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EquipCompare  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

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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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.


Check the Known Issues list first! If EC only appears to be working at the AH and vendors, but nowhere else, then you don┤t actually have EC correctly installed and working! The default Blizzard UI has EC-like features in those two places already, that┤s 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!


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


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


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 08-30-12, 02:25 AM  
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Lots of errors on this patch. Any update coming?
Or any other addons similar to this?
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Unread 08-30-12, 07:43 PM  
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Originally Posted by mondoz
Lots of errors on this patch. Any update coming?
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Unread 09-01-12, 10:14 PM  
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5.0.4 Fixes

To get rid of all errors introduced by Ranged/Relic slot removal and other 5.0.4 changes, open EquipCompare.lua and edit the following lines:

Lua Code:
  1. [INVTYPE_RANGED] = "MainHandSlot", -- Ranged
  2. --    [INVTYPE_RELIC] = "RangedSlot", -- Relic

Lua Code:
  1. [INVTYPE_WAND] = "MainHandSlot", -- Wand

Lua Code:
  1. [INVTYPE_GUN] = "MainHandSlot", -- Gun
  2. --    [INVTYPE_GUNPROJECTILE] = "AmmoSlot", -- Projectile
  3. --    [INVTYPE_BOWPROJECTILE] = "AmmoSlot", -- Projectile
  4.     [INVTYPE_CROSSBOW] = "MainHandSlot", -- Crossbow
  5.     [INVTYPE_THROWN] = "MainHandSlot", -- Thrown

That's it, you're done. EQ 2.18 now works fine with WoW 5.0.4
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Re: 5.0.4 Fixes

These match the changes I made. Good Job. All works now.

Originally Posted by SaraFdS
To get rid of all errors introduced by Ranged/Relic slot removal and other 5.0.4 changes, open EquipCompare.lua and edit the following lines:

Lua Code:
  1. [INVTYPE_RANGED] = "MainHandSlot", -- Ranged
  2. --    [INVTYPE_RELIC] = "RangedSlot", -- Relic

Lua Code:
  1. [INVTYPE_WAND] = "MainHandSlot", -- Wand

Lua Code:
  1. [INVTYPE_GUN] = "MainHandSlot", -- Gun
  2. --    [INVTYPE_GUNPROJECTILE] = "AmmoSlot", -- Projectile
  3. --    [INVTYPE_BOWPROJECTILE] = "AmmoSlot", -- Projectile
  4.     [INVTYPE_CROSSBOW] = "MainHandSlot", -- Crossbow
  5.     [INVTYPE_THROWN] = "MainHandSlot", -- Thrown

That's it, you're done. EQ 2.18 now works fine with WoW 5.0.4
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Unread 09-05-12, 12:56 AM  
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I went through and made the changes as you posted, seems to be working fine atm but I checked !swatter (error catching add on that comes with Auctioneer) and this was there:

Date: 2012-09-05 01:33:58
ID: -1
Error occured in: Global
Count: 90
Message: ..\AddOns\EquipCompare\EquipCompare.lua line 1037:
Invalid inventory slot in GetInventorySlotInfo
[C]: ?
[C]: GetInventorySlotInfo()
EquipCompare\EquipCompare.lua:1188: EquipCompare_ShowCompare()
EquipCompare\EquipCompare.lua:1126: EquipCompare_CheckCompare()
EquipCompare\EquipCompare.lua:768: EquipCompare_OnUpdate()
[string "*:OnUpdate"]:1:
[string "*:OnUpdate"]:1
(*temporary) = "RangedSlot"

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Long time user and fan of EquipCompare. Since there's been no update, I would highly suggest switching over to http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/moncaicompare as a great alternative. Not much to it, as it works directly with Blizzard's basic comparison tool.
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