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[DBTech] vBArcade v2 (vB5)
Mod Version: 2.0.2a5, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2019 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 5.2.x Rating: (6 votes - 4.00 average) Installs: 44
Released: 16 Jun 2013 Last Update: 07 May 2016 Downloads: 429
Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files Translations External Content Is in Beta Stage  

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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Documentation
https://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/docs/vbarcade

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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.

Lite

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

Commenting
  • 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)

Tournaments
  • 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

Group
  • 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

Knockout
  • 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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  #91  
Old 17 Oct 2016, 07:08
THVossen THVossen is offline
 
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When trying to import games:

For automatic game importing to work, your https://tunerheat.com/core/packages/...vbarcade/media directory needs to be readable and writable (chmod 0777).

But it is in media is 777?
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  #92  
Old 24 Oct 2016, 10:10
THVossen THVossen is offline
 
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New error when adding a game:

Your game needs a game ID, title, height, width, and flash file at a minimum.
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Old 24 Oct 2016, 13:28
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Originally Posted by THVossen View Post
New error when adding a game:

Your game needs a game ID, title, height, width, and flash file at a minimum.
Sorry, I'm not sure I understand what you are reporting. That is a message telling you that some information from the previous page was missing.

Can you please provide more information?


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  #94  
Old 24 Oct 2016, 18:40
THVossen THVossen is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Sorry, I'm not sure I understand what you are reporting. That is a message telling you that some information from the previous page was missing.

Can you please provide more information?


Fillip

I filled in all the required fields. But I'm not sure what they're asking for Game ID? Where can this be located and is there an example?

Also can u recommend websites to use that include game id?
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  #95  
Old 25 Oct 2016, 19:13
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Ok, so I had reported a few weeks ago that i couldnt get any of the arcade modules to show up on the arcade page. I checked into a few sites running this arcade on 5.2.4 boards, and found that all the sites who appear to be running the arcade script successfully, are using a 2 column layout on the arcade page.

I had been using a 3 column layout for my vb5.2.4. I tested this by changing the arcade page layout to a 2 column layout instead.

Results: All the arcade modules now appear as they should on the arcade page as long as i dont try to run a 3 column layout on the arcade page.
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Old 26 Oct 2016, 08:01
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Ashlar217 Ashlar217 is offline
 
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Still cant get games to score. When a game is finished and score submitted a page shows for a few seconds that says "A systems error occurred" "the software has experienced a systems error" .
all the categories show but you click on anything except ALL its empty.

I'M getting same errors on 5.2.4. Games play fine up until submitting scores. Ive tried the various options for scoring system such as ipb, vb etc..

At least now I can see the arcade and the games are playable.

Any plans on working on getting this VB5 compatible more? The pro version is what I really need, but I won't invest until I know the lite is on the way to being stable.
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Old 27 Oct 2016, 07:40
THVossen THVossen is offline
 
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I assume lite version can't add games?
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Old 04 Nov 2016, 20:44
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Originally Posted by Ashlar217 View Post
Any plans on working on getting this VB5 compatible more? The pro version is what I really need, but I won't invest until I know the lite is on the way to being stable.
To be honest, considering the fact that I am still receiving emails about critical bugs and issues I reported over 4 years ago in the Pre-release version of vB5 and how they are just now being cleared out, it would not make sense for us to dedicate significant resources to improving compatibility with vB5.

That's not to say I'll never fix any bugs or anything, I'm just saying it's very unlikely major updates to any of our vB5 products will happen as vB5 is in my opinion a very poorly managed product that has intentionally been made very difficult to develop for.

If we physically cannot produce products that live up to our standards of quality, or even feature parity to the vB4 versions, in spite of reporting these shortcomings during the preview version we were given specifically to report shortcomings, then our hands are pretty much tied.

To put it another way: I know and I understand how frustrating this is to you, but please believe me when I say it's ten times more frustrating for me when I'm faced with support tickets from users like yourself, who just want a working product. Knowing that I can't actually deliver that is incredibly saddening to me.

Originally Posted by THVossen View Post
I assume lite version can't add games?
There should be no limitations on adding games to the Lite version as far as I can remember.


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Old 04 Nov 2016, 21:03
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This is such a shame. I feel the pain of the coders who try their best to provide quality modifications for us. I just don't understand the logic of making a product like this less appealing to customers by limiting it's capabilities?
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Old 04 Nov 2016, 21:07
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Originally Posted by Ashlar217 View Post
This is such a shame. I feel the pain of the coders who try their best to provide quality modifications for us. I just don't understand the logic of making a product like this less appealing to customers by limiting it's capabilities?
I'll admit my wording was coloured by my own frustrations. The fact is, vBulletin 5's priorities now rest solely in the hands of bean counters. To them, making the product more modification friendly is the tiniest of blips, as their data most likely suggests that the vast majority of forum owners do not install any modifications.

For that reason, it makes more sense to them to focus on trying to make the product contain the same features as the previous version ().

That's also the reason why they decided to implement our "Advanced User Tagging" product into the core vBulletin product - a lot of people requested it and voted for it in Jira.

Since our ability to eat is directly tied to our ability to produce quality products, vB5 is not a viable strategic location for our (very limited) resources at this time.


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  #101  
Old 14 Jan 2017, 18:01
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Can the Arcade support HTML5 or will it come? If so, when ?

Flash is out and there are almost no new flash games anymore out where you can adapt for the arcades. I am myself gamecoder where flash games adapts.
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Old 19 Jan 2017, 01:26
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Originally Posted by WildSharky View Post
is anyone using this arcade that has these same problems?Ive tried everything so Im wondering if its my server or all having problems
thanks a lot I love the arcade just no scores
Just replying to say I've got the same problem with the weird URL in AdminCP and with the play button not working. Clicking play simply returns me to the home page. Quite frustrating, I can't figure out what the problem is.
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  #103  
Old 19 Jan 2017, 18:52
chriske chriske is offline
 
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Could not get the score system working. Had a working version on vb4. Imported the games to vb5 forum.

Error Message same as this post: https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/show...7&postcount=84

Anyone have a clue?
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Old 20 Jan 2017, 01:14
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Originally Posted by chriske View Post
Could not get the score system working. Had a working version on vb4. Imported the games to vb5 forum.

Error Message same as this post: https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/show...7&postcount=84

Anyone have a clue?
Same issue, I got some other problems I was having worked out, but this one eludes me. It almost ruins the point of the mod, since members often like to compare their scores. I asked about the status of the mod on DBTech's website and the owner replied with this;

As far as I'm aware, 99% of Arcade game providers have shut down as a result of Flash being blocked by default in a lot of web browsers.

Furthermore, our vB5 mods have not been tested on the latest version of vB5 yet. If you are interested in running custom modifications on your site, I would strongly recommend avoiding vB5 at all costs, as you will not find many working modifications for that platform.

I'll re-test our mods with the latest version of vB5 as soon as I have time
Hopefully he finds some time soon to get some of the kinks worked out for us poor suckers who thought using VB5 was a good idea.
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Old 21 Jan 2017, 07:20
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Originally Posted by jkotlowski View Post
Hopefully he finds some time soon to get some of the kinks worked out for us poor suckers who thought using VB5 was a good idea.
If not, you might want to try http://vbmods.rocks/

Seems like the developer, Glenn, hasn't an issue with Vb5 and making things work according to customer request. Although there isn't enough of Glenn to go around at this point.

Enjoy,
William
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