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Locked Flash Avatar + Modified User Menu (Legacy) 1.3
Mod Version: 1.3, by Freesteyelz (Member) Freesteyelz is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.3 Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 17
Released: 07 Feb 2006 Last Update: Never Downloads: 1
Not Supported Template Edits  

Brief Description:
Flash enabled avatars using a Custom Profile Field. It may work in other vB versions (untested) though this mod is created for 3.5.3. A simple mod (for "Legacy" view).

Thank you(s) to: Luggruff (early beta user); masterross (for transparent value)

Support: I'll try to support it the best I can.



Browsers Tested:
Internet Explorer (5 - 6); Firefox (1.0.4 - latest)

**Remember to Disable users from uploading their own Flash avatars. Allow only the Flash avatars from people you can trust...Never by strangers. Flash may contain codes that can harm your site/forum so be cautious.



Templates Modified:
postbit_legacy

Installation Instructions (6 easy steps):
In Admin CP:

1. Create new User Profile Field by going to User Profile Fields --> Add New User Profile Field and create a Single-Line Text Box. In the Title add "CUSTOM AVATAR (FLASH)". Conditions:

"Field Required": No
"Field Editable by User": No (IMPORTANT!)
"Private Field": No
"Field Searchable on Members List": No
"Show on Members List": No
"Which page displays this option?": Options: Other

*For security reasons set to no "Field Editable by User" so that only the CP Admin(s) can upload the .swf files.

*Remember the Field number you've just created. You may need to change the "20". For this mod I used "field20".

2. Press "Save".

3. Then go to Styles & Templates --> Style Manager --> All Style Options --> Edit Templates --> Postbit Templates --> postbit_legacy and look for this code:


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

and replace it with:


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

*Change the "width" and "height" variables in the "embed" tag to the size you want the Flash avatar displayed. Again, change "field20" to the number of the new field you've just created. *If you want to remove "width" and "height" of vB's default avatar (NOT the Flash avatar), go ahead.

4. Press "Save".

*The "object" and "embed" codes are the minimal to play Flash in the browser. If you have the plugin it should work. Tested in Internet Explorer (5 - 6) and FireFox (1.0.4 to latest).

5. Now go to the User's Profile you want to add the Flash avatar and enter the .swf file URL in the "CUSTOM AVATAR (FLASH)" text area. It should be in the "User Profile Fields" section.

*It is recommended that you upload the avatar to your server to prevent users from editing it.

6. Press "Save" and Done!

*To use non-.swf avatars use vB's default Avatar option "Change Avatar".

*You will need to have Flash enabled in your browser.

**Remember to Disable users from uploading their own Flash avatars. Allow only the Flash avatars from people you can trust...Never by strangers. Flash may contain codes that can harm your site/forum so be cautious.


7. Click if you use it. Thanks!


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OPTIONAL code to display the popup menu horizontally with Flash Avatars:

Conditional: 1. If you're using vB's default avatar this code will display the default "post $post[postid] popup menu". 2. If you're using a Flash Avatar the modified popup menu will override the default's, whether or not you've entered both avatar types.

Code below:
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Installation Instructions (2 steps):
In Admin CP:

1. Then go to Styles & Templates --> Style Manager --> All Style Options --> Edit Templates --> Postbit Templates --> postbit_legacy and look for this code:


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

And Replace it with:


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

2. Press "Save" and You're Done.

3. Click if you use it. Thanks!

*Now the username drop down menu will display horizontally with the Flash avatar. View image attachment below for an example:

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*If you've installed this hack please click the "Install" button.

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  #61  
Old 23 Jan 2007, 00:01
domokun domokun is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Quick question, when you mentioned to change the 'alt', does that mean I change it to the link as well?

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Old 23 Jan 2007, 03:10
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Nope. Just as with any alt attribute, enter whatever text you want (e.g., Default Avatar).
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Old 09 Apr 2007, 01:08
sidewinder1965 sidewinder1965 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
I've tried several times to install and use this mod, with no luck.

I've double checked my edits, and they seem fine.

I've gone over my custom profile and it's settings, and they seem good as well.

I've checked the url in the users profile, and tried several different ways of adding it.

I've read this thread so many times I think I know it by heart--->lol

The only thing I can find different, is that I'm trying to install it on 3.5.1, is that an issue?

Or do you have any other ideas that might help? The flash avatar does'nt show at all, I keep getting the users uploaded avatar instead, and I thought it was supposed to be overwritten?

Maybe I missed something here--->sure hope so, it looks like a great mod!!

Thanks for any help.
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