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Reduce ibproArcade best scores of all time..
Mod Version: 1.0, by stangger5 (Coder) stangger5 is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (4 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 27
Released: 21 Aug 2007 Last Update: Never Downloads: 223
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ibProArcade reduce best Score of all Time to keep arcade competitive..

All the ranks are kept in tact but the best Score of all Time are achievable again.

I made this add-on from bairy`s v3arcade version..
Thanks goes to him for the main code !!!!!

It's all done by a single cron job.

Upload reduce_best_scores.php to /includes/cron
Set a new scheduled task.

This one runs on the first of each month:

Varname: reduce_best_scores

Title: Reduce Best Scores of all Time.

Day of week: *
Day of month: 1
Hour: 0
Minute: 4

Active: Yes
Log: up to you
Filename: ./includes/cron/reduce_best_scores.php

Product: ibProAcade for vBulletin
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By default the scores are reduced by 10%.
If you want to change this percentage, change the 10 to whatever you like on line 9..
$scorechange = 10;

Important note: This script will reduce the scores by 10% each time you run it, manually or on cron.

If you want to delete all (best scores of all time),, set the $scorechange to 100;

Enjoy !!
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Add-On Releases ibProArcade reduce scores to keep arcade competitive. stangger5 vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 36 09 Jan 2011 17:26
v3arcade reduce scores to keep arcade competitive bairy vBulletin 3.5 Add-ons 18 06 Apr 2007 08:04

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Old 21 Aug 2007, 13:39
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sweet man, well done
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Old 21 Aug 2007, 14:57
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i get error but i think it is from my side
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Old 21 Aug 2007, 15:08
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What did the error say ??
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 02:43
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wudnt the person who got the best score of all time be p*ssed off if ONLY his score is reduced and some other person is at the top ? Or did I not understand this properly?
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 05:21
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This should explain the idea of just reducing...

Originally Posted by bairy View Post

1. Never reset high scores. That means people get scores that can't be beaten and others just give up trying.
2. You prune high scores every so often. This means people who worked hard to get them just lose them without any record.
3. Prune just the top x scorers. Means other people have a chance of getting on top, but not fair on those who worked for the highest spots to just have them removed without record.
4. Compromise: Keep the scores but reduce them, thus keeping them there and the rankings (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc) stay in tact.

The fourth option that mine and stangger's hacks execute means:
a) they can be more easily beaten by others, and
b) people have to keep going back to "top up" their own reduced high scores.
Both of which increase arcade activity.
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 07:37
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ibProArcade Crowns in Profile version 1.0,,
are u gonna relase it at vb.org ?
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Old 28 May 2008, 01:20
alyster4k alyster4k is offline
 
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Is this the improved version of this one? http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131417

Curious about a fix for the games that require the lowest score to win like Minesweeper...?
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 03:46
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I had a v3a version of this (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=124879) that worked with reverse-scoring (lowest is best) too. Any plans to fix this ipB version?
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 17:43
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excellent - thank you
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Old 02 Jul 2008, 01:32
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Anyone know if this will work on 3.7.x?
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 09:45
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Very nice! Thank you!
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 12:52
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Originally Posted by Scarface Claw View Post
Anyone know if this will work on 3.7.x?
Yes...
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