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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: (306 votes - 4.63 average) Installs: 2473
Released: 28 Jan 2008 Last Update: 02 Sep 2013 Downloads: 46070
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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 02 Jun 2008, 05:28
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Originally Posted by SloppyGoat View Post
Yeah, I found out that's not where the images go. Right click one of the missing ones and look at properties and it will tell you where the misc folder is really supposed to go. Looks like you've gotten farther than I have. I'm getting pissed off, since this requires so many manual steps and who knows what the hell is wrong with it now?
Originally Posted by SloppyGoat View Post
This is a clusterf*ck to install. It needs more clear and precise instructions. Uninstalling....which is even more of a b*tch!!!

Will someone please write up some intelligible directions that are accurate and easy to follow. This is crap.
Originally Posted by SloppyGoat View Post
Yeah, and I'm no newbie. I've been running a vB forum and installing hacks for over 6 years. I usually have no trouble at all, even when the instructions are rather lacking. I'd really like to get this installed and working, if anyone cares to help and write up a better install process.
I think you should calm down a bit man. I am giving this mod here for free for the benefits of users.

I know my mod requires many manual steps when it comes to installing both the chatbox and the commands. The reason is that I wanted to kept separated the commands from the core of the chatbox, thus allowing easier addition of the commands and allow the creation of new commands by the user themselves.

If you read carefully the phrases and follow each step of the readme, the install should be no biggie. Unless you don't read the full readme, coz there are few things that you should beware of:
  1. vBulletin version you are running: due to the CSRF protection introduced in the latests vBulletin releases, you have to do a "trick" modification to make the chatbox works in version older than 3.7 Gold or 3.6.10. I explained that because I want my mod to stay compatible with oldest version of vBulletin and the CSRF protection is only in the recent one.
  2. Style issues: on some custom made styles some replacement variables that allows automatic placement of the chatbox aren't there, thus forbidding it to appear. But I don't think you're encountering that, chatbox is showing for you.
  3. Usergroup permissions: often users forget that when installing but you have seen it and correct it.
For your loading issue, this could either be a javascript issue (files missing) but I don't think as you are not newbie Or the vBulletin version problem.

Do you see any error in the error console of FF ?

If you don't get it to work I'll then give you a link to a post you should try to follow to find out the problem together.

Originally Posted by Red-Devil View Post
Ok sorted it out, your right info to install isnt newbie friendly, my problem was i am testing on a backup server, seems it was trying to look on main one for files for whatever reason i dont know.
I think you encountered that because you didn't change the bburl options while working on your backup server. It was certainly pointing to the url of your real forum, this is the only reason that would explain why it was pointing there for files.
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 07:48
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With usergroups you should be able no?
I'm afraid I have no idea.. Even I set the usergroup with "Can manage the chatbox", the users are still unable to ban / edit or delete posts. How do I give the users moderation powers over the chat box (a specific usergroup) without giving them access on the forum? I can't give them moderation either, or they will see private sections.
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 07:54
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I've downloaded your latest zip file twice & tried to unzip it & it keeps asking for a password?
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 11:12
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Originally Posted by FF|Skyrider View Post
I'm afraid I have no idea.. Even I set the usergroup with "Can manage the chatbox", the users are still unable to ban / edit or delete posts. How do I give the users moderation powers over the chat box (a specific usergroup) without giving them access on the forum? I can't give them moderation either, or they will see private sections.
Oh sorry the commands have their own permissions.

The can manage the chatbox will be enough to get the edit rights but you have to set also the ban permission.

Originally Posted by DawnsWebDesigns View Post
I've downloaded your latest zip file twice & tried to unzip it & it keeps asking for a password?
I haven't put any password for the zip file.
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 14:23
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Why don't you use the announcement feature of the chatbox ?



Yes thats an option , but I wanted a command /radio so it posted a link like
*member says radio is online click here to tune in {link}

Would I be able to add something like this ?
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 17:43
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You could create your own command for that I think if you know a bit of coding.

It shouldn't be that hard.
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 20:12
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post


I think you encountered that because you didn't change the bburl options while working on your backup server. It was certainly pointing to the url of your real forum, this is the only reason that would explain why it was pointing there for files.

Not sure what you mean "bburl" ( im very new at this), the 2 are on different servers, the test one is on the original host and the new one migrated to new server. I did a scan for the Url it was looking for but it wasn't on any of the files. maybe database from a previous install, i did remove all file content and try again still same result, however its now successfully installed on main site works a treat excellent work.

The test site is also working now lol as the icons etc are on where its still looking for them.


Just a comment for SloppyGoat thanks for the input, its shows how easy to miss something easy like check where its looking.




One last thing are there any channel icons available other then the sets supplied, seems ideal to have several channels for different groups.
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 22:32
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Bburl is a setting

I think someone did post some but not sure when or where in the thread
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 22:38
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I'm not going to use this because it gives a page error, and that's really annoying.
Good job though.
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 22:53
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Bburl is a setting

I think someone did post some but not sure when or where in the thread
I did a search and url is correct, maybe a file that's being used has wrong url, some of the stuff was installed by others so maybe they altered something.

Can you point me to where the url would be stored to reference the icons for team channel.

Its working fine on main forum.


one thing the variable to remove chats after xx days, should this be blank as i set to zero and it wiped the lot.



excellent chat tho nice work.
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Old 03 Jun 2008, 00:53
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OK I finally got this downloaded & unzipped. On some parts of my computer it required a password & on others it didn't. Then I couldn't delete the last zip off my computer because some of the file names in various languages freaked my computer out. I had to rename them just to put them in the recycle bin.

I believe I've unzipped all I can therefore uploaded all I have. I've uploaded files plus installed the commands per your instructions. But there are no real instructions about anything else.

For example if you try to edit user permissions I'm only finding one thing & it's about color...not accessing the chat. I don't understand about adding channels, general options, formatting options, advanced options or command options. I don't understand what you have under "name of the channel image".

I'm using vbadcmps & added the module for this chat per their instructions but all I get is an empty box. Any help please? Thank you.

http://thepoorhouseforum.com

PS...I've also followed some link & done that "temporary fix"...aka I edited the template "mgc_cb_evo".

Last edited by DawnsWebDesigns; 03 Jun 2008 at 01:02.
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Old 03 Jun 2008, 00:55
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I tried installing this but it just says "Loading" and never loads!
3.7.1
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Old 03 Jun 2008, 05:13
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Hey VBDev, when you add the "logs", could you also see what message the message was before before it was edited / removed? So I can also see if some commands are being abused by people.
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Old 03 Jun 2008, 05:22
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Originally Posted by ALil'Hope View Post
I'm not going to use this because it gives a page error, and that's really annoying.
Good job though.
Originally Posted by ALil'Hope View Post
I tried installing this but it just says "Loading" and never loads!
3.7.1
Please, can you try the temporarly replacement I suggested to the user in that post : http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=1430.

It will fires errors so we should find what's wrong.

Originally Posted by Red-Devil View Post
Can you point me to where the url would be stored to reference the icons for team channel.
What do you mean ?

Images shall be stored in each of your styles images folder in the misc directory/mgc_cb_evo/ then in that folder it shall be in the channels directory (not sure of that one and can't check right no it's something with channels in it ).

Originally Posted by Red-Devil View Post
I
one thing the variable to remove chats after xx days, should this be blank as i set to zero and it wiped the lot.
I don't get ya, what is the problem ? You mean that it removed shouts while being set to 0 ?

Originally Posted by DawnsWebDesigns View Post
OK I finally got this downloaded & unzipped. On some parts of my computer it required a password & on others it didn't. Then I couldn't delete the last zip off my computer because some of the file names in various languages freaked my computer out. I had to rename them just to put them in the recycle bin.
Wow that seems very odd, you must have secure far too much your computer

Originally Posted by DawnsWebDesigns View Post
I
I believe I've unzipped all I can therefore uploaded all I have. I've uploaded files plus installed the commands per your instructions. But there are no real instructions about anything else.

For example if you try to edit user permissions I'm only finding one thing & it's about color...not accessing the chat. I don't understand about adding channels, general options, formatting options, advanced options or command options. I don't understand what you have under "name of the channel image".
If you only see color usergroup permissions it is perhaps you haven't installed the chatbox correctly. Seems like some files might be missing (in includes/xml directory for usergroup permissions).

Originally Posted by DawnsWebDesigns View Post
I'm using vbadcmps & added the module for this chat per their instructions but all I get is an empty box. Any help please? Thank you.

http://thepoorhouseforum.com

PS...I've also followed some link & done that "temporary fix"...aka I edited the template "mgc_cb_evo".
So you have been able to set usergroup permissions I think.

Does the chatbox works in the forums itself ? (It would be worth checking that in case it's a vba problem).
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Old 03 Jun 2008, 05:24
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Originally Posted by FF|Skyrider View Post
Hey VBDev, when you add the "logs", could you also see what message the message was before before it was edited / removed? So I can also see if some commands are being abused by people.
I'll see but I can promise.
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