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v3 Arcade - Professional vBulletin Gaming (vB4)
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vB Version: 4.0.8 Rating: (61 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 548
Released: 05 Nov 2010 Last Update: 11 Jun 2011 Downloads: 3075
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v3 Arcade is now a member of the vBadvanced family!

http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47571

The support forums & data from v3Arcade.com have been merged into the vBadvanced.com site.



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v3 Arcade for vBulletin 4.x.x
For vBulletin 3.x.x, please see here.
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Please note... until v3Arcade.com is upgraded to vBulletin 4, some demo sites can be found here. Also, because of styling changes introduced in vB 4.0.8 to allow customized user profile pages, this version requires 4.0.8+ to be installed.

"v3 Arcade" is the premiere arcade system written specifically for vBulletin. It's coded from scratch - not a port of an older version - and because it was coded specifically for vBulletin it uses the product system for code modifications & utilizes AJAX technology throughout. Here's a brief rundown of the features in this version of v3 Arcade.

Supports MochiAds, v3 Arcade and IBPArcade games!
  • Download THOUSANDS of *legal* free and premium games directly from Mochi Media to your v3 Arcade installation. Earn money from people playing games on your site! With just a few mouse clicks you download games directly from within your ACP or from the Mochi Media web site. You have to check it out it to see just how easy it is.
  • Tournaments! Challenge your friends to see who the champ is!
  • Integrated arcade statistics on your user's profile pages!
  • AJAX based instant ratings, for simple to use game ratings.
  • AJAX based inline score moderation.
  • AJAX based instant game searching.
  • Tabbed, customizable categories.
  • Challenge system for one-on-one contests.
  • User-permission based settings for email/PM notification, challenge settings.
  • Streamlined viewing modes for users with lower resolutions.
  • AJAX based quick stats, for viewing statistics by passing the cursor over a username.Mass import tools for importing games in bulk.
  • Reverse and decimal based scoring.
  • Arcade-only closure with customizable message.
  • Per game criteria, allows you to control access to games by reputation, posts, registration length.
  • Postbit based awards.
  • Personalized recommendations for other games users might like, based on what they’re playing.
  • Quick stats, letting a user know how many other scores are above and below theirs.
  • Score ranking.
  • Admin customizable “score feedback”, displays a message based on how well as user has done.
  • Numerous Admin CP settings to control things like popup opacity, maximum comment length, hover delay length, and numerous other behaviors.
  • Full admin control over the types of content allowed in comments (BB code, HTML, smilies, etc.)
  • Usergroup based access permissions.
  • Fully phrased, for each translation into other languages.
  • An ever growing collection of third party add-ons
  • A slick, professional layout.
  • Edit-free template updates!
  • User ability to specify viewing resolution while playing games.
v3 Arcade for vBulletin 4 also has some feature differences versus v3 Arcade for vBulletin 3. Currently that list includes....
  • The separate Arcade navbar has been replaced with the options being moved up to the standard vB navbar. Be sure to turn on the navbar link! (ACP => v3 Arcade => v3 Arcade Settings => v3 Arcade General Settings => Navbar Link Position)
  • When viewing a game categories other than the 'All' category, the category name will now be included in the navbar breadcrumbs.
  • Added a new template "v3arcade_postbit_userid_trophy_wrapper" to allow adding some HTML around the arcade award images in the postbit.
  • The category tabs shown on the main page will use the vB styling instead of their own defined styles. As we go forward the vB4 version of v3A will lose more & more of it's custom styling and instead use more of the new vB4 styling features elements.
  • New option to display a "New" game category tab that will display all games in newest to oldest order. In addition to the new tab a "New Games" link will also be shown in the vB "What's New" navbar link. (ACP => v3 Arcade => v3 Arcade Settings => v3 Arcade Homepage Settings => Display "New" Category Tab)
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Branding Free
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All v3 Arcade installations carry and require a small "v3 Arcade" logo in the footer, as well as the text "Powered by v3 Arcade" which links to http:www.v3arcade.com. For information on legally removing the branding, please visit www.v3arcade.com.


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www.v3arcade.com
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If you're looking for more games, add-ons, support, tutorials, or anything Arcade related - www.v3arcade.com is the place to go.


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Copyright
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All code & images distributed in this zip is Copyright ©2010 CinVin, with the following exceptions:
  • class_tar.php - Credits within.
  • All games & associated images, unless otherwise noted.
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Many thanks to...
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  • All branding-free customers and donors, for supporting the project!
  • John, the original founder behind the v3 Arcade platform.
  • Tigga, the v3 Arcade lead developer (as well as all of the vBadvanced products! )
  • Everybody who has provided feedback & suggestions to help us make v3 Arcade to be the best arcade platform.
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 19:19
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 19:42
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How do I go from ibProArcade for vBulletin, to V3 arcade for vBulletin? will there be an issue with the .tar files? will the new system adapt?

I am relatively new to this, but know enough to maintain a healthy board. I just don't want to mess my arcade up as it is now---it works!
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 20:27
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Originally Posted by numberguy View Post
How do I go from ibProArcade for vBulletin, to V3 arcade for vBulletin? will there be an issue with the .tar files? will the new system adapt?

I am relatively new to this, but know enough to maintain a healthy board. I just don't want to mess my arcade up as it is now---it works!
NumberGuy,

Before you doing anything, make a backup copy of your vB database! That is always the first to be done before any type of update to your site.

After that follow the steps here carefully. The most important things to remember are (a) backups, backups, backups, and (b) not to uninstall your existing arcade until you are comfortable with how your new v3A installation is working.

For the .tar files question, do you mean installing new games or existing games? If you mean existing games then those .tar files unpacked during installation and the original .tar files remove. That's the way it works with both your existing arcade and v3A. Check the /games folder on your server and you can find the actual games files. As long as you do not uninstall or delete anything from your server then everything should be imported fine and, if need be, reverted back to your existing arcade.
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 21:12
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Thank-you, KW802!

Should I switch from ibProArcade - professional Arcade System for vBulletin, or go to v3 and why? If you don't mind me asking.

sorry, english is my second language.
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 22:50
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Thank-you, KW802!

Should I switch from ibProArcade - professional Arcade System for vBulletin, or go to v3 and why? If you don't mind me asking.

sorry, english is my second language.
That is not the easiest answer because everybody will have a different opinion on it. My opinion will be a bit biased because v3 Arcade is my project. But, with that said, a few things to consider would be...

- v3 Arcade has been designed from scratch to work with vBulletin; the other arcade was not.

- v3 Arcade has a dedicated support site; the other arcade does not.

- v3 Arcade has support for Mochi Media games, which can help bring in some revenue to your site and provides you with access to thousands of free games; the other arcade does not.

- v3 Arcade has a dedicated lead developer; the other arcade, at least at the present time, does not appear to.

- v3 Arcade is constantly adding new features and looking for ways to make integration with vBulletin easier (and hence why there are two separate versions for vB3 & vB4); the other arcade seems to rely mostly upon hacks & fixes submitted by users.


Again, though, that is just my own personal opinion. Some people love the other arcade and find no problems with it on their site.
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 23:00
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v3 Arcade = Supported - own community - easy to install games - easy to install - no template changes


ibProArcade = Not supported - Issues with VB4 - poor support , heaps of template / tweaks changes to get it to work with VB4 saying that there is 1 guy that has been working out the fixes for VB4.

present day v3 Arcade is 100% yes to go with

Just my thoughts
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 23:01
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Awesome work!
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 23:18
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I get the security tokin is missing with an arcade score save - is there any code for the index.php?
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 23:32
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Originally Posted by cory_booth View Post
I get the security tokin is missing with an arcade score save - is there any code for the index.php?
Cory, thanks for reminding about that.

Because there is no corresponding plugin available for us to use to capture IPB scores in the CMS page, like there is in the forum home page, there is a file edit needed.

FAQ: IPB Scores Not Saving With vB4 Suite CMS


For vBadvanced CMPS users who have vBa CMPS as their home page and they have vBa CMPS in the same folder as vBulletin, you will also need to do an edit for saving IPB scores for the same reason as the CMS users (because the plugin available to use in the forum home page is not available to us in the vBa CMPS page).

FAQ: IPB Scores Not Saving With vBadvanced CMPS


Don't worry, we tried making it as simple as possible so it is just a one-line change.
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 23:40
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Thanks! Yep, that did it and I must say - seems MUCH faster than the other.
Scores are saving where they didn't before - that's cool!

I was looking forward to this release as it will get my games in the right format for a "different" forum I have... :-)
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 23:46
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OK...
So let me get the smack now if I missed the post on v3arcade...

But...
Are there any ready available php scripts for building a CMPS or PHP Widget for scores?
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 23:50
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One issue...
I noticed I had to enable Tournaments to get permission to play a game.
I set all Arcade permissions to "yes" for admin - got No permission
I then saw the tournament and set all to "yes" and was allowed.

Strange I needed to enable tournaments for the aracde?
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Old 06 Nov 2010, 00:41
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Originally Posted by cory_booth View Post
OK...
So let me get the smack now if I missed the post on v3arcade...

But...
Are there any ready available php scripts for building a CMPS or PHP Widget for scores?
There is the "Stats" module available for vBa CMPS on vB4. That is the big module (like what is shown on the front page of v3A.com) converted for vB4. That seems to the one most people wanted converted over. If you see any other 'arcade' related modules that you'd like to see converted over just point me in the direction.

Originally Posted by cory_booth View Post
One issue...
I noticed I had to enable Tournaments to get permission to play a game.
I set all Arcade permissions to "yes" for admin - got No permission
I then saw the tournament and set all to "yes" and was allowed.

Strange I needed to enable tournaments for the aracde?
I will try to recreate that one. There should be no relation between the tournament permissions and being able to play a game but there is always the chance that I was coding after midnight again. (Programmers are like mogwai; there are certain things they shouldn't do after midnight.).
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Hi Just wondering if its possible to run v3arcade as well as ipbproarcade ? If so what steps would be needed to ensure no conflicts etc ?
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