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XBox Live Leaderboard

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Aayush, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    This is shaping up nicely. It'll be nice to replace the old outdated resource that I'm currently using.

    On a related note, I was thinking it would be nice to have a gamertag list. Currently my forum uses a stickied thread to keep updated lists of Xbox and PSN gamertags but since people can add this information directly to their profile it seems like an addon could make a more efficient and attractive solution.

    vBulletin had this old addon. I was thinking that something similar, maybe as an additional tab in the members page would be nice. Anyone else interested in this idea?


    This is the new thread to discuss the progress of this resource.
  2. Dubbed Navigator

    Dubbed Navigator Active Member

  3. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    Guys that should work for you I guess!
  4. Dubbed Navigator

    Dubbed Navigator Active Member

    Does the job on my site :)
  5. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    I just started coding this. Lucky that you posted this link before I went too far :p
  6. Creaky

    Creaky Active Member

  7. Dubbed Navigator

    Dubbed Navigator Active Member

    My first copy was only about 4 months ago, and it has been updated since then as I did it this morning.

    May not do Xbox One, Ive not got anyone on the forum who has one at this point to try it.
  8. Creaky

    Creaky Active Member

    How do you get the updates? The site developers site doesn't work and nothing posted here.
  9. kaieivindm

    kaieivindm Active Member

    Well, why not actually do code a new version of this and with PSN and XBLIVE leaderboards? IF PSN has something like this at all. Would be a great addon, and 2 years for the old one is a bit... long ago.
  10. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    Both XBox and PSN don't have any API, it's all a bit hacking and a lot of trickery going in the back :p
  11. TeflonDon

    TeflonDon Well-Known Member

    Thanks for starting a new thread but I was hoping for PSN and steam to be included in this when I made this post. I was just using that image as an example.

    Also the 2 year old version that's been posted in this thread seems to have some problems and doesn't appear to be supported.
  12. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    Was trying to get hold of some PSN API, but having a hard time finding one. Steam is a pretty cool, they already have their API available to public. Will try to merge all of them together or probably divide them into tabs.
    BTW the other addon might be having troubles, cause XBLive switched their site to JS, now usual PHP scrappers aren't able to scrap that data. People are looking to find their way through it. CasperJS/PhantomJS might come to rescue, but it's too early to say more about it. I've starred the API repo and I'll try to contribute to it whenever possible, but still I'll get the other two running till then.
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  13. TeflonDon

    TeflonDon Well-Known Member

    I was just researching Xbox API and realized this was a more complicated request than I initially thought.

    One request, I already have custom user fields where my members entered their gamertags, could you provide an option in your addon to use existing field IDs?
  14. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    I haven't done something like that before, cause usually we add the custom field when installing the addon.

    Maybe I could help you port the custom field to a new name. ;)
  15. TeflonDon

    TeflonDon Well-Known Member

    Ok either that or I'll just change the field in your code manually. I already have field names like xbox and psn in use and I imagine others do too so perhaps you should preface your field with a unique prefix so there's no installation issues.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2014
  16. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    I'm sure you have seen this @Aayush


    Steam does have a API, but seeing how there is one Steam add-on that I'm sure most gaming forums use maybe you could extend things from it.


    As for PSN it seems it is the hardest to obtain the API but I did see this which looks active.



    With the simple little add-on I have been working on I can see a lot of conflicts going on with new user fields and such. So maybe combining things would be best for the community here.

    The current xbox leaderboards add-on does have its issues and will not work with the Xbox One leaderboards I don't think.
  17. Dubbed Navigator

    Dubbed Navigator Active Member

    Just updated from the original url
  18. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    Saw the XBoxleaders site. The original developer closed the free hosted API and the XBoxLive website updates broke this API last week only. they are working on v3.0 of the API which might solve the issues, but their release date is expected to be in August. :(

    I don't usually prefer to have dependency of my addon on other plugins, cause I always hated myself when I had to install another addon just to use an addon of my choice. I am a strong believer of minimizing the number of steps before you can get hands on the product. Though I'll take a look at that addon and see what it has to offer.

    As for the PSN API site, I took a look at it. TBH it's really hard to navigate. :p But I found some really cool guys working really hard and finding innovative ways to make the API work.
    I also found a rate limited freemium XBoxLive API service from that site which I am exploring even further.

    This is bit of a mess. I just hope I have this mess sorted out in my mind by tomorrow :p
  19. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    Yea I wonder why the APIs are not more readily available? Steam is about the only one that really open to communities.
  20. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    Yeah that sucks.


    I think I could scrap that page, but that uses JS. So I need to use PhantomJS for scrapping, I am still not sure how would I be able to integrate a JS scrapper in XF Addon so that user experience is smooth o_O

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