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Flashchat: Integration for vB 3.7
Mod Version: 3.7.009, by Paul M (Member) Paul M is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (41 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 602
Released: 03 Jan 2008 Last Update: 25 Oct 2008 Downloads: 4736
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Flashchat integration with vBulletin 3.7

Note: Flashchat Version 5.0.8 onwards now has the option for vbulletin 3.7 integration.

Note:
Standard Flashchat includes vBulletin integration as part of the Tufat supplied files. However, the standard integration does not include Direct Usergroup Integration or other extra's like the WOL Display & Flashchat on a vBulletin page. This Modification adds those features


Standard vB 3.7 integration features

* Authorised members are automatically logged in.
* Automatic login works even if a member has not ticked "remember me".
* All non authorised members are locked out (this and the above are based on usergroup membership).
* If enabled, Flashchat updates the users session location (displayed in various vBulletin online location displays such as WOL).
* Real ip detection when a proxy server is used (only if the proxy server passes on the details).
* Permanant, Private Rooms are loaded by Admins and Moderators (allows for Staff Rooms).

Extra's added by this modification

* Direct login to a room.
* The WOL will correctly display Flashchat as the location (not 'Unknown Location')
* Flashchat can be displayed embedded inside a 'standard' vBulletin Page (i.e. not full screen).
* Direct Usergroup Integration - a section is added to each usergroup in the ACP Usergroup Manager to set the Flashchat permissions for that group.
* The plugin will try to automatically add a link to Flashchat in your Quick Links or Navbar - this feature can be disabled if you wish.
* The automatic link can have a prefix path defined - useful if you use something like CMPS.
* You can define a usergroup to login as Flashchats "Spy" mode. (Version 3.7.002 onwards)


More notes:

* This integration is for Flashchat versions 4.7.x or 5.0.x (seperate downloads).
* The automatic link feature may fail if you have customised templates (it uses template hooks).
* For Flashchat inside a vBulletin page you need to link to .../misc.php?do=flashchat
* This modification does not add any links to Flashchat Administration in the ACP.
* You can set all members to login direct to particular room via the ACP.
* You can also add a room parameter to the url - i.e. .../misc.php?do=flashchat&room=3
* Spys can login into the chat but are not listed in the room - they cannot chat, just watch.
* 3.7.004 onwards has extra code to cope with VBs CSRF protection, which interferes with profile linking.
* 3.7.006 onwards is for Flashchat 5.0.x - The previous version for Flashchat 4 (3.7.005) will continue to be available for the moment.

The CMS file assumes that you are installing Flashchat in your forum root folder - this is the same folder as your usercp.php file and includes folder. Installation will fail if you do not do this.

Support: Please check the instructions, and make sure you have uploaded any files to the correct location - the vast majority of problems reported are due to an error made in editing or uploading files. If you are still stuck and want me to take a look then feel free to PM me your site address, an admin user, and ftp access details, without these I cannot help you. I will look when I have time.

Flashchat 4 : If you have upgraded from 3.6 to 3.7 make sure you have edited the CMS entry in the Flashchat config.php file.


Finally, I am not Tufat.com or Flashchat Support - if you have questions about Flashchat, their forums are here.


To use the this upgraded integration simply download and unzip the file, then follow the instructions in the text file. Once installed, the Flashchat userlevel options for each usergroup will appear in the ACP usergroup edit screens - editing of the CMS file will no longer be required.



History:

v3.7.001 : First release for vb 3.7.
v3.7.002 : Option for Flashchat spy mode added.
v3.7.003 : Fix for 404 page not found error in certain situations.
v3.7.004 : Code added to allow profile views blocked by VB's CSRF protection.
v3.7.005 : CSRF Code changed.

v3.7.006 : Modified for Flashchat 5.
v3.7.007 : Removed 3.6 CMS file, Updated install code.
v3.7.008 : Fix bug in new install code - was using WIC option.
v3.7.009 : CMS file updated to check a users infraction groups.

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  #46  
Old 07 Apr 2008, 18:15
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Can this be integrated into the top portion of the forum home page? I've seen a few questions about this and am curious since I've had similar issues with other chat mods as Tolas has.
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 18:44
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If you edit templates appropriately then yes, but I cannot provide information on how to do that as it will vary from forum to forum. I can only support the default.
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 21:30
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
If you edit templates appropriately then yes, but I cannot provide information on how to do that as it will vary from forum to forum. I can only support the default.
I've read a lot of good feedback on this although my main concern now would be the server load. Does it really slow things down and how is the chat (does it lag)
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 21:47
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That depends entirely on how busy the server is (is it shared or dedicated) and how many you have in the chat. You really need to visit the Tufat forums for more information about Flashchat, I just provide the intergration, I am not connected to them.
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 21:57
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I'm on a shared server although I read different reviews on their forum so wasn't sure if people had more information. Just thought I would post the question and see especially from your personal opinion. Anyhow thanks for answering my questions.
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Old 08 Apr 2008, 00:02
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If you have time to, then please create a 'friends in flashchat notification' function.
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Old 08 Apr 2008, 08:55
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Which would do what exactly ?
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Old 08 Apr 2008, 11:10
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
I suggest you download/unzip it again, sounds like corrupted files to me.
ok i'm back, now all runs correctly (v 4.8.3) but there isn't a files corrupted Paul ... it's an installation trouble ... let me explain

1) installed the chat (4.8.3) correctly
2) uploaded your files and tried to install your (this) product without any other ... it doesn't run ...
3) tried to go in the chat, nothing to do the chat was 'blank' ...

after this:
4) re-installed the chat ... it runs again
5) imported your product and RUNS ... without the xml error ...
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Old 08 Apr 2008, 14:09
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
Which would do what exactly ?
If a friend (member that is in the friends list: /forum/profile.php?do=buddylist ) is in flaschat, then that would provoke a notification.

The text for this notification could be: 'friends in chat (x)' Where x resembles the number or name of friends in flashchat. Clicking this would send the member to flashchat.

The location of this notification would optimally be in the notification menu in navbar, but another location like using the notices system may also be useful.

When the friend leaves flaschat, then the notification disappears or is deleted.

Would this be possible?
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Old 08 Apr 2008, 15:50
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
If a friend (member that is in the friends list: /forum/profile.php?do=buddylist ) is in flaschat, then that would provoke a notification.

The text for this notification could be: 'friends in chat (x)' Where x resembles the number or name of friends in flashchat. Clicking this would send the member to flashchat.

The location of this notification would optimally be in the notification menu in navbar, but another location like using the notices system may also be useful.

When the friend leaves flaschat, then the notification disappears or is deleted.

Would this be possible?
nice idea
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Old 08 Apr 2008, 16:51
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Usergroup error

Following Error:

I installed This Plugin with FC 4.7.5 an all was working Fine.

Then I created a new usergroup in ACP with rights to enter chat.
Days later, those special users (called Coders) told me, they couldnt connect/enter the chat...

I tried resetting password etc. but nothing worked.

Now i tried, to set them back to the group "registered users" and gave them the other group aditionally. Now it works.

So i think NEW groups that get created, can't login into the Chat.

Could anyone try this and give feedback?
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Old 08 Apr 2008, 16:59
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Originally Posted by blackmamba16 View Post
Following Error:

I installed This Plugin with FC 4.7.5 an all was working Fine.

Then I created a new usergroup in ACP with rights to enter chat.
Days later, those special users (called Coders) told me, they couldnt connect/enter the chat...

I tried resetting password etc. but nothing worked.

Now i tried, to set them back to the group "registered users" and gave them the other group aditionally. Now it works.

So i think NEW groups that get created, can't login into the Chat.

Could anyone try this and give feedback?
same trouble here with 4.8.3 FC ...
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Old 08 Apr 2008, 17:12
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Sorry guys but you need to check your installations - specifically that you are using the vbulletin37CMS.php file provided by this mod, not the default one supplied in the FC package.

It should say this at the start ;


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

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Old 08 Apr 2008, 17:41
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Originally Posted by yaoren View Post
I'm on a shared server although I read different reviews on their forum so wasn't sure if people had more information. Just thought I would post the question and see especially from your personal opinion. Anyhow thanks for answering my questions.
I run FlashChat on 1 of my forums which is used daily. I have had people complain of lockups and such but after trouble shooting came to the conclusion it has something to do on their PC. My primary concern is lack of development of the software as it does nto seem to be going anywhere anytime soon unfortunatly. But it is what it is and with 20 people it seems to be fine.
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Old 08 Apr 2008, 18:08
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
Sorry guys but you need to check your installations - specifically that you are using the vbulletin37CMS.php file provided by this mod, not the default one supplied in the FC package.

It should say this at the start ;


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


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

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