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),
    • 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 sorting: left-click on the [S] button; right-click toggles auto-sorting, which sorts the bag on close.
  • 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

  • New items detection does not work like it did before 1.8: Ihis is normal. I switched to the NewItems API that Blizzard has added in patch 6.0. This API does not work for bank nor items coming from the bank or the mailbox, but it does not having the timing issue my code had.
  • Opening the bank or closing my bag cause lag spike: this is an know issue with Blizzard bag sorting. For now, it is called every time you close your bag with auto-sorting enabled. I am working on a solution to sort bags only if their content actually changed.
  • 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 Talyrius Talyrius Jun 10, 2010 at 09:54 UTC - 0 likes
    Quote from Adirelle:

    @gamemaster128: I still have issues with huge-ass sections. They doesn't give much layout options.

    Yes, I can see that. There must be a way around it though. Maybe you could make a rule that if a section contains enough items to exceed the 'Maximum row width', then it receives a higher priority than other sections. The smaller sections would then come after the large sections.

    http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1870/adibags2.jpg

    Last edited Jun 10, 2010 by Talyrius
  • Avatar of rellip rellip Jun 09, 2010 at 15:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Strange! It worked when starting as administrator. But i dont have this problem with any other addon after a fresh clean!

  • Avatar of Talyrius Talyrius Jun 09, 2010 at 13:53 UTC - 0 likes

    rellip:
    Try running Wow.exe as Administrator (right-click it and you should see the option) to test yj589794's theory.

  • Avatar of yj589794 yj589794 Jun 09, 2010 at 12:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @rellip, this could be because the permissions within your WTF folder have changed. If you no longer have write permission on the adibags settings file, then any changes you make in-game ill be lost when you log out.

  • Avatar of rellip rellip Jun 08, 2010 at 16:10 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a problem that the scale is reseting to default every time i login. I tried to delete everything in WTF but the problem persist. Using the latest version. Other than that this addond rocks!

    I'm on enGB version of WoW if that would cause it?

  • Avatar of Adirelle Adirelle Jun 07, 2010 at 22:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @gamemaster128: what settings caused this ? Can you reproduce it ? If you did, could you open a ticket with all the detail please ?

  • Avatar of Adirelle Adirelle Jun 07, 2010 at 08:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @gamemaster128: I still have issues with huge-ass sections. They doesn't give much layout options.

  • Avatar of argonaut argonaut Jun 06, 2010 at 12:05 UTC - 0 likes

    German localisation should match now most of all things.

    Greetz Argo

  • Avatar of Talyrius Talyrius Jun 06, 2010 at 08:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Do you have any idea what is happening here? This is with v1.0-beta-6.

    http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4774/wowscrnshot060610014710.th.jpg

    EDIT:
    It was the maximum bag height option. I think it was set to 60 and I fixed it by changing it to 75.

    Last edited Jun 06, 2010 by Talyrius
  • Avatar of DaemonSambe DaemonSambe May 30, 2010 at 22:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you add a currency tracker, to track emblems or whatever else can be selected for 'Show on Backpack" in the Currency tab?

Facts

Date created
May 07, 2010
Category
Last update
Oct 20, 2014
Development stage
Release
Language
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License
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