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  • 323 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 240,267 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/18/2015
  • Created 09/29/2008
  • 686 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 2.4.1

About Livestock

Livestock: For all your companion needs

Now that your pets and mounts don't take up space in your bags, Livestock lets you manage them intelligently. This addon sorts your companions into land mounts, flying mounts, and vanity pets. Then, with the push of a button, you can randomly summon any of the three, or designate a favorite pet to have out on command.

You can also have Livestock always keep a pet by your side, and have it dismiss your vanity pet when you are in PVP battle and it would give away your position.

You can even tell Livestock to put you on a random land or flying mount depending on whether the area you're in lets you fly or not. Underwater or in combat, Livestock can also be configured to cast certain spells relating to travel, such as Path of Frost or Ghost Wolf.

You can even designate certain pets or mounts to be called in certain zones or subzones. Ride in style on a Frostwolf Howler while in Alterac Valley, and then switch to your favorite color of Mechanostrider while in Ironforge. Livestock will let you make sure that you have your good luck pet out whenever you're in Ulduar or Trial of the Crusader.

You can summon critters, land mounts, and flying mounts in various ways. See the ReadMe file for more information.

Localization Help:

Livestock currently only completely works for the enUS, deDE, eES, ruRU, and frFR clients. (The client is only localized completely for the enUS client, and assistance in localizing is always appreciated!) If you are on another client, Livestock will load but will show all English strings. If you are willing to help localize the addon for your language, please let me know - you'd only need to provide some simple translations and I'd do the rest. You can reach me through the Private Message system available here.

Slash Commands:

Slash Commands:

There are currently eight slash commands for the addon. View the ReadMe file for a more in-depth explanation. /livestock or /ls both work for commands.

  • Use "/livestock" to bring up the main menu bar.
  • Use "/livestock reset" to move the four Livestock Buttons back to their default positions.
  • Use "/livestock scale <scale>" to change the size of the Livestock Buttons.
  • Use "/livestock prefs" as a shortcut to access the preferences, described in the ReadMe.
  • Use "/livestock redo" to force Livestock to reset to default. Useful for squashing buggy behavior at the cost of having to reset your settings.
  • Use "/livestock [zone/subzone/party]" to designate a pet or mount for your current zone, subzone or party. For more information, check the ReadMe.
  • Use "/livestock [mount/nomount/pet/nopet]" to add/remove pets and mounts from the random summon list. Uses your active summon.
  • Use "/livestock debug" - Prints out useful debugging information that can assist the developers in solving problems. Use the command again to turn off the debugging output.

Livestock Options and Preferences:

You can find the options for Livestock in the Addons tab of the Blizzard Interface options menu. The "Livestock" tab has the major options, while options for pets and Smart Mounting are in sub-menus. You can read more about the preferences in the ReadMe file.

Bugs Reports and Feature Requests

If you find unexpected behavior in Livestock, especially in locales other than enUS, please check the FAQ at first to see if it has been addressed and if there is a possible fix.

Please report any bugs you find with Livestock, or feature requests you'd like to see, using the "Report Bugs" or "Feature Request" button underneath the Download button, up and to the right. I appreciate your feedback and support.

If you are reporting a bug, the following information is helpful: Any error messages that you saw, where you were (if you can give coordinates, that's excellent), what you were trying to do, what your menus looked like, and what class you play.


Well-deserved credit goes to the following people:

  • Khanthal (Uldum), for the original idea and being our MT so often!
  • A BIG thank you to Sbo (UI and Macros forum, Live) who helped me figure out what was the issue with Dalaran and Wintergrasp as well as suggesting the way to get around it.
  • Grimgear (UI and Macros forum, Live) for helping troubleshoot a bug, pointing me to keybindings, and suggesting rotation speed. Also for pointing out how best to adjust my GUI to compensate for localization.
  • Lunessa (UI and Macros forum, Live) for pointing me to Blizzard's instructions on creating panels in the Interface menu.
  • Xelron (UI and Macros forum, Live) for helping construct debug messages to get more information and indirectly convincing me to make my own dropdowns.
  • Ro (UI and Macros forum, Beta) for the 3D model viewer idea. Ro also originally suggested making my own custom dropdowns, which I thought was beyond me!
  • Elloria and Tgulics (WoWInterface) for helping spread the word and test the addon in its earliest stages and for suggesting highlighting the buttons when they're clicked.
  • The MVPs (UI and Macros forum) for providing the resources needed to accomplish this one as well as stepping in and answering my questions from time to time. Special thanks to Alestane and Iriel for helping me with secure handlers.
  • kdkunde (WoWInterface) for helping translate this mod into German so far!
  • Vastilia (WoWInterface) and Yorgl (Curse) for helping translate into French!
  • madbit (WoWInterface) for the Spanish translation.
  • simply (Curse) for the Russian localization.
  • Certainly not least, Brenkite (Uldum) for being my personal troubleshooter and moral support.

Version 2.4.1

- Added favorite mounts and pets for parties

Version 2.4.0

- Enabled flying in Draenor

Version 2.3.9

- TOC update for patch 6.2

Version 2.3.8

- Fixed Nagrand garrison mounts

Version 2.3.7

- Added support for Chauffeured Mekgineer's Chopper and Chauffeured Mechano-Hog

Version 2.3.6

- Added Aspect of the Cheetah to combat forms

Version 2.3.5

- Corrected Garrison Ability to support other languages
- Flying Carpets now only require 300 tailoring

Version 2.3.4

- Support for Dustmane Direwolf and Creeping Carpet

Version 2.3.3

- Fix for silly LUA errors (coding too fast)

Version 2.3.2

- New option to use Travel Form in land areas

Version 2.3.1

- Restrict Nagrand option to not use siege tanks and only use mounts if learned

Version 2.3.0

- Added Garrison Mounts option for Nagrand

Version 2.2.7

- Restrict autosummon pets while in vehicles to prevent issues with vehicle buttons

Version 2.2.6

- Will once again summon flying mounts underwater in flying zones
- Fixed issue with pet auto-summons and barbershops
- Druids now only summon travel form underwater if they are moving
- Moonkin form now supported when canceling travel form (while moving)

Version 2.2.5

- Fixed macro errors (re-create macros or assign an icon to fix issue)

Version 2.2.4

- Fix for Druids in Draenor

Version 2.2.3

- Fix for Draenor mounting

Version 2.2.2

- Fixed interactions with Monk Zen Flight

Version 2.2.1

- Moonkins now remain in moonkin form when mounting (fix for non-combo button)

Version 2.2.0

- Fixed dragging pets into the Zone/Subzone screen
- Disabled dragging mounts into the Zone/Subzone screen (use the command line)
- Better handling of the new flying mounts in land menu setting
- Moonkins now remain in moonkin form when mounting

Version 2.1.0

- Hide mounts from the opposite faction

Version 2.0.5

- Fixed flying dismounts for non-druids

Version 2.0.4

- New Option: Include flying mounts in land menu
- More druid fixes

Version 2.0.3

- Fixed Death Knights and Paladins
- Additional fixes for Druids

Version 2.0.2

- Support Flight Form when using Glyph of the Stag

Version 2.0.1

- Fixed error on non-hunters

Version 2.0.0

- Support for patch 6.0.2
- Fixed some issues with druid forms
- Low level druids will use cat form until they learn travel form
- Aspect of the Hawk removed (can cancel AotC/AotP when mounting)

- Change log up to this version removed from hosting site and archived in Change Log.txt


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  • #684

    Adjust your UI Scale. You must be zoomed in pretty far for the list to not fit on the screen.

  • #682

    Seeing how each character can customize their settings, have you considered generating the macros in the General Macros tab instead of the character specific tab?

    Thanks and keep up the good work.

  • #681

    New Pets disabled by default is nice. Would be nice, if new mounts can be disabled by default too. :)

  • #679

    Date: 2012-11-29 14:58:20
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 2
    Message: ..\AddOns\Livestock\Livestock.lua line 275:
    attempt to call field 'GetSummonedPetID' (a nil value)
    [string "*:OnLoad"]:6:
    [string "*:OnLoad"]:1
    [C]: GetSummonedPetID()

  • #678

    This error now pops whenever I move.

    175x Livestock\Livestock-1.7.12.lua:1809: attempt to call field "GetSummonedPetID" (a nil value)
    Livestock\Livestock-1.7.12.lua:1809: in function <Livestock\Livestock.lua:1787>
    <in C code>
    <string>:"TURNORACTION":2: in function <string>:"TURNORACTION":1

    (*temporary) = <func> =[C]:-1
     = <func> =[C]:-1
     = <func> @..\Livestock.lua:1787

  • #677

    Got this error when trying to change pets in HoF raid.

    Date: 2012-11-28 12:53:14
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Livestock\Livestock.lua line 1518:
    attempt to call field 'GetSummonedPetID' (a nil value)
    [string "*:OnLoad"]:6:
    [string "*:OnLoad"]:1
    [C]: GetSummonedPetID()
    Livestock\Livestock.lua:1518: PickCritter()
    [string "Random Critter"]:1:
    [string "Random Critter"]:1

  • #676

    Oh, finally i've found a proper mount/pet manager. Great addon, thanks.

    One thing that imo could do it even better: would it be possible to split pets for flying/ground and have an option to summon only flying pets in flyable zones and only ground/only flying/both for non-flyable zones? That is to not get the annoying pet autosummons/dismisses whenever you mount or use druid flight form (the most annoying is that ground pets can be summoned while in a flight form, so they just drop down and re-summon in a few sec...).

  • #674

    i have many alts , so i'm looking for a  profile  to allow pets only one time , then just load the profile. But i seem unable to find it..There such option, please?

  • #675

    While almost all pets are shared account wide, there are exceptions. Because of this it isn't possible to have one profile for all characters.

  • #672

    Looks like your stealth-break change for all class is working mechanically, but it's still shown as greyed out on non-stealth classes (though it's still clickable).  After some investigation, it looks like line 655 in Livestock.lua is the culprit, which greys out the line on a UI rebuild.  Commenting the line out fixed it for me:

    if class ~= "DRUID" and class ~= "ROGUE" and class ~= "MAGE" and class ~= "HUNTER" and race ~= "NightElf" then
            LivestockPetPreferencesFrameAutoDismissOnStealthText:SetTextColor(0.4, 0.4, 0.4)
            LivestockSmartPreferencesFrameMountInStealthText:SetTextColor(0.4, 0.4, 0.4)

    Even Angels must kill from time to time...

  • #673

    /sigh :)

  • #670

    Would be nice if the addon remembered the screen location of the 4 buttons.  At present, the addon relies on Blizzard to rememberr the locations.  If I disable the addon, log on, log off, re-enable the addon, the buttons all go to the center of the screen.  I frequently disable a lot of my addons when I'm in a raid.

  • #680

    Addon Control Panel... might help. Might not. Worth a try, especially if you're doing a lot of addon enabling/disabling, as it allows you to do so without logging out.

  • #669

    This is by far the most suitable addon for me. I love all the options, they just fit nicely.

    The only problem i have atm is that i have 350+ companions, the menu is to large for me to see the 3D image and select / deselect the companions.(i tend to change them depending on my mood:p)

    Maybe a way around this is to unhook the 3D image viewer so i can move it around? Or maybe unhook all the tabs so they can be moved around on the screen instead of next to eachother?

    Greetings from a long time Livestock user.

  • #667

    More Suggestions!!! Would it be possible to set an ultimate favorite pet? Me and my Lashtail Hatchling have been everywhere and would like to continue it that way. The disabling of auto adding to the list has been of great help but when my pets die from battles they appear to be removed from the list and added back into Livestock when they are revived and then the list (but not reselected.) Not sure if the issue is coming from the pet panel or not.

    PS. Thank you for keeping this addon up to date and helping us lazy people with their massive collections!!

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