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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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  #4831  
Old 07 Apr 2009, 23:24
kronnos kronnos is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Hey,

Just installed the new version on 3.8.2 and so far everything is fine except the few questions I have.

1- Everytime I get an error or other message from the chatbox, I can't see it untill I highlight it.



And here is after highlight...


So how do i change the text color so its black or something.

2- I wanted a custom location to put the chat on the forumhome so I did the following change:

From:

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

TO:

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

I deleted $brb = ' <br />'; AND $bra = ' '; because I figured the "$brb = ' <br />';" is what gave me the extra space above the chatbox and "$bra = ' ';" removed the 5% spacer I had on my fluid template and made it full screen. I don't know why or what it was supposed to do in the first place. So is it ok that i removed those 2 lines?

Also, is it ok i changed the plugin instead of just pasting the custom code in any location i wanted to? Does this mean it will add an extra query to the database since this new location its looking for is not cached?

3- In the top row of the chatbox, it shows the chatbox name centered. How can I make it so its aligned to the left?

4- The page loads really quick, as usual, but when it reaches the place with the chatbox location, it kinda stops to think for a few seconds. i also noticed this on Forumcoding site as well. Is this normal, will there be a way to reduce that load time, Or is that just the way it is?


BTW, I own the BF version, if that makes any difference in the changes i would need to make for above changes.

Thanks
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  #4832  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 02:06
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jalmz jalmz is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
im having problem with the arcade. the mgc chat box is gone.
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  #4833  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 02:48
Prettyeyes4you Prettyeyes4you is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Real name: Terri
We have been v2.3.0 with vb 3.8.1 and everything is working fairly well. We have added some stuff mentioned here as causing problems like an arcade but so far so good.

One thing we found early on was having chat open in multiple pages was a drag on our resources. Perhaps those having problems might look to that as a source of their troubles

Members like the command functions, specially the me and slap,

My admins like the announcement commands

Would it also be possible to add a "you" command? kinda miss that one

Thanks
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  #4834  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 03:02
EntranaRS EntranaRS is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
i cant Set the Permissions so UserGroups and cant use Commands and Actions Help please
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  #4835  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 03:15
zero5854 zero5854 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
NICE just bought it working great thanks@!
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  #4836  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 03:26
EntranaRS EntranaRS is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Lol you bought it?
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  #4837  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 05:21
Mellymonster Mellymonster is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
thanks installed the new upgrade, hope that it fixes the things that people were complaining about..
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  #4838  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 05:48
Icy Icy is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Real name: Icy
Originally Posted by VBDev View Post
Hum this doesn't seem like more space to me, is it ?
Umm I didn't noticed that you used the free space for notification
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  #4839  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 08:11
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by Ekki View Post
Yes, the german language is the problem! No errors with the english language.
Ok I'll post a fixed language tonight, captainslater hasn't update this sentence damn him

Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
Apologies.

I thought I had deleted my post.

That last quote, was the beginning of a post containing huge array of database errors. Which crashed the forum. We got it fixed, please disregard that last message.

Please can you confirm, the last good working version of the chat prior to vb3.8 version.

So that we may download and start over.

Ste
Well I don't remember coz there is no real vB3.8 version you know. Chatbox is compatible with both versions from vB3.6 to vB3.8.

What's wrong for you with the last releases ?

I think you might try something like 2.0.0 or kinda like.

Originally Posted by Diana Notacat View Post
I am having major refresh issues with the 2.3.2 version. Most of the time the refresh stops working after a minute or two, or doesn't work at all. (It IS enabled!)

I upgraded from 2.2.0 (I also made sure to run the upgrade script as well.)

I've also switched back and forth between running the YUI direct from yahoo and from the server, but still having the chat get stuck on the "Loading..." screen or stuck on the chat screen without refreshing.
It refreshes at first but then get stucked ?

Any error in the error console of firefox ? (or in firebug firefox extension i fyou have it)

Originally Posted by yotsume View Post
Is there a way to get the chatbox to display on the vbBlogs homepage and members blogs?
I think you can as chatbox can be displayed in any vBulletin page, you just have to configure the location options in the chatbox settings.

Originally Posted by princeedward View Post
hi....really can't make this chatbox to my site vB3.6.8. also the language can't upload it...due to wrong version....can anyone help me on this please...

As stated in the readme you have to select "Ignore language version" when importing the language file.

"really can't make this chatbox to my site" <= how can I help you if you don't give any details ?
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  #4840  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 08:22
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by MDK-Indy View Post
Yes...

Have you a Idea how i can Fix it?

greeting Indy
I will post a corrected german language as stated in post just above

Originally Posted by kronnos View Post
1- Everytime I get an error or other message from the chatbox, I can't see it untill I highlight it.



And here is after highlight...


So how do i change the text color so its black or something.
This is YUI css, I think I posted a hint here in the thread on how to fix this if you are experiencing the issue.

Originally Posted by kronnos View Post
2- I wanted a custom location to put the chat on the forumhome so I did the following change:

From:

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

TO:

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

I deleted $brb = ' <br />'; AND $bra = ' '; because I figured the "$brb = ' <br />';" is what gave me the extra space above the chatbox and "$bra = ' ';" removed the 5% spacer I had on my fluid template and made it full screen. I don't know why or what it was supposed to do in the first place. So is it ok that i removed those 2 lines?
Yes you can proceed.

Originally Posted by kronnos View Post
Also, is it ok i changed the plugin instead of just pasting the custom code in any location i wanted to? Does this mean it will add an extra query to the database since this new location its looking for is not cached?
No no.

Originally Posted by kronnos View Post
3- In the top row of the chatbox, it shows the chatbox name centered. How can I make it so its aligned to the left?
Edit the mgc_cb_evo template. But becareful, don't forget to revert the template at each upgrade or you'll have "hey it's not working issues"

Originally Posted by kronnos View Post
4- The page loads really quick, as usual, but when it reaches the place with the chatbox location, it kinda stops to think for a few seconds. i also noticed this on Forumcoding site as well. Is this normal, will there be a way to reduce that load time, Or is that just the way it is?
I think it's due to javascript loading, I have to work on that in next releases coz it's bearly annoying I must admit.

Originally Posted by kronnos View Post
BTW, I own the BF version, if that makes any difference in the changes i would need to make for above changes.
Nope doesn't

Originally Posted by jalmz View Post
im having problem with the arcade. the mgc chat box is gone.
Just like that it disapeared ?!

Originally Posted by Prettyeyes4you View Post
One thing we found early on was having chat open in multiple pages was a drag on our resources. Perhaps those having problems might look to that as a source of their troubles
I don't follow you, what do you mean ?


Originally Posted by Prettyeyes4you View Post
Members like the command functions, specially the me and slap,

My admins like the announcement commands

Would it also be possible to add a "you" command? kinda miss that one
What does this command do ?

Originally Posted by EntranaRS View Post
i cant Set the Permissions so UserGroups and cant use Commands and Actions Help please
Why can't you ? do you get any error ?
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  #4841  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 08:24
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Real name: Clément
Originally Posted by EntranaRS View Post
Lol you bought it?
Yeah he bought the branding free version.

Originally Posted by Icy View Post
Umm I didn't noticed that you used the free space for notification
Ah ok
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  #4842  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 12:30
zero5854 zero5854 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Originally Posted by EntranaRS View Post
Lol you bought it?
welll I mean the branding free version
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  #4843  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 12:42
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VBDev VBDev is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Real name: Clément
Nevermind lol
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  #4844  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 12:48
zero5854 zero5854 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
just donated 10 dollars my members love it thanks again!
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  #4845  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 13:53
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Join Date: Mar 2002
I have to tell you VBDev... I was running this "shoutbox" a while back when you first created it. My user base was small and it really generated little interest. I left it up anyway. I then upgraded vBulletin and figured I'd leave it off the site because it wasn't really doing anything. Now it's quite some time later and my userbase has grown substantially. The other day I figured I'd re-install it and see how the users like it. It's an instant hit!

Thanks for the great mod.

Just 1 question... is this really a shoutbox? It's more like a chat box. I suppose it can be configured for both. My users are using it more as a chat box.
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