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Updated: 08-27-06 04:19 PM
Updated:08-27-06 04:19 PM


Version: 1.12.0.a2
by: mikk [More]

WoWBench aims to be a near-complete emulation of the World of Warcraft API. AddOn development in WoW can be somewhat strained at times due the near-total lack of in-game debugging capabilities. Added to that, the time it takes to test each change is fairly long.

WoWBench enables AddOn developers to test most of their functionality offline, in a controlled environment where they can fire game events at their own leisure, with content that they choose.

It also features a built-in commandline debugger with stack backtraces and capability to look at global as well as local variables at various stack depths, that allows you to run your own Lua code while examining the breakpoint or error. Of course, anyone with a Lua debugger can utilize those for much more fine-grained debugging while running their AddOn under WoWBench, something which is not possible while running it inside the actual game.

WoWBench does not have an actual graphical user interface (at least, not yet). Game world and (simulated) user interface interaction is all done through console commands. This is not a disadvantage, as it has the distinct advantage of being scriptable for easy repetition.

WoWBench is implemented wholly in Lua, which allows AddOn programmers to easily extend it, and modify it to suit their own purposes.

Latest Version: 1.12.0.a2, Aug 27

  • Includes 1.12 release FrameXML

WoWBench Install Instructions

For much much more information, see WoWBench's main page: http://www.wowwiki.com/WoWBench .

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This project is really amazing, now add a client-server or even p2p architecture, then you got yourself a WoW-MUD!

Really, this helps debugging and benchmarking addons so much. Most of us probably had made a simple WoW API stub when we're to benchmark our addons, this project is 100x more complete than what I can have made myself.
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