Gem viewer

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gv in action

Siena's Gem Viewer is simple (not for creator ;P) addon for World of Warcraft. SGV filled little glitch in AH which Blizzard 'patched' in 2.1.0. Frankly saying, I was not going to update or develop this mod any further, since I don't play WoW, but people @ demanded a new, working version, so I created 3.1.3- a compatibility release. Since I quit wow long time ago I rarely check wowinterface and I don't track this mod anymore. Version was created by Coren ( who is also not active anymore. Versions 4.0.0 and beyond are created by bsmorgan.

Bonus filter allow you to search gems not only by socket color or its rarity, but also by bonuses they grant. Simple, do you want rare, blue socket that adds Strength? Triple click in SGV (rarity: rare, socket color: blue, bonus: Strength) you are ready to go!

To begin with SGV, simply open Auction House window, and click the new tab that has been added. Using it, you can order SGV to list all gems meeting your requirements, for instance rare & matching yellow socket. After you have clicked SEARCH button, the SGV, SGV will perform AH scan and list all gems matching your search criteria. Info includes gem name, rarity color, gem icon, it will show you CURRENT minimal bid for gem type and CURRENT minimal Buyout Value. You can change filter settings during scan. After scan has ended all all gathered data is available for offline browsing- which means, that you can play with filter settings without having to scan AH again (you can, of course, if you want to). When you left click on gem of your choice the SGV will send search request for item that you've selected and switch to browse page of AH Addon, where you will be able to buy it.

Dataset is rather small, so it will not hurt your addon cache, SGV will purge all data on AH Window close or WoW's exit. My intention was to write addon to have as low cpu and memory usage as possible, but you need to know, that this is my first addon for WoW and lua is not my primary programming language.

SGV lets you: - easily find gems on AH - create search filters (rarity, socket color, bonus filters) - know actual minimal bid and buyout values for gems - run search for specific gem - see number of specific gems (count(gem) group by Gem's name)

SGV cannot: - buy item directly from its frame

Things to know: - if you create filter f.e. gems that fit blue socket, SGV will show you also multisocket gems (blue and yellow, blue and red, etc) - when you click on item while scanning there is short pause between your action and SGV reaction- SGV puts your action on stack and waits for AH query permission; this pause is intentional - Currently bonus filters are available for US, GB. Other Clients won't show Bonuses dropdown menu, because of lacking bonuses' translations. Send me SGV_TRANS_ATT table and next verison will have bonuses for other language. Trans tables start: deDE, line 130 frFR, line 188

Locales: I'm aware that lots of people play WoW using different than enUS or enGB clients. I play using enGB, so I tried to localization addon as much as I can but I was not able to test it properly. - localized parts of SGV: - core algorithms [it includes mainly search patterns] - some UI elements

- deDE by Daddelkopp & tayeaden - frFR by Tazmanyak - zhTW by Evenrain - koKR by Sayclub - esES by me hahaha

Upcomming features: - full localization - with your help -... ..more to come? send me your suggestions

All critiques, bugtraqs, errors, patches, localisations, suggestions are welcome.

Thanks goes to: - Coren for v3.2.2.0 - ShaggY aka ShaggY for testing and suggestions ;* - Tazmanyak for frFR locale - tayeaden for help with German locale and pointing me out misstype in one german socket name and problem with ALL string - evenrain for zhTW translation - Sayclub for Korean translation - Daddelkopp for bonus filters for german client - Blizzard for their Interface AddOn Kit - Igor- creator of Igor's Mass Auction (check this addon out it's awsome:)) for clue how to hook my tab on Blizz's AH Frame. - The BugGrabber Team for buggraber - Scheid for myDebug

Have fun siena

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  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Aug 02, 2011 at 19:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @xevilgrin: Go

    Such an addon is probably possible, but beyond the scope of this addon author.

  • Avatar of xevilgrin xevilgrin Jul 26, 2011 at 08:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello .. for some reason i can't post to the Forums :-( here's a suggestion to the AH searchUI similar to your Addon. Is it somehow possible to progg a addon similar to Gem Viewer which searches items at the AH for its stats...

    for example as a hunter ... if you chose category Weapons.. check usable items... initiate a search... and results are Int and Spirit items as well... this is sensless... so i would appreciate a dropdown in the search UI of the Ah (maybe a button called Filter at the upper right) .... that allows me to search via checkboxes all the stats that are only useful to my char

    Hope you'll understand my poor english ;-)

    cheerz from Germany


    evil regards

    <..... EvilGrin .....>

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Feb 01, 2011 at 20:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello! I've been added as a maintainer and have uploaded a newer version. Enjoy!

  • Avatar of Dreamst0rm Dreamst0rm Jan 02, 2011 at 12:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Would love for someone to take over development of this addon, siena no longer plays wow according to his/her comment.



Date created
Jun 07, 2009
Last update
Nov 30, 2011
Development stage
  • enUS
  • frFR
GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
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