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Version: 7.0.3.7
by: Torhal [More]

_NPCScan helps you find rare mobs through the use of dynamic target macros, mouse over alerts and for Vignette mobs proximity. Once a mob is found by one of these methods an on screen alert is displayed, in addition to an audio alert.

Details

Vignettes
NPCScan now tracks "vignettes". These are the little skulls appear on the minimap, that denote rare mobs. This is a beta feature and is disabled by default. Enabling this feature will alert you to a rare that's within minimap range, without any worries about having to clear your cache. When you get an alert you will be shown a target button similar to the standard mob alert, letting you know that a vignette mob was detected. Clicking on the target button will try and target the mob.

Nameplates
If you have nameplates turned on, NPCScan now has the ability to trigger alerts off them. This method is not completely reliable as it has to rely on name comparison, so if mob name that NPCScan has does not match it will not trigger an alert. Also the range is limited as you need to get close enough to a mob to have the game display its name plate.

Addons that modify nameplates may interfere with this.

Dynamic Target Keybind

NPCScan now includes a keybinding that will trigger a stored dynamic target macro. Each time it is pressed, the key binding will trigger a /targetexact <mob name> for every tracked mobs in the current zone you are in, in addition to any custom added mobs. This macro will be auto updated based on the zone you are currently in. To access this feature, just set a keybind under the Key Bindings->AddOns->_NPCScan->Dynamic Target Macro section. Note: To search via the key binding, you will need to continuously push the bind. Pushing it once will only trigger it once.

“Found” Alert

When a rare mob is found, _NPCScan alerts you by playing a loud and distinctive sound, making your screen pulse red, and displaying an animated targeting button. To get a feel for what this alert looks and sounds like, try the “Test Found Alert” button in the addon's main Interface Options panel. (See the Options section below.)

Targeting Button

When clicked, the targeting button tries to target the most-recently-found mob. You can also bind a key to hit this button. If the default button position isn't to your liking, you can move it while holding your <CTRL> key.

Note: The button cannot be shown during combat. In the unlikely case that you do find a rare while fighting, the button will appear after you leave combat. You will still hear the alert however, and the name of the mob will appear in your chat log.


Options

_NPCScan's main options window can be accessed from the Interface Options menu. This panel includes a “Test Found Alert” button, various ways to customize the alert sound, and an option to suppress cache warning messages on log-in.

New sounds can be added to the alert sound dropdown menu by installing SharedMedia-type addons.

Search List

The list of mobs that _NPCScan searches for can be modified easily through the Interface Options panel, however it comes pre-configured with most rare Outlands and Northrend mobs. To access the mob list, type “/npcscan”.

Grayed out NPCs in a list aren't being searched for, either because they're cached or not needed for their achievement.

  • The first tab available lists Custom NPCs that you can enter or remove manually. NPCs that are already cached show a red “X” in the first column. You can add or remove Custom NPCs with the [+] and [-] buttons at the bottom right.
  • All other tabs control achievements like Bloody Rare and Frostbitten. These tabs show an additional column on the right with green check marks for completed achievement mobs. You may enable or disable tracking each achievement with its tab's checkbox.
The “Search for completed Achievement NPCs” checkbox at the top left of the pane allows you to keep looking for mobs you no longer need for achievements.

Finding NPC IDs

A mob's NPC ID is its unique identification number, and it can be found on sites like WowHead or WowDB. For example, search for the mob “Dirkee” on WowHead and go to the mob's page. That page's URL will look like “http://www.wowhead.com/?npc=32500”; 32500 is Dirkee's NPC ID.

  • 5.0.0.5:
    • Added custom search/achievement names to the alert pop-up button.
    • Added “Galleon” to the default search list.
  • 5.0.0.4: Updated deDE, frFR, itIT, koKR, ruRU, and zhCN localizations.
  • 5.0.0.3: Fixed an error when logging onto new characters immediately after updating to 5.0.0.2.
  • 5.0.0.2:
    • Enabled achievement settings now apply to all characters, since they're now account-wide.
    • Fixed an error when pressing the alert target button while in a raid.
    • Doesn't interfere with hunters' Call Pet spell anymore.
  • 5.0.0.1:
    • Added the “Glorious!” MoP rare achievement.
    • Added itIT localization and updated frFR and zhCN localizations.
  • 4.3.0.2: Fixed a broken zhCN translations file, and updated ptBR localization.
  • 4.3.0.1: Updated frFR, koKR, ruRU, zhCN, and zhTW localizations, and added ptBR translation by Omukeka.
  • 4.2.0.2: Added new tamable rares from 4.2 as defaults for hunters.
  • 4.2.0.1: Updated koKR, ruRU, zhCN, and zhTW localizations.
  • 4.1.0.2:
    • Faction-specific rares Captain Foulwind and Florence are now only defaults for the faction that can kill them.
    • Tamable mobs with unknown spawning zones shouldn't always show alerts anymore.
  • 4.1.0.1:
    • Alert sound volume is now controlled by the “Master Volume” slider in WoW's Sound Options window instead of the game sound effects volume slider.
    • Updated frFR, ruRU, zhCN, and zhTW localizations.
    • Updated the database of tamable rares.
  • 4.0.3.6: Updated and fixed non-English localizations so they will print chat messages properly.
  • 4.0.3.5:
    • Added an option to print timestamps with all messages. See the main _NPCScan options pane.
    • Updated 3D portraits to fit the alert popup better.
    • Updated frFR, koKR, and zhTW localizations.
  • 4.0.3.4:
    • Fixed an error for characters that hadn't used an updated version of _NPCScan since before 4.0.0.1. If you still experience an error on login, please reset that character's settings.
    • Updated mob name translations.
  • 4.0.3.3:
    • Jadefang is now also a default custom NPC.
    • Tamable rares in Uldum and Twilight Highlands should now be detected properly.
  • 4.0.3.2: Added Madexx' colors to each of his default entries. Won't apply if you logged in using 4.0.3.1.
  • 4.0.3.1:
    • Added Cataclysm rares to defaults. If you hadn't added them already, they will automatically appear in your custom NPCs list.
    • Updated the database of tamable rares.
    • Updated esES localization.
    • Added a way for stable mods like HunterStableInfo to coexist with _NPCScan. Authors, see source docs.
  • 4.0.0.6:
    • Updated frFR and deDE localizations, and added esES/esMX localization by galen2.
    • Updated the list of tamable rares.
    • Fixed uncommon error when attempting to scroll one of the rare mob tables.
  • 4.0.0.5: The “Unmute for alert sound” option now also re-enables WoW's sound effects toggle.
  • 4.0.0.4: Tweaked the default UI so that only the hunter's summoned pet will get cached on login.
  • 4.0.0.3: Hunters won't see bogus found alerts on login if they have tamed or stabled rare pets.
  • 4.0.0.2:
    • Updated dropdown menus for compatibility with patch 4.0.1.
    • Added deDE localization by Freydis88.
  • 4.0.0.1: Updated for Cataclysm Beta.
  • 3.3.5.5: Non-tamable mobs now show found alerts again.
  • 3.3.5.4:
    • Now summarizes pets cached while resting when leaving cities/inns instead of printing a line for each one.
    • Cached NPCs listed when changing worlds will only be printed once per session, instead of every time you zone in and out.
    • Fixed screen edge flash when mobs are found.
    • Added ruRU localization from CurseForge.
  • 3.3.5.3:
    • LibRareSpawns' mob screenshots should once again appear when mousing over rows in the achievement tables.
    • Added frFR and koKR localizations.
  • 3.3.5.2: Fixed an error that occurred when “Search for completed achievement NPCs” was disabled and any achievement criteria updated.
  • 3.3.5.1:
    • Scans can now be limited to worlds (continents or instances). You can customize this for custom NPCs with an edit box next to the NPC's ID; Simply type the name of the world exactly, or select a continent name from the dropdown. If left blank, the scan will stay active no matter where you are.
    • Tables of rares in the Search configuration pane are now sortable by clicking their column headers.
    • Default options now only add tamable custom mobs like Arcturis and Skoll for hunters. Hold shift while reverting to defaults to override this.
    • Added Bro'Gaz the Clanless as a default for Outlands.
    • Added zhTW localization by s8095324.
    • The found alert button now scales with your global UI Scale setting.
    • Removed control over RareSpawnOverlay.
    • Custom NPCs are now identified by NPC ID instead of their names. Typed names are now case-sensitive.
    • Alerts for humanoid rares that used to look solid white now appear properly clothed once the mob is targeted.
  • 3.3.0.4:
    • The targeting button now marks the rare with a green triangle when clicked.
    • Fixed an issue with horizontal scrolling in the rare mob list.
  • 3.3.0.3: Compatible with _NPCScan.Overlay 3.3.0.6.
  • 3.3.0.2: Fixed a bug in version detection. Arcturis should be added to player scan lists now.
  • 3.3.0.1:
    • Added 3.3's new spirit beast Arcturis to default scan and tamable lists.
    • Added an “/npcscan cache” command to print a message like the log-in cache warning.
    • Removed the rare raptors from default settings, since they no longer drop pets.
    • Removed the mostly obsolete “Search for Tamable NPCs” option.
    • Now uses ZoneIDs instead of map file names to locate tamable mobs. Consequently, The Razza now gets detected accurately in Dire Maul.
  • 3.2.0.8:
    • Rewrote the screen border flash so that it should never conflict with other mods that use it.
    • Achievement tabs now have more prominent checkboxes so disabled tabs will be harder to miss.
  • 3.2.0.7:
    • Tamable mobs now correctly show found alerts when spotted immediately upon login.
    • False found alert messages for tamable mobs now indicate why they are false alarms.
  • 3.2.0.6:
    • Rare tamable mobs now only show alerts when found in their original zone.
    • Added a new “NpcOverlay_Found message” to be used by _NPCScan.Overlay.
  • 3.2.0.5: Classified Terror Spinner as a tamable mob.
  • 3.2.0.4: Classified Skoll as a tamable mob.
  • 3.2.0.3:
    • Added new 3.2 rare spirit beast Skoll.
    • Now uses AceEvent-3.0 to communicate with map overlay-type addons.
  • 3.2.0.2: Now loads properly when _NPCScan.Overlay isn't present.
  • 3.2.0.1:
    • Now manages which overlays are shown by the RareSpawnOverlay and _NPCScan.Overlay addons.
    • Added four rare raptor mobs that drop non-combat pets in 3.2: Dart, Takk the Leaper, Ravasaur Matriarch, and Razormaw Matriarch.
    • No longer shows an alert button for tamable NPCs while resting (in an inn or city), although you will still need to clear the cache.
    • Added all localized mob names for zhTW, and as many as I could find for zhCN and koKR.
    • Added an “Unmute for alert sound” setting to play the alert sound even if WoW is muted.
    • Added an “Alert sound file” dropdown to choose which sound to play for alerts. Additional sounds can be added using SharedMedia-type addons.
    • The alert border flash now only shows when you enable “Screen Edge Flash” in the Default UI's Display Interface Options panel.
    • Now continues searching for rares in 5-man dungeons. Raid dungeons, battlegrounds, and arenas will still disable scanning, however.
  • 3.1.0.1:
    • Achievements to kill rares now have their own lists in the options window.
    • Added slash commands to add and remove NPCs from the custom tracking list: “/npcscan add <NpcID> <Name>” and “/npcscan remove <Name>”
    • You can now add tamable mobs to your search list and toggle them all using a “Search for tamable NPCs” setting.
    • Found alerts for tamable mobs will note that they are tamable and may be false alarms.
    • Added an option to suppress the “already cached” log-in alert.
    • Added Gondria to the default rare list, and updated some rares that are now tamable in 3.1.
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Unread 04-06-09, 02:24 PM  
Codex
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I did indeed manage to find the burrowed fulgorge with this yesterday. Also got my TLPD after only 6 hours camping though-out a week. Also found a very dead putridus Just waiting on damn doomsayer now.

The feature Id still like to see is it adding mapnotes to cartographer and cartographer3 where the rares are (silverdragon supports it :P ) And maybe a feature -similar- to ESN in which is scans nameplates just for king krush and loquenathal, cuz im tired of clearing my cache in dalaran :P


By the way, does the sound go off still when the game sound is muted?
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Originally posted by Codex
By the way, does the sound go off still when the game sound is muted?
I'll be adding a checkbox to unmute and enable "sound in background" when the targetting button is up next.
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In its current version, if game sound is muted, will it still play the drums?
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Originally posted by Codex
In its current version, if game sound is muted, will it still play the drums?
If you turn off the "Enable Sound" checkbox in the Sound options window, then it won't. But if you leave that on and turn off every other checkbox like "Sound Effects", "Music", etc., you will hear the alert sound but no in-game sounds. There might be a few other sounds that would get through if you tried this, but I didn't find any in my brief test.
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Wicked. camping doomsayer and studying for finals at same time so thats optimal :P
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This mod helped me find Dirkee this morning, the sound scared the hell out of me. I was going to fly right over it if i didn't have the mod, thanks.
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You don't have to delete the whole directory. just the creaturecache.wdb file in your \World of Warcraft\Cache\WDB\enUS\


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This addon and the EULA?

As it does seem to automatically scan for an npc, is this "legal" in regards to the EULA, and the blizzard stands on automated addons?

Just curious as I see some of our hunters are using it to catch the rare pet from SB.
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Re: This addon and the EULA?

Originally posted by ievil
As it does seem to automatically scan for an npc, is this "legal" in regards to the EULA, and the blizzard stands on automated addons?

Just curious as I see some of our hunters are using it to catch the rare pet from SB.
Since all of the scanning is done within the game with no third party executables, it falls under the guidelines in Cairenn's sticky post, Mods FAQ (AddOns, UIs, Interfaces): 5. Legal?. In this regard, it is the same as similar mods such as ESN Rare and SilverDragon.

Clearing the cache manually does seem a little out of line with usual addons, but I figured since Blizzard often advises doing just that to troubleshoot many problems, it wouldn't be a problem. However, if Blizzard does decide that they don't like what _NPCScan does, they have at least one simple way to make it not work anymore without affecting any other addon. In any case, you are in no danger if you use the mod.
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Re: Re: This addon and the EULA?

Originally posted by Saiket
Since all of the scanning is done within the game with no third party executables, it falls under the guidelines in Cairenn's sticky post, Mods FAQ (AddOns, UIs, Interfaces): 5. Legal?. In this regard, it is the same as similar mods such as ESN Rare and SilverDragon.
That is actually very good news. As it was my understanding that these automated tasks was no longer allowed.. Which just gives a whole set of ideas
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Re: Re: Re: This addon and the EULA?

Wow, the authors of silverdragon and esn-rare both liked your targeting frame idea :P
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Re: Re: Re: Re: This addon and the EULA?

Originally posted by Codex
Wow, the authors of silverdragon and esn-rare both liked your targeting frame idea :P
Well, I liked it. I didn't think ESN Rare had copied it yet. (It did copy out my reimplementation of the cache-scanning, though.)
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: This addon and the EULA?

Originally posted by Kemayo
Well, I liked it. I didn't think ESN Rare had copied it yet. (It did copy out my reimplementation of the cache-scanning, though.)
Ahh Silverdragon had cache scanning before npcscan?

And so it begins...
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when googled i found this:
http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread....04770713&sid=1

I'd say a pretty good confirmation that this mod is ok (for those still in doubt)
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: This addon and the EULA?

Originally posted by Codex
Ahh Silverdragon had cache scanning before npcscan?

And so it begins...
No, no. NPCScan had it first. SilverDragon just had it before ESN Rare.
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