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Ideal Chat Lite (facebook style bottom chat/chatroom bar) v1.3.0
Mod Version: 1.3.0, by Ideal Web Tech (Coder) Ideal Web Tech is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2019 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (19 votes - 4.47 average) Installs: 173
Released: 27 Jul 2011 Last Update: 29 Oct 2011 Downloads: 2318
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files  

This modification adds a bottom bar chat system to your board.

  • Friends Online List (mutal or all friends)
  • Integration with vBulletin's ignore system so users can block messages from people they want
  • General Chat Room
  • User-to-User Chat
    • Chat with friends
  • Support for infinite number of open chats
  • Automatic Updating of chat messages
  • New message indicators
    • Indicator on Chat Tab for new messages
    • A sound plays for new messages
    • Page title flashes for new messages
    • Indicator for new messages on tabs out of view
  • Multiple window support
    • Supports users having your site open in multiple windows/tabs
    • Changes in one window automatically apply to other windows
  • Automatically disables chat bar for mobile browsers
    • Help save bandwidth for your mobile users
  • Admin Settings
    • Chat online
    • Ban individual users from chat
    • Update stream time limit
    • Update stream delay
    • Settings & Chat Room link Positions
      • Change where the links show at, or hide them all-together
  • Usergroup Settings
    • Can use chat
    • Can use chat room
  • User Settings
    • Hide Chat bar
    • New message notification method
Change Log
For a full list of changes, please visit:

See included readme file.

You can see a demo here (You can can register a new account, or use the Login, "Ideal Chat Demo", and password, "chatdemo") This demo is of the pro version which can be found here!

This modification is released for free, and as such we don't officially support it; however, as time permits we will try to offer support on it. We will NOT be monitoring this thread on a daily basis, your best bet for a fast reply would be to go post here.

Common Issues/Topics
Chat Bar Don't Show Up?
Have you configured the usergroup settings? This is the most common issue we see, and 99% of the time it is due to usergroup settings not being configured properly. So if your bar is not showing up, please verify your usergroup settings before reporting it as an issue.

Messages Don't Show Up?
We are aware of an issue causing messages to not show up for some people, and are looking into fixes.

Modification Has Conflict With Another Product
There is always a chance that two products will conflict with each other! We are aware of some, but please feel free to tell us about any products you find to conflict via our Bug Tracker on our site.

Chat Doesn't Support Certain Characters
The chat can only support the characters your board itself can support! If you would like to support certain characters, you must have your board using a charset that supports them. We have only ever once noticed a chat that didn't support every character the board did, and we are looking in it.

Chat Kills My Server
We have tested the chat extensively for server friendliness, and have found it to be very gentle on servers. We have seen the script run with hundreds of active users without putting hardly any load on the server. However, an improperly configured server may result in any reverse-AJAX/push-AJAX/Comet based chat script killing the server. If you find that your server slows down after installation, you may want to talk with your host about raising your MySQL and Apache Max Connection Limits to a more appropriate amount!

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Old 22 Nov 2012, 15:05
ArsMagnum ArsMagnum is offline
Join Date: Apr 2012
OK, nevermind my last post, it's all fixed now <.<
But now I have a question.
Can it be put on "spanish". It does not accept or
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Old 22 Nov 2012, 15:13
ArsMagnum ArsMagnum is offline
Join Date: Apr 2012
Ok, forget it <.< it IS the chat the one who's cousing problems.
Can someone help me with this plz <.< when I install it, it works fine for a couple of minutes, and then the hole page crushes and send me this problem:

Database error in vBulletin :

mysql_connect() [<a
href='function.mysql-connect'>function.mysql-connect</a>]: User
arsmagnu_forum already has more than 'max_user_connections' active
/home4/arsmagnu/public_html/forum/includes/class_core.php on line 317

MySQL Error :
Error Number :
Request Date : Wednesday, November 21st 2012 @ 10:02:55 AM
Error Date : Wednesday, November 21st 2012 @ 10:02:55 AM
Script :!
Referrer :
IP Address :
Username :
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :

Stack Trace:

#0 vB_Database->halt() called in [path]/includes/class_core.php on line 5578
#1 catch_db_error() called in on line
#2 mysql_connect() called in [path]/includes/class_core.php on line 317
#3 vB_Database->db_connect() called in [path]/includes/class_core.php on
line 282
#4 vB_Database->connect() called in [path]/includes/init.php on line 189
#5 require_once([path]/includes/init.php) called in
[path]/includes/class_bootstrap.php on line 101
#6 vB_Bootstrap->init() called in [path]/includes/class_bootstrap.php on
line 72
#7 vB_Bootstrap->bootstrap() called in [path]/global.php on line 26
#8 require_once([path]/global.php) called in [path]/showthread.php on line
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Old 22 Nov 2012, 15:22
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Hippy Hippy is offline
Join Date: Dec 2001
everyone should read this thread .. before installing this mod.. Please
Its a great Idea .. but no support or updates since the first person stated the problems and issues with server load and errors...
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Old 26 Nov 2012, 08:32
RcHelp RcHelp is offline
Join Date: Apr 2011
This mod needs to be removed from No support, locks up the forums and a major pain in the ass to repair the forum. Page upon page of people having issues and the creator is not helping resolve them.
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Old 18 Jan 2013, 05:42
Goomzee Goomzee is offline
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Is this mod works with 3.8x version
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Old 08 Feb 2013, 15:10
renegade_ice renegade_ice is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
like others have pointed out - this mod has issues. it was giving 503 errors on godaddy and we thought it was a capacity issue with users, so we moved to hostgator. soon, we got different errors indicating the same thing. hostgator pinned it to idealchat inside of a minute and said it was killing us on our 25 process limit cause it queries the server ALL THE TIME.

turned it off and will yank it later.

the error:
Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@ and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

hostgator pointed to:

far too many queries being done. my "guess" would be so it can update who's online for you to chat with, but this breaks several providers rules for queries and makes the mod useless.

Last edited by renegade_ice; 08 Feb 2013 at 15:21.
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Old 08 Feb 2013, 18:42
JustAskJulie JustAskJulie is offline
Join Date: Nov 2002
Real name: Julie
Is there a demo of your pro version? I looked on Extreme Games (as you'd referenced it earlier) and could not find any sort of chat.
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Old 23 Dec 2013, 12:07
Domenico Domenico is offline
Join Date: Oct 2001
ESET gives me a virus warning when visting this site. Be warned!
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Old 23 Jan 2014, 05:31
RAWiley RAWiley is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Brought the (shared) server to it's knees and had to break the chat script by deleting the executable through FTP as we could not get into the ACP. Uninstalled.
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Old 23 Jan 2014, 10:43
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blind-eddie blind-eddie is offline
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Real name: Tim
Google Comet Chat, well worth the money. I use it on two sites on share hosting without issue.
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Old 23 Jan 2014, 14:07
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RichieBoy67 RichieBoy67 is offline
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Originally Posted by blind-eddie View Post
Google Comet Chat, well worth the money. I use it on two sites on share hosting without issue.
One of my clients had that years ago and at that time it did hog some major resources when the chat was very busy. That was 3 years ago or so though so I am sure it is more efficient now. It wasn't bad though constantly. Just when the chat really got packed.

I think either of these would be fine on a decent dedicated server.

Let us take care of your forum, seo, seo reports, maintenance, what ever you need.

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Old 23 Jul 2015, 18:33
MaLTRaiN MaLTRaiN is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Hi. A question. I have a spanish forum and I cant use "" or ", , , or ".

Do you know how to fix it?

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