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Version: 2.18
by: Legorol [More]
Patch 4.0.1: The latest version is patch 4.0.1 compatible. There are no functionality changes, EquipCompare still works, so I just updated the version number.

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Summary

When you shop for items at a vendor or the Auction House and you hover over an item, you get a comparison tooltip showing the "currently equipped" item too. This AddOn adds such a feature everywhere in the game where you can hover over items, such as in your bags, in the loot window or on the reward page of a quest. You also receive comparison tooltips when clicking an item link in the chat box.

For detailed description of features, see the included Description.txt file. Simple install/uninstall/usage instructions are given below. Post a comment if you like, or discuss the AddOn in this thread: http://www.wowinterface.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=2597

The AddOn is compatible with and the texts are localized for US English, EU English, German, French, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese clients.

Troubleshooting

Check the Known Issues list first! If EC only appears to be working at the AH and vendors, but nowhere else, then you donīt actually have EC correctly installed and working! The default Blizzard UI has EC-like features in those two places already, thatīs what you are seeing. In this case, make sure that EC is enabled correctly on the character selection screen.

Advanced tip: For some really advanced uses, turn on the Alt-key mode and install CharactersViewer. Choose an alternate character in CV, go to the Auction House then hover over an item. First you get comparison with your equipped item, but then hold Alt to get comparison with your alternate character. Shop with ease both for yourself and your other characters with this great feature!

Install

Unzip the downloaded zip file into your "World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns" folder. This is a standalone, pure AddOn.

Uninstall

Delete the "World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns\EquipCompare" folder.

Usage

The AddOn is enabled by default. Type "/equipcompare help" for further usage information, or see the documentation in the included Description.txt file.

Developer API

See the included Description.txt for a short summary. See the comments in front of each of the functions in EquipCompare's code for full documentation.

Known Issues
  • Main/Off Hand item both gets displayed in situations when a lot of players feel they shouldn't be (This works as intended at the moment).
  • If you view an Off Hand item when you have a 2H item equipped, you don't get comparison with the equipped 2H item. (This works as intended at the moment).
  • If both comparison tooltips are getting displayed and they are very wide (e.g. German client), it is possible that they don't both fit on the screen. In this case, part of one might get cut off.

Special thank you goes to

Flisher for the very fruitful collaboration on making CharactersViewer and EquipCompare work together.

Thanks goes to
  • WoWInterface and Curse Gaming for hosting the AddOn.
  • The entire Cosmos team for their help and support (including, but not limited to AlexYoshi, Thott, Sarf, AnduinLothar, StarDust, Sasmira).
  • Norganna for making Auctioneer work together with EquipCompare
  • Woofiest for the bug reports and great AddOn pack.
  • All the original localizers (beWRage, Maischter, zerra, eerieN, Firebroo, arith)

Legalese (a.k.a. the Small Print)

The author holds all copyright to this AddOn. You are free to download, copy, distribute and re-host this AddOn in its original, unmodified form, for non-profit purposes. You are free to include this AddOn in any compilation, package, distribution etc. in its original form so long as credit is given to the author. If you distribute or re-host this AddOn, either in a compilation or by itself, you must include a link to the AddOn's official page as the author is responsible for maintaining only the official page of the AddOn. You are allowed, for your own personal use only, to make modifications to this AddOn and to privately distribute such modified form to people known to you (such as friends and guild members). However, you must not publically host or distribute a modified version of this AddOn, without express permission of the author. The author reserves the right to deny any of the above to any person or sites for any reasons.

Optional Dependencies: Khaos, Satellite, CharactersViewer, LootLink

Khaos: If Khaos is installed, EquipCompare options can be set via the Khaos configuration options. In this case, the settings are rememebered on a per-configuration basis.

Satellite: If Satellite is installed, slash commands are registered via Satellite.

Lootlink: If LootLink is installed, you will receive the comparison tooltips when hovering over items in the LootLink database.

CharactersViewer: If CharactersViewer (version 55 or higher) is installed, EquipCompare shows comparison tooltips with the items of the character you have selected in CV, instead of with the currently equipped items, provided this feature is enabled in EquipCompare. Use this great feature to easily compare your equipment or inventory with your alts. Alternatively, do things like receive relevant shopping tooltips at the Auction House, when you are shopping for your alt.

Cosmos (deprecated but supported): If Cosmos is installed, EquipCompare options can be toggled on and off via the Cosmos configuration menu. In this case, the settings are remembered on a per-character basis.

Sky (deprecated but supported): If Sky is installed, slash commands are registered via Sky.
Changes in 2.18:
* Patch 4.0 TOC update

Changes in 2.17:
* Patch 3.3 TOC update

Changes in 2.16:
* Patch 3.1

Changes in 2.15:
* Temporary workaround for the frequent "attempt to compare number with nil" bug that seem to appear for a lot of people.

Changes in 2.14:
* Weapon comparison behaviour changed. This fixes the missing main/offhand tooltip bug as well.
* Tooltip placement logic significantly improved. If there is one side to fit all the comparison tooltips, the code will find it now. In rare cases tooltips may still be partially off the screen, if the tooltips can't fit on any side.

Changes in 2.13:
* Patch 3.0

For older change notes see the included Change Notes.txt file.
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Unread 10-28-08, 09:20 AM  
Movarrin
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Originally posted by Pardu
So I would like to add that comparing 1 handed items that they get compared to only the off-hand item and not the main hand or both as it should be.

Pardu
I am having this same issue. The fist I was looking at was a Main Hand, and it compared it to my One Hand, but that was currently equipped in my Off Hand, while ignoring the Main Hand fist I had equipped.

I removed the OH from my paper doll and put it in my inventory and EQC correctly compared my currently equipped MH fist to the one I was looking at.
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Unread 10-27-08, 06:15 PM  
Pardu
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Works fine with AtlasLoot for me. I thought I was having an AtlasLoot issue when comparing 1 handed items. I disabled EquipCompare and AtlasLoot works fine. If EquipCompare is enabled AtlasLoot uses EquipCompare. So I would like to add that comparing 1 handed items that they get compared to only the off-hand item and not the main hand or both as it should be.

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Originally posted by snwsnw
dosnt seem to work with atlasloot anymore ?
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Unread 10-23-08, 07:58 AM  
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dosnt seem to work with atlasloot anymore ?
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Unread 10-22-08, 06:26 PM  
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Originally posted by thebundok
I can confirm that comparing a one-handed item in your inventory to the one-handed item equipped compares it instead with the off-hand item equipped.
This happened to me yesterday in a raid. I am a Shaman and carry a dagger and a shield. A new dagger dropped and upon hovering over it, I got a comparison of the new dagger and my shield. Not much of a comparison there. This is a pretty major issue as it's basically broken.
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Unread 10-21-08, 10:19 AM  
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I can confirm that comparing a one-handed item in your inventory to the one-handed item equipped compares it instead with the off-hand item equipped.
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Unread 10-19-08, 04:11 PM  
Retgar
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I see the slash functions ingame, but I also seem to remember a GUI that you could use with it too that would allow to toggle certain features (such as including Enchants and Patches to be included in the stat totals). Is that still available?

Perhaps that was a Ratingbuster option?


EDIT: yes, it is Ratingbuster, nevermind my silly question.
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Unread 10-18-08, 03:14 PM  
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On my shaman I am having issues with it showing melee stats. As it is right now I get all spell related stats and nothing to do with AP and the like. Is there a setting that I am not seeing that lets me pick and choose the stats that can be shown?

Thanks for your time
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Unread 10-18-08, 03:02 PM  
Arathon
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Great addon.. Just one slight problem.. comparing weapons when 1-handing it always compares to the off-hand slot instead of main-hand slot..

Thanks for the addon though.. Love it!
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Unread 10-13-08, 07:30 PM  
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Thank you for updating this addon for use with the WoW3.02 patch.
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Unread 05-31-08, 06:04 AM  
EvilGrin
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Tooltip positions

Hi,

first at all.. thx for this great add...

...is there any chance to get the EQP tooltip set, further, by Slashcomands or so, to the right of the Blizz tooltip...
cuz on AH... tooltipps which are displayed to the left side, are always cutted by the gameborder!
so i can't read any abilitis nor compare their stats...

i also wonder why EQP displays tooltips once left once right?!?

Would be very handful if you can solve this!!!

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Unread 04-06-08, 05:17 PM  
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2.4 equip compare...

hi i have used equipcomare since day 1 of wow and i am kinda confused with it after 2.4 patch

i dont know if it just me but my equipcompare do not work in my wow.

the screen where it should show what i have equipped just dont show

if anyone knows what the problem is please tell me so that i can get this thing working again.. it sux that i cant compare stuff ><
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Originally posted by Syngian
Since 2.4 I'm seeing tooltips fly off the side of my screen when I hover over links in atlasloot :/

Its not just in Atlasloot. When I hover anything that has to compare 2 items (Like if i have a shield and sword equipped, and I hover over a 2 handed weapon, it pushs everything to the right side (comparing the 2H to the sword and shield), pushing some information off the screen) it does this also.

other then that great mod.
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Since 2.4 I'm seeing tooltips fly off the side of my screen when I hover over links in atlasloot :/
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Unread 03-25-08, 06:25 AM  
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I'm aware that the comparison tooltips are sometimes placed awkwardly, it's on my todo list.

Compatibility with other AddOns such as Armory is generally not my responsibility I'm afraid. If I remember right, the author of the Armory AddOn made a special version of EquipCompare that works with his AddOn, so you may have had that at some point. I don't know what's needed to make them work together as I haven't checked. Maybe you can point the author in the direction of the API that EquipCompare provides, and see if that's sufficient for his purposes.
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Unread 03-14-08, 02:31 AM  
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I dont use CharactersViewer anymore. Instead Armory is what I use.

I have an issue that when I pick another char in Armory then I dont get the "selected char's compare window" when I hoover my mouse over items in AH or Inspect. Instead it shows the items of the char that is loaded ( my banker).

I used to load Armory and Equipcompare and they always worked nicely. But now suddenly I lost the compare feature.
Any thoughts what causes this?
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