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Unread 06-01-09, 11:10 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Multishot (Screenshot)

Hello and welcome to Multishot - a tiny addon that automatically takes screenshots of memorable events in your World of Warcraft career. It's a photo diary of everything you come across in Azeroth, Outland, Northend and Pandaria.

This thread contains some technical information about Multishot and hopefully lots of comments, feature requests & bug reports.

Multishot uses LibBossIDs to detect boss kills. On every instanced monster's death Multishot checks its unique Id and takes a screenshot if it's a boss. Additional to that we've created our own database with all rare/rare-elite mobs and some blacklist/whitelist stuff.

Features
  • level-ups and guild level-ups
  • achievements and guild achievements
  • challenge mode medals
  • reputation changes
  • trade window transactions
  • any rare/rare-elite mob kills
  • timeline; take a screenshot every x minutes (configurable)
  • keybind; take a custom screenshot on demand

Anyone who has contributed: I really appreciate your help! Thanks for improving Multishot by adding new features to the source code, reporting & fixing bugs, and so on. Keep it going!


Last edited by dlui : 12-25-12 at 07:02 PM. Reason: WoW 5.1
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Unread 06-11-09, 08:09 AM   #2
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Just noticed that the delay doesn't seem to click in for boss kills, but works for the achievements.
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Unread 06-29-09, 11:05 AM   #3
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Any chance you can time things like big critical hits or does that happen to fast?

Also a way to set the threshold so it only would go off on big pvp hits?
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Unread 08-05-09, 09:45 AM   #4
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when I turn off shots for boss kills but leave on achievements it doesn't seem to work. but if I have boss kills on then it takes pics of achievements.
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Unread 08-05-09, 03:20 PM   #5
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Dear Tondef and skarrde,

I couldn't reproduce your problems, worked fine for me. Please update to Multishot 1.4 and post again if anything is not working as intented.

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Unread 08-10-09, 02:47 AM   #6
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I had same problem as Skarrde. I changed bit of your code, and it seems problem is solved.

function Multishot:COMBAT_LOG_EVENT_UNFILTERED() in Multishot.lua:

Code:
function Multishot:COMBAT_LOG_EVENT_UNFILTERED()
  inInstance, instanceType = IsInInstance()
  if (instanceType == "party" and (not MultishotConfig.party)) then return end;
  if (instanceType == "raid" and (not MultishotConfig.raid)) then return end;
  if arg2 == "UNIT_DIED" then
    tempID = tonumber("0x" .. string.sub(arg6, 9, 12));
    if BossIDs[tempID] then
      if UnitIsDead("player") then
        self:ScheduleTimer(Screenshot, MultishotConfig.pdelay);
      else
        isDelayed = true;
      end
    end
  end
end
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Unread 08-22-09, 03:07 PM   #7
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Thank you. Please update to Multishot 1.5!
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Unread 08-23-09, 03:52 AM   #8
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Feature request:

Can you make an option so that the addon shows text when I level (Such as in the middle of the screen "Congradulations for reaching level 65" for example) and take a screenshot WHILE that text is being displayed?
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Unread 08-23-09, 06:19 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Bomyne View Post
Feature request:

Can you make an option so that the addon shows text when I level (Such as in the middle of the screen "Congradulations for reaching level 65" for example) and take a screenshot WHILE that text is being displayed?
http://www.wowinterface.com/download...elUpGrats.html does that
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Unread 08-30-09, 07:47 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Bomyne View Post
Feature request:

Can you make an option so that the addon shows text when I level (Such as in the middle of the screen "Congradulations for reaching level 65" for example) and take a screenshot WHILE that text is being displayed?
The author just needs to delay the shot by like 1 second I believe.
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Unread 08-30-09, 06:21 PM   #11
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Maybe add a feature to take a Screenshot when you are Exalted with a Reputation?
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Unread 01-06-10, 05:55 AM   #12
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Since 3.3 I've not been getting any screenshots on boss kills in 10/25 man instances - specifically Icecrown and ToC. It seems to work fine still in Naxxramas and for achievements/rep increases, but I'm not getting anything in the new raid instances. This might be a problem with the library?
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Unread 01-06-10, 08:08 AM   #13
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That's correct.

Until dlui posts a repack you can manually update with the latest LibBossID library from here:
http://www.wowace.com/addons/libbossids-1-0/files/

Get the topmost file and extract it inside Multishot folder.
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Unread 01-15-10, 08:30 PM   #14
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Problem with Multishot r34 in WoW 3.3 (using with the latest LibBossIDs-1.0 r36 from Dec. 9/09).

Its consistently taking screenshots of certain trash mob deaths in the new Pit of Saron 5-man instance. Specifically: Ymirjar Flamebearers, Ymirjar Flamebearers and/or Ymirjar Wrathbringers.

No, its not connected to any reputation level gains or anything else. Have yet kill the first mob group up the path after the Krick & Ick boss without it taking an unwanted screenshot.

(First posted a month ago on the addon thread. Problem is still occurring with Multishot r36, as is to be expected).
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Unread 01-15-10, 09:02 PM   #15
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I have been updating LibBossID diligently and have run the 3 new heroics numerous times.

Going back in my screenshots folder a month+ I can find several killshots of bosses but not even 1 false positive involving that trash.

(I just did a hPoS run again tonight couple hours before posting and Multishot works as expected).

The only screenshots of trash I can find is related to reputation gains.

Any chance you have moved reputations messages to another chatframe,
or you were gaining reputation for factions you have moved to "inactive"?
"Inactive" marked reps will not switch the repbar (if you have an autoswitch addon and rely on that to notice rep gains).

Considering you are the only one reporting this "problem" I'd start looking at conflicts or other explanations because I don't think there's any problem with Multishot.
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Unread 01-22-10, 06:06 PM   #16
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A few more IDs for your blacklist that lead to false positives.

Not Multishot's fault, LibBossID has them in to accomodate bossmods
(since it's 'trash' linked to the outcome of raid encounters).

Whatever the reason it leads to Multishot taking some unwanted screenies.
-- Naxxramas
[16803] = true, -- DeathKnight Understudy: Razuvious "adds"
[15930] = true, -- Feugen (Thaddius pre-event)
[15929] = true, -- Stalagg (Thaddius pre-event)
-- Ulduar
[32933] = true, -- Left Arm (Kologarn's arms)
[32934] = true, -- Right Arm (Kologarn's arms)
-- Icecrown Citadel
[37217] = true, -- Precious (Festergut/Rotface "pets")
[37025] = true, -- Stinky (Festergut/Rotface "pets")

Regards.

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Unread 01-23-10, 11:57 AM   #17
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Rares?

Would it be possible to add the ability to take a screenshot when you kill a rare? Paparazzi has this, and I find its about the only thing I can think of that I'd like this to do. Thanks for a great addon and keep up the great work!
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Unread 01-24-10, 06:03 PM   #18
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It's definitely possible but there is a bit of deliberation involved.

There's 2 ways of doing this:
- Use a list of rares (by mining wowhead) similarly to how the addon uses a list of bosses (provided by LibBossID)
- Use API to determine if the mob killed was a rare.

There's pros and cons to both methods.
List pretty much ensures you will not miss a rare screenshot (if your list is complete)
but you can end up with screenshots when others (in combatlog distance) kill a rare.

I'm testing a method that doesn't rely in a hardcoded list but it is a bit hard to find rares on demand

Anyway I'll probably post some code tomorrow or the next day for both methods and dlui can decide if and which he'd like to use

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Changed files (against Multishot r39.1) for:

Method A (rares determined by API)
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Multishot.lua http://www.pastey.net/131911
Config.lua http://www.pastey.net/131912
This will catch any rare or rare elite that you kill provided it was your target at the time of death.
Pros: no need for a hardcoded list and "auto updates" if new rares are added to the game.
Cons: you can lose a screenshot if somehow the mob is not targetted when it dies.

Method B (rares determined by a list of IDs)
------------------------------------------
A new file added to the addon folder...
Rares.lua http://www.pastey.net/131915
and to Multishot.toc http://www.pastey.net/131916
Multishot.lua http://www.pastey.net/131913
Config.lua http://www.pastey.net/131912 (same as above)
Pros: Will catch any rare killed that's included in the list regardless if it was targetted.
Cons: The included list will need updates if new rares are added / discovered.
It will take screenshots when a rare is killed in combatlog range regardless if it was the player's kill.
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Unread 01-26-10, 06:28 AM   #20
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Great Work. Thanks.

But which of the two solutions should I add?

Does UnitClassification("target") work? Isn't the target cleared on killing a mob?

Maybe combining these two methods: if UnitClassification isn't a match let's ask our inbuild db?
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