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[DBTech] vBArcade v2 (vB5)
by DragonByte Tech
16 Jun 2013 20:33

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vBArcade is a professional modular flash arcade game system. Easily converts your old favorites, and finds thousands more with the click of a button.

This new modern arcade uses AJAX to enhance the playing experience and encourage users to compete both locally and globally among participating sites. Streamlined import and editing managers put games from mochi, v3arcade, ibproarcade and more into your arcade with ease. Fine-tuned access and scoring tools allow you to keep competition fresh and exciting, as well as social network tools to bring new users in to your site!


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Major Features:

Modular Game Handling: Currently supports games from pnflash, ibproarcade, v3arcade, mochi, (plus armor, kongregate, flashgamedistribution, spilgames in pro) and more can be added with a single file.

Access and Score Tools: Set exactly when users can play certain games, and for how often. Archive extra or old scores to allow room for new champions.

Social and Global: Not only can games be sent to all the major social networks, but participating sites can rank their scores together and display champions everywhere.

Beautiful Modern Design: Streamlined and professional, using AJAX to enhance and simplify the playing experience, like searching, replays, full screen and cinema mode, and category tabs.

Fast Paced Competition: Ultimate tournament system that rewards fast players while mitigating no-shows, allowing all your matches to finish strong, and everyone has fun.


Friendly Challenges
  • Automatic 1 round tournament of 2 players, with preset config
  • Initiated from simple username prompt, while playing a game
  • Can disable certain games from eligibility
  • Auto-pruned if either player declines invitation

"Most Trophies" Module
  • Lists top 3 players and how many trophies they hold
  • Displays avatar and link to member profile
  • Displays username if avatars are turned off
  • "Show Avatars" module configuration
  • Respects user's choice to hide avatars if applicable

"Longest Players" Module
  • Lists top 3 players and how long they've played
  • Displays avatar and link to member profile
  • Displays username if avatars are turned off
  • "Show Avatars" module configuration
  • "Maximum Players to Show" module configuration
  • Respects user's choice to hide avatars if applicable

"You Might Like" Module
  • Displays a semi-random game similar to existing one
  • Fetches random game from the same category if one exists
  • "Show Game Icon" module configuration

Global Scoring Integration
  • Synchronises scoring with the Global Scoring system
  • Displays Global Champion if enabled

  • Add / Edit comments for your scores on games
  • AJAX-powered

Score Alerts
  • Receive Email and/or PM notifications when your score is beaten
  • Respects vBulletin's notification settings
  • Contains link to the game for quick play

Score Tracking
  • latest and champion scores
  • most winners and longest players
  • average scores, plays and playtime
  • yourself and locally
  • local rankings

General / Other
  • Modern streamlined appearance with AJAX for replay and searching
  • Tweet, Like, Pin, or +1 a game
  • Easy game resizing
  • Ajax ratings
  • Set descriptions, instructions, controls, keywords - even authors and copyrights
  • Assign games to multiple categories - with icons descriptions
  • Manually or one-button mass install games from any source
  • existing arcade installation (plus scores and settings): ibProArcade, v3 Arcade
  • package upload or ftp directory: pnFlash, ibProArcade v3 Arcade, Mochi
  • featured games feed: Mochi
  • Obtain local scores from supported APIs: ibProArcade, v3 Arcade, pnFlash, Mochi
  • Use time played as backup score when unsupported
  • Retrieve scores from global network of participating sites
  • See global champions with links
  • Automatically archive old or duplicate scores

Additional Features (Pro)

  • Any local scoring game, with unique titles and descriptions
  • Shown as a detailed horizontal tree, while playing the game
  • Auto-prune tournaments that don't reach minimum players
  • Convert related settings from other arcades
  • Invite/Reminder Email/PM alerts, with notifications
  • Invite specific users and/or allow specific usergroups to join
  • Optionally auto-confirm all invited players to begin immediately
  • Create recurring tournaments and optionally rematch players
  • Optional privacy hides tournaments from nonparticipants
  • Track all matches, with results and standings, from admincp
  • Easily search, sort, begin, clone, mass delete from admincp
  • Optionally disallow practicing a game a player is competing in

Tournament Matches
  • Each tournament sets number of play attempts per match
  • Active match highlighted, with clear status messages
  • Playing all attempts optional, can be manually forfeit/completed
  • Enforced time limit per match, or automatically forfeit/completed
  • Notifications throughout, or optional reminder Email/PM alert
  • Remaining attempts shown with live countdown for time limit
  • Select between best, latest, or average attempt as match score
  • Optionally hide scores until match is completed
  • Match ties broken by first player who reached that score
  • Replays automatically switch to the relevant match with AJAX
  • Random player chosen to advance in a double forfeit
  • Fast players can advance to future rounds and pair up early
  • Optionally count tournament scores towards regular leaderboards

  • vBArcade exclusive round-robin format
  • Every player matches every other player once
  • Player with the best win record at the end declared champion
  • Supports any number of players, including odd
  • Begins at end of tournament countdown, if minimum is met
  • Players paired sequentially, then randomly with unplayed players
  • Players can move to new opponent even if match not decided

  • Familiar multi-round format
  • Players pair up, winner of each match advances
  • Winner of the final round declared champion
  • Currently available up to 6 rounds (64 players)
  • Begins immediately on finally required player joining
  • Players who win their match can play next match prior to pairing

Score Alerts
  • Automatically create a new thread or post on highscore
  • Uses vBulletin APIs to insert the content
  • Works with vBulletin features like commenting

Category Passwords
  • Set passwords to your categories
  • AJAX input password before game list loads
  • No reloads necessary

General / Other
  • Submit your scores to the global network for global display
  • Play games from Spil Games, FlashGameDistribution, Armor and Kongregate
  • Get local scoring support from GamerSafe games
  • Show off the legacy champion even if you archived all scores
  • Cinema mode darkens the screen while you play
  • Mark games on your personal favorites list
  • Retrieve and display global stats to compare
  • Get all of your scores ranked globally, with function to sync local scores

Features Still Missing (Lite)

General / Other
  • post your score to your Facebook wall
    FB integration with vB5 isn't 100% complete yet, this will be re-examined when that time comes.
  • Show off your trophy collection in your postbit
    The vB5 postbit isn't designed to be as cluttered as the vB4 postbit can be, so this will be on the shelf for the time being.
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RavRob 21 Jun 2013 00:57

This is kewl but where do we get the games to play in this?
All I have is a dummy game that won't start.

RavRob 21 Jun 2013 01:14

OK got the games and started to import some but I get this error

Not working


DragonByte Tech 22 Jun 2013 21:03

Please have your system admin check out the error_log file on your server - some systems have it located in /usr/local/apache/logs/error_log though this can vary.


DragonByte Tech 23 Jun 2013 20:03

v2.0.2 Alpha 3


General / Other
  • Any bugs that may have been detected during development - nothing was specifically reported by testers.


RavRob 25 Jun 2013 15:01

In the subject it shows "updated" but in here it looks like there isn't anything wrong. Which is it? If I download it again is it fixed?

There were no error showing in the logs.


Dzi13 25 Jun 2013 21:22

Is it possible to change URL from forum/vbarcade to something else?

RavRob 25 Jun 2013 23:28

OK so I removed that arcade thing because it doesn't work on my forum but now I am stock with this tab....how do I remove that also?

DragonByte Tech 26 Jun 2013 23:28


Originally Posted by RavRob (Post 2430400)
In the subject it shows "updated" but in here it looks like there isn't anything wrong. Which is it? If I download it again is it fixed?

Sorry, I don't understand your question.


Originally Posted by Dzi13 (Post 2430509)
Is it possible to change URL from forum/vbarcade to something else?

Not at this time, sorry :(


Originally Posted by RavRob (Post 2430528)
OK so I removed that arcade thing because it doesn't work on my forum but now I am stock with this tab....how do I remove that also?

Use the Site Builder and edit the navigation bar.


sergiomc 30 Jun 2013 02:11

Hi, where do I get the games?

smile2me 03 Jul 2013 14:28

Import Games under DBtech-vbarcade side panel

gmhastings 07 Aug 2013 11:24

Hi there,
I would love to get this working on a forum I'm intending to upgrade later to vB5.x . I'm using 5.0.4 at the moment.

I installed following the instructions (now actually for the 4th time after restoring) but when I click on the Arcade option, it's just showing me the forum index again (but without the usual 'NEW TOPICS
MEMBER LIST' at the top before the Forum Index is shown.

Any ideas please?

I was thinking maybe it's something to do with a mod rewrite type thing / route parameter thing but I still can't find it. Alternatively, maybe I'm missing a file.

I hope you can suggest some other things I can look into.

Hopeful thanks in advance :)

DragonByte Tech 07 Aug 2013 14:26

I am currently in the process of re-testing our mods for 5.0.4 compatibility.

Meanwhile, you may be able to fix it by clicking Repair Cache in the AdminCP - that will install the necessary elements on the page.


gmhastings 07 Aug 2013 16:08

Hi Fillip,

Thanks very much for your reply.

I did try the Repair Cache on the AdminCP for the Arcade and I tried the Clear System Cache but unfortunately, it still shows the forum.

Incidentally, it's installed on a subdomain rather than www. (just in case that makes a difference).


DragonByte Tech 07 Aug 2013 16:10

I don't think it would, it's probably an issue with installing the new page content. We'll see once the update is live :)


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