This project is abandoned.

Whether this project is out of date or its author marked it as abandoned, this project is no longer maintained.

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1.4.0 will be Automaton's final release. I've removed many modules for it which were obsolete, poorly implemented, or otherwise neglected. If they worked for you and you need them back, feel free to download the previous version. My intention is to at some point break Automaton apart into several addons that may replace the functionality in smaller and more focused packages. Keep an eye on my author page, at some nebulous point in the future they will begin to appear. I may disappear for long periods of time, but I always come back eventually :)

Automaton is a collection of modules which are aimed at providing players with tools to Automate frequent and tedious interface activities. Examples include: bypassing "gossip" text, automatically repairing items when at vendors, handing in repeatable or daily quests, and more. Refer to the list below of included modules along with brief descriptions.

If you would like a graphical menu to navigate the options, you can install a mod which displays DataBroker compatible options. One example: FuBar users might want to try using:

1.3.7+ note: Some extremely rudimentary code has been added to a couple modules for creating custom lists: sell/ignore lists for the sell module, and a list of players to always send invites to for the invite module. They're clunky and particular, but I left them in because they do function on a basic level.

Hold down shift when talking to NPCs to temporarily disable Gossip to change your hearth or whatever.

Gossip - Will bypass all kinds of NPC dialogues for you, such as repeatable quests or gossip text.

Group - Options for automatically accepting group invites.

Invite - Options for sending players invites automatically via keywords.

Repair - Repairs all your items any time you interact with a vendor which can do so. Can also be set to attempt to repair with Guild Bank funds first.

Sell - Sell all your trash (gray items) any time you click on a vendor. This module needs some love to be a little more flexible, but is still incredibly convenient.

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  • Avatar of bhaelochon bhaelochon Dec 02, 2010 at 01:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a reason the game version wasn't updated with the last couple of addon updates?

  • Avatar of kappesante kappesante Oct 19, 2010 at 14:30 UTC - 0 likes

    i think we need a serious update, maybe using ace3 with client 4.x i get a lot of errors, and of course some stuff doesnt work

  • Avatar of Yutaka Yutaka May 03, 2009 at 18:23 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm almost done with a Reagent Restocker module for Automaton; when I'm done, would you want to include it with the rest of the package?

    Also, I've got an account here, but haven't been active in the WoWAce community. Is there an accepted channel for suggesting code changes to existing modules? Such as adding "and not HasSoulstone()" to Release.lua line 41?

  • Avatar of weab weab Apr 16, 2009 at 09:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for pointing it out. Right after I bother fixing it myself I start seeing all these other suggestions from people for fixing it. /facepalm

    Think I still like my method best, even it it does allow the box to be visible for a second or two.

  • Avatar of Farmbuyer Farmbuyer Apr 16, 2009 at 01:41 UTC - 0 likes

    The Group module is broken in 3.1. The problem and immediate workaround are dicussed here (it's not specific to Automaton). I can't find an official Automaton thread on the wowace forums, so I'm posting this comment instead.

  • Avatar of Moonshoter Moonshoter Mar 25, 2009 at 02:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Stand was removed it was very usefull even with the UI setting on . it did things the ui Didn't :(( owell. amyone no a way to make the UI dismount me when i hit my taunt macro like stand did. it would dismount me on things the ui wouldn't. :((.

  • Avatar of Dleh Dleh Jan 04, 2009 at 14:15 UTC - 0 likes

    I have two more errors:

    FlightMaster with Cat Form: Interface\AddOns\Automaton\modules\Unshapeshift.lua:89: attempt to call global 'CancelPlayerBuff' (a nil value)

    Conflict with other Mail Mods: Interface\AddOns\Automaton\modules\Mailer.lua:58: AceHook-2.1: \"ContainerFrameItemButton_OnModifiedClick\" already has an active hook from this source.

  • Avatar of Oakayam Oakayam Dec 04, 2008 at 23:14 UTC - 0 likes

    druid forms are considered auras now. Changing CancelPlayerAura for druid in flight will unshapeshift you when talking to flight masters even tho its gives an error:

    [2008/12/04 17:12:44-350-x1]: Automaton-1.3.5\modules\Flight.lua:59: attempt to call global 'CancelPlayerAura' (a nil value)



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