================================= v3 Arcade for vBulletin
"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, and utilizes AJAX technology throughout. Here's a brief rundown of the features in version of v3 Arcade.
Supports both v3 Arcade and IBPArcade games.
Download *legal* free, premium and multiplayer games directly from v3arcade.com to your Arcade installation.
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.
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!
================================= Change Log
1.0.0 - First public release.
1.0.1 - Bug fixes and feature release.
More visible postbit award presence.
Reverse scoring option added to games.
Data dictionary implementation, makes sure the Arcade database changes are correctly made.
"Posts in the last 24 hours" criteria added to games.
1.0.5 - Bug fixes and feature release.
Added search on/off toggle function in Admin CP.
Opera compatibility fixed.
Welcome message now an Admin CP option.
Use "Miniature Mode" By Default option added to the Admin CP.
New AJAX based favorites system.
Hooks in place for vbBux integration (coming soon from CMX_CMGSCCC)
Per-category on/off settings.
Default user settings for challenges and notifications.
Database error when pruning a user’s scores with table prefix.
Database error when viewing distinct high scores when the table is empty.
Notification bug fixes, users should now be notified based on their Arcade settings.
Timestamp bug fixed for news and events.
1.0.6 - Bug fixes.
Fixed a bug where unregistered users could challenge people in the Arcade.
"Wipe All Scores" tool added.
"arcade_award_bit" template is now cached correctly.
1.0.7 - Features and Bug fixes.
Guests can now play games, but their scores aren't recorded. If a guest plays a game, they're asked to register if they want their score recorded afterwards.
Admins can now wipe all scores through the Admin CP.
Admins now have a tool to enable challenges by default for all users.
Usergroup requirements for games are now in place.
Admins can now choose to flip the columns and have the smaller panel on the left, with the larger content area on the right.
News & Events - now entries contain links to games.
Numerous bug fixes.
Mass category changer for altering game categories en masse.
High score rebuilder in the Admin CP.
1.0.8 - Project Relaunch
Fixed "Security Token" error when a guest changed their Arcade settings in the UserCP.
"Enable Automatic Template Edit" option added to automatically perform the needed template edits.
Eliminated hard-coded phrases ("Standard Mode" & "Miniature Mode") in arcade_main & arcade_main_alt templates. 1.0.9
- New features and bug fixes.
New option to display either the classic Trophy image, or a new Crown image, or a set of new multi-color Crowns, or even the game's actual icon. The new crown images were custom made for v3A! (ACP => v3 Arcade => Settings => Enable Arcade Awards). For the multi-color crowns, the option to "Show All Awards in Postbit" must be turned on.
New option to display either a single trophy/crown/icon or one for each of the games that the user is the champion of, with each image linked to the actual game. (ACP => v3 Arcade => Settings => Show All Awards in Postbit)
New option to show the list of recent Arcade Champions on the arcade main page in the sidebar. (ACP => v3 Arcade => Settings => Display Arcade Champions)
New option to show the list of recent scores on the arcade main page in the sidebar. (ACP => v3 Arcade => Settings => Display Latest Scores)
New option to allow the users to change the resolution of the game they are currently playing. (ACP => v3 Arcade => Settings => Game Size Resolutions) If you enable the option, then while actually playing the game you'll see a new drop-down menu in the sidebar
named Resolution from which the player can select the resolution to display the current game.
New functionality to support IBPArcade "v32" games.
Fixed bug that allowed a response to a challenge to be submitted multiple times.
Fixed bug that resulted in an error message being shown to unregistered users (aka: guests) if you allowed that usergroup to view & play games in the arcade.
Added new hook "arcade_main_category_listing" that is executed immediately before the list of games for the selected category on the main page is displayed.
================================= Branding Free
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:v3 Arcade - Professional vBulletin Gaming
. For information on legally removing the branding, please visit v3 Arcade - Professional vBulletin Gaming
================================= v3 Arcade - Professional vBulletin Gaming
If you're looking for more games, add-ons, support, tutorials, or anything Arcade related - v3 Arcade - Professional vBulletin Gaming
is the place to go.
================================= Many thanks to...
All branding-free customers and donors, for supporting the project! John
, the original genius behind the v3 Arcade platform. Allan
, & Tigga Oblivion Knight
, Snowy, & Andreas a.k.a. KirbyDE
All code & images distributed in this zip is Copyright ©2009 CinVin, with the following exceptions:
class_tar.php - Credits within.
All games & associated images, unless otherwise noted