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MGC Chatbox Evo
Mod Version: 3.4.0, by VBDev (Coder) VBDev is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2015 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (307 votes - 4.63 average) Installs: 2476
Released: 28 Jan 2008 Last Update: 02 Sep 2013 Downloads: 46169
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

This mod is automatically compatible with vB3.6.x, vB3.7.x, vB3.8.x and vB4.x.x


MGC Chatbox Evo is the most ever installed chatbox for vBulletin !

It offers a new enhanced online experience to your members leading to increased time spent online of more than 25% by providing them with a new, more interactive, way to interact with each other.
  • Important number of features
  • High level of configurability to fit each users needs
  • Channels system
  • Many commands
  • Bot system
  • and more...
... makes MGC Chatbox Evo a must have for your forum !

Detailed features

Following is a non-exhaustive list:
  • Simple install
  • Ajax based with:
    • Fast and Intelligent chats retrieval through javascript calls to server files (refresh delay configurable per usergroup)
    • Edit/update by double-clicking on a chat
    • Interact on chats through menus and javascript
  • Many usergroup permissions to limit features according to usergroups
  • Full configuration of the chatbox display:
    Size, position on forum pages, editor layout (either top/bottom input or left/right textarea) and position, number of chats displayed, ...
  • Full configuration of the chats display:
    Authorized bbcodes selection, date/time options, avatar display, ...
  • Possibility to create channels (unlimited number) with multiple configuration options:
    • Warn user of new message when not active through blinking image and eventually sound notification
    • Possibility to select on which specific page each is displayed
    • Option to display the channel only for selected languages
    • Usergroup/User permissions to access the channel
  • Many commands available with usergroup/user permissions to access them:
    • /me: well known IRC command
    • /del: remove shouts (different possibilities of removal)
    • /ignore: ignore shouts from another user
    • /ban: ban user from chatbox
    • /pm: send a private chat to another user
    • /announcement: modify the announcement on top of the chatbox
    • /slap: allow user to slap another user
    • /team: chats sending between specified usergroups
    • /l33t: I33t-ify a message
    • /banchan: ban user from specific channel [PRO only]
  • Forum activity notifications system in the chatbox:
    • Different display options:
      • In the chatbox melted with chats
      • In the chatbox in a separate column
      • In the vB4 sidebar or a custom sidebar for vB3
    • Multiple notifications:
      • New thread creation
      • New post creation
      • Post thanked (Abe's)
      • New registrations (not included - separate product)
      • IBProarcade highscore (not included - separate product)
  • Bot system with set of predefined trigger chat and corresponding answers and automatic bot chats [PRO only]
  • Archive system with statistics as well as download and search capabilities
  • Possibility to display the list of users online in the chatbox
  • Force anynomous to enter a username before chatting if they can access the chatbox
  • Antiflood system
  • Private chats feature through PM in tabs
  • Optional sound notifications
  • Inactive mode feature for server load optimization
  • User statistics display in posts and profile
  • Chatbox statistics display on forumhome
  • Create thread from a chat [PRO only]
  • CMS Integration (not included - separate product)
    • vBAdvanced CMPS
    • vBulletin 4 CMS
  • Importers from other chatbox systems:

Refer to the readme for the chatbox install.


Live demo on MGC Products forum

  1. French
  2. English
  3. German [Not yet updated]
  4. Serbian [Not yet updated]

On my website mostly and in this thread


Integration in IBProarcade is described in the readme.
vBAdvanced CMPS and vBulletin 4 CMS integration are available as additional modules.


This hack is compatible with vB3.6.x, vB3.7.x
, vB3.8.x and vB4.x.x


First part:

Second part:

Third part:

How to set the channel images

Thanks to princeedwards for this little how to : click here

PRO version and additional addons available on my website

This mod is automatically compatible with vB3.6.x, vB3.7.x, vB3.8.x and vB4.x.x

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Old 16 Nov 2010, 10:24
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my123world my123world is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
It Works Fine.... But Please Can Anyone Tell How Can I Remove The Footer Note In The Chatbox -

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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Its Very Annoying...
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 11:12
Ranger187 Ranger187 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2003
You'd need to get the branding free version. I already know where it is.

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Old 16 Nov 2010, 16:51
muckleroy muckleroy is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Some users do not see chatbox

Forgive me if this has already been asked, 466 pages...

I have what seems to be random users that cannot see the chatbox. I have confirmed this by logging in as the user. I have users in multiple usergroups that cannot see the chatbox, but others in the same group can. I do not have post count enable, and in fact I have it set to ignore post counts.

I can usually figure these things out, of find it in a search, but I'm at a loss on this one.
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 17:05
Ranger187 Ranger187 is offline
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Muckleroy, see if it's listed up top as an issue. If not, make sure every usergroup has permissions since 1 user can be in multiple groups. This is why I try and keep the grouping simple.

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Old 17 Nov 2010, 07:51
michelle86 michelle86 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Thanks for this mod! It works awesome.

Just wondering... do you think there will ever be an update that will give you the option to display membername is typing? Like a chat room?
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 19:39
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yotsume yotsume is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
More Notification Features?

More Notification Features?

I am in dire need of the following 5 notification features to be implemented on our site. I added one to the list as well for a nonfiction when a member changes their status (using a 3rd party hack found here on vborg).

What kind of time-line are we looking at to have these new features added? How can I help to speed up the process?
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  • NOTIFICATION : User albums updates
  • NOTIFICATION : IBProarcade New tournament created notification / Tournament has started notification
  • NOTIFICATION : Status Changed
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Old 18 Nov 2010, 18:02
orsiris orsiris is offline
Join Date: Jul 2010
hi guy's,hope ye can help me with a problem i'm having with the chatbox on vbulliten 4.0.8Pl1, host had a problem with it tmp partitions, since they sorted that i am getting

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can anyone help??
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Old 21 Nov 2010, 18:12
BarelyHangingOn BarelyHangingOn is offline
Join Date: Feb 2003
I want to have random chat days from time to time.

How do I clear the previous chat so everything starts fresh?
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Old 23 Nov 2010, 06:30
liefdesdichter liefdesdichter is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
İ dont want that user send pm is it possible to disable that ?
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Old 24 Nov 2010, 05:29
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SEW810 SEW810 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
Originally Posted by Harley D View Post
I'm still fighting this issue, I have tried to disable the Slap, Me, and PM commands with no change?

Any other suggestions?
It's a great mod, indeed but I can't keep my forum crashed anymore.
Maybe I'll install it back.

Good luck ppl with those bugs :s
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Old 24 Nov 2010, 13:42
pretty.witch pretty.witch is offline
Join Date: May 2010
I had a problem uninstalling it.
Though I removed from admin cpanel, the tables in BD stayed.
Before and after I unisntalled it, it caused problems creating new users groups.

So I had to remove the references to the chat from php documents.

Last edited by pretty.witch; 24 Nov 2010 at 17:15.
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Old 24 Nov 2010, 17:03
DemoniK_AK DemoniK_AK is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Uninstalled it
Something was acting up in the JS that I couldn't track down and refreshes would just stop.
That and my IE users had bad display problems...

Will check back every so often - hope you iron out the bugs.
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Old 25 Nov 2010, 00:09
exyuteam exyuteam is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008

When you uninstall this plugin, you MUST remove ALL chat files from your server (especially from INCLUDES/XML)!!!

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Old 25 Nov 2010, 05:32
cory_booth cory_booth is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
On my site VB 4.1(bets) killed the chat. It opens but nothing shows.
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Old 28 Nov 2010, 07:31
MoonDaemon MoonDaemon is offline
Join Date: Oct 2010
Things working great over here, but there is a little issue in the Archives section; in the Navigation and Search windows, only two of my three available channels are being displayed in the drop-down menu. Yes, there are still three options but two of them are duplicates so my third channel is still missing from Navigation and Search; screenshot of the problem here

Also having problems with the ChatBox showing in one forum-style and not another; I'm thinking that this might have to do with the templates in one of my styles. If possible, could you show me the code for this hack and which template-names use this ChatBox code so I can manually input it? If it makes any difference, I want the ChatBox to appear at the top of the page (below my navigation-bar) and everywhere except the actual forum homepage

Thanks for any help

Last edited by MoonDaemon; 28 Nov 2010 at 23:44.
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