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  • Created 03/04/2006
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About Lore

I recently picked up WoW again, and since no one really offered to take over, I'll at least try and keep Lore working. However, if there's anyone willing to take care of helping people who are having problems with it, it'd be greatly appreciated. I play the role of tech support enough as it is, I'd rather not play it more.

--- Lore v7.0 (Deluxe edition) by Liise on Argent Dawn (Alliance)

- I M P O R T A N T !! - R E A D - T H I S - F I R S T !! -

Lore was designed to aid Roleplayers in World of Warcraft with the ability to speak in 'languages' other than those enabled by Blizzard (for example: Dark Iron, Demonic, Elemental, Druidic, etc). Lore translates your text in /say, /party, /raid, /guild and /yell to a specified user-defined language. This translation occurs before the text enters Blizzard's language functions.

Lore has grown since then. New functionality has been added to allow for automatic translation, an option to render your character (partially) unable to understand a certain language, speak dialects, stutter, hiss, growl, lisp and more!

Below you find a list of the files, and indication which you might need. For further information, please refer to the Readme.txt document enclosed in the zip file. You will find almost anything you want or need to know about Lore there.

- Lore vX.X: Lore itself. You cannot use Lore without this. Installing the latest version is always recommended.
- Dialects.lua vX: You need this file. If you already have already customised your dialects.lua file, you don't generally have to download this again. Overwriting dialects.lua will erase your self created languages! (v8 is here)
- Ephemeral fix for Lore5: If you use the AddOn called Ephemeral and you use LORE V5.X you need this file to prevent conflicts. (for Eph ver. 1.6.3)
- Ephemeral fix for Lore6: If you use the AddOn called Ephemeral and you use LORE V6.X you need this file to prevent conflicts. (for Eph ver. 1.6.3)
- Ephemeral fix for Lore7: If you use the AddOn called Ephemeral and you use LORE V7.X you need this file to prevent conflicts. (for Eph ver. 1.6.3)
- Language pack 01: Extra player made custom languages for use with Lore. Please read its README file for instructions on how to use. Included languages in this language pack: "The Ancient Tongue", "Sanvairu", "Ooh". Included dialects in this language pack: "*Cumbrian", "*Fudd", "*Moron", "*Norfolk", "*Pirate", "*Scottish" (the latter is an improved version of what you already find in the dialects.lua - to be replaced if you want it.
- Language pack 02: Extra player made custom languages for use with Lore. Readme file included explains how to use. This language pack includes the dialect "*Riverfolk" and languages "Nutterspeak", "Streetslang" and "AncientRunic".
-CLPs: This is just short for Custom Language Pack, as Curse's new interface won't allow 'Custom Language Pack' because it is too long.

- Lore v6.0 (EN) is only fully compatible with English Gameclients. Other clients can also use this version, the only drawback they will have is that if they want to have it 'auto-translate' Blizzard Default languages (such as Gnomish, Gutterspeak) and lower their fluency in these same languages, they will not see the wanted effect. Later versions are also localised to work for German and French clients.

See the included ReadMe or type /lore in game to bring up a menu of available commands.

Do NOT confuse this with a mod intended to remove the language barrier. This AddOn has nothing whatsoever to do with other people's text. Its purpose is to avail you of pre-defined languages for appearance/aesthetics only. Ultimately, it's just modifying the text YOU send out, immediately prior to sending it out in a completely ordinary fashion. Also, Blizzard enabled languages are not modified by Lore.

After Rook discontinued the 'Lore' project about 4 months ago (due to no longer playing World of Warcraft) I have been given permission to continue her work. The result is Lore version 4.0 and higher.

Those people who use the AddOn 'Ephemeral' in combination with Lore should download the Ephemeral.lua file here and replace the old version with it, to prevent unwanted effects due to incompatibility.

--- Installing

Download and extract Lore to your World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns directory to install. To use the prepackaged languages you must download dialects.lua and extract it to the same directory (it will automatically be added to the Lore folder).

These files are seperated to prevent updates from overwriting your own custom-defined languages, which are added to the dialects.lua file. Once you have dialects.lua you will not need to download it again for updates; simply download the main AddOn and re-extract it to replace the old files.

To define your own languages look in the AddingLanguages.txt tutorial or open dialects.lua in Notepad and follow the examples provided by the included languages.

--- Troubleshooting

If you have a problem with Lore, there are a few things you can try before looking for outside help:

* Problem: I installed Lore, but it does not load when I enter the world.
* Solution: It is likely disabled in your AddOns options. Go to the character selection screen, click the 'AddOns' button at the left bottom corner of your screen. Select Lore, and select the option to 'ignore version checking' (this allows you to use 'out of date' versions). Blizzard updates their UI version number all the time and I don't want to keep uploading a new version of Lore each time they do, so it will go out of date but that shouldn't matter. Also a new patch may reset this.

* Problem: I get an error on my screen, mentioning something like "argument #1 to `getn' (table expected, got string)".
* Solution: Type the command "/lore reset". If that doesn't work, you can try "/lore default". If that also doesn't work, please check that you have downloaded the dialects.lua file and that it is in the same directory as the rest of Lore.

*Problem: Lore loads, but I cannot access any of the custom languages.
* Solution: First, make sure your dialects.lua file is named just that and not 'Dialects_v_8'. If that does not fix the problem delete your WTF, Cache, and Lore folders, then load in a new copy of Lore while Warcraft is not running.

Known Issues ---
* Trying to send item links while talking in custom language still results into an error.
* Using %T works alright, but returns %T to self if translating to self.
* Using Blizzard's language selection menu does not work.

-- Fixed channel joining -- You should no longer have to join the communication channel manually
-- Various fixes to repair problems introduced by patch 4.0.1
-- Updated TOC number


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  • #9

    With v1.4 I've updated dialects.lua to include the Draconic and Thelassian wordlists, pulled straight from World of Warcraft. Download it to access them!

    If you've made changes to your own dialects.lua file, save a copy of it in notepad before downloading, then copy/paste your additions into the new dialects.lua.


  • #8

    It's still confusing, but I guess it does make some tad bit of sense.

  • #7

    Because then every time you updated to a new release, all modifications you'd made to it would be overwritten by the new file.

    Nothing in it will change save if I add additional default languages, so including it seperately requires one extra download the first time, and no extra work to save your old dialects.lua every other time.

  • #6

    Why isn't the dialects.lua included in the release? I had the hardest time trying to figure out how to use this thing because I kinda assumed the latest release would contain all the files needed to make this work.

  • #5

    It would be really nice if it did, but unfortunately not. The text is edited prior to entering the phase where Blizzard's functions take over and translate/leave-as-is. The same holds true if you use Lore while speaking in Darnassian or Gnomish, for example: anyone who doesn't understand that language won't see the Lore translation, they'll see the Darnassian/Gnomish translation of the Lore translation.

  • #371

    Oh, sometimes I can get it to switch languages without any errors, it appears to work fine until I try to talk. I does nothing. I can choose whatever installed language I want, but the only ones it will actually speak are Common and Gnomish. If I try Dark Iron, Elemental, any of those, it just does Common.

  • #4

    Does this work beteween faction or does blizzard add some random blabering?

  • #3

    No; Lore has no affect on any chat save that generated and output by your own system to others. To see other people's text in a given language they'd have to also be using Lore.

  • #2

    Hi, other than speaking is this going to tranclate what others r talking to me?

  • #1

    If you don't download dialects.lua as well you won't have access to the four predefined languages; it's also the easiest way to add languages, as you can copy/paste/modify the existing ones without messing around in the main code.

    Feedback would also be lovely.

  • #295

    Important note for Ephemeral users!

    There was a serious bug in the Ephemeral fix for Lore6.0. If you have downloaded this before 20.2.2006, please redownload the version you find on this page now. (Date of the correct file is 20.2.2006).

  • #296

    first of i really like the fluency ability, helps alot, now i got one little question would it be possible to add it that you can set differetn fluency in speaking and understanding?

    like you can understand common pretty well (80%) but are not really able to speak it right (40%)

    that would make my day

  • #370

    Krenon - I've gotten that issue myself, as of today, for the first time. I believe it's because the person who was talking (that I could never seem to get a translation from), had modified their dialects file, because they were speaking a custom language with the same name as their character. I also tried /lore default, and turning half the settings off, making sure I was actively in the channel in my main window (I got to see people join/part LoreSkyIsTheLimit), but could not for the life of me get the translations to work. The self-test for me also did as it did for you, red, red, green. Not recog, channel missing, it works! No idea, I'm freaking tired, and gave up trying to test the bug, when I couldn't for the life of me, find anyone who either could, or would, help us test it, by simply walking up and talking in thelassian. I'm going to try again later, and if it doesn't work, I'll remove/reinstall it, and see if maybe that fixes it, since I can only assume it was some sort of conflict, if their modified dialects file isn't to blame.

  • #369

    Ok, I've got a custom language from a friend. It works fine for him, but for me, it causes two errors: Interface\AddOns\Lore\dialects.lua:1:unexpected symbol near `' and Interface\AddOns\Lore\lore.lua:1689:bad argument #1 to `getn' table expected, got nil . As a result of these, Lore will not switch languages. The only languages displayed in my languages menu in the WoW UI are Common and Gnomish. Also note that I am using a Mac, and that my friend is a Windows user. I don't really know any .lua code, so I am hoping that there is a fix for this that doesn't involve making serious modifications to the code, as I would most likely make the problem worse. Thanks!

  • #912

    I'm having trouble actually speaking the language. It says I have Gutterspeak active on the tablet but when I speak it is in Orcish. Can you tell me if I'm doing something wronG?

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