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Linkepedia
Version: v1.1.2
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Linkepedia
Linkepedia, formally Linkerator by Fizzwidget, offers the ability to easily link items or spells in macros, chats, or search part of a link. Using the same functionality that was provided in Linkerator, players will once again be able to enjoy one of the best linking addons of all time.

I will note that I do have permission from Gazmik Fizzwidget himself to absorb this addon and use the original code. The original addon was posted here: http://fizzwidget.com/notes/linkerator/

With some restructuring, fixes, and improvements, I present to you Linkepedia. The use of Linkepedia is the same as it was in Linkerator, but for those of you who never used Linkerator here is a rundown of what this addon can do.
Building Your Database

When you first get the addon, you need to build a database of items that can be searched through in order to allow Linkepedia to work. To do this, you need to run the build command.

/linkepedia build

This command will open up a progress box window that will show you the automated building process. Every item is queried, and then built into your saved variables so it's always there. You can rebuild the database at any time. This process does take a few minutes and will cause the game to become very laggy. The faster FPS you can run, the faster the database will build.

Linkepedia is always searching for what hasn't been found yet. Linkepedia does a very light and non-intrusive background scan of the remaining items to see if they are available or not. When one becomes available, it will automatically add it into your stored database. But what if you want to quickly expand the database you already have? Well there is a command for this.

/linkepedia expand

Assuming you already have a database, this is a MUCH quicker command to run, usually taking 10-20 seconds to complete if your database has already been built.

One thing to note is that every time a server is reset on Tuesday during the maintenance period, items that were available the week before may or may not be available after the reset. So it's RECOMMENDED that every Tuesday after the server down time to rebuild your database. Like I said, this generally takes several minutes depending on your connection, FPS and server lag. It is not required that you rebuild the database. Your item cache will still be there after the reset on Tuesday, but it may contain invalid link data. It's the user's choice whether or not they want to rebuild.
Item Searching

By using the /link or /link command, along with a search term, you can display a list in your chat box of the items containing that keyword. Doing this command will cause a brief lag spike depending on your game conditions (lag, fps, etc), but doesn't last more than a second or two on most setups.

/link frostmourne

This is a fun one to try on your server, You may even see a golden link come up that you can view on your character dress up screen! Other things you can search for are like

/link Ace of

Now you may think you are going to get a list of just Darkmoon Faire cards, but you are only partially correct. You will also get "Carapace of Imbibed Flame" or even "Mace of Apotheosis" since "ace of" exists in those links

If you want to link spells, then you will need to run the /linkspell command

/linkspell Fireball

Using the /linkspell command you can now troll trade chat with much more ease!

Accessing Items Directly
This is by far one of the coolest features of the old Linkerator addon. In your chat window, start typing an item with the square brackets [ ] and enter an item name with it. You should see the magic happen!

[Disgusting O

Highlighted to the right of the right of the last letter you typed is an auto-complete feature! Keep typing, or hit your tab key to scroll through items. When you have found the item you want add a close square bracket ] and BAM! you have a link! This feature is AMAZING for macros!

You know how Blizzard has yet to put an easy ability to link items from macros? Well now you can! All you have to do is simply type something like...

/2 WTS [Battered Hilt] 2000g!

... in your macro, and when you hit the macro button to spam trade, what you typed is now a link in trade chat! It's that easy!

Compatibility Issues
None

Future Ideas
  • Improve Optimization of Searching
  • Reorganize Code Base
  • Add many more search commands, such as /link <legendary> to find all legendary items
  • Browse the database of items in a window.

Known Issues
None

Comments or Suggestions
If you have any ideas on how to improve this addon, or would like to report bugs, then do so in the comments! I will check them regularly and respond!
Credits and Thanks
  • Gazmik Fizzwidget - Original addon developer of Linkerator
  • Kandoko - Helped with data compression
  • Hirsute - Released a patch update for Linkerator in 3.3.5 that is still being used
Linkepedia Version 1.1.2 Change Log - November 12, 2011

NOTE: If you were on Linkepedia prior to this version, you will need to re-build your database. If you are new to Linkepedia, just follow the Welcome screen in the game!

- There was a bug with non English based clients from the last update. This fixes it. Unfortunately that means another rebuild if the item database. But hopefully this should solve all the future problems! Good news though. Because of this fix I was able to optimize the auto-complete even more!
- Fixed some bugs that were causing errors in the game.
- Centered all of the windows that Linkepedia uses.
- Attempt to resolve issue with items stuck on "Receiving item information".
- Raised the max valid item ID from 72068 to 79062.
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Old 09-07-12, 12:15 PM  
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Originally Posted by Belial_69699
Update coming?
There is a fix for MoP in the comments section on Curse. The author also notes there that they hope to have a new release out soon.
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Old 09-05-12, 02:32 AM  
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Old 12-15-11, 07:19 AM  
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Originally Posted by Crevox
Example:

Gurthalak is in my item cache. I expanded my database and everything, and I STILL cannot link it through typing or the /link command.

Also, my item cache seems to reset every time I login.
Hmm I can link it just fine and I don't have a reset problem when logging in... You may have to manually delete your saved variables, there could have been corruption somewhere that's preventing the addon from working correctly...

Go to your wow installation folder (C:\Program Files\World of Wacraft or C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft as a default)

Go to WTF -> Account -> <Your Account Name> -> Saved Varaibles

Make sure the game is completely closed out.

Delete Linkepedia.lua and if it exists, Linkepedia.lua.bak

Restart the game and re-run /linkepedia build -- see if that works for you
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Old 12-13-11, 01:01 PM  
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Example:

Gurthalak is in my item cache. I expanded my database and everything, and I STILL cannot link it through typing or the /link command.

Also, my item cache seems to reset every time I login.
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Old 12-09-11, 01:24 PM  
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It seems like it has problems picking up some items/spells into its database. I don't have any specific examples right now, but just something I've observed.
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Old 11-30-11, 06:20 AM  
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Let me know what problems still exist in version 1.1.2. Thanks!
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Old 11-21-11, 03:14 PM  
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Possible Bug

I'm not 100% certain that it is all Linkepedia or if it may be a combination of Linkepedia and another addon, but, with Linkepedia enabled the pop-up when starting to whisper someone eg when typing "/t b" a small frame will pop up with any friends/guildmates online beginning with the letter b.

edit: Just tested with only Linkepedia enabled and the problem still occurs. I'm guessing it has something to do with the tabbing through possible items part.

If that is the problem is there any way to disable that part of the addon (as I don't really use it).
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Old 11-20-11, 07:51 PM  
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Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:915: bad argument #1 to 'insert' (table expected, got nil)
Count: 99

Call Stack:
[C]: ?
[C]: in function `insert'
Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:915: in function `LNKPD_CacheItem'
Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:960: in function <Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:943>
Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:1086: in function `LNKPD_UpdateActiveItemCache'
Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:346: in function `LNKPD_OnUpdate'
[string "*:OnUpdate"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnUpdate"]:1>




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Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:649: bad argument #1 to 'getn' (table expected, got nil)
Count: 2

Call Stack:
[C]: ?
[C]: in function `getn'
Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:649: in function `LNKPD_GetLinkByName'
Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:788: in function <Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:786>
[C]: in function `gsub'
Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:811: in function `LNKPD_ParseChatMessage'
Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:276: in function <Interface\AddOns\Linkepedia\Linkepedia.lua:264>
[C]: in function `SendChatMessage'
Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3862: in function `ChatEdit_SendText'
Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2571: in function <Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2564>
[C]: in function `UseAction'
Interface\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:275: in function `handler'
Interface\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:543: in function <Interface\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:491>
[C]: ?
Interface\FrameXML\SecureHandlers.lua:264: in function <Interface\FrameXML\SecureHandlers.lua:261>
[C]: ?
Interface\FrameXML\SecureHandlers.lua:294: in function <Interface\FrameXML\SecureHandlers.lua:277>
(tail call): ?
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Old 11-17-11, 12:16 AM  
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Don't support custom channel
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Old 11-13-11, 12:36 AM  
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The update was fantastic, thank you very much.

Just found Linkepedia, had always used Linkerator and I was beyond distraught for the past year(ish?). Just randomly searched Linkerator to see if perhaps he had started it up again, and found this!

Thanks a ton, again!
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Re: Thanks!

Originally posted by Marthisdil
Linkerator was one of my fave Fizzwidget addons. So glad someone picked it up and continued it!
I totally agree with this statement!
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Old 09-04-11, 06:04 AM  
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Thanks!

Linkerator was one of my fave Fizzwidget addons. So glad someone picked it up and continued it!
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use 45 minutes to scan 0_0
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Old 08-01-11, 09:06 AM  
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noticed the same thing VIVIsectVI mentioned

a few of the quest items/objectives in molten front had that issue

also one of the quest items handed out by the NPC showed up in my bag as "retrieving item information" and was unuseable till i relogged or did a UI reload

im guessing something tries to queue the server for said item and fails

not using the Bank Items mod tho, if needed i can put a list of the mods im using together but its a long one, lol
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Old 07-31-11, 01:00 PM  
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Originally posted by VIVIsectVI
NPCScan
NPCScan Overlay
Ackis Recipe List
Atlas
Atlas Loot
Atlas Quest
Bank Items
Collectinator
CT Bar, Core, Mail, Map, and Party Buffs
Gathermate2
Hidden Reputations
and Telo's Bufftimers

The ones that stick out to me are Ackis and Collectinator. I'll try running with those disabled to check.

Edit: I guess I can rule them out. The first quest I picked up had the error.

Edit 2: I've narrowed it down to Bank Items. I've been using the newest version, v40200.
Ok thanks for the info. I will attempt to reproduce the error and fix it. I am currently working on 1.1.0 which will add a few new features, so if I can get it fixed, I'll join it in that.
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