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 Adirelle Adirelle May 18, 2010 at 05:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @gamemaster128: no kidding ? :)

  • Avatar of PoMR PoMR May 17, 2010 at 16:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Glad to have helped with the bug report. =)

    Was it also causing the multiple stacks thing?

    Can't wait to get home and check it out!

  • Avatar of Talyrius Talyrius May 17, 2010 at 15:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Perhaps there should be a minimum width for the bag frame?

    http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4936/adibags1.jpg

  • Avatar of Adirelle Adirelle May 17, 2010 at 13:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Every item in the "new" section at login was indeed a bug (alpha!) that I hopefully fixed.

  • Avatar of PoMR PoMR May 17, 2010 at 11:28 UTC - 0 likes

    The most recent build (r20100516210139) is sorting oddly.

    Every time I login it treats my bags as if everything in them is new. Also, if you have multiple stacks of an item and get a new one of the same kind all the stacks move to the top as new.

    If these behaviors are by design then I would very strongly urge you to go back to the old method of checking for items, this is not at all a good way to do the sorting in my honest opinion and would be enough to make me go back to Bagnon, especially since in your forum thread you said that you weren't going to allow remote viewing of the bank.

    I really love this addon, I just won't be using it if the sorting things I mentioned are working as intended. =)

    Last edited May 17, 2010 by PoMR
  • Avatar of Kinless Kinless May 16, 2010 at 14:29 UTC - 0 likes

    The add-on meets every need I have now. (I even got to delete broker_money with the latest update.)

    For caring for my alts I already use Altoholic, so if anyone is needing a "alt's bank account view," or the tooltip view of who has how many of something, Altoholic will address that, and much more.

    http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info8533-Altoholic.html

    But for the business of seeing what's in my bags, this add-on works great. Simple and clean.

    Thanks.

  • Avatar of PoMR PoMR May 16, 2010 at 13:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Two things I'd like to mention(other than how much I love this addon):

    1) I have an addon (Zzmisc Helper) that among other things autorepairs and autosells grey items that stopped working since I've installed AdiBags. They work fine when AdiBags is not enabled, or if I reinstall Bagnon. 2) Is there some way to view one's bank when not at a banker?

    Neither of these are horrible things, but they are nice features and I wonder if there's a possibility of a fix in the first case, and an enhancement in the second assuming that functionality isn't there already.

    Thanks much for a wonderful bag addon!

  • Avatar of Allara Allara May 15, 2010 at 20:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Light: Just install the Bagnon modules too. They work with AdiBags (tested just now).

  • Avatar of light light May 14, 2010 at 15:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Nice addon with some features i missed in bagnon - but somehow some features i like from bagnon i'm missing here. Sad that you already stated that you wont add such things like "bagnon forever" or "bagnon tolltips" ...

  • Avatar of kergoth kergoth May 12, 2010 at 18:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Nicely done on this, by the way. Extremely nice, yet lightweight. Don't miss the configurability, personally, it acts great out of the box.

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