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  • Rift
  • 3,918 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 3.4
  • 288,002 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/25/2016
  • Created 03/02/2012
  • 208 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Beta
  • License: MIT License
  • Newest File: 0.31beta
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About Imhothar's Bags

General Information

Imhothar's Bags is there to ease the management of your items accross multiple characters and adds some little "extras" to your UI. Due to current API limitations it does not do what it was originally intended for (namely replacing the default inventory windows) but rest assured that is to be added as soon as the Addon API allows it.

Until then you get the advantage of having all your items displayed in one window, so you get a nice overview of your belongings. You can look at the contents of your bank even while out in the wilderness, and inspect the items of your offline characters.

The nice little "extras" include:


  • Display all backpack, bank, currency, equipped and wardrobe items each in a separate large window.
  • View all your and your offline characters' items from anywhere you are.
  • View the items of all guilds any of your characters is a member of.
  • Items can grouped by category, bags or not at all ("all-in-one").
  • Items can be sorted by name, icon, rarity or by slot.
  • Empty slots are not displayed to save space. Instead the number in the top-right shows the number of empty slots.
  • Access the inventory of all your characters on the shard anytime. You need to log into each character in order for their data to become available. Tracks all accounts.
  • Condense multiple full stacks of the same item into one button for saving screen space.
  • The windows can be moved anywhere you wish and resized.
  • Adds a summary to item tooltips showing you whether any of your characters already own the displayed item.
  • Displays the number of empty slots on the bags bar making it easier to know when visiting a merchant becomes necessary.
  • Search the entire item database to find out whether your characters already own a specific item.

Slash commands

/imhobags menu
Open a little menu at your cursor from where you can open all the item windows of all your characters.
This works great if put into a macro.


  • German: Imhothar
  • Russian: GwynBleidd
  • French: AbysseDream
  • Korean: Google Translate
  • Chinese: Pandora
  • Taiwanese: Pandora

If you wish to help in translating ImhoBags into your language, please let me know! Just drop me a PM.

Public API

There is a public API which can be used by other addons and might get extended in the future as required.
Details about it can be found on the Public API page.

What the Addon is not (yet)

The current Rift API imposes some limitations on what the Addon can do. Thus the followig features are unfortunately not possible at this time. But the code is largely prepared to support them as soon as the API becomes available!

  • The ImhoBags windows cannot hide the default Trion windows.
  • The highlights for newly acquired items are missing.
  • The tooltip location, size, etc. is known bug with the addon API. There is nothing we can do to fix it at this time.

Known issues

The complete list can now be viewed in-game in the Config Window.

0.30beta (January 2016)
- Fixed a rare exception when using the searchwindow
- "Mark of Notoriety" will now appear in the 'Quest' category
- Added new category "Minions"
- Added new category "Fishing"
- Added new category "Nightmare Rifts" (Note:  This category requires
  string comparisons; therefore, it may only work for English clients.  
  (More testing is needed.)

0.26beta (July 2015)
* Update to allow for items with rarity 'ascended'

0.24beta (June 2015)
* Dream Bolts will once again be sorted into the 'Dream Weaving' category.

0.23beta (December 2014)
* Fixed the location of the EmptySlotIndicator.   [Thanks to JohnCorl]

0.22beta (May 2014)
* Artifacts will once again find themselves in the 'collectibles' category.
* Fishing Artifacts will now appear in the 'collectibles' category.
* Leatherworking materials (hides, bones, leather, etc.) should now once again be sorted into
  their own category.

0.21beta (March 2014)
* When sorting by rarity, if the items are "rare" or better AND are armor or weapons,
  then the items will be first grouped/sorted by equip. location.  (In other words,
  all "helms" will be together, etc.)
* Artifacts will once again find themselves in the 'collectibles' category.

0.20beta (February 2014)
* Dream Weaving items now have their own category
* Transcendent item buttons should now have the proper "red" outline
* Fixed "Error: performance warning" (ImhoBags/ItemHandler.lua in function 'Drag')
* I have confirmed that the Rift addon API has a bug that is causing stackable items in
  bank vaults not to update properly in the imhobags window.  I've reported this directly
  to Zorba (the addon dev) and hopefully he'll have a chance to fix it in the near future.

0.19beta2 (February 2014)
* Fixed a bug that was causing items not to appear when viewing the equipment window for
  stored characters.

0.19beta (February 2014)
* When sorting by 'rarity' the items with the same 'bind' and 'rarity' will then be sorted by name.
* Added new configuration option in the config window under 'extras':  "This setting allows you to
  select the number of seconds the addon waits (after an inventory change) before updating the window.  
  When this value is greater than zero, the addon will update immediately on the first inventory change
  and then will not update again until # seconds has elapsed without any other inventory changes.   
  (This setting is especially useful for players who move large amounts of items from one window to
  another and are frustrated by categories shifting between moves.)"   This is an advanced setting
  and the default value is 0.
* Added ability to customize the sort order of categories within the inventory windows (currently,
  categories are sorted alphabetically.)   To utilize this feature, go to the configuration window,
  click the 'behaivor' button, and then click the 'category sort' window photo.   For a demonstration,
  please see
* Leatherworking materials (hides, bones, leather, etc.) should now once again be sorted into
  their own category.
* Fixed a number of reported errors (primarily attempts at indexing nil or non-table variables)
* Fix for several 'performance warning' errors.

0.18beta (January 2014)
* When sorting items by "rarity", items will now sort first by rarity, then by 'bind' type, with
  "bind on pickup" items first, then items that are "bind to account", followed by "bind on equip"
  items, and finally the rest.
* The SearchWindow will now open in the center of the screen on first use.  It will also properly
  save its location for future use when the window is closed or you logout/exit game/reloadui.
* Fix for "attempt to call method ''MoveToGrid'' (a nil value)" error.  It appears that the code
  intended to reduce performance warnings was not 100% successful.  "Performance warning" errors
  should still be greatly reduced when NOT in combat.  However, fixes for performance warning errors
  while in combat (i.e., when the system is "secure") is forthcoming.
* Added code to reduce 'performance warning' errors when opening the Configuration Window.

0.17beta (December 2013)
* Added handling for the "performance warning" errors that some users may have
  experienced.  The methodology used will cause the imhothar bags animation
  used to look a bit different when in combat (this is an addon API limitation.)
  However, there is no functionality changes whatsoever with this feature.
* The search box in the title bar will now search in the same way that the
  "search database" window has always worked: case-insensitive by item name.
* Item enchantments such as runes, whetstones, and insoles now have their
  own category.
* Fixed Guild Vault labels when sorting by 'bags'
* Fixed a bug in which moving multiple stacks of items that have a "quantity"
  might result in buttons not working (especially if the first stacks moved
  were of lesser quantity.)
* Fixed a bug in which using the in-game "auto-sort bags" feature might result
  in buttons not working properly.

0.16beta2 (December 2013)
* General updates for RIFT 2.5 compatibility (Big thanks to Ivnedar for his expertise!)
* The Addon will update the internal item storage database if ItemStorage.version < 0.16
  (In other words, the addon should reset the "SavedVariables" file for you when upgrading
   to this version.)  If you have a lot of bank vaults, you may get a "performance warning"
   the first time you open your full bank.  This shouldn't happen again until the internal
   item storage database requires another update.   Please note that this update may reset
   your window positions/configuration, sort options, etc.
* Fixed a typo involving "transcendant" items
* Fixed items currently placed in bank vault slots (caused by addon API changes in RIFT 2.4)
* Fixed the Texture:SetTexture() "Incorrect function usage" bug
* Fixed the display of bank vaults when grouped by 'bags'

0.15beta (June 2013)
* Requires RIFT 2.3
* New translations for Russian
* New translations for Simplified and Traditional Chinese
* The "autoOpen" configuration option is now enabled by default
* "player" is now an accepted as character name in the slash command
* Fixed credit-related errors in 2.3
* Fixed scrollbar errors in the configuration window
* Fixed an error related to guild items
* Adjusted the empty slot indicator for the new 2.3 bags bar


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  • #164

    Unfortunately it's the same error all the time. Please try to delete all your saved variables for ImhoBags. If that changes something then I might have a clue, but I cannot reproduce this issue on any of my characters, which makes it basically impossible to resolve.

  • #162

    Thanks for all the error reports, but I am unable to reproduce the guild bank related error.

    Please try to find a series of steps to accuratly reproduce this. Otherwise I really don't know where to start.

  • #161

    Get this now every time I hover over anything in our guild bank.

    Error: ImhoBags/ItemContainer/Display.lua:101: attempt to call method 'UpdateSlot' (a nil value)
        In ImhoBags / ItemProcessing.Dispatcher.eventItemSlot, event Event.Item.Slot
    stack traceback:
        ImhoBags/ItemContainer/Display.lua:101: in function 'eventItemSlotGuild'
        ImhoBags/ItemContainer/Display.lua:332: in function 'v'
        ImhoBags/Item/Dispatcher.lua:50: in function 'dispatch'
        ImhoBags/Item/Dispatcher.lua:56: in function <ImhoBags/Item/Dispatcher.lua:55>

  • #160

    Error: ImhoBags/ItemContainer/Display.lua:101: attempt to call method 'UpdateSlot' (a nil value) In ImhoBags / ItemProcessing.Dispatcher.eventItemSlot, event Event.Item.Slot stack traceback: ImhoBags/ItemContainer/Display.lua:101: in function 'eventItemSlotGuild' ImhoBags/ItemContainer/Display.lua:332: in function 'v' ImhoBags/Item/Dispatcher.lua:50: in function 'dispatch' ImhoBags/Item/Dispatcher.lua:56: in function <ImhoBags/Item/Dispatcher.lua:55>

  • #158

    hmm, got a different error after  updating this morning. :(

    Error: ImhoBags/ItemContainer/Display.lua:101: attempt to call method 'UpdateSlot' (a nil value)
        In ImhoBags / ItemProcessing.Dispatcher.eventItemSlot, event Event.Item.Slot
    stack traceback:
        ImhoBags/ItemContainer/Display.lua:101: in function 'eventItemSlotGuild'
        ImhoBags/ItemContainer/Display.lua:332: in function 'v'
        ImhoBags/Item/Dispatcher.lua:54: in function 'dispatch'
        ImhoBags/Item/Dispatcher.lua:60: in function <ImhoBags/Item/Dispatcher.lua:59>

  • #157

    Started getting an error since the new version:

    Error: ImhoBags/ItemContainer/GuildBar.lua:187: attempt to index a nil value
        In ImhoBags / ItemContainer.GuildBar.eventGuildBankChange, event Event.Guild.Bank.Change
    stack traceback:
        ImhoBags/ItemContainer/GuildBar.lua:187: in function 'eventGuildBankChange'
        ImhoBags/ItemContainer/GuildBar.lua:215: in function <ImhoBags/ItemContainer/GuildBar.lua:215>

  • #156

    Error: ImhoBags/ItemContainer/GuildBar.lua:187: attempt to index a nil value
    In ImhoBags / ItemContainer.GuildBar.eventGuildBankChange, event Event.Guild.Bank.Change
    stack traceback:
    ImhoBags/ItemContainer/GuildBar.lua:187: in function 'eventGuildBankChange'
    ImhoBags/ItemContainer/GuildBar.lua:215: in function <ImhoBags/ItemContainer/GuildBar.lua:215>

  • #155

    got errors only with dimensionnal objects, maybe something to dig  ...

    Last edited by AbysseDream on 1/29/2013 1:17:25 PM
  • #154

    The characters it used to work with it seems are all "catching" the same errors. I get a frame but theres now nothing in it for any of my characters. Its such a shame as when it worked it was great despite the tooltip issue. I've tried deleting the addon and re-installing to no avail.


  • #151

    This seems to work as described except I get errors with my mage and no items are viewable in the imhobags frame. Anyone else having the same issues?

  • #152

    I have been having trouble with this addon for the last three days. I would post an error log, but it spams chat with the log and won't let me open it. Because its spamming chat, it crashes my game (unless I disable this addon via the addon menu). Disabling and renabling only causes the addon to spam chat again. Restarting the game doesn't help. But oddly, if I wait (sometimes overnight) and try the addon again in the morning, it starts working again. Sadly, it only works for an hour or so before it crashes again.

  • #153

    This is news to me. Never heard of the addon crashing clients. Which version are you using and what is your game vesion?

    Maybe it would help to clear your saved variables by deleting any occurence of "ImhoBags.lua" in both "My Documents/Rift/Interface/Saved" and "<Rift game>/Interface/Saved". Do this while the game is not running. If that doesn't help then I will definitely need error logs. You can toggle out-of-combat error logging with /log resulting in a logfile written to "My Documents/Rift/Log.txt". Remember to turn logging off afterwards.

  • #149

    Any way to put the enhanced tooltip UNDER the main tooltip?  It is buried so deeply into the upper left hand corner that if I have an item on more than 1 character, all I can see is the total count.  The info about which char's have how many is off the screen.  I tried switching between windowed and full-screen and windowed full-screen, it made no difference.  Or possibly add an X Y offset to the config to push it out of the corner?

    When I mouseover in my personal bags, it shows the breakdown of who has what just fine.  This issue only happens when I mouseover in the ImhoBags inventory window.  It makes it hard to locate who has item X if I don't have at least one in the inventory of the current character.

    If the detailed count breakdown was printed under the standard tooltip info, this would solve the problem.  When I pointed this out to a guildie, he was also able to replicate the issue.



    Last edited by garlukrift on 1/4/2013 8:43:44 PM
  • #150

    Item tooltips triggered by the Addon windows may display in the top left corner of the screen. This is a bug in the Addon API.

    I wish people would read the addon description more often. Please don't take this personally, I'm thankful for any error reports, but this gets reported soooooo many times and there is aboslutely nothing I can do to change it. I am sorry. Rest assured I tried displaying the item summary below the tooltip but it's simply not possible due to technical issues/bugs/limitations in the Addon API. We have to wait for a Rift patch to fix this.

  • #147

    "The ImhoBags windows cannot hide the default Trion windows."

    Just drag them off the side of the screen? :/

    Neat addon, doesn't show all items "Holiday Snowman" for example is not shown.

    Looking forward to seeing updates :)

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