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  • World of Warcraft
  • 52 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.0.4
  • 74,484 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/04/2012
  • Created 11/09/2008
  • 469 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 5.0.1
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About Swindler Preventer

This addon adds information to the tooltip to remind you that you could buy an item from a vendor instead. Never get swindled again!

Currently supports Recipes, Vanity Pets, and Bags!

Frequently Asked Question:

"I have a lot of data to submit. Is there a file I can just e-mail you or something?"

In fact there is. (English localizations only please!) The file is saved in your WoW/WTF/Account/AccountName/SavedVariables folder, under SwindlerPreventer.lua

Look for the line that has SP_DataVersion. This should match the currently available version, if it doesn't, your addon and your data are out of date!

Copy everything from that line to the end of the document and get that to me, and I can use that to update the data with. If you're lazy, you can e-mail me the entire file.

If you have an addon that allows you to copy messages in the chat frame easily, then feel free to submit the in-game message instead. Either way works.

"But what if I'm not using English Localization?"

Then there's more work for you. Sorry. =( The only language I'm comfortable with is English.

But if you want to do all the work, feel free to edit your localization.lua file with your new data (it's in the zip file or WoW/Interface/AddOns/SwindlerPreventer). You'll have to do the editing by hand basically so basic coding knowledge would be required. Submit the edited file to me and I'll include it with my next update!

5.0.1 (15799) BETA - 2012/7/4

Yes, I'm still around.  Between having a kidney stone a couple months ago, and playing Diablo 3 and going to school, I haven't been playing WoW much these last few months.  But I'm still here.  =P

Now that Mists of Pandaria finally decided to turn addons on, we can get down to some beta testing!

I will add MoP Beta recipes to Swindler Preventer, but beware changing prices/locations/data as the beta updates!  I'll try to stay on top of it but it's much easier to detect new data than it is to detect old/bad data.  When the expansion is released I will wipe all data from the beta and rebuild again to make sure there's no bad data.  But in the meantime, feel free to report 'new' data!  Wowhead doesn't yet have full data on vendor-sold non-bop recipes yet so reports from users is the only way to build data at this time.

Since the BETA data shouldn't bother live users, I'm marking this version as a 'release' so you can still use it on live.  But since the toc is set for the Beta it will show as 'out of date' in 4.3.4 and you will need to use 'load out of date addons' to use it.  If you don't want to do this you can manually set the toc to 40300 instead of 50001 in the SwindlerPreventer.toc file.

- BETA:  In MoP the game would freeze when talking to a vendor if the data wasn't fully loaded into cache yet.  With even a 0.01 second delay it doesn't freeze.  I can live with a 0.01 second delay.  If you have any WoW API knowledge, take a look at SwindlerPreventer.lua starting at line 288 and feel free to see if you can improve upon my method.  I'm still a beginner!  But this seems to work for me and stops the freezing.
- Zan Shivsprocket has been corrected to Zan Shivsproket.  This should be the last of the typos in pre-Pandaria data.  That I know of, nobody has reported any!
- Added some new reported information for vendors and locations for Cataclysm as well.  Of note is Enchant Weapon - Executioner, new in 4.3.
- BETA:  Added vendor Nam Ironpaw for 2 Cooking recipes and Nat Pagle for a pet.  So far that's the only MoP data that's been reported.

... Not to be a beggar, but donations would be *really* useful right now.  Rent's gone up, but my income hasn't.  Right now my bank account's actually sitting in the negative and the overdraft charges are piling up.  I've gotten rid of a few of my bills so I should be good if I can get back in the black, but first I need to pay off what I already owe.  =/  Plus I turn 30 on July 15th 2012 and it looks like I won't even be able to afford to celebrate my own birthday!  Help a broke college student out?  ^_^  (Oh, and if anyone wants to hire a student programmer, feel free to contact me!  Right now I'm taking classes in Visual Basic and XHTML/CSS.  I'm a straight-A student!)

But enough about my woes.  Even if you don't donate, hope you enjoy the addon!  ^_^


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  • #175

    Sadly this is no longer adding any information to tooltips, or rather, the information is no longer visible. I've seen reports on other addons that add information to tooltips having the same problem, apparently something in patch 6.0.2 changed something about tooltips.

    Hopefully Thortok2000 (the author) is still around and, if so, hopefully we can get a working update soon! BTW, please don't wait for bug and/or data reports before releasing an update, as that can lead to an addon being marked as out of date and eventually removed from the website(s) it is available from! I would hate to see this disappear forever as it is a very unique addon!

  • #176

    I haven't played WoW in months, probably over a year at this point.  I have no idea when it stops working unless someone makes a bug report.  But I still like to code and I'm happy to support the addon to the extent that I am able.

    My free time is limited lately but I'll see what I can do.  Do you have an example of a tooltip addon that is currently working and maybe I can see how they fixed it?

    Last edited by Thortok2000 on 10/6/2015 10:02:37 PM
  • #179

    No, there's no error being generated at all, just no additional info from Swindler Preventer being added to tooltips when looking at recipes etc. Really do appreciate you taking the time to look into this and fully understand that real life takes priority.

  • #178

    I'll look into it.  I can't promise it'll be soon, though.  Probably my next day off, although I don't know when that will be.

    Also, should have asked this sooner.  Is it throwing an actual error code?  That would assist greatly.

  • #177

    Thanks for the reply. I use TipTac, MobInfo2, BattlePetCount that I can think of right now. Recently found Timeless Loot but haven't installed it yet, if you read the comments section for that one you'll see a few users reporting that it's no longer working with 6.0.2 and someone else has provided a link to a working version. Maybe that's the one to check out?

    Anyway, good to know that you're still keeping watch on Swindler Preventer, even though you're not currently playing WoW.

    Last edited by Grizzly_UK on 10/7/2015 1:26:14 PM
  • #173

    Swindler Preventer 5.0.1 (15799) BETA has detected new data!  Please report the following message:  [Plans: Ghost Iron Shield Spike] [90531] sold for 20 Kyparite by Ambersmith Zikk (Neutral) in Dread Wastes.

     Swindler Preventer 5.0.1 (15799) BETA has detected new data!  Please report the following message:  [Plans: Living Steel Weapon Chain] [90532] sold for 20 Kyparite by Ambersmith Zikk (Neutral) in Dread Wastes.

  • #172

    Please, Please, Please.... do not let this addon die. it has been one of my few VERY FAVES.

  • #174

    I still support this addon, it just hasn't gotten any bug reports or data reports in awhile.

  • #171

    Are you going to update this addon for MOP? I find this addon VERY helpful.  Smile

  • #170

    Swindler Preventer 5.0.1 (15799) BETA has detected new data!  Please report the following message:  [Pattern: Devilsaur Leggings] [15772] sold for 3g by Nergal (Neutral) in Un'Goro Crater.

  • #169

    Hi, I have new info altho my version says beta, this is from live ...

    SP_DataVersion = "5.0.1 (15799) BETA" SP_NewItemInfo = {  [90531] = {   ["i"] = "20 Kyparite",   ["b"] = 0,  },  [90532] = {   ["i"] = "20 Kyparite",   ["b"] = 0,  }, } SP_NewVendorInfo = {  ["Neutral"] = {   [90531] = {    "Ambersmith Zikk", -- [1]   },   [90532] = {    "Ambersmith Zikk", -- [1]   },  }, } SP_NewVendorLocations = {  ["Ambersmith Zikk"] = "Dread Wastes", }



  • #168

    new info b4 i instal the update

    SP_DataVersion = "4.3.3" SP_NewItemInfo = {  [23083] = {   ["i"] = "350 Burning Blossom",   ["b"] = 0,  }, } SP_NewVendorInfo = {  ["Neutral"] = {   [18650] = {    "Blizrik Buckshot", -- [1]   },  },  ["Alliance"] = {   [23083] = {    "Midsummer Supplier", -- [1]   },  }, } SP_NewVendorLocations = {  ["Midsummer Supplier"] = "Stormwind City",  ["Blizrik Buckshot"] = "Tanaris", }


    I have had swindler preventer loaded in mop beta for a while now, and no new info in my beat file



    Last edited by Shitara on 8/28/2012 3:46:25 PM
  • #166

    How about adding things like that are needed for Achievements but are only sold at a few rare places to this addon, so you do not pay people that do the small travel for you?

  • #167


    Good idea.  Will work it into next version.

  • #159


    I got swindler preventer mixed up with another addon suite. Completely my error Embarassed

    Hello all. I have been using Swindler Preventer for awhile now and have found it very useful.

    After this most recent patch(4.3.4) by Blizzard, Swindler Preventer is behaving oddly.  It will show the tooltip information for the actual bag in the bag slot and the actual bag in the bank bag slots.

    However with Items in the bank but not in bags , items in the bank bags, items on the AH, items in my bags on my toon, or any vendor window, the Swindler Preventer tooltip information does not display at all. Frown

    I have tried  using the /swp to verify settings,  removing all add ons but Swindler Preventer, reinstalling all addons, remove all addons and just reinstalling Swindler Preventer, deleteing my interface and WTF folders to reset everyting and nothing seems to work.

    Please help. I would hate to lose this great addon.


    Last edited by radar2670 on 4/21/2012 9:25:07 PM
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