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ibProArcade reduce scores to keep arcade competitive.
Mod Version: 1.0, by stangger5 (Coder) stangger5 is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.7 Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 71
Released: 13 Nov 2006 Last Update: Never Downloads: 440
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ibProArcade reduce scores to keep arcade competitive..Version 1.0

Reduce the scores. All the ranks are kept in tact but the high scores are achievable again.

I made this add-on from bairy`s v3arcade version..
Thanks goes to him for the main code !!!!!

It's all done by a single cron job.

Upload ibproarcade_reduce_scores.php to /includes/cron
Set a new scheduled task. This one runs on the first of each month:

Varname: Reduce_ibProArcade_Scores

Title: Reduce ibProArcade Scores

Day of week: *
Day of month: 1
Hour: 0
Minute: 4

Active: Yes
Log: up to you
Filename: ./includes/cron/ibproarcade_reduce_scores.php

Product: ibProAcade for vBulletin
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Last : Go to Admincp >> Arcade >> Score Tools and Update Highscores...

By default the scores are reduced by 15%.
If you want to change this percentage, change the 15 to whatever you like on line 9..
$scorechange = 15;

Important note: This script will reduce the scores by 15% each time you run it manually or on cron.

Enjoy !!
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Old 13 Nov 2006, 04:06
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Very Interesting...
I think it ruins the point of getting high scores but -.-
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Old 13 Nov 2006, 08:46
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This gives you anther option instead of Auto Pruning..

I`ve seen a few requests for it..
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 23:21
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Re: ibProArcade reduce scores to keep arcade competitive.

Shazz, the reason I created the v3arcade version was because the way I saw it there were 4 options:

1. Never reset high scores. That means people get scores that can't be beaten and others just give up trying.
2. You prune high scores every so often. This means people who worked hard to get them just lose them without any record.
3. Prune just the top x scorers. Means other people have a chance of getting on top, but not fair on those who worked for the highest spots to just have them removed without record.
4. Compromise: Keep the scores but reduce them, thus keeping them there and the rankings (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc) stay in tact.

The fourth option that mine and stangger's hacks execute means:
a) they can be more easily beaten by others, and
b) people have to keep going back to "top up" their own reduced high scores.
Both of which increase arcade activity.
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Old 15 Nov 2006, 01:34
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Re: ibProArcade reduce scores to keep arcade competitive.

Originally Posted by bairy View Post
Shazz, the reason I created the v3arcade version was because the way I saw it there were 4 options:

1. Never reset high scores. That means people get scores that can't be beaten and others just give up trying.
2. You prune high scores every so often. This means people who worked hard to get them just lose them without any record.
3. Prune just the top x scorers. Means other people have a chance of getting on top, but not fair on those who worked for the highest spots to just have them removed without record.
4. Compromise: Keep the scores but reduce them, thus keeping them there and the rankings (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc) stay in tact.

The fourth option that mine and stangger's hacks execute means:
a) they can be more easily beaten by others, and
b) people have to keep going back to "top up" their own reduced high scores.
Both of which increase arcade activity.
Oh my!!! Here it is!!!

Thanks man!! This is such a fine compromise as you say!!!


And Mucho Gracias to Stangger5 for putting it together!!!

*runs off to install*
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Old 15 Nov 2006, 02:44
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Re: ibProArcade reduce scores to keep arcade competitive.

nice one

Last edited by ranj; 15 Nov 2006 at 02:49.
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Old 02 Dec 2006, 00:27
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Thanks for this. I use to use the v3 one when I had their arcade.

This hack has the same problem though. It doesn't take into account whether the game is a high or low score game. eg golf games, where the lowest score wins.

Any chance of this being added?

TIA Alan
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Old 02 Dec 2006, 00:39
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cheers nice work
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Old 07 Dec 2006, 14:21
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does this also lower the all time score, or just the current top scores?
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Old 11 Dec 2006, 06:34
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Originally Posted by wes_517 View Post
does this also lower the all time score, or just the current top scores?

It doesn't effect the all time score.

Which I'd like it too... even better a seperate variable so it can lower that one at a slightly lower rate.

What do you think Stangger5?
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Old 11 Dec 2006, 13:18
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Originally Posted by G_Man View Post
It doesn't effect the all time score.

Which I'd like it too... even better a seperate variable so it can lower that one at a slightly lower rate.

What do you think Stangger5?
I just got done with,,reduce best scores..

Testing it now..
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Old 11 Dec 2006, 20:46
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Are you combining it with this, or are you releasing a seperate add-on/Mod ??
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Old 31 Jan 2007, 12:37
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It will be seperate..

I see you found it tho....
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Old 04 Feb 2007, 07:10
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Hi Guys and Gals,

I have my ib-pro arcade set up to send PM's and emails when a high score is beaten. If I reduce the highscores, will people get these emails? Because one of my members has like 40 high scores.

Thanks

Reg
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Old 04 Feb 2007, 08:22
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This reduces everyones scores...Nobodys score gets bet by doing this...

The only way it will send a email is if someone beats anthers high score after doing this..
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