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  • World of Warcraft
  • 116 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.0.5
  • 10,462 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/21/2012
  • Created 07/06/2011
  • 90 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • 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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  • #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!
  • #6
    Can I suggest that you include the version number in the filename? It makes it easier to keep track of what I have downloaded.

    Thanks!
  • #7
    What file are you referring to specifically?
  • #8
    If you use the Manual Install option, you get a file named "Linkepedia.zip": I think bsmorgan was referring to that. ;-)
  • #5
    Here from Gazmik's place, glad to see someone's picked this up!
  • #1
    I am SOOOO happy to see this come back again.

    Thank you thank you thank you.

    This is one addon I missed very much, one I used several times a day.
  • #2
    Installed it immediately and it did it's magic and I have 52k+ links just on build alone.

    GAWD I love this addon!!! I missed it so much those long months away! (Linkerator)

    Thank you and Gazmik Fizzwidget!

    Best addon ever!
  • #3
    What I really really hope you implement is a way to save all the links so we don't lose them when the cache is cleared on Tuesday maintenance days.

    That addon Loot Link which I tried after Linkerator died, was able to save them I think. I didn't care for Loot Link for a few reasons and it actually didn't last too much longer before it too died. But I think that was one of the differences between the two addons, Loot Link saved the links.

    Can you try that? At least make it an option. I don't mind having a huge database taking up memory, hell many of use ran Auctioneer - that alone cost me more than 100mb with it installed but it did what it was supposed too and was worth it to me.
  • #4
    I will clarify the description a bit more.

    You do NOT need to rebuild each week. The database doesn't reset automatically. It was only a recommendation to rebuild each week because items that were available before a reset, may not be available after the Tuesday maintenance, so you could have invalid links that won't be linkable.

    If you do not wish to rebuild, then it's your choice.
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