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v3 Arcade - Professional vBulletin Gaming (vB4)
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vB Version: 4.0.8 Rating: (61 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 547
Released: 05 Nov 2010 Last Update: 11 Jun 2011 Downloads: 3077
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v3 Arcade is now a member of the vBadvanced family!

http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47571

The support forums & data from v3Arcade.com have been merged into the vBadvanced.com site.



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v3 Arcade for vBulletin 4.x.x
For vBulletin 3.x.x, please see here.
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Please note... until v3Arcade.com is upgraded to vBulletin 4, some demo sites can be found here. Also, because of styling changes introduced in vB 4.0.8 to allow customized user profile pages, this version requires 4.0.8+ to be installed.

"v3 Arcade" is the premiere arcade system written specifically for vBulletin. It's coded from scratch - not a port of an older version - and because it was coded specifically for vBulletin it uses the product system for code modifications & utilizes AJAX technology throughout. Here's a brief rundown of the features in this version of v3 Arcade.

Supports MochiAds, v3 Arcade and IBPArcade games!
  • Download THOUSANDS of *legal* free and premium games directly from Mochi Media to your v3 Arcade installation. Earn money from people playing games on your site! With just a few mouse clicks you download games directly from within your ACP or from the Mochi Media web site. You have to check it out it to see just how easy it is.
  • Tournaments! Challenge your friends to see who the champ is!
  • Integrated arcade statistics on your user's profile pages!
  • AJAX based instant ratings, for simple to use game ratings.
  • AJAX based inline score moderation.
  • AJAX based instant game searching.
  • Tabbed, customizable categories.
  • Challenge system for one-on-one contests.
  • User-permission based settings for email/PM notification, challenge settings.
  • Streamlined viewing modes for users with lower resolutions.
  • AJAX based quick stats, for viewing statistics by passing the cursor over a username.Mass import tools for importing games in bulk.
  • Reverse and decimal based scoring.
  • Arcade-only closure with customizable message.
  • Per game criteria, allows you to control access to games by reputation, posts, registration length.
  • Postbit based awards.
  • Personalized recommendations for other games users might like, based on what they’re playing.
  • Quick stats, letting a user know how many other scores are above and below theirs.
  • Score ranking.
  • Admin customizable “score feedback”, displays a message based on how well as user has done.
  • Numerous Admin CP settings to control things like popup opacity, maximum comment length, hover delay length, and numerous other behaviors.
  • Full admin control over the types of content allowed in comments (BB code, HTML, smilies, etc.)
  • Usergroup based access permissions.
  • Fully phrased, for each translation into other languages.
  • An ever growing collection of third party add-ons
  • A slick, professional layout.
  • Edit-free template updates!
  • User ability to specify viewing resolution while playing games.
v3 Arcade for vBulletin 4 also has some feature differences versus v3 Arcade for vBulletin 3. Currently that list includes....
  • The separate Arcade navbar has been replaced with the options being moved up to the standard vB navbar. Be sure to turn on the navbar link! (ACP => v3 Arcade => v3 Arcade Settings => v3 Arcade General Settings => Navbar Link Position)
  • When viewing a game categories other than the 'All' category, the category name will now be included in the navbar breadcrumbs.
  • Added a new template "v3arcade_postbit_userid_trophy_wrapper" to allow adding some HTML around the arcade award images in the postbit.
  • The category tabs shown on the main page will use the vB styling instead of their own defined styles. As we go forward the vB4 version of v3A will lose more & more of it's custom styling and instead use more of the new vB4 styling features elements.
  • New option to display a "New" game category tab that will display all games in newest to oldest order. In addition to the new tab a "New Games" link will also be shown in the vB "What's New" navbar link. (ACP => v3 Arcade => v3 Arcade Settings => v3 Arcade Homepage Settings => Display "New" Category Tab)
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Branding Free
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All v3 Arcade installations carry and require a small "v3 Arcade" logo in the footer, as well as the text "Powered by v3 Arcade" which links to http:www.v3arcade.com. For information on legally removing the branding, please visit www.v3arcade.com.


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www.v3arcade.com
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If you're looking for more games, add-ons, support, tutorials, or anything Arcade related - www.v3arcade.com is the place to go.


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Copyright
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All code & images distributed in this zip is Copyright ©2010 CinVin, with the following exceptions:
  • class_tar.php - Credits within.
  • All games & associated images, unless otherwise noted.
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Many thanks to...
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  • All branding-free customers and donors, for supporting the project!
  • John, the original founder behind the v3 Arcade platform.
  • Tigga, the v3 Arcade lead developer (as well as all of the vBadvanced products! )
  • Everybody who has provided feedback & suggestions to help us make v3 Arcade to be the best arcade platform.
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 02:19
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Originally Posted by Magz View Post
Hi Just wondering if its possible to run v3arcade as well as ipbproarcade ? If so what steps would be needed to ensure no conflicts etc ?
Out of the box, no, they would conflict since both platforms will end up trying to save scores being submitted. With the 2.0.0 v3A rewrite we went through and tried making sure that all of the v3A assets (templates, phrases, files, etc.) were uniquely prefixed. Some may have been missed but to date we have not gotten any feedback that are any remaining asset conflicts. So the short answer is... no known conflicts of assets but there are conflicts when trying to save scores because IPB can use IPB & v3A games and v3A can use v3A & IPB games (and Mochi games as well).

However it shouldn't be that hard to do something where both are installed and IPB is only used for one type of game (eg: IPB games) and v3A is used for other types of games (eg: v3A formatted games and Mochi games). It would be matter of renaming IPB's 'index.php' to something else, updating the IPB templates to point to the new name, turning off any IPB related plugins that are being used for v3A compatibility, use IPB for only IPB formatted games, installing v3A as normal, turn off v3A's plugins for IPB compatibility, and then use v3A only for v3A formatted games & Mochi games.

It is not something that I personally have done but I know others have. If you can reach him, "Mark.B" in the vB support forums might be able to give some pointers since he is doing this on his vB3 site. Check http://www.bowlandcentral.com/ and in the "Arcades" drop-down list the "Yellow Arcade" is v3 Arcade and the "Blue Arcade" is IPB.
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 02:27
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.rar files

I have hundreds of games that have an ".rar" file extension. I've looked over all the posts looking for any mention of how to install these games with the .rar extension...
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 02:50
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Originally Posted by GaryT View Post
I have hundreds of games that have an ".rar" file extension. I've looked over all the posts looking for any mention of how to install these games with the .rar extension...
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A ".rar" file a compressed file, like ".zip" or ".tar" files. IPB games are typically packed as a .tar file and both v3 Arcade and IPB are able to uncompress them to extract & install the games.

My memory may be fuzzy but I don't recall IPB being able to work with a .rar file directly.

If you take a look inside of the .rar file (using something line WinRar), what is there? Just the game files (a .swf file and .gif files) or a .tar file? Are these IPB games or v3A games or something else?
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 03:42
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Originally Posted by KW802 View Post
There is the "Stats" module available for vBa CMPS on vB4. That is the big module (like what is shown on the front page of v3A.com) converted for vB4.
Thanks...
After some serious hacking and slashing I was able to run this as a CMS Widget.

Starting to look real good!
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 04:07
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One more permission error.

This time with playing a Mochi(sp) game.
Attempt to save uses the following:
http://xxx.com/arcade.php?sessdo=burn&mochigame=5173

This brings back a "you don't have access".
This is with an "Admin" account with everything on or Yes
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 04:19
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Originally Posted by cory_booth View Post
One more permission error.

This time with playing a Mochi(sp) game.
Attempt to save uses the following:
http://xxx.com/arcade.php?sessdo=burn&mochigame=5173

This brings back a "you don't have access".
This is with an "Admin" account with everything on or Yes
Is it all Mochi games or just one? If all Mochi games, then please check item #6 of the Mochi FAQ.

You'll also want to make you aren't using an ad blocker in your browser since that'll block the communications to bounce & verify the score against the Mochi servers.
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 05:37
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Originally Posted by KW802 View Post
A ".rar" file a compressed file, like ".zip" or ".tar" files. IPB games are typically packed as a .tar file and both v3 Arcade and IPB are able to uncompress them to extract & install the games.

My memory may be fuzzy but I don't recall IPB being able to work with a .rar file directly.

If you take a look inside of the .rar file (using something line WinRar), what is there? Just the game files (a .swf file and .gif files) or a .tar file? Are these IPB games or v3A games or something else?
Contents after unzipping a random .rar game folder....

basketballrally1.gif
basketballrally2.gif
basketballrally.game.php
basketballrally.swf


Any clues?
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 06:13
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Originally Posted by GaryT View Post
Contents after unzipping a random .rar game folder....

basketballrally1.gif
basketballrally2.gif
basketballrally.game.php
basketballrally.swf


Any clues?
Mind posting the contents of the .php file (either here or v3A.com)? To give some insight, years ago games were being distributed with an installation .php script so that each game was installed manually one at a time via it's own script instead of as a batch import. The contents of the .php will tell us what we're dealing with (whether they are IPB formatted games or v3A formatted games and how they were expected to be installed).
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 08:12
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Originally Posted by KW802 View Post
That is not the easiest answer because everybody will have a different opinion on it. My opinion will be a bit biased because v3 Arcade is my project. But, with that said, a few things to consider would be...

- v3 Arcade has been designed from scratch to work with vBulletin; the other arcade was not.

- v3 Arcade has a dedicated support site; the other arcade does not.

- v3 Arcade has support for Mochi Media games, which can help bring in some revenue to your site and provides you with access to thousands of free games; the other arcade does not.

- v3 Arcade has a dedicated lead developer; the other arcade, at least at the present time, does not appear to.

- v3 Arcade is constantly adding new features and looking for ways to make integration with vBulletin easier (and hence why there are two separate versions for vB3 & vB4); the other arcade seems to rely mostly upon hacks & fixes submitted by users.


Again, though, that is just my own personal opinion. Some people love the other arcade and find no problems with it on their site.
100% agree. And I already switched from ibProArcade to v3 Arcade and loving it.

Thank you so much, keep it up man.
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 08:20
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Originally Posted by KW802 View Post
Mind posting the contents of the .php file (either here or v3A.com)? To give some insight, years ago games were being distributed with an installation .php script so that each game was installed manually one at a time via it's own script instead of as a batch import. The contents of the .php will tell us what we're dealing with (whether they are IPB formatted games or v3A formatted games and how they were expected to be installed).
Php content from another one of the games...


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Old 06 Nov 2010, 08:21
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I have a suggestion, I see user can not see others scores on Tournament page, Is there any possibility to make it viewable for players and tournament creator? In ibproArcade everyone can see.
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 13:41
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Great to see this finally released on vb.org, well done Kevin and the v3arcade team for all your hard work and efforts
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 14:13
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Wow it's so awesome, 1 of the best detailed extended mods I've got on my forums!

Great job! Really!


--Edit-- does anyone know if it's possible to remove the ads out of the games from mochi media?

Last edited by Paul K; 06 Nov 2010 at 14:34.
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 14:38
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Originally Posted by KW802 View Post
Is it all Mochi games or just one? If all Mochi games, then please check item #6 of the Mochi FAQ.

You'll also want to make you aren't using an ad blocker in your browser since that'll block the communications to bounce & verify the score against the Mochi servers.
I will test it out and let you know... BTW, might it require the upload of crossdomain.xml to the forum root? I don't recall reading about that file, but realize it might be needed.
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 14:41
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Yep, that was it... Needed to upload the crossdomain.xml file... Same game I had a problem with now works fine (and quickly I might add).

EXCELLENT! Nice to have such a major mod keep up with the times!
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