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Altoholic  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 6.1.006
by: Thaoky [More]

Hi, my name is Thaoky, and I'm an Altoholic

Altoholic is an Ace 3 addon written for people who dedicate most of their time to leveling alts, and who want to have as much information as possible in one addon. The main feature of the addon is the search functionality which allows users to search their alts' bags or loot tables in an Auction-House-like frame (see screenshots). All this with multiple-realms/accounts support.

Paypal donations accepted at : thaoky.altoholic@yahoo.com



About the addon & the author

I've been playing WoW since the European release, and I used to rely on addons like character viewer to check my alts' inventory, but since it was more or less abandoned and not always stable for me, I decided to write an addon myself and to improve the search feature as much as I could. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do

The addon has been in development since December 2007 and was officially released in late March 2008. It's still not final, and although it has considerably evolved since the initial release, there are still a lot of things I haven't had time to implement yet.
Please note that this is my first addon, and that English is not my native language.

Features:

- Languages supported: enUS, frFR, deDE, esES, ruRU, zhCN & zhTW.

- Account-wide data summary:

  • Characters' talents: Full talent trees & glyphs are supported for both specializations.
  • Money, /played, rest xp for each character, subtotals by realm, and grandtotals for the account.
  • Bag usage: see at a glance which characters should get bigger bags (bag size, free slots and types included)
  • Characters' skills: skill summary on one screen, namely the 2 main professions + the 3 secondary skills as well as riding. I may add more if there's demand. Profession cooldowns included.
  • Reputations: a list of all the reputations of the current realm's characters. You can see at a glance if all your alts are at least honored with Honor Hold if you want to get the new 2.4 blue PVP set. Suggestions on how to gring reputations will be available soon.

- View containers (bags, bank, keyring) of all alts, on all realms.

- Guild banks : You have 10 alts in 10 different guilds on the same server, all of them with access to a guild bank ? Not a problem, you can see them all here.

- E-mail: allows you to see which alts have mail without having to reconnect them. The addon will tell you when mail is about to expire on a character. Threshold configurable (up to 15 days). Multiple realm support as well. Mails sent to a known alt (one you've logged on at least once) will be visible in the addon without having to reconnect it.

- Equipment: See the equipment of the current realm's alts in one screen. Very useful when purchasing stuff for your alts at the AH. Multiple realms supported. Right-clicking any equipment piece will allow you to find an upgrade, this feature is similar to the official wow armory feature, and is quite performant, even though it doesn't match the accuracy of the official one.

- Search: the most important feature of the addon, it uses an AH-like frame to display search results. You can either search bags on the current realm, on all realms, or a loot table.
The loot table is a table based on AtlasLoot, but which contains only item id's, and therefore keeps memory usage minimal.

The Search menu allows you to find items based on their name (even partial), level, type or rarity, almost like at the AH. It is also possible to search known recipes.

- Quest Log: See the quest logs of all your alts, as well as an indication of which alts are on a specific quest. Clicking on a quest link in the chat log will tell you which alts are on that quest.

- Suggestions: Currently, only profession leveling suggestions are available when mousing over your current level in a specific profession. Suggestions are based on the leveling guides posted on the official US forums (credit goes to their respective authors). The addon also suggests you where to quest/grind xp depending on your character level.

Suggestions were also added for the most recent factions. More to come later.

- Auction house: You can see which auctions/bids you've placed with an alt without being logged in or being at the AH.

- Professions: You can browse all known recipes in a thotbot like frame (see screenshot).

- Mounts & Pets of all your alts.

- Achievements are tracked for all you alts (see screenshot).

- Guild Members: a list of your connected guildmates, along with their alts (if they're using Altoholic too), and their average item level. Clicking their AiL will also allow you to "remotely" inspect their equipment.

- Guild Skills: a list of altoholic users in your guild, along with their alts and direct profession links. All professions are available in one click.

- Guild Bank tabs: a list of altoholic users and the time at which they last visited the guild bank. If you haven't visited the guild bank for a few days, you can remotely update your local data without going to a capital city.

FAQ

The FAQ has been moved here : http://www.wowinterface.com/portal.php?id=372&a=faq


Credits

- I'd like to thank my guild, Odysseüs on EU-Marécages de Zangar, for assisting me since the earliest phases, thanks guys for everything you've done
- Thanks to the wowace community, you've been very helpful and this addon would not be there without the technical answers you gave me (especially Xinhuan, author of BankItems)
- Thanks to all the guys who are behind AtlasLoot, keeping the loot table up-to-date is a tremendous work, and the search functionality of Altoholic would not be what it is without your hard work.
- Thanks to Ayindi (wowace) & sLiz3r (curse) for the German translation.
- Thanks to NightOwl (wowace) for the zhTW translation.
- Thanks to Wang (wowace) for the zhCN translation.
- Thanks to Hellbot for the ruRU translation.
- Thanks to Laumac for the frFR translation.
- Thanks to IrregularByte for the esES translation.
- Brykrys for the LinkWrangler support.

Join the #altoholic IRC channel on Freenode : irc://irc.freenode.net:6667/

IMPORTANT NOTE: As with every new expansion, many things have changed in the API, and it is REQUIRED to clear your Saved Variables for the addon.
This means cleaning the following files in \WTF\Account\<your_account>\SavedVariables : Altoholic.lua & All DataStore*.lua

There WILL be bugs if you use your old files without cleaning them first.
Some fixes to work around API changes are too time consuming, so cleaning is required. A meager price to pay once per expansion.

6.1.006 (08/05/2015)

- Updated list of archaeology projects with WoD projects. I apparently messed up and lost the file that contained the update in 6.1.001, it's now ok.
- Moved several UI templates to their own folder.
- Completely rewrote the Blizzard's DropDownMenu widget to use my own version.
I was tired of some of the constraints of their implementation, and of the loss of time it caused me every time I wanted to use one.
So I invested some time in making it my way.
- Account Summary -> The amount of uncollected garrison resources now appears in yellow when resources exceed 300, and in red when they exceed 450.
- Account Summary -> Added icons with drop-down menus to filter your list of alts by faction, level, profession and class.
- Account Summary -> Fixed the expand/collapse button that did not work anymore after the complete rewrite of the pane.
- Achievements lists updated ! (Thanks Bluemage29 for your help !!)
- Fixed a Lua error when viewing the Guild tab with an character not in a guild.


6.1.005 (20/04/2015)

- The garrison mission tooltip now shows a red exclamation mark '!' when no missions are active.
- In the account summary, the last column used to sort the view is now remembered, and is restored when you log in again.
- Character's tab: fixed a lua error when mousing over the professions' icon of a character that does not have 2 professions.
- Account Summary: modified the garrison followers pane to show followers at iLvl 675 and a column for their weapon/armor iLvl.


6.1.004 (11/04/2015)

- Fixed sorting the account summary by "Last Online" where the order was sometimes incorrect.
- Added an option to show the tooltip counters without details (no 'equipped', 'bank', ..). Disabled by default.
- No longer wiping the list of followers before scanning them.
- Added a tooltip to the garrison resources in the account summary, it now shows when resources were last collected, and when you will reach the maximum of uncollected resources.
- Fixed incorrect tooltip after multiple searches in the search tab.
- DataStore_Garrisons: Some clean-up to properly report active missions.
- The garrison mission tooltip that shows a '*' when missions are complete now shows it in red if all active missions are complete.

6.1.003 (07/04/2015)

REMINDER: If you are looking for a free Heroes of the Storm Beta key for the European Region, you should check the comments section on Curse & WoW Inteface.. I still have a few keys to give away.

- Fixed a few lua errors in the account summary tab.
- Added Draenor LFR dungeons to the Grids->Dungeon Finder pane.

6.1.002 (06/04/2015)

- Updated scanning of currencies (honor points), total no longer needs to be divided by 100 since 6.1.
- Updated the garrison followers pane in the account summary to show followers with an iLvl greater than 660.
- DataStore Characters: updated GetRestXPRate() to account for Pandaren extra rest xp.
- Fixed Auction House scanning, and cleaning of expired auctions.
- The summary tab has been fully rewritten so that all 6 panes use the same frames.
This will make the addition of future content much easier.
Some new features here and there while I was at it (quality of life improvements mostly), I'll let you discover them :)
This is an update I wanted to do for a long time, and there are more things planned (more filters).. the other tabs will get an update too.


6.1.001 (25/02/2015)

- Added support for Garrison missions ! Warnings are not in yet, but available and active missions are now visible in the characters' tab.
Note: Active missions can only be correctly tracked if the mission is started with this version of Altoholic, so currently active missions will be visible, but their expiration will not. Sorry, this info is not provided by the game, I have to "manually" keep track of it.
- Fixed the spam of mail expiry warnings, this time for good (hopefully ! feedback appreciated on this one!).
- Now refreshing the follower's pane immediately when the followers' list is updated.
- Updated list of followers not recruited at the inn.
- Updated list of archaeology projects with WoD projects.
- Cleaned up the .pkgmeta of DataStore modules, my sources tell me this should prevent some problems with the Curse Client :) (Thanks Myrroddin !)
- Removed "already known/could be learned by" information from tooltips for companions, as they have been account-wide for a while.
- More code cleanup.

Note: I made several attempts at fixing the double guild bank counters in the tooltip, thanks to all of you who sent me their SV files, the issue is now clear.
Nevertheless, a complete perfect fix is not yet possible, as Blizzard does not provide the real/full realm name to which the guild actually belongs.
The best I can get in my case is "MarécagedeZangar" when I actually expect "Marécage de Zangar", and that value is nowhere to be found in the API.
Long story short, I have to come up with a way to work around this that does not force you guys to respect weird conditions to make it work..


6.0.004 (09/01/2015)

A massive code cleanup was performed, it should be mostly transparent for all of you, but code maintenance will be greatly improved for me.
I also simplified a lot of XML frames with new conventions that Blizzard had activated certainly a while ago, but that I never had time to change.
It's not finished, but it's a step in the right direction :)

- Many options were not saved correctly, this has been fixed, as a result, these options have been reset (tooltip options, etc..)
This options bug had, among others, impact on the account sharing feature that couldn't be launched anymore, Thanks Elfana for helping me on this !
- DataStore_Garrisons: Fixed scanning collection of garrison cache resources. It could occasionally be wrongly reset when getting resources from other sources.
- DataStore_Garrisons: Followers are now stored based on their id's, instead of their names. You will have to check your missions' table again with your alts to update follower information.
- DataStore_Garrisons: added a slider to configure when the reporting for uncollected resources should happen (350 -> 475)
- Grids -> Garrison Followers: added a drop down list to filter followers on whether they are collected, not collected, and if they were recruited at the inn or not.
- Garrison blueprints now appear in red if already known, I applied the same rule as for BOP recipes from Garrison trainers, thus any BOP item with "Already known" will appear red in a merchant frame.
- DataStore_Agenda: fixed another Lua error at logon introduced with previous fix. (Thanks again SpareSimian!)
- DataStore_Mails: added an option to report mails about to expire to the chat frame, in addition to the already existing dialog box. This will allow you to see on which alt the mail can be found. Please keep me informed if you detect real bugs thanks to this.


6.0.003 (27/12/2014)

- DataStore_Garrisons: fixed a bug where saved buildings are deleted from the DB.
- Added tracking of uncollected garrison resources. They can be seen in the currency pane of the account summary.
- Added a warning when uncollected garrison resources are >400 on a given alt. There is an option to disable this warning if you want to.
- Added Garrison-related achievements, now listed in a proper way in the achievements' tab.
- Checked recipes that kept appearing in green at garrison trainers.. there was no bug actually, recipes stayed green because they could be learned by other alts.
What I did instead is to check if a recipe is BOP. If it is BOP, and already known, it will appear in red.
- Removed mounts from the addon, as they have been account-wide for a while now. The icon is still there as a placeholder in the grids tab though.
- DataStore_Pets: removed all mount-related functions and data tables.
- DataStore_Mails: fixed a bug where the addon kept complaining about old mails about to expire. This one is long overdue, thanks to Wispor and Elfana for helping me on this one !
- Fixed "Player not found" message. (Bug 779 / Thanks Phinar !)
- DataStore_Achievements: fixed an error caused by achievements with invalid id (as returned by the game's API). (Bug 792 / Thanks SpareSimian)
- DataStore_Agenda: fixed a Lua error at logon. (Bug 792 also / Thanks SpareSimian)

6.0.002 (24/12/2014)

Seven Year Anniversary Edition.

Today is the seventh birthday of Altoholic, and I wanted to take a moment to thank the community for its patience and support.
2013 was a difficult year on a personal level, and 2014 was extremely busy at work.
As you have all seen, the amount and the pace of releases was not the best in these last 2 years, nevertheless, I remain committed to keep the addon alive, even if it will sometimes be on a "best effort" basis.

I had originally planned to make a release a bit earlier, but life came in the way, and truth be told, it's not a bad thing that the release happens today, as the last time I actually made a release close to the addon's birthday was for the 2-year anniversary.

To celebrate this wonderful day, I am releasing the first garrison-related features, it's not much, but it's a step in the right direction. I hope you'll enjoy it.

I will be peacefully resting at home for the next 2-3 weeks with some spare time on my hands though, and I intend to work on garrison missions + resources, and also on several fixes that are long overdue.

Enough said.. let me finish by wishing you all the best for 2015, for you and your families, and of course for all your alts :)

.. on to the changelog !

- New DataStore module : DataStore_Garrisons !
Note: You have to visit the missions table to scan followers, it doesn't work otherwise.
- Grids tab: added a pane for Garrison followers.
- Grids tab: added a pane for Garrison buildings.
- DataStore_Containers: now scanning the reagent bank at logon.
- Account Summary : updated the "currency" pane to remove valor and justice tokens, and replace them with garrison resources, apexis crystals, and seals of tempered fate.
- Account Summary : added a pane for Garrison followers.
- Fixed a Lua error when talking to an enchanting follower in the garrison.
- Fixed professions not being scanned entirely since 6.0 (Thanks Myrrodin & CKaotic), I did revert the part about followers though, to use IsNPCCrafting() instead.
- A lot of minor fixes.

Notes:
- Garrison missions/resource tracking are coming, no need to ask, it's high on the priority list :)
- I have a few weeks off, so I'll have time to work on the add-on, there will be releases in the coming 2-3 weeks, with several bug fixes (hell, the list has grown quite long..)


6.0.001 (17/10/2014)

- Added a pane in the Grids tab to track LFR lockouts across alts.
- Added support for the new void storage tab + reagent bank.
- Updated achievement lists.
- Updated tradeskills data (Grids tab)
- Fixed WoD related issues.
- DataStore_Reputations: fixed WoD compatibility.
- DataStore_Reputations: LibBabble-Factions is back.
Note : seriously Blizzard why on earth is GetFactionInfoByID no longer returning data for the opposite faction's reputations?
- DataStore_Talents: talents & glyph scanning is temporarily fully disabled. UI is still missing too, sorry about that.
- DataStore_Quests: fixed WoD compatibility.
- DataStore_Containers: Added support for the new void storage tab.
- DataStore_Containers: Added support for the new reagent bank.
- LibCraftInfo: updated for WoD.
- LibCraftLevels: updated for WoD.
- LibCraftReagent: updated for WoD.
- Currencies pane: removed unrequired tooltip.


Older patch notes : see changelog.txt
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Getting this error today on my paladin only. Using version r38. Not sure if anyone has posted it yet, but here it is:

Date: 2009-07-21 00:38:16
ID: 1
Error occured in: Global
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Message: ..\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua line 859:
attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
Debug:
(tail call): ?
(tail call): ?
Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:859: SendPublicInfo()
Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:2250: ?()
...lic\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146:
...lic\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146
[string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:4:
[string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:4
[C]: ?
[string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:13: ?()
...lic\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:91: Fire()
...\AddOns\Altoholic\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119:
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Originally posted by Albus
Is it in the plan to support currencies at some point? By currencies I mean Emblem of Heroism etc. Or does it already do this and I have been blind?
This has indeed been asked often, and I know it really deserves a pane on its own, it's just of matter of time before it gets done.
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Re: cloumn add to the mail expiry window

Originally posted by EvilGrin
Hey Thaoky

another request of mine ^^

any chance to add a column to the mail expiry window where to see if the mail will be errased or sent back? Column name = Status... maybe with icons like errased = red cross and sent back = yellow arrow... or anything else!?!

would be great if possible

cheerz from germany
I'm not certain that it's possible, I'll add that on my list and I'll check. No promise at this point though.
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Originally posted by AnrDaemon
It is the latter. You didn't even bothered reading comments a page back prior to post. It is one of the very often asked questions.
Look through tooltips on account summary page.
Jesus no need for the attitude.

It's actually the tooltip on the activity pane.
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Originally posted by Albus
Is it in the plan to support currencies at some point? By currencies I mean Emblem of Heroism etc. Or does it already do this and I have been blind?
It is the latter. You didn't even bothered reading comments a page back prior to post. It is one of the very often asked questions.
Look through tooltips on account summary page.
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Is it in the plan to support currencies at some point? By currencies I mean Emblem of Heroism etc. Or does it already do this and I have been blind?
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cloumn add to the mail expiry window

Hey Thaoky

another request of mine ^^

any chance to add a column to the mail expiry window where to see if the mail will be errased or sent back? Column name = Status... maybe with icons like errased = red cross and sent back = yellow arrow... or anything else!?!

would be great if possible

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Originally posted by Thaoky
@lilsparky: Thanks for your input, I'm working on DataStore_Crafts which will basically replace the scanning part of Altoholic, and I've adopted your idea of using LPT for craft colors, thanks for the hint. Everything will thus be fixed on my side.

As a side note, I noticed you mentioned the reliability of data coming from the server, and from what I've seen so far, reliability is pretty much 100% with GetTradeSkillInfo() and GetTradeSkillRecipeLink(), but highly depends on the cache for GetTradeSkillItemLink() and GetTradeSkillReagentItemLink(), might help you looking at things differently if you deem that necessary. I'm using LPT too to work around the shortcomings of the latter two.[/b]
keep in mind that returning nil's isn't the only way to be inaccurate -- simply not recognizing that a known skill exists is another. in fact, it's possible that you could get bogus data should a TSU update come thru in the middle of a scan and throw off your indices (probably pretty rare, tho).

from my experience, you can verify the reliability of the data by checking the first index to see if it's a header. incomplete trade data tends to not have headers. if you wish to avoid TSU hooking, you could check the first index and if it's not a header, abort your scan and set up a new scan a second or so later.
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@AnrDaemon: I've worked around the issue in my version, I think the easiest thing to do is to comment the line
Altoholic.TradeSkills:Scan(GetTradeSkillLine(), true) in altoholic.lua (around line 2260)

If necessary, also comment Altoholic:UpdatePlayerSkills() two lines above. Tell me what you find out.

@lilsparky: Thanks for your input, I'm working on DataStore_Crafts which will basically replace the scanning part of Altoholic, and I've adopted your idea of using LPT for craft colors, thanks for the hint. Everything will thus be fixed on my side.

As a side note, I noticed you mentioned the reliability of data coming from the server, and from what I've seen so far, reliability is pretty much 100% with GetTradeSkillInfo() and GetTradeSkillRecipeLink(), but highly depends on the cache for GetTradeSkillItemLink() and GetTradeSkillReagentItemLink(), might help you looking at things differently if you deem that necessary. I'm using LPT too to work around the shortcomings of the latter two.

Anyway, issue is solved, thanks again
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Originally posted by Thaoky
I'm quite confident that this is the issue, the event I was referring to should be avoided at all costs, and I talk from experience. When I first started coding tradeskill related features, I too wanted to use it, but I noticed that it's usage had to be narrowly controlled. I don't really know why blizzard needs to trigger it when a header is expanded/collapsed, but heh, that's their game, so I comply.

If Sparky needs info on how to approach his scanning differently, he can get in touch with me. He might also be interested in DataStore_Crafts, which is an independent module I've written to take care of professions (one of many modules actually).
TSU fires on pretty much anything that changes the trade skill window. i hook it because it's the only reliable way to react to new data coming from the server -- you can't just assume that when you open a trade skill frame that the data is available. on a cleared cache, a TSU might come many seconds after the frame is originally opened. i also throttle the processing associated with any TSU event i receive such that 1/10 of a second must pass with no new TSU events before lsw does anything with it.


you might be able to avoid a bunch of your rescanning by ignoring skill ups altogether. presumably, you scan after a skill up to determine any changes to skill colors. you might consider using libpt's tradeskill levels database to color your skills based simply on the level of the trade skill rather than doing an exhaustive scan after every skill up.


as for the particulars of this stuttering issue, anrdaemon indicated two things related to lsw:
1. it happens on weapon skill ups which lsw doesn't react to
2. it happens when lsw is disabled
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r37 seems to do the trick.
The Version from this site (or curse for that matter) seems the buggy one... (at least for me)
I tried a clean install every time.
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Originally posted by AnrDaemon
I can't make much sense, besides the fact that there's something going on both sides.
I'll direct Sparky to this post and see if he can make more sense of it.

But, really, that stutter was from every weapon skillup.
I'm quite confident that this is the issue, the event I was referring to should be avoided at all costs, and I talk from experience. When I first started coding tradeskill related features, I too wanted to use it, but I noticed that it's usage had to be narrowly controlled. I don't really know why blizzard needs to trigger it when a header is expanded/collapsed, but heh, that's their game, so I comply.

If Sparky needs info on how to approach his scanning differently, he can get in touch with me. He might also be interested in DataStore_Crafts, which is an independent module I've written to take care of professions (one of many modules actually).
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Originally posted by Thaoky
I'll need to make tests, but I think I may know what causes it.
When a skill point is gained, I scan the skills again, but what I do in order to scan everything is to expand/collapse headers, which probably triggers an event that LilSparky's Workshop responds to, and if his processing is important, this is most likely the cause.

Edit: well, after a test, it seems that a fix must be brought on both sides.

1) LSW registers TRADE_SKILL_UPDATE, which fires way too often. That's an event I only register while a craft is being made in alto, especially because of that. The event is also triggered anytime a header is expanded/collapsed. He should approach the scan differently.

2) I'll filter the message when there's a skillup, to make sure the scan is not triggered too often. Note that it only happens if you gain a skill while the tradeskill window is open, the assumption is that if you gain a skill point while it's closed, it's irrelevant to professions.
I can't make much sense, besides the fact that there's something going on both sides.
I'll direct Sparky to this post and see if he can make more sense of it.

But, really, that stutter was from every weapon skillup. And it went away by disabling Altoholic only. I can imagine there's interference between addons that produce this kind of issue, but only 3 addons I have which deal with tradeskills, are RecipeRadar, Alto and LSW. RR haven't been updated in months, and disabling LSW (and RR, and Auctioneer, just for the sake of testing) did not change the issue, every weapon skillup stil cause frame freeze for a moment, until I shut down Alto.
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Re: Re: Altoholic button problem with VuhDo

Originally posted by Thaoky
After installing VuhDo, I indeed saw 2 icons, and by using
/script DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage(GetMouseFocus():GetName())
while mousing over both, I saw that the names were:

VuhDoMinimapButton
LibFuBarPlugin-3.0_VuhDo_FrameMinimapButton

So I'm really sorry, but that's something that VuhDo's author has to work on, not me.
Thanks. I'll throw that up for VuhDo's author to see.
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Originally posted by MrSmith
Since some Versions ago i get the following Error:


Any Idea how to get rid of it? These "Fatality" Messages are annoying...
P.S. i had to delete some of the other error messages from this Post. There where 13 Messages overall.
Check a few posts below, there's a link to the latest version from curse svn, try it & let me know if you still have the problem.
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