July 2011: A comment. If I return to play and this addon doesn't work, I might fix it. If anyone want to keep this addon alive please let me know and I'll happily add developers for it.
March 30, 2010
AltMinder has been revived, or so I hope. It seems to work on my system, hoping to get some feedback. I've added a donation button for those who are kind enough to provide a little help for my time. At the moment I'm unemployed and every little bit helps.
SAVE YOUR OLD
\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\account-name\SavedVariables\AltMinder.lua
just in case.
Also, this new version is server aware internally. It WAS not before, and as a result the data is auto imported into the 1st server you log into. If Alts were kept across multiple realms, you MUST do the following: Before Logging out, type the command /altm upg 1 then log into the next realm. This needs to be done for every realm. This need only be done once.
Sept 12, 2007
When a message is delivered to the client it has a name associated as the sender. AltMinder checks that name and if it is listed as a "main" or an "alt-of-main" the message will be modified to reflect what is known. Normally these are thought of as alts and mains, however, there is also utility in using non-existent "main" names like NINJA, or "GuildLeader" .
My AddOn philosophy is that an addon should do one thing, and do it well. I will add or alter functionality of this addon if they make sense. If you would like to see changes, please ask. If I will not do it, I will do my best to explain why. It is not beyond my time to work on a new addon at this point, but no promises.
Here is a (partial) list of commands:
/altm emote on|off
/altm add main <main-name> <alt-name-list>
/altm add alt <alt-name> <main-name>
/altm del main <main-name>
/altm del alt <alt-name>
/altm change main <oldName> <newName>
/altm change alt <oldName> <newName>
/altm extract guild <verbose>
/altm info <name>
/altm mainon <TAG>
In the folder: ...\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\<account-name>\SavedVariables folder will be places a AltMinder.lua file that can be modified to do bulk additions to the data stored. Make sure that the alt and main table stay in sync. AltMinder relies on that information being correct and if it gets corrupted the results can be unpredictable.
Note to other AddOn Devs: I hook AddMessage, and as a result the msg variable is ultimately changed and if you hook in after me you might find an issue. Try to use arg2 instead of parsing msg for a messenger name to avoid this problem. (it's also a lot faster than parsing a string for every message.) </pre>
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- Jul 05, 2006
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- Jan 16, 2011
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