Farmhand Full

Farmhand adds dynamic buttons on the screen while you are at Sunsong Ranch.

The buttons allow quick access to the Plow, Shovel, Bug Spray and Watering Can if they are in your inventory. If you do not have a given item, there will be no button for it. Also adds buttons for seeds that are in your inventory. You can even sell unwanted seeds at a vendor without having to open your bags.

When you leave Halfhill, any tools remaining in your inventory will be dropped. You can pick them up again at the farm. (You can disable this feature.)

A special Crop Scanner tool will let you quickly find any plants you've overlooked that need special attention. (Very hand for the hard-to see Smothered and Runty plants.)

To move the buttons, hold SHIFT and drag a button with the left mouse button.

In the Interface Options panel, you can turn on/off tool dropping, turn on/off chat messages and sounds, turn on/off the portal shard buttons and control whether Farmhand automatically hides itself during combat.

I recommend using Masque (optional) to make your buttons pretty.

Farmhand has translations for all game-supported locales, but if you see a bad translation please visit the localization page and correct it. Then let me know so I can repackage the addon to pick up the changes.

Thanks to all the translators!
Translator Credits

Thanks as well to the Farmhand users who've made great suggestions:

You must login to post a comment. Don't have an account? Register to get one!

  • Avatar of JCinDE JCinDE Dec 10, 2012 at 21:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @Skylinee: Go

    Okay that's even weirder. In which language were you seeing this error? Would you mind forcing a fresh install of the latest and reenabling the tooltip just to test?

    Last edited Dec 10, 2012 by JCinDE
  • Avatar of Skylinee Skylinee Dec 10, 2012 at 21:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Nah, it's any seed actually. Been using the addon for weeks now without any other issues. I disabled the new tooltip though, since i didn't need it anyway.

  • Avatar of JCinDE JCinDE Dec 10, 2012 at 16:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @Skylinee: Go

    That's odd. Is it a vegetable you've never picked before? Maybe it just isn't in your cache. I'll see if I can address that in beta 3.

  • Avatar of Skylinee Skylinee Dec 10, 2012 at 15:21 UTC - 0 likes

    When mousing over seeds in the merchant window with v1.2.4b2:

    2x Farmhand\Farmhand-v1.2.4b2.lua:86: attempt to concatenate local "veggieName" (a nil value) Farmhand\Farmhand-v1.2.4b2.lua:86: in function <Farmhand\Farmhand.lua:68> <in C code> <string>:"*:OnEnter":1: in function <string>:"*:OnEnter":1

    Locals: (*temporary) = <func> =[C]:-1

    <func> @FrameXML\MerchantFrame.lua:449

    <func> @..\Farmhand.lua:68

    Last edited Dec 10, 2012 by Skylinee
  • Avatar of Yggdresil Yggdresil Nov 20, 2012 at 19:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @JCinDE: Go

    So, I think I got all 130 of them, I'll update the macro if I notice there's any missing.

    Congrats on the french by the way :P


  • Avatar of JCinDE JCinDE Nov 19, 2012 at 22:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @JCinDE: Go

    Okay so here's the deal. If you can't do a "starts with" type macro like the enUS one, then you need to write a /tar line for every variation of plant and ailment that you want to scan for. Yeah that's a lot of lines and wouldn't work for a normal macro, but the next build of Farmhand will support it. The scanner will detect an overly long macro and split it as necessary to allow it to run in segments. The scanner button will show 1/4 or whatever and you'll need to click it once for each segment. Not as clean and elegant as the enUS version but hey it wasn't my idea to put your words out of order. :P

    So one line per plant and ailment like so: /tar le carrote de runty /tar le carrote de smuthah

    Etc. (Look at me! I learned French!)

    Users of the enUS translation and others that put the adjective first shouldn't see any difference in the behavior of the addon.

  • Avatar of JCinDE JCinDE Nov 19, 2012 at 20:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @Yggdresil: Go

    I'm looking into it, but I'm not sure there will be much I can do. In the meantime, try writing the macro to only target Runty and Smothered plants of each type, which are the hardest to see. Better than nothing, right?

  • Avatar of Yggdresil Yggdresil Nov 19, 2012 at 15:18 UTC - 0 likes

    So I just added the french locale to Farmhand :)

    However, do note that the macro to search for crops/soils in need of attention won't work as adjectives are placed at the end of the crops' name. Since /tar only does partial matching from the start of it ("One Two" won't match "/tar Two"), it turns out that the crops are always looking good...

    Haven't thought of a way around it yet so if you see one, I've put the translation of all possible ailments in the macro.

    Thanks for the addon, it's really handy :)

  • Avatar of Skylinee Skylinee Nov 17, 2012 at 11:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Scanner button has been showing fine for me, english client. Great work on this.

  • Avatar of thewildcard thewildcard Nov 17, 2012 at 01:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Yeah, I'm on the english client, but the scanner button didn't show until I just upgraded to 1.02b.


Date created
Nov 12, 2012
Last update
Nov 19, 2014
Development stage
  • deDE
  • enUS
  • frFR
  • itIT
  • ruRU
  • zhCN
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Curse link
Recent files
  • R: v1.6.8 for 6.0.3 Nov 19, 2014
  • R: v1.6.7 for 6.0.2 Oct 18, 2014
  • R: v1.6.6 for 6.0.2 Oct 16, 2014
  • R: v1.6.5 for 6.0.2 Oct 16, 2014
  • R: v1.6.4 for 5.4.1 Nov 09, 2013