AdiBags

Sample display

AdiBags displays the content of your bags in one view, distributed into several sections using smart filters.

It is heavily inspired by Nargiddley’s Baggins.

Configuration is available through Blizzard addon panel, /adibags chat command or right-clicking on the LDB plugin.

Important note about localized filters: some filters rely on translations from LibBabble-Inventory-3.0 so if some of them behave strangely in your locale, please take a look at the library translation status.

Feedback

Important notice: since v1.6.12-beta-1, AdiBags embeds BugGrabber, an error catching addon. Please check the error is really about AdiBags before reporting them here. I suggest installing BugSack to catch the errors.

Please report any bug or error using the wowace bug tracker (your Curse account works there). The comments section below is not meant to report and track bugs. I won’t reply to bug reports in the comment section anymore.

Some words about submitting bug reports:

  • I do not care about “it doesn’t work, fix it!” messages. I need to know how it failed and a way to reproduce the bug so I can test it and make sure I fix it.
  • Bug reports are not in the “fire and forget” kind of things. I may have to ask you some details.
  • Please check all existing tickets and the “known issues” section below before submitting new ones. Duplicate reports will be rejected on sight.

Bug tracker
WoWace forum thread

Features

Most of these features may be configured. Check out the configuration panel ! (using the /adibags chat command or clicking on the bag icon, you have any LDB display)

  • Smart filters are used to distribute items into several sections, including:
    • Item sets of the Blizzard’s gear manager (one section per set),
    • Junk items (whitelist and blacklist available),
    • Quest items,
    • Equipment (items your character can wear),
    • Sections based on item category: trade goods, consumables, recipes, ...
    • Manual filtering (drag and drop items on section header, or add new section from the configuration panel),
    • Ammunition and warlocks’ soul shards,
    • Free space.
  • Smart item sorting inside each section.
  • Smart section layout ; change the setting “Automatic layout update” to control the frequency of updates.
  • Track new items ; use the [N] button resets the “new” flag.
  • Display slot type.
  • Bag tidy ; click on the [T] button.
  • Hide some sections, using the [V] button.
  • Name-based search.
  • Equipped bags (click on the bag icon in the top left corner),
  • Display character money in the backpack.
  • Display character tokens in the backpack.
  • LDB data source, displaying free space.
  • Two bag placement modes (choose one in the configuration panel):
    • Anchored: the bags expand from an anchor towards the center of the screen. The anchor can be unlocked and moved.
    • Manual: move the bags by dragging their title.

Separate modules

I have written two separate modules for AdiBags:

Tips & tricks

  • you can create your own sections using the “manual filter” in filter configuration. You can then drag and drop items on section titles to reassign them ; this works for any section.
  • if you want to highlight new items without putting them into a specific section, edit the “new items” filter priority to put it at the end of the filter list.

Known issues

  • All items are always news / new items are not detected / item sets are not working: AdiBags is (ab)using the game API to emulate some features that is was not meant to do. It relies on some timings that depend on your computer speed, your realm server and/or your network connection (because the game is inherently asynchronous). In some cases, it just does not work and there is almost nothing I can do because I cannot reproduce the bug to diagnose it and to try to fix it. So basically, if the new item or item set filters are not working for you, there is little chance I can fix it.
  • Protected action/addon blocked error: they sometimes happen with AdiBags. Even though my effort, I can not reproduce these. Blizzard taint reports are very buggy, often blaming the wrong addon. As such they are pretty much useless.
  • Please note that prospecting, disenchanting or milling can create new items (e.g. that were not in your inventory yet). This can cause the whole bag to be updated. In this case, the items that were under your mouse cursor may move around. There is no easy solution for this so be cautious.

Things that likely will not be implemented

Anything else than the existing “all-in-one” views

AdiBags has been built around, and optimized for, the idea of the “all-in-one” view. Doing anything would require to redesign big parts of the addons, especially the layout code that is quite complex at the first place.

Anything that requires to scan item tooltips

Tooltip scanning is quite CPU-consuming and above all requires asynchronous programming, since item tooltips would not always be available at the time AdiBags should use them. This would raise the complexity of bag filtering be an order of magnitude and turn AdiBags into a CPU hog.

Some examples what requires to scan the item tooltips:

  • detecting the kind and state of binding: unbound, soulbound, bind-on-pickup, bind-on-equip…
  • detecting already known spells/pets/recipes or faction/race/level/skill/class restrictions ; basically any “red text” in the tooltip.

Guild bank

AdiBags presents you a nice view of your bags but actually they are in a complete mess. With AdiBags, there is no need and no way to tidy up the items in the actual bags. Guilds usually try to keep their bank tidy. What would happen if some people in a guild used AdiBags for the guild bank ? Well, they would mess up the guild bank content and people NOT using AdiBags would have to deal with that mess. I can hear the screams from there. So that is why I will not implement guild bank.

Alt bags and bank

AdiBags is not an alt bags/bank viewer. If you want to keep track of what your alt owns, I suggest using an addon like BagSync.

Full bag skinning

Basic skinning is available using LibSharedMedia-1.0: you can choose the bag font, background and border, as well as the color.

Comprehensive in-game filter/section editor

According to my experience with Baggins, comprehensive editor is awful to write as an author and awful to use as an user. Hence I focus on creating filters that have a smart built-in behavior and only a few options. I try to avoid the 20% of features that would require 80% of development effort.

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  • Avatar of kergoth kergoth May 12, 2010 at 18:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Get an error about no GetInventorySlot method upon going to the bank. Appears that you call the UpdateLocked from the bank frames on yours, but you don't provide all the methods they expect. Haven't looked into it closely.

  • Avatar of Adirelle Adirelle May 12, 2010 at 08:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @leks0d: this is related to your ticket #2. Does it happen with only AdiBags enabled ? I don't think of any way this would happen unless some other addon messes with Blizzard's API. I'll add some checks in next version.

    @Cal: no. There are dedicated addons for this task.

    Edit: BTW, I created a thread on the forum : http://forums.wowace.com/showthread.php?t=18079

    Last edited May 12, 2010 by Adirelle
  • Avatar of leks0d leks0d May 12, 2010 at 02:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Error after auto restock reagents(same with auro sell grey items and auto stuck in auction house): Interface\AddOns\AdiBags\modules\NewItemTracking.lua:126: attempt to index local 'link' (a function value) Count: 1

    Call Stack: (tail call): ? Interface\AddOns\AdiBags\modules\NewItemTracking.lua:126: in function <Interface\AddOns\AdiBags\modules\NewItemTracking.lua:125> Interface\AddOns\AdiBags\modules\NewItemTracking.lua:153: in function `?' ...ags\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146: in function <...ags\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146> [string "safecall Dispatcher[5]"]:4: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[5]"]:4> [C]: ? [string "safecall Dispatcher[5]"]:13: in function `?' ...ags\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:91: in function `SendMessage' Interface\AddOns\AdiBags\widgets\ContainerFrame.lua:339: in function `UpdateButtons' Interface\AddOns\AdiBags\widgets\ContainerFrame.lua:138: in function <Interface\AddOns\AdiBags\widgets\ContainerFrame.lua:132> (tail call): ? [C]: ? [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:9: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:5> (tail call): ? ...\AddOns\AdiBags\libs\AceBucket-3.0\AceBucket-3.0.lua:116: in function <...\AddOns\AdiBags\libs\AceBucket-3.0\AceBucket-3.0.lua:109> (tail call): ? [C]: ? [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5> (tail call): ? ...ce\AddOns\AdiBags\libs\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:166: in function <...ce\AddOns\AdiBags\libs\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:138>

    Last edited May 12, 2010 by leks0d
  • Avatar of Cal Cal May 12, 2010 at 01:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Do you intend to track items across characters and display that information on the tooltips?

  • Avatar of Talyrius Talyrius May 11, 2010 at 23:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Nope, no error message. When I click the Configure button, the Interface options close and it shows me the ESC menu again.

  • Avatar of Adirelle Adirelle May 11, 2010 at 22:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Hrm, that's annoying because I have it working fine there. Any error message ?

  • Avatar of Talyrius Talyrius May 11, 2010 at 21:59 UTC - 0 likes

    If you open the Interface options from the ESC menu and then click your new Configure button, it doesn't show. However, if you use an LDB plugin to open the Interface options, it works. Is there a way to fix this?

  • Avatar of Adirelle Adirelle May 11, 2010 at 15:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Just released a new alpha with a bunch of options and few tweaks.

    @gamemaster128: no, I meant I'll stick to the "all-in-one" view for backpack and bank.

    @gagou:

    • virtual stack for any kind of item: possible,
    • bank anywhere: hard to implement in the current state of the addon,
    • movable frame: already is (check options),
    • collapsable section: I'm undecided yet.
  • Avatar of p33p p33p May 11, 2010 at 13:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you for this awesome addon. I greatly appreciate the "ready to go out of the box" settings. I would also love to see the gold info added and draggable at all times options but beggers cant be choosy. This addon is amazing! Thank you again for sharing this with us.

  • Avatar of gagou gagou May 11, 2010 at 08:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I've just switched from Baggins to AdiBags, I like this new bag mod. I just have a few wishes :)

    • Add virtual stack for any kind of item
    • Bank anywhere module that will show bank the same way it's shown when at the bank (not like it's currently done in baggins anywhere)
    • Make the frame movable (or maybe add a lock/unlock button on the frame that would display the anchor)
    • Make sections collaspable like they are in Baggins

    If some or all of those wishes are not doable I'll undersand that you don't want to bloat your addon. :)

Facts

Date created
May 07, 2010
Category
Last update
Aug 09, 2014
Development stage
Release
Language
  • enUS
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License
All Rights Reserved
Curse link
AdiBags
Downloads
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