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ibProArcade - professional Arcade System
Mod Version: 2.7.6+, by MrZeropage (Coder) MrZeropage is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (789 votes - 4.82 average) Installs: 8461
Released: 25 Nov 2005 Last Update: 11 Nov 2018 Downloads: 149073
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the professional Arcade System
for your vBulletin-Board

the most installed Modification for vBulletin ever
here on

works with vBulletin 3.0.x / 3.5.x / 3.6.x / 3.7.x / 3.8.x / 4.0.x / 4.1.x / 4.2.x

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ibProArcade v2.7.6+ is compatible to PHP5.6 and PHP7.0/7.1
Please notice that vBulletin itself needs minimum version 3.8.11 or 4.2.5 to work with PHP7.0/7.1


Converters available

If you made your way with another Arcade in your forum, maybe it's time to evolve and migrate to ibProArcade.
No problem, there are converters available to smoothly port your games, scores ect. to ibProArcade

CONVERTER for v3arcade
CONVERTER for DBTech vBArcade (Lite and Pro)
Use any converter for easy and safe conversion without losing any Game or Score - and even complete uninstall help for your old arcade


For Branding-Free-License and Donations check the "Information"-Section in your AdminCP's Arcade-Section after installing


Click INSTALL to get an email when an update for ibProArcade is released


This Hack provides you a professional Arcade fully integrated in your vBulletin-Forum. Your Members can play Games, hunt for Highscores and do Tournaments.

Some Feature that come along and make this ibProArcade outstanding:
  • Styles
    different Styles (ibProArcade, v3arcade)
    in AdminCP you define the default Style and if users can select their own preferred Style
  • Languages
    this Hack comes along with multiple languages, selectable via AdminCP
    currently included: english, german, french, dutch, portugese
  • Custom Game Sorting
    you can set a default sorting in AdminCP while each User can select his own sorting, e.g. by name, rating, times played ect.
  • Game Ratings
    Members can rate each Game
  • Arcade UserCP
    each user can set his own preferences for the Arcade: game sorting, games/scores per page, notifications, Skin, default category
  • Arcade ModCP
    an Adcade-Moderator can take care of scores, tournaments, comments ect.
  • Tournaments
    you can create Tournaments via AdminCP or Arcade-ModCP with either 2, 4 or 8 participants
    Users can create Tournaments with open slots other players can join in
    Creation of Tournaments is based on Usergroup and User-Permissions
    Each Game can be set to be selectable for Tournaments or not
  • Automatic Game Installation
    in the AdminCP you can easily install new games, just upload the Archives to your server and install with a single click. There even is mass-installing included to install all uploaded games at once.
    No more worrying about putting certain files in certain folders and running an installer.
    This Feature works with ibProArcade-TAR-Archives and v3arcade-ZIP-Archives.
  • Categories
    you can create categories for the games, e.g. genre
    categories can be protected with a password and/or restricted to certain usergroups
  • advanced Game Statistics
    alot of information are provided for each game:
    • best score of all times
    • your personal best result
    • actual highscore-champion
    • game-rating
    • times played
    • time played
  • Active Users in the Arcade
    this shows who currently is in the Arcade and what everybody is doing there. In AdminCP you can select in which areas of the Arcade this will be shown
  • Game Information
    while playing a game some information gets displayed: current highscore and champion, the objective of the game and the controls for this game
  • Group-Permissions
    you can set alot of permissions for each usergroup:
    • Access to the Arcade (can not view, can view but not play, can view and play)
    • total posts requirement
    • posts per day requirement
    • max. plays per day
    • can create Tournaments
    • which categories can be played
  • User-Permissions
    you can set individual permissions per user:
    • can create Tournaments
    • is banned from the Arcade
    • is Arcade Moderator
    • which options this Arcade-Moderator has (scores, comments, tournaments ect.)
  • automatic Score-Pruning
    scores can be pruned after a period of time you can choose in AdminCP
  • Game Options
    each games has individual settings for height, width, background-color, how many decimal points, which result is best (high or low), the game's objective, the keys, a description ect.
  • Arcade-Information in the Forum
    in AdminCP you can select which Information will be in Postbit of each Posting a Member does in the Forum: Highscores and/or won Tournaments. The Style of this Information is available in different types (marquee, Icons only, static)
  • Full Integration in vbBux/vbPlaza
    if you have vbPlaza installed you have alot of options to sell in your Plaza-Shop:
    • Costs per Play
    • static or raising Jackpot to win per Game
    • Tournaments have Costs to participate and the Winner earns the Jackpot of this Tournament
    • Arcade-Pass for free playing (without winning)
For additional information just check out the attached Screenshots

ibProArcade is compatible to ibProArcade-Games (*wow* surprise!), v3arcade-Games and PNflashgames (, use POSTNUKE format).
PNflashgames does even offer Multiplayer-Games.

This Hack was originally done for Invision Power Board (IPB) by Chris Kelly and later adapted to work within vBulletin 3.0.x but had no real integrated AdminCP and even some illegal licensed Files from IPB included, so it was removed from official vBulletin-Sites.

ibProArcade for vBulletin comes along with a complete new AdminCP with even more options and improved functionality, has been bugfixed alot and I implemented some additional feature that where missing. All known security-issues found have been fixed.

ibProArcade is full compatible to PHP4 and PHP5 and works with all vBulletin 3.x.x (yes, 3.0.x + 3.5.x + 3.6.x + 3.7.x + 3.8.x) with all the same Scripts !
ibProArcade v2.7.5+ and later is full compatible to PHP5.6 and PHP7 and works with all vBulletin-versions 3.x/4.x with all the same Scripts !
PHP7.0/7.1 require minimum vBulletin 3.8.11 or 4.2.5 and ibProArcade v2.7.5+

Installation of ibProArcade is very simple and easy:

vBulletin 3.0.x
upload the Files
run the Installer
edit 4 PHP-Files
edit 3 Templates
add 1 new Template

vBulletin 3.5.x & 3.6.x & 3.7.x & 3.8.x & 4.x.x
upload the Files
import the Product-XML-File
edit 3 Templates

If you are upgrading from an existing Arcade, some information:
  • For existing ibProArcade-Installations (v2.6.6+ and older) check the included Upgrade-Information (look in Archive)
  • For existing ibProArcade-Installations (v2.5.1) just do everything like a fresh installation, your Games and Scores should be kept automatically
  • For existing v3arcade-Installations (v1.0.x) for vBulletin 3.5/3.6 there is the converter available.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to everybody who helped in the 3 months of development, testing and bugfixing the initial v2.5.3+ (in alphabetical order):
---MAD---, Acers, Aftermath, beacher, dede1, E=mc˛, Esposito, Feckie (Roger), Gemma, ggiersdorf, GrendelKhan{TSU, Huijting, jbd, JTyson, kall, kylek, MasterMaik, matrix, media4you, micheal332001, MissKalunji, MrLister, nitro, nullified, Okie, Paul_Hollibone, Scotty2k, Ski-Whiz, slank, Smoker, stangger5, Synper, soniceffect, Sooner95, tcs, Tekram, Willy, Wordplay and everybody else I forgot to mention here

Special thanks to Chris Kelly for his permission to re-release this new, extended ibProArcade to the vBulletin-Community !

Please remember to click INSTALL

If you want to support me, feel free to donate (use the "support developer" button in the upper right) or just check out the Installation-Instructions included in the ZIP-Archive, Thank You!

For Branding-Free License check the AdminCP -> Arcade -> Information after you installed it, all information can be found there.

...and now you should stop reading this and start downloading this awesome addition for your vBulletin to make your Members happy...


v2.6.7a+ (9880 Downloads)
v2.6.8+ (9849 Downloads)
v2.6.9+ (456 Downloads)
v2.7.0+ (10833 Downloads)
v2.7.2+ (4626 Downloads)

** Please do not post any information, request or offer of Games here in this Thread ! And remember that Support is given in the ibProArcade-Support-Forum **

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ibProArcade - professional Arcade System MrZeropage vBulletin 3.0 Full Releases 23 13 Apr 2007 17:52

Old 08 Jun 2009, 20:27
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Nintendo-Daily Nintendo-Daily is offline
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Originally Posted by Stifmeister2 View Post
Because time is the next criteria. If both users have the exact same score, the user who has used less time will be number one.
Whoa! That makes total sense Stifmeister Thanks. How do you know this though? Is there somwhere that I can see this so I can justify that reason to my members?

Is there some way to make the scoring system read the earliest date, not time played?
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Last edited by Nintendo-Daily; 08 Jun 2009 at 20:35.
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Old 09 Jun 2009, 02:01
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Question Navbar in ibProArcade vbulletin 3.8.2

Navbar in ibProArcade vbulletin 3.8.2

I have an issue with every mod I install on vbulletin 3.8.2 that has to do with the "Navbar"

For example.... I installed the "Avatar in Navbar Mod" and it appears every where but the Arcade...

But the Navbar still states I am logged in to the site.... ""LIKE NORMAL"""

It appears to me as if this Arcade was written for phpbb and has been "patched" for vbulletin.

What file needs to be adjusted to recognize the normal "$navbar"

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Old 09 Jun 2009, 09:28
mondiuk mondiuk is offline
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installed,but where can i get games for this?
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Old 09 Jun 2009, 15:08
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Stifmeister2 Stifmeister2 is offline
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Originally Posted by Nintendo-Daily View Post
Whoa! That makes total sense Stifmeister Thanks. How do you know this though? Is there somwhere that I can see this so I can justify that reason to my members?

Is there some way to make the scoring system read the earliest date, not time played?
I have heard this from MrZeropage. I'm sure he has mentioned it in some thread too...

Well there is no option to sort by date, but I'm sure it's possible if you edit some of the php-files... But don't ask me which since I have no idea.
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Old 10 Jun 2009, 23:05
draca draca is offline
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Hi. I have installed the arcade on my forum (vBulletin Version 3.8.2) and everything seemed to go well but then noticed the categories do not show up in the arcade.I have made categories numbered them all and double checked all the settings and it still doesnt show up in the arcade.

If anyone has any clue on what it could be your help would be great just i have some adult games in my arcade and want to categorize them so i can password them so the kids can not play them.

Regards John.

Last edited by draca; 10 Jun 2009 at 23:35.
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Old 12 Jun 2009, 10:46
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algert algert is offline
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I've got a problem, last time, it used to show the rankings or highscore of the user in postbit, now its not showing anymore, i tried switching it on, in the arcade settings, but still its not showing.. any idea? :S
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Old 15 Jun 2009, 04:20
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I've recently changed my forums path to "/forums" and the arcade noticiations don't reflect the new path.

What do I need to change in order for the notifications to reflect the new path for:



EDIT: Please disregard as member was looking at a notification that was sent to him BEFORE the changes were made.
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Last edited by Nintendo-Daily; 15 Jun 2009 at 11:19.
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Old 17 Jun 2009, 07:23
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algert algert is offline
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Something's messed up, i woke earlier today and i saw the leaderboard of arcade all gone, and empty, it shows its -free-.

Yday there's a full list, what happened? @[email protected]
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Old 18 Jun 2009, 19:00
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Hostboard Hostboard is offline
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Real name: Steven
Low/High Scores

Running fine but when I installed a Miniture Golf game the scores are not properly saved. For some reason it will set the high score as the top scorer and not the low score (which is what you want in golf). I have checked the PHP file and it is set to "low".

Any ideas/suggestions???

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Old 18 Jun 2009, 22:44
MatijaCRO MatijaCRO is offline
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Can someone write me how to put text Arcade, among other links in the navigation bar?
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Old 18 Jun 2009, 23:02
MatijaCRO MatijaCRO is offline
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Old 24 Jun 2009, 16:57
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bkm_mahdi bkm_mahdi is offline
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install ibproarcadi. :

Database error in vBulletin 3.8.3:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT t.champion, u.userid FROM tournaments AS t
LEFT JOIN user AS u ON (t.champion = u.username)
WHERE champion<>'';

MySQL Error : Illegal mix of collations (latin1_swedish_ci,IMPLICIT) and (latin1_general_ci,IMPLICIT) for operation '='
Error Number : 1267
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Old 01 Jul 2009, 00:49
jkcerda jkcerda is offline
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how do I add games?
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Old 05 Jul 2009, 16:07
Join Date: Mar 2009

Can anyone help me with this error.
I have uploaded ibpro, tried space invades, when comes to save score i get this error.

Warning: require_once([path]/includes/functions_arcade.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/index.php(67) : eval()'d code on line 14

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/buoljytc/public_html/forum/includes/functions_arcade.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/buoljytc/public_html/forum/index.php(67) : eval()'d code on line 14
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Old 05 Jul 2009, 16:32
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MrZeropage MrZeropage is offline
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Real name: Marcel
functions_arcade.php seems to be v3arcade not ibProArcade...
Get the most installed modification for your vBulletin (more than 8400 installations and 148.000 downloads!):
ibProArcade 2.7.6+ download here | Click here to enter the ibProArcade-Support-Section
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