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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
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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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  #31  
Old 09 Feb 2006, 23:12
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Originally Posted by masterross
yes indeed flash will be ot top layer...
but if you do like in my way -> wmode="transparent" all will be "normal"
check it

thank ones again for great hack

BR,
Ross

NP at all.

For some reason it didn't work for me. Ahh well. I've included the "transparent" value into the mod.
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 23:27
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ohh
and 1 suggestion - flash avatar can be shown in MEMBERINFO too couse now when flash is used nothing is shown
this will be nice

regards,
Ross
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 23:38
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and the problem that not works for u is because u forgot to add wmode="transparent" here:


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

without this transparent wont work neither popup menu will show correctly

Ross

Last edited by masterross; 09 Feb 2006 at 23:52.
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 23:44
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Originally Posted by masterross
ohh
and 1 suggestion - flash avatar can be shown in MEMBERINFO too couse now when flash is used nothing is shown
this will be nice

regards,
Ross
Since I don't display avatars I didn't initially consider it into the mod. LOL. Though it is a good suggestion and it shouldn't be difficult to do. All is needed is to copy and paste the Flash avatar code in Step 1 to the Memberslist template or even Public Profile template.

I'll place it on the "list to do".
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 23:51
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Originally Posted by masterross
and the problem that not works for u is because u forgot to add wmode="transparent" here:


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

Ross
Ohh geez...That's right. Thank you. I've added it into the mod and updated the version and text.

Last edited by Freesteyelz; 09 Feb 2006 at 23:57.
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  #36  
Old 10 Feb 2006, 13:20
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Originally Posted by masterross
great thanks Freesteyelz !!!

i've been searched for this hack long time ago!

it works great!
also i did some modification to be use tnansparent flashes:

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


also why i should use this step?

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

it works perfect without this! And i dont want to view horizontal popup menu

BR,
Ross
Does this work with shockwave too?
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Old 10 Feb 2006, 14:09
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addition mod:
if you want to see flash avatar in "Public Profile"
in MEMBERINFO
go to Styles & Templates --> Style Manager --> All Style Options --> Edit Templates --> Member Info Templates --> MEMBERINFO

find:

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

and replace with:


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


then enjoy

BR,
Ross
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Old 17 Apr 2006, 18:48
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I managed to upload it but its still showing default avtar.. Please help!!!1

Last edited by vyas1980; 17 Apr 2006 at 21:45.
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Old 18 Apr 2006, 01:00
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For the Custom Profile Field that you created for the Flash avatar, what is the ID (#)? Can you also provide me your postbit code so that I can help you.
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Old 25 Apr 2006, 00:22
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wow, good job! 1 thing is, i have a avatar gallery, default avatar gallery from vbulletin , is there anyway admins can upload flash avatars to the default gallery, and members can select and view the flash avatar in there usercpanel by selecting edit avatar, etc
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Old 25 Apr 2006, 02:52
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Not without file edits or additions. I didn't pursue it because the hack you're requesting has already been created by MarcoH64 for vB 3.0.x versions. Up to this point there is no word whether or not he'll port it to 3.5+.
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Old 25 Apr 2006, 17:56
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he said he wont port ir for 3.5. can u ask him permission to do it for him
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 04:57
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First, I'll need to see if I can tackle it or not. I did it with UBB but vB's routines is a totally different breed. No promises, however.
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Old 03 May 2006, 01:06
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everytime i try to add a avatar, flash. it says invalid file type
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Old 03 May 2006, 05:47
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If you're uploading the avatar you need to use FTP (only if you're hosting the avatars). Using the Admin CP won't work. Any directory is fine as long as the .swf file is pointing to it correctly.

If you're adding the Flash avatar's URL, it has to be in the Custom Profile Field that you created in Steps 1 and 2. Using vB's avatar field won't work.

If you're presented with a different problem let me know and I'll try to help you work it through.
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