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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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Old 01-07-06, 08:21 AM  
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update needed

update this plzzz
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Old 04-01-06, 06:24 AM  
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Question Have Question

Hi:

I'm re-edit the Simplified Chinese to Traditional Chinese,
but when I load it, it always show the Version is wrong.
Is anything wrong?? Or I lose some place that I need to change?
Can you help me? Although it can be run. But I don't like it.

Thank you!!
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Old 04-01-06, 08:08 PM  
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Re: Have Question

Make sure to download version 2.9.6 of EquipCompare, which works with WoW patch version 1.10. Apply your changes to that version.

Originally posted by wlchen
Hi:

I'm re-edit the Simplified Chinese to Traditional Chinese,
but when I load it, it always show the Version is wrong.
Is anything wrong?? Or I lose some place that I need to change?
Can you help me? Although it can be run. But I don't like it.

Thank you!!
Best Regards,

W.L. Chen

My Mail !!
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Old 04-02-06, 09:10 PM  
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Thanks a lot.

I had see some information in this file "EquipCompare.lua".

--
-- EquipCompare by Legorol
-- Version: 2.9.6

Or I can do it again, and thank you.



Originally posted by Legorol
Make sure to download version 2.9.6 of EquipCompare, which works with WoW patch version 1.10. Apply your changes to that version.
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Old 04-04-06, 07:11 PM  
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Have the Chinese realms received patch 1.10 yet?
Check to make sure that the version of EquipCompare you are using is for the version of WoW you are running. Also check the ## Interface line in EquipCompare.toc to see if it matches your current WoW version.

EquipCompare version, ## Interface in TOC, WoW version
2.9.5, 10900, 1.9.x
2.9.6, 11000, 1.10.0
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Old 12-27-06, 04:54 PM  
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Support for Sanity.

Please can you add support for Sanity Inventory
http://www.wowinterface.com/download...Inventory.html
mod? Thanks.
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Old 01-02-07, 03:45 PM  
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Re: Support for Sanity.

Originally posted by Gorlum
Please can you add support for Sanity Inventory
http://www.wowinterface.com/download...Inventory.html
mod? Thanks.
QFT. Definitly buggy.

http://www.rucls.net/~chaosinc/wowpics/ecbug.jpg

If you mouse out of the inventory and back on the specific item, it shows the correct data. Gonna try the LoadOnDemand version to get around this (hopefully!).

Love the mod otherwise.
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Old 02-11-07, 05:48 AM  
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Comparing not working correctly?

Originally posted by Izadore
QFT. Definitly buggy.

http://www.rucls.net/~chaosinc/wowpics/ecbug.jpg

If you mouse out of the inventory and back on the specific item, it shows the correct data. Gonna try the LoadOnDemand version to get around this (hopefully!).

Love the mod otherwise.
I get the same, when I first mouse over an item either nothing shows or I see a comparison for an item equipped in a different slot! Moving the cursor out of the inventory and back in does correct the problem, though sometimes I have to do that 2 or 3 times to get the correct comparison!
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Re: Comparing not working correctly?

Originally posted by Grizzly UK
I get the same, when I first mouse over an item either nothing shows or I see a comparison for an item equipped in a different slot! Moving the cursor out of the inventory and back in does correct the problem, though sometimes I have to do that 2 or 3 times to get the correct comparison!
I found that if you sort by catagory and make sure to mouseover the catagory first as you go down, it works real smooth and a bit quicker.
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Old 02-12-07, 11:57 AM  
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Sanity Inventory, seems like an exciting AddOn!

Yes that definitely looks buggy I would have to try them out together. Alas, I don't have much time at the moment, and patch 2.1 will bring some API changes that will require a rewrite. So in all honesty, I wouldn't hold your hopes up, this won't be fixed any time soon. Thanks very much for the good bug report with the screenshot though.
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Old 02-14-07, 11:14 AM  
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I have experienced one problem. If I apply any buff to my hand weapon, whether this is +dmg or added mana return upon hit, the buff is displayed along with all over buffs/debuffs and uses my wapon's icon as the buff icon. Hopefully that wasn't confusing. Anyways, if I hover over the icon for the buff, this mod attempts to compare the buff with my own hand weapon causing a screwy box to appear which is missing borders and completely blocks the beneficial read out of the buff.

Might want to look into this issue.
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Old 04-13-07, 09:55 AM  
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CharacterInfoStorage

CharacterInfo is also a very nice character information addon for which I think it would be great to have support. Specifically, this addon attempts to allieviate the problem of so many addons wanting to store a copy of everything one owns.

Rather than provide all of the added functionality, CharacterInfoStorage only keeps track of inventory, character stats, bag space, and bank space. CharacterInfo uses that to provide a CharacterViewer-ish interface to that data.

TradeSkillInfo hooks into this to add to item tooltips where you have something besides ones current inventory. (Just to point out that there are other addons that use it, too.)
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Old 05-31-07, 01:33 AM  
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Thanks for updating this great mod!
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Old 11-13-07, 02:51 PM  
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Couldn't see any info about what's changed in v2.11, so I checked the Changelog.txt file:

Changes in 2.11:
* Patch 2.3
That's it, so it seems v2.11 is just a toc update, no other changes listed. Also note that the zip file I downloaded contained all the EquipCompare files but without any folder or path info, so there's no EquipCompare folder when you extract the files!
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Old 11-20-07, 05:14 PM  
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Thanks for the warning Grizlly, I will reupload the zip.
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