15 - Item names distorted in tooltip as of WoW 4.2

What steps will reproduce the problem?

1. In a 5-man party, have a few boss (and other) drops rolled on.

2. Mouse over the Broker_WhoRoll LDB feed to get the regular tooltip seeing who won rolls on what items.

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?

Expected: it to behave as it did in WoW 4.1. The names of the items to be properly colored and other information to be clear.

Instead: every item name is prefaced with color codes, making the names quite difficult to see; almost impossible to see at a quick glance.

What version of the product are you using?


Do you have an error log of what happened?

No errors.

Please provide any additional information below.

The problem is a result of a WoW 4.2 change that has affected a large number of mods that show item names in their quality color. As per the above link: The hex string included the leading "|c" until 4.2 when it was removed. If you use the global ITEM_QUALITY_COLORS array instead of this API, the ".hex" field will include the leading escape sequence.

User When Change
profalbert Oct 01, 2011 at 22:28 UTC Changed status from New to Accepted
Zidomo Jul 14, 2011 at 02:27 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of Zidomo Zidomo Aug 26, 2011 at 21:33 UTC - 0 likes

    To fix the issue:

    In the broker.lua file from Broker_WhoRoll v1.2.0, head to line 50. Replace the existing

    itemString = ("%s%s|r"):format(hex, itemName or UNKNOWN)


    itemString = ("|c%s%s|r"):format(hex, itemName or UNKNOWN)

    The only thing I did was to add "|c" before the first "%". That fixes the ticket problem completely.

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Mar 30, 2012
Jul 14, 2011
Accepted - Problem reproduced / Need acknowledged.
Defect - A shortcoming, fault, or imperfection
Medium - Normal priority.

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