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ThreadStarter: Games 1.0.8

$12.95 · Renewal Term: $5.95/6 months

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This plugin allows users to easily create topics about games and fill them with content automatically.

Requires a free Giant Bomb API key which can be obtained here.


  • Users can add games to topics. After attaching a game, which can be done easily using a search with auto complete, the thread will show various information about it above the post.
  • Works for PC, Xbox, PS4, switch or any other console game.
  • The topic will display logo, screenshots, description text and various other information about the game.
  • Discussed games can be shown in adjustable widgets which allow random, recently posted, most discussed and much more...
  • Posting games can be restricted to certain forums.
  • Game forums can show game content with the game logo above the topic list.
  • Access rights to edit and post games.
  • Posting content can also be allowed in clubs.
  • API support to search, add and remove content programmatically.

How to Install

  • Go to ACP > applications and upload the downloaded tar file.
  • ThreadStarter: Core has to be installed for the ThreadStarter plugin to work!
  • After installation a free Giant Bomb API key has to be added in the settings. The API key can be obtained here.
  • It is recommended to enable 'Serve images from local server?' in the IPB settings to improve performance.
  • Note: Only available in english. For multi language support have a look at ThreadStarter: Steam
  • Note: The API has a rate limit, it is usually enough to attach at least 50 games per hour.


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Edited by batarjal

What's New in Version 1.0.5   See changelog


  • ThreadStarter topics now get updated automatically after the interval set in the ACP, this will only affect new topics and old topics that have been edited once since the update
  • Added a button to set the topic title automatically to the current selected ThreadStarter content
  • Fixed some performance issues
  • The ThreadStarter Core only has to be installed once instead of one time for each plugin now. This reduces load times and leads to a less cluttered configuration
  • All ThreadStarter widgets are combined into a single widget now and have to be reconfigured
  • All ThreadStarter APIs have been combined into a single API new and have to be reconfigured

Note: With this update ThreadStarter Core is required, you can download it together with the plugin. It only needs to be installed once, if you installed it from another ThreadStarter plugin you do not need to install it again.
Widgets will need to be reconfigured once. It is recommended to have the latest version of all ThreadStarter plugins installed to avoid compatibility issues.


User Feedback

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It's a good idea, but unfortunately it doesn't work on the theme I recently purchased and want to use (but does work on other ones).

I am using theme Acme.


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Great mod! Looks good, works, easy to set up and customize.

Found some bugs while testing which were fixed in a few hours by the author. Impressed.

So far I definitely recommend this mod.

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