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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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Originally posted by Legorol
Thanks for all the reports on the "attempt to compare number with nil" bug. Arcadin's fix is a good temporary solution and should work in most cases. Unfortunately it is just treating the symptom and doesn't fix the underlying issue. I'm having a hard time reproducing this bug on my end and I'm researching its details though, so a proper fix will have to wait a bit.
I am not finding the temporary solution anywhere. Any chance of getting it posted. I love this addon, but this bug is making it hard to want to keep it.
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Originally posted by my_hero_flea
I am not finding the temporary solution anywhere. Any chance of getting it posted. I love this addon, but this bug is making it hard to want to keep it.
I believe you can press shift or control now on any item to compare it to what you have equipped by default, so this mod is somewhat obsolete now anyway.
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Compare to other toon equipment

Hi, nice job.

I would like to know if you could add a feature that would able you to compare to other toons.
I have a AH/Bank alt and it would be nice if this toon would be able to compare AH equipment with my main/alt equipments.
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Originally posted by my_hero_flea
I am not finding the temporary solution anywhere. Any chance of getting it posted. I love this addon, but this bug is making it hard to want to keep it.
Apologies, I meant Lusky's solution, I had the names mixed up. The workaround is to modify line number 1276 in EquipCompare.lua. Originally, this line reads
Code:
if ( right > GetScreenWidth() ) then
change that to
Code:
if ( right and GetScreenWidth() and right > GetScreenWidth() ) then
ps: I have included this temporary fix in version 2.15.
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Originally posted by Kupotek
I believe you can press shift or control now on any item to compare it to what you have equipped by default, so this mod is somewhat obsolete now anyway.
You are somewhat wrong. Please research what EquipCompare does before making statements like that. I have made a number of posts in the past about what EquipCompare provides above and beyond the default UI's solution, so I'm not going to repeat myself.
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Re: Compare to other toon equipment

Originally posted by Oriban
Hi, nice job.

I would like to know if you could add a feature that would able you to compare to other toons.
I have a AH/Bank alt and it would be nice if this toon would be able to compare AH equipment with my main/alt equipments.
Please read back the other comments on this page (not forgetting to flip to the second or more pages). This is one of the most requested features, so I wrote a lengthy explanation once already about why it's not easy to do and why I won't be doing it.
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Sometimes people forget that it takes a lot of work to make these add-ons, AND to make them available to us, the gamers.

Just wanted to drop a note to say that you have a great mod, and thank you for all your hard work.

PS - And this DOES do MUCH more than the default UI
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Originally posted by Legorol
Apologies, I meant Lusky's solution, I had the names mixed up. The workaround is to modify line number 1276 in EquipCompare.lua. Originally, this line reads
Code:
if ( right > GetScreenWidth() ) then
change that to
Code:
if ( right and GetScreenWidth() and right > GetScreenWidth() ) then
ps: I have included this temporary fix in version 2.15.

Thank you very much! No worries about the name and I appreciate you adding that in. Will get it installed today and give it a while. One addon that I love, so I can't wait now. thanks again
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Re: Compare to other toon equipment

Originally posted by Oriban
Hi, nice job.

I would like to know if you could add a feature that would able you to compare to other toons.
I have a AH/Bank alt and it would be nice if this toon would be able to compare AH equipment with my main/alt equipments.
I found an addon that allows you to browse the gear of other toons, CharacterViewer and Armory. It may not do an actual comparison between the item but u can atleast browse thier gear and corridinate your purchases and such.
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Re: Re: Compare to other toon equipment

Originally posted by Xternal
I found an addon that allows you to browse the gear of other toons, CharacterViewer and Armory. It may not do an actual comparison between the item but u can atleast browse thier gear and corridinate your purchases and such.
Where are you seeing CharactersViewer being updated at? It isn't at Curse, and it's long been abandoned since the launch of 3.0.2 on the Cosmos side. Believe me, it was GODLY compared to Armory. MUCH MUCH easier to view items than it is via Armory.
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Smile Cheers mate!

Cheers for continuing such a useful addon after WotLK when all too many other cool addons from Cosmos died. It's really appreciated!
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Re: Re: Re: Compare to other toon equipment

Originally posted by Squishy Tia
Where are you seeing CharactersViewer being updated at? It isn't at Curse, and it's long been abandoned since the launch of 3.0.2 on the Cosmos side. Believe me, it was GODLY compared to Armory. MUCH MUCH easier to view items than it is via Armory.
Latest version of CharactersViewer is 2.88. I don't recall the location of the download for sure, but I think it was here:
http://www.cosmosui.org/addons.php?i...aractersViewer

Latest version of CharacterProfiler is 3.0.1. It can be downloaded here:
http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-a...-profiler.aspx

Last time I enabled them, they worked fine. Although I think that, when I left them enabled during play, one of them caused taint errors with dropdown menus.
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Thanks for all the appreciative posts, it's what makes it worth for me to maintain this AddOn publically

The current version of EquipCompare actually has some (really old) code that is supposed to work with CharactersViewer, and allow you to compare items with your alts'. This code is enabled by default so you don't need to do anything other than installing CharactersViewer. If you select an alt in CharactersViewer, EquipCompare will start to compare items against that character instead. (You can also enable Alt-key mode by typing /eqc alt, which will cause comparison with alts to show only if you hold down Alt)

I don't know if this feature still works, I haven't tested it in a while as CharactersViewer has been pretty much abandoned. I was planning on removing this code next time I do a major upgrade to EquipCompare.
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I would like to add my thanks for the add-on also. I don't know if the CharactersViewer code still works or not as I stopped using CharactersViewer quite a long time ago due to it not being updated for such a long time. I started using Armory instead and miss being able to compare my alts equipment anymore.

I am using the "fix" for EquipCompare posted here and it does stop the error. I noticed the error seemed to occur on any item with "Uses" such as trinkets, or off-hand items when they were placed on the hotbar.
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