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  • Supports: 5.0.5
  • 207,420 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/22/2012
  • Created 09/15/2008
  • 362 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v10.2.11-Beta
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About MrPlow

Regain that wasted space!

MrPlow is a fast and simple inventory sorter. Designed generally for Onebag style setups where it treats all bags as a single one, it will sort all the items in your inventory, bank or guild bank into item groups and types.

Could those who are having looping issues with the inventory sorting, and are willing to do a bit of debugging to help find the cause, post a ticket here with all the items that are being swapped around with? It's important to list all the items in that group, because the sorting algorithm has a few levels, and the reason it's looping is that the items are matching to the same comparison at different levels, so there ends up being conflicts in the order, depending on which gets compared first. I'll take those items, and give you a line to insert into the code so it'll output exactly how each of the items are being compared/sorted to one another, and from there we can debug where it's making the mistake.

To post a support ticket, please click here

So... uh. Yeah.

A year after the latest release, MrPlow is back. I went through the effort to kinda pimp him up a bit. He will work a lot faster (and without AceTimer/Event). I'd like some feedback on how it deals with special bags, currently it won't group them up well if you have multiple of the same bag, but it will sort within those bags (and consolidate to them all). Also, any suggestions as to the UI would be appreciated.

The commands are as follows:

/mrplow [[g]bank] [stack|defrag|sort|consolidate|theworks]

  • stack - Restack all items to fit in the smallest number of slots
  • defrag - Move items to leave all available space at one end of the bags
  • sort - Sort all inventory items in place
  • consolidate - Move items from the normal bags to special bags if they fit
  • theworks - Runs Stack->Consolidate->Defrag->Sort->Stack

this comes out to:

Normal bags

  • /mrplow stack
  • /mrplow defrag
  • /mrplow sort
  • /mrplow consolidate
  • /mrplow theworks

Your bank:

  • /mrplow bank stack
  • /mrplow bank defrag
  • /mrplow bank sort
  • /mrplow bank consolidate
  • /mrplow bank theworks

Guild bank (No special bags to consolidate with):

  • /mrplow gbank stack
  • /mrplow gbank defrag
  • /mrplow gbank sort
  • /mrplow gbank theworks

And, if anything goes wrong, and MrPlow appears to be swapping items forever:

  • /mrplow stop

will apply the emergency brakes.

(/mp is also a shortcut)

10.2.10 Darkmoon decks are now sorted within each other

10.2.9 - Adjusted guildbank sorting to not fail so much at the end. Changed special bag detection and consolidation forthwith.

10.2.6 - Added a fix for the Spring Flowers (which don't actually have an official equipslot location... damn them..) and one for those who were getting the null reference.

10.2.5 - Er, this bugfix fixes the sorting issue between chests and robes. Also included are some debug switches to make it a little easier to submit a ticket. Check out the bug ticket if you're having issues and follow the prompts there.

10.2.4 - This bugfix fixes the sorting issue between chests and robes. Temporarily, if you want, use /script MrPlow:Ignore(bag, slot) to ignore a specific slot. I'll have it shoved into a config ui soon. Personal bags are 0,1,2,3,4 from the backpack, bank is -1,5,6,7,8,9,10,11. Remove the reference to the slot if you want to ignore a bag (MrPlow:Ignore(bag)). Guildbank stuff is a little more involved for setting the ignore settings. I'll have this all in a ui at some point soon.

10.2.3 - This version fixes the issue in regards to equipment not sorting correctly, along with tradeskill items. This will also fix some of the infinite sort loops that occur in regards to Simple Grinding Stones and others.

10.2.2 - This is a embeds fix for people who want a clean install to actually work. Apologies for the messup on that.

10.2.1 - If you want reversed functionality, hit
/script MrPlow.db.profile.EmptySpace = "Top"
for the moment, until I can get a UI config going. This will set a toggle to affect the normal direction of flow of the addon. Set
/script MrPlow.db.profile.EmptySpace = ""
to undo it.

10.1 has guildbank functionality, please be aware however, that this is not perfect (and I very much doubt it will ever be). The problem with guild banking, is that due to it's shared functionality with other players, the response time for any action is far longer than your personal inventory/bank.

Thus, applying the normal speeds to the operation results in a hozillion spammed attempts at moving items. It all sounds very pretty, but is less than effective, as it attempts to move stuff, checks the order, tries to move it again, checks the order, etc etc repeat til you hear a ringing sound in your ears.

I've put in a throttle to slow down the cycles and the gbank will move a whole lot closer to what the original MrPlow sorting speeds were, and also, due to lag and response times from the server reporting where items in the guild bank are, MrPlow -may- get utterly confused near the end and endlessly cycle some items around in a loop. As a patch for this eventuality, there's now a /mp stop command to cease his endless plowing if you notice a loop occurring. Generally, given enough time, it'll sort itself out, but I'm sure you all have better things to do, when it's down to two or three last items =)

2012-11-22  wobin  <wobin>

[f998b28a767a] [v10.2.11-Beta]
* MrPlow.toc

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  • #321

    Really hope they get this working for 6.0.2!

    Last edited by bondjw07 on 10/20/2014 4:16:21 PM
  • #319

    This amazing addon in action:;


    To the author, thanks for making this! Been using it since TBC was it when it came out? :)

  • #320

    This is an amazing addon indeed, been using it since WoTLK :)

  • #318

    This is really good. Thanks

  • #317
    Fix mistakes

    if you're finding problems with ignores, &c. you can just edit the relevant MrPlow file in the SavedVariables folder or your WoW install.  i did this to reset the bugger when i accidentally told it to ignore bag 24 slot 1...

  • #316

    Could we have an update for this? My bags are just a complete mess right now. L O V E the addon and wish this would be implemented in a regular Blizz UI. Any info on when such an update may happen?

  • #315

    Please update this, my life is incomplete! I am a shell of my former self! I drink my days away in a alcoholic haze! I NEED MY MRPLOW! 

  • #314

    Date: 2013-04-23 10:59:06
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: attempt to yield across metamethod/C-call boundary
    [C]: ?
    [C]: yield()
    MrPlow\PlowEngine.lua:308: ?()

  • #313

    I would just use Genie and stay away from this. It has everything this has +A UI Where you change your rules easily and set things to ignore. (Items/bags) And so much more.

  • #310

    Ever since 5.2 Mr.Plow seems to freeze up whenever i use it to organize my guild bank yet works perfectly fine on my personal bags and bank.i dont get an error message either so i have nothing to post,any ideas?

  • #311

    I've found a workaround for this, if you just 'right click' when it freezes (usually it happens when moving an item and you'll see the item it's moving) it 'drops' the item back in the bank and continues... It happens over and over again, but just keep clicking the right mouse button and it DOES complete.  (Althugh it's quite annoying)

    It would be awesome to have a fix for this, though....

  • #309

    Please update this addon!

  • #308

    I dont know why, but none of the commands are working for me. It says it is up to date, and I have even tried to uninstall and reinstall the addon. Whenever I try to put in a command it gives me the comment, "Type /help for more commands." Can you please help me so I can use your wonderful addon?

  • #306
    Re: MrPlow hearthstone

    i see that there is a question on a way to ignore hearthstone, but the only response is "yes there is"

    so how do you set mrplow to ignore hearthstone?

  • #307

    Type /script MrPlow:Ignore(bag, slot) (for example if it's in slot one of bag one, type /script MrPlow:Ignore(0, 0) )

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