Release notes for AdSpace

Saves you money by not buying marked-up vendor recipes at AH… by providing vendor “advertisements” in tooltips for tradeskill recipes.

AdSpace 11200.1

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Updated TOC to reflect compatibility with WoW patch 1.12. (No actual changes.)

AdSpace 11100.1

Monday, June 19th, 2006
  • Updated TOC to reflect compatibility with WoW patch 1.11.
  • Added Cenarion Circle and some Argent Dawn recipes introduced in patch 1.11.
  • Zul’Gurub item info reflects changes from patch 1.11:
    • Coins and Bijous are no longer needed for armor quests.
    • Primal Hakkari tokens are used only for armor quests (they’re no longer needed for head/leg enchants).
    • A new item, [Primal Hakkari Idol], is used for the class-specific head/leg enchants.
  • Added info for [Punctured Voodoo Doll]s and their use in ZG enchants.
  • Corrected quantities in output for /ads [Presence of Might] and other ZG enchants.
  • Fixed error related to [Recipe: Transmute Elemental Fire].

AdSpace 11000.1

Monday, April 17th, 2006
  • Items used in the Zul’Gurub and Ahn’Qiraj faction/token quests for class-specific gear (e.g. [Zulian Coin], [Primal Hakkari Bindings], [Idol of Rebirth], [Qiraji Ornate Hilt]) now show which classes can use them, which rewards they’re used for, and what reputation level is needed for those rewards.
  • Typing /ads [item link] shows more detailed info for ZG/AQ tokens and their rewards. Insert a link for a token (e.g. [Bone Scarab]) and you’ll get the same information as is shown in that token’s tooltip, plus item links for the rewards (if they’re available in your WoW client’s cache); insert a link for a reward (e.g. [Zandalar Predator’s Belt]) and you’ll get the list of tokens and the reputation level needed to obtain it.
  • When you request info for raid items via /ads [item link], AdSpace can automatically post the results to raid chat if you’re in a raid (or to party chat if in a party).
  • You can now choose individually which types of items you want AdSpace to show information for. (e.g. show info for vendor recipes and librams, but not Darkmoon Faire turnins; show raid token info for ZG and AQ20 but not AQ40.)
  • AdSpace settings can new be edited via a new Options panel. Type /ads (with no arguments) to show it. (Options can still be controlled via chat commands, but they’ve changed a bit: type /ads help for details.)
  • Fixed some issues with the tooltip code shared across Fizzwidget addons; AdSpace’s additions to item tooltips should now be showing up in just about every place you can get an item tooltip.
  • Added new vendor-sold recipes introduced in WoW patch 1.10.
  • Updated TOC to reflect compatibility with WoW patch 1.10. (No actual changes were needed.)
  • Minor improvements to utility code shared across Fizzwidget addons.

AdSpace 10900.4

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Includes an update to tooltip-related code shared with other Fizzwidget addons, which should resolve an issue where having two or more addons with conflicting versions of said code could cause a “stack overflow” error.

AdSpace 10900.3

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

Added a few more new recipes from the 1.9 patch and their vendor info.

AdSpace 10900.2

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Now lists (all?) ten new vendor-supplied tradeskill recipes from WoW patch 1.9 (enchanter oils, two new cloak enchants, and [Pattern: Soul Pouch]), with verified prices and vendor listings for each.

AdSpace 10900.1

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006
  • Updated for WoW patch 1.9; includes vendor info for several of the new recipes introduced in this patch. (More complete vendor info for new items will be available in an update shortly following the release of the patch.)
  • Error messages reporting discrepancies in the internal database will appear no more often than once per minute. (Previously, if such errors came up in tooltip handling, they could end up being repeatedly spammed to the chat window.)
  • Includes refinements to code shared with other GFW mods.
  • Knows its own version number — it’s present in startup and error messages and if you type /ads help or /ads version. Please include this version number when sending bug reports or help requests!

AdSpace 1800.4

Friday, November 18th, 2005
  • The item IDs for [Pattern: Warbear Harness] and [Pattern: Warbear Woolies] changed in a recent patch; updated tables to reflect both variations.
  • [Glowing Scorpid Blood] is advertised as a Darkmoon Faire turnin.
  • Includes refinements to code shared with other GFW mods.

AdSpace 1800.3

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
  • Undid the change from 1800.1 regarding Horde/Alliance localized faction names. (Turns out the return from UnitFactionGroup() isn’t localized in non-English versions of WoW… sure would be nice if they’d let US users see the localized data so we could test these things…) Thus, AdSpace should correctly look up vendors of your own faction again.
  • Added new recipes introduced in recent WoW patches.
  • Removed notes about required faction/reputation from certain recipes, as it’s now part of WoW’s base tooltip for those items.
  • Changed the way we handle localized versions of NPC and location names — you’re now guaranteed to see the same data regardless of which WoW language you’re using. (Previously, new data that hadn’t been localized yet wouldn’t show at all; now it shows in English.) This also minimizes duplicated data in our files. Localizers are welcome to continue submitting translations of entire AdSpace_Vendors.lua files of they so desire (it’s not a bad idea, as that ensures everything is covered); I have a script to convert them to the new format.

AdSpace 1800.2

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
  • Updated our built-in tooltip hooking utility (GFWTooltip) to properly handle the new dynamic-load Auction UI; AdSpace tooltips should show in the Auction House again.
  • Included German localization from Christian Ablinger.

AdSpace 1800.1

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
  • Updated for WoW patch 1.8.
  • Includes partial Korean localization (covering vendor names and locations) by “zeroc00l”. (Other translators are welcome to edit localization.lua and AdSpace_Vendors.lua and email them to for inclusion in future releases.)
  • Fixed a bug that appeared when looking at items sold by Rin’wosho the Trader.
  • More locale independence: should correctly look up items from Horde/Alliance vendors if the terms “Horde” and “Alliance” are translated in your version of WoW.
  • General improvements to utility code shared with other Fizzwidget addons (GFWUtils, GFWTable, and GFWTooltip).

AdSpace 1700.5

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005
  • Fixed some more errors in our built-in tooltip hooking utility.

AdSpace 1700.4

Monday, September 26th, 2005
  • Fixed some errors in our new tooltip hooking functions that appeared when looting or selling items at the AH.
  • Refined a feature introduced in the last version — only tooltips for recipes seen in a vendor window will omit the (obvious) vendor avialability info; tooltips for the same item will still show such info if seen in a different place (e.g. clicked an item link in chat) while the vendor window is open.

AdSpace 1700.3

Saturday, September 24th, 2005
  • EnhTooltip was becoming a pain to keep compatibility with, so now it’s gone. (If you’ve still got EnhTooltip installed and aren’t running any other mods that use it, such as Auctioneer or Enchantrix, feel free to delete it.) We now have our own (much simpler) built-in tooltip hooking code. (Mostly imported from GDI’s Reagent Info, with a bit of guidance from EnhTooltip itself). This resolves the issues we were having if you upgraded to EnhTooltip 1.0.6 (or the Auctioneer 3.1 beta that includes it).
  • If you’re looking at a recipe on a vendor, we won’t clutter the tooltip with messages indicating that recipe is available at that vendor.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing the /ads info command from working.
  • Added more vendors for a few common recipes.
  • If you’re installing over a previous release, the AdSpace.xml file is no longer needed.

AdSpace 1700.2

Monday, September 19th, 2005
  • Added new recipes introduced in WoW patch 1.7. (A bunch of Zandalar stuff, and one Horde-specific cooking recipe.)
  • Updated included EnhTooltip with changes from its official 1.0.5 release.