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  • World of Warcraft
  • 216 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.1
  • 40,990 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/26/2013
  • Created 11/16/2010
  • 9 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v1.4.50400

About TriviaBot_QuestionMaker


is meant to provide an easier way for TriviaBot quiz authors to create question lists in-game without having to manually edit the question templates in external editors.

Having TriviaBot loaded in addition allows them to send the question list they're working on to TriviaBot for testing how it plays out before saving and submitting it.


(check the screenshot for any reference to specific fields)

  • /tbqm to bring up the questionmaker window.
  • Type in a New List name or select one from the dropdown if you're continuing an existing List.
    This name has to be unique for the current working lists.
    Press <Enter> to automatically move to the next field.
  • Type in the Set Description.
    Press <Enter> to automatically insert or update it and move to the next field.
  • Type in the Set Author (your name, nick or player name as you prefer)
    Press <Enter> to insert or update it and move to the next field.

This completes the necessary input for the Question List Set.
You will not modify these fields again until you want to work on or start a new list.

  • Type in the Add Category field.
    Press <Enter> to insert a category and continue typing and pressing <Enter>
    until you have all the categories you need for your Question List (eg. Cataclysm <Enter> Lore <Enter> Encounters)
    Pressing <Enter> when the field is empty will assume you are done adding categories and move to the Question Field so you can begin adding questions.
  • Type in a Question:.
    Press <Enter> to move to the answers field.
  • Type in your Answers:.
    If you need to enter multiple answers separate them with a semicolon ;
    Example: two;2;second if you want to have all 3 as valid answers to your question.
    Press <Enter> to move to Points and again to move to Hints.
    Both of those fields are optional meaning you can leave them empty.
    The questionmaker will add the default value of 1 for the Points itself.
    You can also enter multiple hints by separating them with semicolons.
    Example: number;small number
  • Pressing [Next] (the bottom right button) will insert that question to your list and move the focus back to the Question field for entering the next one.
    Tip:You can set a keybind to the Next/Update button from Game Options -> Keybindings -> Triviabot QuestionMaker, for mouse-free data entry.
    Example: Ctrl+Enter
    That way you can keep typing and pressing enter to move between fields and <Ctrl+Enter> to insert the Question without touching your mouse.
    It speeds things up considerably.
  • Finally the Browse field and forward/backward buttons allow you to navigate to previous questions to make corrections/additions.
    When you navigate to an existing question the [Next] button will change to [Update].
  • When you are done editing your Question Lists press the [Save List] button at the bottom.
    This will Reload your User Interface and dump the Question Lists you were working on to the Addon SavedVariables.

Look into World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\<youraccount>\SavedVariables\
TriviaBot_QuestionMaker.lua is the file you want to be zipping up and submitting to the TriviaBot authors for inclusion to the addon.

Converting your QuestionMaker saved variables to a standalone Quiz plugin


Using the [Test] button at bottom left will send the question list currently selected in QuestionMaker to TriviaBot (v2.7.0 or higher only!) for testing it out.
(Test button will only appear if TriviaBot is detected loaded)

To return to your original TriviaBot Lists press the [Reload] button that will appear on TriviaBot control panel when a QuestionMaker List is loaded.
Pressing it will reload the original TriviaBot Questions.
This doesn't affect QuestionMaker in any way, your working List is still there unaffected to add to / edit or save.


Q: Can I add my saved QuestionMaker Lists to TriviaBot?
A: Yes, that's the whole point :)
However since this is primarily intended as a helper tool for submitting questions to the TriviaBot team it's recommended to just zip up and post your saved variables and let them do the minor adjustments necessary.

Q: Can I add existing TriviaBot Question Lists to QuestionMaker so I can add/correct them in-game?
A: Yes again, but this will also require you to do some simple but nevertheless manual file operations.
The procedure will be described in comments if there's alot of requests for it.

Enjoy, and get cracking out with those Cataclysm-ready Quizzes.

  • Will only cooperate with TriviaBot 2.8.7 or higher.
  • Updated for changes to TriviaBot 2.8.7
  • Updated for WoW 5.4.1
  • Fix docking to TriviaBot 2.8.4+
  • Some more helpful tooltips added
  • .toc update, compatible with WoW 5.0.4/MoP.
  • Some UI updates (labels / tooltips)
  • .toc update, compatible with WoW 4.2.
  • Ability to transfer the in-progress question list to TriviaBot (v2.7.0 and higher only!) for testing.
  • Keybind added for inserting the new question.
  • Various accelerators and tooltips added to the input fields for smoother operation.
  • Initial release
  • In-game TriviaBot Quiz Editor

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  • #26

    Hey Dridzt, I apologize for the incredibly late response, but if you have the time, could you PM me the same info you sent to ToriWRA? Same person, but I can no longer access my account due to me forgetting the password and using an email I cannot access anymore (it was an old school email) so I can't recover the password.

  • #27

    And of course right as I post that I figure out what I had wrong, though it appears I either never got a PM or it got wiped at some point. Care to send it again anyway?

  • #24

    I just got to 1000 questions and I can't click "Next".. How do I increase this limit? The WoWQuestions2 plugin is over 1300 questions. Im going for atleast 4000 questions, please help

  • #25

    If I increase this line's 1000 to 5000 it'll crash?

    local MIN_LIST, MAX_LIST = 9, 1000

    EDIT: That did it, also fixed so "Browser:" can browse 1000+. Also made it work with TriviaBot, so no worries yet. But Im still waiting for that day an error fucks up everything, because why would there be a stupid limit on 1000 questions when its so easily raised to 5000..

    Last edited by aidenhall on 1/11/2014 3:26:54 AM
  • #22

    Hello, me again. It's been awhile, I've changed UIs etc, and I just redownloaded the questionmaker to update my quiz - problem is, it no longer has the file for the quiz other than the stand-alone version I have uploaded on curse. So, how do I load a standalone quiz into the questionmaker? I see that the description mentions it, but doesn't say how.

  • #23

    I will send you a PM for this and probably add an instruction page for quiz creators on the development site later.


  • #20
    Uploaded a quiz

    Hello, just letting you know that I uploaded a quiz today. If you read this quickly, it will probably still be awaiting approval. My quiz contains only questions relevant to the Mists of Pandaria expansion. I figured it'd be nice to have considering the newest downloadable quiz you have on this page is from Cata.

    201 questions. Not as impressive as the 1000 question quiz that has questions from vanilla to cata, but enough to not repeat over and over, I believe.



    Last edited by ToriWRA on 1/31/2013 6:36:07 PM
  • #21

    Here is the curse link to my quiz, the addon was approved.

    Last edited by ToriWRA on 2/1/2013 1:03:48 AM
  • #16

    how do you go from saving the question list you have made (in your saved variables) to being able to use that file in a proper quiz, as im happy just to make my own and use it straight away, we want to do it as a guild quiz night and openly contribute to the questions etc...



  • #19

    This page describes the steps to convert the QuestionMaker saved variables to a standalong Quiz plugin.

    If that's too technical you can always zip up your variables and attach them to a post here with your desired plugin name and I'll do the conversion for you.

  • #18

    I have the same question. I really would like to do this on my own using the in game add then converting that info into the proper quiz.  I don't want to have to edit the Lua File directly.  it's teadious.

  • #15

    Please update. Forcing to load this is making my other add-ons not work.

  • #14

    Help me download it I can't pls help!!!!!!

  • #13
    Much easier to use than manually making questions!! Thank you very much.
  • #12
    Great add-on. But for God's sake, please fix the "show hints" option. I create my question with hints, and I check in the "show hints" box, and the hints never appear.
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