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MGC Chatbox Evo
Mod Version: 3.4.0, by VBDev (Coder) VBDev is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2015 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (306 votes - 4.63 average) Installs: 2473
Released: 28 Jan 2008 Last Update: 02 Sep 2013 Downloads: 46081
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  



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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  #1816  
Old 30 Jun 2008, 13:58
pedroenf pedroenf is offline
 
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The pop up with the command option: ban, del, etc.
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 15:36
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You mean the menu ?

I have tested the chatbox in opera and it was working well I could see the menu.

Did you install commands ? Coz if you don't then you won't see any options in the menu.
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  #1818  
Old 30 Jun 2008, 16:26
maidos maidos is offline
 
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seems the team icon doesnt appear. i have uploaded it to the server
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 17:27
cbt13 cbt13 is offline
 
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I added "$mgc_chatbox" in "navbar", added in "footer" added in "header" but It only shows chatbox in "forumhome". How can I show chatbox in ALL pages?? Please help.


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P.S: Sorry. I didnt do the "settings".. It works now. Thanks.

Last edited by cbt13; 30 Jun 2008 at 17:40.
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  #1820  
Old 30 Jun 2008, 17:29
gpc10347 gpc10347 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
You meant you had modified templates of the chatbox and didn't reverted them after upgrading ?

Oops.. No, I'm sorry - I didn't mean to imply I edited the chatbox at all. I use 5 or 6 custom templates and the updated version works well in most cases but I've found that there are things that I can do to cause the style to 'dim' and not return without me hitting refresh (F5).
BBCode and then attempting to insert an image is one such action.

Is there a style sheet option that might be interfering? I reinstalled the chatbox after the update to 3.7.2 and it's still performing as before...

Any help GREATLY appreciated.
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 18:26
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Originally Posted by maidos View Post
seems the team icon doesnt appear. i have uploaded it to the server
Have you set usergroup permissions and so on correctly.

I have fixed and tested the channel not appearing bug in this version.

Originally Posted by gpc10347 View Post
Oops.. No, I'm sorry - I didn't mean to imply I edited the chatbox at all. I use 5 or 6 custom templates and the updated version works well in most cases but I've found that there are things that I can do to cause the style to 'dim' and not return without me hitting refresh (F5).
BBCode and then attempting to insert an image is one such action.

Is there a style sheet option that might be interfering? I reinstalled the chatbox after the update to 3.7.2 and it's still performing as before...

Any help GREATLY appreciated.
I honestly still do not catch the problem
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 18:41
gpc10347 gpc10347 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Have you set usergroup permissions and so on correctly.

I have fixed and tested the channel not appearing bug in this version.



I honestly still do not catch the problem

Leave it to me to screw that up too!

I have 6 templates for the site users can select from. The chat works well in all 6.
When I select the BBCode option, the menu inserts and I can insert email links etc.. and all is well on 4 of the six styles.

In two of the styles - the option "Enter the image URL" comes up on a dimmed screen and I enter the URL and click GO.. the screen remains dim.

That help?
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 19:05
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I don't know the word dimmed, what does it mean ? Can you make a screenshot and post it here please ?
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 19:14
gpc10347 gpc10347 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
I don't know the word dimmed, what does it mean ? Can you make a screenshot and post it here please ?

I can get a screen shot but it's the same function as when you log off of vBulletin: The background screens colors fade/dim. That useful? (My primary screens are black so it's not real pretty in a screen shot)

This has to be within a style sheet somewhere doesn't it?


More Info: I think the word is Opacity and it's called for via a javascript function I think. The two templates/style in question are in the /images/ folder whereas the others are located a level up so the path to them is different.

Does that help any at all? Thanks again for your patience...

Last edited by gpc10347; 30 Jun 2008 at 19:45.
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 19:20
maidos maidos is offline
 
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well i see the xcross staff channel, its only the images that doesnt appear

misc/mgc_cb_evo/channels/mgc_cb_evo_team_nosel.gif_nosel.gif

i tried renaming to that file name but doesnt work
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 19:47
Tom S Tom S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post


Thanks for your support

About that feature, I could do so that you can open a popup where username are suggested upon typing ?
Yes that would be a great feature VBDev, could it show all usernames of the Forum?

Tom S.
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 20:52
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Originally Posted by Tom S View Post
Yes that would be a great feature VBDev, could it show all usernames of the Forum?

Tom S.
For sure !

Originally Posted by maidos View Post
well i see the xcross staff channel, its only the images that doesnt appear

misc/mgc_cb_evo/channels/mgc_cb_evo_team_nosel.gif_nosel.gif

i tried renaming to that file name but doesnt work
name should be mgc_cb_evo_team_nosel.gif. What did you put in the channel option ?

Originally Posted by gpc10347 View Post
I can get a screen shot but it's the same function as when you log off of vBulletin: The background screens colors fade/dim. That useful? (My primary screens are black so it's not real pretty in a screen shot)

This has to be within a style sheet somewhere doesn't it?


More Info: I think the word is Opacity and it's called for via a javascript function I think. The two templates/style in question are in the /images/ folder whereas the others are located a level up so the path to them is different.

Does that help any at all? Thanks again for your patience...
Please do a screenshot I am a little lost still
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 21:06
gpc10347 gpc10347 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Please do a screenshot I am a little lost still
Before and during - Note the background opacity: I click GO after pasting in the url and it remains as shown in during. (Of course the "Enter The Image URL" box disappears as it should)

How 'bout now?
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 21:26
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Originally Posted by Shanj View Post
I just installed MGC last week on 2 vbulletin sites. We are all delighted with it.

But I do not see what the difference is with the new version.
Perhaps the way I use MGC is basic. Or perhaps the differences are in the code not the user level?
If I have to completely install again I need to know the reason.
Please do not think I am being rude or that I do not appreciate your hard work. It's a WONDERFUL piece of coding. The installation was excellently guided.
I just don't understand.


Separately ----
It is necessary for this mod to work well to see who is online before I know I can talk to them.
On forumhome this is not a problem. I copied the who's online code which is normally at the bottom, to the top. See screenshot.
This means user can see who is logged in.
User can then say hello and start chatting.
This is a HUGE part of why MGC works well. Without seeing who is logged in to the forums it is not possible to say hello except --- hello world - is anyone there? --- not satisfactory!
So the who's online (for forums) is very important to make MGC perfect.

But putting who's online (for the forums) on other pages is a big headache. I don't understand the construction of the other forum pages. There are bits on different templates that work together as a team - too complicated for me.
However MGC understands this clever stuff because in admincp you give me excellent simple options to put MGC on the other pages.
Can you tell me how to do this for the who's online code (for forums) --- it doesn't work to just copy the who's online code from forumhome. Must be php in header? or something that works OK in navbar but not in other places.
There is a whoisonline feature in the chatbox. You just have to activate it.

Originally Posted by Shanj View Post
I use a side column - Ultiumate Side Columns
This is OK with MGC for logged in users because I set MGC as visible to registered members.
But when user first arrives before logging in it looks awful!
Because MGC is not there to fill the space next to the side collumn, the side column spreads all across the page - even though I set it to 110pixels.

This is not a tragedy as both my vbulletins are for members only. But it does not look elegant when user arrives.
What can I do to either
1) place an empty table there instead of MGC if MGC is not visible? - so MGC fils the space but does not display as a chat?
Maybe a notice: --- Forum Chatbox (you will see this service appear when you log in as a member) ---
OR
2) make the guest forums fill the MGC space if MGC does not display?
I am sorry but I don't see the problem with the chatbox. Am I wrong ?

Originally Posted by nerofix View Post
I have a Fatal Error when UNINSTALLING the old shoutbox 1.5 product.

Catchable fatal error: Object of class vB_Database could not be converted to string in /www/mywebspace/forum/admincp/plugin.php(1497) : eval()'d code on line 6
There was I think an error in the uninstall code. Edit the product install code and check that there are no $vbulletin->$db in the code but $vbulletin->db instead.

Originally Posted by Shanj View Post
I have the previous version installed before the new one you announced today

The time displays beside each line of chat is showing wrong. When it displays 09.00 it is really 9pm /21.00. When it shows pm it's really am.
In my screenshot just above the times showing 2.53 and 4.18 were not in the night but in the afternoon.
Not huge problem but maybe can fix?
There was a problem with time but only in the first version of the mgc chatbox evo. Now there shouldn't be such problem, are you sure there is no server problem ?
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 21:35
maidos maidos is offline
 
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the mgc channel is mgc_cb_evo_team_nosel.gif

on admincp

but when i view the main forum i still get the red cross no image displayed and when i right click the xcross i get misc/mgc_cb_evo/channels/mgc_cb_evo_team_nosel.gif_nosel.gif
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