DragonByte Raffles

Host raffles for your members to let them win forum points.

DragonByte Raffles is a powerful solution for hosting prize draws on your forum. With features like multi-currency support for easy integration into points mods like vBCredits II Deluxe, you can offer new ways of earning different points for your forum.

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DragonByte Raffles is a powerful solution for hosting prize draws on your forum. With features like multi-currency support for easy integration into points mods like vBCredits II Deluxe, you can offer new ways of earning different points for your forum.

You are able to ask for entry fees and give payouts in different currencies, which can be used to award credits you otherwise don't allow people to attain, that you allow them to exchange for big prizes! You can also choose not to offer any payout, so you can host "just for fun" raffles!

Scheduled tasks automatically draw your chosen raffles at the chosen time, and winners are automatically notified. You can also post an announcement thread in a forum of your choice, to really highlight the winners.
Major Features

Automatically Drawn Raffles: Scheduled tasks automatically draw your raffles when their Draw Date is up.

Multiple Currency Support: You are able to integrate with other points mods like vBCredits by adding their currencies to this mod. You can also charge users the entry cost to the raffle in one currency, and give them prizes in other currencies.

Performance Oriented: Using modern coding techniques, the modification uses less resources than previous DBTech mods by only loading its data when it's explicitly needed.


Major Features (Pro)

Recurring Raffles: Never again create manual raffles or be forced to copy your existing ones, as you can configure raffles to recur once they draw, completely automatically.

Per-Category Usergroup Permissions: Want to reserve a raffle category for only a select few members? Bigger prizes, lower entry cost, you name it. You can fine-tune the usergroup permissions on a per-category basis, even allow usergroups who are globally denied from the Raffle system access to only the categories you choose.


Complete Feature List (Lite)

vBulletin Options
  • Display Version Number
  • (Optional) Affiliate ID
  • Enable/Disable Modification
  • Reason For Turning Modification Off
  • Enable Navbar Tab
  • Forum Integration
  • PM Sender
  • Thread Starter
  • (Pro) Enable "Currently Active Users" On Home Page
  • Preview Length


Usergroup Permissions
  • Is Banned Group


Manage Currencies
  • Add/Edit/Delete Currencies
  • Choose Points Table
  • Choose Points Column
  • Integrate with other points mods


Manage Categories
  • Add/Edit/Delete Categories
  • Differentiate multiple raffle types
  • Usable for sorting


Manage Raffles
  • Add/Edit/Delete Raffles
  • Copy raffle to new raffle
  • Choose Start/Draw Date
  • Optional "closing period" before draw date where entries are not accepted
  • Choose entry cost & currency from list of created currencies
  • Maximum entries (total & per user)
  • Minimum posts to enter
  • Maximum wins (total & per user)
  • PM / Forum Announcement
  • Choose prizes


Cancel Raffle
  • Raffles can be cancelled via the AdminCP
  • Refunds all the users who entered their entry fees


Scheduled Task: Draw Raffles
  • Automatically draws raffles at their draw date
  • Runs every 15 minutes


Prize Types
  • Payout (awards points)
  • No Payout ("kudos" only)


Front-End Category Browser
  • List categories
  • Display the latest raffle in each category
  • Display total raffles & total entries in each category
  • Looks & feels like vB's forum browser


Front-End Raffle Browser
  • List name / description / entries for each raffle
  • Paginated list


Front-End Raffle Viewer
  • Display basic raffle info; category, start date, draw date, total entries
  • Display description
  • Rules tab beneath description
  • Link to enter raffle if the user can do so
  • Display user's own raffle entry count


Global Usergroup Permissions
  • "Can Enter Raffles" UG permission
  • Controls who can enter raffles, even if they can view them
  • Settable via the Usergroup Manager page


Complete Feature List (Pro)

Per-Category Usergroup Permissions
  • "Can Access Raffles" usergroup permission
  • "Can Enter Raffles" usergroup permission
  • Yes/No/Default toggles
  • Can completely override the global UG perms on a per-category basis


Recurring Raffles
  • Recurring options
    • No Recurrence
    • Daily
    • Specified Days
    • Monthly
    • Yearly
  • New raffles are automatically created when the current raffle is drawn
This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of all pages generated by this mod, which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification
  • v1.2.4 - 27th October 2015, 00:21
    New Features:

    Forum Sidebar Block
    • Display ongoing / upcoming raffles in the forum sidebar
    • Limit raffle title
    • Limit amount of raffles to display
  • v1.2.3 - 7th September 2015, 23:58
    New Features:

    "No Payout" Prize Type: Prize Preview
    • Ability to link to an external resource previewing the prize in question
    • Templates can be edited to display an inline image if only images are used
    • Link displayed on the prize list


    Bug Fixes:
    • Missing phrase in the front-end when the raffle is drawn
    • Announcement PMs would not be sent as intended
    • Announcement Threads would not be posted as intended
  • v1.2.2 - 20th April 2015, 23:51
    New Features:

    Raffle Draw
    • Draw raffle automatically when visiting the info page
    • Quicker than waiting for the Scheduled Task
    • Doesn't require any user input
  • 1.2.1 Patch Level 1 - 30th March 2015, 22:36
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where recurring raffles also carried over the "Number of Entries" counter
  • v1.2.1 - 16th March 2015, 23:45
    New Features:

    Prize Type: No Payout
    • You can now enter a custom prize text when using this prize type
    • Leaving the field blank uses the existing "No Payout" phrase


    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where the Winner PM would not get sent as intended
    • The Profit Share prize type will now correctly calculate the payout when displaying and drawing a raffle
  • 1.2.0 Patch Level 3 - 9th March 2015, 23:38
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where the category/usergroup permissions would not correctly apply when users attempted to enter raffles
  • 1.2.0 Patch Level 2 - 2nd March 2015, 23:12
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue in which the "Time Between Entries" would not work as intended.
  • 1.2.0 Patch Level 1 - 24th February 2015, 00:28
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue in which the Copy option would not work as intended in the AdminCP
  • v1.2.0 - 16th February 2015, 22:29
    New Features:

    Prize Type: Profit Share
    • Configurable "base amount", ticket entry amounts above this count as "profit"
    • Ability to customise a % of the profit per-prize
    • Available to all new & existing raffles


    Changes To Existing Features:

    Number Formatting
    • Number formatting has been added to various displays of, well, numbers.
  • 1.1.0 Patch Level 2 - 10th February 2015, 00:06
    Bug Fixes:
    • "Max User Wins" will now work as intended when raffles are drawn
    • An issue affecting automatic draws where it was possible for no winner to be drawn even though there were enough entries has been resolved
  • 1.1.0 Patch Level 1 - 3rd February 2015, 00:51
    Bug Fixes:
    • Issues preventing multiple raffles from having identical titles have been resolved
    • (Pro) Recurring Raffles should now automatically create new raffles as intended
  • v1.1.0 - 27th January 2015, 00:29
    New Features:

    DragonByte SEO Integration
    • Raffle Main Page
    • Category Browser
    • View Raffle
    • Sitemap Integration


    (Pro) Front-End Raffle Management
    • Add/Edit/Delete Raffles
    • Copy raffle to new raffle
    • Choose Start/Draw Date
    • Optional "closing period" before draw date where entries are not accepted
    • Choose entry cost & currency from list of created currencies
    • Maximum entries (total & per user)
    • Minimum posts to enter
    • Maximum wins (total & per user)
    • PM / Forum Announcement
    • Choose prizes
  • 1.0.0 Gold - 19th January 2015, 20:57
    New Features:

    (Pro) Recurring Raffles
    • Recurring options
      • No Recurrence
      • Daily
      • Specified Days
      • Monthly
      • Yearly
    • New raffles are automatically created when the current raffle is drawn


    Bug Fixes:
    • Incorrectly configured raffles would be stuck attempting to be drawn every single time the scheduled task ran
  • 1.0.0 Beta 4 - 12th January 2015, 22:08
    New Features:

    Global Usergroup Permissions
    • "Can Enter Raffles" UG permission
    • Controls who can enter raffles, even if they can view them
    • Settable via the Usergroup Manager page


    (Pro) Per-Category Usergroup Permissions
    • "Can Access Raffles" usergroup permission
    • "Can Enter Raffles" usergroup permission
    • Yes/No/Default toggles
    • Can completely override the global UG perms on a per-category basis


    Bug Fixes:
    • Users would not be able to enter raffles correctly due to an issue with the start/draw date checks
    • Deleting raffles would provide a nonsensical error message
    • Inactive raffles will no longer show on the main page
  • 1.0.0 Beta 3 - 5th January 2015, 22:18
    New Features:

    Cancel Raffle
    • Raffles can be cancelled via the AdminCP
    • Refunds all the users who entered their entry fees


    Changes To Existing Features:

    AdminCP: Manage Raffles
    • Raffle list now displays management options in a drop-down


    Bug Fixes:
    • Missing phrase "Winner" in the prize display has been added
  • 1.0.0 Beta 2 - 29th December 2014, 21:21
    Bug Fixes:
    • Adding a new raffle could display a database error in some circumstances
    • A raffle with no entries would generate a database error during the draw
  • 1.0.0 Beta 1 - 22nd December 2014, 20:12
    Initial release

At a glance

Supports: vBulletin 3.8.x vBulletin 4.x.x

Version: v1.2.4
Release date: 26th October 2015

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