View Full Version : [DBTech] vBArcade v2 (vB5)

06-08-2013, 08:09 PM
vBArcade is a professional modular flash arcade game system. Easily converts your old favorites, and finds thousands more with the click of a button.

This new modern arcade uses AJAX to enhance the playing experience and encourage users to compete both locally and globally among participating sites. Streamlined import and editing managers put games from mochi, v3arcade, ibproarcade and more into your arcade with ease. Fine-tuned access and scoring tools allow you to keep competition fresh and exciting, as well as social network tools to bring new users in to your site!


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Major Features:

Modular Game Handling: Currently supports games from pnflash, ibproarcade, v3arcade, mochi, (plus armor, kongregate, flashgamedistribution, spilgames in pro) and more can be added with a single file.

Access and Score Tools: Set exactly when users can play certain games, and for how often. Archive extra or old scores to allow room for new champions.

Social and Global: Not only can games be sent to all the major social networks, but participating sites can rank their scores together and display champions everywhere.

Beautiful Modern Design: Streamlined and professional, using AJAX to enhance and simplify the playing experience, like searching, replays, full screen and cinema mode, and category tabs.

Fast Paced Competition: Ultimate tournament system that rewards fast players while mitigating no-shows, allowing all your matches to finish strong, and everyone has fun.


Friendly Challenges

Automatic 1 round tournament of 2 players, with preset config
Initiated from simple username prompt, while playing a game
Can disable certain games from eligibility
Auto-pruned if either player declines invitation

"Most Trophies" Module

Lists top 3 players and how many trophies they hold
Displays avatar and link to member profile
Displays username if avatars are turned off
"Show Avatars" module configuration
Respects user's choice to hide avatars if applicable

"Longest Players" Module

Lists top 3 players and how long they've played
Displays avatar and link to member profile
Displays username if avatars are turned off
"Show Avatars" module configuration
"Maximum Players to Show" module configuration
Respects user's choice to hide avatars if applicable

"You Might Like" Module

Displays a semi-random game similar to existing one
Fetches random game from the same category if one exists
"Show Game Icon" module configuration

Global Scoring Integration

Synchronises scoring with the Global Scoring system
Displays Global Champion if enabled


Add / Edit comments for your scores on games

Score Alerts

Receive Email and/or PM notifications when your score is beaten
Respects vBulletin's notification settings
Contains link to the game for quick play

Score Tracking

latest and champion scores
most winners and longest players
average scores, plays and playtime
yourself and locally
local rankings

General / Other

Modern streamlined appearance with AJAX for replay and searching
Tweet, Like, Pin, or +1 a game
Easy game resizing
Ajax ratings
Set descriptions, instructions, controls, keywords - even authors and copyrights
Assign games to multiple categories - with icons descriptions
Manually or one-button mass install games from any source
existing arcade installation (plus scores and settings): ibProArcade, v3 Arcade
package upload or ftp directory: pnFlash, ibProArcade v3 Arcade, Mochi
featured games feed: Mochi
Obtain local scores from supported APIs: ibProArcade, v3 Arcade, pnFlash, Mochi
Use time played as backup score when unsupported
Retrieve scores from global network of participating sites
See global champions with links
Automatically archive old or duplicate scores

Additional Features (Pro)


Any local scoring game, with unique titles and descriptions
Shown as a detailed horizontal tree, while playing the game
Auto-prune tournaments that don't reach minimum players
Convert related settings from other arcades
Invite/Reminder Email/PM alerts, with notifications
Invite specific users and/or allow specific usergroups to join
Optionally auto-confirm all invited players to begin immediately
Create recurring tournaments and optionally rematch players
Optional privacy hides tournaments from nonparticipants
Track all matches, with results and standings, from admincp
Easily search, sort, begin, clone, mass delete from admincp
Optionally disallow practicing a game a player is competing in

Tournament Matches

Each tournament sets number of play attempts per match
Active match highlighted, with clear status messages
Playing all attempts optional, can be manually forfeit/completed
Enforced time limit per match, or automatically forfeit/completed
Notifications throughout, or optional reminder Email/PM alert
Remaining attempts shown with live countdown for time limit
Select between best, latest, or average attempt as match score
Optionally hide scores until match is completed
Match ties broken by first player who reached that score
Replays automatically switch to the relevant match with AJAX
Random player chosen to advance in a double forfeit
Fast players can advance to future rounds and pair up early
Optionally count tournament scores towards regular leaderboards


vBArcade exclusive round-robin format
Every player matches every other player once
Player with the best win record at the end declared champion
Supports any number of players, including odd
Begins at end of tournament countdown, if minimum is met
Players paired sequentially, then randomly with unplayed players
Players can move to new opponent even if match not decided


Familiar multi-round format
Players pair up, winner of each match advances
Winner of the final round declared champion
Currently available up to 6 rounds (64 players)
Begins immediately on finally required player joining
Players who win their match can play next match prior to pairing

Score Alerts

Automatically create a new thread or post on highscore
Uses vBulletin APIs to insert the content
Works with vBulletin features like commenting

Category Passwords

Set passwords to your categories
AJAX input password before game list loads
No reloads necessary

General / Other

Submit your scores to the global network for global display
Play games from Spil Games, FlashGameDistribution, Armor and Kongregate
Get local scoring support from GamerSafe games
Show off the legacy champion even if you archived all scores
Cinema mode darkens the screen while you play
Mark games on your personal favorites list
Retrieve and display global stats to compare
Get all of your scores ranked globally, with function to sync local scores

Features Still Missing (Lite)

General / Other

post your score to your Facebook wall
FB integration with vB5 isn't 100% complete yet, this will be re-examined when that time comes.
Show off your trophy collection in your postbit
The vB5 postbit isn't designed to be as cluttered as the vB4 postbit can be, so this will be on the shelf for the time being.

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