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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 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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Old 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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Old 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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Old 10-23-08, 07:58 AM  
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dosnt seem to work with atlasloot anymore ?
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Old 10-27-08, 06:15 PM  
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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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dosnt seem to work with atlasloot anymore ?
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Old 10-28-08, 09:20 AM  
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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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Old 10-28-08, 06:10 PM  
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is the author working on a fix for this off hand bug
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Old 11-02-08, 08:16 PM  
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Main hand/off hand

This is stranger than I thought.

If I hover over a weapon, EC shows my shield -- but the stat changes summarized below are actually for my weapon, not my shield. So it shows the right comparison, but the wrong base item tooltip.
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Old 11-06-08, 08:38 AM  
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Feature missing

EQcompare would compare items equipped to items you had on your action bar. This is a very useful feature. i.e. if you're mining, you want to have your mining gloves on. Easily mouse over the button on your action bar to equip them or re-equip your regular gloves and it shows which you have equipped. Your version only shows the tooltip for the item on the bar and doesn't compare it.
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Old 11-07-08, 08:57 AM  
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Anyway to make sure that the tooltip doesn't appear off the screen? It's really annoying when this happens
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Old 11-08-08, 04:07 AM  
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Off-hand "as intended" behavior (not bug) fix for EquipCompare v2.13

Works with WoW v3.0.3:

The following code modification will resolve the "as intended" behavior which
currently (when items are equipped in both weapon slots) shows only the
equipped "off-hand" item for comparison if you hover over a "main hand" or
"two-hand" item.

Open the EquipCompare.lua file.

Change line 1237:
if ( itype == INVTYPE_WEAPON ) then

To:
if ( itype == INVTYPE_WEAPON ) or ( itype == INVTYPE_WEAPONMAINHAND ) then

This behavior (not bug) fix works, but with one noted side effect. After this
change is applied, "main hand" only items will be compared to equipped items
in both weapon slots, including "off-hand" only items and "one hand" items
equipped in the "off-hand" slot. However, "off-hand" only items will only be
compared to (if equipped) an "off-hand" slotted item. Although this may not be
perfect or ideal, I believe this quick and dirty fix (showing both items in
both weapon slots) is more user-friendly than the "as intended" behavior which
currently looks and feels more like a "bug" (based on user feedback here).

NOTE:
I do not know if this adversely affects other addons that have hooks for
EquipCompare. I use a small selection of addons and have not noticed any
conflicts.
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Old 11-08-08, 10:12 AM  
Thrashfinger
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Tooltip rendered (partially/completely) off screen fix for EquipCompare v2.13

Works with WoW v3.0.3:

The following code modifications should resolve most (if not all) issues with
wide comparative tooltip frames being displayed (partially or completely) off
screen. This change repositions dual comparative tooltip frames when there are
two slots that an item can be equipped in (ie, rings, trinkets, weapons). The
comparative tooltip frames will appear above/below one another instead of to
their left/right, but will still be rendered left/right of the main tootlip.

(1) line is moved
(2) lines are modified
(1) line is added

I recommend you copy/paste the "To" code below (without line numbers) over the
existing code in the EquipCompare.lua file.

Open the EquipCompare.lua file.

Change lines 1259-1267:

From:
----
Code:
1259:	-- Now place it in its rightful place
1260:	ComparisonTooltip2:ClearAllPoints();
1261:	if ( leftAlign ) then
1262:		ComparisonTooltip1:ClearAllPoints();
1263:		ComparisonTooltip2:SetPoint("TOPRIGHT", tooltip:GetName(), "TOPLEFT", 0, -10);
1264:		ComparisonTooltip1:SetPoint("TOPRIGHT", "ComparisonTooltip2", "TOPLEFT", 0, 0);
1265:	else
1266:		ComparisonTooltip2:SetPoint("TOPLEFT", "ComparisonTooltip1", "TOPRIGHT", 0, 0);
1267:	end
To:
----
Code:
		-- Now place it in its rightful place
		ComparisonTooltip1:ClearAllPoints();
		ComparisonTooltip2:ClearAllPoints();
		if ( leftAlign ) then
			ComparisonTooltip2:SetPoint("TOPRIGHT", tooltip:GetName(), "TOPLEFT", 0, -10);
			ComparisonTooltip1:SetPoint("TOPRIGHT", "ComparisonTooltip2", "BOTTOMRIGHT", 0, 0);
		else
			ComparisonTooltip2:SetPoint("TOPLEFT", tooltip:GetName(), "TOPRIGHT", 0, -10);
			ComparisonTooltip1:SetPoint("TOPLEFT", "ComparisonTooltip2", "BOTTOMLEFT", 0, 0);
		end
I am sure there are much more complicated, or maybe even some cleaner ways,
to accomplish similar changes to the relative frame layout that would yield
similar results. This just happens to be one of the quick and dirty methods.

NOTE:
One side effect I observed was that this change does not appear to
"work and play well" with the ALT button functionality.
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Old 11-15-08, 01:35 AM  
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Hi great addon, i have a feature request, while hovering over an item add with modifier, to also compare item with same type of items in bank. what im looking for is a easy way to determine gear that i find or roll on. for druids and palas for example have to keep track of 3-4+ sets of gear. this way hovering over say a head slot item that is gonna be rolled for and holding say shift, i would be able to see currently equiped, in bags and in bank just adding more tooltips. that way i could determine weather i need the item or not, and quickly (example=pug rolling can go very fast) would be most awsome. cheers.
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Old 11-18-08, 04:20 PM  
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I'm getting

.\AddOns\EquipCompare\EquipCompare.lua line 1317:
ComparisonTooltip2:SetPoint(): ComparisonTooltip1 is dependent on this

with 2.13 and the Thrashfinger changes. Not saying his changes cause it, i haven't tried this mod without his changes.

After i get this error tooltips become universally corrupt. It seems like its adding a bunch of lines with coin data or something.
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Old 11-19-08, 06:43 AM  
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Sorry for the slow replies, I had been busy.

Mainhand/offhand bug: as noted by several comments, this is indeed a bug, and I'm aware of it. It will be fixed in due course. Thrashfinger's quick fix should work in the meantime.

Tooltip placements: I've known for a long time that the placement logic is not ideal and planning to rewrite it at some point. It's quite hard to come up with an algorithm that works for all situations. (If you take a look at how Blizzard's own UI code does it, they even end up having to move the main tooltip in some corner cases). I wasn't planning on touching the placement code until I have a proper fix.

Tharshfinger's fix for the tooltip placement code may work for some people, but there is one problem with it. ComparisonTooltip2 isn't always populated, so always anchoring ComparisonTooltip1 to it in a rightAlign situation will cause problems.

I want to thank Thrashfinger for the submitted patches and for helping out folks when I wasn't looking

For those of you requesting additional features, unfortunately I won't be working on these for now. (@Alakaste: EquipCompare deliberately doesn't show comparisons when you hover on an action bar. This is intended functionality)
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