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5.4
Better Battle Pet Tooltip
Version: 5.4.8.62
by: Phanx [More]
Adds your highest collected level and best collected quality to battle pet tooltips.
Zeigt in den Kampfhaustier-Tooltips die höchste gefangene Stufe und Qualität.
Mostrar el mayor nivel y calidad de las mascotas de combate capturadas en las descripciones.
Afficher le plus haut niveau et qualité des mascottes de combat capturées dans les infobulles.
Mostrare il più alto livello e qualità dei mascotti da combattimento catturati nelle descrizioni.
Mostrar o mais alto nível e qualidade dos mascotes de batalha capturados nas dicas.
Показать высокий уровень и качество, которое вы поймали, во всплывающих подсказках для боевых питомцев.

It works with unit tooltips for wild battle pets, item tooltips for caged battle pets and items that teach battle pets, and minimap tracking tooltips.

The default "Collected (1/3)" text is changed to "Collected (Level 25)", to indicate the level of your collected pet, and both the text and the tooltip border are colored by the rarity of your collected pet.

Colorblind users will be shown the rarity name (eg. "Rare") at the end of the info line, and the text won't be colored.

For wild pets you have already fought, but forfeited out of the battle, the tooltip for that pet will show its quality. This can be helpful for pets that travel in groups, so you can easily see which ones you haven't checked for quality yet. Please note that this only works for unit tooltips (not minimap tracking tooltips) and only for that individual pet (not others of the same type). This information is not saved between login sessions or UI reloads.

Options

Type /bbpt to open the options panel, or browse to it in the game’s Interface Options window.

Feedback

Post a comment. If you are reporting a bug, please include directions I can follow to reproduce the bug, whether it still happens when all other addons are disabled, and the exact text of the related error message (if any) from BugSack.

Please note that I consider this addon to be complete, and will probably not add any new features.

Language Support

Compatible with:
  English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Português, Русский, 한국어, 简体中文, 繁體中文
Translated into:
  English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Português, Русский

To add or update translations for any language, post a comment or send me a PM.

Credits & Colophon

Better Battle Pet Tooltip was inspired by PetCaught by Lifetapt.

The font in the screenshot is DejaWeb. Visible addons include Bagnon, PhanxTooltip, and my private minimap and border addons. Private means I will not upload them for you, so don't ask.
Version 5.4.8.62
  • Added missing Italiano, Português, and Русский translations

Version 5.4.8.58
  • Added item/species ID data for recipe items that teach tradeskills that create items that teach pets

Version 5.4.2.57
  • Updated item/species ID data

Version 5.4.7.55
  • Added an option to disable tooltip border coloring, for compatibility with other tooltip addons
  • Fixed item ID for Snowshoe Rabbit Crate

Version 5.4.2.52
  • Fixed adding info to chat link tooltips

Version 5.4.1.51
  • Added a few really old BOP pet items, not because I expect anyone to actually get a new Tyrael's Hilt at this point, but because they appear on the PTR and cause annoying errors.

Version 5.4.1.50
  • Updated for WoW 5.4
  • Added missing 5.4 and 5.4.1 pets

Version 5.3.0.47
  • Updated for WoW 5.3
  • Added missing 5.3 pets

Version 5.2.0.44
  • Added Snail Shell item (teaches Speedy the Snail)
  • Added the missing pet items for the Raiding With Leashes achievement
  • Updated German translations from CanRanBan
  • Improved warning messages for missing species/item mappings

Version 5.2.0.39
  • German, y u so difficult?

Version 5.2.0.38
  • Fixed several localization issues causing duplicated tooltip lines
  • Fixed display of counts only
  • Updated French translations from oXid_FoX

Version 5.2.0.34
  • Fixed showing only the collected count in tooltips
  • Possibly improved string detection for modifying tooltips
  • Updated localization for pet level display

Version 5.2.0.32
  • I accidentally the file paths

Version 5.2.0.31
  • Mostly rewritten
  • Added support for chat link tooltips and spell tooltips (eg. in the trainer UI)
  • Fixed species detection for minimap tracking tooltips with color codes (eg. underground pets shown in gray)

Version 5.2.0.19
  • Added quality display for wild pets you've already seen in battle this session
  • Fixed detection of items with different names than the pets they teach
  • Fixed handling of minimap tracking tooltips with up/down arrow icons in them
  • Fixed showing info in tooltips for other players' battle pet companions
  • Now uses LibPetJournal-2.0 for better compatibility with other pet-related addons

Version 5.1.0.9
  • Fixed an issue with pet journal filters
  • Fixed unit coloring to support units other than mouseover

Version 5.1.0.6
  • First public release
Archived Files (13)
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5.4.8.58
26kB
Phanx
06-22-14 02:11 AM
5.4.7.57
26kB
Phanx
05-03-14 02:26 AM
5.4.7.55
22kB
Phanx
04-23-14 07:15 AM
5.4.2.52
22kB
Phanx
01-30-14 07:14 AM
5.4.1.51
22kB
Phanx
12-08-13 05:45 AM
5.4.1.50
22kB
Phanx
12-01-13 06:10 AM
5.4.1.49
22kB
Phanx
12-01-13 06:08 AM
5.3.0.46
21kB
Phanx
07-08-13 08:48 PM
5.2.0.44
21kB
Phanx
05-01-13 03:18 AM
5.2.0.39
21kB
Phanx
04-12-13 08:19 PM
5.2.0.38
21kB
Phanx
04-12-13 02:29 AM
5.2.0.19
19kB
Phanx
03-07-13 04:52 AM
5.1.0.9
7kB
Phanx
12-18-12 02:25 AM


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Version 5.4.8.62
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Hmm... looking back I see you already posted that correction over a year ago, and I even replied to it, but apparently I forgot to actually update it. That was before I started learning German though, so I'm going to blame the bad grammar on Google this time. >_>
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Zeigt im Kampfhaustieren-Tooltips die höchste Stufe und Qualität, die Ihr habt gefangen.
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Zeigt in den Kampfhaustier-Tooltips die höchste gefangene Stufe und Qualität.
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Zeigt in den Kampfhaustier-Tooltips die höchste Stufe und Qualität, die Ihr gefangen habt.
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Originally Posted by meljen
It's an addon called 'Spy'. ... http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/spy
Based on a cursory examination of that addon's code, it's definitely causing the problem, by changing the tooltip text (adding extra line breaks and/or color codes) even when it doesn't add any information because the tooltip isn't for a player. Its author should fix their code to stop doing this.

The other solution would be for me to add extra code to try to guess whether the tooltip text changed because you moved the cursor over something else or because another addon changed it, but that's just throwing more unnecessary bloat on top of the other addon's unnecessary bloat. Better for everyone if the other addon stops doing unnecessary things.
I totally agree. I don't expect you to modify your addon to fix some coding from another addon. I just unticked the class/level minimap appending option for Spy on my end and your tooltip is working fine now. I'm glad I figured out where the issue was coming from!

Thanks as always for your help and great addons. It is all very, very appreciated.
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Originally Posted by meljen
It's an addon called 'Spy'. ... http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/spy
Based on a cursory examination of that addon's code, it's definitely causing the problem, by changing the tooltip text (adding extra line breaks and/or color codes) even when it doesn't add any information because the tooltip isn't for a player. Its author should fix their code to stop doing this.

The other solution would be for me to add extra code to try to guess whether the tooltip text changed because you moved the cursor over something else or because another addon changed it, but that's just throwing more unnecessary bloat on top of the other addon's unnecessary bloat. Better for everyone if the other addon stops doing unnecessary things.
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Originally Posted by Phanx
I also use PetTracker and have had no such problems, so that's probably not the cause, but it does sound like you have some other addon that's also trying to modify the text in minimap tooltips. If you have no idea which addon it might be, start by disabling any tooltip addons, and if it's still happening, use a binary search to narrow down the conflict. Once you figure out which addon it is, post a link to its download page and I'll see what i can do.
Thank you! I have quite a few addons so I did as you mentioned - I tried disabling Overachiever, Tiptac, various RP mods, etc. and nothing seemed to change. Finally I figured it out. It's an addon called 'Spy'. I had an option in it enabled for the minimap - 'display levels/class in tooltip'. This only works if someone is tracking... like a druid, hunter, or tracker food, and if spy picks up their normal blips on the minimap. You can mouseover their blip and it will append their level and class (for enemy factions). With spy and your addon enabled, they were looping each other infinitely. When I disabled that specific option, it stopped looping.

Spy can be found on curse: http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/spy
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I also use PetTracker and have had no such problems, so that's probably not the cause, but it does sound like you have some other addon that's also trying to modify the text in minimap tooltips. If you have no idea which addon it might be, start by disabling any tooltip addons, and if it's still happening, use a binary search to narrow down the conflict. Once you figure out which addon it is, post a link to its download page and I'll see what i can do.
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I don't know if Pet Tracker (or some other addon) is causing a conflict - when I first installed your awesome addon, it worked fine. But for some reason after a few days it starts bugging out over the minimap. When I hover over a pet paw there, it initially shows the standard tooltip (just the name of the pet, no level info) but if I hover over it again it starts spamming like CRAZY with the level info. It scrolls up and up on my screen until I move away from the paw print.

This has happened a lot with me over the course of using this addon, I don't know if it conflicts with specific addons or if others have seen this happen. I just thought I would let you know what I saw. :-)
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I guess I can add an option...

Originally Posted by ckaotik
Also the reason why which color is used is not quite obvious
If you have already collected the pet, the color indicates the highest quality you've collected. Otherwise, it indicates the quality of the tooltip's pet, if known. It does sound a bit inconsistent written out that way... I guess it should just always show the tooltip's pet quality, maybe just highlighting (eg. with the same orange used for the "not collected" text) if it's an upgrade. I'm open to suggestions.

Originally Posted by ckaotik
Also this little one is not liked (http://wowhead.com/item=8497):
BetterBattlePetTooltip: Missing pet string for Hasenkäfig (Schneehase)
Oops. Had a typo in the item ID for that one. Fixed soon.
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Originally Posted by Phanx
I don't really want to add options for every little thing... is coloring the border causing some actual problem? >_>
I understand that config bloat isn't something one should aim for. However in my tooltip style (plain simple black outer glow), this messes up my "feeling" quite a bit. Also the reason why which color is used is not quite obvious:
Edit: I am using TipTac, in case that matters

Also this little one is not liked (http://wowhead.com/item=8497):
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I don't really want to add options for every little thing... is coloring the border causing some actual problem? >_>
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Purrrfect except for one little thing ...
Could you please add a configurable option to disabling coloring the tooltip's border?
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