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Living Avatars
Mod Version: 1.2.0, by subduck (Member) subduck is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.1 Rating: (74 votes - 4.82 average) Installs: 561
Released: 01 May 2007 Last Update: 03 Mar 2009 Downloads: 4450
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Introducing Living Avatars!

Today is a great day and I have something really cool that some of you are going to love! It's called Living Avatars, a new vBulletin addon that I've been working on for almost one year.

This program will allow your users to customize their avatars by using the mouse to drag and move items around (items such as clothing pieces, etc). In order to collect items, you need to spend points, the more you post on a forum the more points you get! Thus, Grow your Forum with Living Avatars!

Tour

Click here for the tour movie.



Here is how it works in detail:

1) Download and install Living Avatars to vBulletin (install instructions below).
2) Once installed, go to the Living Avatars admin panel and click 'forum integration'.
3) The user profiles of your members will now have an extra link:



4) Now, the more a user posts on your forum, the more points he or she will earn. If a user has posted 500 times, and then you install Living Avatars, then that user will start with 500 points.

5) Once users have a few points, they can then start spending their points to collect items:



6) Now that they have collected a few items, they can create their ultra cool avatar! Check it out:



I highlighted the canvas in red, in that box (the canvas) you can use your mouse to drag items around. It seriously works beautifully.

7) Now, press the 'Save Avatar' button and your avatar on vBulletin will be updated:



And that's it! Cool yeah?!

Ok, so on with the install instructions:

Installation Instructions
Installation is very simple, just follow these steps and you shouldn't have any problems (if so, then I'm sorry and I'll try and help you out asap!).

1) Download & Extract living_avatars.zip
2) FTP the living_avatars folder to your forum
Example: http://www.yoursite.com/forums/living_avatars/
3) Run Setup: forum/living_avatars/setup/
4) CHMOD the Living Avatars 'avatars' folder to 777 (this folder: /living_avatars/avatars/)
5) Delete the setup folder (/living_avatars/setup/)

Now that Living Avatars is installed, go to the admin panel of Living Avatars and click the 'Forum Integration' link, from there you can press one link which will update the vBulletin modifyavatar template to insert the Living Avatars link.

Upgrade Instructions

1) Download & Extract living_avatars.zip
2) FTP the living_avatars folder to your forum (overwriting previous Living Avatar files)
Example: http://www.yoursite.com/forums/living_avatars/
3) Run Setup: living_avatars/setup/
4) Delete the setup folder (/living_avatars/setup/)

Uninstall Instructions
1) If you enabled the forum integration link from the LA Admin Panel, then login to the LA Admin Panel and disable it.

2) Drop these tables:
la_admins
la_avatars
la_groups
la_items
la_items_purchased
la_packs
la_points_spent
la_positions
la_settings

3) Delete the living_avatars/ folder.

Why should I use Living Avatars?
"Grow your forum with Living Avatars" - Simply that! Not only is Living Avatars a lot of fun to use but it's also addicting. Users will want to post on your site in order to gain enough 'points' to purchase a certain item (ex: Sword of Doom!). Imagine having certain items that are rare & expensive, such as "Dracula's Cape" which can only be purchased 3 times and costs 50 points (aka posts)...get it?

Where can I download more Avatar Packs?
You can download free user created avatar packs here:
Avatar Packs

How can I create Avatar Packs?
Please read this tutorial if you are interested in creating avatar packs:
http://www.livingavatars.com/help/p2_articleid/2

LA 120 Released
+ New Frontend & Backend
+ New theme editor

LA 115 Released
+ Better vBulletin integration

LA 114 Released
+ Online/Offline feature now works correctly.
+ LA admins can be deleted from the admin panel.
+ Fixed a positioning bug in the canvas.
+ Fixed IPB and SMF userid/avatarid conflict.
+ Fixed PHPBB3 download.php file change.

LA 113 Released
+ SMF Support (1.1 -> 1.3)
+ Better Forum Link Integration.
+ Less Warning Messages.
+ 'Bring to Top' is now used.

LA 112 Released
+ Added IPB 2.3 Integration.

LA 111 Released
+ Added phpBB3 Integration.
+ Fixed Crop Tool.
+ Better LA link integration for phpBB2.
+ Fixed a bug that caused avatars not to show up in the forum.

LA 110 Released
Updates & Fixed Bugs
+ Database changes, redid a lot of the LA Grouping logic.
+ You can only reinstall LA if logged in as admin.
+ Fixed 'Items Misplacement Issue'.
+ Fixed mysql error when adding admin with high userid value.
+ Items & groups an be moved around & deleted.
+ Removed admin/forumlinks.php file.
+ Add/Remove Forum link added to settings page.
+ New layout for admin panel.
+ New groups can be added.

LA 102 Released
+ Avatar Packs can be upgraded.
+ Avatar Packs can be uninstalled.
+ Minor changes to the design layout of certain pages.
+ Fixed a points remaining calculation bug.
+ Fixed a mysql_connect() database warning for vB users.
+ Other small misc fixes.

LA 101 Released
+ Better error checking when saving avatars.
+ Update to work with the vBulletin File System.
+ Fixed some vBulletin & phpBB integration issues

Always Backup your Database before Upgrading
Living Avatars might have database changes during the upgrade. Please, take the extra time and backup the living avatars tables (the tables that are prefixed with 'la_' in your forum database) before upgrading to new versions. I always do as much as testing as possible before releasing updates but it's still better to be cautious.

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  #646  
Old 19 Mar 2009, 16:43
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RvG2 RvG2 is offline
 
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1.2.1 has been released??
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Old 19 Mar 2009, 21:17
Mahar Mahar is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Real name: William
This seems like a very very cool idea....but I need to know some things first.
  1. Does it have to be both the boy and girl together?
  2. Can my users change the name of their avatar aside from Claire and Tyler?
  3. Are there video game related packs for clothing?
  4. Can I edit how many point my users should get per post, thread etc?
  5. Can I edit the price of the items I'm selling?

Those are just a few...if all of those are possible, you definitely have another download.
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  #648  
Old 19 Mar 2009, 21:22
Adromir Adromir is offline
 
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1. No
2. Dont know
3. If not, you can make them on zour own
4. Yes
5. Yes
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  #649  
Old 19 Mar 2009, 22:35
Habtopia Habtopia is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Awesome mod!, all though i dont have it turned on yet until i have finished making my packs (which takes a while ).

Heres the avatar i made while testing
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  #650  
Old 21 Mar 2009, 05:13
jellykelly jellykelly is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Ok, it must be the medication, but I am having issues installing this or finding out if I installed this.
I downloaded it, unzipped it, uploaded the folder, ran the setup, deleted the setup folder. I went to the admin panal to click the link button and that's where I stall out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is such a great idea. I know the moms on my site will have a great deal of fun with that. Thank you so much.


Jelly
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Old 21 Mar 2009, 05:22
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subduck subduck is offline
 
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Real name: Ziad Hilal
Originally Posted by jellykelly View Post
Ok, it must be the medication, but I am having issues installing this or finding out if I installed this.
I downloaded it, unzipped it, uploaded the folder, ran the setup, deleted the setup folder. I went to the admin panal to click the link button and that's where I stall out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is such a great idea. I know the moms on my site will have a great deal of fun with that. Thank you so much.


Jelly
Link to site?
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  #652  
Old 21 Mar 2009, 15:11
jellykelly jellykelly is offline
 
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forum.in-it-together.com.

Sorry about that. Thank you!

It says that it was inserted successfully into vBulletin 3. Where is it though?
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  #653  
Old 21 Mar 2009, 17:13
vidan vidan is offline
 
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subduck: can you fix integration with vbcredits? also why dont release 1.2.1 in here/ thanks
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Old 21 Mar 2009, 21:47
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Originally Posted by jellykelly View Post
forum.in-it-together.com.

Sorry about that. Thank you!

It says that it was inserted successfully into vBulletin 3. Where is it though?
It would be in the vBulletin User CP under avatar settings. It's where you would normally edit your avatar.
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Old 21 Mar 2009, 21:48
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Originally Posted by vidan View Post
subduck: can you fix integration with vbcredits? also why dont release 1.2.1 in here/ thanks
1.2.1 is a minor update, right now I'm working on 1.2.2 which I will release here. I'm also working on a new version that will allow integration with vbcredits.
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  #656  
Old 22 Mar 2009, 00:57
weetabx weetabx is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
or is it the admin your looking for which is here

http://www.******.**/forum/living_avatars/admin/
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  #657  
Old 22 Mar 2009, 06:21
vidan vidan is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
YES YES AND YES thanks subduck, you're the best, i will install it after you release the newone
thanks for it sub
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Old 22 Mar 2009, 06:41
Jebadiah04 Jebadiah04 is offline
 
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i love this thing
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Old 22 Mar 2009, 19:46
jellykelly jellykelly is offline
 
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Thank you so much. I apologize for my silly questions. My mind was hazy when I was attempting to install this. I had actually done all correctly and it's all there. Thank you again.
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 18:04
vidan vidan is offline
 
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how's the update subduck?
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