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  • World of Warcraft
  • 122 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 4.1
  • 40,442 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/06/2011
  • Created 08/25/2008
  • 256 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Learning Aid 1.11.2
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About Learning Aid

Future

Hi guys, I'm working on getting a 1.12 maintenance release out. After that I want to do a refactor and redesign, which will lead to Learning Aid 2.0. This is what I'd like to put in the new versions.

1.12: Make sure everything that's still in works correctly

  • Learning new spells when leveling up.
  • Suppressing chat spam when swapping specs.
  • Searching for missing spells.
  • Putting unlearned and then relearned talent-based spells back where they were.
  • Putting lost and regained guild perk spells back where they were. This is currently disabled because it was causing problems.
  • Newly learned pet and mount detection, which was always kind of broken, got completely broken when the Pet Journal replaced the old moldy Pet and Mount UI. I'm strongly inclined to just remove it.

2.0 and beyond: New, shiny features

  • LDB plugin.
  • Integration with the base UI's level-up display.
  • Filtering of level-up messages.
  • Finer-grained control of automatic placement of newly learned spells on action bars, from turning it off to controlling when and where it happens.
  • Highlighting options for the spellbook, such as making missing spells stand out in some way.

Purpose

Learning Aid is for all those times when you've just leveled up, retalented, or learned a new trade skill and you've had to page through your spellbook looking for all those new icons. When you learn a new ability or tradeskill, Learning Aid pops up a window with the new ability icon in it, ready to be dragged to your Action Bar.

Directions

  1. Learn a new ability!
  2. Drag it to your action bar!
  3. Click the close box to dismiss the window!

You can also shift-click an ability button to create a chat link, just like from the spellbook.

Learning Aid also filters the annoying yellow chat spam you get when swapping talent specs, resetting your talents or learning several talents at once.

Options

Right-click on the window's title to lock the window so it does not move. Learning Aid has a configuration panel in the Interface Options window.

Compatibility

Learning Aid is not compatible with WoW 5.4.2 yet, I am working on updating it. I apologize for the year-long delay.

Latest Changes

v1.11.2
Fixed the stack overflow bug.

v1.11.1
Compatible with WoW 4.1.0, improvements to the ignore list, fixed the guild perk issue.

v1.11.2 Fixed the stack overflow bug.

v1.11.1 Compatible with WoW 4.1.0, improvements to the ignore list, fixed the guild perk issue.

1.11.1 Alpha 1: Hopefully fixed learning a companion when no companions are known on the current character. Hopefully fixed guild spell spam. Ignore list changes in progress; ignore list is broken for now.

1.11: Updated TOC to version 40000 for WoW 4.0.1.  Added "Learn All" button to class and tradeskill vendors.

1.10.1: Added Chinese localizations (zhCN and zhTW), kindly provided by wowuicn.

1.10: No changes from 1.10 Beta 2.

1.10 Beta 2: Fixed an error encountered when leveling, added Korean localization.

1.10 Beta 1a: Fixed a simple syntax error.

1.10 Beta 1: Columns!  The Learning Aid main window now resizes itself to fit your UI scale, adding columns as necessary.

1.09 Release: No changes from Beta 1.

1.09 Beta 1: Don't print the names abilities that are unlearned and immediately relearned when the user swaps talent specs.

v1.09 Alpha 2: Fixed a Lua error caused by reordering certain functions in 1.09 Alpha 1.  Freydis88 updated German translation.

v1.09 Alpha: Users can now ignore certain spells so that they don't show up when searching for missing abilities.  Updated TOC to 30300.

v1.08 Shaman totem option in missing ability search.  Fixed "wrong companion shown" bug (again).  Updated TOC to 30200.

v1.07.2
Added German translation kindly provided by Freydis88.

v1.07.1
Fixed a long-standing bug that caused the wrong companion to appear in the Learning Aid window when learning a companion during a period of greater than usual server lag.

v1.07 Release:
Fixed two bugs with the spam filter, updated readme.txt

v1.07 Release Candidate 1:
Filter "You have learned" and "You have unlearned" spam from the chat log, and summarize it.

v1.07 BETA 1: Save the contents of action bars when erasing talents and when logging out, then restore saved action bar buttons when talented abilities are relearned. Macaroon support added to macro scanner.

v1.06.1
Fixed an issue with searching macros for spells with ':' in the name.

v1.06 Release:
Synchronize documentation and configuration options.

v1.06 BETA 5:
Added Ace libraries for slash command parsing, event handling and a brand-new GUI config panel. /la missing now supports options to include or exclude shapeshift forms, auras, etc., tracking abilities, and abilities that are used in macros.

v1.06 BETA 4:
Added a slash command (/la missing) to search for spells which are missing from your action bars.

v1.06 BETA 3:
Added a "close" button.

v1.06 BETA 2:
Various bug fixes.

v1.06 BETA 1:
Fixed a bug where Learning Aid would incorrectly appear after zoning.
Added check for Dual Spec swapping so Learning Aid does not appear every time the user swaps specs.
Updated TOC version to 31000 for patch 3.1.0.

Comments

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  • #31
    Sorry for the long period of inactivity, but I'm working on a bug fix and general code cleanup version of Learning Aid, probably to be designated 1.11.1 (yay symmetry) to be released before WoW 4.1.0 drops. Also, my guild got Mobile Banking so I can easily test fixes to that problem.
  • #28
    I cannot uncheck the "restore" option. As I like to place buttons where I want them, I find this "feature" extremely annoying. Please enable the UN CHECK option.

    As for the annoying mobile banking bug, I just killed my LearningAid.lua file. That solved the problem perfectly.
  • #29
    1. Thanks for reporting the "restore" option issue, I'll see what's going on.

    2. Um, you... I can't tell if you're joking.
  • #27
    I don't have access to Mobile Banking yet in my guild, so if anyone who is experiencing the problem is willing to do some debug logging for me, please send me a PM and I'll see what I can do. Thanks!
  • #26
    Same thing is happening to me. My main is a mage, so every time I port (which is very frequently) Learning Aid pops up a display for Mobile Banking.

    This is a cool, useful little addon, but this bug is becoming increasingly irritating. Any chance of an update or even some script to add and remove this?
  • #23
    My guild got the 'Mobile Banking' perk the other day, and since then, every time I log into any of my characters in the guild, Learning Aid displays that spell.

    I tried using the ignore feature, thinking that it might stop it from showing, but all that did was cause it to display with a red appearance -- still showing every time I log in.

    I then removed the saved variables for those characters, but again, the Mobile Banking spell continues to show up.
  • #32
    same here
  • #30
    Same here...
  • #25
    Same here. Seems like the SpellBook keeps showing it as a new spell everytime I login/zone too. Might not be anything Learning Aid is doing.
  • #24
    Ok, further to the above. It still happens, just not every time :P

    Not sure what is going on.

    Oh, and btw, I'm using 1.11 release.
  • #22
    I use /la search to get a list of missing spells from action bars.
    I use ctrl-click to disable some from showing.
    I get the following error:

    1x LearningAid-40000\LearningAid.lua:676: bad argument #1 to 'lower' (string expected, got nil)
    LearningAid-40000\LearningAid.lua:676: in function `Ignore'
    LearningAid-40000\LearningAid.lua:703: in function `ToggleIgnore'
    LearningAid-40000\SpellButton.lua:32: in function `handler'
    Interface\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:541: in function :

  • #21
    Sorry about the lack of updates, but I should have 1.11 out soon.
  • #20
    getting error messages and the box with spells does not show new spells any more
    call global 'GetSpellName' (a nil value)
    Time: 11/04/10 06:37:23
    Count: 1
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\LearningAid\Spell.lua:14: in function `UpdateSpellBook'
    Interface\AddOns\LearningAid\LearningAid.lua:582: in function
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?

    (tail call): ?
    ...ddOns\LearningAid\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:531: in function `EnableAddon'
    ...ddOns\LearningAid\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:621: in function
    [C]: in function `LoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:242: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:316: in function `TimeManager_LoadUI'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:517: in function

    Locals: pls fix as this addon makes wow so much better on patch days etc meny thanks in advance
  • #19
    Just want to say THANK YOU for this fabulous addon. It's so very helpful and JUST what I needed to avoid having to dig through seventy frames of chat to see what I've learned.

    Thank you SO MUCH!!!!
  • #17
    Really nice but I keep getting this error when I train:

    Date: 2010-04-26 00:01:52
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\LearningAid\Spell.lua line 121:
    attempt to index local 'buttons' (a nil value)
    Debug:
    (tail call): ?
    LearningAid\Spell.lua:121: ForgetSpell()
    LearningAid\Spell.lua:47: RemoveSpell()
    LearningAid\Spell.lua:64: DiffSpellBook()
    LearningAid\LearningAid.lua:818: ?()
    LearningAid\LearningAid.lua:558: ?()
    ...tes\Libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146:
    ...tes\Libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:13: ?()
    ...tes\Libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:91: Fire()
    ...ddOns\AuctionLite\Libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:120:
    ...ddOns\AuctionLite\Libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119
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