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v3 Arcade - Games Arcade & Challenge System [vB 3.0.3]
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vB Version: 3.0.3 Rating: (65 votes - 4.92 average) Installs: 1745
Released: 18 Jan 2004 Last Update: 26 Aug 2004 Downloads: 2443
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v3 Arcade [3.0.3]
Games Arcade for vB3
Game copyrights belong to their respective owners.
v3 Arcade - Copyright 2004 John Warwick, All Rights Reserved.
Arcade Verson: 1.0
vB Version: vBulletin 3.0.3
Author: John Warwick
Email: John[at]

1.0.0 - Initial release

1.0.1 - Bug fix update
This release addressed a couple of small bugs. Information on fixing
these issues can be found in the FAQ. (Included in this zip.)

1.0.2 - Bug fixes and new features
This release makes all games on the Arcade main page appear in the
order which they were installed, regardless of whether or not it has
been played. (With the newest games at the top.)
It includes a
page navigation system, allowing users to browse games by page. By default, 10 games appear per page.
There is also a new search feature, for finding games by name/description. (Accessible through the "Search" menu in the navigation bar.)
This release should be less CPU intensive than previous versions.

1.0.3 - Bug fixes
Security fixes

History & Hack Information
- So, what is the v3 Arcade?
The v3 Arcade is exactly what the name implies - an online games arcade that offers seamless integration with your vBulletin forum.

The v3 Arcade is the first of the new generation of vBulletin additions. Back from its roots, the v3 Arcade is the vBulletin 3 edition of my original Arcade written in late 2002 (not to be confused with futureal's 'ProArcade', which was written during the Arcade's beta phase).

v3 Arcade Features Include:
Integrated Flash gaming for vBulletin 3
Advanced leader board system
FULL Mozilla/Netscape Compatibility
Moderation abilities for Mods/Super Mods/Admins
PM & Email notification for events
Advanced statistics for all users
A higher level of security
"Arcade Challenges", 1-on-1 contests between users
Arcade awards system
Automated and manual score pruning tools

This installation comes loaded with the following games:
Chopper Challenge
Space Invaders

If you have the source (.FLA) for a game that you want to use in the v3 Arcade, you can send the required files to for conversion. (Providing permission has been given by the original author.) Within a reasonable delay, I'll post the converted game and installation script on

Tested on vBulletin 3.0.3, across multiple unhacked installations.

Thanks to...
Kura: For helping out with vB3 difficulties!
Erwin: Whose vB2 Flash Player inspired the original hacks
Paul Neave: For providing the source for 4 of the standard v3 Arcade games

If you do install this hack, please click on the INSTALL button. There are going to be some updates for this which you're really not going to want to miss!
Each Arcade page has an Eovie Interactive and Flash Player link at the bottom. This is optional, but greatly appreciated.
You may have noticed that this release of the v3 Arcade is not fully phrased. To phrase the arcade would require well over a hundred phrases to be added, making for a lengthy installation process! Futures version of the v3 Arcade will be phrased, with a more automated installation.

Regarding the "ProArcade"
There has been a lot of debate on recently about the ownership of hack "concepts". My original Arcade hack (on which the v3 Arcade is based), was a progression of the my vBTetris Leaderboard hack - both of which came about before the ProArcade. I've spoken to Erwin regarding this, and he can confirm that this has always been an independent development; hence the v3 Arcade was authorised for release.

If you're installing the Arcade from scratch, there are no fixes or updates to be applied. Simply follow the instructions in Installation.txt.
If you've already installed the Arcade, make the changes in Updates.txt.

[Click HERE to view a list of released games and modifications!]

Demos/Add-Ons/Beta Testing

Download the v3 Arcade (1.0.3) here:

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Add-On Releases v3 Arcade - Games Arcade System for 3.6.0 John vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 3111 04 Aug 2013 22:12

Old 02 Jul 2008, 01:36
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
3.7 support?
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Old 03 Jul 2008, 12:41
Jase2 Jase2 is offline
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No, but this has been updated since that works great on 3.7:
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Old 26 Jul 2008, 19:54
RobbieZ RobbieZ is offline
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Can i ask how much memory the arcade takes up on a server..?

It looks difficult to install, well for me anyway.. i presume it sits next to your vbuletin forum.
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Old 02 Sep 2008, 08:54
raviteja542 raviteja542 is offline
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make the installation a bit easy and

does this work on a vBulletin 3.7.2 board?
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 05:11
dr1 dr1 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2001
I guess this is dead in the water?
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Old 01 Oct 2008, 12:45
MrMichigan MrMichigan is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Real name: Tony
Hang in there

Hi guys,

I just found this thread today and I would LOVE to see an updated versions that would work on VB 3.7.3.

Lets give John ( some time to update this awesome program to work on the new 3.7 versions of VB. If you go to this website, you will read his post about him working on it now.

I would not say it is dead out of the water. If it was, I would think he would tell us on his website. But I will ask this below.

John /, do you have an idea when you might have this awesome program to work with 3.7 versions of VB? If so, could you reply to let us know and post it on your website?

If you are having some problems, maybe this forum will have some people on here that can help answer your question to solve your problem. Just do not ask me, I will not have a clue at all.

Hope to hear some news on this soon.

P.S I am putting together a new theme for my VB forum and this program would work great with my new theme. I would even be willing to pay you something for it.
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Old 30 Dec 2008, 01:30
JamRob79 JamRob79 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
if you wait you may be waiting a while because the site @ says this:

We'll be back with a new Arcade release for vBulletin 3.7. In the meantime, head over to for downloads of past v3 Arcade releases.

it's been up since 3.7 came out and VB now has 3.8 beta so I'm not sure whats taking him so long anywas if you want a nice arcade then use ibProArcade this is what I have.
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Old 26 Jan 2009, 14:43
doubleclick doubleclick is offline
Join Date: Jul 2004
I just checked today, and the site no longer exists. It displays the generic page provided by the registrar.

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Old 01 Mar 2009, 01:39
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KW802 KW802 is offline
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Real name: Kevin
Originally Posted by doubleclick View Post
I just checked today, and the site no longer exists. It displays the generic page provided by the registrar.

The site is alive & well and an updated version has been released.
Sci-Fi Forum / The Walking Dead & Horror Forum / CinVin

(Sorry, but I am no longer developing for vB; please do not PM. So long, and thanks for all the fish.)
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Old 01 Mar 2009, 04:30
fly fly is offline
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Originally Posted by KW802 View Post
The site is alive & well and an updated version has been released.
Holy crap. I hope you're better at support than John! Thanks man!
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