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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 2018 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 5.2.x Rating: (6 votes - 4.00 average) Installs: 42
Released: 16 Jun 2013 Last Update: 07 May 2016 Downloads: 406
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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Old 21 Jan 2017, 12:01
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Originally Posted by shimei View Post
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.

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Aye, I'm well aware of Glenn. I've actually purchased a few of his mods already.

I'm going to get him to work on a different project for me in a few weeks, though. So I don't want to bother him with this too. haha
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  #107  
Old 06 Feb 2017, 12:52
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why even bother to develop an arcade that the scores don't work?
vb5 was a total waste of money
nothing about it works right and the arcade doesn't work for sure
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  #108  
Old 07 Feb 2017, 15:50
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Originally Posted by WildSharky View Post
why even bother to develop an arcade that the scores don't work?
Unfortunately we don't control when 3rd party sites shut down, so their scoring systems won't work anymore

Originally Posted by WildSharky View Post
nothing about it works right and the arcade doesn't work for sure
You need look no further than the amount of modifications released for vB5 to realise that it will never become as popular as vB3 or vB4, sorry to say


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Old 08 Feb 2017, 16:09
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Unfortunately we don't control when 3rd party sites shut down, so their scoring systems won't work anymore
it scores good using vb4 so its not from a site shut down that its not scoring
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  #110  
Old 17 Feb 2017, 20:09
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Hi

Will the Arcade support HTML5 games?

If no, will it come and if so when?

Only HTML5 games come out again. Almost no new flash games.
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Old 18 Feb 2017, 08:18
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Originally Posted by Coder2016 View Post
Hi

Will the Arcade support HTML5 games?

If no, will it come and if so when?

Only HTML5 games come out again. Almost no new flash games.
We have no plans to update this mod to support HTML5 games at this time, sorry


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Old 18 Feb 2017, 08:32
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OK thank you for the info. Very sad.
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Old 07 Jun 2017, 01:41
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ZIP Games do not import from the AdminCP in vBulletin 5.3.1.
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Old 20 Aug 2017, 04:48
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Unfortunately we don't control when 3rd party sites shut down, so their scoring systems won't work anymore

You need look no further than a amount of modifications released for vB5 to realize that it will never become as popular as vB3 or vB4, sorry to say


Fillip
I am very sad to hear that. I come from using vBulletin 3 years ago, I just purchased vb5 as it had some nice features, only to find out the community has not advanced... Hoping one day the community will figure out how to move forward.

Hoping someone tells me this works well on 5.3.x
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Old 19 Mar 2018, 18:58
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Did someone remove the arcade.php from the zip file?
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