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Steam Connect - Sign in with your Steam Account! [RC3]
Mod Version: 1.4.5, by Disasterpiece (Coder) Disasterpiece is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (39 votes - 4.87 average) Installs: 236
Released: 15 Jul 2011 Last Update: 07 Nov 2012 Downloads: 2245
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Steam Connect



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-- Steam Connect Addon for vBulletin 4.2.x;
Development Platform := vBulletin 4.1.3 - 4.2.0, Debian Linux, PHP5, MySQL5, apache2;

Dependencies := lib cUrl (PHP), openid (included);

Author := Andreas "Radon" Rudolph, Disasterpiece;

Contact := radon@purgatory-labs.de, http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/member.php?u=198844

Homepage := http://purgatory-labs.de


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE INSTALLING

This addon is Unsupported as of 2015 until further notice. I have not enough time or interest in vbulletin to keep this alive.

This addon provides a framework for future extensions which make use of the Steam API.
It helps to determine the SteamID of an user. Unless older methods of inserting the steam
id into a user field, the addon lets the user authenticate with Steam OpenID, therefore
you can trust 100%, that this particular user is the same user as the Steam-ID provided.

Users can link their Steam ID to their forum account or they can create a new account
using details pulled from their Steam Profile.
Like the Facebook connect plugin, it allows users to quickly set up a forum account without
having to define a password or an email address. This option can be disabled in the AdminCP,
however it is encouraged to allow users to use this quick-register feature, since they
already authenticated themselves through steam, so any additional password or email
authentication is just unnecessary.

If the user decides to un-link his forum account with his steam-profile, he has to set up
a password and email first, so the forum account remains usable after this.

At the moment, the addon is in its second RC state, which means that the current versions contain mostly bugfixes and are candidates for a full release.
Until now, the product worked without major problems in productive environments.
Although it is stable as is, the author doesn't provide any guarantee.
Due to the nature of the addon and how vBulletin manages 3rd party code inclusion, additional
login and register methods have been provided by the plugin. It is discouraged to use the
plugin on high profile communities in this early development state.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post in this thread.


F.A.Q. / General Issues / Error Messages

"There has been a problem with the OpenID libary: No OpenID Server found at http://steamcommunity.com/openid"
- Additionally, a 503 HTTP error is thrown. Simple solution: Wait. Steam Community servers are overloaded/down right now, there's nothing you can do about it

Do NOT uninstall the mod if you want to keep the linked users records. Upgrading means uploading the new product xml file for the new version and choose "overwrite" in the upload dialog.
The Installer will handle the update process by its own. Uninstalling the product will erase all the table fields which contain the steam link data.



STEAM CONNECT ADDONS

- Steam Mini Profiles


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  #106  
Old 12 Nov 2011, 18:17
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Originally Posted by tonjohn View Post
Has the mod been updated to properly handle Steam server downtime or API timeouts?
I know someone made a post about this some time ago, but until now, i can't figure out how the steam connect plugin should be affected by a steam API timeout. Do you mean the steam mini profiles plugin being affected? Because the steam connect plugin does only contact steam when logging in and when viewing profile info, which both shouldn't happen too often to crash a server or cause major problems.

Originally Posted by DontWannaName View Post
If you want I can show you what I had and the code. It was privately done.
Sure, send it via PM and I'm happy to take a look at it!

Originally Posted by CoZmicShReddeR View Post
Wow that would be amazing be able to somehow link the GamerCards Block Steam info with this mod...
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=232033

I already asked the GamersCard Author he said he was way to busy but liked the idea...
Sure, that'd be a nice thing. I implemented steam connect to be easy to build other steam related plugins upon its code, so it should only need a change of a few lines code.

Originally Posted by AliasEll View Post
Not sure if this is just me, but as soon as I enable this plugin, i'm unable to view any threads, I just get a "Server encountered a problem whilst retrieving 'url'"...
never heard of that, i'll investigate.
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  #107  
Old 16 Nov 2011, 21:29
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Originally Posted by Disasterpiece View Post
Because the steam connect plugin does only contact steam when logging in and when viewing profile info, which both shouldn't happen too often to crash a server or cause major problems.
I'd be using this plugin to replace normal avatars with Steam avatars, show ingame status on the postbit, etc. So I need some fallback if the plugin can't connect to the Steam.
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  #108  
Old 16 Nov 2011, 23:17
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Originally Posted by tonjohn View Post
I'd be using this plugin to replace normal avatars with Steam avatars, show ingame status on the postbit, etc. So I need some fallback if the plugin can't connect to the Steam.
Makes sense. I'll add an avatar caching option in the next version.
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  #109  
Old 17 Nov 2011, 22:34
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Hey my man been looking into to this problem I've been having for a while but unable to solve. :\

When I manually enter people Steam 64bit there steam Id comes out looking like this.

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

everything else is right. The picture and the steam profile actual link. :\ Totally lost my man.

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

His 64bit code
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Its not just this one person its anyone I have enter there steam Id info for. Any idea's?
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Old 17 Nov 2011, 23:31
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Originally Posted by wtfaatp View Post
Hey my man been looking into to this problem I've been having for a while but unable to solve. :\

When I manually enter people Steam 64bit there steam Id comes out looking like this.

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

everything else is right. The picture and the steam profile actual link. :\ Totally lost my man.

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

His 64bit code
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Its not just this one person its anyone I have enter there steam Id info for. Any idea's?
Does it change anything if he links the account himself? Or does it only occur if you're changing it manually?
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Old 18 Nov 2011, 15:15
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I havent found a way to removed the linked account )
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Old 18 Nov 2011, 19:15
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Originally Posted by CoZmicShReddeR View Post
Wow that would be amazing be able to somehow link the GamerCards Block Steam info with this mod...
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=232033

I already asked the GamersCard Author he said he was way to busy but liked the idea...
lol, i just droped my steamutility project and now people are asking for features it offered (google translate) since 3 years but nobody cared about.

i know it's a pointless post now, but it's so ironic to me.
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  #113  
Old 18 Nov 2011, 20:50
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Originally Posted by MadMakz View Post
lol, i just droped my steamutility project and now people are asking for features it offered (google translate) since 3 years but nobody cared about.

i know it's a pointless post now, but it's so ironic to me.
Maybe you could aid assistance here...
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Old 19 Nov 2011, 12:58
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Originally Posted by wtfaatp View Post
I havent found a way to removed the linked account )
What do you mean exactly?

Do you want the user to unlink his/her account?
Do you want to unlink other users via admincp? (Already implemented in the newest version)
Or do you want to delete users who have their steam account linked?
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  #115  
Old 19 Nov 2011, 20:54
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Originally Posted by CoZmicShReddeR View Post
Maybe you could aid assistance here...
i don't have any experience in writing addons for vbulletin.

but for the ease and without relying on a 3rd party site, http://code.google.com/p/steamprofile/ might be interesting as an addon. due to its javascript its also way more interactive than a somewhat static image.
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Old 19 Nov 2011, 21:22
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Originally Posted by MadMakz View Post
i don't have any experience in writing addons for vbulletin.

but for the ease and without relying on a 3rd party site, http://code.google.com/p/steamprofile/ might be interesting as an addon. due to its javascript its also way more interactive than a somewhat static image.
If you read the first post, you'll notice that I already created this as an addon
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Old 19 Nov 2011, 21:55
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woops, didn't said anything then :P
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Old 19 Nov 2011, 23:45
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Originally Posted by Disasterpiece View Post
Does it change anything if he links the account himself? Or does it only occur if you're changing it manually?
If he links his account everything is fine :\

So this problem only happens when I link them manually.
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  #119  
Old 20 Nov 2011, 04:03
Nochek Nochek is offline
 
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I installed your product, but I am having trouble connecting a Steam account with a currently registered account. It logs in to Steam fine, returns to my forum with the login information and the message "It seems that you already own a forum account.
You can link both your Forum Account with your Steam account to use the Steam Sign in feature.
"
However, when clicking the button Link Accounts it returns a message
There has been an error with your request. Please inform the Administrator, if the problem persists.
which is stc_err_default, but thats the last error message and I'm at a loss for what caused it.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 25 Nov 2011, 03:03
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This would be very cool. Sadly, I cant get it working with the latest VB.
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