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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: (306 votes - 4.63 average) Installs: 2473
Released: 28 Jan 2008 Last Update: 02 Sep 2013 Downloads: 46111
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 23 Nov 2011, 03:19
Ranger187 Ranger187 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2003
Originally Posted by janvm View Post
Doesnt work with vBulletin 4.1.7 only White Site...
Please fix?

Same Problem with vB 4.1.8
Works with v.4.17 on my site. But we could have different plugins.

PM me the link to your forum. I'll nose around and see and note any errors.

Originally Posted by aranthorn View Post
I did a full uninstall and re-install.

As soon as I enabled it for a usergroup, the blank control panel-general options white page problem comes back for that usergroup. If I disable it for that group, the problem goes away.

I think I may just pull the hook(s) for control panel options....


When I disable:
User option add in profile vB3, profile_complete
The page loads again, but it's slow.

When I also disable:
User option update, profile_updateoptions
The page loads again and expect rate.

I don't really care if users can play with these options in their profile. They can collapse the box if it bothers them. So, while this isn't "solved", I've got a workaround. Thanks for your response Ranger187.
To me that's not solved bro. Sounds like you created custom hooks etc. If you want I can take a LOOK. I just request you do a full dB backup prior then PM me info.

Last edited by Ranger187; 23 Nov 2011 at 03:44. Reason: I meant look, not backup. Can you tell what I did all day? ;)
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Old 23 Nov 2011, 03:22
Ranger187 Ranger187 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2003
Originally Posted by aranthorn View Post
Not to be a PITA, but when creating channels, what size would you good folks recommend for the gifs?
25x25 x 8bit. Pull it off the ones already located in the zip file bro.

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Old 25 Nov 2011, 10:19
koikute9x koikute9x is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Help me, i can not move chatbox below navbar VB 4.1.7

Last edited by koikute9x; 25 Nov 2011 at 14:54.
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Old 25 Nov 2011, 23:59
temsamane temsamane is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
how can i enable this chat only in a full mode (with link on navbar)

so i want to disable the shoutbox in forumhome, and use only the full mode shoutbox
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 00:09
temsamane temsamane is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
the new topic notifications must open in a new window. how can i do this?
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 13:25
fookaa fookaa is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Does anyone have dark buttons for this mod ??

Great mod btw
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Old 02 Dec 2011, 02:15
deadmowgli deadmowgli is offline
Join Date: Jul 2011
Running on vBulletin 4.1.5, don't seem to be able to find any sort of way of controlling permissions as to who can view the chatbox? So I haven't been able to check if it's working at all. Any suggestions?
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Old 05 Dec 2011, 02:04
Winter Sonata Winter Sonata is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Anyone got version 3.0.0 works with VBA ?
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Old 06 Dec 2011, 16:08
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VBDev VBDev is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Real name: Clément
Dear all,

Just so you know, beta test of the new version is going to start.

Release shall come pretty soon so.

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Old 07 Dec 2011, 20:03
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Halfhidden Halfhidden is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Real name: Steff
Thanks Clément, I know you've been through some problems and I'm happy that you are back on board
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 15:55
corbis corbis is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
The chatbox is not showing up in my forum... What do i have to do to make it display? Do i have to enable it for certain usergroups? I am logged in as an admin..
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Old 11 Dec 2011, 04:31
93Corvette 93Corvette is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
I have imported the English, however in the ACP I still see French (yet when you click on the options it show English). Am I doing something wrong?

Note: I read a lot of these post and a lot of people ask: How do I change "Entrez votre chat" to English:
To do that, go to the ACP, on the 7th MGC (see below picture) pull down it's labeled "Mise en forme des chat". There is an option 5 from the bottom to change it to whatever you want.

However, how do you change the ACP block to English? To text when you open it is in English. Strange...
See image below:

EDIT: Found that you have to log out and log back into the ACP. Everything working now....

Last edited by 93Corvette; 11 Dec 2011 at 06:09.
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Old 13 Dec 2011, 09:52
Ranger187 Ranger187 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2003
Originally Posted by corbis View Post
The chatbox is not showing up in my forum... What do i have to do to make it display? Do i have to enable it for certain usergroups? I am logged in as an admin..
Edit usergroup permissions. You have to edit EACH usergroup bud.

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Old 14 Dec 2011, 11:39
Ranger187 Ranger187 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2003
An update for all you anxiously awaiting MGC Chatbox Evo v3.2.0.....

Beta tested it for about an hour yesterday and it's looking good. We are ironing out the bugs that myself and others found so please be patient. It's looking good!

Widgets on the front page and more.

Maybe you all might get a Christmas present.

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Last edited by Ranger187; 14 Dec 2011 at 11:57.
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Old 14 Dec 2011, 21:21
Join Date: Apr 2009
Is possible disable notifications in a custom channel ?
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