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vBChat v2.3
Mod Version: 2.3, by Zero Tolerance (Member) Zero Tolerance is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.7 Rating: (9 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 936
Released: 27 Oct 2004 Last Update: 01 Mar 2005 Downloads: 1609
Not Supported DB Changes  


This is a php/mySQL powered chat system, just brought into production. It's features for v1.0.0 are wide but more are to follow i future versions, this version has the following features:

  • White Text - Original Features
  • ColorA Text - v1.0.1 Features
  • ColorB Text - v1.1.0 Features
  • ColorC Text - v1.1.1 Features
  • vBChat Page
    • Shows All Messages
    • Shows Users Currently In The Chat
    • Click usersname to auto add /msg [username] into post field
    • Ability To Post A Message
    • "/me" is also available to be used
    • "/msg [USERNAME] msg here" command added
    • Auto scrolling to bottom of page (If msg's set to latest at bottom)
  • vBChat User Preferences Page
    • Ability to choose desired font color when posting in the chat
    • Ability to choose desired font face when posting in the chat
    • Ability to ignore as many user's as desired in the chat
      • Ignore users will not display any messages by those users specified on the vBChat page
      • The inputs for ignoring users are "Auto Creating", baisically when you have filled all the inputs in, 2 more will automatically create to allow the user to input more users without having to submit and reload the page, the inputs are added aslong as the rest are filled in. This requires javascript to be enabled, but it is compatible in IE/FireFox/Netscape
  • Admin Controls
    • vBChat Options
      • Turn the chat system on/offline
      • Allow users to enter bbcode
      • Ban specific usergroups from accessing the vBChat system
      • Ban specific members from accessing the vBChat system
      • Choose which way msg's are displayed, newest at top or newest at bottom
    • vBChat Prune Options
      • Prune By Days - Prunes messages older than number of days inputted
      • Prune By Member - Prunes all messages by member inputted
      • Pune By Private MSG's Sent By User - Prunes All Private MSG's sent by user
      • Pune By Private MSG's Recieved By User - Prunes All Private MSG's recieved by user
      • Complete Prune - Removes All Messages
  • v1.0.1 FEATURES
  • Smilie Box - Smilies Are displayed above the chat input
    • Additional Features
    • ACP - Select if the smilies are displayed
    • ACP - Select amount of smilies shown
    • Query Reduction - No extra queries are required for the smilies to be loaded

  • User Status - User status is displayed in the vBChat Page (in replace of time/date)
    • Additonal Features
    • User can edit there user status in the vBChat User Preferences page

  • User Auto Responder - User can choose to have an auto message auto sent to anyone that Private MSG's them on vBChat
    • Additional Features
    • User can input a message that will be displayed with the auto responder
    • User can select if the auto responder is on or off

  • Private MSG Link Updated (When you press people's names at the side on vBChat, the command to private msg them pop's into the input box)
    • Additional Features
    • If using internet explorer, the text "<Your Private MSG Here>" will automatically be highlighted

  • Admin/SMod Ban/Unban Abilities - Type in /ban [Username] or /unban [Username] to ban/unban members
    • Additonal Features
    • ACP - Choose if unban/ban tags are operational

  • Chat Rooms
    • Additonal Features
    • ACP - Edit/Remove Chat Rooms
    • ACP - Delete "All" Inactive Rooms
    • ACP - Set max number of rooms that can be open at the same time
    • Optional Password Protection

  • Display Users In Chat On Forum Index Page
    • Additional Features
    • None

New v1.1.1 Features:
  • Ability to change smilie information to DB Call to stop Red X's (Optional because setting it to yes will cause 1 extra query, and should only be set to yes if you have the Red X's problem)
  • vBChat Auto Pruning - Ability to turn auto pruning on, and set how many days old messages that will be deleted to be

Version 2.0 Features
- Iframe Refresh Abolished
--- The system now uses hidden iframes to gather data, then uses Javascript to transport the HTML to the display iframe, which never reloads, and never flashes white when recieving chat messages or posting, just like any of chat system like MSN etc...

- Users Currently In vBChat Reformatted
--- The display of users is now more formal, showing the there chat status here, also displaying a link to send a private message instead of clicking there username

- Timestamp in messages
--- The timestamp has been put back, it was removed in an earlier release due to the user chat status, however this has been moved to Users Currently In vBChat Display

- vBChat Preferences Redesigned
--- The vBChat Preferences form has been re-designed to be a more neater and easier to use form.

- Smilies Animation Problem
--- Before when clicking to insert an emoticon, the animation of any current ones would come to a complete pause, this has been fixed, you can click on them continually and the animations will continue to play onwards.

- Improved Users In vbChat
--- The users in vbchat display is now more correct, and works towards your forums session cut-off time, where as before it may of displayed a user offline, but still showed them within vBChat, this is no longer a case, improving accuracy more

- Chat Now In Pop Up Window
--- The chat will be displayed as a pop now instead of a normal page, allowing users to chat & browse at the same time

- Inactive Rooms Auto Pruned
--- This is admin controllable, you may set if rooms with inactivity will be auto pruned, you can select from 1 to 24 hours, if rooms havn't had any inactivity in the last x hours, they will automatically be removed.

- Permanent Rooms
--- When admins/smods create a chat room, they have the option to make it permanent, doing this will stop the room from been pruned due to inactivity, the only way to remove it then is via the ACP.

- What Room Are You In
--- The main chat page will now display which room you're chatting within

- Total Users
--- The main chat page will now display the total amount of users currently within that chat room

- User Joining Rooms
--- Upon first joining vBChat, the chat will display: "[user] Joins Room"

- User Changing Rooms
--- Upon changing rooms, the previous room you were in will display "[user] Leaves Room" and the new room will display "[user] Joins Room"

- Exit vBChat Link
--- Upon clicking, chat automatically closes and a message is left in the room saying "[user] Leaves Room"

- /status Command
--- Change your vBChat Status by typing: "/status YOUR STATUS HERE"

- /exit Command
--- Same as the Exit vBChat link, only you may type it in as a command

- vBChat Help
--- Displays all chat commands, descriptions and examples of using them

- Close Chat Window
--- Upon closing the chat window, the system recognizes this and displays a message in the chat saying you have left: "[user] Leaves Room"

Version 2.1 Updates:

- Uncached template "chat_iframe_blank" has now been cached
- Clicking smilies will now enter the code into the post field
- Upon exiting vBChat, your session will be deleted so other users will instantly see you removed from "Users Currently In vBChat"
- Internet Explorer may delete your message half way through typing, this has been fixed

vBChat v2.2 Updates:

- Bug Fix: Window too large upon opening
- Bug Fix: Other vBChat Links Didn't Open Pop Up For vBChat
- Admin CP interface for Usergroup & User banning completely re-designed, no more manual inputting of id's, the system will use a new format to add/remove banned usergroups/users to make it even easier.
- Usergroup Permissions
--- Group Can Create Custom Rooms (Yes/No)
--- Group Can Join Custom Rooms (Yes/No)
--- Group Can Join Permanent Rooms (Yes/No
--- Permissions removed if usergroup is banned
- Upon changing room you are redirected straight to vBChat instead of been stuck at the room select page
- Upon deleting chat rooms (via ACP or Auto Prune) all chat messages inside are deleted for good
- When editing a chat room via ACP you may choose if it is a permanent room or not

vBChat v2.3 Updates:
- Now only 1 refreshing iframe, eliminating a minimum of 8 queries per page refresh, cutting the system resources needed by nearly half!
- Several queries have been optomized, selecting data which wasn't required.
Note: This was a maintenance update, to optomize the system, no new features have been made.

Installation Update For v2.3
You may install v2.3 fresh
You may upgrade from v2.2 -> 2.3

(Archived versions included for those who missed updates!)

The install has an automatic script to add templates and database modifcations.

Previews are available below showing the vBChat system and admin controls.

Branding Free Option
Should you wish to have the visible copyright removed from vBChat, please send me a private message here on, the price is $30. If you require any other details on this, please make sure all enquiries are put into a PM, and not the thread itself. Note: Payment method must be via PayPal

All donations great or small are appreciated to the greatest extent, wether it's for the modification itself or just a little incentive for myself, if you would like to donate then you can do so via PayPal, my email to send to is: [email protected]
Thanks to all those who have currently donated for this modification!


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Old 14 Mar 2005, 23:53
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fonzerelli_79 fonzerelli_79 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2001
Originally Posted by akiy
Bug report:

A user using Opera has reported that when there are enough messages so that a scrollbar shows up, the scrollbar jumps to the top at every refresh, even if the page is set to have newest messages show up at the bottom.

It looks like the Javascript call of scroll(0,99999999) does not work for Opera.
first of all - amazing script. The designer took a lot of time and care with this whole download

akiy - did you or any other member resolve the problem with opera?
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 08:06
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EH-Jay EH-Jay is offline
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Real name: Jay
I have this hack installed. 100% perfect. Question though. For example, 2 people are in the chat, 1 leaves. Why does it still show 2 people and the other person in the chat who actually left?

And I integrated this hack into my current design instead of the full page for the chat. very easy. Nice work.
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 17:39
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EH-Jay EH-Jay is offline
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Real name: Jay
Also, why does it load all the chat that others have posted? Like I come on there after a few people have been in there chatting and it shows what they have said. Anyway to turn that off?
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 20:35
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Polo Polo is offline
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Originally Posted by EH-Jay
Also, why does it load all the chat that others have posted? Like I come on there after a few people have been in there chatting and it shows what they have said. Anyway to turn that off?
Is it even possible? I would also like to make those disapear.
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 20:55
LeeWicKeD LeeWicKeD is offline
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Real name: Lee
hey zero tolerance! very nice changes! i had v1.1.1 and was surprised that there is already a v.2.3

but i have one question:

in the old versions the chat was opened below the main-forum-navigation (also when opening a new window). how can i do this in v2.3? because i need the navigation when being inside the chat. i hope you understand what i mean

/me clicks install
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 21:09
xug xug is offline
Join Date: Oct 2001
Real name: KCi
Maybe I missed it but I have a problem with the history.

When chatting with a bunh of people we can only scroll up a little back in the chat confo, can this history be increased somewhere?

And also as EH-Jay mentioned needs to be solved, lets say you talk about somebody who isn't in the room and then he enters and can see what is just said, not good.

Further, one fine hack!!
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 21:15
LeeWicKeD LeeWicKeD is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Real name: Lee
@xug: in vbchat.php look for

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

and change the 15 at the and to the number of messages that you want to be shown
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Old 16 Mar 2005, 20:40
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Polo Polo is offline
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This is by far the best chat integration to vbulletin... check the attachment and look how nicely integrates with vbulletin and the cmps...

thank you Zero Tolerance...
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Old 17 Mar 2005, 04:00
SycoPhant SycoPhant is offline
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love it :bowdown:
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Old 17 Mar 2005, 11:44
intrigue intrigue is offline
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hey i will most likly install this as it seems you have ironed out all of the issues i had problems with in earlier releases
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 01:31
intrigue intrigue is offline
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ok i get a white screen im not sure what i have missed i hav eran the install script and have added the template mods except for the vbchat users template does that need to be added for it to work i assume not?
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 03:49
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RichieBoy67 RichieBoy67 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2004
Real name: Richie
I guess I missed something... What are the new features in the last upgrade?? I guess I have version v.2.3...


Let us take care of your forum, seo, seo reports, maintenance, what ever you need.

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Old 18 Mar 2005, 14:44
xug xug is offline
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Real name: KCi
Thanks LeeWicKeD

I still don't like it when I get in the room (or somebody else) that I can read what is said before, this is really bad and I hope this issue can be solved asap because this is the best chat integration I have seen here.
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 17:01
robert_2004 robert_2004 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Real name: Robert
Question to Zero Tolerance:
Can i save the chat logs as threads or topics to the site, like i have mentioned here:
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 17:49
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animehawk animehawk is offline
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Cheers to Zero Tolerance! I just finished the upgrade from 1.1.1 to 2.3 Very nice work.
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