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MGC Chatbox Evo
Mod Version: 3.4.0, by VBDev (Coder) VBDev is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (305 votes - 4.63 average) Installs: 2472
Released: 28 Jan 2008 Last Update: 02 Sep 2013 Downloads: 45735
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This mod is automatically compatible with vB3.6.x, vB3.7.x, vB3.8.x and vB4.x.x


Overview

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:
Install

Refer to the readme for the chatbox install.

Demo

Live demo on MGC Products forum

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

On my website mostly and in this thread


Intégration

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


Compatibility

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

Changelog

First part:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=221

Second part:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=5429

Third part:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=8469

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 29 Jan 2008, 05:29
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Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #2 is not an array in /forum.php(540) : eval()'d code on line 56
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 05:59
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Un Installed
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 06:07
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Thanks...

Lets install it and translate to Turkish...
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 06:10
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i test this thnaks a lot
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 06:43
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oh and now it seems the time only applies for my time zone other americans and asian are having the same timezone as i have
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 06:50
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Originally Posted by Megatr0n View Post
Is this compatible with 3.6.8?
It is indeed ! Look at the thread, compatibility paragraph

[quote=Shanj;1431133]
But I do not see what the difference is with the new version.
Perhaps the way I use MGC is basic. Or perhaps the differences are in the code not the user level?
[/code]

Yes mainly in the code but I have tweaked some of the user parts to make them more user friendly.

Originally Posted by Shanj View Post
If I have to completely install again I need to know the reason.
Please do not think I am being rude or that I do not appreciate your hard work. It's a WONDERFUL piece of coding. The installation was excellently guided.
I just don't understand.
the majo addition to that version is that know other users could developp new commands for the chatbox and release them as xml files.

Originally Posted by Shanj View Post
Separately ----
It is necessary for this mod to work well to see who is online before I know I can talk to them.
On forumhome this is not a problem. I copied the who's online code which is normally at the bottom, to the top. See screenshot.
This means user can see who is logged in.
User can then say hello and start chatting.
This is a HUGE part of why MGC works well. Without seeing who is logged in to the forums it is not possible to say hello except --- hello world - is anyone there? --- not satisfactory!
So the who's online (for forums) is very important to make MGC perfect.

But putting who's online (for the forums) on other pages is a big headache. I don't understand the construction of the other forum pages. There are bits on different templates that work together as a team - too complicated for me.
However MGC understands this clever stuff because in admincp you give me excellent simple options to put MGC on the other pages.
Can you tell me how to do this for the who's online code (for forums) --- it doesn't work to just copy the who's online code from forumhome. Must be php in header? or something that works OK in navbar but not in other places.
With this new version, you don't have to care about doing so

I have embedded a way to show who's online in the chatbox, you just have to activate the corresponding options and here it goes !

Originally Posted by Shanj View Post
I use a side column - Ultiumate Side Columns
This is OK with MGC for logged in users because I set MGC as visible to registered members.
But when user first arrives before logging in it looks awful!
Because MGC is not there to fill the space next to the side collumn, the side column spreads all across the page - even though I set it to 110pixels.

This is not a tragedy as both my vbulletins are for members only. But it does not look elegant when user arrives.
What can I do to either
1) place an empty table there instead of MGC if MGC is not visible? - so MGC fils the space but does not display as a chat?
Maybe a notice: --- Forum Chatbox (you will see this service appear when you log in as a member) ---
OR
2) make the guest forums fill the MGC space if MGC does not display?
I haven't really understood your question. Could you make some little graphical sketch so that I can understand ?

Originally Posted by nerofix View Post
I have a Fatal Error when UNINSTALLING the old shoutbox 1.5 product.

Catchable fatal error: Object of class vB_Database could not be converted to string in /www/mywebspace/forum/admincp/plugin.php(1497) : eval()'d code on line 6
Try editing the product and search in some of the uninstall codes if I haven't put on some line :

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

If you find one, replace it with :

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

Then you should be able to run uninstall smoothly.

Originally Posted by Shanj View Post
I have the previous version installed before the new one you announced today

The time displays beside each line of chat is showing wrong. When it displays 09.00 it is really 9pm /21.00. When it shows pm it's really am.
In my screenshot just above the times showing 2.53 and 4.18 were not in the night but in the afternoon.
Not huge problem but maybe can fix?
I don't understand ? You mean that it doesn't show the right time in the chatbox ?

Have you changed the date display option somewhere in chatbox options ?
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 06:55
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Originally Posted by nerofix View Post
I can't update my usergroups anymore, MySQL Error:

Database error in vBulletin 3.7.0 Beta 4:

Invalid SQL:
UPDATE usergroup SET

### UPDATE QUERY GENERATED BY fetch_query_sql() ###

`mgccustomusergroupperms` = '1023',

WHERE usergroupid=6;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'mgccustomusergroupperms' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
Date : Monday, January 28th 2008 @ 11:46:43 PM
Script : http://www.xxx/admincp/usergroup.php?do=update
Referrer : http://www.xxx/admincp/usergroup.php...&usergroupid=6
IP Address : xx
Username : xx
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.0.45-community-log
You havent followed install instructions carefully. You were supposed to remove old chatbox files and uninstall the two products linked to it before installing the new product.

To correct that, remove old chatbox files and uninstall old chatbox and old mgc custom perms products.

Originally Posted by maidos View Post
hey a great version thanks hm i still cant post öäå on the shoutbox though

is it possible to add a command that can load a certain forum page ?
Oh really ? That's strange, the way I have handled it should now fix it.

This is handled like quick edit or quick reply in ajax, do you encounter problems with those other vbulletin features ?

Originally Posted by maidos View Post
and is it possible to add the field where u type a wider and higher one
Sure this is an option in the admincp.

Originally Posted by Henry187 View Post
Is it meant to allow Administrators to view every PM sent in the PM channel, just by clicking the PM channel button? It's annoying due to the fact that I can't tell if someone's trying to send me something, someone else, or even just to themselves.
No no the mp command is meant to allow users to send each other private chat but only the receiver or emitter of the private chat can see it.
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 07:00
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Originally Posted by jalmz View Post
grrrr.. it doesnt show in the arcade.... what going on?????

The integration in the arcade can only be done by activating the display chatbox on defined pages in a variable (not the one under the navbar).
Here is the process you must follow to achieve this integration :
- Go in the admincp in the "Display and Position" options
- Activate the option "Display the chatbox on defined pages of the forum in a variable"
- In the pages list, add "arcade" and then validate
- Open the arcade/functions/functions.php et search for "function do_output($output_array)"
- After the two line of globals, add : global $mgc_chatbox;
- Finally, edit the ARCADE template and add $mgc_cb_evo_var where you want the chatbox to appear
Oh sorry there is a mistake in the procedure, you must add :

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

instead of

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

Originally Posted by belceb View Post
I installed this mod on the version 3.6.8, but now in my panel of administration appears only this....




can you help me?


tnx
I think there is an error in the spanish language xml file.

I'll check that out later in the day.

Originally Posted by SwollenCranium View Post
Seems to have a bug:

As an unregistered user I get this :

28/01 9:55 PM <Lurking Mofo> [color=#]the mail is here[/color]

Why are those odd color tags around the post ? I can NOT find anywhere to edit it out.


Also .. I am unable to get the usergroup default color option to work. Will not allow a selection to be made.

** UN-INSTALLED **
Oh yes you're right ! there is a little bug for the unregistered users, will correct that.

About the usergroup default text color, what did you encountered exactly ? Which browser where you using ?

Originally Posted by vnairp11 View Post
Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #2 is not an array in /forum.php(540) : eval()'d code on line 56
You encountered that error in the index page ?
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 07:03
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Originally Posted by jalmz View Post
Un Installed
I am not in the same timezone as yours so you should calm down a bit and think that when you're awake I am sleeping so can't be helping you live !!

Originally Posted by bocek View Post
Thanks...

Lets install it and translate to Turkish...
Cool good luck Send the translation to me as soon as you're done.

Originally Posted by maidos View Post
oh and now it seems the time only applies for my time zone other americans and asian are having the same timezone as i have
That's strange other have been reporting it to me, I'll have to dig into that !
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 07:20
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Yeah Nice ^^
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 07:26
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hm it doesnt seem that i can edit öäå on my forum, did reuploaded anyway i will ask the vb staff for help

thanks alot never notice the was a setting for the text field

oh and about the adding a command to open a forum section, is that possible?
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 07:45
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Originally Posted by maidos View Post
oh and about the adding a command to open a forum section, is that possible?
What do you mean ?
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 07:55
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thanks vbdev

i will install it now

see you




Originally Posted by Megatr0n View Post
Is this compatible with 3.6.8?
yes
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 08:22
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Another fine release. But as usual us lesser mortals that insist on using vBAdvanced are left until last, or even forgotten!
Just another mod thats pointless me even trying out
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 08:39
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Originally Posted by gothicuser View Post
Another fine release. But as usual us lesser mortals that insist on using vBAdvanced are left until last, or even forgotten!
Just another mod thats pointless me even trying out
I know I know but making it working with vbadvanced is not always that easy and I don't know vbadvanced a lot so it needs time.

I'll do my best to work out with stangger5 to get it working as soon as possible !
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