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  • 328 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.2
  • 186,856 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/12/2013
  • Created 09/29/2008
  • 674 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.9.8

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 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 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


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  • #641


    Thank you very much for AoTP/AotC in groups option :D

  • #635

    I am randomly getting errors when using the mount macro button so summon a mount. Is there a way we can turn on a debug mode or somehting to find the source? Since the error comes from an addon, i cant seem to make it appear in the chat log but it shows the message if i click the mount directly.


  • #636

    You can try /livestock debug, it will show you some information. More helpful if you write down or screenshot the error message and send it to me so I can see where in the code it is breaking.

  • #643

    Yeah, I don't have any detection of tailoring or engineering at the moment. I'm a little surprised about the Sandstone Drake though. Send me the screenshots of that one. According to Wowhead it can be used as a ground mount, I think that's one of the strange mount with other restrictions that aren't documented (lvl, flying skill, etc).

  • #642

    Update: The debugging is what i needed. It was trying to summon my sandstone and my turbo engi chopper. I dont have engineering on this toon so maybe a detection ro somehting to prevent that in the list, and the sandstone drake isnt a ground mount. Will update if i find anythign else. Have screenshots if needed.

  • #640

    No the error pops up saying i cannot use the mount here when using the smart mount macro button. (Not level 90 so i cant use flying mounts yet) With the dubug i can help make a list.

  • #637

    What is the error? If you're also getting it when clicking the mount directly then it's not Livestock doing it.

  • #631

    Why doesn't this work?

    /livestock zone [Swift Frostsaber]

    Its too cumbersome to set this. I come from a zone where i have set it, open the interface, it says no mount is set for this zone (true), it shows me a picture of the mount from the previous zone, but its not the one it uses in this one. There should be a button called "use this mount" so i could just click it. Instead i have to find it in the mounts log, drag it to a button and then to the interface. too fiddly


     Also, there is a  HUGE problem with layout.

    In blizzards menu System/Advanced the user can increase the UI scale, up to "High" - this is because some of us (like me) can't read the small text.

    BUT if we change this, your mount menus became so long they are way outside the screen - ie, its not possible to select many mounts because they are outside the screen.

    Perhaps a scrolling list would be better? At least more user friendly.


    Last edited by IceHunter on 9/30/2012 9:17:10 PM
  • #632

    Are you saying the command line option to set zone mounts isn't working? The [mount] portion needs to be an itemlink, not just text.

    I'm aware of the UI limitations and am investigating a complete UI revamp to make it work better with the huge number of mounts/pets now available.

  • #645

    Item link or just typing the name in brackets with 1.6.8.

  • #644

    Works if it is an item link yes

  • #639

    version 1.6.8

    You can now type /livestock zone [Black War Bear] and it will work correctly.

  • #634

    Turns out we can use it in a macro, this for instance:

    /livestock zone \124cff71d5ff\124Hspell:60118\124h[Black War Bear]\124h\124r


    That works (If you have the Black War Bear that is)


    Last edited by IceHunter on 10/1/2012 4:16:31 PM
  • #633

    No it is working, I just didn't realise it was supposed to be an item link, I though the point was we could make a macro out of it. (You can't use item links in macros, right?)

    Perhaps we could use the item number, like 458 for a horse? (Can be looked up on wow head)


    Thanks for doing this btw, its still a much needed addon :)


  • #627

    Awesome addon.

    I have a request thought. Can you put an option to prefer casting AotC rather than AotP in a group.

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