Ammo-matique


Ammo-matique is now obsolete as ammo has been removed from the game altogether.

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Ammo-matique

Ammo-matique provides automated ammo handling. It can automatically select the suitable ammo type in any particular situation. Additionally, it can alert you when you're running low or out of ammo, in a variety of ways including voice feedback. As if that wasn't enough, it can also help keep your inventory tidy by automatically moving all your ammo to a designated bag!

News

Ammo-matique 2.0 introduces a simpler but more powerful way of configuring ammo preferences for raids - it is now possible to configure on a per-raid zone basis! A number of people requested a feature like this, and now it's here!

Lady Deathwhisper and Professor Putricide should now be correctly identified as bosses, even though the game itself only classifies them as elites. Onyxia's Lair should now be discovered properly the first time you target a mob inside.

The WoW 3.3 upgrade removed the ability for add-ons to switch weapons and ammo automatically when in combat. Because of this, Ammo-matique is no longer able to auto-switch ammo while in combat. It still attempts to switch ammo while out of combat and it can provide a warning if the ammo should be changed but you're in combat, and prompt you to do it manually.

Currently supported features

  • Automatic discovery and ranking of ammo. The best ammo is referred to as the "premium", and the worst the "low-grade".
  • Automatic out-of-combat switching of ammo type (premium vs low-grade) depending on mob type and location, or PvP situation.
  • Warns if you are using the wrong ammo type and Ammo-matique is unable to swap it automatically (i.e. in-combat).
  • Warnings when the current ammo drops below a configured threshold, runs out, and when all ammo runs out.
  • Warning in the default chat window.
  • Warning in the standard error frame.
  • Warning by voice over (male and female voice sets available).
  • Automatic ammo restocking. This add-on can automatically buy ammo from vendors and keep you topped up to a configurable level.
  • Ammo bag designation. Keep all your ammo in the bag you specify, even when it's not a quiver/ammo pouch.
  • Integration with any LibDataBroker (LDB) display add-on, such as TitanPanel and ChocolateBar.
  • All features configurable via the standard menu (Esc -> Interface -> AddOns)
  • Keybinds for the common operations.
  • /ammo slash-command for macro access to Ammo-matique.
  • Support for AddonLoader, making Ammo-matique only load on characters which use ammo (hunters, warriors and rogues).

Localization support

  • enUS: full support
  • others: possible, but need translators
  • Full functionality should be available across all locales, starting with version 1.4beta2. Prior to this the auto-reloading would not work in non-US locales.

LDB support

Ammo-matique now has LDB support, meaning it integrates with display addons like Titan Panel, ChocolateBar, etc. It provides the current ammo count (color coded based on ammo quality) and ammo icon, as well as list of the available ammo as a tooltip. Left-clicking toggles equipped premium/lowgrade (out-of-combat only). Right-clicking brings up the configuration dialog. FuBar users can use the Broker2FuBar plugin to enable Ammo-matique and other LDB plugins in FuBar.

Planned features

  • Due to Blizzard's intentions of removing ammo completely in Cataclysm, no further development is expected. If there are bugs found before Cataclysm, they may get fixed, but no new features will be added.

Known issues

  • Ammo changing for bosses in instances does not work in most cases. Due to ammo going away entirely in Cataclysm, and this issue being surprisingly difficult to resolve, I have no plans on providing a fix. Apologies for the inconvenience.
  • On zoning/logging in it can sometimes issue the "all ammo exhausted" warning, even though you have ammo. This seems to be due to the game not providing all bag contents for inspection by the addon at that stage, because the local cache isn't ready yet. As it is, the warning is harmless (though somewhat annoying).
  • Should you manage to find a (new) bug, please use the ticket system to provide feedback.

Status

  • Stable.

Other

  • If you like this add-on, you might want to look at Track-o-Matique as well.

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