I am making a page in my Buddypress site http://www.dotgamerclan.com/ for people to both play a game and access a forum at the same time. I have done this before by using two different iframes on a page; one for a PHPBB3 forum and one for the game (first to http://cry.travianteam.com/servers.php to pick a game server, then to the actual game).
This worked well until we started using Buddypress, giving us reason to want members to actually become members of the blog and not just the forum. I still need to have two iframes in order to prevent one page from reloading the other (i.e. if the forums were on the actual page you would reload the Iframe and make people have to reselect a server every time you click on a thread).
Though we do use the Buddypress forums, we think that the best thing to do would be to use a plugin to create more traditional forums for people to use for the game exclusively. We would iframe a whole entire forum page into another, but that will lead us to have the sidebar and navbar twice, and I really don't want that.
I am willing to experiment as well as install any plugins needed to get a forum that would work effectively for the above use. Hope you guys understand what I am trying to do. If you have any questions just reply.
Thanks in advance,