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  • Updated 04/19/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
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About Fishing Buddy

Fishing Buddy
-------------

A fishing addon that keeps track of the fish you catch and helps manage your fishing gear.

Features:
- Double-click fishing
- Supports the new WoW "fish without a pole" feature
- Bring out your fishing pets! Drink heavily!
- 'Fish Watcher' lets you see the fish you've caught here before (or the fish that you've caught in the current session)
- Display your current skill level and the time since you started fishing
- Choose your fishing outfit and change into it easily
- Support for automatically adding a lure to your fishing pole
- Support for tracking 'cycle fish' such as the Nightfin Snapper so you know when to go looking for them

Example commands:
/fishingbuddy or /fb
toggle the display of the Fishing Buddy window
/fb help
print the list of Fishing Buddy commands
/fb switch
wear your chosen fishing outfit, or change back

Silly stuff:
In addition to displaying the fishing bonus for your fishing outfit, it also displays your 'style points' as inferred from Draznar's Fishing FAQ (http://wow.toshimo.com/viewtopic.php?t=272).

Fishing Buddy Plugins:
Outfit Manager - http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/fboutfit.aspx
Fish Tracking -- http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/fishing-buddy-tracking.aspx
Broker: Fishing Buddy -- http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/broker-fishing-buddy.aspx
Titan Panel [Fishing Buddy] -- http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/titan-panel-fishing-buddy.aspx

Feel free to send comments to Sutorix=AT=hotmailDOTcom.

Installation
------------

1. Unzip the 'FishingBuddyVERSION.zip' file
2. If your unzip program allows you to specify a location, then unzip it into the 'Interface/AddOns' folder contained in your WoW folder (the location that WoW was installed)
3. If your unzip program doesn't let you specify the destination, then find your WoW folder (where it was installed) and drag the 'FishingBuddy' folder into the 'Interface/AddOns' folder.

Version 1.4
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Attempted fix for 64-bit crash bug (#227) by using PLAYER_ALIVE
- Remove invalid frame reference in watcher window (Curse #229)
- Add "/fb fishdata reset" to clear out all fish location data (#127)
- More work on the watcher frame to try and make it stay on screen all the time

Version 1.3b
- Have "all english" command syntax to reduce confusion
- Minor internal library changes to reduce event spam during world transitions

Version 1.3a
- Fix moved line that escaped testing

Version 1.3
- Allow for choosing Mouse4 and Mouse5 for casting
- Add "/fb fishing start" for use in macros to turn on "fishing mode"
- Add "FishingBuddy" macro (self modifying macro that emulates the double click sequence)
- Add support for Bipsi's Bobbing Berg
- Attempt to fix Curse bug #224 (Minimap Icon moves)
- Rewrote Fish Watcher display code (some of the oldest code in FB!)

Version 1.2p3
- Fix for Curse bug #221 (error on mouse over with Gear manager)
- Updated fix for Curse bug #218 (ammo slot still has a value in it, but it's zero now)

Version 1.2p2
- Fix for UpdateMicroButtons taint

Version 1.2p1
- Update to latest LibTourist (added Timeless Isle)

Version 1.2p
- Updated TOC to 5.4
- Fixed About box, because credit where credit is due is what you do
- Better Extravaganza time handling based on code from Salty Badmunkay the Limnologist (@Shadow Council)
- Additional clean up in Extravaganza code
- Rewrite drop down handling (for FB_Broker, etc.) to not trigger Blizz raid frame bug
- Summon pets again when we start to fish
- Fix "Open Quest Item" handling
- Updated to latest versions of LibTourist and LibBabble-SubZone

Version 1.2o
- Rewrite pet menu handling to use LibPetJournal
- Fix for CurseForge bug #217 and #218, should fix #181

Version 1.2n
- Fix for CurseForge bug #216, error in option screen with Outfitter selected
- Latest version of LibTourist

Version 1.2m
- Update TOC for 5.3
- Better check for "in combat" and some event management updates
- Latest version of LibBabble-SubZone

Version 1.2l
- Update TOC for 5.2
- Updated LibBabble-SubZone and LibTourist for 5.2

Version 1.2k
- Updated LibBabble-SubZone, prep for 5.2
- Remove Kalu'ak Fishing Derby timer, now that it's gone for good (sniff!)

Version 1.2j
- Updated Spanish translation (thanks Magire!)
- Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation  (thanks tiagopl!)

Version 1.2i
- Fix for Equipment Manager event misunderstanding
- Updated Russian translation (thanks Turbid121!)

Version 1.2h
-- Attempt to fix memory leak and framerate losses with partial outfit option
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Updated Russian translation (thanks Turbid121 and BloodyFess!)
- Rewrite window handling to use new Blizz code and graphics
- Fixes for Curse bugs #139 and #141 from sometime in the past

Version 1.2g
- FIx a subtle bug in the Pandaren item code that hopefully will make it work for everyone else
- Updated Spanish (esES) translation (thanks karrash76!)
- Updated LibTourist to the latest version

Version 1.2f
- Updated Spanish (esES) translation (thanks karrash76!)
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Updated LibTourist to the latest version
- Make options display better with long names (CurseForge #110)

Version 1.2e
- Fishing pets work again
- Add option to display the Nat Pagle quest fish you've caught "today"
- Updated Russian translation (thanks BloodyFess!)
- Updated LibTourist library

Version 1.2d
- Add option to just "maintain" the raft if it's already on, i.e. manual engagement
- Support the Sharpened Tuskaar Spear (ugly, but it works for now)
- Fix the minimap icon setting, again
- Updated LibTourist to the latest version
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Fix summon pet erros -- BUT PETS DON"T WORK YET
- Fix Curse bugs #206, #207, #208

Version 1.2c
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Updated Traditional Chinese translation (thanks titanium0107!)
- Update the raft buff before it expires, if we can (reworking this for the next version)
- Handle Nat's Hat correctly
- Lots of small code improvements

Version 1.2b
- Add option to play the quest completed sound when you catch Nat Pagle rep fish
- More work on the pet menu to try and address the "script too long" bug some people
  are seeing

Version 1.2a
- New French translation (thanks Matisk!)
- Updated Traditional Chinese translation (thanks titanium0107!)
- New German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Add Nat's Hat (duh)
- Updated the About box to thank all the translators! (I always do, calling it out :-)

Version 1.2
- Add "Partial Gear" option for casting. If enabled, wearing any item that has a fishing bonus will let you double click cast.
- Add support for the Angler's Raft (still figuring out what to do about the spear)
- Fishing volume slider works now
- Updated Traditional Chinese (zhTW) translation (thanks titanium0107!)
- Don't include pool catches in counts (works for first time fishing in a subzone)
- Try harder to notice that we're fishing from a pool
- Fix for pet menu timeout (CurseForge #190, #198)

Version 1.1f
- Fix a startup bug for brand-new toons (or never fished from a pool)
- Updated Russian translation (thanks DVK!)

Version 1.1e
- Fix startup bug (CurseForge #195)
- Add a delay after we cast a lure so that it has time to show up (prevent double lures)
- Add Tiny Goldfish to the Fishing pet list
- Include CallHandler library
- Updated traditional Chinese translations (thanks titanium0107!)
- Update German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)

Version 1.1d+
- Make the TOC have the right version so that people don't get confused

Version 1.1d
- Add support for Ancient Pandaren Fishing Charm (Woot! Only took two days of camping!)
- More work on the pets, all should be good now

Version 1.1c
- Fishing Watcher works with "auto pole" casting
- Updated Russian translation (thanks D_Angel!)
- Fix fish caught bug (CurseForge #192, #193)
- Fix assorted issues with causing math errors in LibTourist (CurseForge #189)
- Clean up internal event handling, should help memory usage

Version 1.1b
- Fix option stickiness bug (CurseForge #184)
- Include LibDataBroker explicitly (CurseForge #186)
- FIx minimap button display issues (CurseForge #185, #183, #180, #178)
- Fix meta pet menu issues

Version 1.1a
- Yet another '_' global issue (the last one, I think, after going through all the code)

Version 1.1
- Italian translation, thanks Impaler (and bER92)!
- Add support for "Fish without a pole" feature. Cast when any fishing gear is worn or
  a modifier key is held down while right-clicking
- Remove Astrolabe since it causes problems with MoP (and it doesn't work well)

Version 1.1 Beta 2
- Italian translation, thanks Impaler (and bER92)!
- Add support for "Fish without a pole" feature. Cast when any fishing gear is worn or
  a modifier key is held down while right-clicking

Version 1.0.9f
- Remove ancient custom minimap button code and use LibDBIcon instead
- Fix pet menu (again)
- Add Nat's Hat

Version 1.0.9e
- Remove references to LibBabble-Zone now that it is deprecated
- Quest Items auto-loot again (CurseForge bug #172)
- Fix pet menu (CurseForge bugs #167, #174, #176)
- Updated German translation (Thanks DirtyHarryGermany!), closes #171, #173

Version 1.0.9d
- Don't fail if there isn't a fishing pet list

Version 1.0.9c
- Fix Fishing Pet menu (I have duplicates of a lot more pets than I thought I did...)
- Latest version of LibBabble-Zone (soon to be removed)

Version 1.0.9b
- Blizz apparently uses "_" as a global, so let's make sure we have our own
- Latest version of LibTourist

Version 1.0.9a
- Latest version of LibTourist

Version 1.0.9
- Update TOC for 5.0.4
- Update to work with WoW 5.0 (fix for Curse #165, )
- Hack to LibTourist so that it doesn't break (temp fix for Curse #164)

Comments

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  • #2335

    Where is the option to use the spear and raft? My settings page looks like it always has with no new features?

  • #2337

    If you have the raft or the spear in your inventory, it should show up in the "Fishing Fun" tab (at the top).

  • #2340

    nope its not there anymore  in your last  Fishing Buddy 1.2f  release :/

     

  • #2333

    Is this addon a competitor to Fishing Ace?

     

    How do they compare, doesn't this addon have all Fishing Ace's Features as well?

  • #2334

    I wrote Fishing Ace! for people who wanted just the double-click casting support, plus the "simple" enhancements for fishing -- auto lure, auto loot, and sound management.

    Fishing Buddy has a built-in fish database, plugins for extra functionality, "fun stuff" like automatic drinking if you have Captain Rumsey's Lager in your inventory, automatic use of Pandaren fishing items, etc. -- a lot of extras that enough people *didn't* want, so I wrote a very simple version as well.

    Fishing Buddy has all the features of Fishing Ace! plus more stuff :-)


  • #2331

    I get no LUA error or anything other than the Red MSG that i either need to equip a pole(guess its trying to attach a lure) or didn't land in fish-able water or i drink the captains lager(so not happy bout that) and i DON'T have a Fishing pole equipped (but i have the weather beaten hat on - hey its stats! )

    i was wondering if Fishing buddy activates on just the pole or a fishing "Outfit" and if its activated off the hat is there a way to disable it for Pole use only?

  • #2332

    Yes, there's a twink setting :-)

    Turn off the "Partial Outfit" option and it will require a fishing pole to cast (or the command key override). Since Blizz now has the "fishing without a pole" mode, and FB supports that.

    Sut

  • #2330
    Fishing Buddy v1.2e

    - Fishing pets work again
    - Add option to display the Nat Pagle quest fish you've caught "today"
    - Updated Russian translation (thanks BloodyFess!)
    - Updated LibTourist library

     

  • #2324
    Perfect 1.2d release

    Thank you Fishing Buddy for many years of being an awesome fishing buddy. I have donated.

  • #2326

    Thank you! There are often days where getting a donation makes it much easier to try and figure out why it doesn't work for somebody when it works perfectly fine "on my machine" :-)

    Last edited by Sutorix on 12/3/2012 10:02:30 AM
  • #2322

    The newest version is still very broken.  I am turning it off again.  In response to the comments I got before, there are so many errors, it seems like spam to post them all, but here they are:

    134x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "FishingBuddy" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidFrame8:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:276: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:234: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:46: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:43>

    Locals:
    nil

    --------------------

    57x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "FishingBuddy" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidFrame7:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:276: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:234: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:46: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:43>

    Locals:
    nil

    ----------------------

    107x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "FishingBuddy" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidFrame5:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:276: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:234: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:96: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:43>

    Locals:
    nil

    -------------------------

    164x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "FishingBuddy" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidFrame4:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:276: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:234: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:96: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:43>

    Locals:
    nil

    ---------------------------

    52x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "FishingBuddy" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidFrame5:Hide()".
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:278: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:234: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:127: in function "CompactUnitFrame_SetUnit"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:31: in function "releaseFunc"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameReservationManager.lua:27: in function "CompactRaidFrameReservation_ReleaseUnusedReservations"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:356: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_ReleaseAllReservedFrames"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:189: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:57: in function "CompactRaidFrameContainer_OnEvent"
    <string>:"*:OnEvent":1: in function <string>:"*:OnEvent":1

    Locals:
    nil

     

     

    Last edited by croana on 11/30/2012 6:45:29 PM
  • #2325

    I dont get as many errors as croana, but I have the exact errors, RaidFrames 5,6,7.

  • #2327

    That's weird, as far as I know, I don't touch Raid frames. I will see about doing some more raids and see if I can figure it out. (I don't see it myself, in normal use).

  • #2316
    Fishing Buddy v1.2d

    - Add option to just "maintain" the raft if it's already on, i.e. manual engagement
    - Support the Sharpened Tuskaar Spear (ugly, but it works for now)
    - Fix the minimap icon setting, again
    - Updated LibTourist to the latest version
    - Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
    - Fix summon pet errors -- BUT PETS DON"T WORK YET
    - Fix Curse bugs #206, #207, #208 

    PETS DO NOT WORK YET -- Blizz changed a lot of the pet support so I will need to go back and redo the pet management.

  • #2320

    Thank you very much for the fast work. I'll give the new version a test soon and will try to remember to return later to report the results! ;)

     

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