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vBookie - vBulletin Betting Hack
Mod Version: 1.00, by tjdrico (Member) tjdrico is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.0 Rating: (5 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 359
Released: 04 Jun 2004 Last Update: Never Downloads: 389
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vBookie

Introduction

vBookie is a 'bookmakers' or betting extension to vBulletin. It enables authorised members to post Events and Outcomes that forum members can bet on. Each Outcome has its own set of odds, and odds can be modified through the life of an Event (bets that are placed are stored with the prevailing odds, so even if the odds change, your users are paid at the correct rate).

Once the results are known, Events can be settled and forums members awarded their winnings.

vBookie uses its own vCash by default, but this has no more use than as 'bragging rights'. However, vBookie also comes with a built-in switch to allow it to use either uCash or Petz money instead. That means that all bets are paid for and settled using uCash or Petz money, making betting even more attractive than just for fun on forums with uShop/Petz installed. Although vBookie does not have any built-in facility to integrate with any other store hacks, it's a very simple job to hack vBookie itself to integrate it with any store/points system you care to use.

Features
  • master switch to turn vBookie off
  • option to use uCash
  • option to use Petz money
  • settings to restrict the creation of Events to specific user groups
  • settings to restrict which user groups can bet on Events
  • settings to restrict which user groups can edit or settle other people's Events
  • per-Event, specify whether punters may bet on more than one outcome
  • optional 'charity mode' so that the poorest members of the forum always have something to play with
  • supplied with a module for vBadvanced

Please click if you install this hack, thanks. Please also let me know - send me an email or a PM. If you'd let me know the forum URL too that'd be cool!

vBookie is free, and will remain free.

Updates

1.0.0 -> 1.0.1

- adds the ability to delete Events. See this post for upgrade instructions if you already have 1.0.0

1.0.1 -> 1.0.2

Corrected a minor bug with the charity mode when using uCash. See this post for manual upgrade instructions from 1.0.1.

1.0.2 -> 1.0.3

Corrected a minor bug with the richest people display when using uCash. Just overwrite includes/functions_vbookie.php with the one from the new Zip file.

1.0.3 -> 1.0.4

Corrected some date display problems when using "Detailed" dates. For manual update instructions, see this post.

Corrected Petz bug whereby all winnings were paid to the bet's owner rather than individual winners. To upgrade from 1.03 or earlier, see this post or overwrite includes/functions.vbookie.php with the 1.0.4 version.

Problems?

-> Petz - If you are using Petz there is a bug in all versions up to and inclusing 1.0.3. Your players won't get paid their winning, and all payouts will end up in the account of the person that posted the Event. To correct this, please see this post. This fix will be incororated into 1.0.4 onwards.

-> If you can't post Events, or can't bet on them make sure you have set your user permissions

-> If you have an SQL error Invalid SQL: UPDATE SET =25 WHERE <25 make sure you are using version 1.0.3 or later.

-> If you have any other general problems, please check the installation/hack instructions and make sure you have carried out all the steps and also check that you made the changes correctly

Anything else, ask in this thread.

Other Stuff

-> If you are using Detailed Date & Time display and have a problem with Event dates appearing as '1 Minute Ago', see this post.

-> If you want to use poster 'Reputation' as the currency for vBookie, see this post.

About Odds

Odds of "5/1" are "amount won per amount placed". This means that I would win 5 for every 1 placed. Of course, if I win, I get my stake back as well. Odds of "1/5" means that I win 1 for every 5 placed. I'd have to place 25 to win just 5.

Decimal Odds

Decimal odds are just another way of displaying the same information. 2.0 is the same as 2/1. 0.2 is the same as 1/5. vBookie only lets you specify odds in terms of x/y, but if you think in terms of decimal you can still work out what odds to provide. Simply think of your decimal odds as "2.0 / 1.0" or "0.5 / 1.0" and then multiply each side through by 10 or 100 until there are only zeros to the right of the decimal point, then just take the whole number part.

2.0 / 1.0 has no decimals, so this is the same as 2/1

0.5 / 1.0 has a 0.5, so multiply both parts by 10 to get 5.0 / 10.0. Then you can specify your odds as 5 / 10. You might also realise that this is the same as 1/2. The technique is a simple way to work out any odds you may need to specify.

Odds of 0.65 -> 0.65 / 1.0 -> 65.0 / 100.0 or 65/100. Then you can divide through by 5 to get to 13 / 20, although this step isn't necessary.


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Old 06 Jun 2004, 01:02
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Excellent hack. It will fit in perfectly with my billiards board.

Mike
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 01:33
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Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_VARIABLE, expecting ')' in /home/nymfans/public_html/includes/init.php on line 868

I get that now. I can't run the install script. I edited all the files and templates, and want to run the installer.

HELP!
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 02:29
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HELP PLEASE! I need to reopen my board.
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 02:59
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check your init.php file edit and redo the changes on a fresh copy if neccessary
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 03:12
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Ok, most is all good, but I still have 2 issues:

- My forums won't expand in vB. They are stuck in the collapsed position.
- I don't have the sticky-like label next to the thread in showthread. Is that normal?
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 04:03
AzHousePro AzHousePro is offline
 
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I have it installed and taking bets now. How do I go in and change the odds after the event has been posted?

Is there a way that I could change the poor mode so that everyone gets an extra 25 or 50 dollars when a new event is posted?

Mike
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 08:11
AzHousePro AzHousePro is offline
 
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Doh, nevermind.

Mike
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 09:07
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Originally Posted by AzHousePro
I have it installed and taking bets now. How do I go in and change the odds after the event has been posted?

Is there a way that I could change the poor mode so that everyone gets an extra 25 or 50 dollars when a new event is posted?
You've probably already worked this out, but just in case you haven't:

Edit includes/functions_vbookie.php

Find:


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

Change that to 50, or whatever.
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 09:08
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Originally Posted by xQuEeNzNaZcHox
Ok, most is all good, but I still have 2 issues:

- My forums won't expand in vB. They are stuck in the collapsed position.
- I don't have the sticky-like label next to the thread in showthread. Is that normal?
I'm not sure what either of the problems you mention are -- can you provide screenshots?
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 16:10
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It's been brought to my attention that I neglected to add a way to actually delete an Event. "Abandon" will cancel all bets and place the Event in a closed state, but it still exists in the database. I'll add a method to physically remove an event/detach it from a thread. I expect it to be just an update to vbookie.php, so patching should be very simple.

Apologies for the rather glaring oversight!
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 16:57
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OK, I fixed problem B, but problem A is bad.

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Old 06 Jun 2004, 17:08
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That's my homepage, believe it or not. Thats this list of forums on my homepage.
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 17:10
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I'm sorry, I can't suggest what you might have done. There are no edits to index.php for vBookie, so that page shouldn't have been affected as far as I can tell. I've checked on my own forum that has vBookie installed, and the forums collapse and uncollapse fine. Check it out here. I can only suppose that you either didn't follow the instructions correctly, or didn't realise that something you were asked to do might conflict with some other hack you've got installed.

Perhaps someone who is more familiar with the forum display page might be able to suggest what the problem may be, but I'm sorry I have no ideas.
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 17:38
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I've just uploaded a file with version 1.0.1 in it. This is essentially identical to 1.0.0 but it adds the ability to delete Events.

If you have already installed 1.0.0, please download 1.0.1 and overwrite vbookie.php with the new version. Then add the following three phrases and one new template plus one template change:

Phrases
----------------------------------------------------------
type: GLOBAL
varname: vbookie_delete_event
text: Delete <i>vBookie</i> Event
----------------------------------------------------------
type: GLOBAL
varname: vbookie_confirm_delete_event
text: Are you sure you want to <b>delete</b> this <i>vBookie</i> event?
----------------------------------------------------------
type: Front-End Redirect Messages
varname: vbookie_redirect_deleted
text: Your <i>vBookie</i> event has been deleted. If there were any stakes placed on an unsettled bet, they have been returned. You will now be taken back to the main <i>vBookie</i> page.
----------------------------------------------------------

New Template

title: vbookie_confirm_delete_event

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

Template CHANGE

title: vbookie_main_items_bit

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

Let me know if there are any problems.
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 17:48
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HELP ME! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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