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[DBTech] vBArcade v2 (vB4)
Mod Version: 2.0.2pl2, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (20 votes - 4.90 average) Installs: 178
Released: 01 Nov 2011 Last Update: 17 Aug 2017 Downloads: 1385
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vBArcade is a professional modular flash arcade game system. Easily converts your old favorites, and finds thousands more with the click of a button.

This new modern arcade uses AJAX to enhance the playing experience and encourage users to compete both locally and globally among participating sites. Fine-tuned access and scoring tools allow you to keep competition fresh and exciting, as well as social network tools to bring new users in to your site!

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Major Features:

Access and Score Tools: Set exactly when users can play certain games, and for how often. Archive extra or old scores to allow room for new champions.

Social and Global: Not only can games be sent to all the major social networks, but participating sites can rank their scores together and display champions everywhere.

Beautiful Modern Design: Streamlined and professional, using AJAX to enhance and simplify the playing experience, like searching, replays, full screen and cinema mode, and category tabs.

Fast Paced Competition: Ultimate tournament system that rewards fast players while mitigating no-shows, allowing all your matches to finish strong, and everyone has fun.

Notable Features (Lite)
  • Modern streamlined appearance with AJAX for replay and searching
  • Tweet, Like, Pin, or +1 a game, and post your score to your Facebook wall
  • Forum block for latest scores/champions or any number sorted games
  • Easy game resizing and full screen
  • Featured and Suggested games while playing
  • Ajax ratings, and commenting
  • Set descriptions, instructions, controls, keywords
    • even authors and copyrights
  • Assign games to multiple categories
    • with icons descriptions
  • Use time played as backup score when other scoring is unsupported
  • Retrieve scores from global network of participating sites
    • See global champions with links
  • Automatically archive old or duplicate scores
    • Get alerts when your scores are beaten
  • Show off your trophy collection in your postbit
  • Maintain arcade statistics overall, per user, and per game
    • latest and champion scores
    • most winners and longest players
    • average scores, plays and playtime
    • yourself and locally
    • local rankings
  • Tournaments
    • Overall
      • Any local scoring game, with unique titles and descriptions
      • Shown as a detailed horizontal tree, while playing the game
      • Auto-prune tournaments that don't reach minimum players
      • Convert related settings from other arcades
      • Dedicated tournaments page with stats and personal standings
      • Game specific tournaments shown on tab, while playing game
      • Latest tournament shown on arcade portal
      • Invite/Reminder Email/PM alerts, with notifications
    • Matches
      • Each tournament sets number of play attempts per match
      • Active match highlighted, with clear status messages
      • Playing all attempts optional, can be manually forfeit/completed
      • Enforced time limit per match, or automatically forfeit/completed
      • Notifications throughout, or optional reminder Email/PM alert
      • Remaining attempts shown with live countdown for time limit
      • Select between best, latest, or average attempt as match score
      • Optionally hide scores until match is completed
      • Match ties broken by first player who reached that score
    • (Pro/Lite*) Knockout
      • Familiar multi-round format
      • Players pair up, winner of each match advances
      • Winner of the final round declared champion
      • Currently available up to 6 rounds (64 players)
      • Begins immediately on finally required player joining
      • Players who win their match can play next match prior to pairing
      • Friendly Challenges
        • Automatic 1 round tournament of 2 players, with preset config
        • Initiated from simple username prompt, while playing a game
        • Can disable certain games from eligibility
        • Auto-pruned if either player declines invitation
* Lite version limited to friendly challenge tournaments

Additional Features (Pro)
  • Submit your scores to the global network for global display
  • Show off the legacy champion even if you archived all scores
  • Automatically create a new thread/post on highscore
  • Cinema mode darkens the screen while you play
  • Mark games on your personal favorites list
  • Retrieve and display global stats to compare
  • Get all of your scores ranked globally, with function to sync local scores
  • Set passwords to your categories
  • Tournaments
    • Overall
      • Live countdowns shown for tournaments set in the future
      • Invite specific users and/or allow specific usergroups to join
      • Optionally auto-confirm all invited players to begin immediately
      • Create recurring tournaments and optionally rematch players
      • Optional privacy hides tournaments from nonparticipants
      • Track all matches, with results and standings, from admincp
      • Easily search, sort, begin, clone, mass delete from admincp
      • Optionally disallow practicing a game a player is competing in
    • Matches
      • Replays automatically switch to the relevant match with AJAX
      • Random player chosen to advance in a double forfeit
      • Fast players can advance to future rounds and pair up early
      • Optionally count tournament scores towards regular leaderboards
    • Group
      • vBArcade exclusive round-robin format
      • Every player matches every other player once
      • Player with the best win record at the end declared champion
      • Supports any number of players, including odd
      • Begins at end of tournament countdown, if minimum is met
      • Players paired sequentially, then randomly with unplayed players
      • Players can move to new opponent even if match not decided

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Old 27 Nov 2011, 21:11
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Originally Posted by yesfans View Post
Astriods when done and you click OK, it says CAN NOT ACCESS GAME TABLE. What is this? I have many other games that I loaded to the arcade and they are working fine., recording scores!
Can you get a screenshot of that error? that shouldnt be something the arcade would ever say, so it sounds like the game itself might be doing that.

Originally Posted by glen290 View Post
Just installed this on my live board, ran the import and lost all the high scores, not too bothered about that, but having difficulty with a lot of the games i have as they dont save, in the game box my forum appears for a short while then screen reloads and no scores are saved
When you did the import from an existing install, did you check the box to include previous scores? What browser are you using?

Originally Posted by Andyrew View Post
Yes I have a .htaccess file, no errors when importing product, no games save score. Also after playing a game for the first time all other games come up with this when I go to play them.
Originally Posted by gamerscms View Post
Any reason why the scores are not submitting to my forum?
Originally Posted by OldSchoolDSL View Post
Same issue here
If all of you have an .htaccess file in your forum root, PM me an admin login and ftp so I can make sure your games are rerouting the scores to the correct place.
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 10:03
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Originally Posted by Darkwaltz4 View Post
Can you get a screenshot of that error? that shouldnt be something the arcade would ever say, so it sounds like the game itself might be doing that.



When you did the import from an existing install, did you check the box to include previous scores? What browser are you using?







If all of you have an .htaccess file in your forum root, PM me an admin login and ftp so I can make sure your games are rerouting the scores to the correct place.
Not sure why you need access to my FTP and VB admin.

Sorry i am not passing details over.

Could you guide us on what is going wrong if not then i will move on to another arcade system.

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Old 28 Nov 2011, 11:59
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All my errors seem to be on Internet Explorer, what a pile of crap that browser is, all perfect on firefox and chrome.
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 14:31
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Originally Posted by glen290 View Post
All my errors seem to be on Internet Explorer, what a pile of crap that browser is, all perfect on firefox and chrome.
in the template: dbtech_vbarcade_headinclude find


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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replace with


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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

In my testing, this fixed playing games in IE9-7 at least - please confirm, since the guy who originally reported this at our site never got back to me

Originally Posted by gamerscms View Post
Not sure why you need access to my FTP and VB admin.

Sorry i am not passing details over.

Could you guide us on what is going wrong if not then i will move on to another arcade system.

Regards
Unfortunately, this addon is new enough for me to only have a couple "common" causes to why scoring isnt working. As those are exhausted quickly, I generally can't recall every possible thing that could be happening (could even be a server thing ive yet to know about). In the meantime, it will always be vastly faster for both of us if I can get directly to your problematic setup and debug directly with the games you are using to figure out what your specific problem is - and upon finding that solution, ill have another bullet point to check with the next guy.

Keep in mind that you can always create both temporary and limited versions of your admincp accounts and ftp accounts to cater specifically to where and what I might need access to, and I would be happy to walk through what I'm doing over IM or something. But that's of course entirely up to you, and wish you luck with support if you decide to try elsewhere.
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 15:30
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and wish you luck with support if you decide to try elsewhere.
I think you should stick to trying to fix your product instead of slagging off the competition....don't forget the other arcades both work, are arguably better and FREE. I'd respect you more and expect better from a 'company' if you didn't come out with sh*t like this.
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 15:40
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Worked the first time, game played and saved scores, but after that the "You appear to be playing a game;starting this might forfeit that session." message appears, then it does the same bug again..
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 15:49
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Originally Posted by Gemma View Post
I think you should stick to trying to fix your product instead of slagging off the competition....don't forget the other arcades both work, are arguably better and FREE. I'd respect you more and expect better from a 'company' if you didn't come out with sh*t like this.
I think that's a bit of an overreaction there Gemma, though as a fellow Scot I'll put it down to our fiery nature =P.

I don't think John meant what you're reading into his comment there to be honest, I read it as a throwaway good luck elsewhere with individual support if you are uncomfortable with allowing developers access to debug issues.

Either way, to clear up any possible misconceptions and make our position official: Our feedback from users has not at any point indicated the support for Gemma's mods is poor compared to other mods on vBulletin.org. We have no reason to believe the support of her mods is in any way, shape or form bad or lacking, and while I can't speak from personal experience of her work anyone who has worked on a mod as long as she has deserves praise =).

Obviously we'd argue about the better part though! =D

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Old 28 Nov 2011, 15:55
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Originally Posted by glen290 View Post
Worked the first time, game played and saved scores, but after that the "You appear to be playing a game;starting this might forfeit that session." message appears, then it does the same bug again..
Is that when the screen returns to start a replay, or when playing any other game afterwards?
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 16:46
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Originally Posted by Darkwaltz4 View Post
Ask your host to enable allow_url_fopen in your php.ini settings - that being disabled only prevents you from using the feed-based import methods; the others should work fine (including downloading games from mochi and using the upload import method).



The fix for that was posted here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...5&postcount=23

Hi thanks for the reply, i must of missed that post

One other thing, i also have your thanks/likes mod installed both awesome mods

One slight issue is the post bit stuff is all messed up looking... Im sure it's easily fixed when you know how, i have just imported over from phpbb so im a bit new to vb...

See attached image. Any tips would be much appreciated...
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Old 29 Nov 2011, 09:29
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Originally Posted by Darkwaltz4 View Post
Is that when the screen returns to start a replay, or when playing any other game afterwards?

Still getting the message, but games seem to work ok today ??
Next up is the IE formating issues
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Old 30 Nov 2011, 14:31
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Still no problems here ... very pleased with it....
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Old 03 Dec 2011, 19:18
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Get the following error when trying to install this on our test forum.


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What would likely be causing that?
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Old 04 Dec 2011, 23:53
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I keep getting a playing screen about 1/3 the size of the designated area for playing. Any clue?
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Old 05 Dec 2011, 05:27
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Originally Posted by kenp View Post
I keep getting a playing screen about 1/3 the size of the designated area for playing. Any clue?
Having the same issue only in IE, so I can verify this.

I hadn't reported it because I was just assuming it was among the other IE glitches that are planned to be fixed in the next version =)
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Old 05 Dec 2011, 08:03
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Yeah, same thing happens to me in IE too...
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