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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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  • #2137

    Hmm, I've been to the Jade Forest without issue, I'll play around there some more. I will see if LibTourist has an update I've missed (there wasn't one as of late last night though).

    Last edited by Sutorix on 9/27/2012 8:06:59 PM
  • #2151

    11x ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0-90150.lua:343: attempt to perform arithmetic on local "x2" (a nil value)
    ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0-90150.lua:343: in function "GetYardDistance"
    FishingBuddy-1.1a\FishingSchools.lua:58: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:18>
    FishingBuddy-1.1a\FishingSchools.lua:106: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:100>
    FishingBuddy-1.1a\FishingSchools.lua:157: in function "func"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:483: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:479>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:901: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:803>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:1104: in function "func"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:483: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:479>
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.1a.lua:491: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:490>

     

     

    Actually, this is now happening every cast no matter where i fish.

     

  • #2150

    Just got this while fishing in the Krasarang Isles where the Angler's daily is to catch Dojani Eels (Shocking! is the quest)

  • #2141

    Message: ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0-90150.lua:343: attempt to perform arithmetic on local "x2" (a nil value)
    Time: 09/28/12 20:06:03
    Count: 3
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:58: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:18>
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:106: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:100>
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingSchools.lua:157: in function `func'
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:483: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:479>
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:901: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:803>
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1104: in function `func'
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:483: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:479>
    Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:491: in function <Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:490>

    Locals: kind = 0
    fishid = 74856
    zidx = 10
    x = 1.#INF
    y = 1.#INF
    entry = <table> {
    }
    facing = 7.224881323176
    C = 6
    _ = 6
    x1 = 0.52457308769226
    y1 = 0.67503261566162
    Z = "The Jade Forest"
    (for generator) = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    (for state) = <table> {
     1 = <table> {
     }
     2 = <table> {
     }
     3 = <table> {
     }
     4 = <table> {
     }
     5 = <table> {
     }
    }
    (for control) = 1
    _ = 1
    hole = <table> {
     fish = <table> {
     }
     kind = 0
     count = 1
    }
    _ = 10
    LT = <table> {
     TransposeZoneCoordinate = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:378
     IterateEasternKingdoms = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:867
     IsInKalimdor = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1023
     IsInOutland = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1031
     IterateAlliance = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:789
     IterateSanctuaries = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:825
     HasRecommendedInstances = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:938
     GetInstanceZone = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:634
     IsZoneOrInstance = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:960
     IterateZoneInstances = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:594
     IsInstance = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:942
     IterateHostile = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:803
     GetInstanceAltGroupSize = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:1051
     IteratePvPZones = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:775
     IsAlliance = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:995
     IterateContested = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:839
     IterateComplexes = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:761
     IsZone = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:947
     GetLevelString = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:159
     IterateZoneComplexes = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:614
     IterateRecommendedInstances = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:934
     IterateHorde = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0.lua:803
     GetComplex = <function

    Same on my end. Fishing in schools at Orchid Hollow specifically.

  • #2133

    Noticing that the mini map icon will occasionally show up even though it's turned off. When you click on it, it will vanish and the UI does not load up. Completely uninstalled and reinstalled the mod - still doing it. No bugs are being shown in swatter, so not sure what's causing it. I also don't get any sort of LUA error.

  • #2136

    Working on it -- getting the new minimap button manager integrated (instead of my crufty old code) is not going as smoothly as I had hoped.

  • #2135

    I have a similar problem. The ui shows up for me, but most of the settings don't save. One thing I've done is change the settings on one of the side tabs of the ui, change some more on another, then go back to the previous tab. Most of the stuff goes back to the way it was before I did anything.

    Right now, it's working fine for toons I had it configured before the expansion, but for my pandaren (who oviously I could only create once MoP came out) I've been having problems. The fishing outfit is one of the rare settings that saves. I haven't gotten the autoloot function to work for my pandaren. He can fish (had to get a fishingpole in order to switch outfits).

    Edit: I'm going to display the difference between the fishingbuddy.lua under savedvariables for a couple of my characters. You can find yours in the file \World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\ACCOUNTNAME\SERVERNAME\CHARNAME\SavedVariables folder per character.

    Here's what it looks like for my pandaren (newest toon, most settings don't save):

    FishingBuddy_Player = {
        ["MinimapData"] = {
            ["hide"] = false,
        },
        ["Settings"] = {
            ["TotalTimeFishing"] = 165.9400000000005,
            ["ResetWatcher"] = 1,
            ["MinimapClickToSwitch"] = 1,
            ["OutfitManager"] = "OutfitDisplayFrame",
            ["TurnOnSound"] = 1,
            ["EnhanceFishingSounds"] = 1,
            ["BackgroundSounds"] = 1,
            ["EnhancePools"] = 1,
        },
        ["WasWearing"] = {
        },
    }

    Now, this is what it looks like for my main character (haven't tried changing FB settings on him since it's configured the way I like and has been working fine for him):

    ishingBuddy_Player = {
        ["MinimapData"] = {
            ["hide"] = false,
        },
        ["Settings"] = {
            ["ResetWatcher"] = 1,
            ["MinimapClickToSwitch"] = 1,
            ["FishingBuddy"] = 0,
            ["OutfitManager"] = "OutfitDisplayFrame",
            ["EasyCast"] = 1,
            ["BackgroundSounds"] = 1,
            ["GreatAndSmall"] = 0,
            ["TooltipInfo"] = 1,
            ["TotalTimeFishing"] = 53380.65600000003,
            ["WatchFishies"] = 0,
            ["WatchCurrentZone"] = 1,
            ["MountedCast"] = 1,
            ["WatcherLocation"] = {
                ["y"] = -19.94838705505447,
                ["x"] = 287.3189784727699,
            },
            ["EnhanceFishingSounds"] = 1,
            ["AutoLoot"] = 1,
            ["AlwaysLure"] = 1,
            ["MinimapButtonPosition"] = -25.11471897238729,
            ["EasyLures"] = 1,
            ["CaughtSoFar"] = 1558,
            ["FishingPetBuddies"] = -1,
        },
        ["WasWearing"] = {
        },
        ["FishingPetBuddies"] = {
        },
    }

    As you can hopefully see, there are more settings configured on my main than my pandaren (almost 2x as many). For example, there's no AutoLoot setting on my pandaren while there's one on my main.

     Update:

    I copied the settings that were missing from the first lua file from the 2nd lua file listed and fishingbuddy is now working fine on my pandaren (so far).

    Last edited by eckmanjo on 9/27/2012 10:57:29 AM
  • #2138

    Thanks for the report, I will try and figure out what's going on!

  • #2132

    I'm having a problem on one of my toons using the Argent Tournament outfit in Outfitter when FB changes the sound to fishing setup for FB. I have to jack the sound down or disable FB to get around this issue. I've only done the tourney dailies on 2 toons and it works correctly on one and the other is cranking the sound to max.

  • #2125

    Hi.

    In a module FishingGearManager.lua variable _ still can be leaked into global namespace, causing infamous Glyph UI glitch. Until it gets fixed in next patch from Blizzard's side it's better to fix it.

    Here's a patch:

    --- FishingGearManager.lua.orig    Чт сен  6 12:23:22 2012
    +++ FishingGearManager.lua    Вс сен  9 15:31:16 2012
    @@ -142,6 +142,7 @@
     local function GearManagerSwitch(outfitName)
         if ( FL:IsFishingPole() ) then
             local name = FishingBuddy_Info["LastGearSet"];
    +        local _
             if ( not name ) then
                 name, _, _ = GetEquipmentSetInfo(1);
             end
    @@ -167,7 +168,7 @@
             local items = GetEquipmentSetLocations(outfit);
             for slot,loc in pairs(items) do
                 local player, bank, bags, slot, bag = EquipmentManager_UnpackLocation(loc);
    -            local link;
    +            local link, _;
                 if ( not bags ) then -- and (player or bank)
                     link = GetInventoryItemLink("player", slot);
                 else -- bags

    Or, you can declare it local at the start of file like in other modules.

  • #2129

    1.1a should fix this -- thanks for the report!

    Sut

  • #2123

    Well, funny enough... no matter what I do, I stoped to see minimap icon :-( Any ideas?

  • #2126

    To temporary fix this you can edit your WTF-File.

    1.) Close your Game-Client.
    2.) Navigte to your Warcraft-Folder and the to the SavedVariables of your Char.

    Example: x:\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\ACCOUNTNAME\SERVERNAME\CHARNAME\SavedVariables

    3.) Edit the FishingBuddy.lua:

    ["MinimapData"] = {
        ["hide"] = false,     --->    This must be ["hide"] = true,

    4. Save it and start your Game-Client again :)

    Have fun and greeting from Germany. Steve.

  • #2128

    Thanks! The switch to more standard minimap button handling (LibDBIcon vs. my six year old custom code) has left a few holes. I am working on it!

    Sut

  • #2121

    Hi. First of all thanks for the great addon.

    after last update minimap icon returns back, even being disabled in options.

    when i turn it off (icon) it disappearing from the screen, but next time i login or do reloadui it comes back.

    Regards

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