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Mod Version: 1.1.0b, by Carnage (Coder) Carnage is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.7 Rating: (10 votes - 4.70 average) Installs: 115
Released: 28 Jul 2007 Last Update: 06 Sep 2009 Downloads: 1862
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files Translations Is in Beta Stage  

Chess for vbulletin.

This mod turns an existing forum into a forum for playing chess in. Members can then play games against each other as easilly as posting a new post in a regular forum.

NB: the beta version of this dosn't enforce the rules of chess so illegal moves are possible - this does have the advantage of allowing handicap matches and variations on standard chess rules.

beta

This mod is a beta mod, this means that i have all the functions working on my board however there may be unforseen problems and conflicts on different vb setups. I'm 95% confidant that there are no major isseus left in the core code, the only issues that may arrise are from the new ajax features. If this is a problem for you, you can disable the ajax features in the admin cp.

Demo

A live demo can be seen here: http://www.giveupalready.com/forumdisplay.php?f=349 (running v1.0.1 till i've time to upgrade it)

Screenshots

Screen shot shows new UI

Version History

1.1b (beta): current version
- improved user interface (if you've changed the chess template you will need to revert/apply the changes manually)
- back/forward buttons for local moves (unsaved. Full backward/forward movement will be added in a later version)
- highlight for currently selected square.

1.0.1b (beta):
- fixed a couple of misisng TABLE_PREFIX's
- fixed table spacing issue

1.0b (beta):
- forced quick reply to be enabled.
- added reset board link + javascript to reset the board without reloading.
- ajax posting of moves.
- board updates itself every 10 secs via ajax.
- added option to flip layout of board.

0.2b (beta):
- added some javascript to update piece replacments instantly.
- templates are now fully phrased.

0.1b (beta):
- added faq entries to product file
- (hopefully) improved compatablity with vbseo
- modified instal instructions to avoid potential javascript problems.
- changed version numbering scheme.

beta:
- re-exported product file to contain all the settings fields.

alpha:
- changed image paths to allow for customised images.

Known Issues

- Table sizes are inconsistant
- If min post length is greater than 7 moves wont post without a comment.

Compatability

This mod was written on vb 3.6.0 and has been tested on 3.6.7 compatablity with other versions is unknown. Reported working on 3.6.8

Instalation
  1. Backup your Database
  2. Upload images into your images directory.
  3. new for v1.0b Upload Chess.php to your main forum directory.
  4. Turn your board off.
  5. Create a new forum, browse to it and make a note of its forum id.
  6. Disable Html, bb code,smilies,[img] code and post icons in this new forum
  7. Import the chess product
  8. In the vbulletin settings change the forumid to the new forum you created. You can also change the piece colour to better match your forums style.
  9. (Optional) Create a link forum to point to the chess faq which explains how to play.
  10. Turn your board back on
  11. Click installed.

Upgrade from < 1.0b
  1. Backup your Database
  2. Upload Chess.php to your main forum directory.
  3. Import the chess product (allow overwrite must be set to yes)
  4. Check the new settings are set to your liking.

Upgrade from 1.0b
  1. Import the chess product (allow overwrite must be set to yes)

Support

As all of my boards have been upgraded to vbulletin 4, I am no longer actively maintaining any of my vb3.x mods. Free support for all of my 3.x mods is being removed from the 31st of March 2010 after this date, I will only be offering paid support for 3.x mods; downloading and usage of the mods will remain free but unsupported.

For support of 3.x mods, please pm me as I won't be checking the threads very often.

Liscense
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

You may modify this software to suit your own purposes but may only distribute said modifications within this thread and with my approval.

Credits

Images were modified from icon files downloaded from http://www.enpassant.dk/chess/grafeng.htm

Checkers

Untill i get arround to coding and releasing a checkers game you can play checkers using this mod using the following instructions provided by one of my forum members:


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

Just copy the code when you are making the first post. Simple as that.

Notes:
1. When you jump a piece, you must also double-click on the piece that you jump to get rid of it. If you write out the code manually, just write the code twice. [ex: (f4,f4)]

2. To get a king piece, use the same code as you would to promote a pawn.
[ex: (a1,bK)]

3. If you double jump, please put in the full syntax and not just the finishing move. This will help your opponent see all the jumps that you made.
Custom Images

You can add image sets by uploading a gfx for each piece identified by its initial into a new directory within the /images/chess/ directory and then changing the image settings in the admincp.

If anyone has any custom image sets that they can legally distribute pm me a link and i'll link to them in this post.

Feature requests
- Leader board
- Other games (checkers, monopoly,risk, go)

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  #76  
Old 30 Jul 2007, 23:24
Carnage Carnage is offline
 
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yeah black is always at the bottom, there have been suggestions to change this but its not a priority since you could always use the admincp options to flip the colours. (set black to white and white to black)

As for the illegal moves, yes it does allow for them if your opponant makes an illegal move you can take it back in your turn by making the reverse of their move eg they moved a knight (a4,a5) you can reverse it by doing (a5,a4)
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  #77  
Old 31 Jul 2007, 09:37
Cybertims Cybertims is offline
 
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Real name: Paul
How does each player know what colour they are? Does the first player always get a specific colour?

Could each player see their colour at the bottom of their board or is that not possible?

Chers for a great MOD.
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Old 31 Jul 2007, 09:38
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Running 3.6.7 and uploaded all....looked great til I posted the first game and it wouldnt move any pawns...yet....I was able to set up the demo page just like the author!
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Old 31 Jul 2007, 13:46
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cant wait for the ajax,

and if possible special tournement room and rating.
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Old 31 Jul 2007, 16:41
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A few notes:

In Chess notation, the ranks (or rows) are numbered starting at the bottom and increase in number as they go up. You might want to conform to this standard as most seasoned Chess players will find your system backwards.

Secondly, it would be nice if posts in a game thread that were NOT moves would look like regular old posts. There's no sense in logging things that aren't actual moves.

Otherwise, I like the hack!
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  #81  
Old 31 Jul 2007, 23:09
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Thanks for your Mod! I have one Question: Is it possible to have different Colors for Posts or Usernames for a better viewing?
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  #82  
Old 01 Aug 2007, 19:56
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Sweet jesus this is awesome. Marking as installed and waiting for beta to end!
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 20:29
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That is awesome! The best mod I have seen in a while... I had to nominate you mate!! Great mod!! Finally something interactive between members!!
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  #84  
Old 01 Aug 2007, 21:36
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Great idea but too bad it doesn't work with vBSEO.
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  #85  
Old 01 Aug 2007, 22:55
Carnage Carnage is offline
 
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The issues with vbseo should now have been fixed. If there are any new ones gimme a link to the forum and instructions on how to replicate the bug so i can attempt to fix it.

Oh and for anyone interested, i've got some of the ajax functionallity working on my board, should hopefully have it all done and ready to release in the next day or so.
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 23:11
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MDK-Indy MDK-Indy is offline
 
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Sal,

i dont have the Quick Reply Button...

Can klick the images and it Type the klick in the Quick Reply Box, but it cant send because the Quick Reply Button is missing.

I have vB 3.6.7.

Sorry for my bad englich

greeting Indy
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  #87  
Old 02 Aug 2007, 15:07
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Originally Posted by Mike-D View Post
What about to have an Popup window or similar, where players can choose by clicking the desired move inside the window? After clicking the notation (move) will be taken immediately. So all you need to do is to click on the Reply button and the movement of the piece has been taken.
Doesn't need a popup window, you can do that now in the main chess window !?
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  #88  
Old 02 Aug 2007, 19:11
Carnage Carnage is offline
 
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yeah you can use the board to make moves as is. I'm also testing out ajax functionality to allow moves to be made without reloading the page.
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 19:43
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Are you going to reverse the way you number the rows in order to conform to normal chess standards? A few users on my board are complaining because it's confusing as hell for regular chess players.
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 19:47
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i'll add an option to reverse the ordering.
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