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  • World of Warcraft
  • 314 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.2
  • 187,837 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/12/2013
  • Created 09/29/2008
  • 673 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.9.8
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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]" to designate a pet or mount for your current zone or subzone. 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 http://www.wowinterface.com/portal.php?id=474&a=faq 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.

Thanks!

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 1.9.8

- random() changed to fastrandom() for 5.4.2 patch

Version 1.9.7

- TOC update for patch 5.4

Version 1.9.6

- TOC update for patch 5.3
- Now uses flying mounts underwater (instead of land)

Version 1.9.5

- Performance improvements

Version 1.9.4

- Two new options for Aspect of the Hawk
- New option: New mounts are disabled by default

Version 1.9.3

- Fixed Aspect of the Pack in groups

Version 1.9.2

- Updates for patch 5.2

Version 1.9.1

- Fixed flying detection code for Outlands
- Slight update to the new scrolling code
- Added /ls as a shortcut for /livestock

Version 1.9.0

- Added Azure Water Strider option
- Added Zen Flight option
- Added scrollable mount/pet lists
- Fixed code that detects flying skill level and area
- Cleanup Abyssal Seahorse code
- Cleanup localizations
- Removed Crusader Aura

Version 1.8.0

- Updates for patch 5.1
- Another fix for SetWidth errors
- Fixed Aspect of the Pack

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

Comments

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  • #659

    Could it be possible to do something with the pull down menu (for pets)? Now that are so many new pets, they will eventually go out of screen, if you use the system you got today. How about changing it a little so that you can sort them by family (critter, beast, dragonkin, humanoid, etc.) before actually showing the list? Or maybe a height limited pull down box with scroll bar on the side? Thanks for updating the addon to MoP, I could not live without it.

  • #660

    That is the eventual plan. Not sure I'll do the sorting, but I realize the list is getting too long for the current UI.

  • #654

    So I'm finding that your addon is absolutely perfect for what I want with regard to picking random mounts, however, it has the Sapphire Panther (and I suspect the other Jewelcrafting mounts) listed as ground mounts. So if I use only the smartcast hotkey, I never see it in fly zones. 

    Any way to get this fixed? Thanks!

  • #655

    Please run this command and tell me what it reports for the Sapphire Panther:


    /run local n,v for i=1,GetNumCompanions("MOUNT") do _,n,_,_,_,v=GetCompanionInfo("MOUNT",i) print(n,":",v) end

  • #658

    It is now! It wasn't there before that I saw. Now I feel kind of silly. Thanks! 

  • #657

    That should put it in both menus. Have you checked that it is not listed in both menus or that it is disabled in the flying menu?

    You can also try /livestock redo, which will rebuild all the menus too.

  • #656

    It says "Sapphire Panther : 31"

  • #649

    I am running into a problem with this addon on my druid.  I do not have flight form functionality checked, but it keeps using flight form about 75% of the time when I try and mount as a moonkin.  Probably related to the new option you added for going from flight form to moonkin (which I do not use).  I have a seperate bind for flight form and regular mounting and do not wish to use fight form unless it is intentional.  I have already tried resetting my settings and it still does this.

  • #652

    I'm unable to replicate. The flight form setting is all or nothing. It either uses flight form or it uses a random mount.

  • #648

    Suggestion: a slash command (that may require myself as a target) that will add the mount I am currently on to the do-not-summon list (or remove it from the summon list, however that works). So I summon a mount randomly, decide I don't want this one to show up in the future, and instead of hunting through the giant dropdown list of all the things, I can just target myself and type, perhaps, /livestock no. That mount will not be randomly summoned in the future.

    Bonus points if this could work for pets also, since my pets list is bigger than my mounts list.

  • #653

    I've got something working and it'll be in the next release.

  • #646

    You cannot use that mount.

    I'd love it if the addon checked for profession/class restrictions on mounts.

    You cannot use that mount.

    I have a lot of alts.  I get this error message a lot.

    You cannot use that mount.

    After a while, I get sick of the message and break down and turn off all the flying carpets and flying machines in the land and flying section. 

    You cannot use that mount.

    It's not the worst burden, but it would be awesome if this could be done auto-magically.

  • #647

    Yes, it's on the list of things to add. Just need some free time to actually do it.

    I'm aware of 3 Flying Carpets and 2 Flying Machines (and 4 AQ only mounts). Are there others?

  • #651

    Seahorse mount should already be handled properly.

  • #650

    The seahorse mount which is Vash'jir only.

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