
Hey, everyone.

I am really sorry if this has been asked here before, but I have absolutely no time to read through so many pages, so in case this has been reported and resolved here before, please link me the post.

My Chatbox Evo had been working fine on my newely installed forum. However, I just started translating vBulletin to my language and when I switch to that language Chatbox Evo stops working. The language in the chatbox switched to French if I'm not mistaking and I am unable to send any messages and basically do anything at all.

Does somebody know why this is happening and what I can to to solve it?

Thanks in advance for any input you may give me and, again, sorry for not having time to search through the thread.

EDIT: Figured it out. I entered the wrong code for the HTML character set. The dash was missing, I typed in ISO 639-2 instead of ISO-639-2. And now everything works and I am happy.
Great !

Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
Im sorry to say this but I have went with the Cyb chatbox for 3.7 .. It runs faster also

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=177552
It's your advice, you do whatever you wants but trolling the thread out like that is not really needed.
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Old 11 May 2008, 18:17
XiZa XiZa is offline
 
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It would be nice if you had an easier install like that other chat product. Yours is still superior though
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Old 11 May 2008, 19:37
estatiktik estatiktik is offline
 
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ok its my first install and its not showing it at all...

- Go in the Plugin manager of your admincp

- Edit the "Chatbox display on forumhome" plugin

- Replace : $search_text = '$forumhome_markread_script';

- By : $search_text = '$chatbox_forumhome';

- Then, go into the Style manager and edit the FORUMHOME template

- Put the $chatbox_forumhome var before the $footer var

i did that step but nothing happend and i cant find the $search_text but found it on $find = '$forumhome_markread_script';

what did i do wrong...please help...thanks
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Old 11 May 2008, 20:28
XiZa XiZa is offline
 
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I just checked out the mgc_cb_evo_chat table, why are you not denormalizing the usernames? Like done in the thread and post table? Wouldn't that also make it less resource intensive? No extra , unnecessary join etc.
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Old 11 May 2008, 20:31
XiZa XiZa is offline
 
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and same for the session table (who is online)
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Old 11 May 2008, 21:06
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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Originally Posted by XiZa View Post
It would be nice if you had an easier install like that other chat product. Yours is still superior though
You mean due to the command installation ?

This is because I wanted to allow coders to make their own commands.

Originally Posted by estatiktik View Post
ok its my first install and its not showing it at all...

- Go in the Plugin manager of your admincp

- Edit the "Chatbox display on forumhome" plugin

- Replace : $search_text = '$forumhome_markread_script';

- By : $search_text = '$chatbox_forumhome';

- Then, go into the Style manager and edit the FORUMHOME template

- Put the $chatbox_forumhome var before the $footer var

i did that step but nothing happend and i cant find the $search_text but found it on $find = '$forumhome_markread_script';

what did i do wrong...please help...thanks
Have you set usergroup permissions ?

Originally Posted by XiZa View Post
I just checked out the mgc_cb_evo_chat table, why are you not denormalizing the usernames? Like done in the thread and post table? Wouldn't that also make it less resource intensive? No extra , unnecessary join etc.
You are not exactly right. They indeed have the username in the post and thread tables but the joins are still there.

The username are in those table in case a user is removed from the system.

Originally Posted by XiZa View Post
and same for the session table (who is online)
Same answer.
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Old 12 May 2008, 02:11
estatiktik estatiktik is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post

Have you set usergroup permissions ?
can u tell me how to do that exactly?...anyone thanks...

the chatbox is not showing on the forum permissions manager...
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Old 12 May 2008, 08:14
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
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It's not in the forum permissions manager but in the usergroup permissions manager
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Old 12 May 2008, 19:34
Amm0 Amm0 is offline
 
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Where do the xml's in the Commands folder go?!
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Old 12 May 2008, 22:08
Amm0 Amm0 is offline
 
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Oh my god....I've uploaded a few files from this pack, and somehow this error has appeared. My forums do not work at all!


Warning: Unknown([path]/includes/functions_mgc_cb_evo.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]\global.php(384) : eval()'d code on line 354

Fatal error: (null)() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'C:\Domains\epicsen.com\wwwroot/includes/functions_mgc_cb_evo.php' (include_path='.;c:\php4\pear') in C:\Domains\epicsen.com\wwwroot\global.php(384) : eval()'d code on line 354

Does anyone know what is going on, PLEASE HELP!
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