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Prices
Version: 0.0.4
by: algritz [More]
== Prices 0.0.4 ==
by algritz
Modified December 9th, 2011

Since, Rift isn't very good are remembering prices, I figure I'd share the add-on for the benefit of having a "Price list" that was available in game, not on some web site or excel spreedsheet if you used any.

Features:

* Displays a list of items and their prices in a scrollable window, that can be shown via the "/prices" command

== Installation Instructions ==

* Download the addon
* Open Rift
* From character select, click the "Addons" button at the bottom
* Click the "Open Addon Directory" button
* Wait for the directory to open up
* Put the Prices folder into that directory
* Return to Rift
* Click "Refresh"
* Play the game!

== Usage ==
In order to update the values displayed in game, you need to edit the "prices.lua" file in your saved variable.
format is :

item_prices = {
{
{
"item name # 1",
"price #1"
},
{
"item name 2",
"price # 2"
}
}}

-- As long as this format is preserved, the addon will be able to display the list and its associated values

* values are loaded only at login time. So it you need fresh values, logout, overwrite the content, then log back in.

To diplay the list in game type the "/Prices" command

== Thanks To ==

* Noax, your saved variable tutorial helped me a lot in this project
* Trion (ZorbaTHut)
Archived Files (3)
File Name
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0.0.3
22kB
algritz
12-10-11 04:12 PM
0.0.2
22kB
algritz
12-09-11 06:31 AM
0.0.1
22kB
algritz
12-08-11 12:53 PM


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Old 12-10-11, 04:32 PM  
algritz
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Re: Screenshot

Quote:
Originally Posted by jakchal
Still not understanding how this addon works, does it just passively collect data while searching the auction house, and posting auctions.
No, this add-on doesn't collect any data as the API simply doesn't offer that possibility (yet). I do that processing elsewhere (on a web site I run, I have a parser that will read the non-combat log) which contains some basics information (auction created => item name, deposit cost but not the actual price of the auction) (Items received, I use an AH dedicated toon, so mail I receives is bound to come from the AH or one of my crafter). Based on these info I do the necessary logistic to determine the status of a listing. (crafted / mailed / ongoing / expired / in my inventory). Unfortunately this isn't something that can be done with the current API, so i have to resort to external tools. What this add-on end up being is some sort of shortlist of prices for items you know you are going to post often. My parser feeds it semi-automatically. But it can also be feed manually and provide the same info. It just avoids you to resort to excel or post-its to keep track of what price you intend to relist something should Rift forget the price you set earlier. (which happens 98% of the time)

Quote:
Also your screenshot is way too small, need a bigger one, and several more to help show what your addon does and what it looks like
I totally agree, I'll remake another one.

meanwhile you can check this video, the small window that pop-up on the left is the add-on (I made it while I was developing it so don't bother with the rest of the UI :-P) Watch in 720p and fullscreen to make out what is displayed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R647rBC3joQ


Also, the bug should be fixed now. I think it was a caused by the 1st version of the add-on. I should have asked to delete your saved variables instead.
Last edited by algritz : 12-10-11 at 05:40 PM.
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Old 12-10-11, 03:14 PM  
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Still not understanding how this addon works, does it just passively collect data while searching the auction house, and posting auctions.

Also your screenshot is way too small, need a bigger one, and several more to help show what your addon does and what it looks like
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Old 12-10-11, 01:27 PM  
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Error:
Very weird, I'll have a look again. It worked just fine when I tried it. Can you create a "Prices.lua" file in your saved variables folder just to see if this helps.

Use of the add-on:
I've made a web site to track all my auctions. So I basically duplicated every action in Rift in that web site. Lately I've added the functionality of parsing the non-combat log to relist / Expire listings. My main problem was that since Rift utterly fails at remembering the prices of any given listing. I had to alt-tab out of Rift everytime I wanted to check the price at which I should post the said item. This is where this add-on comes in; I've setup an export data feature, that would generate the prices.lua file content. All I had to do is to overwrite the content of the file, log in and display the list. Then, no more alt-tabbing needed.

Since, Rift isn't very good are remembering prices, I figure I'd share the add-on for the benefit of having a "Price list" that was available in game, not on some web site or excel spreedsheet if you used any.

I hope this clears up the confusion around its use. I'll try to have a look at the bug later this weekend.
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Old 12-09-11, 09:59 PM  
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The error is the same as before, even with the new version.
It is now on line 30 instead of 35.

Also, can you elaborate on the intended functionality and helpfulness that this addon provides? From the mildly confusing addon description, it appears that all it does is display a simple table of data gotten from manually inserted data in the prices.lua file? Am I misunderstanding something...? What is the purpose of this?
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Old 12-09-11, 04:12 AM  
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I can definitely shorten it.

as far as the bug goes, I think I know why it happens. (simply that the SaveVariable file doesn't exist).

EDIT :

the new command is simply "/Prices"

I've also fixed the error. Now, if you try to use the add-on without filling the saved variable first, it will let you know.
Last edited by algritz : 12-09-11 at 06:33 AM.
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Old 12-08-11, 11:56 PM  
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Suggestion: Shortern the command to open it or/and add a small UI button to open/close it.

Bug:
When typing the command, the window pops up with nothing in it.
Here is the error:
http://i.imgur.com/XEDpm.png
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