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  • Supports: 5.0.5
  • 10,187 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/21/2012
  • Created 07/06/2011
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: v1.3.0
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About Linkepedia

Linkepedia

Linkepedia, formally Linkerator by Fizzwidget, offers the ability to easily link items or spells in macros, chats, or search part of a link. Using the same functionality that was provided in Linkerator, players will once again be able to enjoy one of the best linking addons of all time.

I will note that I do have permission from Gazmik Fizzwidget himself to absorb this addon and use the original code. The original addon was posted here: http://fizzwidget.com/notes/linkerator/

With some restructuring, fixes, and improvements, I present to you Linkepedia. The use of Linkepedia is the same as it was in Linkerator, but for those of you who never used Linkerator here is a rundown of what this addon can do.

Building Your Database

When you first get the addon, you need to build a database of items that can be searched through in order to allow Linkepedia to work. To do this, you need to run the build command.

  • /linkepedia build

This command will open up a progress box window that will show you the automated building process. Every item is queried, and then built into your saved variables so it's always there. You can rebuild the database at any time. This process does take a few minutes and will cause the game to become very laggy. The faster FPS you can run, the faster the database will build.

Linkepedia is always searching for what hasn't been found yet. Linkepedia does a very light and non-intrusive background scan of the remaining items to see if they are available or not. When one becomes available, it will automatically add it into your stored database. But what if you want to quickly expand the database you already have? Well there is a command for this.

  • /linkepedia expand

Assuming you already have a database, this is a MUCH quicker command to run, usually taking 10-20 seconds to complete if your database has already been built.

One thing to note is that every time a server is reset on Tuesday during the maintenance period, items that were available the week before may or may not be available after the reset. So it's RECOMMENDED that every Tuesday after the server down time to rebuild your database. Like I said, this generally takes several minutes depending on your connection, FPS and server lag. It is not required that you rebuild the database. Your item cache will still be there after the reset on Tuesday, but it may contain invalid link data. It's the user's choice whether or not they want to rebuild.

Item Searching

By using the /link command, along with a search term, you can display a list in your chat box of the items containing that keyword. Doing this command will cause a brief lag spike depending on your game conditions (lag, fps, etc), but doesn't last more than a second or two on most setups.

  • /link frostmourne

This is a fun one to try on your server, You may even see a golden link come up that you can view on your character dress up screen! Other things you can search for are like

  • /link Ace of

Now you may think you are going to get a list of just Darkmoon Faire cards, but you are only partially correct. You will also get "Carapace of Imbibed Flame" or even "Mace of Apotheosis" since "ace of" exists in those links

If you want to link spells, then you will need to run the /linkspell command

  • /linkspell Fireball

Using the /linkspell command you can now troll trade chat with much more ease!

Accessing Items Directly

This is by far one of the coolest features of the old Linkerator addon. In your chat window, start typing an item with the square brackets [ ] and enter an item name with it. You should see the magic happen!

  • [Disgusting O

Highlighted to the right of the last letter you typed is an auto-complete feature! Keep typing, or hit your tab key to scroll through items. When you have found the item you want add a close square bracket ] and BAM! you have a link! This feature is AMAZING for macros! The there is a default delay of 0.25 seconds between the time you stop typing, and the time the addon will attempt to auto-complete. If you think this is too fast (or too slow) you can adjust this delay by typing

  • /linkepdia delay X - Where X is the time in seconds

You know how Blizzard has yet to put an easy ability to link items from macros? Well now you can! All you have to do is simply type something like...

  • /2 WTS [Battered Hilt] 2000g!

... in your macro, and when you hit the macro button to spam trade, what you typed is now a link in trade chat! It's that easy!

Compatibility Issues

None

Future Ideas

  • Improve Optimization of Searching
  • Reorganize Code Base
  • Add many more search commands, such as /link <legendary> to find all legendary items
  • Browse the database of items in a window.

Known Issues

None

Comments or Suggestions

If you have any ideas on how to improve this addon, or would like to report bugs, then do so in the comments! I will check them regularly and respond!

Credits and Thanks

  • Gazmik Fizzwidget - Original addon developer of Linkerator
  • Kandoko - Helped with data compression
  • Hirsute - Released a patch update for Linkerator in 3.3.5 that is still being used

Linkepedia Version 1.3.0 Change Log - October 21, 2012

Users will be required to rebuild the database from scratch in order to use the addon.

  • Made updates to support Mists of Pandaria.
  • Fixed link format syntax to prevent errors in game.
  • Changed the max item ID from 79771 to 90913.
  • Changed the max spell ID from 80000 to 133376.
  • Removed some debug code that causes a big initial lag spike when using the build option.

Comments

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  • #21

    I have just submitted verison 1.1.0 that MIGHT address the tradeskill window problem. I noticed some hooks in the older Linkerator code I needed to remove. Though I am not sure if this resolves it, since I do not experience the same problem you do.

  • #18

    Trying to type out items is annoying as the best way to avoid conflict is to stop typing periodically to let the addon attempt to auto-complete what you are writing.

     

    How about an option where auto-complete only kicks in when we hit Tab?

  • #22

    I have just submitted verison 1.1.0 that has drastically improved auto-complete typing. You have 2 new updates specifically for this when 1.1.0 is released. The first being that you can now specify the auto-complete delay to something other than 0.25 seconds. You will do this by typing /linkepedia delay X     where X is the number of seconds you wish the addon to delay before linking.

     

    I also vastly improved the entire structure that the data is stored, which massively increases the amount of time it takes to search for auto-completed items. Depending on your typing speed you can adjust the delay and use this update I put in, and hopefully your auto-complete nightmares will be over

  • #19

       I second this.  It's nice being able to directly type item links into chat; but 90% of the time I know exactly what I want to type, and having to wait every 2-3 characters is a real drag.  

       I would love it if there was an option to have the add-on wait until I paused in my typing to try to auto-complete the item.

     

       Also, the add-on does not seem to properly place item links into custom chat channels using macros.

    Last edited by Synchronizor on 11/2/2011 6:53:12 AM
  • #17

    GFT,

    Added a "grats" of course, since this is an awesome job, done on an awesome AddOn.

    Very, very nice, sir!

    Happy Linkepediaing,

    Nikk

  • #15
    I've been waiting for this addon to resurface. Gazmik did a great job and this appears to work just as well. Thanks!
  • #14
    idk if its just me, but after installing Linkepedia (which i love), i can't send a /w anymore. It doesn't load anything.
  • #23

    I have just submitted verison 1.1.0 that MIGHT fix this. I have not experienced not being able to send whispers, so I am not sure if it's fixed or not, but I did find some old code that hooked into various parts of the game that is no longer required. So maybe this will resolve it. If not, let me know.

  • #12
    06:24 Could not find 'just the tip' in Linkepedia's item history.
    06:24 Type '/link help' for options.
    06:24 [Underbelly Whelp Scale]
    06:24 [Black Whelp Gloves]
    06:24 [Green Whelp Blood]
    ...
    06:24 [Satchel of Helpful Goods]
    06:24 [Satchel of Helpful Goods]
    06:24 60 links found for 'help'

    Firstly, are quests and achievements not included in the link database? Secondly, `/link help` does *nothing*? lol
  • #13
    The tooltip in the game is wrong, it will be fixed next version. It should be /linkepedia help
  • #10
    Bugged. Frequently locks up quest items showing "Retrieving Information" indefinitely and will not unlock until /reload or re-logging.
  • #24

    I have just submitted verison 1.1.0 that MIGHT fix this. I have not experienced these same quest issues you are having, so I am not sure if it's fixed or not, but I did find some old code that hooked into various parts of the game that is no longer required. So maybe this will resolve it. If not, let me know.

  • #11
    I'm also getting this problem. First noticed I had issues fishing up quest related fish for the daily fishing quest, later noticed I was getting quest items in my bag that were not usable ("Retrieving Information").
  • #16
    I'm only noticing one problem, but it's annoying: I also cannot catch the fish for the Ironforge fishing daily. I have no problem catching the fish for the Stormwind quests, and I've not tried any other cities.
  • #9
    Thankyou GhostfromTexas, this is one of my favorite addons! Simple idea with GREAT results! THX FOR PICKING IT UP!
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