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ibProArcade - professional Arcade System
Mod Version: 2.7.6+, by MrZeropage (Coder) MrZeropage is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (790 votes - 4.82 average) Installs: 8461
Released: 25 Nov 2005 Last Update: 11 Nov 2018 Downloads: 149033
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the professional Arcade System
for your vBulletin-Board

the most installed Modification for vBulletin ever
here on

works with vBulletin 3.0.x / 3.5.x / 3.6.x / 3.7.x / 3.8.x / 4.0.x / 4.1.x / 4.2.x

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ibProArcade v2.7.6+ is compatible to PHP5.6 and PHP7.0/7.1
Please notice that vBulletin itself needs minimum version 3.8.11 or 4.2.5 to work with PHP7.0/7.1


Converters available

If you made your way with another Arcade in your forum, maybe it's time to evolve and migrate to ibProArcade.
No problem, there are converters available to smoothly port your games, scores ect. to ibProArcade

CONVERTER for v3arcade
CONVERTER for DBTech vBArcade (Lite and Pro)
Use any converter for easy and safe conversion without losing any Game or Score - and even complete uninstall help for your old arcade


For Branding-Free-License and Donations check the "Information"-Section in your AdminCP's Arcade-Section after installing


Click INSTALL to get an email when an update for ibProArcade is released


This Hack provides you a professional Arcade fully integrated in your vBulletin-Forum. Your Members can play Games, hunt for Highscores and do Tournaments.

Some Feature that come along and make this ibProArcade outstanding:
  • Styles
    different Styles (ibProArcade, v3arcade)
    in AdminCP you define the default Style and if users can select their own preferred Style
  • Languages
    this Hack comes along with multiple languages, selectable via AdminCP
    currently included: english, german, french, dutch, portugese
  • Custom Game Sorting
    you can set a default sorting in AdminCP while each User can select his own sorting, e.g. by name, rating, times played ect.
  • Game Ratings
    Members can rate each Game
  • Arcade UserCP
    each user can set his own preferences for the Arcade: game sorting, games/scores per page, notifications, Skin, default category
  • Arcade ModCP
    an Adcade-Moderator can take care of scores, tournaments, comments ect.
  • Tournaments
    you can create Tournaments via AdminCP or Arcade-ModCP with either 2, 4 or 8 participants
    Users can create Tournaments with open slots other players can join in
    Creation of Tournaments is based on Usergroup and User-Permissions
    Each Game can be set to be selectable for Tournaments or not
  • Automatic Game Installation
    in the AdminCP you can easily install new games, just upload the Archives to your server and install with a single click. There even is mass-installing included to install all uploaded games at once.
    No more worrying about putting certain files in certain folders and running an installer.
    This Feature works with ibProArcade-TAR-Archives and v3arcade-ZIP-Archives.
  • Categories
    you can create categories for the games, e.g. genre
    categories can be protected with a password and/or restricted to certain usergroups
  • advanced Game Statistics
    alot of information are provided for each game:
    • best score of all times
    • your personal best result
    • actual highscore-champion
    • game-rating
    • times played
    • time played
  • Active Users in the Arcade
    this shows who currently is in the Arcade and what everybody is doing there. In AdminCP you can select in which areas of the Arcade this will be shown
  • Game Information
    while playing a game some information gets displayed: current highscore and champion, the objective of the game and the controls for this game
  • Group-Permissions
    you can set alot of permissions for each usergroup:
    • Access to the Arcade (can not view, can view but not play, can view and play)
    • total posts requirement
    • posts per day requirement
    • max. plays per day
    • can create Tournaments
    • which categories can be played
  • User-Permissions
    you can set individual permissions per user:
    • can create Tournaments
    • is banned from the Arcade
    • is Arcade Moderator
    • which options this Arcade-Moderator has (scores, comments, tournaments ect.)
  • automatic Score-Pruning
    scores can be pruned after a period of time you can choose in AdminCP
  • Game Options
    each games has individual settings for height, width, background-color, how many decimal points, which result is best (high or low), the game's objective, the keys, a description ect.
  • Arcade-Information in the Forum
    in AdminCP you can select which Information will be in Postbit of each Posting a Member does in the Forum: Highscores and/or won Tournaments. The Style of this Information is available in different types (marquee, Icons only, static)
  • Full Integration in vbBux/vbPlaza
    if you have vbPlaza installed you have alot of options to sell in your Plaza-Shop:
    • Costs per Play
    • static or raising Jackpot to win per Game
    • Tournaments have Costs to participate and the Winner earns the Jackpot of this Tournament
    • Arcade-Pass for free playing (without winning)
For additional information just check out the attached Screenshots

ibProArcade is compatible to ibProArcade-Games (*wow* surprise!), v3arcade-Games and PNflashgames (, use POSTNUKE format).
PNflashgames does even offer Multiplayer-Games.

This Hack was originally done for Invision Power Board (IPB) by Chris Kelly and later adapted to work within vBulletin 3.0.x but had no real integrated AdminCP and even some illegal licensed Files from IPB included, so it was removed from official vBulletin-Sites.

ibProArcade for vBulletin comes along with a complete new AdminCP with even more options and improved functionality, has been bugfixed alot and I implemented some additional feature that where missing. All known security-issues found have been fixed.

ibProArcade is full compatible to PHP4 and PHP5 and works with all vBulletin 3.x.x (yes, 3.0.x + 3.5.x + 3.6.x + 3.7.x + 3.8.x) with all the same Scripts !
ibProArcade v2.7.5+ and later is full compatible to PHP5.6 and PHP7 and works with all vBulletin-versions 3.x/4.x with all the same Scripts !
PHP7.0/7.1 require minimum vBulletin 3.8.11 or 4.2.5 and ibProArcade v2.7.5+

Installation of ibProArcade is very simple and easy:

vBulletin 3.0.x
upload the Files
run the Installer
edit 4 PHP-Files
edit 3 Templates
add 1 new Template

vBulletin 3.5.x & 3.6.x & 3.7.x & 3.8.x & 4.x.x
upload the Files
import the Product-XML-File
edit 3 Templates

If you are upgrading from an existing Arcade, some information:
  • For existing ibProArcade-Installations (v2.6.6+ and older) check the included Upgrade-Information (look in Archive)
  • For existing ibProArcade-Installations (v2.5.1) just do everything like a fresh installation, your Games and Scores should be kept automatically
  • For existing v3arcade-Installations (v1.0.x) for vBulletin 3.5/3.6 there is the converter available.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to everybody who helped in the 3 months of development, testing and bugfixing the initial v2.5.3+ (in alphabetical order):
---MAD---, Acers, Aftermath, beacher, dede1, E=mc, Esposito, Feckie (Roger), Gemma, ggiersdorf, GrendelKhan{TSU, Huijting, jbd, JTyson, kall, kylek, MasterMaik, matrix, media4you, micheal332001, MissKalunji, MrLister, nitro, nullified, Okie, Paul_Hollibone, Scotty2k, Ski-Whiz, slank, Smoker, stangger5, Synper, soniceffect, Sooner95, tcs, Tekram, Willy, Wordplay and everybody else I forgot to mention here

Special thanks to Chris Kelly for his permission to re-release this new, extended ibProArcade to the vBulletin-Community !

Please remember to click INSTALL

If you want to support me, feel free to donate (use the "support developer" button in the upper right) or just check out the Installation-Instructions included in the ZIP-Archive, Thank You!

For Branding-Free License check the AdminCP -> Arcade -> Information after you installed it, all information can be found there.

...and now you should stop reading this and start downloading this awesome addition for your vBulletin to make your Members happy...


v2.6.7a+ (9880 Downloads)
v2.6.8+ (9849 Downloads)
v2.6.9+ (456 Downloads)
v2.7.0+ (10833 Downloads)
v2.7.2+ (4626 Downloads)

** Please do not post any information, request or offer of Games here in this Thread ! And remember that Support is given in the ibProArcade-Support-Forum **

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ibProArcade - professional Arcade System MrZeropage vBulletin 3.0 Full Releases 23 13 Apr 2007 18:52

Old 12 Sep 2007, 20:33
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CMGU CMGU is offline
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Real name: Maurice
for upgrade my ibProArcade need to download everythin? or only the PHP ?
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Old 12 Sep 2007, 22:27
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MrZeropage MrZeropage is offline
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everything - this is the secure way
Get the most installed modification for your vBulletin (more than 8400 installations and 148.000 downloads!):
ibProArcade 2.7.6+ download here | Click here to enter the ibProArcade-Support-Section
Don't miss the new Google Analytics Integration (GDPR/DSGVO) for vB4.x
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 21:56
DoB Rhapsody DoB Rhapsody is offline
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Im getting this error all of a sudden when trying to view the arcade:

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

EDIT: actually, i'm getting that error when trying to view any arcade function, period.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by DoB Rhapsody; 14 Sep 2007 at 22:01.
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Old 15 Sep 2007, 03:20
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wolfyman wolfyman is offline
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not that I don't think it's been answered less than 300 times in the thread...

But where do I get more games?
see sig.
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Old 15 Sep 2007, 09:36
evesve evesve is offline
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Originally Posted by wolfyman View Post
not that I don't think it's been answered less than 300 times in the thread...

But where do I get more games?
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Old 15 Sep 2007, 18:09
MortysTW MortysTW is offline
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Originally Posted by wolfyman View Post
not that I don't think it's been answered less than 300 times in the thread...

But where do I get more games?
Keep in mind that the same ibproarcade games meant for Invision board work also for vBulletin.

Originally Posted by DoB Rhapsody View Post
Im getting this error all of a sudden when trying to view the arcade:

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

EDIT: actually, i'm getting that error when trying to view any arcade function, period.

Help would be greatly appreciated.
So looking at that path, it appears you do NOT have a /forum/ directory? Because your arcade is in the root of your website and not in your forum's root. That being that your forum isn't in the root of your site.
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Old 15 Sep 2007, 19:39
DoB Rhapsody DoB Rhapsody is offline
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*sigh* My forum is in the root directory.

BTW, I just upgraded to the new version and it worked fine for a few hours, then the error came back!
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Old 15 Sep 2007, 19:43
tbone1138 tbone1138 is offline
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can i download games for ibProArcade vxxx and have them work in ibProArcade v2.6.3+? i see the arcade is now up to v3.3 or something. can i use those games with ibProArcade v2.6.3+?
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Old 15 Sep 2007, 22:05
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Totti Totti is offline
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Real name: Malte
Ho, i like ibPro a lot ... but we just tested the tournament mode and it looked heavy bugged!

First problems were that ibPro says a player has played 2/2 (we made 2 tries), when the player just had started his second try. But ibPro thought he'd be finished and showed his opponent in the next round! Well if one of those two had finally advanced to the next round this player was supposed to play against himself in semi final - at least it was shown that way.

Just for a test one of us suspended a player, who was waiting in semifinal ... well, this mixed anything up as you can see on the screen. The suspended players succeeded to the final, although his opponent in semifinal has not played out ... but one player of the other semifinal replaced him, so the other player was present in both semifinals.

Anyway ... the player who advanced into the final against the suspended player hadn't any chance to win ...

dunno if this all was just messed up due this suspending stuff, but if so, there should definitely be a option in ACP to disable suspending players ... !
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Old 16 Sep 2007, 10:21
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xixxon xixxon is offline
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how come when i go to the arcade.php, it didn't go to the arcade page but it show up a download box for me to download the file arcade.php...can anyone help me??
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Old 16 Sep 2007, 19:14
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Is there a way for a member to rate a game, but not have to add it to their favorites in order to do so first?
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 06:13
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somehow, sine that time, every game I install there is this error message. So this may
not be particular game. Am I the only person who has this problem?

Originally Posted by MortysTW View Post
2 things.

1. Use the support forum section for support on the arcade.
2. These are issues with the games themselves. Certain games when compiled by whomever compiled them to work, sometimes didn't make them truely universal. You'll find probably maybe 1 or 2 per 100 games are goofed and unusable.

FYI, a way around those goofed games is sometimes placing all the files in their proper location instead of using the automatic un-taring function and installing them manually. Info on how to do that if you don't know can be found in the support forums. Link is in the "creation post" of this thread.

(This forum section is about the arcade platform. Which is a platform to run games created by others all around the world. The creator of this arcade isn't responsible for or have much knowledge of what games are out there and who is making them and if they work or not. He just maintains the script that makes it possible to play these games. The working games that is.)
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 14:13
MortysTW MortysTW is offline
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Please re-read #1 of what I wrote that YOU even quoted. Please do not reply. Just go to the support forums and start a new thread with full details of what arcade, vbulletin, and anything else you have and versions you are running. Possibly even some server information. You will receive help there if you ask for help.
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 16:20
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Originally Posted by wolfyman View Post
not that I don't think it's been answered less than 300 times in the thread...

But where do I get more games?

Instructions to install -
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 23:41
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I have been told that this mod consumes a lot of bandwidth. Is this true?

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