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Living Avatars
Mod Version: 1.2.0, by subduck (Coder) subduck is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.1 Rating: (73 votes - 4.82 average) Installs: 560
Released: 01 May 2007 Last Update: 03 Mar 2009 Downloads: 4444
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Introducing Living Avatars!

Today is a great day and I have something really cool that some of you are going to love! It's called Living Avatars, a new vBulletin addon that I've been working on for almost one year.

This program will allow your users to customize their avatars by using the mouse to drag and move items around (items such as clothing pieces, etc). In order to collect items, you need to spend points, the more you post on a forum the more points you get! Thus, Grow your Forum with Living Avatars!

Tour

Click here for the tour movie.



Here is how it works in detail:

1) Download and install Living Avatars to vBulletin (install instructions below).
2) Once installed, go to the Living Avatars admin panel and click 'forum integration'.
3) The user profiles of your members will now have an extra link:



4) Now, the more a user posts on your forum, the more points he or she will earn. If a user has posted 500 times, and then you install Living Avatars, then that user will start with 500 points.

5) Once users have a few points, they can then start spending their points to collect items:



6) Now that they have collected a few items, they can create their ultra cool avatar! Check it out:



I highlighted the canvas in red, in that box (the canvas) you can use your mouse to drag items around. It seriously works beautifully.

7) Now, press the 'Save Avatar' button and your avatar on vBulletin will be updated:



And that's it! Cool yeah?!

Ok, so on with the install instructions:

Installation Instructions
Installation is very simple, just follow these steps and you shouldn't have any problems (if so, then I'm sorry and I'll try and help you out asap!).

1) Download & Extract living_avatars.zip
2) FTP the living_avatars folder to your forum
Example: http://www.yoursite.com/forums/living_avatars/
3) Run Setup: forum/living_avatars/setup/
4) CHMOD the Living Avatars 'avatars' folder to 777 (this folder: /living_avatars/avatars/)
5) Delete the setup folder (/living_avatars/setup/)

Now that Living Avatars is installed, go to the admin panel of Living Avatars and click the 'Forum Integration' link, from there you can press one link which will update the vBulletin modifyavatar template to insert the Living Avatars link.

Upgrade Instructions

1) Download & Extract living_avatars.zip
2) FTP the living_avatars folder to your forum (overwriting previous Living Avatar files)
Example: http://www.yoursite.com/forums/living_avatars/
3) Run Setup: living_avatars/setup/
4) Delete the setup folder (/living_avatars/setup/)

Uninstall Instructions
1) If you enabled the forum integration link from the LA Admin Panel, then login to the LA Admin Panel and disable it.

2) Drop these tables:
la_admins
la_avatars
la_groups
la_items
la_items_purchased
la_packs
la_points_spent
la_positions
la_settings

3) Delete the living_avatars/ folder.

Why should I use Living Avatars?
"Grow your forum with Living Avatars" - Simply that! Not only is Living Avatars a lot of fun to use but it's also addicting. Users will want to post on your site in order to gain enough 'points' to purchase a certain item (ex: Sword of Doom!). Imagine having certain items that are rare & expensive, such as "Dracula's Cape" which can only be purchased 3 times and costs 50 points (aka posts)...get it?

Where can I download more Avatar Packs?
You can download free user created avatar packs here:
Avatar Packs

How can I create Avatar Packs?
Please read this tutorial if you are interested in creating avatar packs:
http://www.livingavatars.com/help/p2_articleid/2

LA 120 Released
+ New Frontend & Backend
+ New theme editor

LA 115 Released
+ Better vBulletin integration

LA 114 Released
+ Online/Offline feature now works correctly.
+ LA admins can be deleted from the admin panel.
+ Fixed a positioning bug in the canvas.
+ Fixed IPB and SMF userid/avatarid conflict.
+ Fixed PHPBB3 download.php file change.

LA 113 Released
+ SMF Support (1.1 -> 1.3)
+ Better Forum Link Integration.
+ Less Warning Messages.
+ 'Bring to Top' is now used.

LA 112 Released
+ Added IPB 2.3 Integration.

LA 111 Released
+ Added phpBB3 Integration.
+ Fixed Crop Tool.
+ Better LA link integration for phpBB2.
+ Fixed a bug that caused avatars not to show up in the forum.

LA 110 Released
Updates & Fixed Bugs
+ Database changes, redid a lot of the LA Grouping logic.
+ You can only reinstall LA if logged in as admin.
+ Fixed 'Items Misplacement Issue'.
+ Fixed mysql error when adding admin with high userid value.
+ Items & groups an be moved around & deleted.
+ Removed admin/forumlinks.php file.
+ Add/Remove Forum link added to settings page.
+ New layout for admin panel.
+ New groups can be added.

LA 102 Released
+ Avatar Packs can be upgraded.
+ Avatar Packs can be uninstalled.
+ Minor changes to the design layout of certain pages.
+ Fixed a points remaining calculation bug.
+ Fixed a mysql_connect() database warning for vB users.
+ Other small misc fixes.

LA 101 Released
+ Better error checking when saving avatars.
+ Update to work with the vBulletin File System.
+ Fixed some vBulletin & phpBB integration issues

Always Backup your Database before Upgrading
Living Avatars might have database changes during the upgrade. Please, take the extra time and backup the living avatars tables (the tables that are prefixed with 'la_' in your forum database) before upgrading to new versions. I always do as much as testing as possible before releasing updates but it's still better to be cautious.

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Old 01 May 2007, 17:51
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give me a minute.. im bout to install it... i will return with a verdict!!
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Old 01 May 2007, 17:55
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koooooool

I like this

install
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:00
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Hi

Dont matter...great hack well done...
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:04
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hahahaha i love this!!! this is very very very nice.... and the install was a breeze.. like.. 2 seconds......

my only question is will you have packs that will be formatted for Black people???

this is an excellent hack!!
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:09
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when i go to my edit avatar under user cp.... the link does not work... i chmod the folder 777 but dont know what to do from there..
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:17
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Originally Posted by bashy View Post
Hi

I am not over keen on overwriting existing files, can you supply the edits so i can see whats what pleas?
Living Avatars does NOT overwrite any vBulletin files.
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:19
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Originally Posted by TheBlackPoet View Post
when i go to my edit avatar under user cp.... the link does not work... i chmod the folder 777 but dont know what to do from there..
In order for the 'Living Avatars' link to appear under your usercp, you must login to the Living Avatars admin panel and click 'Forum Integration'. From there you can click a link which will add the link to your usercp.
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:21
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Originally Posted by TheBlackPoet View Post
hahahaha i love this!!! this is very very very nice.... and the install was a breeze.. like.. 2 seconds......

my only question is will you have packs that will be formatted for Black people???

this is an excellent hack!!
Thanks dude!

Tonight I'll post a tutorial on how to create avatar packs. It's so easy, you're going to love it, not even one line of code is required!
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:29
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i got it working too.... thanks.... i have to go to work tonight... but i am seriously looking forward to your tutorials!!!
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:30
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YOU ARE MY HERO! i was looking for this for ages!! thank you , thank you thank you! just one question.does this mod come with its own point system or we should install a point system?
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:38
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Originally Posted by abramelin View Post
YOU ARE MY HERO! i was looking for this for ages!! thank you , thank you thank you! just one question.does this mod come with its own point system or we should install a point system?
It has its own point system that works directly with the amount of posts your users have made or will make. If a users posts 5 times on your forum, then they'll get 5 points to spend on items in Living Avatars, etc.
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Old 01 May 2007, 19:11
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i am waiting for the tutorial
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Old 01 May 2007, 19:16
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Originally Posted by subduck View Post
It has its own point system that works directly with the amount of posts your users have made or will make. If a users posts 5 times on your forum, then they'll get 5 points to spend on items in Living Avatars, etc.
What does it do with existing posts? Add them to the points, or does it start from scratch on install?
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Old 01 May 2007, 19:36
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Living Avatar

Looks great, i`ll be installing this later
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