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v3 Arcade - Games Arcade System for 3.6.0
Mod Version: 1.0.7, by John (Coder) John is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.1 Rating: (103 votes - 4.69 average) Installs: 1805
Released: 27 Nov 2005 Last Update: 23 Sep 2006 Downloads: 6438
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

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v3 Arcade
for vBulletin 3.6.1

"v3 Arcade" is the third Arcade system I've written for vBulletin. It's coded from scratch, not a port of an older version - and because it was coded specifically for vBulletin 3.6 it uses the product system for code modifications, and utilizes AJAX technology throughout. Here's a brief rundown of the features in this version of v3 Arcade.

- Supports both v3 Arcade and iB games.
- Download *legal* free, premium and multiplayer games directly from to your Arcade installation.
- Import script to convert your old v3 Arcade installation. (A script to import games, scores and news from old IBPro installations is available here, thanks to Tigga:
- AJAX based instant ratings, for simple to use game ratings.
- AJAX based inline score moderation.
- AJAX based instant game searching.
- Tabbed, customizable categories.
- Challenge system for one-on-one contests.
- User-permission based settings for email/PM notification, challenge settings.
- Streamlined viewing modes for users with lower resolutions.
- AJAX based quick stats, for viewing statistics by passing the cursor over a username.
- Mass import tools for importing games in bulk.
- Reverse and decimal based scoring.
- Arcade-only closure with customizable message.
- Per game criteria, allows you to control access to games by reputation, posts, registration length.
- Postbit based awards.
- Personalized recommendations for other games users might like, based on what they’re playing.
- Quick stats, letting a user know how many other scores are above and below theirs.
- Score ranking.
- Admin customizable “score feedback”, displays a message based on how well as user has done.
- Numerous Admin CP settings to control things like popup opacity, maximum comment length, hover delay length, and numerous other behaviors.
- Full admin control over the types of content allowed in comments (BB code, HTML, smilies, etc.)
- Usergroup based access permissions.
- Fully phrased, for each translation into other languages.
- An ever growing collection of third party add-ons, thanks to Oblivion Knight.
- A slick, professional layout.

Change Log

1.0.0 - First public release.

1.0.1 - Bug fixes and feature release.
- More visible postbit award presence.
- Reverse scoring option added to games.
- Data dictionary implementation, makes sure the Arcade database changes are correctly made.
- Template grouping.
- "Posts in the last 24 hours" criteria added to games.

1.0.5 - Bug fixes and feature release.
- Added search on/off toggle function in Admin CP.
- Opera compatibility fixed.
- Welcome message now an Admin CP option.
- Use "Miniature Mode" By Default option added to the Admin CP.
- New AJAX based favorites system.
- Hooks in place for vbBux integration (coming soon from CMX_CMGSCCC)
- Per-category on/off settings.
- Default user settings for challenges and notifications.
- Database error when pruning a user’s scores with table prefix.
- Database error when viewing distinct high scores when the table is empty.
- Notification bug fixes, users should now be notified based on their Arcade settings.
- Timestamp bug fixed for news and events.

1.0.6 - Bug fixes.
- Fixed a bug where unregistered users could challenge people in the Arcade.
- "Wipe All Scores" tool added.
- "arcade_award_bit" template is now cached correctly.

1.0.7 - Features and Bug fixes.
- Guests can now play games, but their scores aren't recorded. If a guest plays a game, they're asked to register if they want their score recorded afterwards.
- Admins can now wipe all scores through the Admin CP.
- Admins now have a tool to enable challenges by default for all users.
- Usergroup requirements for games are now in place.
- Admins can now choose to flip the columns and have the smaller panel on the left, with the larger content area on the right.
- News & Events - now entries contain links to games.
- Numerous bug fixes.
- Mass category changer for altering game categories en masse.
- High score rebuilder in the Admin CP.

Branding Free

All v3 Arcade installations carry and require a small "v3 Arcade" logo in the footer, as well as the text "Powered by v3 Arcade" which links to For information on legally removing the branding, please visit


If you're looking for more games, add-ons, support, tutorials, or anything Arcade related - is the place to go.

Bug tracking:

You can contact me directly at [email protected] for support.

Many thanks to...

- All branding-free customers and donors, for supporting the project.
- Oblivion Knight, for his work on the forums and great add-ons.
- Snowy, for his work on the forums.
- Andreas a.k.a. KirbyDE, for his vB 3.5 tutorials.


All code in distributed in this zip is Copyright ©2005 John Warwick, with the following exceptions:
class_tar.php - Credits within.
All Actionscript code within the included .swf files, unless otherwise noted.

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v3 Arcade - Games Arcade & Challenge System [vB 3.0.3] John vBulletin 3.0 Full Releases 4569 01 Mar 2009 04:30

Old 26 Nov 2009, 12:51
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thanks man
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Old 09 Feb 2010, 16:42
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Could you make this arcade for the VB4.0 please as i would like to use this arcade as i know where to download more games.. Thank you in advance..
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Old 09 Feb 2010, 21:05
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Originally Posted by MichaelDance View Post
Could you make this arcade for the VB4.0 please as i would like to use this arcade as i know where to download more games.. Thank you in advance..
It's being worked on. For games, the current 2.0.0 version can use v3A games, IPB, IPB v32, and now Mochi games (thousands of available games!).

BTW: This is an old thread; the vB 3.8.x version of v3 Arcade can be found here or at
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(Sorry, but I am no longer developing for vB; please do not PM. So long, and thanks for all the fish.)
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Old 23 Jan 2011, 13:50
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Hello there, how can i globally edit arcade options for every user, i want to enable the email when high score beaten option for every one and disable challenges for everyone. Thanks.
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Old 25 Apr 2011, 19:17
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I am having troubles with this porgram not registering high scores??

any fix for this?

when a high score is beat.. it simply says "your score will not be saved"
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Old 06 Jun 2013, 13:21
Kurisu Kurisu is offline
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I have the option "Allow One Score Per User" set on yes. But when it's submitting a score after playing a game the user is redirected to the main arcade page with the error page saying server error. If the page is reloaded everything is normal and no server error.

Is there a solution to this?

The problem only occurs if the user didn't beat his own score.

Last edited by Kurisu; 06 Jun 2013 at 13:48.
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Old 04 Aug 2013, 22:12
punkd77 punkd77 is offline
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pretty annoyed right now that I can find absolutely nothing to import my own flash games into the arcade system. I found one old Impex for Vbulletin 3, but looking at it, it's 100% not relevant to vb4. Anything like this exist or am I totally right and it's a scam to make you use only certain companies to flood your arcade with. Being a game developer and running this arcade system it's almost a slap in the face. Guess i'ts time to shop around and see what other Arcade systems let you implement your own games.
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